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Macron and the Qatar Crisis

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At the time of publication, Qatar had not immediately responded to the new propositions. As Iranian influence continues to permeate more countries, it is only natural that the Saudis perceive a threat. Al-Mouallimi added that the imposition of the previous deadline had only been "meant to help move the process forward". On Monday, the UAE denied it was behind the hack on the Qatari state news and social media websites that contributed to the current crisis. Read More »

Trump to senators: Don't leave DC until ObamaCare is repealed

A reporter said: "You don't appear currently to have the votes for that repeal plan, so if that vote fails, do you then begin working with Democrats? ". "We're not going to own it", Trump said . Lamar Alexander , R-Tenn. "I hope we succeed because we've got lots of Tennesseans who won't be able to buy insurance next year unless we do". Read More »

Trump opens election panel with demand for voter data

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They also wonder why the White House appears more concerned over widely-discredited allegations of large-scale voter fraud than the intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 campaign. An outline of commission bylaws published Tuesday, however, allows the commission to host "closed meetings" in "limited circumstances and in accordance with applicable law". Read More »

Palestinian shot dead after ramming car into Israeli troops, says military

Palestinian media reported that dozens were injured, along with two Israeli security personnel. Jordan, which administers the waqf in the holy city, demanded that Israel reopen the compound immediately. Jordan and the Waqf have said that after 1967, the Waqf remained in charge of who can enter the compound. Its employees were prevented from entering the compound for two days, during which Israel installed CCTV cameras and electronic gates in and around the area. Read More »

Rory McIlroy's confidence isn't flinching - as odds grow longer

Apart from that, don't remember much about that, apart from I didn't get many autographs. But I think it's exciting, exciting for us as players. "But it was fun to see". Cashing in: The British Open is paying its prize money in American dollars instead of British pounds for the first time. He had a big stretch at the end of the year with two majors, a World Golf Championship, the four FedEx Cup playoff events and the Presidents Cup, so he wanted to be fresh. Read More »

Let Obamacare fail: Trump's new plan

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The president's comments came after Senate Republicans had to scrap their long-awaited health care reform bill due to a lack of support. They viewed it as an overreach of the federal government and argued patients had less choice and higher premiums. Read More »

Trump Offers Strange Support For O'Care Repeal: 'Dems Scream Death'

So this is actually a very important luncheon, and it's a great honor to have you with us. Now, Democrats are brimming with a new optimism about next year's midterm elections. Bills to address the subsidy payments and CHIP would likely require 60 votes for passage, acting as a barometer of how inclined Republicans and Democrats are to work together, industry lobbyists and experts said. Read More »

Heat and humidity return to our area later this week

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The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for several counties in our area. As the heat accumulates this week, urbanized areas and brick buildings that aren't air conditioned will become increasingly intolerable, according to the weather service. Read More »

Marcel Kittel crashes out of Tour de France

The Australian just barely nudged ahead of Hagen at the last moment to win his second stage of the tour. As stage 17 continued on Wednesday night (AEST), Matthews had a big 160-point lead over German sprinter Andre Greipel . Meanwhile, Chris Froome held onto his Yellow Jersey for another day, and is entering the home stretch where one slip-up could derail him from the entire event. Read More »

The Mercedes-Benz X-class Pickup Truck Is Here

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Both diesel models are available as left- or right-hand drive vehicles with purely rear wheel drive or with engageable all-wheel drive. Under the skin the X-Class is based on the same platform that's used by the Nissan Navara and the upcoming Renault Alaskan . Read More »

Republicans helped Jerry Brown cement California's big climate initiative

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Tom Berryhill joined all Democrats in support. CALIFORNIA'S state assembly voted on Monday night to continue its " cap and trade " greenhouse gas policy - heeding dire climate-change warnings from Governor Jerry Brown . "Tonight, California stood tall and once again, boldly confronted the existential threat of our time". Last Thursday Mr Brown warned legislators if they did not renew the policy: "You're going to see mass migrations, vector diseases, forest fires, southern California ... Read More »

Here Are the GOP Senators Who Saved Obamacare (For Now)

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White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about this tweet during the White House briefing today, and said "no" when asked if Trump owned any of the blame in the bill stalling. "It is not conservatives who are the obstacle, but the Senate leader himself", Erickson wrote in a column published Tuesday in The Resurgent titled, "Mr. Read More »

Obamacare: Republicans set repeal vote as healthcare replacement plans fall apart

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Republicans need a minimum of 51 votes to pass their bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature health care law , which means they would only be able to lose two members to the opposition. She wrote: " Democrats extend the hand of friendship if Republicans will set aside repeal, abandon cuts to Medicaid , and abandon huge tax breaks for the wealthy". Read More »

US Publishes Objectives For NAFTA Update

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It is true the USA trade balance with Mexico became a deficit under NAFTA - swinging from a $1.7 billion surplus in 1993 to a $55.6 billion deficit in 2016 - but total trade with Canada and Mexico more than tripled, reaching $1.2 trillion by past year. Read More »

What's next? Senate GOP scrambles after health care flop

McConnell's biggest challenge was getting 50 Republican senators to agree to vote for a "motion to proceed" on a bill that they disagreed with - knowing that it was unlikely to be amended in ways that would make a difference to their final votes given the split between Republican conservatives and moderates and given the Democrats' refusal to cooperate. Read More »

Trans woman takes photo with Texas gov. ahead of bathroom bill debate

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Smith, who is biologically male, showed up to Abbott's reelection campaign announcement Friday to protest the state's proposed bathroom bill . The photo went viral, amassing thousands of likes and shares. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) said . In their letter , they highlighted that more than 75 companies have relocated headquarters to the region from other states and said that the success did not happen by accident or overnight. Read More »

UPDATE: McConnell will try to repeal Obamarecare without replace

The repeal and replace of former President Obama's health care legacy was at the center of President Trump's platform, and to not deliver will hurt the GOP in 2018. Moderate Republicans had also said the bill would have harmed some of their vulnerable constituents. McConnell gave up on efforts to overhaul Obamacare late on Monday after it became clear he did not have the votes. Read More »

Senator threatened with note to oppose GOP's health care bill

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There are already two public noes on that vote, as we well know - Rand Paul of Kentucky and Susan Collins of ME - which means McConnell has no votes to spare. "We must now start fresh with an open legislative process to develop innovative solutions that provide greater personal choice, protections for pre-existing conditions, increased access and lower overall costs for Kansans", Moran said in a statement. Read More »

WSJ editorial: Trump and family repeating mistakes that 'doomed' Clinton

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Even he can't possibly believe that this Senate's health care bill "strengthens and secures" Medicaid for this country's most at-risk citizens. As of January, 44 people were subject to the sanctions. This was an unforced error that was to have catastrophic consequences for her campaign. These are the "Pretty Little Liars" of American governance, just not pretty or little. Read More »

South Korea Proposes Military Talks with Pyongyang Later This Week

The offer of talks, the first since South Korea elected dovish President Moon Jae-In, came as the Red Cross in Seoul proposed a separate meeting to discuss reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War . North Koreans have been able to fully embrace the spirit of the country's "Struggle Against U.S. Imperialism" month by purchasing two new distinctly anti-American postage stamps. Read More »

Pleasant surprise from Far East: Chinese economy grows at annualized 6.9%

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But China's speedy growth - an uptick from the 6.7% it recorded previous year - will be hard to sustain in the months to come, analysts say, as the government focuses on reining in the country's rapidly ballooning debt. President Xi Jinping called for tougher regulations to crack down on financial risks during a weekend National Financial Work Conference, which sets the tone for reforms, according to state media. Read More »

May attempts to plug leaks from a Cabinet in 'anarchy'

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Rebellion appears to be brewing in the Tory ranks, says the Daily Mail , with MPs urging Prime Minister Theresa May to ease the party's austerity programme following the general election. The length of any transition would depend on how long is needed to get new systems in place in areas such as customs and immigration, but it should be a defined period and was likely to need to be "a couple of years,"Mr Hammond added. Read More »

Trump Opens 'Made In America Week' - His Own Products Are Made Abroad

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Bush , said it was unbelievable that the lawyers of the president would not warn President Trump about the matter when they found out about them. His disapproval rating has skyrocketed to an alarming 48 percent. The U.S. intelligence community alleged that Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential race past year and there were connections between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. Read More »

South asks North to hold military talks this week

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One reason that Russian Federation prefers a more conciliatory policy toward Pyongyang is self-interest. The proposal came roughly a week after Moon said the need for dialogue with North Korea was more pressing than ever to curb Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes. Read More »

Vice Presidential polls: I am not aspiring to become anything, says Naidu

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Naidu has been pitted against Gopalkrishna Gandhi whose name was endorsed by all 18 Opposition parties, including the JD (U), which is backing the NDA's candidate in the presidential poll. He paid due attention to A.P. and got many things done, and being a talented leader, he deserved to be chosen for the prestigious post. Since 1970, he has been in public life. Read More »

Lonzo Ball Says His Shoe Choices Are Fuel for Bidding War

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A lot of Ball's assists came in transition. Ball also said Lonzo Ball is open for business as far as endorsements go, with a caveat. " LaVar said it was gonna happen". Littered throughout this past June's draft are contenders for Rookie of the Year this season. Thinking of what this could mean for the regular season, we have to keep a few things in mind. Read More »

7 million Venezuelans vote against plan to rewrite constitution

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The strike call, issued on Monday, was part of what the opposition called a "final offensive" aimed at forcing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro out through early elections before his term ends in 2019. More than 100 have died in clashes and protests since April. Despite no official figures being published, some polls suggest that up to three quarters of Venezuelans disapprove of Maduro's presidency. Read More »

White House Unveils 'Made in America' Showcase amid Russia Investigation

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Similarly, many items in Trump's own clothing and home accessories are produced overseas in countries including China, Bangladesh and Mexico. "I saw some incredible machinery". July 25 will open "American Heroes" week while July 31 will be the start of "American Dream" week - though it has not been made clear what policies will be addressed during either of the events. Read More »

Sen. John McCain's surgery prompts health care vote delay

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As the nation's state leaders gathered in Providence, R.I., this weekend for their annual summer meeting, numerous Trump administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, sought to convince governors to support the Senate's Obamacare repeal bill. Read More »

Trump Jr. pitch was part of broad Russian effort

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Before coming to Hamburg, Mr. Trump visited Warsaw, Poland, and delivered to mass plaudits a speech with a strong warning to Russia to "cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine", which was duly noted in the Kremlin (Newsru.com, July 7). Read More »

Secret Service issues statement on Donald Trump Jr. meeting

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Some President Donald Trump supporters argue the campaign did nothing wrong, claiming most campaigns would have done the same. Cobb is said to be related to the deceased baseball Hall of Famer of the same name. He also said that the responsibility for Donald Jr.'s initial incomplete statement about the meeting lies with Trump's son and not the president. The emails show music promoter Rob Goldstone telling the future United States president's son that "the crown prosecutor of ... Read More »