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Obama denounces 'fundamental meanness' of Senate GOP health care bill

Obama denounces 'fundamental meanness' of Senate GOP health care bill As of Friday morning, Democrats all over the country and here in CT are speaking out about this bill from Senate republicans . Four conservative senators expressed opposition but openness to talks: Ted Cruz of Texas, Kentucky's Rand Paul , Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson from Wisconsin. [Full Article...]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Slams 'Blood Money' GOP Health Care Bill

While he admits that Obamacare is not the ideal system, he does not agree with the bill put forth. Mike Lee are now opposing the bill, stating that they might come around to supporting the same if a few changes are made to it, since their original agenda - repealing Obamacare - is not being fulfilled by the current draft of the bill. [Full Article...]

North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier

North Korea denies torturing American detainee Otto Warmbier His death fanned a conflict between the North and the United States that was already aggravated by North Korea's defiant missile launches and two nuclear tests since early previous year as part of its effort to build a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of hitting the US mainland. [Full Article...]

Protesters Arrested Following Republican Health Care Bill

Protesters Arrested Following Republican Health Care Bill For instance, the bill shifts its focus from age to income when it comes to health insurance premium assistance. "I am pleased that we were able to arrive at a draft that incorporates inputs from so many different members who represent so many different constituents who are facing so many different challenges", McConnell said after unveiling the bill. [Full Article...]

Learning From the Georgia Special Congressional Election

Meanwhile, in one of his first campaign moves, Joe Cunningham, a Democrat challenging Mark Sanford for a House seat in SC, spoke out against Pelosi the morning after the Georgia results came in. America needs better from the Democratic Party. It didn't in Georgia's 6th District, where highly educated Republicans , perhaps unnerved by last week's baseball shooting and constant talk of impeachment,... [Full Article...]

Republicans reveal bill to replace Obamacare

Republicans reveal bill to replace Obamacare Cruz and Johnson, along with Sen. Cruz is right - though his opposition does not get to the measure's many flaws. Under the Senate GOP bill , there isn't much of an incentive for people to buy health insurance unless they know they're going to use it. [Full Article...]

GOP Health Bill: Senate Leader Faces Battle for Support

GOP Health Bill: Senate Leader Faces Battle for Support Democrats are united in opposition. The subsidies enabling low-income people to buy private health insurance are expected to be linked to recipients' income in the Senate bill, a "major improvement" from a measure approved last month by the U.S. [Full Article...]

McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill After meeting with Pastor Hill's group in West Virginia, Senator Joe Manchin held a press conference to stress his concerns about the new Republican health care legislation. Sen. John Thune (S.D.), a member of leadership, said leaders would talk to the four senators about what would get them to yes. Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Rand Paul of Kentucky a... [Full Article...]

Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss The party leaders uninspiring response is that there's no point presenting a detailed legislative agenda that has no prospect of gaining any traction with the Republicans controlling the White House and Capitol Hill. But Democrats are not doing that. She has beat back all comers, including last fall, when Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of OH ran against her. Ryan fell well short but garnered dozen... [Full Article...]

North Korean officials troubled by Warmbier death

Mattis says China shares the US desire for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and "continues to work this issue". Jeffrey Fowle was detained in North Korea for six months in 2014. A surprise volley fired indiscriminately could kill almost 30,000 civilians, the study found. "Although we had no reason at all to show mercy to such a criminal of the enemy state, we provided him with medic... [Full Article...]

MSCI adds China-listed stocks to index in long-awaited move

MSCI adds China-listed stocks to index in long-awaited move Shares of iShares MSCI Frontier 100 ETF (FM) traded down 0.02% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $28.84. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing chief executive Charles Li Xiaojia said there was no reason for A shares not to be added to the MSCI index. [Full Article...]

What's next on health care draft in Congress

What's next on health care draft in Congress But it has improved health care for millions of Americans. He released this statement on Thursday after details of the Senate bill became known. "Let's be very clear. They're paying for tax cuts with American lives", the senator tweeted to 2.5 million followers with a video attached. "The Medicaid cuts are even more draconian that the House bill was, though they take effect more gradually ... [Full Article...]

GOP's challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill

Even if a trashing of Obamacare turns out as badly as liberals expect, Republican members of Congress in safe, gerrymandered districts could be insulated from the heat. The government could offer tax credits sufficient to help almost everyone buy at least catastrophic coverage, require insurers to take care of sick people at favorable rates if they had kept their insurance current, and provi... [Full Article...]

Butler trade jolts first round

They believe they are destined for National Basketball Association greatness, perhaps soon, and for that they are required to have a full-service lineup. After the 76ers selected Fultz, the Los Angeles Lakers took Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick. The Lakers used their third straight number two pick on Ball. [Full Article...]

Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill

Yesterday 43 protesters were arrested at the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell . "The chaos the Republican Party is wrecking across our health care system won't just be felt in our insurance markets but in doctor's offices, ER's and clinics across the state of in", says Myers. [Full Article...]

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Senate GOP Health Care Bill

Legislation that the Senate's leaders finally disclosed Thursday would keep billions of dollars flowing - but only for two years - to health plans that have been begging for continued help with the expense of millions of lower-income customers in ACA insurance marketplaces. [Full Article...]

Presidential Election 2017: Congress using Meira Kumar as 'sacrificial goat', says BJP

If the values were undermined, so would the Constitution, the former Lok Sabha Speaker said . According to Dalit activist Chandrabhan Prasad, the Opposition should not have made it a contest between two Dalits and instead, should have fielded a non-Dalit. [Full Article...]

Germany: Climate will last longer than Trump presidency

Germany: Climate will last longer than Trump presidency The U.S. under President Barack Obama pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. “Its astonishing, Ive never seen anything like it, ” Carl Pope, a senior advisor to Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club, said. [Full Article...]

Ward leads record American challenge at Royal Ascot

Ward leads record American challenge at Royal Ascot Coming 19 days after his Coronation Cup win at Epsom, it was O'Brien's first success of the 2017 Royal meeting. And it prompted the sort of reaction from some racing's coolest professional which indicates Highland Reel has secured a singularly sentimental spot in the affections of the Coolmore bloodstock empire. [Full Article...]

In Georgia, Handel reaches out to Democrats and thanks Trump

In Georgia, Handel reaches out to Democrats and thanks Trump Florence Reville Gibbs served in Congress from 1939 to 1941 and was the first women to represent the Peach State in the House. One Republican strategist in charge of a wealthy super PAC said of Ossoff , "He wants to play dress-up and pretend to be a grownup and say, for five years he was a national security adviser when, in fact, he's just a spoiled frat boy, playing dress-up and advocating for ... [Full Article...]


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