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Senate Republicans Alter Health Care Bill To Avoid 'Death Spiral'

Senate Republicans Alter Health Care Bill To Avoid 'Death Spiral' The Senate proposal would cut $772 billion from Medicaid between now and 2026. Senate leaders could use some of those savings to attract moderate support by making Medicaid and other provisions in their measure more generous, though conservatives would prefer using that money to reduce federal deficits. [Full Article...]

Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations

Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations Marco Rubio said President Donald Trump's new policy on Cuba will strengthen Cuban citizens while undermining the country's military, The Washington Examiner reported Sunday. However, notwithstanding much hype both by Mr. Trump - who boasted that he was "canceling" Mr. Obama's "deal" - and by his detractors, what the president actually pledged Friday was little more than a policy twea... [Full Article...]

Unpacking the CBO Score for the Senate Health Bill

The Senate bill would penalize states like New Jersey that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act , though it would phase out the extra funding from 2021 to 2024 rather than at the end of 2019 as in the House bill. "I don't think they're that far off". Several Republicans have spoken out about the secrecy of the Senate bill, and its aggressive timeline. "I would hope ... [Full Article...]

Key Republican senators jeopardize GOP's push to pass Obamacare replacement this week

Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said of the votes needed for passage. In this case, both have two specific, and related, concerns causing them heartburn on the health bill: The prevalence of opioid addiction in their states, and their constituents' reliance on Medicaid. [Full Article...]

State Medicaid Directors: Senate Bill's Cuts To Program Are 'Unworkable'

State Medicaid Directors: Senate Bill's Cuts To Program Are 'Unworkable' According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the bill would also give $33 billion in tax cuts to the 400 wealthiest USA households. The findings set the stage for a short yet intense debate among Republicans, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell having to win over 50 of his 52 Republican senators to pass the bill this week. [Full Article...]

BMW announces $600M expansion as it celebrates 25 years

BMW announces $600M expansion as it celebrates 25 years Moreover, BMW has already announced the X3 is going to lose its combustion engine in 2020 when an all-electric version will be launched . This features a twin-turbo 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine, which produces 355bhp and goes from 0-62mph in just 4.8 seconds; aided by the launch-control system, this is exactly the same time the Porsche Macan Turbo takes to do the same sprint. [Full Article...]

GOP: Special Election Victories Boost Trump's Legislative Agenda

GOP: Special Election Victories Boost Trump's Legislative Agenda Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill. Vela said that Nancy isn't the only reason that Jon lost, but she is one of the reasons. "We are the party that stands up for working families and the middle class, yet many of them are not voting for us". Instead, the victory gave the majority party a sigh of relief, for now - and emboldened the president. The Democrats' problem is that they are intellectually and moral... [Full Article...]

A Key Republican Just Came Out Against the Senate Health Care Bill

A Key Republican Just Came Out Against the Senate Health Care Bill Currently, five conservatives and moderates are publicly opposed to the Senate bill, with others' public statements on the matter all but voicing outright opposition. A person making $26,500 would pay more for coverage under the Senate law at ages 21, 40 and 64. This was supposedly an oversight, and earlier today McConnell announced a new provision that after a certain date would lock ... [Full Article...]

Top Republican to press for $705 billion defense budget

Top Republican to press for $705 billion defense budget The Senate bill would roll back much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. It's facing opposition not only from some Republican senators, but also from all Senate Democrats , a slew of governors from both parties, the majority of the healthcare industry, hospitals, doctors, nurses, patient advocacy groups, the U.S. [Full Article...]

UAE minister says Qatar's isolation could last 'years'

UAE minister says Qatar's isolation could last 'years' Qatar shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia, and relies heavily on food imports, much of it from Gulf countries. The crisis has raised major concerns over instability in the region. Qatar's state-funded pan-Arab news channel Al Jazeera showed footage of a column of armoured personnel carriers moving through the streets. Turkey's open support to Qatar is a choice based on its economic... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case

Missouri is one of approximately three dozen states with a constitutional ban on spending state money on any religious institution. Justices Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas chose not sign onto a footnote that said the court's approval of funding for Trinity Lutheran only applied to playground funding and not parochial schools overall. [Full Article...]

Susan Collins says she doesn't support GOP health bill

Susan Collins says she doesn't support GOP health bill Also on Sunday, Kellyanne Conway claimed, on ABC News, that the Senate bill wouldn't cut Medicaid , the federal program that provides health care to poor families, even though the legislation states in black and white that it will roll back the expansion of the program that took effect under the Affordable Care Act. [Full Article...]

Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms

The change is aimed at helping insurance companies and the insurance market by discouraging healthy people from waiting to buy a policy until they get sick. Debate should begin as early as Tuesday. As much as there is talk of civility and a return to things like regular order in Congress , there is too much of a concern among the Republican leadership and Trump Administration that Congress coul... [Full Article...]

US Supreme Court gives go-ahead to narrower immigration, refugee ban

Federal courts initially reversed it, but as of Monday the Supreme Court said it will hear the case against the ruling. The court did leave one category of foreigners protected, those "with a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States", the court said in an unsigned opinion . [Full Article...]

New study casts doubt on the benefit of Seattle's $15 minimum wage

New study casts doubt on the benefit of Seattle's $15 minimum wage Which brings us to Seattle's hard-left city counsel - home to such lovely characters as this woman - deciding in 2014 to ignore pleas from the business community and hike the minimum wage within their jurisdiction to $15 per hour . [Full Article...]

Personal chemistry key as Trump meets India PM for 1st time

Although, as reported by the NDTV, the U.S. and India had changed their earlier stand of no questions allowed - instead, after a joint statement is issued on their meeting, each leader was expected to take one question selected in advance. [Full Article...]

London tower blaze death toll spikes to 79

London tower blaze death toll spikes to 79 And Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed that cheap cladding believed to have been used on the tower is BANNED on high-rise buildings. Just five of those lost have been identified since the fire tore through the block last Wednesday and police warned some are so badly burned they may never be named. [Full Article...]

Nintendo announces Classic Mini Super Nintendo Entertainment System, launching September 29th

Nintendo announces Classic Mini Super Nintendo Entertainment System, launching September 29th It works as both a TV-linked console and a handheld portable device. Consumers and Nintendo fans will be able to warp back to the 90's for another nostalgic experience with added perks. For those who aren't aware, Star Fox 2 was originally in production for the SNES but was later canceled by Nintendo in 1995. The brand is seeking redemption for its other failures and is hoping to compe... [Full Article...]

BMW X3 Arrives With Updated Looks, Comfier Cabin

BMW X3 Arrives With Updated Looks, Comfier Cabin Should that not be enough, the first-ever M Performance X3 is blessed with a larger 3.0-litre inline-six engine pushing out 355 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque through the same gearbox. BMW has added features including LED headlights and tail lights as standard, along with a powered tailgate as standard, but it's the X3's options list that really impresses, taking cues from the 5 Series and 7 Ser... [Full Article...]

Trump, Modi seek rapport despite friction on trade, immigration

Any differences over issues such as immigration and climate change were kept behind closed doors and they instead vowed to work more closely on combatting terrorism, the war in Afghanistan and defense cooperation. "As our economy grows. we can potentially create a lot of jobs for Americans in the United States", he said. While the Trump administration hopes to "deepen" its relationship with Indi... [Full Article...]


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