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Justice to switch political parties, turn Republican

Justice's switch means Republicans now have control of a record 34 governorships - tying a record set almost a century ago in 1922 - and gives the GOP complete control of state government in 26 states. "I would hope we will have a better working relationship". "We are putting our coal miners back to work". Mueller's team apparently believes the money trail "could offer a more concrete path toward potential prosecution than the broader and murkier questions of collusion". Read More »

WannaCry hero indicted on six hacking-related charges


A British-based malware researcher has been indicted in connection to the " Kronos " malware which targets banks. Hutchins' charges: The Department of Justice released the allegations about Hutchins' role in the Kronos hack, claiming he helped create, spread, and maintain the hack. Read More »

Patriots Celebrate Tom Brady's 40th Birthday by Bringing Baby Goats to Camp


And it turns into a beer-chugging contest. "I'm thinking to myself, 'What the hell are you doing?'" Tom Brady is 40 years young, and as such, the media is asking what you get the QB who seemingly has it all. Brady was also being filmed at different points by video director Jimmy Dee, who took shots of him taking snaps. Conner's spot at No. 24 narrowly beats out Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson as the highest rated rookie. Read More »

Senator announces bipartisan health care hearing on Obamacare

The medicine needed to cure the ACA became clear soon after the rocky rollout of its exchanges in 2013. Alexander and Murray are working in conjunction with the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus to help craft consensus legislation but House GOP leaders have said they are not amenable to such proposals . Read More »

China: India Intrusion in Border Undermines Peace


The Chinese Foreign Ministry statement in Beijing said as much: "Yang Jiechi, state councilor, expressed China's stern positions and explicit requirements on the trespass of Indian border troops into China's territory at the Sikkim section of China-India boundary". Read More »

Russian Federation blasts U.S. sanctions as 'economic war'

Republicans refused to budge even after the White House complained that the "congressional review" infringed on Trump's executive authority. Trump's desire for better ties with Moscow has been hamstrung by the findings of USA intelligence agencies that President Vladimir Putin's government meddled in the 2016 US presidential election campaign. Read More »

Iranian Launch a Provocative Step


Iran has been at the vanguard of efforts to fight Takfiri terrorism supported by some of the USA regional allies. American President Donald Trump signed into law a new sanctions package that targets Iran, along with Russian Federation and North Korea, despite complaints that it includes "a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions". Read More »

Sunny skies, high near 88 expected on Wednesday

Tuesday and Wednesday now look like they will be partly cloudy with highs in the mid/ upper 80s and a 20-30 percent chance of thundershowers both days. Showers over central Texas northward into the central great Plains will track southward toward south Texas. A stalled front along the Gulf Coast states will move north on Thursday . Read More »

Health Care Reform Rejected as McCain and Others Oppose Obamacare


Additionally, not many Americans will support taking health insurance away from some 20 million of our citizens if the Republican plan is enacted. Alexander, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, announced that the committee would begin holding bipartisan hearings during the first week of September on the individual insurance market, which is part of Obamacare. Read More »

Venezuela's Maduro swears in National Constituent Assembly


And the economy is in ruins, with inflation spiralling above 700 percent this year, monthly salaries counted in the equivalent of tens of dollars, hunger becoming prevalent as food becomes more scarce, medicine nearly impossible to find and currency reserves fast running out. Read More »

President Donald Trump now denies he called the White House a 'dump'


The legislation includes sanctions on foreign companies investing in or helping Russian energy exploration, although the president could waive those sanctions. if it continues to prop up that regime. Donald Trump said the measure infringed on his powers to shape foreign policy adding that he could make better deals with governments than Congress. Read More »

Trump should end Obama's bailout of Congress's health care


The shares of Aetna, Anthem, Centene, Cigna, Humana, and UnitedHealth have all outperformed the overall stock market, which has had a solid run, since 2010. Many are asking for hefty hikes for 2018. Arizona Senator John McCain, whose opposition to the repeal bill helped doom it early Friday, exhorted his colleagues to seek a bipartisan fix. Read More »

Court: Democratic Governors Can Defend Obamacare Subsidies


Because the Affordable Care Act prevents insurance companies from denying people coverage because of pre-existing conditions or from charging them more when they become sick, the insurance pool in most places has skewed toward those with high medical expenses. Read More »

Political gamesmanship on funding not a solution for schools — CAPITOL FACTS


Rauner, who had set a Monday deadline for Democrats to send him the bill, has said he will use his veto authority to strip additional funding for Chicago Public Schools . Absent any of those actions, though, state education money is prevented from being distributed to school districts across IL. Emanuel on Wednesday repeated that Chicago schools would open on time. Read More »

North Korea's Kim Jong-un is a 'fool', says Philippines President Duterte


Thornton confirmed that Washington is seeking to further isolate Pyongyang, but admitted that there had not been time to convince its regional allies to update the guest list before the Manila talks. In response, the USA and its allies flew supersonic bombers and fighter jets over the Korean Peninsula on Saturday. But Shinzo Abe, the prime minister of United States treaty ally Japan, also urged Beijing to act - along with Moscow - after telephone talks with Trump on Monday Tokyo time. Read More »

Barcelona player Neymar tells team-mates he's moving to PSG


Earlier the 25-year-old arrived at the club's training ground to tell his team mates that he was moving to Paris, Catalan radio RAC1reported. If the deal falls through, Neymar will become world's most expensive player after Paul Pogba , who completed a 98 million euro move to Manchester United from Juventus . Read More »

Sam Kennedy gets promoted to Red Sox CEO, contract extension


Sale went 5 innings giving up 7 earned runs on 8 base hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts. Boston picked up reliever Addison Reed from the New York Mets prior to Monday's deadline, but the biggest boost of the day came from an offense that had been struggling to score runs while the team dropped six of eight. Read More »

Sexual harassment widespread at Australia universities


The report found , for example, that bisexual students, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and students with a disability were all more likely to be harassed and assaulted than other students. Flinders was well under the national average at 0.2 per cent, as was Adelaide with a figure of 0.8 per cent. La Trobe Vice Chancellor John Dewar said the commission's report made for "uncomfortable reading", but his university would learn from the findings. Read More »

Huckabee Blasts 'Globalist' Flake's Criticism of GOP for Supporting Trump

As Graham chatted with a reporter over a Cobb salad at Mimi's Cafe north of Phoenix, a name flashed for an incoming call on his iPhone screen: Michael Bidwill, a major donor whose family owns the NFL's Arizona Cardinals. On July 21, Sean Spicer resigned as White House press secretary. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, to eliminate the Senate filibuster and lower the threshold to pass legislation from 60 votes to a simple majority of 51, The Hill reports. Read More »

Fox News reporter fabricated quotes for Seth Rich conspiracy story, lawsuit alleges


Wheeler, who is suing Zimmerman , Butowsky and Fox News' parent company, says that Zimmerman and Butsowksy both admitted to him that the quotes attributed to him in the article were fabricated. In response to the story, Butowsky also told NPR that he was kidding about Trump's involvement. Fox News made up quotes and published stories about the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer under pressure from the White House, according to a suit filed today in NY. Read More »

GOP cynicism was evident in health-care debate


Obama's statute requires that insurers reduce out-of-pocket costs for many customers. "He will certainly look at it, but the House passed a bill, and Congressman Davis is still urging the Senate to move forward with a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare ", she said . Read More »

White House: Trump 'weighed in' on statement as 'any father would'


White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputed details of the Post report Tuesday but confirmed the president did offer his thoughts. "Only the Fake News Media and Trump enemies want me to stop using Social Media (110 million people)". The younger Trump has since said Veselnitskaya produced no incriminating information about Clinton, and that their conversation 13 months ago turned toward Moscow's complaints about US sanctions, as well as the Russian government's ... Read More »