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Senate health care bill includes major Medicaid cuts

The "per-capita cap" on Medicaid dollars to states would limit Medicaid funding based on the populations of the states themselves, "and then connects yearly increases to formulas that would provide even less to those in need than the House bill", the bishop stated. Read More »

Opp chooses Meira Kumar as its Prez candidate

Various other opposition parties, which were nearly sidelined by the NDA-led BJP Government as it announced Ram Nath Kovind as their presidential candidate. Other leaders who attended the session were Sitaram Yechury and D Raja, DMK's Kanimozhi and National Conference's Omar Abdullah. The Bahujan Samaj Party ( BSP ) was represented by Satish Mishra. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi is beside the point

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A group of her critics met Thursday in New York Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice's office, though it was not clear what if anything would come of it. The apparent effectiveness of such attacks alarmed some fellow Democrats, and they show no signs of letting up. She continues to command a great degree of loyalty from many House Democrats, and allies dismissed the idea that her position was in any kind of jeopardy. Read More »

Pelosi And Schumer Are Good For GOP

As NBC News reported, Republican Karen Handel, who defeated Ossoff, even ran an ad in Spanish attacking Pelosi, while an outside group aired another featuring San Franciscans thanking Ossoff for his campaign. The N.Y. Times " lead print story, "Democrats Fume As Georgia Loss Deepens Discord", by Alex Burns and Jonathan Martin, carries this memorable online headline: "Democrats Seethe After Georgia Loss: "Our Brand Is Worse Than Trump'". Read More »

Turkish exports to Qatar triple during Gulf crisis

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Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television , curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply. Read More »

Israel Starts Work on New Settlement Regardless of US Peace Efforts

Israel says seven Arabs were arrested over a plot to kill army officers for the Islamic militant Hamas that rules Gaza to avenge the killing of one its members. Nickolay Mladenov stressed that the United Nations considers settlement activities illegal under global law. Mr Trump condemned the decision at the time. Read More »

No difference between good and bad terrorists, India tells BRICS

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The 2017 BRICS Games marked an important consensus reached at the 8th BRICS Summit in Goa, India and also the first comprehensive multilateral sports and culture exchanges under the framework of BRICS cooperation. "The UN made some adjustments to its institutions on terrorism in its Secretariat in a view to further integrating the forces, increasing the UN inputs in counter-terrorism and better coordinating its members' cooperation on counter-terrorism", he added. Read More »

Charlie Dent 'concerned' by Senate health care bill

It would put health care out of reach for many middle-income Americans. But the 142-page draft would allow states to drop several benefits which are now mandated, such as maternity care and hospital services, and also would abolish the requirement for most Americans to have health insurance . Read More »

Other Views: Bad day for the Democrats

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I think it's time for a new generation of leadership". "If we had even a little Democrat support, just a little, like a couple of votes - you would have everything", he told the crowd. Trump wrote, referring to Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer . Pelosi brushed off the tweet, contending that Trump hadn't actually written it himself because "it's a classic Republican line". Read More »

Trump Says He Hopes Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out

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There was at least one voice of reason in the Democratic Party, in the person of Sen. A loss in Georgia, after Democratic donors across the country (okay, mostly in California) gave time and money to try to stick it to Trump, is a significant momentum-killer. Read More »

Blasts in Pakistan cities, 43 killed

He said officers were still trying to determine whether it was a vehicle bomb. This comes as more than twenty people were killed in a similar incident in Parachinar city late in the month of March this year. Police immediately cordoned off the area on the Gulistan Road. Four of those killed were police officers, while nine security officials were among the wounded, said Fareed Sumalan, a doctor at the Civil Hospital. Read More »

Dozen frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi

Asked if that meant Pelosi should go, Moulton - who backed Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan's challenge to Pelosi's leadership post a year ago - said: "I think that's a question for the caucus to decide". But Trump won the district by only 1.5 percentage points in 2016, and his national approval rating now stands below 40 percent. "But we have made a decision about where we're going on healthcare". Read More »

Around 100 people feared buried in China landslide

It fell onto the village of Xinmo , blocking a two kilometre section of river. The landslide struck Xinmo, a village in Sichuan Province, early in the morning. Landslides are a frequent danger in rural and mountainous parts of China, particularly at times of heavy rains. It occurred in a hilly area of Sichuan, inhabited by Tibetans and another minority, the Qiang people. Read More »

US President Donald Trump says travel ban ruling comes at 'dangerous time'

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco was reviewed a March ruling by a Hawaii-based federal judge that blocked parts of Trump's order. Trump Administration lawyers asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to arrange a schedule to have the Justices consider the new appeals on the presidential restrictions on immigration next week - on June 22. Read More »

Iran's Leader Orders Missile Strikes on ISIS in Syria

Activists in Syria told AP they had no immediate information on damage or casualties from the strikes, which the Guards claim successfully hit their targets. IRNA reported that on Sunday night the IRGC, "in retaliation, bombarded Daesh positions in Deir Ez-Zor province" to 'punish the Daesh and manifest Iran's resolve to pursue military and non-military goals, ' according to Rahimi. Read More »

Over 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide

The landslide blocked a 1.24 mile (2km) section of a river. An emergency response "to the first class catastrophic geological disaster" is under way. On January 22, 12 people in Hubei province were killed when 3,000 cubic metres of debris tumbled down a slope behind the three-storey hotel. It occurred in a hilly area of Sichuan, inhabited by Tibetans and another minority, the Qiang people. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy expected to weaken

As of about 4 a.m. CDT Thursday, the storm was centered about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west-southwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and is moving north near 12 mph (19 kph). Altogether, about one to two inches of rain are likely in the Washington region, ending before noon Saturday , with locally heavier amounts up to two to four inches - especially in areas to our west and into the mountains. Read More »

'Bihar CM Nitish Kumar committed historic blunder,' says Lalu Prasad Yadav

Why did they not care for Bihar ki beti then?" he asked after visiting Prasad's residence in the evening to attend an Iftar party where he was warmly greeted by the host and Deputy Chief Minister Tejawsi Yadav. The RJD strongman, whose party along with the Congress is in a coalition government with Nitish Kumar's JD-U in Bihar, said while he would request Kumar to reconsider the matter, there would be no threat to the state government, which would continue despite the JD-U's decision. Read More »

Georgia Special Election Ends in Disappointment for Democrats

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And for some , they point to questions about how their leaders, and Pelosi in particular, have fallen short in crafting an economic message that can counter Trump and yield election victories. "I am also very well aware of another obligation that comes with tonight's decision by the voters, the obligation of being the first Republican woman elected to Congress from the great state of Georgia ", Handel said in her victory speech Tuesday night. Read More »

Theresa May To Present Brexit Plans To EU Leaders

Mrs May caused outrage when she indicated she would offer a vote on lifting the ban during the election campaign, in a moment that came to epitomise her administration's departure from the centre ground. "Austerity and inequality are choices, they are not necessities", he said. While powers will be revised, there was no mention of police resources. Read More »

Angelina Jolie Spends World Refugee Day in Kenya

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It is where she's done a significant amount of charity work, and the 42-year-old has no desire to slow down. Award-winning Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie marked this year's World Refugee Day in Kenya with a call to peacekeepers to prevent rather than perpetrate rape and sexual violence on vulnerable people . Read More »