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Congressman Smith Urges Patient with ACA "Repeal and Replace"

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Should that garner the votes necessary to advance, the chamber will launch its voterama, the process under which almost unlimited amendments can be offered on the Senate floor. The latest draft would reduce the deficits to greater degrees than the older draft: $420 billion, compared to $321 billion in the previously scored version. Read More »

Israel insists on keeping metal detectors at Al Aqsa mosque

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It lies in occupied east Jerusalem , seized by Israel in the 1967 war and later annexed in a move never recognised by the worldwide community. "They stopped us for perhaps five minutes in the hall and beat one of the doctors who was attempting to resuscitate the patient". Read More »

Jordan Spieth shoots 65 to lead British Open by three shots

Anybody? D.J.'s 64 barely made waves because it came in the wake of Grace's 62 and right as the leaders were teeing off. He had just 43 percent accuracy off the tee and he didn't hole enough putts on the back nine. An eagle on the the par-5 17th, though, got McIlroy back to 5-under for the week and back into contention - until he failed to hole a bunker shot on 18 for a birdie and finished at 5-under for the week, one shot behind Haotong Li. Read More »

The Open, Jordan Spieth Has An Electric Day 3

So it really was a complete 180", he added. Kuchar felt a similar sentiment. More than half the field broke 70 on a course that was there for the taking . They are in the next to the last pairing, tied for third place at -5. The next closest to challenging was China's Li Haotong, who had five birdies in nine holes from the eighth to get to four under. Read More »

Murkowski out on repealing ACA

Of course, the entrenched interests won't let that happen, because it will be the death knell for the insurance, pharmaceutical and health care industrial complex. This has nothing to do with health care and everything to do with maintaining the profitability of the health delivery system. Cost-sharing between the state and its counties continues to drive high property taxes. Read More »

Democrats should lead on care

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House members also held a slew of largely symbolic votes to dismantle the bill - " repeal and replace " became the mantra. Today's Perspective section offers the views of local people, including LNP editorial writer Paula Wolf , on the implications of significant cuts to Medicaid . Read More »

UN Secretary General condemns violence in Jerusalem

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In a Saturday statement , Fatah spoke glowingly of Palestinians who protested in Jerusalem on Friday. Three Palestinians were killed and 300 more were reported wounded during clashes with Israeli security forces. "These detectors are an assault to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and interference in Muslim affairs", Sabri said. Abbas announced on Friday that he would freeze all contact with Israel until Jerusalem "commits to canceling all the measures against our Palestinian people in general ... Read More »

Sessions Discussed The 2016 Campaign With Russian Ambassador

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Two conversations "were intercepted by US spy agencies, which monitor the communications of senior Russian officials both in the United States and in Russia ". That subject is prominent among several others the president addressed in almost a dozen tweets early Saturday morning. "These illegal leaks.must stop", Trump tweeted. Read More »

Sean Spicer Is Fucking PISSED At Saturday Night Live And Melissa McCarthy…

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Trump defeated Clinton for president past year and continues to criticize her, including in several tweets Saturday. "You had someone who was as despicable as Hitler, who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons", Spicer said . In response, Trump aides have floated the idea of pre-emptive presidential pardons and Trump has warned investigators not to look into his family finances. Read More »

U.S. policy could see 22m lose healthcare

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But Trump, along with Congressional Republicans, does own the healthcare bill's failure for this simple reason: His party controls the White House and Capitol Hill. Hence, letting Obamacare fail may not be an bad thing if it motivates lawmakers to act responsibly. It can be done. "We shouldn't leave town until this is complete, until this bill is on my desk and until we all go over to the Oval Office, I'll sign it and we can celebrate with the American people". Read More »

CBO: Latest health bill would leave 32M more uninsured in 2026

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Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) - have said they'd vote "no". McConnell can lose only two Republican votes. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, also a Republican, has supported both repeal-and-replace bills. The Trump administration has also used official Twitter accounts to promote Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, while the HHS website now features a banner that sends people to a page arguing that Obamacare has done "damage" to health insurance markets. Read More »

NC's replacement for HB2 is just as discriminatory to transgender people — ACLU

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State Sen. Judith Zaffirini , D-Laredo, the Senate sponsor of the statewide texting-while-driving ban that goes into effect in September, said SB 15 would be a "huge step back". "I'm disgusted by all this". At one point, a woman told the row of Senators that allowing a child to be transgender is "child abuse". Suicide rates are dramatically higher amongst transgender people, specifically when there is a lack of social or community support. Read More »

Qatar open to talks, but must do more to mend its ways

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Doha denies the claim . Subscribers said they were receiving the network of BeIN sports channels, which had been blocked since the start of the Persian Gulf crisis. They don't include any action against Al Jazeera . Arab countries had insisted that Doha should fulfill 13 precise demands including reducing diplomatic ties with Iran and supporting terrorism or specify the deadline for them to comply. Read More »

Judge's mammoth three-run homer lifts Yankees over Mariners

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The monstrous three-run shot in the fifth inning off Andrew Moore almost left the ballpark, landing in the third-to-last row of the second deck at Safeco, a place seldom, if ever, visited by baseballs, even during batting practice. Gonzales, 25, appeared in parts of three seasons with the Cardinals - 2014, 2015 and 2017 - going 4-2 with a 5.53 ERA in 12 appearances, including seven starts. Read More »

Florida teenagers laughed, mocked and filmed man as he drowned

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At one point, one of the teen boys can be heard laughing, saying "he dead". "Let him drown , what the heck", said one of the teens. "Ain't nobody fixing to help you, you dumb ass", another teen shouted as Dunn called for help. " What we've all witnessed here does not represent the citizens of our community ", said Mayor Parrish in a statement , according to the source. Police said there appeared to be little regret from the teens involved during and after the incident. Read More »

President Trump's Weekly Address With Democratic Party Response

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In response to the intercepts story about Sessions on July 21, journalist Garrett M. Graff tweeted: "Every GOP figure I've spoken to at #AspenSecurity assumes Trump leaked this to force Sessions out". Mueller's office recently formally asked the White House to preserve all documents relating to the June 2016 meeting, USA broadcaster CNN reported Friday, citing a source who had seen the letter and read parts of it to a CNN reporter. Read More »

Trump and Putin held undisclosed talks

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The two leaders' relationship is under scrutiny amid allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election. USA officials echoed that sentiment, with one saying diplomats and intelligence officials were "dumbfounded" by the president's approach, particularly given the evidence of Russia's election meddling. Read More »

Palestinians, Israeli Police In Tense Standoff Over Sacred Shrine

He gave no details, but current contacts are largely limited to security cooperation. In a Facebook post on Friday, Omar al-Abed said he was avenging what he called Israel's "desecration" of a Jerusalem shrine. Security forces fired water cannons and tear gas after rioters hurled stones and other objects outside the walls of Jerusalem's Old City. Following a shooting attack last Friday, where three Palestinian attackers and two Israeli policemen were killed , Israel closed the ... Read More »

Sarah Sanders named new White House press secretary

If President Donald Trump , who refers to the media as "fake news", wants his staff to use a more conciliatory approach with journalists, new communications director Anthony Scaramucci may be implementing such a shift - for now. He blew a kiss to the press after he left the briefing room. Spicer says of Scaramucci's hiring: "It'll be great, he's a tough guy". Donald Trump has just completed six months as the 45th president of the U.S., but there have been more upheavals in his ... Read More »

A literally resigned Sean Spicer admits SNL hurt his feelings

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer stepped down Friday, ending his brief tenure as President Donald Trump's chief spokesman as the six-month-old administration suffers from low approval ratings. A former member of the Trump transition team, he mistakenly suggested to the BBC in January that Elton John would play at the new president's inauguration. Read More »