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Is the new health care act boon or bane?

House Republicans are, in a way, taking that approach to the logical next step by spreading the healthcare costs of those with preexisting conditions onto a much bigger group: all USA taxpayers. However, President Trump is so sure certain of their victory that he's already signed the bill preemptively, without the Senate having spoken their mind yet. Read More »

Acting FBI director contradicts White House's claim about Comey's support within bureau

Two weeks ago, Rod J. Rosenstein received the bipartisan confidence of the vast majority of the Senate during his confirmation as deputy attorney general. But he didn't fire Director Comey then. "The FBI has been in turmoil", Trump told NBC in his first interview since his abrupt firing on Tuesday of Comey, who was leading an investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Moscow. Read More »

Donald Trump to launch panel to investigate voter fraud

The President was asked about the claims again on March 22 during an interview with Time magazine about truth and falsehoods. Trump quietly signed an executive order on the matter Thursday. Trump supporter Joe Walsh said, "Let's fix it", and others echoed that sentiment despite the complexity of the issue at the state level. KOBACH: Yeah. Read More »

Trump creates panel to investigate voter fraud

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Voting rights activists are concerned that the commission will be used to justify more state legislation to impose restrictions on voting, such as strict identification requirements. States, mostly controlled by Republican legislatures, have adopted more election laws, including voter ID, in recent years. It was also Kobach who helped design President George W. Read More »

Trump threatens Democrats with a 'good' government 'shutdown'

He pointed out that if a Republican-only bill were passed out of the House, it wouldn't make it through the Senate, where it would need 60 votes, and thus, some Democratic support. Democrats could have held up any deal in the Senate with a filibuster, since Republicans only have a 52-seat majority and would need 60 votes to move legislation forward. Read More »

Senators express shock over Comey firing and demand answers

The New York Times on Wednesday cited administration officials as confirming that the White House and Justice "had been working on building a case against Mr. "That time is right now", Senator Schumer said after the news broke. Comey is not expected to provide formal testimony, but it's going to be very interesting to see how the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director and the White House respond to the invitation, especially because the president's own words may end up ... Read More »

Obama unveils plans to build presidential center in Chicago

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He announced he and former first Lady Michelle Obama will personally donate $2 million to summer job efforts in Chicago. Obama did not engage in politics during the event, clearly putting the focus on the Presidential Center and not once mentioning President Donald Trump. Read More »

Trump triumphs again with conservative judge picks

President Trump will name almost a dozen judges as nominees for key posts as he works to pack the nation's federal courts with more conservative voices. Larsen, a former professor at the University of Michigan law school, has served on the Michigan Supreme Court bench since September 2015 and has written majority opinions in five cases. Read More »

Trump says he planned to fire Comey 'regardless' of Justice recommendation

Schiff is part of that investigative committee. McCabe's willingness to cut against White House talking points may reflect an understanding that he may not serve for long as acting director. Ms Sanders said the president had been thinking about firing Mr Comey for months, "and I think Wednesday was the final straw that pushed him, and the recommendation that he had gotten from the Deputy Attorney General" solidified and reaffirmed his choice. Read More »

Allison Janney slams fake news at Not The White House Correspondent's Dinner

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While the annual gathering of journalists took place, Trump was "over 100 miles away" at rally in Pennsylvania to where he addressed the crowd saying, "There is no other place I would rather be". "I'm amazed you guys even showed up". A contraption called Trump Unity Bridge stands outside as Trump supporters wait in line for hours ahead of the April 29, 2017, rally of President Trump in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania . Read More »

School Budget Vote 2017: What You Need to Know

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The district expects to receive a 4 percent increase in state funding and a 3 percent increase in property tax revenue from new growth, Bills said, which will help along with a projected 1,200 new students. According to the district's website, this proposed budget was created to "preserve the outstanding quality of education for students within the district". Read More »

GOP Invites Female Senator to Health Care Working Group

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Democrats continued to grill the GOP on their handling of health care Tuesday. Sen. Susan Collins, for example. "By the way, we're a long ways from having a product completed", Rounds said , one week after the U.S. Says Capito: "We should have open meetings". Portman and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., are among senators on McConnell's 13-member working group from states that expanded Medicaid. Read More »

Police searching for missing baby, mother out of Hampton

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No one has seen or heard from Keir since, which is unusual, according to her family. The mother and child has been identified as Keir and Chloe Johnson. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, tee shirt, and glasses. Anyone with information that can help police find them is encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757-727-6111 or the anonymous Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Read More »

New Orleans begins to remove second Confederate monument

This time it was of Jefferson Davis, the former President of the Confederacy, but who was also a West Point graduate, a hero of the Mexican-American War, and the United States Secretary of War. Critics of the monuments say they foster racism by celebrating leaders of the Confederacy in the pro-slavery South during the U.S. Civil War. Allison Hunt, who lives in Mid-City, said she's surprised it "took so long" to remove the Confederate president's monument. Read More »

Tillerson calls for balancing U.S. security interests, values

It was the top U.S. diplomat's first ministerial meeting with all members of the regional bloc. Earlier, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Southeast Asia Patrick Murphy said the South China Sea issue will also be addressed and talked about "very frankly" during the special meeting. Read More »

In Final Letter To Staff, Comey Lauds FBI As 'Rock Of Competence'

Some commentators and newspapers, including The New York Times , have suggested the President disposed of Mr Comey in a frantic bid to prevent his own impeachment. President Trump was active on social media Wednesday night, asking Democrats via Twitter "WHAT CHANGED?" "(They) have said some of the worst things about James Comey , including the fact that he should be fired, but now they play so sad". Read More »

Trump environmental chief to prioritize toxic sites' cleanup

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In the letter, the two agency heads outline the steps being taken to rewrite the rule and reinforce the need for partnerships with the states. Administrator Scott Pruitt is pushing officials to streamline and speedup the Superfund process to cleanup the nation's most polluted sites, a problem highlighted by The Daily Caller News Foundation's Investigative Group in 2016. Read More »

Connecticut Bans 'Ex-Gay' Therapy To Minors

In New York, similar bills have died in the State Senate. It makes CT to become the ninth jurisdiction to pass laws to ban the harmful practice. "No child should be subjected to this abusive practice", said HRC President Chad Griffin. To the contrary, research has clearly shown that these practices pose devastating health risks for LGBTQ young people such as depression, decreased self-esteem, substance abuse, homelessness, and even suicidal behavior. Read More »

US Justice Department to probe police shooting of Texas teen

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Oliver, along with another officer, had responded to reports of underage drinking at a house party in Balch Springs, a predominantly black and Hispanic city about 15 miles (25 km) from Dallas, according to court papers. A representative for the Department of Justice could not be reached for comment. "We want to know this police officer". The meeting is scheduled to take place Thursday afternoon in Dallas. Read More »

Trump's Muslim ban statement removed from official website

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A lower judge's ruling dealt Trump a blow by freezing his second attempt to close USA borders to citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Responding the acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall said the second travel ban removed any link to religion and insisted the president must be allowed to act to defend national security, whatever he said during the campaign. Read More »

14 killed by storms and flood in United States

In addition, a volunteer fire chief was killed "when he was struck by a vehicle shortly before 4 a.m. while checking water levels" on a highway in the north of the state. The storms were among several in parts of the South and Midwest. Interstate 20 Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Canton's showroom and maintenance facility were decimated in the storm. Read More »

Cruz: 'Catastrophic' if Senate fails to pass ObamaCare repeal

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This was one example of ways that Obama actively campaigned for the overhaul effort. The bill makes some major changes to the current bill, known popularly or otherwise as Obamacare. In other areas, retired union coal miners won a $1.3 billion provision to preserve health benefits for more than 22,000 retirees. Finally, between an interview with Wolf Blitzer on Thursday and another with the Buffalo News , New York Rep. Read More »

Revised GOP health care bill won't make Trump 100-day mark

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Congressional leaders expressed optimism that an agreement on the longer-term spending package was within reach. Information for this article was contributed by Thomas Kaplan and Robert Pear of The New York Times and by Erica Werner, Alan Fram, Andrew Taylor, Mary Clare Jalonick and Kevin Freking of The Associated Press. Read More »