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Bill Maher: Trump's health care plan 'was always bait and switch'

On Friday's broadcast of HBO's " Real Time ", host Bill Maher stated that the House Freedom Caucus proposed changes to the American Health Care act to make the bill "more attractive to psychopaths". "I know you real Americans hate being called stupid", said Maher. Perhaps, he said, they should stick to other things they're good at, like "screaming into the phone at talk radio, naming buildings after Reagan, [and] secret gay sex at highway rest stops". Read More »

White House budget director

Under the Affordable Care Act, every health insurance plan sold in the United States must cover them. When asked what a pregnant woman whose state didn't cover maternity care should do, Mulvaney said: "You can figure out a way to change the state you live in". Read More »

Security In NYC Remains Tight In Wake Of London Attack


Get free real-time news alerts from the New York City Patch. He added: "Strategically-placed resources have also been implemented throughout NYC". The events that unfolded are being thoroughly investigated and we all stand together to show that we will not be defeated by terrorism, the minister for global development said. Read More »

Trump blames Democrats for failed healthcare bill

But they will have to do it without the momentum of victory on health care. For Republicans Friday wasn't just bad. Graham has been a frequent critic of the Affordable Care Act and reinforced that Saturday. The bill would have ended Obama's Medicaid expansion and trimmed future federal financing for the federal-state program, letting states impose work requirements on some of the 70 million beneficiaries. Read More »

Durham woman searches for missing wedding dress


On Tuesday, Gelbert posted on Facebook about the well-intentioned mishap, with a shot of herself in the MIA gown, which she and her husband are still paying off, she noted. They contacted the store, but the dress was no longer there. "We got confirmation that one of the employees remembered selling it this past Saturday", she said. Read More »

Gunshots fired in burglary of store at Bellagio in Las Vegas


The Bellagio was put on lockdown for 30 minutes after the incident. Witnesses originally reported hearing gunshots but police say it appears that was the sound of the glass breaking. The witness who shared the photo told theNew York Daily News that the suspect was yelling to people,"Get out!" According to police, parts of the hotel and casino remained closed during the investigation. Read More »

Patriots to attend White House ceremony on April 19


President Trump is expected to meet with trucking industry stakeholders, including drivers and carriers, on Thursday to discuss healthcare, says Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer. The White House said meetings like that are a normal part of the economic advisers' job. Carbon taxes or other pricing mechanisms for greenhouse gases have always been popular among Democrats and some conservative economists as a simple way to discourage the use of fossil fuels and fight climate change. Read More »

Man Steals Ambulance, Fatally Runs Over Latina EMT


Gonzalez was charged with three counts of murder, grand larceny and operating a motor vehicle while impaired, the Post reports , and an arraignment is scheduled for Friday. "We lost more than a patient advocate". Authorities are not releasing the victim's name pending notification of family members. He lives down the street from Arroyo, at a building run by Volunteers of America that houses homeless people or those who are cosidered "at risk". Read More »

Why are Republicans moving so fast on health care?

At least 35 Republicans still plan to vote against the bill, according to CBS News. National survey data from Fox News, Public Policy Polling, and the Kaiser Family Foundation showed most of the country souring on the GOP's American Health Care Act , which some call "Trumpcare". Read More »

101 shooting sends man to hospital


The suspects were described as two Hispanic men in black bandannas driving what looked like a Dodge Charger with the word "HEMI" in large black letters on the left side, Lee said. The closure was moved to the state Highway 280/680 split, according to Lee. It was unclear when the freeway would reopen. The CHP estimates there have been 80 shootings on Bay Area freeways since 2015. Read More »

CHP reports two fatal crashes on I


The collision resulted in a traffic backup that triggered two other crashes, which left a second person dead and another hospitalized in unknown condition. CHP officers say a white colored sedan collided with the pedestrian, and continued northbound. Shortly after the man was hit by the first vehicle, he was also struck by a 29-year-old Oakley man driving an Audi SUV and a 22-year-old Concord woman driving a Toyota Corolla. Read More »

Trump's defence: I'm president, you're not


In this way, Trump was surprisingly consistent with statements he has made in the past. Throughout the interview, Trump's defense when confronted with one of his lies is to shift blame to the media. "Brexit, I was totally right about that", he said. "How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process", Trump had tweeted. Read More »

Connecticut Delegation Awaiting Major Health Care Vote


So presumably conservatives who wanted more of a complete repeal of Obamacare could, in theory, vote for the bill in the House and then vote against the final House-Senate conference report in case the reports about the parliamentarian's flexibility were in error or just a ruse. Read More »

NYC mayor wants to put allegations behind him


The disclosure that neither the mayor nor his administration or campaign aides will face charges is a victory for the mayor, though perhaps a tainted one for the first-term Democrat who has been dogged by media reports about the investigations, and who is gearing up to run for reelection in November. Read More »

Sen. Hirono on House Republicans' Failed Effort on TrumpCare


While far more Democrats than Republicans agreed with that statement, there were significant changes by income: A majority of Republicans (52 percent) with annual incomes under $30,000 agreed with the proposition (up from 31 percent in 2016), as did over a third of Republicans making $30,000 to $74,999 (up from 14 percent in 2016). Read More »

AHCA would reduce insured rate, increases costs in NM

UPDATE: Aides to Arkansas Congressman Bruce Westerman tell KTAL NBC 6 that he'll be voting for the AHCA. Leaders from around Washington state were quick to voice their opinions Friday after House Republican leaders pulled legislation meant to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act . Read More »

Siri 108 Prank Could Mean A Call to '911'


The posts ask users to close their eyes because there is a five-second window where a user can press cancel, in case a call was placed accidentally. And Sergeant Brad O'Dell of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office says don't do it. "It's a prank call when someone calls 9-1-1 for a joke, or calls 9-1-1 and hangs up". If 9-1-1 lines or call takers are busy with prank calls, someone with a real emergency may not be able to get the help they need. Read More »

Teen dies trying to jump between rooftops


Both were rushed to the hospital where the 13-year-old was pronounced dead. Police found the boys behind the building. His older pal survived the fall, and was at the same hospital in serious condition Friday night, with injuries to his pelvis, police said. Read More »

One Injured, One Dead After Shooting on Vegas Bus


There is no active shooter and the suspect is believed to be on a bus on Las Vegas Boulevard, police said. Metro Police work a shooting situation on the Strip March 25. Police say that there is no current active shooter inside the hotel. Developing story - more to come. Three men, one of which was wearing a pig mask, were taken into custody in that incident early Saturday. Read More »

Scattered showers, chilly this weekend


So yes, quite a change for us in the past 24 hours. A wind advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Friday for New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the North Shore. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. A 10 percent chance of showers after 11am. Sunday .Not as cool. Cloudy. A break in the rain is in store for Monday morning with a small chance of some showers in the afternoon. Read More »

CBO releases revised estimates for GOP healthcare bill


The estimate for uninsured in 2026 under the current law is 28 million, meaning that 24 million would be added to the ranks of the uninsured if the law is enacted. The bill also now gives states the option of imposing a work requirement on some Medicaid recipients and would let states chose a limited block grant for Medicaid funds in exchange for more flexibility in running their programs. Read More »