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Senate GOP health bill would cut Medicaid, erase tax increases, reports say

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The Senate bill also proposes eliminating many ACA taxes, and the employer penalties associated with the employer and individual mandates would be repealed retroactively, dating back to the start of 2016. "They took a House bill that that didn't reduce the cost of premiums, that didn't expand health coverage for all, that didn't protect people with pre-existing conditions and that nobody liked, and nobody wanted, and doubled down on it". Read More »

President Trump says he didn't tape conversations with Comey

And when Trump himself was asked about it at a news conference this month, he promised to answer the question at a time of his choosing. Or is there any recording or ... A reporter asked: "When will you tell us about the recordings?" "Don't worry", Trump said. On Thursday they "rejected an assertion by Deutsche Bank that privacy laws prevent it from sharing information about President Donald Trump's finances, as they investigate possible collusion between his campaign team and Russian ... Read More »

Trump Tweets he has no James Comey recordings

The Secret Service had said it had no audio copies or transcripts of any tapes recorded within Mr Trump's White House, according to a freedom of information request submitted by The Wall Street Journal . That tweet apparently backfired on the president. "I don't think so", she said. "Not that I'm aware of", Sanders said. "I have not sat down and talked to him about that specific thing", Spicer said. Read More »

Karen Handel speaks to FOX 5 following 6th District win

Let's also not forget that there was another special election in South Carolina's 5th yesterday - a district that's even more Republican than Georgia's 6th - and in that race Republican Ralph Norman prevailed over Democrat Archie Parnell by just three points , 51% to 48%. Read More »

Special Counsel Robert Mueller meets with House Russia investigators

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However, contrary to the commander-in-chief's believe, his top legal team member, Jay Sekulow , insisted that the president was not under investigation and appeared on several morning shows on Sunday denying Trump's message. Himes says interviews are still being scheduled and documents being reviewed. President Trump is now in the grip of this situation. "Now in this environment with a Justice Department where 97 percent of the donations previous year went to Hillary - 97 percent - ... Read More »

Watch crowd shout 'Trump! Trump! Trump!' at victory speech

Joe Webb, a Handel supporter from Marietta, wore a red "Make America Great Again" hat throughout Handel's victory party. Handel, an establishment Republican and former state secretary of state, defeated Democratic challenger and political novice Jon Ossoff by about five percentage points, multiple U.S. Read More »

Congressman Ryan says party's message is why Democrats losing elections

Democrats invested millions in the costliest House race, but Republican Karen Handel beat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday. The ads were successful; Democrats lost all four races. "We don't have a strong economic message", he said. "I think I'm worth the trouble". She said she is not interested in running for Pelosi's post or other leadership posts, but said there are discussions among some Democrats about next steps. Read More »

Obamacare gets higher marks than House GOP overhaul, poll finds

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The unveiling of the 142-page bill marks the first time that the majority of senators get a look at the plan to overhaul America's health care system. The Senate proposal would change the way the government pays for Medicaid and roll back the expansion after three years. Under current law, federal money matches funds to states, and adjusts accordingly. Read More »

GOP winning streak continues in Georgia

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Along with earlier wins in Kansas and Montana, Republicans are enjoying a special election sweep in House races over Democrats this year, albeit in Republican hotbeds. Ossoff told his supporters: 'The fight goes on'. "It will only get better in 2018". Political commentator Tucker Carlson nailed it: "Democrats still have no idea why they keep losing elections". Read More »

Vox Criticizes 'White Gay Men' For Opposition To Inclusive Flag Design

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Each color of the rainbow on the flag represents something specific about and for the LGBT community . Jones said Baker originally designed the flag with more colors, and he welcomed all kinds of variations. discriminatory) legislation. Matt Rood, Mr Gay England 2017 and founder of Pride Families said: 'As a former foster carer, I know how rewarding - and challenging - parenting can be. Read More »

Sheriff: Lawmen 'desperately' searching for killer inmates

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Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Gregory Dozier said, "Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of two of our officers, who are our family, and our priority is to locate these fugitives and bring them to justice for this heinous act against those working to protect the public". Read More »

Bernie Sanders: GOP health care bill 'most harmful' ever

That law extended the program to some low-income Americans above the poverty level. "It appears cost-sharing reductions will be funded through December 2019 and I think that's good news for our citizens and ... Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said the mood in the room made for an "interesting morning, a little tense". Investigators said that after his arrest the suspect, identified as Amor Ftouhi, said something like "you have killed people in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and we are all going to ... Read More »

Chauncey Billups has second meeting with Cleveland Cavaliers

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The Cavaliers have been in search of a new general manager and face for their front office since David Griffin parted ways with the defending Eastern Conference champions on Monday. Billups is very close friends with Cavs coach Ty Lue, and the challenge of being objectively critical is - not surprisingly - something to consider. Read More »

Handel looks to unify voters after crucial Congressional win

Speaking to a crowd of supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Wednesday night, Donald Trump made sure to praise the Republican victories, but taking multiple shots at the Democratic Party for allegedly being " obstructionists ". Democrats had been hoping to make inroads with many of those in the group termed reluctant Trump voters. Georgia's 6th Congressional District has always been a Republican stronghold. Read More »

Sen. Ron Johnson opposes Senate Health Care bill

The Senate health care plan differs in that it would dispense with the House stipulation that federal tax credits could not be used to buy insurance plans that covered abortion . McConnell worked for weeks behind closed doors to amend the House measure. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated the House bill would kick 23 million people off their healthcare plans. Read More »

In video, girl begs mother for quiet after Castile shooting

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TIM NELSON, BYLINE: The fatal encounter started on a suburban street just outside Minneapolis . A heartbreaking new video has emerged showing the daughter of Philando Castile's financee crying after he was shot dead by a policeman. NELSON: He fired seven times. "I wasn't reaching", Mr Castille says softly, as the shots subside. Five of the bullets struck Castile, killing him. Read More »

California Judge Tosses Most Charges Against CMP Journalists Over Exposing Planned Parenthood

The attorney general's promise came after a San Francisco court Wednesday dismissed 14 of the 15 charges he filed in what the defendants' lawyers hailed as a big win for pro-life activism, according to the San Francisco Chronicle . The complaint was also vague and full of inconsistencies. Liberty Counsel was founded in 1989 by Staver and his wife, Anita L. Staver, who is also an attorney and president of the Christian-oriented law firm that offers pro-bono litigation on topics that ... Read More »

Milwaukee Officer Found Not Guilty in Fatal Shooting That Sparked Riots

A court in the USA city of Milwaukee in Wisconsin state has acquitted a former police officer in the fatal shooting of an African-American man, with the father of the victim saying there is no justice in the United States. Heaggan-Brown's attorneys took less than a day before resting their case. "There is not joy in a case like this". Heaggan-Brown was sacked from the police force in October after being charged with sexual assault in an unrelated case. Read More »

Trump says health care bill needs 'a little negotiation'

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President Donald Trump said Thursday "a little negotiation" is needed to add more heart to the "very good" health care bill, as Senate Republicans finally publicly released their legislation. U.S. Capitol Police are arresting dozens of people who are protesting cuts to Medicaid in the Senate Republicans' health care bill. Democrats attacked the Republican proposal and all 48 senators in the caucus have pledged to vote against it. Read More »

Trump kicks Nancy Pelosi when she's down

With Tuesday's votes in Georgia and SC, we have now had five special Congressional elections since the Presidential Inauguration. In the aftermath of the Ossoff loss, quite a few Democrats have reached the conclusion that they need more of a message than just positioning themselves as anti-Trump or continuing to bang on about Russian Federation, the Washington Post and other news outlets have reported . Read More »

Washington Hospital Upgrades Scalise's Condition From 'Serious' to 'Fair'

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The statement released from MedStar Washington Hospital Center Wednesday said Scalise "continues to make good progress". Politicians from the both sides of the aisle participated in the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity in the wake of a shooting targeted at the Republican's final practice last Wednesday morning in Alexandria, Va. Read More »

NCAA suspends Louisville coach Rick Pitino for five ACC games

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Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats. According to a release from on behalf of Pitino, the coach plans to appeal the punishment. We have been open and transparent throughout this process. Bush was stripped of his Heisman Trophy, 30 scholarships were docked, the school served a two-year postseason ban, and its 2005 BCS national championship game appearance also was vacated. Read More »

Senate Republicans unveil new health care bill

And key votes such as Sens. Dean Heller, R, who is up for reelection in 2018. "Well, they did say there's some opioid funding", Capito said as she emerged from the meeting in which GOP leadership walked through the bill with members. Watch Elizabeth Warren tear into her Republican colleagues in the Senate . An estimated 23 million people could lose their health care under the plan narrowly passed by the House, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. Read More »