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Bernie Sanders: 'Democratic brand is pretty bad'

Following the Democrat Jon Ossoff's defeat in a Georgia special House election, some Democratic lawmakers have voiced their concerns about the party's future. Instead of famously wagging his finger and predicting that people "will die" if Republicans repeal and replace Obamacare, Sanders says Americans should "fight back" in protest but cautions against violence. Read More »

I don't have tapes of conversation with Comey

Comey or anyone else - exist. WASHINGTON - President Trump acknowledged Thursday that he had not recorded his conversations with James Comey , the FBI director he fired amid the Justice Department's investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Capito says she'll weigh Medicaid effect of health care plan

I am one who had to give up my supplemental health care insurance because of Obamacare . However, AHCA contains another potential landmine that could have an even greater effect on Idahoans: tax credit restructuring. I will be turning 26 soon and won't be able to continue on my mother's insurance. "And it isn't who I am as a North Dakotan". "Medicaid expansion was huge", she said, "that was a large chunk of money coming into the state and it clearly made a difference", she said. Read More »

2 die in California due to extreme heat


The store gave away free booties to protect pets' paws from the sizzling cement, The Associated Press reports . The extremely high temperatures are expected to last the rest of the week. People who did venture out flocked around spray misters, even though the water evaporated fast, the Los Angeles Times reports. San Jose sweltered in record-breaking, 103-degree weather on Sunday, and the area is under heat advisory until 9 p.m. Read More »

Mass ACLU: Michelle Carter conviction 'imperils free speech'


She faces up to 20 years in prison, and will be sentenced on August 3rd. "People fall in love on the internet and via text, people bully via text and the internet, and you can encourage someone to die via text", said the assistant district attorney, Katie Rayburn. Read More »

Future announces 2017 world tour including United Kingdom live dates


He'll visit Queens, Baltimore and Toronto, Canada as well as several other cities in North America. Future has announced a run of three United Kingdom tour dates for October including a show at London's O2 Arena . Tickets for the show, which includes performances by Miami-born rapper Zoey Dollaz and singer Whizkid, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, June 23, at , all Ticketmaster outlets, including and 800-745-3000, and at the venue box office. Read More »

South Carolina governor visiting Myrtle Beach after shooting


The governor was short on details, however, and did not say how many officers or how much financial support might be sent to the Grand Strand. Myrtle Beach will see an increased police presence through Labor Day in a response to a rash of violence last weekend, officials said Thursday. Read More »

Dog that mauled 2 kids in car seats to be euthanized


Starting in 2020, the Senate version would begin shifting increasing amounts of tax credits away from higher earners, making more funds available to lower-income recipients, some of the officials said, the Associated Press reports . The mother, who police declined to identify, was treated for minor scratches. The children were treated at Lancaster General Hospital then transported to Penn State Hershey Medical Center for further treatment. Read More »

Government health insurance markets holding up, barely

For the six companies on the exchange, it's 17.3 percent, officials said. Tupperware is more profitable than health insurance. "If they don't get a subsidy, I fully expect double-digit increases for three carriers on the exchanges here". "No matter what they do in Washington , we are not going to go back in". Not just in Congress but also in the real world, where insurance companies are raising rates and slowly leaving the ACA . Read More »

Hospital: Scalise upgraded to fair condition

Hodgkinson did not have any ties to terrorism. House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise was the only congressman injured in the shooting . While in Washington , Hodgkinson's phone shows he took photos of popular tourist spots, including the Washington Monument, the Supreme Court and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Read More »

Senate Republicans outline new health care plan


Sen. We've talked about it for seven years. Senate Republicans have rejected the House bill but have struggled to come to agreement on a version of their own. And Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he believed the Senate plan was a "good start", but he declined to discuss it further. Back on Capitol Hill , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell downplayed the importance of the all-conference health-care session, saying that it is "just one of an ongoing series of meetings" on the issue. Read More »

Senate GOP Health Bill: Cut Medicaid, Redraw Obama Law

Their opposition puts the bill in jeopardy, since Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can lose only two Republican senators and still pass the legislation. But it would be more gradual than the House bill, which cuts off the extra funds for new Medicaid beneficiaries in 2020. Some from states that have expanded the program have battled to prolong the phase-out, while conservative Republicans have sought to halt the funds quickly. Read More »

Police Haul Off Protesters, Some With Disabilities, From Mitch McConnell's Office

Capitol Police forcibly removed protesters gathered outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office on Thursday, with at least one photo showing drops of blood on the hallway floor. The new bill proposes cuts to Medicaid for low-income Americans and erases tax boosts Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to fund the expansion of coverage, according to the Associated Press. Read More »

Hawks draft Wake Forest F Collins at No


Congratulations to Collins who becomes the 14th Wake Forest player taken in the first round, notably joining Muggsy Bogues, Rodney Rogers, Tim Duncan, Chris Paul, Jeff Teague and Al-Farouq Aminu as the next exceptional Demon Deacons to achieve such an accomplishment. Read More »

US Senate Republicans release healthcare overhaul

The Senate bill would continue Medicaid expansion under Obamacare for three years, then begin to roll it back in 2021. It would also allow states to add work requirements for some Medicaid enrollees, and also keep the structure of Obamacare's insurance subsidies to help low-income people buy insurance. Read More »

U.S. urges China to pressure North Korea to rein in weapons progams

Wyoming officials say the celebration of life for Otto Warmbier will be Thursday morning in the Wyoming High School auditorium. On June 13, the day Warmbier landed at Cincinnati's Lunken Airport, Colloton was torn. A program for the memorial carried a quote from Andy Bernard, a character on the television show "The Office": "I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them". Read More »

Disability advocates protest outside McConnell's office over health care bill


In a statement , Capitol Police say the protesters "removed themselves from their wheelchairs and lay themselves on the floor, obstructing passage through the hallway and into nearby offices". Phillip Corona said he travelled from Wisconsin to make his voice heard. Corona said Medicaid helps his son Anthony get out of bed every morning. Alison Barkoff - director of advocacy for the Center for Public Representation - helped organize the protest. Read More »

76ers take Fultz, Lakers grab Ball to start NBA draft

A couple of @UW Huskies go #1 overall! And he couldn't elevate the Huskies to more than nine wins in a rough season. He can now legitimately compete on a night-in, night-out basis, for the first time since he got here. The lack of experience is among the core group is a concern. Saric was a rookie last season. Fultz was all set to become a Celtic but on Monday the pick was officially dealt to Philadelphia. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Rain and Possible Flooding


There were no tornadoes reported on Thursday by the National Weather Service , which said there were two in MS and one in Alabama on Wednesday . Elsewhere, the MS coast received some of the heaviest rain. A boy on an Alabama beach was struck and killed Wednesday by a log washed ashore by storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy , which spun bands of severe weather ashore from the Florida panhandle to east Texas as it churned ever closer to the Gulf coast. Read More »

CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Insurers would not be allowed to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions , and they would be required to charge the same amount of money to individuals regardless of their health history. This means many low-income people would face high deductibles. The Senate bill would provide money to stabilize the individual insurance market, allotting $15 billion a year in 2018 and 2019 and $10 billion a year in 2020 and 2021. Read More »

Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hopes to push it through his chamber next week. The package represents McConnell's attempt to quell criticism by party moderates and conservatives and win the support he needs in a vote he hopes to stage next week. Read More »