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Obama blasts Senate health plan for its "fundamental meanness"

Collins will carefully review the text of the Senate health care bill this week and into the weekend. But Republicans believe we have a responsibility to act, and we are", McConnell said . On the other hand, Sens. Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska expressed reservations about the bill for provisions that defund Planned Parenthood, a medical services provider that performs abortions, for one year and limit the use of tax credits to purchase health care plans ... Read More »

US Supreme Court limits rights of property owners

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They would like to sell the vacant parcel to fund repairs to their family cabin, which sits on an adjacent parcel that their parents bought several years earlier. The lots were later transferred to his children in the 1990s. Like the ultimate question whether a regulation has gone too far, the question of the proper parcel in regulatory takings cases can not be solved by any simple test. Read More »

Qatar says sanctions violate worldwide law

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In a sign of support for Doha, Turkey's parliament on Wednesday approved an agreement to expand the number of troops deployed to a Turkish base in Qatar. "For Qatar, we want you back among the unity of responsible nations". External affairs ministry said India is closely following the emerging situation in the region in the wake of the recent decision by Saudi Arabia and some other countries to break diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar. Read More »

North Korea denies torture, call itself 'biggest victim' in Otto Warmbier's death

The administration of President Donald Trump has even warned Pyongyang of military action, saying rounds of global sanctions on the country seems not to be enough. The article said South Korea was tarnishing North Korea's image with "slanderous talk about cruel treatment and torture". Given how ardently the United States had sought the cooperation of Chinese President Xi Jinping , Trump upended much of that work in 140 characters, tweeting that Chinese efforts have "not worked out". Read More »

Senate health care bill unveiled

Under Senate Republicans' plan, the government would no longer penalize Americans for failing to have health insurance . That would focus the aid more on people with lower incomes than the House legislation, which bases its subsidies on age. Read More »

Judiciary committee asks Lynch to disclose Clinton email conversations

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By requesting information from Lynch as well, the judiciary committee is expanding its probe on political interference to cover both the Obama and Trump administrations. That false information prompted Comey to publicly declare in July that the investigation was over, but he criticized Clinton for "extremely careless" handling of classified info. Read More »

Lagergren, Stalter lead at BMW International Open

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Joakim Lagergren and Joel Stalter have taken the halfway point lead at Munich's BMW International Open at 9 under, one stroke ahead of former champions Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson . "Playing really, really good, especially from tee-to-green", Lagergren said. England's Richard Bland , Belgium's Thomas Detry and Sweden's Rikard Karlberg are also on -8 after enjoying rounds of 69, 71 and 69 respectively. Read More »

State Dem Party Official on Scalise: 'I'm Glad He Got Shot'

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Scalise, along with a Capitol Police officer, a Congressional aide, and a lobbyist were shot June 14th by left-wing activist James Hodgkinson during a team practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity. "I wish he was fucking dead". The audio was posted on YouTube. Montag told the Omaha World-Herald that Gentry-Tipton and Madison recorded his conversation in order to force him to publicly support Gentry-Tipton in a controversy over her own remarks about Scalise. Read More »

Michigan airport attacker tried to buy gun

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The suspect is facing up to 20 years in prison if found guilty. A court spokesman says Ftouhi will remain in custody until a bond hearing next Wednesday. Luciano Piazza, the building landlord, said Ftouhi was not a hard tenant and that he is married with children. Piazza said he was surprised to hear his tenant was a suspect in the attack. Read More »

Trump admits there are no Comey tapes

Earhardt commented that Trump's tweet was a "smart way to make sure he stayed honest in those hearings", and Trump agreed - "it wasn't very stupid". "Look there has been no obstruction, there has been no collusion", Trump told Fox News Channel in an interview set to air on Friday. Read More »

Former Molina CEO calls Senate health-care bill 'heartless'

Republicans hold a 52-seat majority in the Senate, so more than two GOP defections will doom the bill if Democrats are united against it. Democrats gathered on the Senate floor and defended Obama's 2010 overhaul. The Senate bill largely uses people's incomes as the yardstick for helping those without workplace coverage to buy private insurance. And one quote from Obama summarized the Republican health care bill : "Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a ... Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers players warning Bulls' Jimmy Butler not to join Cavs

This NBA offseason may ultimately feature more trades being made, but if the latest rumors pan out, a deal involving Jimmy Butler may not be among them. The sharpshooter averaged 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game as a freshman at Arizona. He missed 11 games in March with a fractured elbow, but he returned for Chicago's final three games to help the Bulls make the playoffs. Read More »

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Senate GOP Health Care Bill

The protesters shouted chants like "don't touch Medicaid, save our liberty". In Oregon, lawmakers this week passed a health care tax meant to fix a $1.4 billion, two-year budget deficit attributed largely to Medicaid expansion costs. But he said it was time to act. The text of the Senate's 142-page Obamacare repeal bill had been public for just a few hours Thursday when the nation's most influential private citizen weighed in - Barack Obama . Read More »

Senate health care bill includes deep cuts to Medicaid

Democrats need the support of only three Republicans to quash the measure in the Republican-led chamber. "It's a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America ", Obama wrote. Also, the bill would roll back current mandates on individuals to secure insurance coverage and on some businesses to provide insurance coverage for employees. Read More »

Iranian Resistance Reveals Iran Regime's Missile Program

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, a radical paramilitary wing, claimed it conducted the strikes in response to ISIS's attack in Tehran earlier this month. Later in May, President Hassan Rouhani highlighted that Tehran would continue its ballistic missile program, striking a defiant note after Washington's strong criticism of the Islamic Republic. Read More »

Stream Drake's New Song 'Signs' & Read Lyrics Here!

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Drake's longtime producer and collaborator - produced the glowing track. " Signs " sees Drake offering advice on day drinking ("Can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning") while noting the " signs of the times" all around him. Read More »

Women can't revoke consent to sex once underway, NC law states

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Senator Jeff Jackson, who learned of the loophole while working as criminal prosecutor, wants a different outcome for women in the future. Jackson is the sponsor of a bill that would make it illegal to continue having sex with someone who changes their mind during intercourse. Read More »

Democrats Ask 'What's Next?' After Republican Congressional Victories

Those thoughts - expressed this morning in a tweet from the president - aren't an endorsement of Pelosi, however. But after Donald Trump took office and Republicans dove into their agenda of repealing former President Barack Obama's health care law, Democrats' united opposition papered over their divisions and their generational divides. Read More »

Four Republican Senators Oppose the Horrendous New Trumpcare Bill, For Now

But Cornyn, a member of Senate leadership, fought hard for the bill on the Senate floor Thursday morning. The Democrats oppose it and several Republican senators have objected, making its passage uncertain. -Repeal a tax penalty on larger employers not providing health insurance to workers, saving them $171 billion over the next decade. That could include the number of years the bill would take to phase out the extra money Obama provided to expand the federal-state Medicaid ... Read More »

Seventh Circuit Court affirms lower court decision to overturn Dassey's conviction

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Dassey, now 27, was convicted of murdering photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005 along with his uncle Steven Avery . The panel voted 2-1 to uphold a federal judge's August 2016 ruling to overturn Dassey's murder conviction. State attorneys' only recourse now is the US Supreme Court who could also elect to re-try Dassey. "Dassey has successfully demonstrated that the state court decision resulted in a decision that was "contrary to, or involved an unreasonable application of, clearly ... Read More »

US investigators seek Comey memos, Trump tapes

And if you could also tell us, sir: Do tapes exist of your conversations with him? Comey's best line of the day was a belated response to a May 12 tweet from the president, which warned that " James Comey better hope that there are no " tapes " of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Mueller had gone so far as to meet with Justice Department leaders and White House officials about the Federal Bureau of Investigation job , which opened after President Trump ... Read More »