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Will Senate GOP healthcare bill get enough votes?

Shortly after the Senate bill was released on Thursday, the challenges that lie ahead in the Senate came into view. Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years. Neither Republican senator from Idaho has immediately embraced the bill. Sen. On Thursday, Obama weighed in on Facebook, writing: "If there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family - this bill will do you harm". Read More »

CNN uses courtroom sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

CNN later on featured Hennessey's sketching on its afternoon proceedings while continually stressing that cameras have not been allowed in the briefing room. "And I think that we're going to move forward and get this done". Members of the press and others are criticizing the Trump administration, saying that White House press briefings need to return to being frequent and televised, according to The Hill . Read More »

Military jet practicing for Ohio air show in accident

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Two people were reportedly trapped inside the plane. Erik Gonsalves , a graduate of Archbishop McCarthy High School, was the pilot of the plane and suffered lacerations and some leg injuries, but is listed in good condition. Fire crews from the Dayton International Airport, Vandalia, Butler Township, and a crash recovery team from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base responded to the scene. Read More »

Arizonans Share Perspectives On New Senate Health Bill

Members from both parties agree the repeal effort has never been closer to fruition. For ordinary Americans, any gains from lower taxes would be eaten up by the rocketing cost of health care. Yet Mr Trump remained confident, although he acknowledged that a "negotiation" might be needed to get the Bill passed . The American Psychiatrists Association, American Lung Association, National Association of County and City Health Officials, and March of Dimes were among the other groups to ... Read More »

USA 'downs Iran-made drone' over Syria

Two weeks ago, a U.S F-15 destroyed a pro-regime drone after it dropped what turned out to be a dud bomb near U.S-backed local forces. On several occasions in recent weeks, warplanes of the USA -led coalition have also struck pro-government forces to prevent them advancing from the Al Tanf garrison in southeastern Syria at a spot where the country's borders join Iraq and Jordan. Read More »

Pelosi defends herself as leader

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She's been under fire over the last couple days, with some of her own caucus members saying it's time for her to step down, and potential Democratic candidates planning to run against her in their campaigns. "This is not about me", Rice said. Ryan told CNN that his constituents are more concerned about economic issues than congressional investigations into allegations of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Read More »

Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, no longer in ICU

For example, Slater said , a witness told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that on the morning of the shooting, Hodgkinson asked him, "Is this the Republican or Democratic baseball team?" The Alexandria city park and fields around the baseball field reopened this weekend. Read More »

Protesters gather in front of Mitch McConnell's office for 'die

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She says the protesters rely on Medicaid to help them live and she says the health bill amounts to "tax cuts for the wealthy on the backs of people with disabilities". - Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) June 22, 2017Q: Are you being arrested? Numerous protesters got out of their wheelchairs and blocked the hallway - an unlawful act, the Capitol Police noted. Read More »

Flash flooding expected through Saturday morning

The central portion of the state is under a marginal risk of severe storms on Thursday, forecasters said . Five people in the town of 1,500 died. According to the weather service, any showers and thunderstorms early will taper off in the evening. Read More »

Hosting congressional picnic, Trump calls for unity

Timothy Harleth, who worked for Mandarin Oriental hotels in D.C. and NY before joining one of the Trumps' flagship hotels previous year, will take the crucial position overseeing the staff of housekeepers, butlers and others who work in the first family's living quarters and maintain the executive mansion. Read More »

Final Advisory Issued On Cindy! More Rain in the Forecast

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Flash flood watches are in effect until early Saturday in north central. High tides in the wake of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy prompted a voluntary evacuation in a coastal Louisiana town Thursday, and the storm's effects were being felt throughout the Southeast, with intermittent bands of heavy rain, blasts of high wind and periodic warnings of possible tornadoes in multiple states. Read More »

Democratic Rep. says Pelosi is 'impediment' to taking back House majority

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Being young is more a matter of fact than an individual accomplishment, and Handel used Ossoff's relative youth in her attack ads against him. As some Congressional Democrats openly call for the ouster of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi over the string of special election losses, the chairman of the Democratic Party is pointing the finger at something else - gerrymandering. Read More »

Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

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White House aides focused on something even more Trumpian. As of Saturday morning, Trump had 32.7 million Twitter followers, with Modi clocking in at 31 million. Unlike the president, however, Modi enjoys widespread popularity at home, polls show. "His name fills every sportsperson in India with energy". "They're both strong personalities, and both of them have a rather exalted opinion of themselves", said Rajiv Kumar, an economist and author of the book Modi And His Challenges. Read More »

Dallas Republican Pete Sessions says GOP plan doesn't resolve health care problem

McConnell released the bill after weeks of closed-door meetings searching for middle ground between conservative senators seeking an aggressive repeal of Obama's statute and centrists warning about going too far. Just hours after McConnell released the 142-page legislation on Thursday, four conservatives said they opposed it. "We all have to acknowledge that we should have seen more of this before". Read More »

President Trump Says He Doesn't Want a 'Poor Person' in Cabinet Role

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Speaking to his supporters in Iowa on Wednesday , Trump said: "Somebody said why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?". During his speech in Iowa, Trump said he selected billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as Department of Commerce secretary for his financial acumen, noting "I just don't want a poor person". Read More »

Two attorneys general sue Trump: Checks and balances 'are failing us'

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Newly filed lobbying disclosures show the Saudi government recently spent about $270,000 at the Trump International Hotel in Washington as part of a larger lobbying campaign to ease a USA terrorism law. Attorneys General Racine and Frosh expressed their thanks to their staffs and to several partners who provided assistance in assembling the lawsuit. Read More »

Death toll from Pakistan attacks rises to 57

The Pakistan army's helicopter had airlifted some injured to Peshawar's Lady Reading Hospital owing to their precarious condition and the hospital in Perachinar not equipped to handle such a large number of the victims of the terrorist attack. Read More »

North Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over death of Otto Warmbier

Asked whether Bae thinks Warmbier was physically mistreated given the threats he received in captivity, Bae said it is possible the college student was "threatened" or that he was "physically tortured or attacked". He was returned to the United States last week with brain damage and died Monday . After Warmbier's death, the President described it as a "disgrace" suggesting in a tweet that the efforts of China to help rein in North Korea. Read More »

Mike Pence hires a personal attorney as Russian Federation probes heat up

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Pence's outside counsel selection process has been going on for weeks, and there was no singular event that prompted his decision to hire an outside lawyer. Paul Trible during the Iran-Contra investigation and was a member of former President George W. Bush's legal team during the 2000 Florida recount, according to his official biography. Read More »

Heavy rain possible as remnant of Cindy moves through

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Heavy downpours were expected in East Texas , Alabama and the Florida Panhandle . This animation shows Tropical Storm Cindy spinning over the northwestern part of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday afternoon, June 21, 2017. The Shoals is expected to receive a heavy dose of rainfall today from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy , but appears to have escaped the severe weather the storm brought other areas of the state. Read More »

Cindy expected to drench Tenn., Kentucky, W. Virginia

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A turn toward the northeast is expected. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP ) - Rain bands reeling away from Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains from the Southeast to the Midwest, triggering flash flood warnings over several states including West Virginia , whose residents on Friday marked the anniversary of deadly floods last June. Read More »