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Health care bill pushed through House would leave 23 million more uninsured

The release of the Congressional Budget Office's scoring of House Republicans' bill to repeal and replace Obamacare did little to settle the roiling political debate. The CBO score released on Wednesday suggests it may have been wise to pass the bill early: had there been a CBO score earlier, Republicans may not have been able to pass AHCA in its current form. Read More »

CBO Scores Obamacare Replacement Bill

A new analysis by Congress' nonpartisan budget scorekeepers undermines claims by House Republicans that their health legislation protects people with pre-existing conditions . "This is unsustainable", she said in a statement . Under the legislation, the nongroup insurance markets would continue to be stable in many parts of the country, the report said. Read More »

Trump's budget calls for deep cuts to social safety net

The proposal for fiscal year 2018, called " A New Foundation for American Greatness ", also includes upbeat projections for economic growth and tax revenue - projections that factor in the passage of the GOP health care bill recently approved by the House. Read More »

House GOP health bill projection: 23 million more uninsured

The findings are similar to a CBO score of an earlier version of the bill spiked by Republican leaders earlier this year due to lack of support. The recent revisions to the House GOP bill would slightly lessen the harsh impact of the Republican plan to repeal Obamacare. Read More »

Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos , left, joined by Education Department Budget Service Director Erica Navarro, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, before the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee hearing on the Education Department's fiscal 2018 budget. Read More »

Donald Trump Has An Icy Exchange With The Pope At The Vatican

The president responded , "We can use peace". Francis also gave a message of peace and three bound papal documents that to some degree define his papacy and priorities, including the family and the environment. In his nine-day foreign tour , Trump swung by various religious sites and met with high-profile leaders. "It was an honour to meet the Pope ". The two men discussed "the promotion of peace in the world through political negotiation and interreligious dialogue" and homed ... Read More »

Alabama head baseball coach dismissed after first season

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That, of course, is officially against NCAA rules, though programs nationwide find ways to accomplish that goal without officially revoking scholarships. Associate head coach Terry Rooney will be the interim coach. "As far as what we're looking for, we're looking for a really good college baseball coach that can coach the game of baseball, that can recruit, that has a very solid recruiting plan, that understands academics, that understands compliance, that understands community engagement, ... Read More »

Flynn lawyers say will not honor subpoena for Russia-related documents

Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina had to retract a statement made hours earlier that Flynn's lawyer had told the committee he would not comply with the subpoena. Congressional and federal investigators are now probing whether Trump campaign advisers colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

New Jersey mistakenly sends out nuclear power plant warning

PSEG Nuclear LLC operates Salem and Hope Creek nuclear generating stations along the Delaware River in Salem County. Had there been an actual emergency, the nuclear emergency warning sirens in New Jersey and DE within the 10-mile radius of Artificial Island would have been sounded. Read More »

House Intelligence Committee likely to issue subpoena for Flynn

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On Monday, Flynn's attorney, Robert Kelner , sent a letter to Burr and Warner, informing them that Flynn was invoking his Fifth Amendment constitutional right against self-incrimination in order to avoid releasing documents. The new subpoenas issued to business entities controlled by Mr. Flynn are an attempt by the panel to obtain his cooperation in the wake of his refusal. Read More »

President Trump: Firing FBI chief eases "great pressure" on him from probe

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He also reportedly said, "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not refute the Times story but said that it was Comey's "grandstanding and politicizing" of the Russian Federation investigation that put pressure on the administration's ability to engage Moscow. Read More »

Ryan says Trump budget favors taxpayers

The budget plan may face rough sledding in Congress, where both Republicans and Democrats have said they do not support such drastic cuts to USA diplomacy and foreign aid. It was a weird scene: An organization financed by Vladimir Putin's regime, in the White House, lecturing a Trump administration official. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney says the proposed budget isn't slashing Medicaid , but, rather keeping it from expanding. Read More »

People are mesmerized and confused by glowing orb Trump touched

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Earlier in the day, Ivanka Trump met with a group of elite Saudi women at Tuwaiq Palace in Riyadh , where she largely avoided sharp criticism of the country's treatment of women. Trump, who made the appeal at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Saudi Arabia, enjoined young Muslims to grow up free from fear, safe from violence, and innocent of hatred. Read More »

Svi headed back to KU for his senior season

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As a junior, Mykhailiuk averaged 9.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists for the Jayhawks. Wednesday was the deadline for potential NBA Draft prospects to remove themselves from the pool, assuming they did not hire an agent throughout the process. Read More »

Arizona State wins 8th NCAA women's golf title

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I can't describe this feeling. This is Arizona State's eighth team title and first since 2009. PGA Tour star John Rahm, who competed for the Sun Devils up until previous year, joined the celebration on Twitter. Mehaffey held a strong advantage over Sarah Cho throughout Monday's match, going 4-up through the first nine holes and cruising to a 4&3 win. In the other quarterfinals, host school and No. Read More »

Trump boasted of firing 'nut job' Comey to Russians

The committee's chairman, Sen. In their announcement Friday, Burr and Warner announced that Comey would testify in open session, and that they would schedule that session after the Memorial Day break. And despite administration officials' public attempts at pivoting the focus to the national security risks of leaking information to the public, staffers are privately "exasperated" by Trump, according to Axios' Jonathan Swan and Mike Allen . Read More »

Betsy DeVos Just Compared School Choice To Picking A Phone Plan

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When the education secretary, whose nomination was hotly contested, took the stage at the HBCU she was met with boos, chants of protests and the backs of some students who literally stood up and turned their backs to her. "While we will undoubtedly disagree at times I hope we can do so respectfully", she said, barely heard over the booing. Her comments were roundly condemned for ignoring the history of HBCUs, which were founded during the era of racial segregation. Read More »

MSU will have two in top 10 of NCAA singles

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Slotted fourth in the latest ITA National singles rankings, Borges vaulted to the No. 2 seed after TCU's Cameron Norrie (No. 1 seed) and Illinois' Aleks Vukic (No. "A couple points here or there would have given us a lot of momentum heading into singles, but they just out played us in a couple different spots". All matches at the NCAA Championships shall be the best-of-three sets. Read More »

23 million fewer Americans insured under House GOP bill, says CBO

CBO figured the bill would cost 23 million Americans health insurance coverage over the next ten years, as compared to current law. The amended version of the bill - which would allow states to waive pre-existing condition protections as well as mandates on procedures and services insurance companies must cover - had not been scored by the CBO when the House passed it. Read More »

Pregnant teen banned from walking in high school graduation

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But she won't be allowed to walk in her high school graduation this year. The Christian school also told her that she will not be able to graduate next month, a punishment which she said was harsher than what other rule breakers have been given, Breitbart details. Read More »

Darlington summer reading program set to begin

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The program encourages kids and teens to read by offering free events through the summer and prizes for reading a certain number of books. Readers who belong to one of the library's reading clubs will be eligible to earn free paperback books based on the amount of time spent reading. Read More »