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Marquette to host Purdue in Gavitt Games in November

Nebraska will travel to New York City to face St. John's in Carnesecca Arena on Thursday, Nov. 16 , in the first ever meeting between the two programs. The game will be played in Providence on November 13. Junior guard Glynn Watson Jr. headlines the returnees, as he averaged 13.0 points per game, while junior forward Jack McVeigh averaged 7.5 points per game. Read More »

FBI examines Kushner meetings with Russians

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News, citing unnamed United States officials, also reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking at Kushner but emphasized that although investigators believe he has "significant information relevant to their inquiry", it does not mean they suspect him of a crime. Read More »

What the CBO report means for West Michigan

Under President Barack Obama , when he proposed to expand coverage to Medicaid recipients and make more affordable coverage available to people who bought individual insurance, we supported him. The remaining 1/2 of USA citizens (we promise that math adds up!) will see their premiums remain the same as they have been, though there will may be other factors in the bill that affect them individually, especially by age. Read More »

23 million would lose health insurance under Republican bill -watchdog

Ultimately we expect it to change a lot in the Senate, and so all eyes turn to the Senate at this point, who presumably will be working to try to bring those numbers of uninsured down in their next version. After the release of the CBO report, several Republican senators said they could not support the House bill. "I'll put my knowledge of the insurance market against CBO's knowledge of the insurance market", MacArthur said , noting he spent 30 years in the industry. Read More »

Republicans call on Greg Gianforte to 'apologise' for assaulting reporter

The Montana Republican was constantly badgered by Guardian reporters like Ben Jacobs . And now a GoFundMe campaign has raised enough money for him to buy new ones. "That's his model, Donald Trump ", Pelosi said of Greg Gianforte , the wealthy Republican running in Thursday's special election for Montana's sole House seat. Read More »

Possible tornado reported in Yadkin County

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The storms had entered North Carolina moving northeast from SC, and were responsible for a tornado in Saluda, S.C., and tornado warnings in the S.C. counties of Laurens and Union. Clean-up activities are under way in central North Carolina after tornadoes hit the state for a second day. Courtney Elementary School gym sustains major damage due to a tornado. Read More »

HHS Secretary Price Statement on CBO Report

The report said , "States that previously mandated fewer benefits would be more likely to apply for a waiver" to allow insurers to drop such now mandated benefits if the Republican bill becomes law. Meigs also noted that in addition to those without insurance, AHCA will leave millions more Americans with inadequate coverage. While eliminating a legal mandate for Americans to have health care, the Republican plan appears to undercut the party's claim that people with pre-existing ... Read More »

Ohio's Sen. Brown Condemns Alleged Attack by Montana Congressional Hopeful

The local sheriff's office charged Gianforte with misdemeanor assault . "Unless the reporter deserved it". But several Republican voters were willing to withhold judgment or were flat-out skeptical of what reportedly unfolded. Ms Acuna, her field producer and photographer then "watched in disbelief as Gianforte began punching the reporter", she wrote on the Fox News website. Read More »

Daines, Tester And Bullock React To Gianforte Assault Charge

She said the candidate "grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him to the ground behind him", according to her account published on the Fox News website. We live in a country where it is now just another bead in a growing chaos necklace where a Congressional candidate, running to represent every citizen of Montana, decks a reporter for calmly asking a question. Read More »

23M more to lose health care under Republican plan

That itself was laughable given how much Republicans had properly criticized congressional Democrats for rushing through their health care overhaul without having a full grasp on its effects. Unlike under current law, the tax credits that people would get to help them buy insurance wouldn't be linked to their income or the premiums they face, meaning these "extremely high" premiums would become unaffordable for those people who need healthcare the most . Read More »

Congressman and former MMA fighter weighs in on reporter 'body slam'

Markwayne Mullin, who is a former mixed martial arts fighter. US House speaker Paul Ryan has called for the Republican candidate in Montana's congressional election to apologise after allegedly attacking a reporter for The Guardian . House of Representative seat that was left absent when the incumbent congressman, Republican Ryan Zinke, was named Donald Trump's secretary of the interior. Read More »

Greba, Trinch named to CoSIDA District 2 Academic All-District Team

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MI has had an Academic All-American in track and field/cross country in six of the past seven seasons. The sophomore hurdler carries a grade point average of 3.98 and is now majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry. She finished in top five at all five meets prior to nationals, including fourth at Central Region meet. In cross country, she finished second in the country at the NCAA Championships to lead MI to a narrow runner-up national team finish - tied for the best team ... Read More »

CBO score on House health care bill: Here's why it matters

This marks the third time that the fiscal scorekeeper has had to review this bill, which GOP leaders struggled to move through the House. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said he will only rely on Republican votes, making his margin of error razor thin (he can stand to lose only two members). Read More »

New Q Poll Has More Bad News For Trump

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Only 20 percent of American voters say they are more likely to vote for a Senator or member of Congress who supports the revised Republican health care plan, while 44 percent say they are less likely and 31 percent say this issue won't affect their vote, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Read More »

Getting tough on crime: Sessions tells prosecutors to push for harsher punishments

The new policy is expected to lead to more federal prosecutions and an increase in the federal prison population. The Obama policy shift coincided with U.S. Friday's announcement follows a line of several other significant departures from Obama-era domestic policies at the Justice Department, but this decision crystalized Sessions' position in the criminal justice realm. Read More »

Uninsured rise by 23 million under Republican health bill: forecast

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The report is also saying that the bill would cut the federal deficit by US$119 billion (S$164.5 billion) between now and 2026. Schumer said the legislation would end up "causing costs to skyrocket, making coverage unaffordable for those with preexisting conditions and many seniors, and kicking millions off of their health insurance". Read More »

GOP House hopeful keeps low profile after assault charge

Quist declined to comment on the incident. Montanans are heading to the polls Thursday, voting in a special election to fill the open spot for the state's single at-large House seat in the US House of Representatives. If Gianforte is elected, he'd essentially have violated those guidelines before he got there. Gianforte's campaign was then caught lying about the incident, making claims that were clearly contradicted by an audio recording of what transpired. Read More »

Montana GOP candidate charged with allegedly assaulting reporter

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A Fox News team said they saw Gianforte grab Jacobs "by the neck with both hands" and slam him into the ground. Jacobs was merely asking Gianforte his thoughts on health care now that the CBO score was released. Gianforte's Democratic opponent Rob Quist heard about the incident while holding one of his final pre-election events at a campaign office in Missoula. Read More »

Senior Russian officials looked to influence Trump aides

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The attempts to compel Mr Flynn to produce documents were another sign of the intense focus on Mr Trump's former national security adviser, who was sacked in February after the White House said he misled administration officials, including vice president Mike Pence, about his contacts with Russian officials. Read More »

Final CBO analysis: Healthcare bill would cut $834 billion from Medicaid

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The long-awaited Congressional Budget Office report on Trumpcare 2.0 is here, and it's every bit as bad as expected. Louisiana Republican Sen. In states that obtain waivers from rules mandating essential health coverage at uniform rates, the legislation could put insurance economically out of reach for some sick consumers. Read More »

Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

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One of the amendments gives wide latitude to states to request waivers from Obamacare provisions created to ensure comprehensive coverage for everyone, regardless of health status. The CBO's bottom line is that the bill is still a train wreck that will cost millions of Americans their coverage and sharply raise costs for millions more. Read More »

Israel marks 50 years of 'united Jerusalem', but city struggles

Tillerson also said , "We solve the Israeli-Palestinian peace dilemma, we start solving a lot of the peace throughout the Middle East region", a linkage that Netanyahu, who has said peace with other states is achievable before Israeli-Palestinian issues are resolved, has in the past forcefully rejected. Read More »