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GOP won more votes but not consistently in districts

In a visit to his home state Capitol Friday, Pennsylvania's senior US Senator Bob Casey called the bill "obscene". "Fewer people will qualify [for the tax credits]", Zwillich says. The GOP plan would create federal tax credits to help Americans buy health insurance and would let states have more flexibility in deciding what services they want to keep and which they want to drop. Read More »

What's In The GOP Health Care Bill

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Nevada also expanded the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act , or Obamacare , and the Senate bill would phase out that expansion starting in 2020. The four are sticking together to get changes such as fewer government subsidies created to make health insurance more affordable. "For weeks, Republicans have been drafting their "health care" bill in secret, refusing to hold hearings or public debate". Read More »

GOP health care bill is a test of Mitch McConnell's leadership

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said in a statement: "We can't believe this needs to be said, but it's not okay to drag people out of wheelchairs when they're protesting legislation". "We're hanging out there like a ripe cherry to be plucked", says Mike Oxford, one of the organizers of the protest. Blood on the floor outside of Leader Mcconnell's office as protestors are physically being removed. Read More »

A Reluctant Defense of Nancy Pelosi

Second, sometimes special elections produce atypical results, making the underdog party a lot more competitive than it probably should be. In this March 28, 2017 photo, House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Moulton added, "The takeaway from the meeting is that we want to win again in 2018". The apparent effectiveness of such attacks alarmed some fellow Democrats, and they show no signs of letting up. Read More »

Conservative Trump Supporter Narrowly Loses Virginia Primary

His primary victory would suggest that Virginia , though next door to Washington, D.C., still makes a distinction between national and state politics. Gillespie, who founded one of the capital's premier influence firms, has been much closer to the Paul Ryan, pro-immigration reform wing of the party. Read More »

Disability Advocates Outside Mitch McConnell's Office Arrested

McConnell typically uses offices reserved for members of Senate leadership, which are located in the main Senate building. The demonstrators were heard chanting, "Don't cut Medicaid, save our liberty". McConnell's office referred to Capitol Police for comment. The protesters oppose the Senate version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), also known as Trumpcare, because it has deep cuts to Medicaid. Read More »

Scalise out of ICU, Fox News reports

He entered the hospital in critical condition and has undergone a number of surgeries. When he arrived at MedStar Washington Hospital Center last Wednesday, the No. His congressional post as House majority whip, the third-ranking member of the Republican leadership, presumably will remain vacant during the recuperation period. Read More »

Martha the Neapolitan Mastiff wins world's ugliest dog contest

According to the Associated Press , Martha was an outlier in the contest, which usually features much older and much smaller dogs. Martha hasn't always been showered with laurels. The 3-year-old Mastiff was the tallest dog in the show and loomed large over the competition, which included the runner-up, a 16-year-old pug named Moe, and Chase, a Chinese Crested-Harke mix that came in third place. Read More »

Russian hackers targeted 21 USA states' vote systems in 2016

He said since Russian Federation lost its standing after the fall of the Soviet Union, Moscow and Putin have been on a mission to restore it, primarily by weakening the USA and its allies through "information warfare". Mr Johnson also said Russian hacking did not change election totals, but he can not be sure other meddling did not influence public opinion. Mueller took over the Russian Federation probe in May after Trump fired James Comey . Read More »

Analysis shows slight advantage for GOP in Kentucky House districts

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Only five states had a larger "efficiency gap", or the percent of seats won by Republicans beyond what would be expected based on their statewide average share of votes. Democrats controlled it in 1992 when they commanded the Legislature. Former Republican state Rep. Jeff Kottkamp sat on the House committee that redrew House maps. Read More »

Did not cruelly treat, torture Wambier

His language was echoed by South Korean President Moon Jae-In, who said in an interview ahead of a White House visit next week that North Korea bears responsibility for the student's death. The article also criticized South Korea for using Warmbier's case to seek the release of other detainees, including six South Korean nationals. A series of atomic tests and missile launches since previous year have ratcheted up tensions on the Korean peninsula, and Warmbier's death has further strained ... Read More »

Donald Trump signs 'historic' bill to transform VA

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The bill passed 368-55 in the House and was approved unanimously in the Senate . Many veterans died waiting for a simple doctor's appointments. Trump repeatedly promised on the campaign trail to improve health care services for veterans and the efficiency of the agency, which was rocked by scandal several years ago. Read More »

House Democrats have no good alternative to Pelosi

At that time , Democrats held 233 seats to the Republicans' 202. A decade of Republican campaigning against Pelosi has made her the gift to Republicans that keeps on giving. Democrats lost another race in SC that same night, and that followed previous disappointments in Montana and Kansas. "I don't know that it's possible at this point to change our party leadership", Moulton said. Read More »

Senate GOP uncloaks redo of health care

Section 102 of the Senate bill-the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017-closely mirrors Section 202 of the House bill, with age- and means-tested tax credits up to 350 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Assistant Director of the Dayton Access Center for Independent Living, Greg Kramer, says cutting Medicaid would hurt many low-income people with disabilities who rely on the program for health care and services. Read More »

Trump accuses Obama of Russian Federation meddling claim inaction

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The President also tweeted his concerns Friday night. "Focus on them, not T!" the president tweeted. One of the candidates, Johnson said , not naming but clearly referring to Donald Trump, "was predicting that the election was going to be rigged", Johnson testified before the House Intelligence Committee , "and so we were concerned that by making the statement, we might in and of itself be challenging the integrity of the election process". Read More »

Air Force Thunderbird flips while practicing for OH air show

One of the famed Air Force Thunderbirds that was practicing for an air show at an airport in OH had a "mishap upon landing", Friday , Fox News can confirm. Extracting the two men from the plane took about two hours, Heard said. Aviation Photojournal (contributed photo) A United States Air Force Thunderbird lies on its top moments after an incident at the Dayton International Airport which caused the aircraft to flip. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise out of ICU, listed in 'fair condition'

Scalise was shot in the hip on June 14 when a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game. Hodgkinson shot four people before U.S. He has undergone several surgeries and received multiple blood transfusions. He was even visited at the hospital by Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth. Read More »

PM Modi Arrives In Washington, Will Meet Trump On Monday

Beginning Monday afternoon, the two leaders would spend several hours together in various settings including one-o-one, delegation level, a reception and conclude with a working dinner. A White House official who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity said that the US seeks to treat India as a major defense partner, like other close allies. Read More »

A White House press briefing as told by CNN's sketch artist

At least the Tom Brady sketch artist wasn't in attendance. He has covered a wide range of cases, including the Clinton impeachment proceedings, terror suspect trials, and Guantanamo Bay detainee hearings. On Thursday and Friday, CNN aired the briefing audio in its entirety shortly after it ended. "There's a lot of them that want to become YouTube stars and ask some snarky question that's been asked eight times", Spicer told Ingraham, according to her website LifeZette . Read More »

Lamb, Diamondbacks rally past Phillies 9-2

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Chris Herrmann's quick reflexes behind the plate and his bat came up big for the Arizona Diamondbacks . The catcher delivered the game's key play, lunging to his right to grab a wide throw from third baseman Jake Lamb while dragging a foot onto home plate for a force out with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. Read More »

CWS: LSU eliminates Oregon State, reaches finals

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However Oregon State coach Pat Casey intended it, LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson didn't take it that way. "Nate gave a bunch of examples from 2016, games we lost that we obviously should have won", Bailey said. "Really just trying to keep them off balance as much as possible". He went deep from the left side off Bryce Fehmel in the second and the right side off Brandon Eisert in the fourth. Read More »

Making a Murderer's Dassey faces release after ruling

Her remains were found at a family property in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Avery was sentenced to life in prison in a separate trial. The judges ruled that Wisconsin courts had failed to consider Dassey's age - he was 16 at the time of the confession - and his diminished mental capacity when they rejected his earlier appeals. Read More »