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Disability advocates protest outside McConnell's office over hea

The protesters staged a "die-in" in front of the office, with numerous protesters in wheelchairs removing themselves from the chairs then lying on the floor. Alison Barkoff, protest participant and director of advocacy for the Center for Public Representation, told CNN , "This is a tax cut to the wealthiest Americans on the backs of people with disability". Read More »

Rand Paul Doesn't Support GOP Health Bill


The Senate bill calls for phasing out the enhanced federal support for the expansion by 2024. Obama's health law enacted an additional 3.8 percent tax on investment income for married couples making more than $250,000 a year and individuals making more than $125,000. Read More »

Obamacare replacement bill runs into trouble as four Republicans oppose it


SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER , D-N.Y., Minority Leader: Simply put, this bill will result in higher costs, less care, and millions of Americans will lose their health insurance, particularly through Medicaid . But in a departure from the House's bill, states can't opt of regulations that now prevent insurers from charging people with pre-existing conditions more for their medical coverage . Read More »

Obama Trashes Senate GOP Health Care Bill


Medicaid , the health insurance program for low-income families and elderly or disabled Americans, as well as many children with special needs, covers one in five in the USA, or more than 70 million people. Four conservative Republican senators quickly announced initial opposition to the bill and others were evasive, raising the specter of a jarring rejection by the Republican-controlled body. Read More »

Georgia House race wasn't that special

If elected, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker. Handel's tough race, combined with closer-than-usual GOP House victories in Kansas, Montana and SC, suggests Trump will dominate the coming election cycle, forcing Republicans to make peace with him, for better or worse. Read More »

Helicopters Pull Water from Big Bear Lake to Battle Holcomb Fire


The jump in the containment percentage was credited to waiting until the fire lines had "proofed", said Bribiescas. To keep a fire from spreading, firefighters create gaps in the vegetation. - Highway 18 is closed from Delta Avenue north to the intersection with the Mitsubishi Cement Plant. On Thursday, the Forest Service announced that normal residential trash disposal will resume. Read More »

Hosting congressional picnic, Trump calls for unity

Guests milled in and out of tents with yellow-and-white awnings much like those at the President's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. He chatted with lawmakers. Missing Putnam sailor found hiding in ship transferred to brig UNF president John Delaney is at that Board of Governors meeting in Tampa, but Action News Jax got him on the phone.'I've always sort of considered it a flawed report card, ' Delaney said. Read More »

Critics: Bill would have let abortion-seekers kill anyone


Sen. Senate Bill 66 defined fetuses past 20 weeks old as "people" for cases of murder or manslaughter, such as when unborn babies are killed in reckless driving accidents. But that didn't stop lawmakers from voicing their objections. And while attorneys said pregnant women were extremely unlikely to get off on a murder charge under the bill, they stated the language was overly broad and unclear. Read More »

Victims in Louisiana double homicide identified


The victims were shot in a home near Highway 41 and Max Mercer Road in Pearl River, Louisiana. The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office confirmed that two bodies were recovered from the scene. The two people were killed Monday evening near Highway 41 and Max Mercer Road in the Pearl River area, according to a release. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Read More »

The Senate's Unaffordable Care Act

The Senate bill would repeal the tax in 2023. "People will die", she said . For weeks, McConnell's colleagues have publicly criticized his decision to write the bill behind closed doors. "I expect there's going to be a number of changes between now and the final vote", said Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming. Release of the 142-page proposal ended the long wait for one of the most closely guarded bills in years. Read More »

Dozens Stand with Schumer Against Senate's Health Care Bill

And it would end the tax penalties under Obama's law on people who don't buy insurance - the so-called individual mandate - and on larger companies that don't offer coverage to their employees. The budget office said the House bill would cause 23 million to lose coverage by 2026. The budget office's analysis of the Senate measure is expected in the next few days. Read More »

Bulls trade G to Wolves; get No. 7 pick Markkanen

He played one season only with an average of two three-pointers per game. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical , "Minnesota continues to show interest in landing Paul George or Jimmy Butler ". Chicago ranked 23rd in scoring and 24th in 3-point accuracy last season. Defense is where Butler may make his biggest immediate impact in Minnesota. Read More »

Cindy Brings Flood Of Trouble To Gulf Coast

Several roads in coastal areas remain closed because of high water. Though strong tornadoes, winds of 80 miles per hour and golf ball-sized hail are not in the forecast, heavy amounts of rain is. Cindy, which made landfall on the Louisiana coast, has since been downgraded to a Tropical Depression . Offshore natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico declined from about 3 billion cubic feet per day earlier in the week to as low as 2.3 bcfd on Wednesday before rising to a forecast 2.4 ... Read More »

The Apprentice: Trump Signs Executive Order Designed To Boost Apprenticeships

President Donald Trump smiles during a Cabinet meeting, Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington . "The Obama administration said , 'Hey, it's a great model with great outcomes, let's expand it, '" said Eric Seleznow, who was the deputy assistant secretary to the Department of Labor during Obama's presidency. Read More »

Trump In His Campaign Element In Iowa


President Trump said Gov. Kim Reynolds and former governor Terry Branstad told him about health insurance companies leaving Iowa's Affordable Care Act exchange. "If you like it -I think I like it, right?" Trump also said he'd soon propose a new immigration rule that anyone seeking to come to the US has to be able to financially support themselves and not use welfare resources for five years. Read More »

U.S. opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord

President Donald Trump's recent announcement that the us will withdraw from the Paris Agreement-adopted by almost 200 countries in 2015 and aimed at limiting global climate change-has created a sharp split between the United States and the other G7 countries on climate policy, which is on full display in the environment ministers' communique. Read More »

Trump says he's 'very supportive' of new Senate health care bill

Discrimination based on pre-existing conditions could become the norm again. States would also be provided with $ 2 billion worth of grants to combat opioid addiction . But according to an analysis from Kaiser Health News , the Senate version would offer stricter limits on Medicaid funding than the House version . Read More »

Angry Democrats turn against leaders after House election losses


Republicans escaped a disaster that would have sent tremors through Capitol Hill. Trump tweeted Thursday morning that he hoped "Democrats do not force Nancy P out". Democrats must defend their current districts and win 24 GOP-held seats to regain a House majority next November. Handel commended Ossoff and pledged to work for his supporters. Read More »

FBI says gunman acted alone in shooting of congressman, 4 others


The bureau's Washington Field Office will reveal the investigative findings by agents and other law enforcement officials. Hodgkinson, the progressive Democrat who shot and wounded five people Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice, carried with him a list of Republicans he wanted to assassinate, according to a new report citing sources close to the investigation. Read More »

US officials lift Yellowstone-region grizzly bear protection

The states plan to allow limited bear hunts outside park boundaries. " Grizzly bears have met or exceeded recovery objectives since 2003 and have long warranted delisting". But the decision has not sat well with several environmental groups. But experts have said protections for those bears could soon similarly be removed, according to The New York Times . Read More »

Obama Considers Republican Health Care Bill to Benefit Wealthiest


Further, with a 52-48 majority in the Senate, McConnell can not lose more than two votes from his own party. They have been for a long time. The plan gets rid of those mandates. While the Senate bill keeps the House plan to send a fixed amount of money each year to states based on enrollment, the Senate version caps the annual inflation rate to the standard rate, rather than the higher medical inflation rate. Read More »

Former Milwaukee Police officer found not guilty in fatal shooting


Not only did they acquit him on the first-degree reckless homicide charge, but they also declined to choose lesser options that included second-degree reckless homicide and homicide by negligent operation of a risky weapon. He is expected to face a jury trial in August. Heaggan-Brown and another officer started CPR on Smith . Yanez testified the driver, Philando Castile, disregarded his commands not to take out his gun and he feared for his life. Read More »

Celtics take Jayson Tatum of Duke with No. 3 pick

Jackson said he didn't work out for Boston because he and his agent didn't think the Celtics were interested in him when they had the number one overall pick. 4 was "probably the ideal landing place" for the former KU freshman given how everything unfolded in the last week. "You know , I was surprised because they had the No. Read More »