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Democrats face a hard road to victory in 2018

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Last month's congressional race in Montana, meanwhile, featured a cowboy poet whose colorful past weighed down his campaign. Still, the frustration among rank-and-file Democrats was visible on Wednesday, with many lawmakers exasperated that Democrats have now lost four competitive special elections in the Trump era. Read More »

Spithill, Oracle get swagger back with 1st America's Cup win

Burling's admission it was Team New Zealand's mistakes that saw them drop their first race of the finals, comes at a time when the two sides are almost evenly matched. "We worked very hard over the past five days". Oracle had another mistake on the fourth leg when it made a bad gybe and came off its foils. We've seen how Oracle respond in the face of adversity, now it's Team New Zealand's turn. Read More »

Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, but fate uncertain

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But it repeals the individual mandate requiring people to buy health insurance without creating incentives for Americans to stay in their plans. The proposal would impose long-term federal spending cuts on the program. She said that the Affordable Care Act is critical to getting her daughter the care she needs. Assuming every Democrat is a no vote, the GOP can't afford more than 2 of their own senators to vote against the bill. Read More »

Senate health care bill weakens patient protections, caps Medicaid funding

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Jacky Rosen announced this week she would seek his Senate seat. That's because the slow growth rate used to calculate the cost of the program would eventually cause a gap between the overall cost of the program and the funds available to pay for the it, forcing states to make hard decisions on how to make up the shortfall. Read More »

On Brexit's Anniversary, Brussels Rebuffs May

She has pledged that any lawful European Union citizen who is in the United Kingdom on the day of Brexit will be safeguarded and won't be made to leave however, if British expats are provided with the same reassurance. "The UK will always be committed to the defense of Europe", she said. Theresa May's United Kingdom migrant offer to EU citizens following Brexit is "below expectations", European officials have said. Read More »

The Time to Shift California Democratic Leadership May Be Here

Tim Ryan of OH, who tried unsuccessfully to unseat Pelosi as party leader last fall. Pelosi, speaking to reporters on Thursday, said she's confident she has the support in her caucus. "That would be very bad for the Republican Party". The House Minority Leader is feeling the pressure from all sides after Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff in a special election in Georgia. Read More »

Tensions rise after Syrian jet downed, missile attack

Yaari also told The Times of Israel that his sources were "amazed" at the poor performance of the Iranian missiles. Deir el-Zour is home to both Islamic State militants and civilians. Earlier, Syrian forces attacked coalition fighters in Ja'Din, wounding a number of fighters and driving them from the town. To "honor the blood spilled by innocent people on June 7 in Tehran ", the IRGC fired six medium-range ground-to-ground missiles from their bases in Kurdistan and Kermanshah ... Read More »

Sunday shows preview: Senate healthcare debate heats up

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Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada told reporters on Friday that he will not vote for Senate Republican leadership's healthcare bill as it stands now. The Senate's plan, like one passed by the House of Representatives, rolls back numerous provisions of Obamacare , including taking deep cuts from Medicaid program. Read More »

USA confirms high-level visit to N. Korea behind student's release

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Some analysts speculated that Rodman may even be carrying a message from President Donald Trump , who previously had praised Rodman's efforts to engage North Korea . The official referred to them as "hostages". North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government. Yun then met last week with the North Korean ambassador at the U.N.in NY. Read More »

British PM Theresa May reshuffles Cabinet

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United Kingdom political parties must focus on delivering a successful Brexit rather than being preoccupied by infighting, tenant farmers have said. Despite their rancorous split past year, Mr Johnson immediately welcomed Mr Gove's return to the Cabinet, tweeting: It's a GOVErnment of all the talents. Read More »

China, US agree aim of "complete, irreversible" Korean denuclearization

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Mattis said he reaffirmed with his Chinese counterpart that North Korea's nuclear programs pose a threat to the region and the world. Just two days earlier , Trump had condemned the "brutality of the North Korean regime" after the death of Otto Warmbier , an American student who was detained in North Korea for almost a year and a half. Read More »

Britain Investigates After UK Lawmakers Hit by Possible Cyber Security Attack

The Westminster spokesperson said parliament was working with the National Cyber Security Centre to secure the computer network and investigate the incident. Liam Fox, the minister for global trade, said the attack was not a surprise and should act as a warning to Britons. Sky's Home Affairs Editor, Mark White, said: "It comes just a few days after an online group claimed it had hacked the email accounts and passwords of Government ministers and was offering that for sale". Read More »

US wants 'much greater' China pressure on NKorea

The meeting of top USA and Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs was held a day after President Donald Trump said China's efforts to use its leverage with Pyongyang had failed, raising fresh doubts about his administration's strategy for countering the threat from North Korea. Read More »

Steve Scalise out of intensive care

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Former neighbors and family members, meanwhile, said their encounters with Hodgkinson were marked by displays of simmering anger and unusual behavior. On Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a statement saying that the gunman who shot Rep. Scalise and four others last week had a note with the names of six legislative members written in bold. Read More »

Mexico Is World's 2nd Deadliest, Per Trump, Citing Disputed Data

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The US president said the addition would cover construction costs and provide cheap, renewable energy. Moreover, the billionaire also promised that he would force Mexico to pay for the erection of the structure, but Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto did not support this proposal. Read More »

Iran holds Quds Day rallies amid tensions

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Iran has sworn the destruction of the Jewish state, and backs militant groups with similar ideologies such as the Gaza Strip's Hamas and Lebanon's Hezbollah . Iran also displayed three surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, including the Zolfaghar — the type that Iran used this week to target the Islamic State group in Syria . Read More »

Republican senators 'not ready to vote' for health care bill

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That likely would end the program in MI, one of eight states that expanded Medicaid with the caveat that the expansion would end if federal funding declined. What we do know is that, in Louisiana, the bill would kill the expansion of Medicaid that has brought health care to more than 425,000 residents-with 51,000 of those people living right here in New Orleans. Read More »

House says Trump tweet meets Comey tapes records request

He added: "The people that have been hired are all Hillary Clinton supporters". Trump suggested that Comey's "story may have changed" after he found out that Trump might have taped their conversations. Trump also appeared to agree with Fox host Ainsley Earhardt's suggestion that his initial tweet was meant to keep Comey honest before he shared his accounts of conversations with lawmakers. Read More »

UK PM pledges help for hundreds of evacuated

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Urgent testing is being conducted on external siding panels on apartment blocks following the deadly June 14 blaze that engulfed Grenfell Tower , killing at least 79 people . The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and insulation around gas pipes. Read More »

Puerto Ricans vote for statehood amid economic turmoil

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The referendum transpired without any major incidents except for the burning of U.S. flags by independence activists in front of the Election Commission HQ in San Juan after the polls closed and complaints of irregularities at some polling places that authorities called irrelevant to the final outcome. Read More »

Once again, Jon Ossoff proves you can't buy an election

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But after Donald Trump took office and Republicans dove into their agenda of repealing former President Barack Obama's health care law, Democrats' united opposition papered over their divisions and their generational divides. While Rice acknowledged the credit Pelosi has been given by her colleagues for being a great fundraiser, Rice noted that the money hasn't helped Democrats win elections. Read More »