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Trump slams GOP for healthcare disaster in Twitter rant

In a Saturday morning Twitter rant, Trump said the Republicans should end the filibuster rule, one of the Senate's most cherished quirks, and pass everything by a simple majority vote . But historically, and facing increasingly narrow elections that can flip control of the Senate every few years, most senators have opposed permanently jettisoning the rule that allows the minority party to indefinitely obstruct something that has majority support. Read More »

Trump forces out chief of staff in new chaos


According to CNN , Priebus wanted to leave the White House and had talked to Trump about his exit. Scaramucci made clear when he was hired that he reported not to Priebus but directly to the president, and by Wednesday night, he was publicly suggesting that the chief of staff was a leaker and even threatened to seek an FBI investigation. Read More »

Trump blasts Senate rules, threatens to end subsidies to health insurance companies

A majority of Americans are ready to move on from healthcare reform at this point after the U.S. Senate's effort to dismantle Obamacare failed on Friday, according to an exclusive Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Saturday. As the Senate stays in session during the first two weeks of the traditional August recess, they are expected to tackle a long list of nominations to help fill out the Trump administration. Read More »

Putin ratifies the agreement on Armenian-Russian United forces


To be precise, the deal allows Russian forces to continue using the airbase for another 49 years from now. The document is published on the official web portal of legal information. The protocol was signed in Damascus on January 18, 2017, and "is aimed at establishing the worldwide legal framework regulating the conditions for the presence of the Russian air group in Syria and boosting the defense potential of Russia and Syria proceeding from the parties' mutual desire to strengthen ... Read More »

President threat: End of subsidies if health care law isn't repealed


The Speaker's statement that the House would be "willing" to go to conference does not ease my concern that this shell of a bill could be taken up and passed at any time . "It's very hard to disappoint your colleagues and I know that there's probably disappointment because it was the three votes that Sen". Republicans made a promise to the American people to repeal and replace this failing law, and while many of us have worked to keep that promise, our efforts were unsuccessful. Read More »

ITR filing date extended; new date to be announced


The interest on the refund is calculated from the beginning of the financial year, which is April 1 to the date when the refunds are granted. Delayed filing of ITR is also not going to draw any penalty this year. Select the appropriate ITR, Assessment Year and XML file previously saved earlier. Here are six type of incomes which are most likely to get missed while filing returns. Read More »

China and Russia have 'responsibility' for North Korea nuclear threat, says Tillerson


President Moon Jae In also said that unilateral sanctions would be considered against Pyongyang and ordered the deployment of additional THAAD (the USA anti-missile system) launchers to Seongju, 300 kilometres south-east of Seoul. Mr Brownlee said he had spoken earlier in the week with his South Korean counterpart, Kang Kyung-wha, about the threat. China has serious concerns over THAAD, considering it a threat to its own security. Read More »

White House: Trump intends to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill


The ministry is also suspending the U.S. Embassy's use of two sites - a storage facility and a dacha on an island in the Moscow River. The bill also punishes Iran and North Korea for their weapons programs. The bill underwent revisions to address concerns voiced by American oil and natural gas companies that sanctions specific to Russia's energy sector could backfire on them to Moscow's benefit. Read More »

What's next for Girvin after Haskell win?


McCraken (7-1) and Practical Joke (4-1) were relative surprises as well. But Girvin , with Robby Albarado in the irons for the first time, had other plans. A hoof injury cropped up before the Kentucky Derby, in which he was a rough-trip 13th after missing a workout. That he returned from his classic try and was beaten just a nose by multiple graded victor Irap in the June 24 Ohio Derby (G3) told Sharp he was accurate to think Girvin wasn't that far off in his conditioning. Read More »

Sharad Yadav speaks against JD-U alliance with BJP


Talking to mediapersons in Delhi , Yadav said the mandate was not for the JD (U ) to join hands with the BJP. Less than 48 hours after dumping Lalu Yadav and resetting his government with the BJP as alliance partner , Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has cleared police action against the sand mafia. Read More »

'I have a boa constrictor stuck to my face'


The woman told the 911 dispatcher that there was blood everywhere. "Please hurry", she screamed. "So the boa constrictor has a hold of your nose?" The dispatcher notified paramedics, then tried to figure out more about the woman's predicament, which was clearly petrifying her. Read More »

MFA condemns North Korea's ballistic missile test


The launch came only hours after new sanctions were slapped on North Korea by Japan , whose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: "As long as North Korea continues these provocations, the U.S., South Korea , China and Russian Federation and the whole global community must closely cooperate and apply additional pressure". Read More »

Commentator Les Murray, Australia's 'Mr Football', dies at age 71


But his passion for football rapidly brought him into the sports team. Having stepped back from a full time role following the 2014 World Cup finals, he continued to play an active role with SBS on a part-time basis, as recently as earlier this month penning a column on the broadcaster's website to weigh in on the current impasse between the FFA and A-League clubs. Read More »

Trump Says Republican senators 'look like fools' after health Bill's failure

Vice President Mike Pence , the former governor of IN, one of the most Conservative voices of the establishment Republicans and White House Chief of Staff Priebus convinced Trump, that they could get wins IN the House and the Senate. Major health care organizations denounced the attempted Obamacare repeal , including the American Medical Association, the AARP and the American Hospital Association. Read More »

Gov. El-Rufai reacts to Kaduna NUJ attacks


Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central, had confirmed the development. Just last week, the Sani-chaired Senate Committee on Foreign Loans had denied approval for a loan request by the Kaduna State Government, in a move that many argued might be part of the political friction. Read More »

Republicans defy party to kill off Obamacare repeal bill

Democrats, meanwhile, are united in opposition to any bill that would undo President Obama's legacy on health care. "This was a disappointment, a disappointment indeed", Mitch McConnell , the Senate Republican leader, told ... All Democrats were joined by GOP Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La. But Republicans again were unable to get behind a single measure . If it does become law, a " death spiral " could begin - which means that without a mandate to buy insurance, younger people who tend to be ... Read More »

Trump blames Beijing after North Korea's missile taunt


The heavier the payload, the shorter the range. The U.S. also said it conducted a successful test of a missile defense system located in Alaska. Mr. Pyongyang's statements came hours after two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers flew over the Korean Peninsula accompanied by South Korean and Japanese jet fighters. Read More »

12 inmates escape Walker County Jail; manhunt underway


The Walker County Sheriff's Office announced the escape In a Facebook post Sunday. Twelve inmates originally escaped from the jail, but six of the inmates were captured, according to the Walker County Sheriff's Office. Residents near Walker County Jail in Jasper, Alabama have been warned to stay indoors. Ethan Howard Pearl, 24, of Jasper who was jailed for resisting arrest, obstructing government operations, possession of drug paraphernalia, promoting prison contraband, and failure to ... Read More »

Russian Federation takes first measures in response to U.S. sanctions


The Senate backed the bill, which also imposes sanctions on Iran and North Korea , by a margin of 98-2 with strong support from Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats. After Aug. 1, US staff will also be barred from using a recreational property on the bucolic island of Serebryany Bor, along with being barred from using warehouses on Moscow's Dorozhnaya Street. Read More »

Russian Federation to ban VPNs


Popular social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, for example, are blocked in the country, with a pilot free-trade zone active in Shanghai in the past that allowed some access to such content, although still heavily restricted. Read More »

Two arrested after body found in freezer in Campbell

U.S. Marshals served arrest warrants on two people after a body was found stuffed inside a padlocked freezer in Campbell, Ohio. Investigators believe the body is female. Youngstown Police say they are investigating whether this case is related to a missing person case they are handling. We have no identification on the remains at this time. Read More »

Putin orders US to cut Moscow embassy staff


Lavrov added, however, that Moscow was ready to "normalize the bilateral ties with the USA and cooperate on important global issues". Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday said it is ordering the U.S. "The Senate will move to approve the Iran and Russian Federation sanctions it originally passed six weeks ago, as well as the North Korea sanctions developed by the House ", he added. Read More »

Republican governor 'glad' GOP didn't fulfill ObamaCare pledge now

Now that Republicans have the chance to cast a meaningful vote with a president willing to sign it, they caved. The more conservative Republican-controlled U.S. Yet party leaders - backed by outside groups - are signaling that they would probably move on to taxes. The Trump administration has become engulfed in internal drama over personnel and personalities. Read More »

Super PAC Hopes to Move Republicans to Work With Democrats

Not only was the Republican diagnosis wrong, but also leaders like the House speaker, Paul Ryan , and the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell , tried to push through legislation that was devoid of any ideas and would have weakened the health care system and left millions unable to afford health care. Read More »