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Disability advocates arrested during health care protest at McConnell's office

Disability advocates arrested during health care protest at McConnell's office One of the protesters who was arrested, Mike Oxford, told CNN that the police acted professionally and used accessible paddy wagons with wheelchair lifts to transport the protesters with mobility disabilities . An analysis from the Congressional Budget Office indicates that the bill passed by the House would lead to $834 billion less in Medicaid spending over 10 years. [Full Article...]

CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill Democrats were hoping to scare off as many Republican votes as possible by planning efforts around the country to criticize the measure. Like a House version of the legislation, the bill would fundamentally change the structure of Medicaid , which provides health insurance to 74 million people with disabilities or poor Americans, including almost 40 percent of all children. [Full Article...]

Trump to Pelosi: I Like You Right Where You Are

Trump to Pelosi: I Like You Right Where You Are We're going to have those discussions". "We as Democrats have to come to terms with the fact that we lost again", he said. "I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly", she said. " She fits the stereotype of exactly what swing voters can't stand about the Democratic Party". The one Democratic district is still Democratic. In South Carolina's fifth congressional district, which held a spec... [Full Article...]

McCain slams Pentagon for Afghan policy delay

While more military support from the US would be welcomed, it should focus on providing more backup support to Afghan fighters rather than any return to an earlier phase of the war when USA troops were in the lead, officials said Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Suspect in congressional baseball shooting has died

Suspect in congressional baseball shooting has died Sanders noted Wednesday that he was aware that Hodgkinson had volunteered on his presidential campaign and denounced the violence. "I had no idea this was going to happen", she said during a brief address to the media Thursday afternoon, during which she was visibly upset. [Full Article...]

Heavy Rains And Flooding As Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall

While Houston has remained safe, areas like Galveston are experiencing heavy downpours and some flooding. In Knoxville, Tennessee, the power-generating Tennessee Valley Authority, said it was drawing down water levels on nine lakes it controls along the Tennessee River and its tributaries in Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky, anticipating heavy runoff from Cindy's rains once the storm moves inla... [Full Article...]

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

And former President Barack Obama , who has been hesitant to speak up on political issues since leaving office, waded into the debate Thursday, saying the Senate proposal showed a "fundamental meanness". "I disagree, because they had 60 votes". Over time , the flexibility built into the legislation and the return to more market competition should slow the rise of insurance premiums. [Full Article...]

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill In both plans, states could keep coverage for the higher-income adults, but federal taxpayers would not continue to pay a larger share of the bill. Due to unanimous opposition from Democrats, Republican leaders can afford no more than two Republican defections for the bill to pass. [Full Article...]

Dancing host Kevin Spacey steals the show at Tony Awards

Rachel Bay Jones won best featured actress , and several times the show's stars and writers were called up onto the stage as the show also took best book, score and orchestrations. A who's who of the world's best actors have taken aim at Donald Trump during a series of politically charged speeches at the Tony Awards , which celebrate the best Broadway productions. [Full Article...]

Virginia primary to help gauge U.S. political mood under Trump

Gov Ralph Northam in the primary for the Democratic nomination for Virginia Governor. Northam wasn't uncritical of Trump, but was slower to focus his campaign's energy on opposition to the President. Northam had $1.3 million in cash while Perriello had $733,000. The former congressman from Charlottesville made his anti-Trump message a priority early on, and he told NPR that was a big rea... [Full Article...]

Utah governor: Weed torch set fire near ski town

A wildfire near a southern Utah ski town has forced the evacuations of 400 more homes after the fire doubled in size amid high winds, authorities said Thursday. The fire's reach has been aided by high winds and temperatures, though the heat is expected to ease off in the coming days. In Arizona, astronomers fear a almost 46-square-mile (74-square-kilometer) wildfire may have caused heat da... [Full Article...]

Here's how the LAPD's cadet youth program scandal unfolded

Here's how the LAPD's cadet youth program scandal unfolded The LAPD has been reviewing its cadet program since three teens were arrested last week for allegedly stealing police cruisers and going on patrol. A neighbor, who asked not to be identified for fear of repercussions, told the Los Angeles Times that Cain has an extensive gun collection and likes to build and modify his own AR-15 semiautomatic rifles. [Full Article...]

Seattle police: No choice but lethal force in fatal shooting

Seattle police: No choice but lethal force in fatal shooting According to audio recordings released by police, Lyles and the officers can be heard calmly talking about someone taking her video game console. A previous version of this story incorrectly said no one had left or entered the apartment in the hours before the shooting. [Full Article...]

California father arrested for murder of son, missing 2 months

California father arrested for murder of son, missing 2 months MORE: Dad of missing South Pasadena boy says he was possibly "attacked" at parkHe was taken into custody at that time, but he was later released due to lack of evidence . Sheriff's officials say the father took prescription pills and was in a auto doused in gasoline. After reviewing all of the evidence in this case, following several searches of the suspect's home, his mother's home in Montebel... [Full Article...]

The Military Might Delay Policy That Lets Transgender People Enlist

The Military Might Delay Policy That Lets Transgender People Enlist According to the Associated Press , service leaders are asking for a six month delay, rejecting Air Force and Army requests to delay the new policy for two years. They also want to review the policy after a year to see how it's being implemented. "Each day that passes without implementing the final piece of this important policy harms our military readiness and restricts the Armed Forces' abili... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump has no intention of firing Robert Mueller: White House

Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who testified Tuesday before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One that "while the president has the right to" fire Robert Mueller , "he has no intention to do so". [Full Article...]

McConnell's Focus: Finding Votes For Senate Health Care Bill

Heller, who faces re-election in 2018 in the Democratic-leaning state, said on Friday: "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans". "I want the bill to look more like a repeal bill", Paul told MSNBC on Friday. "It's just a tax cut for high-income people", said Mark Mazur, director of the Tax Policy ... [Full Article...]

Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

Alexandria police chief Michael Brown lauded the heroic actions of officer Nicole Battaglia and two other officers who were the first to arrive at the field. They revealed that they found a note on the gunman, James Hodgkinson with members of Congress's names on it. His office issued a statement Friday afternoon saying the congressman was moved from the ICU at MedStar Washington Hospital Cent... [Full Article...]

Tornado warning no longer in effect, but watch effective until 8 tonight

Tornado warning no longer in effect, but watch effective until 8 tonight We did not some pretty nasty storms earlier on Thursday evening. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect as Cindy marches through the Mid-South. Additional rainfall of 1"-3" is likely, with locally higher amounts. Even Indiana in the Midwest felt the impact of Cindy, which sprang Tuesday from the Gulf of Mexico as a tropical storm before roughing up the Deep South and making landfall Thursday. [Full Article...]

Democratic Rep. says Pelosi is 'impediment' to taking back House majority

Democratic Rep. says Pelosi is 'impediment' to taking back House majority During her weekly news conference around the same time , a defiant Pelosi challenged the idea that she should go simply because the GOP base doesn't like her, noting that the right tends to denigrate whatever Democrat happens to be in power. [Full Article...]


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