• Republican senator says Republican health care bill is too Republican
Republican senator says Republican health care bill is too Republican

Like Obamacare, this bill has no bipartisan support, although some Republicans say they're open to negotiation. He pulled out the Senate Republican bill. Last month, a version of Trumpcare that would strip health care from 23 million people passed the House. US Senate Republicans have unveiled a revamped healthcare plan aimed at fulfillin...

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  • Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses
Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses

After the 2016 election , Pelosi faced a challenger to her leadership. In the Ossoff race, even though the 30-year-old documentary filmmaker and former congressional staffer ended up running a more centrist and not Trump-centric campaign, Republicans were able to zero in on the more than $23 million in donations Ossoff raised, largely from lib...

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  • What's next on health care draft in Congress
What's next on health care draft in Congress

Former President Barack Obama has issued a strong denunciation of the Republicans' health care bill presented June 22 in the Senate . Now that the Senate Republican health care bill is public, it is clearer than ever why Majority Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans hid it for weeks.

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  • Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'
Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

However, the tax cuts are very similar to those in the House bill passed last month, though some would be delayed to pay for more generous benefits. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the plan, which he calls a discussion draft , will stabilize insurance markets and cut costs to consumers.

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  • Trump acknowledges for first time he's under investigation
Trump acknowledges for first time he's under investigation

When The Washington Post reported this week that Mueller was investigating Trump for obstruction of justice , a spokesman for the President's private attorney called the leak "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". "As deputy attorney general, you are more involved in policy making, but in terms of the principles of the department and how we ...

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  • Wind howling as final round at Erin Hills gets under way
Wind howling as final round at Erin Hills gets under way

Open and not win, I'd have taken that bet, that's for sure". Rory McIlroy joked earlier in the week that anyone who couldn't hit such wide fairways "might as well pack your bags and go home ". For most others, it was being careless off the tee and facing the rigorous test of recovering. "I played really solid from the moment we got here on Mo...

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  • Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy
Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

He belonged to a number of anti-Republican Facebook groups and had a criminal record that included charges of resisting a peace officer, eluding police, driving under the influence and criminal property damage. Scalise, 51, was in dire condition when he was first shot, but internal bleeding is under control and the prognosis is positive. Three, h...

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  • Wife of alleged Virginia shooter: 'I can't believe he did this'
Wife of alleged Virginia shooter: 'I can't believe he did this'

Bernie Sanders . It is filled with anti-trump messages. In the past, Sanders has called President Donald Trump a "demagogue" and "perhaps the worst and most unsafe president in the history of our country". Will you tell us about this place? Hodgkinson was arrested in 2006 on two counts of battery for striking a man in the face with a wood sho...

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  • Florida Gov. to approve pay raise bill for state workers
Florida Gov. to approve pay raise bill for state workers

Scott in a statement said the legislation will help the state deal with the opioid crisis. "Their job growth rate continues to lag far behind Florida and the nation, and CT has lost more adjusted gross income and people to Florida than any other state in the nation", Scott said.

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  • Northam wins Democratic nomination for governor
Northam wins Democratic nomination for governor

Both contests feature established candidates with lengthy political careers facing off against insurgent, populist candidates hoping to upset the power bases of their respective parties. Tom Perriello , as nominee for governor. Gillespie focused his campaign on taxes, business regulations, and economic growth and hit those themes in his victory...

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  • Bob Stoops Retires As Head Coach Of Oklahoma Football
Bob Stoops Retires As Head Coach Of Oklahoma Football

His presumptive successor, OC Lincoln Riley , has been at Oklahoma for two seasons and will be the 22nd head coach in program history. If the Bears aren't anxious about that and are more focused on making sure they bring in an established, big-time coach , Stoops could get a call.

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  • GOP legislative agenda incomplete, lags as Congress returns
GOP legislative agenda incomplete, lags as Congress returns

The bishops said that if the Senate uses the American Health Care Act as its starting point, they should "retain the positive elements of the bill and remedy its grave deficiencies". On Monday, Mr. Trump endorsed the idea of privatizing the nation's Air Traffic Control system, a plan that was labeled "low hanging fruit" by a top adviser.

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  • Trump keeps his promises scrapping climate deal
Trump keeps his promises scrapping climate deal

Mr Pruitt cited figures on carbon emissions reduction for the 2000 to 2014 period, spanning the previous Obama administration, but noted that the U.S. "When we joined Paris, the rest of the world applauded. because it put this country at disadvantage", Pruitt told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday".

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  • Under Armour's Kevin Plank rips decision to exit Paris climate agreement
Under Armour's Kevin Plank rips decision to exit Paris climate agreement

And outside of City Hall in Paris, where the historic agreement was reached, green lights were also on full display. 7 out of 10 Americans think the U.S. MIT issued the following statement on Thursday, June 1 2017 . China's official Xinhua news agency published a commentary earlier saying that Washington's withdrawal was a "global se...

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  • Trudeau Team 'Disappointed' Over U.S. Exit From Paris Climate Accord
Trudeau Team 'Disappointed' Over U.S. Exit From Paris Climate Accord

Announcing his decision to withdraw from the Paris deal, Trump had alleged that India and China have been left accountable in the agreement. His decision, announced on Thursday, triggered widespread worldwide condemnation. The meeting will end with a joint statement pledging full implementation of the Paris deal, committing China and the Euro...

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  • 'Donald Trump's climate claims on China, India false'
'Donald Trump's climate claims on China, India false'

The decision by the US government to withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Agreement will affect developing nations like Zambia, a senior government official said on Friday. Canada has said its participation in the deal is ironclad. The group is still hashing out the details after an initial rush of statements from mayors condemning T...

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  • IL governor has second chance to enact automatic voter registration
IL governor has second chance to enact automatic voter registration

Michael Madigan announced there would be no floor vote Wednesday in the Democratic-controlled House on budget measures previously approved by the full Senate and advanced Tuesday night by a House committee. Senate President John Cullerton says they can assess how schools are doing under the proposal and can re-evaluate when the time comes. Nelso...

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  • How to watch 'The Bachelorette' season 13, episode 2 online
How to watch 'The Bachelorette' season 13, episode 2 online

It's a tight race, but then Lucas has to show extremely poor sportsmanship by stiff-arming Kenny . Rachel is looking for someone who is "husband material". We had some foreshadowing of what was to come when Rachel complained that DeMario had "dunked" on her during practice and Kareem responded, "Sometimes people do a Jekyll and Hyde on...

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  • Trump's budget director defends plans to cut social programs
Trump's budget director defends plans to cut social programs

While the plan boosts defense spending by $54 billion, it falls short of campaign promises for a "historic" hike in military spending amid plans to rebuild the U.S. The White House responded to Summers' critique calling the Obama administration's economic assumption of 4.5 percent growth rate unrealistic. Early on, the administration's botched ro...

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  • Memorial Day parade, ceremony set for Monday
Memorial Day parade, ceremony set for Monday

The public is encouraged to bring chairs to the event. Delancy said that the Arlington American Legion Post holds a parade every year on Memorial Day "to honor the fallen veterans that never made it home from conflict overseas", he said. Plato American Legion Post 641 will host its service at 9 a.m.in the Plato Community Hall. Lake Mills -...

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  • Bill could turn back page, return power to Texas board of ed
Bill could turn back page, return power to Texas board of ed

The Congressional Budget Office, the non-partisan scoring agency, will announce its much-anticipated update on the American Health Care Act Wednesday afternoon. After significant debate Wednesday, the Senate voted 18-13 to raise the state sales tax from 6 percent to 7.25 percent, then cut all income-tax rates next year with a goal of eventually...

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  • UK PM: Britain was the victim of a 'callous terror attack'
UK PM: Britain was the victim of a 'callous terror attack'

James Corden opened his late night show by addressing the fatal explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester , England Monday night. "This is now being treated as a terrorist attack until police know otherwise", Greater Manchester police said.

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  • Trump vows to 'do everything' for Mideast peace
Trump vows to 'do everything' for Mideast peace

Trump will then travel back to Jerusalem to visit Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and deliver a speech at the Israel Museum. Prime Minister Netanyahu was one of the first world leaders to visit the United States after President Trump's inauguration and today's visit is one more step the President has taken to reaffirm the bond o...

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  • Trump budget slashes safety-net programs
Trump budget slashes safety-net programs

The border security initiative is part of Trump's proposed $44.1 billion DHS budget, a 6.7 percent increase over 2017 funding, according to the release . At the direction of Defense Secretary James Mattis, the Pentagon is carrying out a broad budget and strategy review and experts said this budget is more of a placeholder until that is complet...

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  • Fact Check: 'We Don't Have Health Care In This Country,' Trump Says
Fact Check: 'We Don't Have Health Care In This Country,' Trump Says

Insurance companies can now charge no more than three times what they charge younger people for the same coverage. That loophole is the portion of the bill, which allows states to have waivers to opt out of the American Health Care Act. Even the picture of the current health law isn't as bad as Trump tried to paint it, though. The states in the...

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  • Four Planned Parenthood Clinics Will Close Due to State Funding Cuts
Four Planned Parenthood Clinics Will Close Due to State Funding Cuts

Planned Parenthood local president Betty Cockrum says the law "will have a chilling effect on teenagers already dealing with a hard situation". Similarly, Planned Parenthood's annual cancer screenings have reportedly decreased 68 percent, an outcome that leaves the group with less than two percent of US cancer screenings performed for women.

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  • Severe weather outbreak predicted in Oklahoma, Kansas
Severe weather outbreak predicted in Oklahoma, Kansas

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch that's effective until 10 p.m. for the western half of North Texas, including Tarrant and Dallas counties. Thunderstorms had caused some issues in Ellis and Woodward County during the afternoon on Thursday . The Tulsa metro now resides in the enhanced region and may experience severe weathe...

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  • Schenectady school budget: What you are voting on
Schenectady school budget: What you are voting on

With those modifications, the gap between the $22 million voters approved and what the new school plans are now estimated at has closed to within $400,000, according to district administrator Charles Pursell. He was followed by Hoffman with 1,466, Blais at 1,248 and Jennyfer Gleason, the race's fourth candidate, with 934 votes. The Panama Central...

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  • No. 19 Men's Tennis Opens NCAA Regional in Gainesville
No. 19 Men's Tennis Opens NCAA Regional in Gainesville

The Fightin' Engineers made their first NCAA Division III Tournament appearance since 2011 and the second in school history this season. Texas A&M, making its 18th-consecutive and 23rd overall appearance in the NCAA tournament, won two of the three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead over the Warhawks.

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  • GOP lawmaker cautions health care bill is Obamacare 'tweak'
GOP lawmaker cautions health care bill is Obamacare 'tweak'

The health insurance market is about to collapse, and Republican senators must agree on a solution or face the wrath of angry voters. If the House bill with the 5-to-1 rate banding were to become law, older adults would pay more than current law, according to an estimate by the Rand Corporation , which evaluated an earlier version of the Ameri...

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