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'No Cuts to Medicaid': Disabled Protesters Carried Away From McConnell's Office

'No Cuts to Medicaid': Disabled Protesters Carried Away From McConnell's Office

The Senate bill would, beginning in 2020, phase out over four years extra money that Obamacare offered to states that expanded Medicare coverage for low-income people, The Associated Press reported . She said they were later reunited with their wheelchairs. "Members that were able bodied or had the ability to get out of their wheelchairs laid on the floor and acted out a "die-in" and chanted 'Don't cut Medicaid , save our liberty, '" said Halvorson over text while she was held at Capitol ... Read More

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Trump accuses Obama of inaction

Trump accuses Obama of inaction

The Senate and House of Representatives' committees on foreign relations as well as special counsel Robert Mueller are now probing Russia's meddling in the election and the alleged collusion by Trump administration officials. "For Donald Trump , who openly egged on the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton's emails and celebrated every release of these stolen documents to criticize Obama, now it's a bit like somebody knowingly receiving stolen property blaming the police for not ... Read More

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Trump Says He Hopes Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out

Trump Says He Hopes Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out

Rice's criticisms have been joined by a couple other Democrats. In this March 28, 2017 photo, House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J. Trump wrote, referring to Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. "Time to move forward and win again", tweeted Joe Cunningham, a Democrat who is running against Rep. Read More

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Trump mulling firing special counsel on Russia Robert Mueller

Mueller, "he has no intention to do so", the White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters late Tuesday after a day of speculation over Mr. "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair", Mr. Gingrich tweeted. I know Bob Mueller. 'Yeah, all I've heard so much are rumors, ' Ryan said during his Capitol Hill presser Tuesday morning . Read More

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Dad receives phone call from son after believing he was dead

Dad receives phone call from son after believing he was dead

Kerrigan's sister, Carole Meikle , said that after getting the news, she rushed to the area behind a Verizon Store in Fountain Valley where the body had been found and forced herself to look. Doug Easton, an attorney hired by Kerrigan, said coroner's officials apparently weren't able to match the corpse's fingerprints through a law enforcement database and instead identified Kerrigan by using an old driver's license photo. Read More

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Jury votes revealed in Tensing murder retrial

Jury votes revealed in Tensing murder retrial

Jurors reportedly deliberated for more than 31 hours this week. For the third time in a week, the trial of a police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man has ended without a conviction , the latest setback for prosecutors and activists seeking greater accountability for the use of deadly force by the police. Read More

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Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz

Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz

For now, he assumes the rarified position of having his number adorn that right-field facade, territory that he says he did once reach during batting practice. Fans were given posters with the No. 34, and it was painted onto both on-deck circles. The beloved slugger shook hands with virtually everyone on the field as he left it, accompanied by video from the careers of the other 10 players with their numbers retired. Read More

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How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

Trump said it was hard to weigh competing forces while drafting the bill , but that the bill revealed by the Senate this week was a good start. "Remember keep your doctor, keep your plan", the president wrote early Saturday morning . It cuts taxes. It bails out insurance companies. "And we'll see if we can take care of that". Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer appears at a press conference with a sign that he had personally edited to read "Mean-er" after Senate Republicans unveiled ... Read More

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Watters: 'Are the Democrats Sick of Losing Yet?'

If she hadn't won , the Congressional Leadership Fund - the biggest outside spender in the race - was planning to keep its office in the district open right through November 2018. The election will not significantly change the balance of power in Washington , where Republicans control the White House and both chambers of Congress. Read More

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After visit, Ryan says Scalise is 'doing well'

Hodgkinson had expressed anti-Republican views online but Slater said, "There were no threats whatsoever". "In April 2017, the shooter rented a storage unit in Alexandria", Slater said, "in which we found a laptop computer, an excess of 20o rounds of ammunition, a receipt for a November, 2016 gun purchase, and additional SKS rifle components". Read More

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Congressional Russia probes to question John Podesta and election experts

Congressional Russia probes to question John Podesta and election experts

The report regarding Podesta's testimony comes as the House Intelligence Committee continues to investigate the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with the Russian government in order to influence the elections. But that hacking is at the core of the investigation into Russia's possible meddling in the campaign so whether he meant to or not, Trump's tweet once again brings the issue of Moscow's effort to hurt Clinton's candidacy to the forefront. Read More

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Rep. Moulton calls for new Democratic leadership

Rep. Moulton calls for new Democratic leadership

Several Democratic representatives, including Ryan, plan on discussing possible efforts to oust Pelosi on a meeting planned for Thursday. It's about all they can do. And Republican Ralph Norman defeated Democrat Archie Parnell on Tuesday in SC for the House seat vacated by White House budget director Mick Mulvaney. Read More

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Critics of Senate Health Bill Hope to Sway GOP Sen. Cassidy

Donald Trump has signalled that he is willing to work with four Republican senators who have said they're "not ready to vote" for the Senate's Obamacare repeal and replacement bill. The Senate plan repeals the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, slashes federal support of Medicaid and eliminates taxes on the wealthy and insurers that now help pay for care for the poor. Read More

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Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

He said he wouldn't vote for a bill that that "takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans", which is sort of the bread-and-butter of Republican health policy. Lawmakers intend to vote on the Senate's Obamacare replacement plan before their July 4 recess. The Senate plan significantly scales back Medicaid - a healthcare programme for the poor - and repeals Obamacare's taxes on the wealthy. Read More

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Police investigate robbery at property rented by rap star Lil' Kim

Police investigate robbery at property rented by rap star Lil' Kim

She's officially been labeled a person of interest. Lil Kim has found herself under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department after a woman claims she was robbed by the Brooklyn rapper's goons. Kim's deposit check and cash, totaling at least $20k. Kim's representatives declined to comment on the TMZ report . As a result the LAPD have launched an investigation into the robbery that could land Lil' Kim in some legal hot water. Read More

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Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

In an interview on NBC News' " Meet The Press ", the Wisconsin Republican complained the GOP's repeal and replace Obamacare efforts in both the House and Senate so far have fallen far short. No Democrat is supporting the plan which means Republicans can only afford to lose two Republican votes in the Senate or else the bill will fail. Read More

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Trump signs bill aiming to hold VA employees accountable

Trump signs bill aiming to hold VA employees accountable

Trump said that "one of my great joys" during his presidential campaign was "all the time spent ... meeting with our nation's veterans". The bill also comes three years after several veterans died while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA hospital and other centers across the country as some VA employees covered up the lengthy wait times. Read More

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New TV ads target Senate Republicans over health care

New TV ads target Senate Republicans over health care

The two leaders struck a tone of bipartisanship in a joint interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper Thursday night at the Congressional Baseball Game, though they stressed they still had their policy differences. John Thune (R-S.D.), the 3rd-ranking Republican in the Upper Chamber, told the newswire this week. MacArthur's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's description of the bill MacArthur helped resuscitate. Read More

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Government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

Government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

Sunday. The message on Mr Kasich's site also played an Islamic call to prayer. A link to the System Dz Facebook page was posted as well. "We apologize for any inconvenience". "Radical Islam infiltrating the heartland". It also showed up on the Brookhaven, L.I., homepage, as well as the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, Casino Control and Ohio Office of Workforce Transformation, the New York Post reported. Read More

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Sheriff: Teen injured after fall from Six Flags 'Sky Ride'

Sheriff: Teen injured after fall from Six Flags 'Sky Ride'

The girl was taken to the hospital. A 14-year-old suffered minor injuries after she fell from a theme park attraction at Six Flags Great Escape on Saturday, according to WTEN . The ride was stopped by the operator after being formed about a rider in distress, officials said. The ride has since been closed in order to carry out additional safety checks, however, officials confirm that it seemed to be working properly. Read More

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Radio operators 'ham' it up at Aiken field day

Radio operators 'ham' it up at Aiken field day

But Field Day is the big one. Cory Lynch of MVARA spoke on how essential the ham radio is, "When the infrastructure goes down for phone calls, and public safety, radio, and internet, amateur radio is there to help". Lance Tagliapietra, vice president of Winona Ham Radio, said, "The furthest I've talked to is Estonia". Field day planning begins in April as members discuss the anticipated conditions, what they should bring and the anticipated adjustments made before they go live. Read More

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The DC Memorial For A Murdered Muslim Teen Was Set On Fire

A vigil and prayer service Tuesday night at the impromptu memorial was followed by iftar - the daily meal after sunset to break the daily fast that many Muslims observe during the holy month of Ramadan. "In the general area, it's very somber [and] we're obviously upset - people are sad, some are scared, some are concerned", he said. The chief acknowledged that many people still strongly feel that it must have been a hate crime. Read More

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Gray Goes 7 Innings, Athletics Rally To Beat White Sox 5-3

While his minor league production has been solid, if underwhelming for a prospect of his caliber, the A's are expected to give the rookie infielder a long leash with both Marcus Semien and Chad Pinder sitting on the disabled list. The 35-year-old Californian is four strikeouts shy of 2,000 for his career and had 16 in three starts while surrendering three runs combined before suffering a back injury. Read More

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Castaic Lake fire now 800 acres, 20 percent contained

Castaic Lake fire now 800 acres, 20 percent contained

The National Weather Service reported the temperature in nearby Saugus was 97 degrees at 3 p.m., with relative humidity 23 percent and southwest winds of 10 miles per hour gusting to 18 miles per hour. In northern Los Angeles County, a wildfire by Castaic Lake is burning about 0.8 of a square mile (2 square kilometers) in a remote area. Two outbuildings had been destroyed, Licon said. Read More

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LSU, Florida advance to finals

LSU, Florida advance to finals

The Chicago Cubs' first-round draft pick limited top-seeded Oregon State to two hits over 7 1/3 innings in a performance Friday that carried the Tigers to a 3-1 victory and ended the Beavers' 23-game winning streak. Still, the junior catcher's blast gave LSU the boost it needed against an OSU club that entered with a nation-leading 1.86 ERA. LSU third inning - Kramer Robertson walked and advanced to second base on a hit-and-run ground out to the shortstop by Cole Freeman. Read More

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