National Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'
Author: 0 Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions. The Senate bill would also cut all taxes related to the Affordable Care Act, including mandates that everyone have health insurance and that employers with more than 50 workers provide health coverage for their workers.

Author: 0 Sketches of White House press briefing released

While some voices at conservative media outlets have criticised the sketch session, CNN is arguing that it "did serve a journalistic objective, in the same way that courtroom sketches do". but make no mistake; by isolating themselves from the media, the White House is isolating itself from the American public as well. Press secretaries for Democratic and Republican presidents have held on-camera briefings on a regular basis for the past quarter century.

Author: 0 Senate Republicans Work To Gather Votes To Pass Health Care Bill

Thursday night, he tweeted his support for the Senate GOP draft bill released earlier in the day as the vehicle to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act . President Trump has urged lawmakers to pass the overhaul, which features billions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid, the health care program for the poor, disabled and nursing home residents, and dramatic tax cuts for wealthy Americans.

Author: 0 Arizonans Share Perspectives On New Senate Health Bill

If they get sick down the road, they could just start buying insurance then. The U.S. House of Representatives' version of the Obamcare repeal bill includes a provision in which customers must maintain coverage or pay more , but Democrats argued that conflicted with Republican President Donald Trump's promise to keep the guaranteed insurance provision of Obamacare .

Author: 0 The Slants win Supreme Court case over disparaging trademarks

He added that the disparagement clause in the law "offends a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend". A U.S. District Court judge upheld that ruling in 2015. Those four justices agreed with the overall conclusion of the court but don't sign on to some parts of the analysis, arguing instead that the constitutional ban on "viewpoint discrimination" renders some of the majority's analysis unnecessary.

Author: 0 Senate health care bill includes deep cuts to Medicaid

The program now helps low-income adults, their children, people with disabilities, pregnant women and the elderly in nursing homes. They are doing this even though this bill affects one-sixth of our economy. "That's not going to happen with us". Nevada Senator Dean Heller announced he will not vote for the American Health Care Act as it is now written, making him the fifth GOP senator to say they won't vote for the bill since it was released Thursday morning.

Author: 0 Trump adviser who advocated violence visits White House

On Sunday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer continued the Trump administration's fight against transparency by holding a meeting with reporters who were forced to refrain from recording any of what was said. "I don't know why we covered that gaggle today, quite honestly Brooke, if they cant' give us the answers to the questions on camera or where we can record the audio", Mr Acosta said.

National Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital
Author: 0 Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital

Alexandria shooting victim Matt Mika was discharged from George Washington University Hospital on Friday after being shot several times last week, according to a statement from his family. Thank you to Jayson Werth for stopping by to visit Matt Mika, who was injured in last week's congressional baseball incident. Mika had participated in the Congressional Baseball Game for years.

Author: 0 White House reporters object to off-camera briefings

Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dodged questions of a promotion Wednesday, saying she serves at the pleasure of the president. Trump hasn't held a full news conference since February , or participated in interviews since the end of April. "It feels like we're slowly but surely being dragged into what is a new normal in this country, where the president of the United States is allowed to insulate himself from answering hard questions", Acosta said Monday , while ...

Author: 0 New White House chief usher moves from Trump hotel

White House press secretary Sean Spicer demanded that cameras be turned off at his daily briefing on April 7 at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago property in West Palm Beach, Fla. ". I think that we have done a very good job of not just providing opportunities here at a daily briefing but also making ourselves available as a staff nearly 24 hours a day when it comes down to it".

National Karen Handel speaks to FOX 5 following 6th District win
Author: 0 Karen Handel speaks to FOX 5 following 6th District win

Tim Walz of Minnesota. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks about the recent attack on the Republican Congressional Baseball team during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington , U.S., June 15, 2017. Rep. Filemon Vela (D., Texas), who supported Ryan over Pelosi in the leadership election, agreed. For Republicans , Pelosi is the symbol of all that is wrong with the Democratic party , and tying Ossoff to her political name helped spell an end for his ...

Author: 0 Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Senate GOP Health Care Bill

Four conservative Republican senators quickly announced initial opposition to the bill and others were evasive, raising the specter of a jarring rejection by the Republican-controlled body. "We're now at 8 percent", Sandoval said Friday. A number of Republicans such as Susan Collins and ME said it was "too soon" to judge the bill until they had had a chance to read it.

Author: 0 Alabama warns of floating fire ants in flood waters

Louis)-KTRS The St. Louis-area child who was killed on an Alabama beach when he was hit by debris as Tropical Storm Cindy churned the Gulf of Mexico has been identified. In Fairfield, the storm destroyed a liquor store, an oil change shop and a KFC. A Coast Guard cutter escorted the vessel to Freeport, Texas. The governor says he's received no reports of widespread flooding damage to homes or businesses and no requests for search and rescue needs.

National Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office
Author: 0 Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office

Video showed Capitol Police officers carrying out protesters as they chanted "no cuts to Medicaid , save our liberty". Reporters tweeted photos of the protesters being carried out by Capitol Police. Alison Barkoff, director of advocacy for the Center for Public Representation, also helped organize the protest Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

National Barack Obama slams Republican health bill and warns millions will lose care
Author: 0 Barack Obama slams Republican health bill and warns millions will lose care

Heller, who is up for reelection in 2018, has expressed concerns about the way the measure addresses the future of Medicaid . That could add Mr Heller's name to Mr Trump's call list. "It's not that they're opposed", he said. They said GOP characterizations of the law as failing are wrong and said the Republican plan would boot millions off coverage and leave others facing higher outof pocket costs.

National Lacklustre Johanna Konta crashes out of Aegon Classic in Birmingham
Author: 0 Lacklustre Johanna Konta crashes out of Aegon Classic in Birmingham

The world number seven looked better in the second set, with her first serve coming good at last at 6-1 1-2, and Vandeweghe's game starting to suffer from errors. "Me losing second round against a very good player on this surface is by no means a blow". I think I played a great match there. "It is part of the game".

National Cindy: More rain in Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia
Author: 0 Cindy: More rain in Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast was still suffering the effects of Cindy, a former tropical storm that crawled ashore from the Gulf of Mexico early Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas state line. Parts of southeast Arkansas can expect to see heavy rainfall as the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy move northward through the state. Ford says he'd rather people use common sense and not get in the water.

Author: 0 With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House briefing

The results of CNN's sketch artist, Bill Hennessy , are actually quite good. It's really paints a wonderful picture, doesn't it? Whatever voters think, CNN is making sure they at least know the White House is limiting access. Hennessy has been a Washington-based courtroom sketch artist for decades. Instead of broadcasting the briefing live, CNN carried only audio of White House spokesman Sean Spicer's session with journalists.

Author: 0 TCU eliminates Louisville, 4-3

Thursday was only the second time in eight NCAA Tournament games TCU allowed more than two earned runs. Quote of Note: "As I said the first day here, the best quality that our team has is just their presence, their experience, their poise under pressure".

Author: 0 Escaped Georgia inmates caught in Tennessee

You did a good job". Traffic will be diverted on Interstate 24 east in Rutherford County until about 11pm while police process the scene, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller says that's when the fugitives tried to steal another vehicle. Hale said he thinks the men surrendered because his auto resembles a police vehicle.

Author: 0 Trump to Democrats Over Georgia Loss: 'Obstruction Doesn't Work!'

Senator Chris Murphy of CT told MSNBC that Democrats needed to focus on economic growth and "get back to being a big tent party". Sure, it's a traditionally Republican district that the GOP's House and Senate nominees won by roughly 20 points in November, but Donald Trump very narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton there, squeaking through by less than two points.

National Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana, Texas
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana, Texas

Although Cindy is expected to continue weakening over the next 48 hours, the National Weather Service said the weather disturbance could still produce a few tornadoes Thursday night from the lower MS and Tennessee Valley regions to the central Gulf Coast.

Author: 0 Toomey's Office To Protest Health Care Bill

The bill would provide less-generous tax credits to help people buy insurance and let states get waivers to ignore some coverage standards that "Obamacare" requires of insurers. "But Republicans believe we have a responsibility to act, and we are", Mr McConnell said. Of course, they were there because insurance works by lots of healthy people paying in, and only a a few sick people needing a payout.

Author: 0 Indiana Democrats, Republicans React To Senate Health Bill

Appealing to Congress and the U.S. people, Mr Obama said the 142-page plan had a "fundamental meanness" at its core and was "not a healthcare bill ". The Senate can only afford two "no" votes from Republicans and still pass the measure. The federal government's share of funding for Medicaid , which is jointly run with individual states, would fall over the course of seven years to end up at around 57 percent of the cost of that program, which offers health coverage to the poor.

National Judge Declares Mistrial, Again, In Cincinnati Police Shooting Case
Author: 0 Judge Declares Mistrial, Again, In Cincinnati Police Shooting Case

The retrial in the Ray Tensing-Samuel Dubose case ends in a mistrial . The last question came Friday morning, when the jury told Ghiz they were unable to reach a unanimous decision on either count. University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono said at a news conference Wednesday afternoon that Tensing has been fired following the indictment. "We are outraged that a second jury has now failed to convict Ray Tensing", she said in a statement.

Author: 0 Heller 'Will Not Support' Draft Senate GOP Health Bill

Those subsidies are expected to be linked to recipients' income in the Senate bill , a "major improvement" from a measure approved last month by the U.S. Philosophically, Republican majorities in both chambers want to erase the central concept that the ACA established: that health care is a fundamental right, not a privilege depending on one's income.

Author: 0 Justices side with government in property rights case

Those bureaucrats had always treated the lots as two properties. The Murrs filed a lawsuit against the state and county, arguing that they should be compensated for the lost value of the property , arguing the Fifth Amendment of the U.S.

Author: 0 GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

Cassidy, who proposed health care legislation that was sidelined by Senate GOP leadership, also was non-committal in his statement about the proposal released Thursday, saying it had some positive elements. States could not get exemptions to Obama's prohibition against charging higher premiums for some people with pre-existing medical conditions, but the subsidies would be lower, making coverage less affordable, Pearson said.

National Military chiefs want hold on transgender enlistments
Author: 0 Military chiefs want hold on transgender enlistments

Last year, then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter cited a study by the RAND Corporation saying there were about 2,500 transgender active-duty service members and 1,500 reserve transgender service members. The armed services were given until July 1 to begin enlisting transgender recruits, but now military chiefs are reportedly seeking to delay that deadline by six months , the AP reported on Friday.

Author: 0 Spieth leads by 1 midway through 2nd round at Travelers

So opened it up. 'It's just, hitting more greens. So this was nothing different. "By comparing it to the way I've struck the ball the past four or five months, it was an off day, but it was still solid", Spieth said after his round. Opens, hasn't missed consecutive cuts since 2012. "I'm going to try to have a lot of fun this weekend". "But we have seen here in the past guys going out and shooting a low score and getting themselves back into the tournament".

Author: 0 Deadly Tropical Storm Cindy Drenches Gulf Coast

A person fights through a heavy downpour near Tuscaloosa, Alabama , Friday . Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches over southern MS, southern and central Alabama and extreme western Florida Panhandle are expected through Friday morning .

National Zellner: Avery 'extremely optimistic' his conviction will be overturned
Author: 0 Zellner: Avery 'extremely optimistic' his conviction will be overturned

Dassey, along with his uncle, Steven Avery , have been in prison for the past 10 years after they were convicted of killing freelance photographer, Teresa Halbach . Dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery , rape and kill Halbach, but a judge overturned his conviction last August. His decision also suggested he had "significant doubts" concerning the reliability of Dassey's confession.

National DNC Chairman Tom Perez suggests Democrats could 'take 50 seats' in House
Author: 0 DNC Chairman Tom Perez suggests Democrats could 'take 50 seats' in House

I love the arena. "I think our leadership owes us an explanation for what's gone on in these four elections, but also a plan for moving forward. Some stayed home. 'No, that's not fair, ' Rice said. Instead, Ryan argued voters want to know how Democrats will address economic concerns and grow jobs, and so far the party doesn't have a coherent message on that.

National Cruz, Cornyn Split On GOP Senate Healthcare Bill
Author: 0 Cruz, Cornyn Split On GOP Senate Healthcare Bill

They blocked the hallway, chanting: "Don't touch Medicaid , save our liberty". "We look at things like the opioid epidemic and the incredible meth use and other critical issues that are hitting our communities", she said . He and others said the bill would make health insurance more affordable and eliminate Obama's coverage requirements that some people find onerous.

Author: 0 NBA draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

Here's some free advice for all of the guys who are hoping to get selected in the NBA Draft next year: start going through your various social media accounts now and deleting anything that could potentially come back to bite you once you walk across the stage and shake hands with Adam Silver .

Author: 0 US Navy chief promises full probe of collision

In this June 17, 2017, photo, the damaged Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal cruises off Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, after colliding with the USS Fitzgerald off Japan earlier in the day. "The damage was significant", he said. Bryce Benson, who was transferred to the hospital in Yokosuka "and is reportedly in stable condition", the 7th Fleet said in a statement .

Author: 0 Funeral Held for Former N.Korean Prisoner Otto Warmbier

His death fanned a conflict between the North and the United States that was already aggravated by North Korea's defiant missile launches and two nuclear tests since early previous year as part of its effort to build a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of hitting the US mainland.

National Second US mistrial in OH police shooting of Samuel Dubose
Author: 0 Second US mistrial in OH police shooting of Samuel Dubose

Tensing, 27, told investigators that he opened fire out of fear for his life after DuBose, 43, tried to drive away and dragged the officer along with him. "It is your duty to decide the case if you can conscientiously do so", she said. It's also among cases that show the difficulties prosecutors face in gaining convictions against police for on-duty shootings.

National Dog that mauled 2 kids in car seats to be euthanized
Author: 0 Dog that mauled 2 kids in car seats to be euthanized

Several other people in the area also helped the mother, who drove to a nearby hospital after the dog was removed from the vehicle. "We're just pulling, and it's raining, so it's a slimy dog, pulling, we get it off once, and we're yelling at the mom to get the kid and shut the door, it slipped away, and it pounced on the kid again", witness Tom Grab said.

National Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz first in NBA Draft
Author: 0 Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz first in NBA Draft

The circumstances surrounding the path taken back to that spot, however, couldn't have been more different. The Sixers went 28-54 last season. The 2017 draft features a pile of players from around the state of North Carolina, with John Collins of Wake Forest projected as a likely top 20 pick and a sleeper to creep towards the lottery.

National Veteran LAPD officer arrested for sex with 15-year-old cadet
Author: 0 Veteran LAPD officer arrested for sex with 15-year-old cadet

Cain was an "equipment room operator", responsible for overseeing equipment at the department's 77th Street Division, where the theft of three LAPD patrol vehicles occurred last week, Beck said. The Los Angeles Police Protective League, the union that represents police officers, also condemned the officer's alleged actions. The only adult cadet arrested in the probe was identified as Leonel Flores, an 18-year-old from Los Angeles.

Author: 0 Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

It took place at a test site of its state developer, the Agency for Defense Development, in Anheung, located some 200 kilometers southwest of Seoul. Park also quoted a statement by the South Korean president: "As the North Korean missile provocations have continued and advance, our national people and I as a president have been wondering about the missile capabilities of our military".

Author: 0 Four GOP senators to oppose current Republican health care bill

It would let insurers provide fewer benefits, offer less generous subsidies than Obama to help people buy policies and end the statute's tax penalties on people who don't buy policies and on larger firms that don't offer coverage to workers.

National Triple-A team moving from Colorado Springs to San Antonio
Author: 0 Triple-A team moving from Colorado Springs to San Antonio

The Elmore Sports Group , which owns all three teams, announced the moves Wednesday. The Double-A club now in San Antonio would relocate to Amarillo. These moves are contingent upon the approval of the Pioneer Baseball League, the Texas League, the Pacific Coast League , the President of Minor League Baseball and the review of the Baseball Office of the Commissioner, the statement says.

National Bartlett Kicks Off USATF 2017 Outdoor Championships
Author: 0 Bartlett Kicks Off USATF 2017 Outdoor Championships

Olin (Mott, N.D.) earned second-team NCAA All-America honor earlier this month with a 12th-place finish in the javelin at the NCAA Championships. Almost two dozen current and former Longhorns are set to compete at the USATF Championships in Sacramento, Calif ., beginning Thursday in an effort to qualify for the IAAF World Championships.

National Remnants of tropical storm bring tornadoes, flooding to US Gulf Coast
Author: 0 Remnants of tropical storm bring tornadoes, flooding to US Gulf Coast

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cindy's maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 miles per hour (64 kph) with continued weakening expected over the next two days. CT (0800 GMT) Thursday, then weakened as it travelled north. "It's still far out to say how much we'll get because some models are showing (Cindy) cooling off", said meteorologist Kathleen Carroll.

National So far, Trump effect has led only to GOP victories
Author: 0 So far, Trump effect has led only to GOP victories

Several Democrats noted that GOP operatives had pilloried Ossoff with negative ads tying him to Pelosi. You can measure their disappointment by imagining the triumphalism we'd be hearing had Ossoff prevailed. " Karen Handel ran a relentlessly localized campaign that focused on that perspective". Should the party focus on Trump, who's approval rating is in the tank? Ayres put the matter diplomatically: "The president structured the broader environment but didn't determine the outcome ...

National Cindy weakens into tropical depression after making landfall in Louisiana
Author: 0 Cindy weakens into tropical depression after making landfall in Louisiana

Tropical storm-force winds were reaching up to 70 miles (110 kilometers) to the southeast and southwest of the center, the NHC said . Tropical storm warnings remain in effect for coastal Louisiana and southeastern Texas. Flooding remains the greatest concern for state officials in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday night Alabama State Troopers captured video of a tornado touching down in the Covington, Alabama area.