Bernie Sanders: GOP health care bill 'most harmful' ever

And like the House bill, young adults up to the age of 26 could stay on their parents' health care plans. The Senate measure would transform Medicaid from an open-ended entitlement to one in which federal funding would be distributed to states ... More..

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Philando Castile Traffic Stop Shooting Footage Released
by | Friday, June 23, 2017

Philando Castile Traffic Stop Shooting Footage Released

When a Minnesota jury decided that Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was not guilty of second-degree manslaughter, many of us were reminded again that black victims do not experience equal justice under the...More..

by | Friday, June 23, 2017

Milwaukee mayor urges peaceful protest after ex-cop cleared

A jury on Wednesday acquitted Heaggan-Brown of first-degree reckless homicide in the killing of Sylville Smith , a 23-year-old black man, on August 13, 2016. The three rounded a corner toward a fence but Sm...More..

by | Friday, June 23, 2017

Rep. Moulton calls for new Democratic leadership

The young Democrat received 8.9 times as many many donors from California than from any other state in the union, including all of the totals from Georgia itself. Speaking to reporters Thursday, Pel...More..

by | Friday, June 23, 2017

Scalise is now in 'fair' condition after shooting at congressional baseball practice

Scalise is now "beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation", the hospital said . "The round fragmented, and caused significant damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels". Scalise has b...More..

by | Friday, June 23, 2017

Obamacare replacement bill runs into Republican trouble

Republicans will likely argues that the bill will give the American populace control over their own insurance, not forcing them to buy insurance if they do not want or need it. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky s...More..

The FBI found the Virginia shooter's storage unit, and discovered something chilling
by | Friday, June 23, 2017

The FBI found the Virginia shooter's storage unit, and discovered something chilling

James Hodgkinson , the Belleville, Illinois, man who shot and wounded a Republican congressman and four others June 14 at a Congressional baseball practice acted alone, investigators said Wednesday. Charles ...More..

by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

Steve Wagner, executive director of UHCAN Ohio, a healthcare advocacy group, said that although Trump recently said the House bill was "mean", the Senate bill is worse. Sen. Jon Tester (D) calls this a lack...More..

US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections
by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

US officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections

West Virginia Democrat Sen. On Wednesday, Johnson said it was " plain and simple " that Russia , at the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin , orchestrated cyberattacks in the United States in or...More..

Deliberations in Milwaukee police shooting enter second day
by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Deliberations in Milwaukee police shooting enter second day

The defense rested Monday after calling its lone witness, Robert Willis, an expert in police use of force. Defense attorney Jonathan Smith said his client was "gratified" over the acquittal, CNN affiliate...More..

by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

U.S. urges China to do more to restrain North Korea

Warmbier's treatment was "appalling", U.S. Senator Rob Portman of OH told reporters outside the memorial. "The results speak for themselves", the student's father said last week. He was held for almost a ye...More..

by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Graphic video from police squad dash cam shows Philando Castile shooting

In an interview after the fatal traffic stop, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez said that Castile's apparent willingness to use cannabis in front of his young daughter and girlfriend made Yanez...More..

by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

DHS' Jeanette Manfra: Russia Targeted Election Systems in 21 States

Are we in there? The Department of Homeland Security , with help from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, had offered to identify the intruders and fix the vulnerabilities in the DNC servers. Johnson did not,...More..

by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Trump hopes for Senate health bill 'with heart'

Mr McConnell was unveiling his plan even as Republican senators from across the party's political spectrum complained about the package and the secretive, behind-closed-doors meetings he used to draft a measure...More..

by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Recording: Woman brandished shears in past police encounter

As usual with these police shootings, the two officers involved will be placed on administrative leave while a formal investigation takes place. On the audio tape, the officers - both of whom are white - can ...More..

Cubs send struggling Kyle Schwarber to the minors
by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Cubs send struggling Kyle Schwarber to the minors

He entered the 2015 MLB season ranked as the 19th-best prospect by Baseball America , 45th by Major League Baseball and 77th by Baseball Prospectus . What Schwarber did in the World Series previous year only ...More..

by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

GOP Senators May Dislike McConnell's Secret Trumpcare Bill, Too

Sen. Cory Gardner expressed disappointment that "we have a Washington , D.C., so fundamentally broken that both sides of the aisle can't come together to fix" health care. That focuses financial assistance on ...More..

by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sunshine To Start, Clouds Later

In fact, most of the days ahead look to be fairly dry. Low temperature holding around 70°. Highs will top out in the low 80s with lows dropping into the mid to upper 60s. The second day of summer will be a litt...More..

by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Alabama warns of floating fire ants in floods

Tropical Storm Cindy has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is threatening to spread heavy rain across a wide area of the central Gulf coast. Cindy is expected to produce rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches over ...More..

by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Alabama warns of floating fire ants in flood waters

Several family members witnessed it. A state of emergency was declared in Alabama and Louisiana Wednesday, and portions of the Gulf Coast are under tornado watches and flash flood watches and warnings a...More..

Swift acquittal for former Milwaukee cop charged in shooting
by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Swift acquittal for former Milwaukee cop charged in shooting

Heaggan-Brown fired his first shot - a shot the prosecution conceded was lawful - and then fired the second, fatal shot less than two seconds later, just after Smith had thrown away his pistol The prosecution...More..

Obamacare repeal imminent in Congress: Pence
by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Obamacare repeal imminent in Congress: Pence

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated the House bill would kick 23 million people off their healthcare plans. The Senate bill would also eliminate federal funding for Planned Parentho...More..

by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Democrats call secret health care talks outrageous

Mitch McConnell is keeping the details of the Senate's health-care bill shrouded in secrecy. One provision in trouble is language defunding Planned Parenthood , which provides abortion services and has alway...More..

by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Senate health care bill expected to reverse Medicaid expansion

The House passed its version in May , while the Senate measure is now being drafted by 13 male Republican senators who have kept the process and details of the bill tightly under wraps. They unanimously opp...More..

by | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Central Texas expecting minimal impact from Tropical Storm Cindy

Fences, trees and power lines were damaged after a waterspout came ashore Wednesday in Biloxi, Mississippi, and about 10 inches of water went into a business after heavy rains in nearby Gulfport. Rainfall amo...More..