After visit, Ryan says Scalise is 'doing well'

Agents said they aren't sure whether the shooting was a spontaneous or a planned event, but that it now seems to have been more spontaneous. The shooting occurred as 25 to 30 Republican members of the House and Senate had gathered for an early morn... More..

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Spicer expected to address Senate health care plan

Numerous companies help manage state Medicaid programs, meaning their profits can be hurt by those cuts as well. The bill was hashed out behind closed doors, a process that's dismayed many lawmakers on ...More..

by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

South Korea finance minister vows to cooperate with US on North Korea

President Donald Trump condemned the "brutality of the North Korean regime". A program for the memorial carried a quote from Andy Bernard, a character on the television show The Office: "I wish there was ...More..

Special election results herald shift in thinking | Letters
by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Special election results herald shift in thinking | Letters

Tim Walz of Minnesota. So while Pelosi took heat from some party colleagues after Democrat Jon Ossoff lost his bid for a Georgia House seat, and found herself grilled hard by reporters at her weekly pre...More..

Democrats are going to keep losing if they can't articulate a vision
by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Democrats are going to keep losing if they can't articulate a vision

It's time for new leadership. "I don't think people in the beltway are realizing just how toxic the Democratic Party brand is in so many parts of the country". She is a prodigious Democratic fundraiser an...More..

Health Care gains in danger!!
by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Health Care gains in danger!!

Friday afternoon Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth U.S. Senator to announce he could not support the newly-released draft health care bill. On Twitter, Trump said he was "very supportive" of th...More..

by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fifth GOP Senator says he won't back AHCA

The bill would cut and redesign the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people. He added that Nevada "is one of the most improved states in the country" in expanding coverage. He said the state's...More..

Indiana's ACA Health Insurance Providers Propose Rate Hikes
by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Indiana's ACA Health Insurance Providers Propose Rate Hikes

As for reports that the latest round of insurance rates under ACA have climbed an average of 22 percent, Kreidler says that can be attributed, in part, to the lack of certainty of the future of health care crea...More..

by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Senate Healthcare Bill Makes Major Cuts to Medicaid

He predicted that his call for a preservation of Medicaid expansion would lose the support of the more conservative senators from non-expansion states in the GOP Senate conference. The legislation include...More..

by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Obama slams new Republican healthcare bill

Four conservative Republican senators expressed opposition but openness to talks: Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. "We're anxious about the burden...More..

by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Trump is willing to work with Senate Republicans on health care bill

McConnell has acknowledged that he's willing to change the measure before it's voted on. "It's clear that Republicans know that cutting Medicaid will hurt so many people in the middle class, so many in ...More..

by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Four GOP Senators, including Johnson-WI, withhold support from health care bill

Speaking at Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan, the New York Democrat said the draft that his Republican colleagues released after weeks of secret deliberations is "devastating for America and even more ...More..

More rain expected over weekend as Cindy moves out
by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

More rain expected over weekend as Cindy moves out

The weather service had issued tornado warnings earlier for the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa areas, and Gov. Kay Ivey had urged state residents to be alert for unsafe weather. In Mississippi waterspouts formed, th...More..

by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Nevada senator becomes fifth Republican to oppose healthcare bill

According to lawmakers who were at the unveiling, members from the left and right ends of the party's spectrum were deeply critical of the effort. A fifth GOP senator has come out against the Senate Re...More..

by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sean Spicer: Trump's 'Tapes' Tweet Made Comey 'Tell The Truth'

Over the course of this last week, CNN's Senior White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta has been one of the more vocal reporters attending the briefings, going as far tweeting, "The White House press secretary ...More..

Japan: Missing US sailors found dead in Fitzgerald destroyer
by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Japan: Missing US sailors found dead in Fitzgerald destroyer

Navy ship and a merchant ship have been identified. At the time of the collision , a substantial portion of the crew was sleeping . The Fitzgerald , an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built at Bath Iron Wor...More..

by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

White House reporters object to off-camera briefings

Spicer has spoken with potential candidates to take over the daily role at the White House lectern. The White House Press Briefings, until recently, weren't almost as strictly policed - hence Hennessy's deplo...More..

by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sad little scenes from the White House briefing room

Considering it a service to journalism and an open press or whatever, CNN is letting other news agencies use the sketches, so here it is. Lacking footage and wanting some kind of visual element, CNN came up w...More..

by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

Mr Hennessy was not equipped with his usual easel, but he stood at the back of the briefing room to draw the scene, CNN said. "Sketches are also common in courtroom trials". The Trump administration, which ha...More..

by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Republicans reveal bill to replace Obamacare

Indiana Republican Party chairman Kyle Hupfer says the Senate legislation is all part of the GOP promise to repeal and replace the ACA . And like the House bill , it would restructure Medicaid, imposi...More..

by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tropical Storm Cindy weakens to tropical depression. Here's what to expect next

The storm will then move into Tennessee later Friday , according to the National Weather Service . The storm's maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour and it's expected to weaken to a tropical d...More..

Disabled Protesters Stage 'Die-In' over Senate Health Care Bill Rollout
by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Disabled Protesters Stage 'Die-In' over Senate Health Care Bill Rollout

The protest organized by the disability advocacy organization ADAPT , was meant to pressure McConnell and other Republicans not to cut Medicaid funding. Protesters carried signs with pro-ObamaCare messages...More..

by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

FBI Release New Information on Congressional Shooter

U.S. Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains hospitalized in serious condition but he's been talking and texting with family and coworkers as he recovers. Witnesses told Federal Bureau of Investigation that Hodgk...More..

Gunman who shot Scalise had no target in mind
by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

Gunman who shot Scalise had no target in mind

Hodgkinson was living in his vehicle in the parking lot of the YMCA across the street from the baseball field, Slater said. Investigators also found that Hodgkinson had visited his unit at a storage facili...More..

5th GOP Senator Publicly Opposes Health Care Bill
by | Saturday, June 24, 2017

5th GOP Senator Publicly Opposes Health Care Bill

Sen. Dean Heller , R-Nevada, announced Friday he can't support the plan because it rolls back Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid and puts federal funding limits on the program. No Democrat is supporting t...More..