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Studies examine aspects of latest House health care bill

Studies examine aspects of latest House health care bill They argue in their filing that stopping the payments abruptly will cause a collapse of the individual health insurance market, telling the judge that "the wrong decision could trigger the very system-wide "death spirals" that central ACA features, such as stable financing, were created to avoid". [Full Article...]

Northampton police wearing bracelets to honor fallen officers

The project has been in the works since 2006 and so far has raised more than $600,000 toward the goal of $1.25 million, Edmondson said . Trump began the day by issuing a proclamation declaring May 15, 2017, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 14 through May 20, 2017, as Police Week. [Full Article...]

Tillerson: Trump told Russians about Comey to show he's not distracted

Democrat Senator Mark Warner said he expected Mr Comey to "shed light on issues critical to this committee's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election". In March, Kushner volunteered to answer lawmakers' questions about meetings he had with Russian officials during the transition. 'I accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability, ' Mueller said in a ... [Full Article...]

Sunday's roundup: Horschel edges Day in Nelson playoff

Sunday's roundup: Horschel edges Day in Nelson playoff Marc Leishman quietly found some form at the TPC Four Seasons, the Victorian has struggled with his game since winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March but played solid golf all week in Texas despite statistically poor putting. "My caddie Josh Cassel walked down 17 last week and just said, he saw something in my game: 'You know what, we're going to go next week to Dallas, to the Byron Nel... [Full Article...]

Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

Feld Entertainment Inc., the parent company of Ringling Bros . and Barnum & Bailey, announced in January the 146-year-old circus will offer its final performances this spring. Since 1919, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey has dazzled millions, but has faced its share of controversy. Foreign performers without new jobs will lose their work visas shortly after the final show, and the Felds ... [Full Article...]

Trump again suggests ending White House briefings, won't commit to Spicer

Trump again suggests ending White House briefings, won't commit to Spicer While Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey roiled Washington, Republicans who attended the national committee's spring meeting outside San Diego this week defended the president's actions and insisted that they would have little political impact on midterm elections next year. [Full Article...]

Trump holds talks with Gulf leaders

He says the fight against terrorism is not a battle between different faiths, but between "good and evil". "Drive them out of your places of worship", Trump said . "Frankly, look, we're having problems with the Muslims, and we're having problems with Muslims coming into the country", he told Fox Business Network last March following a series of attacks in Brussels. [Full Article...]

2nd leg of Triple Crown: Always Dreaming the favorite

Most believed if it wasn't another happy day for Always Dreaming , it would be a statement day for Classic Empire , the two-year-old champion and Arkansas Derby victor, who did well to squeeze a fourth-place finish out of a bumper-car trip two weeks ago at Churchill Downs. [Full Article...]

Impeachment guide: What it would take to impeach a president

Impeachment? In reality not much chance of that at the moment. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., Mark Pocan, D-Wis., Jared Huffman, D-Calif., and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, who warned constituents at a town hall that if Trump were successfully impeached, "the problems don't go away", because then "you have a Vice President Pence who becomes President Pence". [Full Article...]

Trump makes veiled threat against Comey, warns him not to 'leak' conversations

Trump makes veiled threat against Comey, warns him not to 'leak' conversations During his testimony, McCabe contradicted the White House's assertion that the President "and the rest of the FBI" had lost confidence in Comey. "Instead, Mr. Federal law and the law in New York State do not require both parties on a call to be aware that it was being recorded. The letter says there is no equity investment by Russians in entities controlled by Trump or debt owed by Trump to ... [Full Article...]

Chaffetz: Individuals Leaking Information 'Need to Put Handcuffs' and Put in Jail

Utah Republicans met for their annual state convention on Saturday and the party gave a warm farewell to Representative Jason Chaffetz, who made the abrupt decision to leave congress. On Thursday, Gowdy released a statement saying he was talking to other members about the chairmanship. Mr. Chaffetz, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, announced in April that he wo... [Full Article...]

Senate GOP Healthcare Working Group Hits Early Snags

According to GOP aides, at Tuesday's Medicaid meeting, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asked Republican Sens. Fourteen million fewer people would be covered by Medicaid at the end of that time , compared with the number expected under the current law, according to the Congressional Budget Office. [Full Article...]

Republican health care bill is 'devastating'

Republican health care bill is 'devastating' But eventually, something will have to be decided - either by the courts or the Trump administration. The president will have to inform the U.S. Court of Appeals how he wants to resolve the House Republicans' lawsuit . Also , if individual states opt out of community rating, they will have greater flexibility and resources to help high-risk individuals pay for health insurance and to provide ... [Full Article...]

White House explains delay in firing Flynn

White House explains delay in firing Flynn She warned the White House its then National Security Advisor General Mike Flynn wasn't telling the whole story about his conversation with Russia's ambassador. Obama had cautioned against Flynn, whom he fired in 2014 as head of the defence intelligence agency, due to his poor record in administration and personnel management. [Full Article...]

California Democrats take aim at Trump, GOP Congress

California Democrats take aim at Trump, GOP Congress Ellis said she was running "to redefine what it means to be a Democrat". While numerous party's activists were consumed by the squabbles inside the party, elected Democrats aimed their remarks at the party's common foe — Trump and the Republicans. [Full Article...]

Texas congressman receives threats over call for impeachment

Texas congressman receives threats over call for impeachment Legal analysts say Trump may have obstructed justice if he asked Comey to drop his investigation of Flynn, but caution that proving intent is key in obstruction of justice cases. Green said, "Friends I want to assure you that no amount of threats or intimidation will stop what I have started, I promise you that". Steven Rattner, a former investment banker who served as the lead adviser for Presi... [Full Article...]

Fans get one last chance to see 'Greatest Show on Earth'

Fans get one last chance to see 'Greatest Show on Earth' The company said it chose to wrap up the show, which is famous for its animal acts and high-flying acrobatics, because high costs and a drop in ticket sales made the circus an unsustainable business. Kenneth Feld called the final shows "a celebration". Feld's father and uncle bought the circus in 1967. "The big show is gone, but circus doesn't have to be", Stephen Craig, one of the show's clow... [Full Article...]

Rested and ready: 13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness

Rested and ready: 13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness Classic Empire began to move on Always Dreaming as the field made the final turn, with Cloud Computing holding position in third. Kentucky Derby victor Always Dreaming ran alongside Classic Empire in a leading duel through most of the mile and 3/16th race but faded at the end to finish eighth in the 10-horse field on a fast track at Pimlico Race Course. [Full Article...]

Roger Ailes, Former Fox News CEO, Dies At 77

Under the leadership of Ailes, Fox became America's most widely watched cable news channel, home to key conservative political commentators and drawing an audience distinct from rivals CNN and MSNBC, AFP said . "Today America lost one of its great patriotic warriors". In 1996 he founded Fox News , which White House memos suggest he began dreaming up back in the Nixon era . [Full Article...]

Rep. Jason Chaffetz to Leave Congress in June

Chaffetz said then that the GOP's since-failed Obamacare replacement would force low-income Americans to choose between investing in health care or buying "that new iPhone that they just love". Before his time in office, he worked in communications for more than a decade and served as campaign manager for former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. Chaffetz became chairman of the House Oversight committee i... [Full Article...]


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