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White House dispatches former campaign aides to help revive health care push

White House dispatches former campaign aides to help revive health care push The tax code may be the best chance for Trump to score a major legislative win this year, but that measure would require about $200 billion worth of cuts to benefit programs and other spending, which Democrats - and many moderate Republicans - are unlikely to support. [Full Article...]

Israel bars men under 50 from Jerusalem Old City prayers

Israel bars men under 50 from Jerusalem Old City prayers In a statement , the police said: "In light of the recent events it has been chose to leave metal detectors in place at the entrances to Jerusalem's Temple Mount [the Al-Aqsa Mosque]". And it is not a hermetic-proof, not for intelligence and not for physical security means. Palestinians had been staging a demonstration against new Israeli security measures restricting access to Al-Aqsa Mosq... [Full Article...]

Congress Leaders Ambika Soni Quits, Shankersinh Vaghela 'Sacked' From Party

Congress Leaders Ambika Soni Quits, Shankersinh Vaghela 'Sacked' From Party For the first time, Congress on Thursday evening issued a warning to Vaghela not to play politics under the guise of his birthday celebrations. The BJP leadership wants Shankersinh Vaghela back in the party as it is losing grip on its most reliable supporters, the Patidar community. [Full Article...]

Ryan says top USA officials nearing consensus on tax reform

Ryan says top USA officials nearing consensus on tax reform Senate due to a lack of Republican votes this week. The Massachusetts visit follows two events Ryan held in his home state of Wisconsin to tout a tax overhaul plan: employee town halls at Burlington Graphics System in Racine and WPC Technologies in Oak Creek. [Full Article...]

Philippine Presidential Guards Wounded in Attack by Maoist Rebels

Police said a paramilitary guard was killed and one was wounded. Government officials said the PSG personnel, who were doing "normal administrative movement for coordination", encountered some 50 NPA rebels disguising as soldiers at a checkpoint in Arakan town, Cotabato province. [Full Article...]

A new poll finds even Trump supporters are wavering on his scandals

A new poll finds even Trump supporters are wavering on his scandals It's not just a case of a damaged Democratic brand either; as pollster J. Ann Selzer points out, other Democrats measured in the Bloomberg series do well. Then she brought up Nixon's "firing the the person running the investigation into him at the Department of Justice" - a line that brought laughs and more cheers. [Full Article...]

Trump says Comey tried to 'leverage' dossier

Trump says Comey tried to 'leverage' dossier The dossier is an unverified collection of memos compiled by former British spy, Christopher Steele. It was reported Thursday a wide-ranging, follow-the-money probe by former FBI Director Mueller was expanding to include business dealings of President Trump and his campaign associates, a Red Line the President warned not be crossed. [Full Article...]

Naresh Agarwal's remark create storm in RS; Jaitley, Anant lead the charge

Naresh Agarwal's remark create storm in RS; Jaitley, Anant lead the charge Agrawal made the blasphemous comment during a short duration debate on "rising incidents of lynching and atrocities on minorities and Dalits across the country". "Do you have the audacity to speak in similar language about other gods of other religions?" He further said, "It is a punishment imposed on an MP for some crime.This can not be done". [Full Article...]

Wray cleared by Senate Judiciary Committee for floor vote

Wray cleared by Senate Judiciary Committee for floor vote The committee approved the nomination in a 20-0 vote. He served as assistant attorney general to Attorney General John Ashcroft under President George W. Wray's testimony during his confirmation hearing drew bipartisan praise. He will replace former FBI Director James Comey , who was sacked by the President in May. [Full Article...]

Wipro rallies 8% on Rs. 11000-cr share buyback

Wipro rallies 8% on Rs. 11000-cr share buyback So you should not see uniformly every four quarter, but rather see over a period of three years and we will meet the number of payout that we have talked about, both the dividend and buyback in combination, Neemuchwala added. "We delivered revenues above the upper end of the guidance range". On the hiring front, the IT services division added 1,309 techies during the quarter, taking the headcoun... [Full Article...]

Democrats preferred in 2018, but without anti-Trump motivation

Democrats preferred in 2018, but without anti-Trump motivation Moreover, 51 percent of registered voters say Trump won't be a factor in their vote for Congress. In comparison, around 60% voted in the 2016 presidential election and around 61% in the 2012 presidential election. Republicans now control both the House and the Senate. While 38 percent of respondents say they prefer Republican control of Congress after 2018, to help enact President Donald Tr... [Full Article...]

The obvious, and only, solution to our health care dilemma

The obvious, and only, solution to our health care dilemma On July 18, Sister Keehan stated Congress can "now turn a page and open a new chapter" stressing that the country deserves a health care bill that gives quality and affordable health care to everyone. "But Cassidy also wouldn't say he would support McConnell's effort either in an interview Tuesday". They are traveling to Milwaukee, to meet with people dealing with healthcare issues. [Full Article...]

Singaporean woman rescued after kidnap in the Philippines

Singaporean woman rescued after kidnap in the Philippines Wu Yan was forcibly taken by three men and a woman at Solaire Resort and Casino in Pasay City. But instead of heading to the casino, they took her to the Bayview International Condominium in neighbouring Paranaque City where they demanded US$180,000 (S$246,000) in exchange for releasing her. [Full Article...]

U.S. says 180 airlines implement boosted security measures

U.S. says 180 airlines implement boosted security measures Illustrative photo of a Saudia airliner. As NPR's Greg Myre explained in March, the countries on the laptop ban list were generally stable nations allied with the U.S. Travellers are being warned that stricter screening may result in long delays. It said that passengers flagged randomly for additional screening will be asked to remove electronic devices from protective cases for inspection, ... [Full Article...]

OJ Simpson Granted Parole

OJ Simpson Granted Parole He was sentenced to 33 years. The same four commissioners already granted OJ parole on the lesser charges of kidnapping, robbery and burglary at a hearing in July 2013, leaving him with a minimum nine years of his 33-year sentence. Believe it or not I do have real friends. It's amusing the seemingly nice woman on the parole board just told O.J. that his parole hearing is like everyone else's... [Full Article...]

Lawmakers Continue to Defend Mueller After He Ignores Trump Threat

Lawmakers Continue to Defend Mueller After He Ignores Trump Threat Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating President Donald Trump's business dealings as part of the Justice Department's probe into connections between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign, according to a Thursday Bloomberg report . [Full Article...]

Thai Court Convicts 62 on Human Trafficking Charges

Thai Court Convicts 62 on Human Trafficking Charges Every year thousands of impoverished Bangladeshis and Muslim Rohingya from Buddhist-majority Myanmar fearless perilous land and sea routes in rickety traffickers' boats similar to this one in a desperate attempt to reach Malaysia and Indonesia. [Full Article...]

North Korea snubs South's proposal for military talks

North Korea snubs South's proposal for military talks Hours before proposed military talks between South and North Korea, Pyongyang yesterday still refused to confirm its participation, officials said. This was followed by US forces releasing spy footage of Kim, and his exact location during the July 4 launch, indicating to Kim that the USA could kill him at any moment. [Full Article...]

Irfan Pathan trolled for posting 'un-islamic' photo with wife

Irfan Pathan trolled for posting 'un-islamic' photo with wife Pathan's fears emanated from the trolling of the Indian fast bowler, Mohammad Shami, who was condemned by fundamentalists for posting an "inappropriate" photo with his wife. This picture has trigged many people across all major social platforms and Irfan is being called as "un-Islamic" for clicking such a picture. Twitter Reactions :After backlash, there were a lot of fans who were happy to see... [Full Article...]

Sonia Gandhi congratulates President-Elect of Ram Nath Kovind

Sonia Gandhi congratulates President-Elect of Ram Nath Kovind BJP rebel legislator Nalin Kotadiya claimed he did not vote for the NDA candidate. This forced the opposition to follow suit and put up Kumar, a diplomat- turned-politician, in a Dalit vs Dalit fight. In NDA-ruled states like Andhra Pradesh , Assam , Arunachal Pradesh , Chhattisgarh , Goa , Gujarat and Jharkhand, Kovind was able to beat Kumar convincingly. [Full Article...]


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