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GOP health-care effort collapses when McCain, Collins, Murkowski vote no

GOP health-care effort collapses when McCain, Collins, Murkowski vote no Thus the Star Tribune follows up on yesterday's early hours defeat of Obamacare repeal in the Senate . "We're relieved", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said after the vote . U.S. Senator Ron Johnson says he's disappointed in the outcome of a vote overnight that was aimed at repealing Obamacare. Lindsey Graham, Ron Johnson, and Bill Cassidy, demanded that the House give assuranc... [Full Article...]

Two militants killed in Kashmir encounter

Two militants killed in Kashmir encounter The killed have been identified as Irfan Ahmad Sheikh and Abid Magray. "When search party zeroed in the house, the exchange of fire began and which continued for 15 mins resulting in the death of two local militants", said police officer. [Full Article...]

US Senate rejects partial Obamacare repeal

US Senate rejects partial Obamacare repeal Among those Republicans who voted against the bill was former Republican presidential candidate John McCain , who had returned to Washington for the vote after being diagnosed with brain cancer last week. The issue has dominated the opening months of Trump's presidency. President Donald Trump insists he's said all along that Congress should let the Affordable Care Act "implode", t... [Full Article...]

Darryl Paulson: Please fire Robert Mueller!

Some White House aides and Trump confidants have begun discussing how to move beyond Sessions, while others have urged the president to end the barrage of negative tweets . And Trump could now legitimately call on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to cabin in what National Review's Andrew McCarthy has argued is Mueller's illegally broad mandate. [Full Article...]

Acted most quickly in flood-hit Assam: Kiren Rijiju

Acted most quickly in flood-hit Assam: Kiren Rijiju PM Modi will also take stock of the damage caused by the floods. "Before monsoons, entire government machinery was brought into state of preparedness through mock drills undertaken at most of the places". The floods in Gujarat have claimed at least 128 lives while the death toll in Assam is at 77. As many as 79 people lost their lives in the devastating floods, eight of them in Guwahati . [Full Article...]

Upset about failed ObamaCare votes, Trump calls on changes from Senate Republicans

Upset about failed ObamaCare votes, Trump calls on changes from Senate Republicans Sens. John McCain , Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins joined with Democrats to oppose the measure, reports CNN . McCain , who returned to the Senate this week as he deals with brain cancer , voted against it. "A disappointment indeed. I regret that our efforts were simply not enough this time". As the Senate waited for the vote to take place, McCain walked off the Senate floor to take... [Full Article...]

In Latest Temple Mount Unrest, Palestinians Attack Israeli Police, 100 Rioters Injured

In Latest Temple Mount Unrest, Palestinians Attack Israeli Police, 100 Rioters Injured Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud contacted US President Donald Trump and other world leaders over the past days to help end Israel's restrictions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem , media reports said on Thursday. "The continuation of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories without a clear plan for peace based on the two-state solution will spread extreme frustratio... [Full Article...]

Republican rebels vote with Democrats to 'save' Obamacare from Trump

Republican rebels vote with Democrats to 'save' Obamacare from Trump President Trump responded on Twitter: "3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down". Trump reiterated his threat to "let Obamacare implode", an outcome he could hasten by steps like halting federal payments to help insurers reduce out-of-pocket costs for lower-earning consumers. [Full Article...]

NZ condemns North Korea missile test

NZ condemns North Korea missile test North Korea test fired another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Friday, the U.S. Defense Department said, in what is the latest and perhaps anticipated development in the nation's pursuit of a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the continental U.S. [Full Article...]

Johnson blames 'dysfunctional process' for failed Obamacare repeal vote

Johnson blames 'dysfunctional process' for failed Obamacare repeal vote He tweeted: "So great that John McCain is coming back to vote". Before Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) cast the deciding vote to kill the Senate's effort to repeal Obamacare early Friday morning, he put on a dramatic show for onlookers, willfully ignoring pleas from his Republican colleagues on the Senate floor. [Full Article...]

Trump replaces Reince Priebus with Gen. John Kelly as chief of staff

Trump replaces Reince Priebus with Gen. John Kelly as chief of staff Thursday saw Scaramucci eviscerate Priebus in an expletive-laden rant. The difference now, he said , is that Trump has created a faction-driven White House, noting: "I just think he has too many independent power centers and not enough team players". [Full Article...]

Trump announces new chief of staff on Twitter

Trump announces new chief of staff on Twitter According to the same official quoted above, under Priebus, a majority of legislative orders failed to get approved by the United States congress and that had made Trump lose confidence in him. "Thanks to Reince Priebus for his service to our country". "We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!" The former Republican National Committee chairman gave his first interview since hi... [Full Article...]

U.S. sanctions Iranian companies after satellite launch

U.S. sanctions Iranian companies after satellite launch The bill was proposed by the Iranian MPs to reciprocate the United States senate bill, titled Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017. An Iranian rocket with a much-hyped Tehran space launch turned out to be a dud, as the Iranian Simorgh rocket suffered a "catastrophic failure" shortly after liftoff on Thursday and likely blew up before it reached space, two US officials told... [Full Article...]

Trump Intends To Sign Russia Sanctions Bill

Trump Intends To Sign Russia Sanctions Bill Despite the Trump administration officials calling on lawmakers to grant more "flexibility" to the White House in dealing with Russian Federation, the bill was passed by both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate including the power to stop the President from lifting sanctions off Russian Federation independently. [Full Article...]

Russia Tells US To Cut Diplomats Or Face Expulsion

Russia Tells US To Cut Diplomats Or Face Expulsion Russian Federation has retaliated to new U.S. sanctions by telling Washington to cut its diplomatic staff to 455 and barring the use of some properties. Russia's tit-for-tat decision to expel hundreds of U.S. diplomats and seize two United States compounds may be an acknowledgment in Moscow that Trump's ability to bring better ties is limited, at best, and the start of a new downward spiral in rel... [Full Article...]

LGBT Advocacy Groups Talk Trump Transgender Ban

LGBT Advocacy Groups Talk Trump Transgender Ban Donald Trump is getting dragged on Twitter today with a past tweet being brought to the spotlight after his shocking ban of transgender individuals in the military. In December 2015, President Barack Obama's Pentagon chief, Ash Carter, announced that all military positions would be open to women. Dunford himself was not aware that Trump was going to announce the ban, a US official said . [Full Article...]

US Senate vote for new sanctions on Russian Federation

The bill prohibits ships owned by North Korea or by countries that refuse to comply with United Nations resolutions against it from operating in American waters or docking at USA ports. embassy of all warehouses in Dorozhnaya Street and the property in Serebryany Bor", TASS news agency quoted the ministry as saying in a statement. On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin bemoaned the st... [Full Article...]

Trump hires new Chief of Staff; John F. Kelly

Trump hires new Chief of Staff; John F. Kelly We accomplished a lot together and I'm proud of him!" Trump loyalists had chafed at Priebus, feeling he had installed his RNC allies at the White House and overlooked the people close to Trump who helped get him elected president in November. [Full Article...]

Trump dumps Priebus as chief of staff

Earlier Friday the president tweeted that he would be replacing Priebus with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly . Priebus becomes the 11th Trump administration official to resign or be fired , joining the likes of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and press secretary Sean Spicer . [Full Article...]

Trump sacks White House chief of staff, replaces with general

Trump sacks White House chief of staff, replaces with general A Statement from the White House on this move has yet to come. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly was appointed to his former position by Donald Trump . Priebus never managed to assert himself as a traditional a Chief of Staff in Trump's profoundly unorthodox White House. Priebus traveled with Trump earlier in the day to an appearance in Brentwood, New York. [Full Article...]


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