• Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich
Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

However, the four senators do appear open to negotiations and amendments that could turn their "no" to a "yes". But they add that the measure fails to accomplish what they have promised to their constituents, "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs".

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  • Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'
Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

Senator Rand Paul said on Thursday he and three of his fellow Republicans in the Senate oppose the draft healthcare bill put forward by party leaders as it is now written, potentially imperilling the legislation's passage, the Associated Press reported .

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  • Bodies found in search of United States destroyer damaged in collision
Bodies found in search of United States destroyer damaged in collision

Joseph Aucoin , 7th Fleet commander, as were two other sailors who were medevaced. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald , damaged by colliding with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel , is towed by a tugboat upon its arrival at the us naval base in Yokosuka , south of Tokyo , Japan June 17, 2017 .

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  • Trump disputes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey's claims
Trump disputes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey's claims

Earlier on Friday, Trump took to Twitter to declare "total and complete vindication" in response to Comey's testimony. Some experts told ABC News that assuming Comey's account is all true, President Trump did not unlawfully obstruct justice.

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  • Supreme Court battle over political districts unlikely to affect California's system
Supreme Court battle over political districts unlikely to affect California's system

A dozen Democratic voters filed suit in 2015 against state election officials over the redistricting, saying the Republican-backed plan divided Democratic voters in some areas and packed them in others. Which party now benefits the most from gerrymandering? Democrats accused Republicans of using the districting process to disadvantage Democratic ...

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  • Tropical storm hits Texas/Louisiana coast
Tropical storm hits Texas/Louisiana coast

He wasn't immediately identified. Meanwhile, Cindy's intermittent wind and rain weren't just limited to the coast. "Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches over southern MS, southern and central Alabama and extreme western Florida Panhandle are expected through Friday morning".

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  • Rutherford County homeowner captures GA escapees at gunpoint
Rutherford County homeowner captures GA escapees at gunpoint

A photograph posted on the website of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution showed the two suspects handcuffed and lying on the ground shirtless with about a dozen law enforcement personnel surrounding them. They held the terrified couple for three hours, until they made a decision to go on the run again. Local authorities in Jasper County, South Ca...

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  • NBC News Says It Will Air Alex Jones Interview Despite Controversy
NBC News Says It Will Air Alex Jones Interview Despite Controversy

On Friday, the InfoWars host revealed that he had recorded his off-the-record, pre-interview conversations with Megyn Kelly , and he has leaked the audio in retaliation for what he claims is Kelly's misrepresentation of his views. She explained that she wanted to feature him on the program to "shine a light" on his views given his relationship t...

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  • 'I did not make' any Comey tapes
'I did not make' any Comey tapes

President Donald Trump tweeted a denial that he made any recordings of his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey. He said in a tweet: "I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings". President Trump is supposed to reveal this week, six weeks after making the initial suggestion, whether he actually has tapes of his White Hou...

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  • How the Trump White House can fix its communications problem
How the Trump White House can fix its communications problem

Both sides believe the other side is acting in bad faith, and both are losing respect for one another. To achieve this, the American public, too, must demand more transparency, rather than less. "I know he's been involved by having members of his administration", she said. It's no secret that White House Press Secretary#Sean Spicer has had his t...

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  • Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office
Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office

As Capitol Police conferred about what to do, the protesters changed "No cuts to Medicaid!" Some were physically removed by the Capitol Police. In a statement , the group made it clear where they stand in regard to the GOP's moves to dismantle American health care.

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  • Pools across Maryland participate in World's Largest Swim Lesson
Pools across Maryland participate in World's Largest Swim Lesson

The event promises to have more than 20,000 hours of water safety training in one day, in 20 countries over the course of 24 hours. Teaching the basics of swimming will help children know how to react if they get into a unsafe situation in the water, Hudson said.

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  • Tornado flattens buildings near Birmingham, Alabama
Tornado flattens buildings near Birmingham, Alabama

Tropical Storm Cindy spawned a tornado Thursday afternoon that left damage in areas southwest of Birmingham, Alabama, but it was not immediately known if there were any injuries. Fort Walton Beach, FL, experienced property damage and fallen trees from a possible tornado Wednesday morning. Jim Stefkovich, a meteorologist with the Alabama Emergency...

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  • 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years
'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years

Welch then drove to Washington and entered Comet Ping Pong, where numerous children were present. He was there just about a month after the election of President Donald Trump to investigate unfounded internet rumors about prominent Democrats harboring child sex slaves at the restaurant.

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  • Rand Paul Is Not Happy: Senate GOP Bill Doesn't Really Repeal Obamacare
Rand Paul Is Not Happy: Senate GOP Bill Doesn't Really Repeal Obamacare

That is a problem for the party leadership- Republicans hold 52 out of 100 Senate seats, so they can afford only two defections. Correction: President Trump was referring to the House health care bill when he described it as "mean".

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  • Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition
Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition

After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the proposal Thursday. The Medicaid program now covers 20 percent of all Americans, 49 percent of all births, 60 percent of all kids with disabilities, and 64 percent of all nursing home residents.

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  • Don't be a
Don't be a "dummy", State Police warn after traffic stop

According to a report the department posted on Facebook this afternoon, the driver did not stop when Glidden motioned for him to pull over. Once again, the driver refused, state police said. A second trooper working at the other end of the HOV lane, Trooper Kevin O'Brien, also tried to stop the driver. Ultimately, the trooper located and stoppe...

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  • Video Shows Motorcyclist Kick Car, Then a Crash
Video Shows Motorcyclist Kick Car, Then a Crash

By the time Traber began recording, the motorcyclist had driven to the other side of the sedan and kicked the door on the driver's side, Traber said. The driver of the vehicle lost control and hit the median before hitting the median and then a pickup truck.

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  • Elina Svitolina eliminated at Aegon Classic
Elina Svitolina eliminated at Aegon Classic

I played a very good first round against someone who made semis last week in Hertogenbosch. "It means he's going to get a bit more practice time, he'll be able to get on the grass at Wimbledon, which is a little slower, and on top of that the conditions are not going to be as hot".

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  • GOP, Paul opposition imperil Senate health care bill
GOP, Paul opposition imperil Senate health care bill

At the White House today, Trump expressed hope for quick action. - The House could simply approve the Senate version and send it to the president, though some Republicans may not be on board. The Senate proposal would essentially eliminate the expansion by gradually reducing the extra federal funding provided for it until it is en...

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