• Arrests at Capitol of health bill protesters
Arrests at Capitol of health bill protesters

Look forward to making it really special! Though he lauded its passage in a Rose Garden ceremony, Trump last week privately called the House measure " mean " and called on senators to make their version more "generous". Through the ACA, Obama notes, more than 90 percent of Americans have health insurance. Unlike the House bill, which bases its s...

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  • How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'
How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer brought in a poster board with the word " mean " written on it. Warren insisted that Senate Republicans , in drafting the bill , had been "dreaming up even meaner ways to kick dirt in the face of the American people".

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  • Trump celebrates Georgia special election win in douchiest way
Trump celebrates Georgia special election win in douchiest way

Michael Owens leads the Cobb County Democrats and chaired a 6th District task force meant to coordinate the efforts of the party in Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb counties. It's well past time to stop politics and do policy. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to celebrate Republican Karen Handel's victory in a Georgia special congression...

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  • Pres. Trump plans to release tax overhaul in early September
Pres. Trump plans to release tax overhaul in early September

Instead, after the most expensive congressional election in USA history, with a total of $60 million raised-twice the previous record, set in Florida in 2012-Democrat Jon Ossoff lost to Republican Karen Handel by about 10,000 votes. "Unfortunately a loss for us, but not good news for them", Pelosi told the rank-and-file in a closed-door meeti...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression
Tropical Storm Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Before the storm made landfall on Thursday , one person had already died from injuries related to its winds. Tropical Storm Cindy was downgraded to a Tropical Depression , but the threat of tornadoes and flash flooding lingers. The weather service's forecast from Friday to Sunday shows a half-inch or less of rain, except in isolated...

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  • Protesters Arrested Following Republican Health Care Bill
Protesters Arrested Following Republican Health Care Bill

The protests erupted after Senate Republican leaders released their 142-page discussion draft of a health care bill , triggering a series of legislative steps with one goal - repeal and replace Democratic President Barack Obama's 7-year-old law .

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  • Government health insurance markets holding up-barely
Government health insurance markets holding up-barely

Morrisey, PhD. All large companies that have Cadillac health care plans keep from paying the tax by cutting out those who are insured through their group plans. Unfortunately, Republicans are recklessly moving forward with their destructive efforts and may hold a Senate vote on their bill in just a few weeks, despite the fact that that this bill ...

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  • CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill
CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

The long-awaited plan marks a big step towards achieving one of the Republican party's major goals. "There are families - middle-income families in SC - that in 18 months will get a call from their nursing home (saying): 'You're got to come get granny because we have no more Medicaid money, and we're not keeping her, ' " said Lynn Bailey,...

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  • Senate Republicans' claim of saving individual health insurance markets could prove hollow
Senate Republicans' claim of saving individual health insurance markets could prove hollow

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Kentucky, said he could bring the bill for a floor vote as early as next week, despite concerns some GOP senators have raised on the measure. States would eventually receive a fixed amount - unlike the current open-ended funding requirement - in the form of a block grant or a figure based on the num...

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  • Senate Republicans Unveil Secretive Health Care Bill
Senate Republicans Unveil Secretive Health Care Bill

U.S. Capitol Police arrested dozens of people protesting cuts to Medicaid in the Senate Republicans' health care bill on Thursday. You can read an in-depth analysis of the Senate version of Trumpcare here, but I warn you that it's trash.

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  • FBI says gunman acted alone in shooting at baseball practice
FBI says gunman acted alone in shooting at baseball practice

The FBI is investigating the shooting at a congressional baseball practice last week as an assault on a member of Congress and an assault on a federal officer. Authorities also revealed that Hodgkinson had legally purchased a 7.62mm caliber SKS rifle in March 2003 and a 9mm handgun after the election in November.

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  • Milwaukee police officer acquitted in shooting of black man
Milwaukee police officer acquitted in shooting of black man

A jury last week acquitted the Minnesota officer who fatally shot Philando Castile, whose girlfriend livestreamed the moments after the shooting on Facebook. Heaggan-Brown has since been fired from the force and still faces an unrelated sexual assault investigation . Police body camera footage shows the interaction, including when Smith fell t...

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  • It's 'not a health care bill'
It's 'not a health care bill'

The Affordable Care Act is viewed as one of - if not the - signature achievement of his administration. The American Academy of Pediatrics says the bill would hurt children by scaling back Medicaid. These insurers, together with three companies that don't sell premiums on the marketplace, have requested an average rate increase of almost 18 per...

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  • Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' After Baseball Field Shooting
Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' After Baseball Field Shooting

According to Politico , doctors upgraded the Republican representative's condition from "serious" to "fair" on Wednesday, saying he "continues to make good progress". The Louisiana Republican underwent multiple surgeries, having received multiple blood transfusions after suffering blood loss. Hodgkinson , who authorities said spent the las...

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  • Toomey noncommittal but upbeat about Senate health care bill
Toomey noncommittal but upbeat about Senate health care bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., has his work cut out for him over the next week if he's going to somehow move the health reform plan unveiled Thursday, June 22 through the Senate. But the fate of Obama's signature health care plan is far from sealed, with Democrats uniformly ready to fight the controversial new legislation, and fo...

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  • Congressman has 3rd surgery after shooting
Congressman has 3rd surgery after shooting

The doctors said that while Scalise remains in critical condition, they "are encouraged by improvement in his condition". The man who opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing baseball had angrily railed against President Donald Trump the day before the shooting.

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  • Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill
Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill

Some people have already expressed their concern about what will happen if the Senate Republican health care bill passes. Other Republicans senators who could end up opposing the bill for the same reason are Sens. "A little negotiation, but it's going to be very good". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the plan, which he call...

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  • Cindy weakens to tropical depression after landfall in Louisiana, Texas
Cindy weakens to tropical depression after landfall in Louisiana, Texas

The National Hurricane Center stopped tracking Cindy as it downgraded, turning it over to the NOAA's Weather Prediction Center . While Arkansas has managed to remain relatively unscathed from Cindy, life-threatening floods and at least one death have been reported along the gulf coast.

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  • Canceled flights, burning door handles in southwestern US
Canceled flights, burning door handles in southwestern US

American Airlines said that the aircraft used by its regional American Eagle brand have a maximum operating temperature of 118 degrees, the Arizona Republic reports . It could get even hotter on Wednesday, with a forecast temperature of 109 degrees. The soaring heat has affected much of the western United States where triple-digit temperatures w...

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  • Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill
Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

The report goes on to to explain that Senate leaders are looking to pass the bill next week through what's known as the "budget reconciliation" process in order to get around the Senate's usual 60-vote rule. Ending Obama's expansion has caused major rifts among GOP senators. Obama law: States have the option to expand Medicaid to cover mo...

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