• Mitch McConnell Seeks Votes to Help Push Health Care Bill Through Senate
Mitch McConnell Seeks Votes to Help Push Health Care Bill Through Senate

The Senate bill proposes repealing the 3.8 per cent net investment income tax on high earners retroactively to the start of 2017. "We'll probably have to wait and see what the CBO comes up with their score and how numerous now insured people will be able to maintain their coverage".

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  • NRA Doesn't Care About Philando Castile's Gun Rights
NRA Doesn't Care About Philando Castile's Gun Rights

But "broken windows" policing can often alienate communities when officers focus exclusively on the arrest and prosecution of rule breakers. In that part of the video , the 4-year-old daughter of Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, is whisked away from the auto after witnessing the shooting.

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  • Philadelphia 76ers draft Markelle Fultz with No. 1 pick
Philadelphia 76ers draft Markelle Fultz with No. 1 pick

If the Sixers are unable to get back in the first round , it would not be surprising to see them draft a player they could stash overseas for a few seasons with one of their four second-round selections. He walked across the stage Thursday night at Barclays Center wearing orange sneakers made of basketballs. Fittingly, the five lottery picks t...

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  • Republicans unveil revamped health Bill
Republicans unveil revamped health Bill

Greg Valliere, the chief strategist and a longtime political analyst at Horizon Investments, said in a note to clients Friday that the conservative members besides Paul were likely to relent since failure to pass the bill "would mean Obamacare wins".

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  • Letter to the Editor: Activists right on Senate health care bill
Letter to the Editor: Activists right on Senate health care bill

He said the Medicaid cuts contained in the Senate bill are even deeper than the House version. The GOP-led Senate yesterday released a bill it hopes will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act , better known as Obamacare. And that was one of the benefits that we saw with Obamacare - that that cost-shifting really stopped as people go...

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  • Eight-run fifth propels Braves over Giants
Eight-run fifth propels Braves over Giants

He has played the last eight games with Triple-A Sacramento. After falling behind 12-6 in the fifth inning, a home run from Brandon Belt and late RBIs from Joe Panik , Hunter Pence and Kelby Tomlinson pushed the Giants to the brink against Braves' closer Jim Johnson .

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  • Senate Democrats weigh blockade to protest GOP health care plan
Senate Democrats weigh blockade to protest GOP health care plan

Veteran health care writer Sarah Kliff, who covered the passage of Obamacare in 2009, wrote this week in Vox: "It's become obvious to me, particularly this week, that Republicans plan to move more quickly and less deliberatively than Democrats did in drafting the Affordable Care Act ".

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  • Minneapolis chief disappointed by pride parade
Minneapolis chief disappointed by pride parade

Organizers of this weekend's gay pride parade in Minneapolis say they are talking with police and other affected groups about their request to not have uniformed officers at the event. In a Friday statement posted on Facebook, Pride Executive Director Dot Belstler and the board of directors apologized "to the law enforcement community for negle...

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  • What The Man Who Ran Obamacare Thinks About the Republican Health Plan
What The Man Who Ran Obamacare Thinks About the Republican Health Plan

Already, a mixed gang of far-right and libertarian Republicans-Sens. "I can't support a bill that will greatly increase premiums for our older Americans", she said . "It does not keep our promises to the American people", said Senator Rand Paul, who along with fellow Republican senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Ron Johnson said they could not sup...

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  • At Iowa rally, Donald Trump praises Fox and attacks CNN and NBC
At Iowa rally, Donald Trump praises Fox and attacks CNN and NBC

The fight for the Senate seat, deep in the heart of conservative country is a setback for Democrats who were hoping to make this election a referendum on the Donald Trump presidency, which is widely unpopular. "The good news for Republicans is that swarms of national media and images of Nancy Pelosi still motivate their base", Wasserm...

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  • The Senate's sick scheme: An Obamacare repeal worse than the House
The Senate's sick scheme: An Obamacare repeal worse than the House

Senate Republicans unveiled their long-awaited health care overhaul proposal on Thursday. "We are extremely disappointed by the Senate bill released today", the medical school association wrote . Within hours of the Senate majority leader unveiling a long-anticipated health care bill on Thursday, four of his Republican colleagues were quick ...

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  • Mitch McConnell works to rally GOP votes for Senate health bill
Mitch McConnell works to rally GOP votes for Senate health bill

Yet it faces an uncertain fate in the Senate. One other big change this bill could make is creating a new system for who gets premium tax credits , and how big those premiums are. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. Within hours of the Senate majority leader unveiling a long-anticipated he...

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  • Reactions range following US Senate health care bill announcement
Reactions range following US Senate health care bill announcement

There's no need to get into the weeds here; suffice it to say that Mitch McConnell's ideological soldiers intend to gift massive tax cuts to the affluent (who now finance Obamacare), and to pay for those tax cuts by deeply slashing Medicaid , the federal program that provides insurance to roughly 70 million Americans (poor black people and s...

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  • West Virginia: Cindy's remnants raise flood threat
West Virginia: Cindy's remnants raise flood threat

Later on Thursday, Cindy should weaken to a tropical depression and become a remnant low, the National Hurricane Center said on its latest advisory. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves). In this image taken from video, Erin West walks down a flooded street in her neighborhood after Tropical Storm Cindy, Thursday, June 22, 2017 , in Ocean Springs, Miss.

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  • Senate health care bill fails the country
Senate health care bill fails the country

The Senate's 142-page draft "is not the faithful way forward", said a June 22 statement from Sister Simone Campbell, a Sister of Social Service who heads the Network Catholic social justice lobby. Cruz and Johnson, along with Sen. Jeffrey Hulburt, president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization - a value-based physician and hospita...

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  • GOP offers tax cut for the rich disguised as a health bill
GOP offers tax cut for the rich disguised as a health bill

That was then, and this is now an entirely different era. And uncompensated care will go up for care providers. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., indicated he was open to discussion and seemed determined to muscle the bill through his chamber next week.

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  • Democrats Frustrated After Ossoff Loss: 'Our Brand Is Worse Than Trump'
Democrats Frustrated After Ossoff Loss: 'Our Brand Is Worse Than Trump'

In 2012, GOP nominee Mitt Romney swamped Barack Obama in this district by 61%-37%. That's a huge shift from the persistent partisan patterns that have mostly held for two decades. While the Georgia race was a tempting target after Trump turned in a relatively weak showing there in 2016, it still leaned Republican and Romney had won the distri...

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  • Cindy Downgraded To A Depression
Cindy Downgraded To A Depression

Swimming is illegal during a double flag warning on the coast, and officials advise residents to play it safe. "Within this general trend, a surprising result is that we found more [increase in] urban development in the flood zones in the inland counties than in coastal areas", says Nina Lam, a professor of environmental studies at Louisiana State ...

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  • Dozen frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi
Dozen frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi

Ryan, Pelosi's opponent last fall, said that Pelosi's continued role as the GOP's favorite bogeyman makes it "a heck of a lot harder" for Democrats as they try to notch victories in the GOP-friendly districts they will need to win next year.

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  • Senate Healthcare Bill Already in Trouble
Senate Healthcare Bill Already in Trouble

The Senate health care plan eliminates the individual mandate forcing people to buy health insurance as well as some ACA taxes. "And we'll see if we can take care of that", Mr Trump said , calling the group of conservative senators "four very good people".

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