• Democrats Dealt Major Blow in Special House Runoff Election in Georgia
Democrats Dealt Major Blow in Special House Runoff Election in Georgia

Losses by Republicans in any of those races would likely have hastened the retirement of incumbents in competitive districts and would have emboldened strong potential Democratic candidates to jump in. In this June 9, 2017 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., speakson Capitol Hill in Washington . That coupled with Trump's weak showi...

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  • Family members: Seattle mom killed by police adored her kids
Family members: Seattle mom killed by police adored her kids

Democrats knew the seat was winnable, or they wouldn't have poured millions of dollars into the race. You have a baseball team that keeps losing year after year. "When he found out that, I, you know, that there may be tapes out there, whether it's governmental tapes or anything else, and who knows, I think his story may have changed", Trump said.

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  • GOP won more votes but not consistently in districts
GOP won more votes but not consistently in districts

The Associated Press reviewed about 4,700 state House and Assembly seats up for election in 2016 using a new statistical method of calculating partisan advantage. Democrats controlled it in 1992 when they commanded the Legislature. Republicans acknowledge the 2002 rewrite favored their party. Energized Democratic opposition to President Donald...

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  • India's Modi heads to Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet
India's Modi heads to Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

Following the CEO meeting, Modi will head to the Virginia suburb for a community event expected to be attended by over 600 members of the Indian diaspora. Trump's protectionist instincts, however, are at odds with India's efforts to boost exports and encourage Western manufacturers to " Make In India " - a flagship Modi scheme.

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  • Democrats give trophy to Scalise in Congressional baseball game
Democrats give trophy to Scalise in Congressional baseball game

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , a mainstay of the Republican team, was the most seriously wounded and news that he had emerged from a third surgery in two days, but he remains in critical condition. Republican Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania rose on the House floor to issue a call to "replace the hateful rhetoric and resistance with respect", a...

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  • Officers shoot, killed knife-wielding pregnant woman
Officers shoot, killed knife-wielding pregnant woman

Near the beginning of a roughly four-minute police audio recording of the incident and before they reached the apartment, the officers discussed an "officer safety caution" about the address involving the previous law enforcement interaction.

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  • Wash. Democratic Senator To Lobby Colleagues In Opposition of Healthcare Plan
Wash. Democratic Senator To Lobby Colleagues In Opposition of Healthcare Plan

He said it only benefits millionaires. We urge Louisiana's USA senators, Bill Cassidy, of Baton Rouge, and John N. Kennedy, of Madisonville, to work diligently to avoid unintended consequences in this new bill - particularly because of its development under secrecy by the Senate leadership.

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  • GOP shouldn't read too much into Georgia win
GOP shouldn't read too much into Georgia win

Another Democrat who has been pushing for leadership changes, Rep. Filemon Vela of Texas, told CNN the group didn't make any decisions at Thursday's meeting, but those who participated believe there is growing unrest among House Democrats about the direction of the current leadership team.

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  • Wind Gust Flips Thunderbirds F-16
Wind Gust Flips Thunderbirds F-16

Authorities said both were in good condition after the accident Friday afternoon at Dayton International Airport . The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds confirmed crew members were "conducting a familiarization flight" and "there was a mishap upon landing".

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  • Extreme heat forces flight cancellations in southwestern US
Extreme heat forces flight cancellations in southwestern US

The extreme temperatures prompted American Airlines on Tuesday to ground 43 flights to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, where temperatures were expected to reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit (49 Celsius). It's so hot in the city on Tuesday, that American Airlines cancelled almost 50 flights, due to the heat exceeding the safety limits of some o...

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  • Senate bill would trade Medicaid for tax cuts
Senate bill would trade Medicaid for tax cuts

Vilsack, however, replies that uncertainty over continuing support for Obamacare from the Republican-controlled Congress and the Trump Administration scared insurance companies into leaving the program. "That means the money available under this bill, for Medicaid in the out years, beyond 10 years , is even leaner, is even less, is even a deeper...

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  • Police remove protesters opposed to ObamaCare repeal from McConnell's office
Police remove protesters opposed to ObamaCare repeal from McConnell's office

In yet another disturbing chapter of the Trump presidency, Capitol Hill police forcibly removed protesters from their wheelchairs who were demonstrating outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office on the day Republicans released their up-until-now secret healthcare plan .

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  • Just About Every Major Medical Group Hates the GOP Health Care Plans
Just About Every Major Medical Group Hates the GOP Health Care Plans

Like Obamacare , this bill has no bipartisan support, although some Republicans say they're open to negotiation. The Senate Republican bill is a tax giveaway to the wealthiest Americans; the top one-tenth of the one percent would receive thousands upon thousands of annual tax cuts while some individuals with disabilities lose coverage.

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  • Family of Sam DuBose demands another retrial, calls for peaceful protest
Family of Sam DuBose demands another retrial, calls for peaceful protest

After 30 hours of deliberations, jurors said they couldn't reach a unanimous decision on either of the two charges Tensing faced - murder and voluntary manslaughter. "This is the most asinine act I have ever seen a police officer make", he said at the time. Tensing then asked DuBose to take off his seat belt. Tensing then told DuBose to remov...

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  • What Medicaid Cuts Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic
What Medicaid Cuts Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic

None of the Senate's 48 Democrats are expected to support the package, meaning the legislation survives only if no more than two Republicans vote no. Noting that he had spoken with Vice President Mike Pence and the Senate Republican leadership Friday morning, he said: "It's going to be hard to get me to a yes".

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  • Vt. leaders slam GOP health bill
Vt. leaders slam GOP health bill

Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, facing a competitive 2018 re-election battle, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia expressed concerns about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and drug addiction efforts. It would repeal the ACA's individual mandate to purchase health insurance, make deep cuts to Medicaid and withhold federal fundi...

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  • Police Drag Disabled Demonstrators From Capitol Hill During Healthcare Bill Protest
Police Drag Disabled Demonstrators From Capitol Hill During Healthcare Bill Protest

Four of the 13 have received more than $300,000 from the insurance and pharmaceutical industries between November 2010 and November 2016, the timeframe covered by the analysis. Videos and photos show a disturbing scene as police dragged protesters, some of whom were in wheelchairs or using medical devices, leaving blood on the hall's floor.

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  • After string of defeats, Democrats rudderless in Trump era
After string of defeats, Democrats rudderless in Trump era

But it remains to be seen how aggressively Democrats will make a play for a district in which they just dumped millions of dollars and came up short. One of Trump's electoral strengths was that he is not Hillary Clinton , and Tuesday in Georgia the voters said they don't want a congressman who has been hanging out with Nancy Pelosi .

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  • Bernie Sanders Ally Tom Perriello Loses Virginia Gubernatorial Primary to Ralph Northam
Bernie Sanders Ally Tom Perriello Loses Virginia Gubernatorial Primary to Ralph Northam

GOP voter Don Shanklin showed that support by casting a ballot for Trump's former Virginia campaign manager Corey Stewart for governor. Gillespie's main challenger is Corey Stewart , chairman of a board of county supervisors, a former candidate for lieutenant governor, and Donald Trump's campaign chairman in Virginia a year ago.

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  • Capitol Hill Police Drag Disabled Protesters Out Of Wheelchairs
Capitol Hill Police Drag Disabled Protesters Out Of Wheelchairs

U.S. Capitol Police arrest a protestor against the Senate Republican's draft healthcare bill outside the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2017 . An analysis from the Congressional Budget Office indicates that the bill passed by the House would lead to $834 billion less in Medicaid spending over 10...

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