• I Will Defend Medicaid. Also Trump: I Support Bill That Destroys Medicaid
I Will Defend Medicaid. Also Trump: I Support Bill That Destroys Medicaid

With 52 Republicans in the Senate, the GOP can only afford to lose the support of two members. Sen. Nonetheless, Heller's announcement underscores the scant margin of error Republican leaders must deal with. Its fate remained uncertain after the four lawmakers refused to back the current Senate plan, leaving Republicans short of the votes needed ...

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  • At statewide vigils, protesters press Toomey on health care bill
At statewide vigils, protesters press Toomey on health care bill

They eliminated the rates stabilization funding, which took premiums up very significantly. In a follow up post, he added, "The President promised we'd get exhausted of winning & a lot of people in the media are getting exhausted, but they better get used to it".

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  • 'The View' Panelists Claim Democrat's Loss Is Actually 'Slow Progress'
'The View' Panelists Claim Democrat's Loss Is Actually 'Slow Progress'

BENNETT: It's a criticism rooted in generational angst about the future of the Democratic Party and its leaders. Pelosi, Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Jim Clyburn of SC were elected in November to those positions for the current session of Congress.

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  • America's frontline physicians denounce the Better Care Reconciliation Act
America's frontline physicians denounce the Better Care Reconciliation Act

Kaine blasted the process by which Majority Leader Mitch McConnell secretly developed the bill, making it a "taboo" subject in the Senate and commonly understood that " you can't have a hearing on the health care bill". The "per-capita cap" on Medicaid dollars to states would limit Medicaid funding based on the populations of the states them...

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  • The Clever Way Georgia Voters Protected Their Lawn Signs
The Clever Way Georgia Voters Protected Their Lawn Signs

Apparently this approach doesn't apply to Nancy Pelosi . One reason Lujan is banking on victory: the Republican health care bill. " Nancy Pelosi was a great speaker". "The honest answer is in some areas of the country, yes, she is", he replied. I have enormous respect for her . At this point a coup seems unlikely, though Vela said, "I th...

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  • Maine senator sees passing health care difficult
Maine senator sees passing health care difficult

Ahead of the vote, Trump and lawmakers are waiting for an independent assessment from the Congressional Budget Office, possibly as early as Monday, on how many people would lose insurance if the Republican plan is enacted and projections on the cost of insurance in the next few years.

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  • Disabled protesters dragged out of wheelchairs during healthcare protest
Disabled protesters dragged out of wheelchairs during healthcare protest

Capitol police did not immediately return WTOP's inquiries about which groups the protesters represented. "The government wants to kill me", said one protester while police physically removed her from Capitol Hill. Forcibly removing people from their wheelchairs. "Our members actually use Medicaid to be able to work in the community; to be ...

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  • Protesters Arrested Outside McConnell's Office
Protesters Arrested Outside McConnell's Office

The draft of the Senate's plan , which was released to the public on Thursday , proposes deep cuts to Medicaid that will start in 2025. Just prior to the protest, Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law.

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  • Senators Against GOP Health Bill 'Will Probably Get There'
Senators Against GOP Health Bill 'Will Probably Get There'

As as Congress wrangles over implementing a new health care law, Republican and Democratic senators have not agreed on much, but there was one area where two lawmakers on opposite sides of the aisle found common ground on the issue on Sunday.

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  • Another Lawmaker Says No to Trump's Healthcare Bill
Another Lawmaker Says No to Trump's Healthcare Bill

The Senate measure would make major cuts in the Medicaid program for poor and disabled people. The mandate, long the most unpopular provision of the Affordable Care Act , requires most people to have insurance coverage or pay a penalty.

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"No Nexus to Terrorism" in Congressional Baseball Shooting

More on this as it develops. Matt Mika, a lobbyist wounded in the same shooting at an Alexandria, Virginia ball field, is now in good condition, according to a Tweet from Washington ABC News affiliate WJLA. Hodgkinson carried a list with the names of six Congress members. He also visited the office of Sen. The gunman was identified as Ho...

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  • Senate approves new Russia sanctions
Senate approves new Russia sanctions

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted 97-2 in favor of an amendment to pending Iran sanctions legislation that will not only codify sanctions on Russian Federation that were imposed by President Obama before he left office, but also imposes new sanctions.

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  • Wisconsin senator wants health care vote delayed
Wisconsin senator wants health care vote delayed

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell smiles as he leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill. So Sen. Marco Rubio is hedging on the finally unveiled Senate health-care bill, saying he first needs to huddle with state Republican leaders.

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  • Senate Holdouts Seek Upper Hand in Perilous Health Bill Talks
Senate Holdouts Seek Upper Hand in Perilous Health Bill Talks

A good idea. Why couldn't the rest of his fellow Republicans in the Senate have thought of that before writing such a heartless bill? Politically, then, it's very hard to see a clear constituency for this bill, apart from the mostly wealthy voters who will appreciate its rollback of Obamacare's tax increases.

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  • OH government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant
OH government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

The sites included the official Ohio governor site, as well as the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, Casino Control, Ohio First Lady, Office of Workforce Transformation, Office of Health Transformation, Inspector General and Medicaid.

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  • Father Buries Wrong Man after Coroner's Mistake
Father Buries Wrong Man after Coroner's Mistake

The father of the misidentified man told the Orange County Register that he he was informed by the Orange County Coroner's office on May 6 that his son, Frank Kerrigan, was found dead outside of a Verizon store in Fountain Valley, California.

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  • Air Force Thunderbird Flips Over On Landing During Air Show Practice
Air Force Thunderbird Flips Over On Landing During Air Show Practice

The Thunderbirds were "conducting a familiarization flight" in preparation for the annual Vectren Dayton Air Show. He is a 2008 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and has logged more than 1,600 hours as a military pilot. According to Gonsalves' bio, he entered the Air Force in 2008. "Crowd safety and the safety of our teammates is always our ...

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  • Mistrial declared again after jury deadlocks in Cincinnati cop's murder retrial
Mistrial declared again after jury deadlocks in Cincinnati cop's murder retrial

The ruling on Friday was the latest in a series of high-profile trials of police officers who have gunned down black men. Jurors told the court Friday they were deadlocked and could not reach a unanimous decision , but Judge Leslie Ghiz instructed them to keep deliberating.

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  • United States officer cleared for fatal shooting of man
United States officer cleared for fatal shooting of man

Castile , a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, was driving with his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter when they were pulled over by St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez . "I think our officers acted really, really well and within the confines of what Chief Axtell has laid out and that's the approach we're going to take", Coleman said.

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  • GOP may keep ObamaCare taxes to delay cuts for the poor
GOP may keep ObamaCare taxes to delay cuts for the poor

Senator Pat Toomey, talked to him on the phone, and met with him in Washington to explain his concerns over the health care bill. The president's criticism also came as Senate Republican leaders' attempts to write their own health care package have been slowed by disagreements between their party's conservatives and moderates.

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