• Senate Republicans outline new health care plan
Senate Republicans outline new health care plan

Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said as he headed into a lunch meeting with the rest of the Republican conference, saying "differences on Medicaid" were making it hard to impossible for GOP members to come together on a bill. Nor did the approach to the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion . "Republicans are dead-set on getting to 50 votes so they...

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  • Trump's Washington hotel saw nearly $20 million in revenue
Trump's Washington hotel saw nearly $20 million in revenue

To that point, a required foreign lobbying form filed by Saudi Arabia on May 31 shows the kingdom spent $270,000 on lodging and food at the Trump International Hotel between October 2016 and March 2017. The stocks earned him millions of dollars in capital gains and dividends. And it involves some DC real estate. The report includes 98 pages...

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  • Rep. Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious' condition
Rep. Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious' condition

Press secretary Sean Spicer said "there is not enough time to follow Secret Service protocols" to ensure Trump's safety, but the president visited Scalise in the hospital on Wednesday. "We've had a very, very divided country for many years", Trump said. The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson , who had lashed out against US President Do...

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  • Seven US sailors missing after destroyer collides with cargo ship
Seven US sailors missing after destroyer collides with cargo ship

The bodies were being transferred to a U.S. naval hospital where they will be identified. The names of those missing have not been made public yet, pending notification of family members. The vessel, which was carrying 1,080 containers, was recorded as traveling east for 30 minutes before making a U-turn and doubling back into the waters where th...

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  • There's been at least 1 mass shooting every month this year
There's been at least 1 mass shooting every month this year

Speaking to reporters , he said, "We lose 93 million Americans a day to gun violence". In fact, they've nearly become normalized in our society. Pride Fund to End Gun Violence is a Political Action Committee (PAC), organized for the goal of raising and spending money to elect pro-LGBTQ candidates at the federal and local level who support sensibl...

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  • Labour Party lives to fight on
Labour Party lives to fight on

Among the Labour moderates to have rowed back on their criticism of Corbyn in recent days are the former cabinet ministers Peter Mandelson and David Blunkett. Under any other leader many of you would have been without a job. He said the election had struck at the heart of old electoral logic that announcing tax rises before going to the...

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  • Trump admits he's under investigation
Trump admits he's under investigation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Rosenstein says the attorney general would be the only one who could fire Mueller, and since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the investigation, Rosenstein is acting in that capacity.

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  • Trump faces new lawsuit alleging he violated the Constitution
Trump faces new lawsuit alleging he violated the Constitution

While the Department of Justice has not yet responded to the new lawsuit , they said in response to the NY complaint that emolument clauses were never meant to stop a president from owning a business while in office. The suit claims that by retaining ownership of and involvement in his company, Trump is in violation of the foreign and dom...

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  • Donald Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice
Donald Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice

And allies of former President Bill Clinton also raised concerns of political bias by Kenneth Starr, who led the Whitewater investigation that ultimately led to Clinton's impeachment. Mueller continues to hire investigators as the probe widens. Preet Bharara - the former USA attorney for the Southern District of NY who was abruptly fired from that ...

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  • Trump says no one has any proof on Russia
Trump says no one has any proof on Russia

A special counsel is probing the 2016 presidential election and whether there were any contacts between Russians and the Trump campaign. President Trump's lawyers say that Comey's testimony before the Senate had inconsistencies. "We do not know what this report refers to", said Jamie Gorelick, a lawyer for Kushner. Baker's views didn't change...

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  • US Congressmen play game after baseball shooting
US Congressmen play game after baseball shooting

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise underwent a third operation and was in critical condition on Thursday, a source familiar with his condition said, a day after a man who had expressed anger toward President Donald Trump opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice.

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  • Hodgkinson carried 'kill list' of House Freedom Caucus members
Hodgkinson carried 'kill list' of House Freedom Caucus members

Suzanne Hodgkinson said that her husband had moved to the Washington , D.C., area in March to "work with people to change the tax brackets". That was a day before he sprayed rifle fire at Republican members of Congress as they practiced for a charity baseball game, wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others before he was mortal...

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  • Uh Oh! Trump Is Reportedly Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice
Uh Oh! Trump Is Reportedly Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice

Trump later said he had planned to fire Comey regardless of what recommendation he received from Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Mueller's investigators have asked for information and will talk to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Securit...

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  • Ben Carson breaks with Trump administration on special counsel, Russian Federation investigation
Ben Carson breaks with Trump administration on special counsel, Russian Federation investigation

Rosenstein, in office for less than two months, is the top Justice official overseeing the probe because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself. Inside the White House, those close to the president say he has continued to fume about the actions of Justice Department officials, his anger focused mostly on Mr.

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  • NYT, CNN sue FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks
NYT, CNN sue FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks

Trump may have been referring to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who wrote a highly critical memo about Comey last month. President Donald Trump's closest allies are attacking the integrity of those involved in the widening probe of Russian interference in the USA election, accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of driving a bias...

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  • Congressman Scalise undergoes third surgery since Virginia shooting
Congressman Scalise undergoes third surgery since Virginia shooting

He was fielding at second base while practising for the event when he was shot in the hip and sustained serious injuries as the bullet travelled through his pelvis and injured internal organs. Cedric Richmond , D-La., a close friend of Scalise's and the pitcher on the Democrats' team. Members of Congress are wondering how to fix American politica...

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"Assassination list" with Republican names found on James Hodgkinson's body

Hodgkinson rarely joined in the political discussions often set off by the television in the room and never showed any signs that he was troubled, Euille said. His social media presence indicated he was strongly opposed to Republicans, including President Trump. Scalise, 51, sustained injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding...

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  • CNN is suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the Comey memos
CNN is suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation over the Comey memos

On Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that Trump was under investigation for obstruction of justice , citing unnamed officials. In his testimony on June 8, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believed Trump had fired him over his role as lead of the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the US election and Tru...

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  • Trump Allies Try to Discredit Special Counsel Mueller After Initial Praise
Trump Allies Try to Discredit Special Counsel Mueller After Initial Praise

As Rosenstein said in the Senate hearing, he believes Mueller's team has both the independence and resources necessary to conduct the ongoing probe. "I think he should let Bob Mueller do his job, do his job independently, and do his job quickly, because I think that that's what he would want to have happen", Ryan told conservative commentator G...

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  • WaPo Reports Special Counsel Is Investigating Jared Kushner's Business Dealings
WaPo Reports Special Counsel Is Investigating Jared Kushner's Business Dealings

That, not a political witch hunt , is what the nation needs. Quoting officials, the newspaper said one event of interest to Mr Mueller is an exchange on March 22, when Mr Coats told associates that Mr Trump had asked him to intervene with Mr Comey to get him to back off the focus on Mr Trump's former national security advisor Mike Fly...

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