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Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes

Top GOP senators said their party should proceed with caution , and engage in long deliberations. The new legislation would also eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood , a non-profit reproductive health organisation that United States president Donald Trump's administration has targeted for cuts. Read More

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Cubans brace for worst as Trump takes aim at Obama opening

Cubans brace for worst as Trump takes aim at Obama opening

The Treasury Department will have 90 days to implement these changes, according to the Miami Herald , which was briefed on Trump's planned announcement scheduled for Friday. Depending on the extent of the new regulations, the volume of U.S. travelers to Cuba could fall back to the levels registered prior to December 17, 2014, when Obama announced the beginning of the normalization of U.S. Read More

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Special Counsel Investigating Donald Trump For Possible Obstruction Of Justice

Special Counsel Investigating Donald Trump For Possible Obstruction Of Justice

The move suggests he is examining whether the president sought their help in trying to get James Comey , the former FBI director, to end an investigation into Michael Flynn , the former national security adviser. The office of Director of National Intelligence and Ledgett declined to comment. That official argued Trump "shot himself in the foot again with this cockamamie scheme to get Mueller to play ball". Read More

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Senate GOP sees path to ObamaCare repeal

Senate GOP sees path to ObamaCare repeal

Now it's up to the Republican-led Senate to pass some form of health care legislation, but just as in the House, getting both conservative and moderate Republicans on board with the same bill could be a challenge. An unnamed adviser likened Cruz's approach to a baseball umpire with "a big-strike-zone mentality right now" - giving his GOP colleagues and their ideas the benefit of the doubt in the ongoing talks. Read More

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NY adds regulations to protect Obamacare

NY adds regulations to protect Obamacare

However, it's uncertain whether that chamber's Republican leadership can muster enough votes to pass a bill. The proposed legislation does not make reference to the employer reporting requirements under the ACA given that the reconciliation process being used by Republicans to advance the legislation in such a way to avoid a filibuster by Democrats in the Senate does not extend to the scope required for administrative adjustments of that sort. Read More

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Senate GOP aiming for vote this month on health legislation

Senate GOP aiming for vote this month on health legislation

Trump will hold talks at the White House at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT) with leaders including House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Cornyn. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., a key moderate in the GOP's health debate, said that he was more optimistic about the Senate plan than he had been. Many Republicans, including top aides working on the GOP health plan, said they need to vote on health care and move on by early July, even if that means voting on a ... Read More

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GOP rep: Alleged Montana assault 'unacceptable,' but voters have spoken

GOP rep: Alleged Montana assault 'unacceptable,' but voters have spoken

On Jacobs's audio, Gianforte is not heard asking him to lower his microphone. "That was a thing, a real thing that happened, and we still said, 'Yeah, he should be president'". The election, however, came under intense scrutiny after Gianfonte assaulted a reporter the night before the opening of the polls. He did mention President Donald Trump in his victory speech, promising to work with the President. Read More

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Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts

Mulvaney defends Trump budget's social safety net cuts

Mike Conaway, R-Texas, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, adding he and his staff were not consulted ahead of the proposal of large crop insurance cuts which he can not support. 'This severe and unjustifiably rapid cut comes at a time when our funding for science research is already far below what would be optimal - we are nowhere close as a nation to investing what we should be investing in research and development, ' added Holt, a former congressman and physicist. Read More

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Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a fellow Republican, said lawmakers would have to reform both programs to save them. "The president's budget respects the American taxpayer", Pruitt said. He singled out the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the modern version of food stamps , which grew rapidly after the financial crisis and had 44 million beneficiaries in 2016. Read More

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Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent

Washington unemployment rate drops to 4.6 percent

There were 21,200 more people employed in April than in March and 11,800 more unemployed, according to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Since April 2016, Oregon's construction sector grew the fastest of the major industries, adding 6,400 jobs, or 7.2 percent. Every metro area except Valdosta saw fewer first-time claims. Read More

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2 killed in Teterboro Airport crash

2 killed in Teterboro Airport crash

Authorities arrived at the crash scene to find that fire had engulfed two industrial buildings near the Carlstadt Department of Public Works building. Officials said the small, Learjet 35 plane crashed while trying to land at Teterboro. The Learjet's tail number was N452DA and was registered to A&C Big Sky Aviation in Billings, Montana. Read More

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Mother of Texas teen killed by police asks to join lawsuit

I was Jordan's mother and still am Jordan's mother", said Charmaine to the crowd of supporters. An arrest warrant was filed for former Balch Springs Police officer Roy Oliver on May 5 by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office. "On behalf of the entire Balch Springs Police Department and the city of Balch Springs we express our honest condolences with the family", Haber said. Read More

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How lawmakers get their health care

How lawmakers get their health care

I'll make a similar recommendation to the one a few weeks ago when I said spend store credit if you have it. Jeff Woodburn, D-Whitefield. "Those with the least resources, the least opportunity, are getting hit the hardest". "Our people can not afford these premium increases". "However, there is significant uncertainty now about what the market environment is going to be in 2018 and beyond, including whether cost-sharing reductions will be fully funded by the federal government". Read More

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Rapper charged before for encouraging fans to rush the stage

Rapper charged before for encouraging fans to rush the stage

Things between Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have reportedly been drama-free and full of "good vibes", with TMZ even describing their current relationship status as a "honeymoon stage". And the two have decided to make things official by being spotted together on several occasions since their first appearance at Coachella in April. "He had apparently encouraged fans to "[bypass] security protocols" and approach the stage while he was performing. Read More

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Fidget Spinners: Tool or Toy?

Fidget Spinners: Tool or Toy?

While the toy could be helpful to some of the 6.4 million children in the US diagnosed with ADHD, it's not a proven treatment and shouldn't be given a free pass in the classroom, Schweitzer said. A amusing clip has been released of a dog playing with the popular children's toy called a fidget spinner. Schools like Pritchardville haven't banned fidget spinners in their classrooms entirely. Read More

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Trump and Putin to meet in July, Russian state media says

The photos of the U.S. president's meeting with the Russian foreign minister presented by TASS photographer Aleksandr Shcherbak triggered an unexpectedly harsh response from some USA mass media. Lavrov's visit is one of the highest-level contacts between the Russian and the United States governments since Trump took office in January. In the meantime, the White House has made no complaints about Shcherbak's work. Read More

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Government needs a good shutdown, tweets frustrated Trump

Government needs a good shutdown, tweets frustrated Trump

If a plan passes the House, it is expected to face a tough fight in the Senate, where Republicans have a narrower majority and where some party senators have expressed misgivings about the House bill. USA budget director Mick Mulvaney took to the podium at the White House press room on Tuesday (May 2) with one message: President Donald Trump , and not the Democratic party, is the clear victor of the federal spending bill Congress crafted over the weekend-even though it bears little ... Read More

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Comey looked to expand probe before firing

Comey looked to expand probe before firing

The abrupt firing of Comey threw into question the future of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign's possible connections to Russian Federation and immediately raised suspicions of an underhanded effort to stymie a probe that has shadowed the administration from the outset. Read More

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Tunnel collapse renews safety concerns about nuclear sites

Tunnel collapse renews safety concerns about nuclear sites

Department of Energy said. "Five huge plants in the center of the Hanford Site processed 110,000 tons of fuel from the reactors, discharging an estimated 450 billion gallons of liquids to soil disposal sites and 53 million gallons of radioactive waste to 177 large underground tanks", the US Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management said on its website. Read More

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