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Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy Crystal Griner, one of the Capitol Police officers, was hit in the ankle and is in good condition at MedStar Washington . Hodgkinson died from his injuries in a shootout with police. "Had I not gotten the charge dismissed, he wouldn't have been able to own a gun", said Lyndon Evanko, who represented Hodgkinson in the case. "We've got to get back to... [Full Article...]

House special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching

The Georgia victory was an important win for the Republican party, following Mr Ossoff's better-than-expected performance in the first-round election last month, but has left Democrats frustrated after a record-breaking funding drive failed to generate a win. [Full Article...]

Portugal's Santos and Ronaldo criticise St Petersburg pitch

Ronaldo opened the scoring with a penalty and Bernardo Silva, Andre Silva and Nani were all on target in a victory that ensured Portugal qualified for the last four as Group A winners. "It's an extraordinary scenario because it gives Mexican football and this group of players the possibility of showing that we have the capacity to take on this responsibility, that we have the talent and t... [Full Article...]

Virginia gubernatorial primary: Ralph Northam defeats Tom Perriello to win Democratic nomination

Voters are also choosing candidates for lieutenant governor and several state House seats. But the Associated Press called the Democratic race for Northam at 8:06 PM, while counting in the GOP lasted another two hours. Northam had been essentially campaigning for years, making key contacts with influential power brokers like prominent African-American politicians and religious leaders, and bui... [Full Article...]

Handel's Victory Shows Limits of Trump Card

Handel's Victory Shows Limits of Trump Card BENNETT: It's a criticism rooted in generational angst about the future of the Democratic Party and its leaders. Ahead of Trump's visit to Iowa on Wednesday - his first since the election - several independents who voted for Trump expressed frustration with the president. [Full Article...]

Confed Cup hosts Russia face decisive match against Mexico

Russian officials say the Confederations Cup soccer tournament that the country is hosting will not be marred by the national team's elimination from the competition. Portugal's Andre Silva's 63rd minute shot was tame and Marinovic stuck his foot out to deny him. But they were slow to start and the match remained goalless until the 33rd minute, when Tommy Smith was judged to have brought do... [Full Article...]

Special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching

Those polar views the day after Handel's 4-point win over Ossoff can be partly attributed to sheer partisanship - voters seeing the world through their party identity. Entrenched career politician Nancy Pelosi is finally feeling the heat from an unlikely place - her own Party. She touts supply side economics, going so far as to say during one debate that she does "not support a living wage... [Full Article...]

McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

The senator said he was unlikely to support the overhaul unless it was amended to "protect Medicaid expansion states", as he put it. So we're very concerned about it. Like the House bill , it would repeal virtually all the tax increases imposed by the Affordable Care Act to pay for the program itself. He said the bill would also jeopardize addiction treatment programs for people with opi... [Full Article...]

What The Democratic Loss in Georgia Means For The Midterms

President Obama won two national elections handily while the Democratic Party was suffering a series of debilitating defeats that has left it in the worst shape it's been in almost a century. Trump was referring to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , who is facing questions about her leadership after Democrats lost the Georgia special House election. [Full Article...]

Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss A growing number of top Democrats on Thursday continued to express frustration following their party's loss in a critical special election in Georgia , with one prominent lawmaker indicating it could be time for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to step aside. [Full Article...]

Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

Virginia's two Democratic U.S. senators were quick to blast the proposed health care bill on Thursday while Tennessee's two Republican senators said there's a need to repeal and resolve the Affordable Care Act now in place. He said the draft also repeals several aspects of the Affordable Care Act , also known as Obamacare . One of the main features of Obamacare , was its requirement t... [Full Article...]

How Senate, House Obamacare overhaul bills compare

It takes hundreds of billions of dollars now allocated to care for the working poor, women, children and elderly, and gives it to rich Americans in the form of a huge tax break. Uses a less generous inflation adjustment than House bill. In some ways it's even worse. The former president says amending the GOP-written bill "cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation". [Full Article...]

White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

Price's seat is now up for grabs, and it's turned into the most high-stakes special election in years. Ossoff was tied directly to Pelosi , and her San Francisco-centered base, in a number of Republican-funded campaign commercials targeting voters in the highly-educated and conservative suburban district he was hoping to win. [Full Article...]

Andre Ward stops Sergey Kovalev to win light heavy rematch

The Las Vegas fight ended with Kovalev was in the corner and Ward landing shots to the body. "I was a lot better prepared this time ". He'll presumably need a new string of victories-and perhaps a win in a long-teased showdown with lineal division champ Adonis Stevenson-to get back on Ward's radar. [Full Article...]

Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays

Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays Senate Republicans are still working on their version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare . If the Senate approves a bill next week, it still has more hurdles to go. The House bill does not base assistance on income. Under the House bill , the insurance premiums for a 40-year-old in Fairbanks who earns $30,000 a year would jump by about $8,500, to $10... [Full Article...]

Senate steers toward showdown vote next week on health bill

Majority leader Mitch McConnell says others will have every chance to read the bill and propose amendments before a final vote is taken. Republicans are rushing toward a vote next week in hopes of passing legislation before the July 4 recess. [Full Article...]

India will learn from final loss, says Kohli

Just two weeks ago, Pakistan were at a low ebb after crashing to a humiliating 124-run defeat against India in the group stage. "And this is Our Balochistan". The next Champions Trophy scheduled in India could be scrapped to accommodate two World Twenty20 Championships in a four-year cycle, the International Cricket Council's CEO David Richardson has revealed. [Full Article...]

6th district voters head to the polls: Election Day timeline

But if Republicans hold on and win in a district they have held since the Carter administration, it might signal that the Democratic resistance to Trump isn't as strong as the hype. Many of those districts are actually less Republican than Georgia's sixth district. Trump jumped in the race via Twitter on Monday, writing that Ossoff "can't even vote. [Full Article...]

Germany: no punishment for UK, but EU exit good for no one

Germany: no punishment for UK, but EU exit good for no one Prime Minister Theresa May sent a letter formally triggering the withdrawal process. "That is the door towards Europe". She herself will travel there three days later for a summit on June 22 and 23 with the other 27 European Union national leaders. [Full Article...]

Britain says will be 'positive and constructive' in Brexit talks

Britain says will be 'positive and constructive' in Brexit talks The EU says it will not compromise on its core "four freedoms": free movement of goods, capital, services and workers. That source, and another in the Conservative party, said May's misjudged election gamble had undermined her authority, leaving her in the thrall of the two wings of her party that have differing views for Brexit - "purists" who want a clean break and "remainers" pressing for... [Full Article...]

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