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Senator Cantwell's plan to stop Republican health care bill

Senator Cantwell's plan to stop Republican health care bill Ron Johnson , R-Wis., one of the five senators opposing the bill . But even if it does assuage their fears, the health bill will also have to win over conservatives-including a surprising new skeptic in Wisconsin's Sen. 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 ... [Full Article...]

Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul He says that the legislation has slowed down the pace of rising healthcare costs and slams the Republican version as a hastily arrived antithesis to what Obamacare stands for. All the taunts over conservative obstruction, all the insistences that a federally administered entitlement could never be reduced, must sound like a fight song to most Republicans as they near the summit. [Full Article...]

SpaceX set to launch Falcon 9 from California air base

So far, SpaceX has been able to recover 12 rocket boosters , fire off two reused Falcon 9 first stages and launch a used Dragon cargo capsule so far. This leaves SpaceX in the wonderful position of having two drone ships and their accompanying freshly-recovered first stages sailing back to port at the same time, a truly thrilling accomplishment. [Full Article...]

GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

A major goal of Republican "reforms" is to greatly reduce the Medicaid program. As lawmakers made speeches about the legislation on the Senate floor , a protest erupted outside McConnell's personal office, with many people in wheelchairs blocking a hallway, holding signs and chanting: "No cuts to Medicaid". [Full Article...]

Indiana's ACA health insurance providers propose rate hikes

Indiana's ACA health insurance providers propose rate hikes But the legislation may do no such thing, according to health law experts who have read it closely. Last year's in New Jersey, premiums rose by 4 to 26 percent, depending on the plan, but most customers did not experience the full increase because of subsidies that helped pay their premiums. [Full Article...]

Gov. Sandoval, Sen. Heller Discuss Senate Draft Health Care Bill

Gov. Sandoval, Sen. Heller Discuss Senate Draft Health Care Bill It also phases out certain benefits insurance plans are now required to provide, such as preventive care screenings, emergency room visits, maternal and newborn care and lab tests. KODJAK: Those waivers can allow states to drop some benefits required by Obamacare like maternity coverage, mental health care and birth control. [Full Article...]

Protesters Arrested Following Republican Health Care Bill

Protesters Arrested Following Republican Health Care Bill The plan gets rid of those mandates. There are ways to help people who have a preexisting condition without destroying health insurance markets. Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president of the consulting firm Avalare Health , said the Senate subsidies would be smaller than Obama's because they're keyed to the cost of a bare-bones plan and because additional help now provided for deduct... [Full Article...]

Nevada senator's opposition deals new blow to GOP health bill

Nevada senator's opposition deals new blow to GOP health bill But Sanders stopped short of saying that the bill enjoys Trump's full backing, hinting more tweaking down the road. In a separate statement , Paul said he would vote against the bill "in its current form, but I remain open to negotiation". [Full Article...]

ED ROGERS: n Democrats lost the battle, but not the war

ED ROGERS: n Democrats lost the battle, but not the war The seats they ultimately won this year were already mostly Republican-leaning districts - and many will argue that the GOP should have won all of them handily. Pelosi wasn't the only one receiving the president's tongue-in-cheek good wishes. Pelosi insisted Democrats still have a shot at winning the majority in next year's midterm elections, saying, "The House remains in play now". [Full Article...]

MAP: Where Obamacare Repeal Would Hit The Hardest

But, the threat extends well beyond that debate. The proposed Medicaid cuts offer a clear example of the harm the Republican plan will do. The messages criticized Hultgren's vote for the new health care act, stating that it would take health care away from 710,200 Illinoisans; that it would make premiums rise; that it would cut Medicaid by $834 billion; and that it could result in the ... [Full Article...]

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

It's possible that given the Republicans' small majority in the Senate that McConnell will have to entertain amendments. They might even have talked to a few Democrats so they wouldn't need those four posturing arch-conservative Republicans to pass it. [Full Article...]

Senate close to vote on dismantle health law

As of Tuesday morning, key rank-and-file Senate Republicans have still not gotten official word on the timing of a vote. More than 50 health care and disability organizations from Kansas sent a letter last week to Roberts and Moran urging them not to vote for the AHCA unless there are major changes to the House version. [Full Article...]

In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

Ledgett wrote a memo, according to the source, documenting a conversation in which the president allegedly urged Rogers to help get the FBI to lift the cloud of the Russian Federation investigation. "You don't mess with the criminal justice system in this way ... the President is on very tenuous ground here", Ben-Veniste told CNN's Don Lemon Friday. [Full Article...]

Trump transition team ordered to save materials on Russia, Ukraine

Trump transition team ordered to save materials on Russia, Ukraine The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump's conduct marks a major turning point in the almost year-old FBI investigation , which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. [Full Article...]

4-Way Tie For 1st Place After 2 Rounds of US Open

Among those trying to chase him down is Paul Casey of England, who was one shot behind. Around 70 minutes earlier, compatriot Patrick Reed had faced a similar length putt to Thomas on the 18th to shoot eight under but missed his birdie attempt and had to settle for a 65. [Full Article...]

Republican baseball practice gunman 'had list of names'

Interest in the charity baseball game has skyrocketed in the aftermath of the shooting , as staffers and lawmakers look to rally around Scalise and the three others who were shot: a congressional staffer, a lobbyist and a Capitol Police special agent. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers See Progress on Health Care Bill but Details Remain Scarce

Heller said if the changes to Medicaid in the Senate bill are not sufficient for Republican governors, "I'm going to have a very hard time voting for them". If they keep the protection, Senate Republicans risk losing conservative members in their own ranks. Cassidy also said "states would have the opportunity of more aggressive waiver system in which they could adapt to their unique circumstan... [Full Article...]

Rumor That Trump May Fire Mueller Sets Washington Afire

Rumor That Trump May Fire Mueller Sets Washington Afire Prominent radio host Mark Levin wrote on Facebook that "Mueller must step aside", while commentator Ann Coulter said there was no point in keeping him after Mr Comey confirmed that Mr Trump was not under investigation. Mueller, his anger is reserved for Mr. Sessions for recusing himself from the Russian Federation inquiry, and especially for Mr. Comey. When the attorney general refused, Nixo... [Full Article...]

Deceased Suspect In Shooting Of GOP Congressman ID'd, Was Sanders Campaign Volunteer

Deceased Suspect In Shooting Of GOP Congressman ID'd, Was Sanders Campaign Volunteer The man who opened fire on a baseball practice for Republican lawmakers on Wednesday appears to have purchased his guns legally, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Thursday. Walsh said Hodgkinson was a home inspector , at one point describing him as a happy-go-lucky guy. Timothy Slater, the FBI's special agent in charge of Washington , D.C., criminal investigations, said Wednesd... [Full Article...]

McGregor fight set for August 26

When Mayweather steps into the ring against the UFC fighter in Las Vegas on August 26 , he looks certain to shatter his previous best of 4.6million pay-per-view purchases. INEXPERIENCED Despite having little or no boxing experience, White insists his MMA client McGregor is confident of victory. He's a two weight champion in the UFC , he's broken UFC PPV records, and now he's fighting the ... [Full Article...]


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