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Author: 0 Trumpcare is a crime against humanity as 23 million will lose healthcare

The CBO says the AHCA disproportionately affects older people with a lower income, those over 50 with an income of less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The report offers a particularly gloomy assessment of the future for people with preexisting conditions who live in states that take full advantage of the bill's waiver provisions.

Author: 0 USA president meets Pope Francis at Vatican

Tillerson, according to a White House pool report, said to expect Trump to be "tough" on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members regarding cost sharing. According to accounts of the meeting provided by the White House and the Vatican, the men discussed terrorism, human rights, foreign aid, healthcare, education and assistance to immigrants.

Author: 0 Senate Republicans quietly working on health overhaul bill

The Senate Committee on Tax Reform advanced House Bill 107, the House of Delegate's version of the Tax Reform Act of 2017, on Monday after making changes to the measure that more closely resembled the Senate's Tax Reform Act passed nearly a week ago.

Local Americans show strong support for mental health coverage
Author: 0 Americans show strong support for mental health coverage

As the state's largest long-term care trade association, the West Virginia Health Care Association represents more than 120 member nursing facilities, assisted living communities and residential retirement centers. Markets take time to adjust. Permanent cuts to Medicaid through arbitrary payment caps in the Republican bill don't just mean greater struggles for mothers in caring for their children, but also more challenges for all of us who are caring for our aging parents, especially ...

Author: 0 Defense raises race bias in Cosby jury selection process

Prosecutors have used their strikes to send two black women home , although they say race was not a factor in those decisions. Angela Agrusa, a lawyer for the disgraced comedian, spoke to the media with Cosby at her side upon their arrival thanking the people of Allegheny County for showing up for their civil duty.

Local Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to 'make a deal'
Author: 0 Trump calls on Israelis, Palestinians to 'make a deal'

But Palestine refused the offer, and countered with a significantly smaller land swap, which was in turn rejected by the Israelis. Trump said he wouldn't use the term "monsters" since the suspects would like it. "And since both sides see a benefit to that, you're not seeing a lot of outcry or opposition that you would otherwise", he said. The attack was swiftly condemned by top members of the Trump administration.

Author: 0 CBO: Republicans' AHCA Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured

The CBO's report also found that 51 million people under the age of 65 would be uninsured in a decade under the GOP plan compared to 28 million people who would be uninsured under current Obamacare law. The House hurriedly voted to pass the AHCA earlier in May - nearly entirely along party lines - without the CBO estimate on the plan's costs post-revisions.

Author: 0 Comey to Testify Publicly After Memorial Day

In his first on-camera remarks amid burgeoning scandals engulfing his White House, President Trump denied he asked then-FBI Director James Comey to scuttle an investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. "Zero", Trump said during the press conference. "Russia is fine, but whether it's Russian Federation or anybody else, my total priority, believe me, is the United States of America".

Author: 0 House GOP health bill projection: 23 million more uninsured

The Congressional Budget Office says an estimated 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured in 2026 under the latest version of the House Republican health care bill . That's a slight improvement over an earlier version of the legislation that the nonpartisan agency assessed in March . The future of the bill hinged upon this report , as House Republicans passed their most recent version of the bill without waiting for the CBO to report its estimated price tag.

Author: 0 Intelligence Chief Refuses to Say if Trump Sought Help Rebuffing FBI Probe

According to the source, Rogers rebuffed the president's request, deeming it inappropriate. The anonymous officials said a senior NSA staffer documented Rogers' conversation with the president . The White House had no immediate comment on Kasowitz's hiring. Aggregating the last eight national polls released between May 13 through May 23, RealClearPolitics found that Trump now has an approval rating of 40 percent while an average 54 percent disapprove of his job performance.

Author: 0 CBO: 23 Million More Uninsured Americans Under GOP Bill

If the report projects that the AHCA will strip health care from millions without providing the federal savings it promised, the bill may have to go through another set of revisions , which could necessitate yet another House vote. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that whatever the report shows, it's unacceptable to retain former President Barack Obama's health care law.

Author: 0 Donald Trump's Saudi embrace has India in a fix

The president had reportedly spent much of his flight from the U.S.to Saudi Arabia editing his speech. A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. (You could certainly do it with Trump's America.) But the Islamic Republic of Iran has never invaded anybody, and it certainly does not support terrorist attacks against either the West or the Arab world.

Local Report says bill leaves 51m uninsured in 2026
Author: 0 Report says bill leaves 51m uninsured in 2026

And it's only a tiny improvement from the original version of the House bill, which would have resulted in an estimated 52 million people under 65 uninsured by 2026, according to the nonpartisan budget office. Matthew Fiedler, a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Health Policy, said that while there may be a lower number of people without coverage, the changes would most likely be at the margins and still leave millions without coverage.

Local Local reaction to President Trump's spending plan
Author: 0 Local reaction to President Trump's spending plan

Robert Aderholt, the Republican chairman of the appropriations subcommittee that oversees agriculture spending, told Perdue. The administration also estimated that USA economic growth would accelerate from 1.6 percent previous year to 3 percent by 2021, and would continue staying at that level for the rest of the decade, with the help of tax reform and deregulation.

Author: 0 John McCain: Throw Turkish Ambassador 'The Hell Out Of The USA'

Videos circulating on social media on the day of the melee appear to show Erdogan's guards inciting the violence. Just days after a brutal fight outside the Turkish embassy in Washington , DC, that left at least a dozen people injured, video footage has surfaced showing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calmly watching the violence near his auto.

Author: 0 Fact Check: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

Crude calculations indicate that attaining 3 percent economic growth might reduce budget deficits by $3 trillion over a decade. In short, Goldman economists see it as a very unrealistic plan that won't much resemble what ultimately ends up passing - which could still include a big tax cut.

Author: 0 Winners and losers in Trump's budget proposal

He seeks to balance the budget within 10 years. In addition, Paletta reports that the Trump budget documents may claim that tax cuts drive so much additional growth that they - plus the safety-net cuts - will restore federal budget balance a decade hence.

Author: 0 Estimated 23 million would lose health insurance under Republican bill: CBO

The House bill would reduce taxes by around $1 trillion over the coming decade, the budget office said, largely on higher income people and health care industry firms. Hospitals could lose significant revenue because far fewer people will have insurance and insurers are anxious about the affordability of the tax structure and proposed major changes in Medicaid financing.

Author: 0 Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget

School choice would give parents more latitude over their children's educations, DeVos explained, calling states and local school districts better equipped to decide a range of issues. While it's nearly guaranteed Congress won't pass the budget , the big boost to school choice is a sign of how far the issue has come in the past 15 years, among both Republicans and Democrats.

Author: 0 President Trump Met Behind Closed Doors With Pope Francis

Pope Francis has urged Donald Trump to use his power to be a peacemaker as he used some pointed gifts to speak for his concerns over the US President's actions so far in office. Why the difference? The answer is a complicated mix of personal preference, diplomatic protocol and religious dictates. "It was an honor to be with the pope ".

Local Duterte imposes martial law to stifle Islamic militants
Author: 0 Duterte imposes martial law to stifle Islamic militants

Duterte arrived in Moscow on Tuesday for a four-day official visit , but was forced to cut short his trip as fighting broke out in the southern Philippines region of Mindanao . In response to Trump's kind words about his extra-judicial killing policy , Duterte called drugs the "scourge of my nation" while saying he had to do something to preserve his country.

Local Fox News Retracts DNC Staffer Conspiracy Story, But Hannity Keeps It Alive
Author: 0 Fox News Retracts DNC Staffer Conspiracy Story, But Hannity Keeps It Alive

That would mean the information did not come from Russian operatives, as both the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have concluded. It is NOT a conspiracy theory to say that Seth Rich was the source of the DNC emails to WikiLeaks. What's circulating on the internet that you think is worthy of a congressional investigation because the D.C.

Local Tornado Touches Down in Northwestern Davie Co., Yadkin Co
Author: 0 Tornado Touches Down in Northwestern Davie Co., Yadkin Co

The watch is also in effect for surrounding SC counties, including York, Lancaster and Chester counties. FOX8 crews are now gathering more information about storm damage in the Piedmont Triad. Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton said one man was treated by emergency personnel after suffering minor injuries when a mobile home overturned, according to the AP.

Local Trump Reportedly Told Aides Firing Flynn Was A Mistake
Author: 0 Trump Reportedly Told Aides Firing Flynn Was A Mistake

The Times report added to the impression given by Trump himself in a television interview last week in which he said the Russian Federation issue was a factor in firing Comey. The ex-FBI chief has not spoken publicly since his surprise firing last week. "The committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 USA elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify ...

Local Notre Dame bumps up security ahead of Mike Pence's visit, planned protests
Author: 0 Notre Dame bumps up security ahead of Mike Pence's visit, planned protests

The Washington Post pointed out that the protest was much smaller than what some other members of the Trump team have faced when they showed up to deliver commencement speeches, such as education secretary Betsy DeVos in Florida. The students who walked out held an alternative ceremony by themselves outside the premises. Pence said the president "spoke out against religious persecution of all people of all faiths and on the world stage he condemned, in his words, the murder of innocent ...

Author: 0 Flynn Not to Honor US Senate Intel Committee Subpoena for Docs - Senator

Burr and Vice chair Sen. In the remarks, Rosenstein said he learned a day before Comey's firing that Trump wanted to dismiss him. The House Intelligence Committee also announced Thursday that it has requested documents from the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation related to Comey's dismissal and any conversations between Trump and the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

Author: 0 Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next

A Vatican statement said the meeting was "cordial" and that the Vatican hoped there could be "serene collaboration" between the USA government and the American Catholic Church, including "assistance to immigrants". Can you spot the one in which the pontiff isn't smiling? Mr Trump responded: "We can use peace". Hicks, a loyal aide who has been at Trump's side since before he announced his candidacy, was introduced to Pope Francis by the president as someone who has worked for him ...

Author: 0 Iran's Rouhani says missile tests will continue 'if necessary'

Voskanyan said that it will not undergo significant changes. Final election results show that Rouhani has won a second term in office with increased Kurdish voter support in all five predominantly Kurdish provinces but Western Azerbaijan where around 64 percent voted for Rouhani as in the past election in 2013.

Author: 0 Pope Francis jokes with Trump family, presses the environment

Accompanied by his wife Melania and daughter Ivanka, Trump met Francis in the private library of the Apostolic Palace, the lavish papal residence that the current pope eschews in favor of more modest lodgings. In Israel, the Trumps visited the Western Wall , the holiest site where Jews can pray. Correction: May 24, 2017 12:00 am - A previous photo caption incorrectly said President Trump and family members visited the Vatican on Monday.

Local How Seth Rich's death became an Internet conspiracy theory
Author: 0 How Seth Rich's death became an Internet conspiracy theory

Hannity's job on Fox News appears secure for the moment. Well again, there's stuff circulating on the internet. "Because the DC police are investigating this, and so far they haven't said there's any there there". "Every day we wake up to new headlines, new lies, new factual errors, new people approaching us to take advantage of us and Seth's legacy", they wrote.

Local House Intelligence Committee to Issue Subpoenas to Flynn
Author: 0 House Intelligence Committee to Issue Subpoenas to Flynn

The New York Times report was the latest indication of the depth of concerns within the USA intelligence community about Russian efforts to tip November's election towards Trump as he battled Democrat Hillary Clinton. The House Intelligence Committee's top Democrat said Wednesday that Flynn has refused a request for documents relating to any contact he had with Russian Federation, and the committee will soon subpoena him for those documents.

Author: 0 Donald Trump: Firing 'nut job' Comey eased 'pressure'

He also reportedly said, "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". "By grandstanding and politicizing the investigation into Russia's actions, James Comey created unnecessary pressure on our ability to engage and negotiate with Russian Federation".

Author: 0 Tillerson holds briefing in Saudi Arabia without USA press

The secretary spoke about President Trump's speech to the Muslim world on Sunday. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who spearheaded the nuclear negotiations, reacted sarcastically, comparing this weekend's elections in Iran to the lack of democracy in Saudi Arabia.

Author: 0 Trump budget proposal has massive cuts to social programs

One House Budget Committee member, Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., told White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney that Trump's proposed cuts to medical research are "penny-wise and pound-foolish" - and then excused himself to preside over DeVos' testimony.

Local Food stamps a casualty of President Trump's proposed budget
Author: 0 Food stamps a casualty of President Trump's proposed budget

Rep. Bobby Rush D-Ill., noting safety net programs in line for cuts help people with all kinds of political views, said "Trump is waging an all-out attack on the families and individuals who voted him into office". "The Trump budget takes a sledgehammer to the middle class and the working poor, lavishes tax breaks on the wealthy and imagines all of the deficit problems away with fantasy math", Sen.

Local Ivanka hales Saudi progress on women's rights
Author: 0 Ivanka hales Saudi progress on women's rights

Trump arrived in Riyadh besieged by the fallout from his controversial decision to fire FBI Director James Comey and more revelations about the federal investigations into his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation. What does President Trump's speech - and this visit to Riyadh - mean for USA foreign policy? White House officials has said he did not want to lecture, something they believe Obama did, unsuccessfully.

Author: 0 Trump seeks to slash $3.6 trillion of spending in austere budget

On Capitol Hill, Trump's budget won polite praise from some Republicans, but Democrats were dismissive. " Most of the (budget) cuts will focus on programs for low- income folks and public investments", said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, which pushes for long-term fixes to Washington's debt problems.

Local Kansas forward Mykhailiuk returning for senior season
Author: 0 Kansas forward Mykhailiuk returning for senior season

In his three seasons at Kansas, Mykhailiuk has played in 97 games and has averaged 6.3 points. "Senior year gonna be fun", Mykhailiuk wrote Wednesday evening. Mykhailiuk scored in double figures in three of the team's four NCAA Tournament games. Other soon-to-be seniors on the KU roster include Devonte' Graham, Tucker Vang, Clay Young and incoming transfer Jack Whitman.

Author: 0 Special Counsel Mueller Briefed On Comey Memos

The Post said Trump, acting after then FBI Director James Comey revealed there was an investigation into the matter, made the same request of National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers. The White House reiterated the same rhetoric Monday. "In fact, when I made a decision to just do it, I said to myself, I said, 'You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story; it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they ...

Local Melania Trump Appears to Dodge President's Hand Again, This Time in Rome
Author: 0 Melania Trump Appears to Dodge President's Hand Again, This Time in Rome

Trump said his trip was "focused on bringing nations together", adding that the Palestinians were "ready to reach for peace". "From the Palestinian leadership's perspective, I don't think their definition of peace fits within what most of us at least here in Congress and in the United States would define as peace".

Author: 0 James Comey to testify before U.S. Senate intelligence committee

By several senators' accounts, he contradicted Trump's statements that Rosenstein's written criticism of FBI Director James Comey had been a factor in Comey's recent firing by the president. "I hope that former Director Comey's testimony will help answer some of the questions that have arisen since Director Comey was so suddenly dismissed by the President", Warner, a Democrat, said.

Author: 0 3 more arrests made in UK concert attack

Salman Abedi's father has also been arrested in capital Tripoli, counter-terror police in the North African country said . "It is a possibility that we can not ignore, that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack", May said .

Author: 0 Trump praised Philippines' Duterte for 'unbelievable job' on drugs

Duterte then reportedly replied that drugs are the "scourge of my nation now and I have to do something to preserve the Filipino nation". "I said I will not declare curfew but maybe in certain areas, [such as] Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat, North Cotabato and maybe in Zamboanga", Duterte said in his speech upon arriving in Manila , after cutting short his official visit to Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Donald Trump's Budget Has A Problem

Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-2nd Dist.) said Tuesday that President Trump's budget proposal leaves him "optimistic" that he can tackle budgetary issues that were part of the reason he ran for Congress in the first place. "It really is Robin Hood in reverse - stealing from the poor (and the middle class) to give to the rich". "They're not mere shavings, they're deep, deep cuts ".

Local Betsy DeVos Was Drowned Out By Boos At An HBCU Commencement Speech
Author: 0 Betsy DeVos Was Drowned Out By Boos At An HBCU Commencement Speech

There was no chance that was going to happen in 2017. DeVos has continued since then to cite historically black colleges as examples of alternative options for quality education, her stated goal for promoting the diversion of tax money from public schools to private companies and charters.

Author: 0 Trump to Pope After Vatican Meeting: I 'Won't Forget What You Said'

Mr Trump gave the pope a boxed set of five first edition books by the USA civil rights leader Martin Luther King . "Welcome!", the Pope said on greeting Trump. When Trump departed, he told the pope: "Thank you, I won't forget what you said". Afterwards, the Trumps were given a private tour of the Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica and Donald called on Italy's president and prime minister.

Local UNC men's tennis falls to Virginia in NCAA national championship match
Author: 0 UNC men's tennis falls to Virginia in NCAA national championship match

Hagar fell behind 2-0 to start the third, but won the next two to tie it before the match was delayed by lightning for 50 minutes. Virginia's Collin Altamirano and Aragone bested Ronnie Schneider and Anu Kodali 6-1 on court 3. 9 Trevor Foshey and Niclaus Braun of Mississippi State. Unfortunately, UNC's #1 and national #22 Ronnie Schneider did not fare as well, nearly getting blanked in the first set and generally seeming off his game.

Author: 0 Trump said to praise 'great job' in Philippine drugs fight

The US government is offering a $5-million bounty for his capture. "(The Russians) understand that the security of the Filipino people, especially in Marawi and in Mindanao, is a priority", Cayetano said. The announcement came after security forces battled dozens of IS-linked gunmen in a Marawi, a city of about 200,000 people in Mindanao, on Tuesday.