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Author: 0 Trump, Congress punt again on critical Obamacare subsidies

These federal subsidies are different from the tax credits to help people pay their monthly premium for Obamacare marketplace plans. Neither of them even mention Trump once. Meanwhile, the Trump administration released a report Tuesday that found a 105 percent increase in average premiums for individually purchased coverage from 2013, just before Obama's statute took effect, to this year.

Local Strong storms, tornadoes possible in the Carolinas
Author: 0 Strong storms, tornadoes possible in the Carolinas

WFMY has received reports of tornado touchdowns in Yadkin County. As of 5 p.m. Baity Road had been closed to through-traffic, and eastbound traffic on Courtney-Huntsville Road was being diverted down Brawley Road, just before emergency crews' staging area at Courtney Elementary School.

Local Trump's budget director defends spending cuts, growth projection
Author: 0 Trump's budget director defends spending cuts, growth projection

The proposal got a chilly reception from congressional Republicans and Democrats, who insist they will have the final say as they struggle to complete a health care bill and rewrite the tax code. White House Budget Director Mulvaney also took up the theme of morality in his opening remarks, equating federal deficit spending to stealing from taxpayers.

Author: 0 GOP House hopeful keeps low profile after assault charge

Greg Gianforte, pictured here during his 2016 gubernatorial race, was charged with misdemeanor assault Wednesday night after an altercation with a reporter. "I feel like, it's all just propaganda, you know what I mean, it's hard for me to believe anything the media tells me", Trumper said as he was leaving the polling place.

Author: 0 CBO: Amended AHCA still leaves 23M uninsured

In some regions, people with pre-existing medical conditions and others who were seriously ill "would ultimately be unable to purchase" robust coverage at premiums comparable to today's prices, "if they could purchase at all", the report said .

Author: 0 Russian Federation interfered in 2016 U.S. elections: Former CIA director John Brennan

Russian spies and politicians believed they could influence Donald Trump through his advisers at the height of last year's presidential campaign, according to evidence uncovered by USA intelligence officials. Flynn invoked the Fifth Amendment and rejected the committee's subpoena request for documents relating to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election earlier this week.

Author: 0 Media Watchers Blame Hostility toward Reporters on Trump

The Gallatin County, Montana sheriff's office holds a news conference Thursday at 4:30 p.m. ET on the case of Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte , who has been charged for reportedly body-slamming a Guardian reporter.

Author: 0 County attorney will eye Gianforte assault case

The Gallatin County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating allegations of an assault involving Greg Gianforte , a wealthy Bozeman businessman. "At no point did any of us who witnessed this assault see Jacobs show any form of physical aggression toward Gianforte", Acuna wrote in her account on the Fox News website.

Author: 0 Final CBO analysis: Healthcare bill would cut $834 billion from Medicaid

The bill would have to pass the Senate and be signed by President Trump to become law. Still, the bill's future is uncertain. "But that's the goal", said the majority leader. Most people who would lose coverage would be beneficiaries of Medicaid, the federal health care program for poor and disabled people. Both concluded that the legislation would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 24 million over a decade, a mammoth number that contributed to GOP defections that ...

Author: 0 United States candidate urged to apologise after alleged attack on reporter

Polls show Gianforte has a single-digit lead over Democratic challenger Rob Quist in the Thursday contest. The reporter, Ben Jacobs , had been asking Greg Gianforte , a tech millionaire endorsed by Donald Trump, about the Republican healthcare plan when the candidate allegedly attacked the journalist.

Author: 0 Senate Intelligence Committee to Subpoena 2 of Flynn's Businesses

The Justice Department has said Sessions had more than 25 conversations with foreign ambassadors a year ago. The move suggests the committee is turning up the heat on Flynn, who was forced to resign from his post as President Donald Trump's national security adviser in February.

Local Ex-CIA director Brennan says warned Russia against election meddling
Author: 0 Ex-CIA director Brennan says warned Russia against election meddling

The White House has refused to comment on the reports, but Trump has previously denied that there was any collusion between his campaign and the Russian government. Brennan was speaking to the House intelligence committee on the extent of Russia's meddling in the 2016 elections and possible ties to the Trump campaign, where he was asked about how Moscow recruits sources "wittingly and unwittingly".

Local ObamaCare subsidies will continue as Trump Admin. delays ruling
Author: 0 ObamaCare subsidies will continue as Trump Admin. delays ruling

Failing to make good on repealing and replacing Obamacare would be an embarrassment for Republicans heading into next year's midterm elections. At the April meeting, according to multiple industry officials interviewed by The Times, Verma linked the aid to the House repeal legislation, telling insurers the aid wouldn't be paid until the House bill passed, while also asking health insurers to endorse the bill.

Local There's a $2 trillion oversight in Trump's budget proposal
Author: 0 There's a $2 trillion oversight in Trump's budget proposal

It foresees scuttling Barack Obama's health care law and an overhaul of the tax code, a boon to the wealthiest Americans. The cuts include $800 billion from Medicaid and $193 billion from food stamps. It also promises to help finance $ 1 trillion in infrastructure investments, which is likely to mean subsidizing private investors in roads, bridges and other public works in exchange for a share of what used to be thought of as public property.

Local Turkey criticizes American law enforcement after Turkish president's bodyguards attacked protesters
Author: 0 Turkey criticizes American law enforcement after Turkish president's bodyguards attacked protesters

Turkey is summoning the U.S.'s ambassador to protest "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by Washington, D.C., police against its bodyguards last week in a violent melee in which protesters were attacked . Turkey didn't specify the actions by USA security officials it deemed inappropriate. The Turkish Foreign Ministry's statement Monday went even further, criticizing "the inability of US authorities to take sufficient precautions at every stage of the official program".

Local Texas Senate OKs fining police who fail to report killings
Author: 0 Texas Senate OKs fining police who fail to report killings

Trump and Republicans celebrated the House's narrow May 4 passage of the bill in a Rose Garden ceremony after several embarrassing setbacks, even as GOP senators signaled it had little chance of becoming law without significant changes. "The reason that this budget is being done the way that it is, is because some people want to go home", Rep. Emily Virgin said. All in all, 51 million people under the age of 65 would be without coverage by 2026, including those now uninsured.

Author: 0 Congressional candidate allegedly 'body slams' reporter

The last guy that came in here did the same thing. Jacobs , who had previously broken a big story about the candidate's connections to sanctioned Russian companies , said he was " body slammed " by Gianforte and had his glasses broken.

Local Kansas lawmakers rewrite plan for boosting taxes
Author: 0 Kansas lawmakers rewrite plan for boosting taxes

If the nonpartisan CBO determines that the bill doesn't pass muster for reconciliation, Democrats would be able to filibuster the measure, which could send the bill back to House Republicans to amend and hold another vote. McConnell also said he has not asked the White House for input as the Senate devises its own healthcare legislation after the Republican-led House of Representatives passed its version on May 4, but may do so in the future.

Author: 0 Supreme Court says Alabama execution can proceed

Arthur's attorneys filed two last-minute appeals to the court. Tommy Arthur still maintains his innocence, but he conceded in a phone interview with the Associated Press from prison that his hopes of winning another reprieve are diminishing.

Local Trump scolds North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over defense spending
Author: 0 Trump scolds North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies over defense spending

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters aboard Air Force One as it flew toward Brussels on May 24 that President Donald Trump , on his first foreign trip since taking office in January, wants North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members "to step up and fully meet their obligations" of spending 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense.

Author: 0 Texas Senate revives full transgender bathroom bill with late-night move

That itself was laughable given how much Republicans had properly criticized congressional Democrats for rushing through their health care overhaul without having a full grasp on its effects. That's prompted increased talk of possibly breaking out a less ambitious bill aimed at keeping insurance markets stable over the next two years, Republicans say.

Local CBO: American Health Care Act Will Reduce Deficit By $119 Billion
Author: 0 CBO: American Health Care Act Will Reduce Deficit By $119 Billion

If the new bill passes, it will reduce the federal deficits by $119 billion over 10 years, according to the CBO . A senior with an income of $26,500 now pays a premium of $1,700; under the Republican bill, the same insurance plan would cost that senior $13,600 - more than half of her annual income.

Local Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs
Author: 0 Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs

Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) has "updated" its website to reflect the outlook of its new leader. In a sign of growing tensions between scientists and the Trump administration, researchers published a scientific paper Wednesday that was conceived and written as an explicit refutation to an assertion by Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt about climate change.

Author: 0 Ryan, other Republicans call on Gianforte to 'apologize' for 'mistake'

Gianforte made his first bid for public office in 2016, when he unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Montana Gov. Steve Bullock. In a firsthand account published on the network's website, a Fox reporter said that "Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him onto the ground behind him".

Local James Comey's Republican Father Obliterates Trump, Says He 'Belongs In An Institution'
Author: 0 James Comey's Republican Father Obliterates Trump, Says He 'Belongs In An Institution'

After it was revealed that US President Donald Trump told Russian officials he felt less pressure after dismissing the former FBI Director James Comey, Comey has agreed to testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. "Mueller has a reputation for being a straight shooter and won't be swayed by pressure from the White House", said Jens David Ohlin, an associate dean at Cornell Law School and an expert on criminal law.

Author: 0 Manchester Bombing Suspect Salman Abedi Called Mom Before Attack: 'Forgive Me'

British police have found more explosives which could have been used in follow-up attacks to the Manchester Arena bombing, a United Kingdom newspaper reports . The state-run National Health Service said all 27 major trauma units in England had told staff to be prepared for a possible attack, ahead of the weekend and a public holiday on Monday.

Author: 0 Kansas lawmakers prepare to debate tax hikes, school funding

Democratic Rep. Ed Trimmer of Winfield proposed phasing in a $600 million increase over three years so that the increase after two years would be $400 million. "I accept that we will get hit for this". "I just don't think from a moral standpoint that's something we can do". The faith-based community has been seen by some state leaders as a potential solution; Lt.

Local GOP candidate charged with assaulting reporter
Author: 0 GOP candidate charged with assaulting reporter

Gianforte's campaign did not deny Jacobs' allegation but countered in its own statement that Jacobs instigated an altercation by barging into the candidate's office, shoving a recording device in his face "and began asking badgering questions".

Local Russians Discussed How to Charm Trump Aides
Author: 0 Russians Discussed How to Charm Trump Aides

Three current and former American officials tell the Times that American spies collected information that the Russians were targeting two of Trump's closest advisers, Michael Flynn and campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Page has denied any involvement in Russian attempts to influence the election. Daniel Coats, Director of National Intelligence, declined to confirm or deny a report that say president Trump pressure him to publicly deny there was evidence of collusion between his campaign ...

Local CBO: 23M fewer Americans insured under House GOP bill
Author: 0 CBO: 23M fewer Americans insured under House GOP bill

Even before the report was released, Republican members of the Senate noted that their chamber is likely to make significant changes to the House proposal scored by the CBO . The AARP also raised concerns about the bill's impact on Medicare's solvency. Premium assistance is reduced overall. Democrats have defended Obama's law for expanding coverage and requiring insurers to provide stronger benefits.

Local Tornadoes cause damage in Wisconsin, Oklahoma
Author: 0 Tornadoes cause damage in Wisconsin, Oklahoma

Several poultry barns at a turkey processing plant across the street were badly damaged, and turkeys could be seen wandering in the debris. The storms leveled the Prairie Lake Estate Mobile Park, about 110 miles northeast of Minneapolis, Wisconsin .

Local Trumpcare would lower deficit, leave 14 million uninsured
Author: 0 Trumpcare would lower deficit, leave 14 million uninsured

The Congressional Budget Office numbers show that for everyday Americans, this bill spells loss of coverage, higher premiums and skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs. And in many states it would be bad for any but the most healthy Americans. Actuaries from Blue Cross Blue Shield met with a group of Republican senators earlier this week about lowering health insurance costs.

Local North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders hold back snickers while Trump speaks
Author: 0 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders hold back snickers while Trump speaks

The move, which is expected during Thursday's meeting, is symbolically important, especially since the terror group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. In total, Trump will spend about 24 hours in Brussels , a city where he said making a home would be "like living in a hellhole" because of Muslim immigration and terror threats.

Author: 0 Israel marks 50 years of "united Jerusalem", but city struggles

While Israel regards all of Jerusalem as its "eternal and indivisible" capital, the Palestinians want the east of the city, which Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war, as the capital of their future state. During his time in the region, part of a nine-day foreign trip that has taken in Saudi Arabia and will be followed by the Vatican, Italy and Belgium, Trump spent barely an hour with the Palestinians.

Local Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban
Author: 0 Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban

Critics who have called Trump's revised travel ban "Muslim Ban 2.0", based on his campaign pledge to stop Muslim immigration into the USA, celebrated Thursday's ruling . He hailed the 4th Circuit ruling and says the ban is unconstitutional. She cited Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani's comments following Trump's inauguration that the president had asked him to figure out how to legally implement a Muslim ban.

Local Kansas House advances bill to boost school aid
Author: 0 Kansas House advances bill to boost school aid

About an hour later, the House of Delegates voted 85-0 to refuse to concur. A final vote is expected Thursday. Even without HB 21, both chambers have committed to funding public schools to cover the growth in student enrollment over the next two years.

Local House Republican health care bill will leave 51 million uninsured in 2026
Author: 0 House Republican health care bill will leave 51 million uninsured in 2026

Senate Republican leaders asked Capito on May 9 to join discussions regarding health care bill proposals from the chamber after they were criticized for not having a female Senator in the 13-member group. Governor Cuomo said Thursday the Republican bill is a declaration of war on New York's health care system. The report , however, says that starting in 2020, "average premiums would depend in part on any waivers granted to states and on how those waivers were implemented and in part on ...

Author: 0 White House asks for more time on health care subsidies

Without the payments, Republicans could be blamed for a mass exodus of insurers from the Obamacare marketplace next year, potentially leaving many of their constituents without any options. Some state deadlines for those proposals have already passed. They need to decide whether to sign up for 2018 by June 21 . "By order dated March 2, 2017, this Court granted the parties' joint motion to continue the abeyance of this appeal and to file a status report by May 22, 2017, and at 90-day ...

Author: 0 Several Republicans Excuse Gianforte For Assaulting Reporter

Fox & Friends' Jillian Mele reported on the assault by neglecting the witness accounts, one of which was reported by Fox News' own reporter Alicia Acuna, and repeating Gianforte's claim that "the men both fell". Sanford additionally said President Donald Trump has helped foster an environment where "people believe they have license to say most anything" when "the guy at the top can say anything he wants to anybody at any time".

Local Brandon Roy expected to be named Garfield basketball coach
Author: 0 Brandon Roy expected to be named Garfield basketball coach

A source with knowledge of the situation told The Seattle Times on Thursday about the move. Seattle Public Schools could not confirm the hiring. It's official! Brandon Roy is the new Garfield basketball head coach. The position at Garfield opened when former coach Ed Haskins left the school to become an assistant at Washington State University. The new Garfield coach recently made headlines nationally after shielding children during a shooting in Southern California.

Author: 0 Jury Selection In Cosby Case Completed

Both sides agreed on the two final members Wednesday after debating the panel's racial makeup. Cosby recently broke two years of silence when he gave a brief interview with a black news service, while one daughter issued a public statement saying she thinks race played a role in the accusations.

Author: 0 9th Circuit Court Hears Arguments in Hawai'i v

White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters on Monday that the administration was confident the executive order would be upheld by the appeals court. Judge Richard Paez asked Wall how Trump's order can be squared with a federal law banning discrimination based on nationality in immigration. But U.S.

Local DNC Hacker Emailed Dem Voter Turnouts To GOP Consultant
Author: 0 DNC Hacker Emailed Dem Voter Turnouts To GOP Consultant

Nevins confirmed to the Journal that he told hacker Guccifer 2 .0 to "feel free to send any Florida based information" after learning that the hacker had tapped into Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) computers last summer.

Local Louisiana leaders agree, special session needed
Author: 0 Louisiana leaders agree, special session needed

House Bill 223 , by State Rep. Helena Moreno, D-New Orleans, creates a new section of law for dating partners, which is the same as the domestic spousal abuse law, except it does not ban the guilty dating partner from owning a firearm for 10 years.

Local Miss Black Texas claims she was arrested for being black
Author: 0 Miss Black Texas claims she was arrested for being black

Ponder says she was on her way to a local Walmart when a black truck cut in front of her and began driving erratically. Crews broke the law by allowing his inexperienced 14-year-old daughter to drive and he also called her a racial slur. On Twitter, she referred to the incident as "police brutality and abuse of power from a police chief". "Chief Crews made contact with the other party, but she failed to comply with his requests".

Author: 0 EU's Tusk: No common position with Trump on Russia

A new strain emerged on the relationship between the USA and a key European ally: a British official said Thursday that police in Manchester will stop sharing information about their bombing investigation with the us until they get a guarantee that there will be no more leaks to the news media.