Local Sean Spicer Thinks Reporters At Press Briefings Want YouTube Fame
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And reporters are reluctant to make themselves the story, especially at a moment when the Trump White House ― and Republicans across the country ― seems determined to frame the news media as "the opposition." . News executives have typically played more of a role in advocacy efforts than reporters individually. "For many decades, it has been accepted that the White House is the people's house, and that the administration has an obligation to come before the people as represented by the ...

Author: 0 Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

Release of the 142-page proposal ended the long wait for one of the most closely guarded bills in years. Republican Study Committee members sent McConnell a letter signed by 30 House lawmakers demanding the key conservative goals of the House bill be included in the Senate bill on Wednesday night, threatening to rescind support if that weren't the case.

Author: 0 Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hopes to push the legislation through the Senate next week. Perhaps the most sweeping change, however, is that the Senate plan follows the House lead in completely changing how the government pays for health care for the poor and disabled , and goes even further.

Author: 0 Supreme Court to hear major political redistricting case

The voters who are challenging the plan, led by the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, argue that the map allowed Wisconsin's state Assembly to not resemble the electorate in a closely divided swing state that has supported presidential candidates from both parties and now has one Democrat and one Republican representing it in the U.S.

Local Children make a splash at World's Largest Swim Lesson
Author: 0 Children make a splash at World's Largest Swim Lesson

But the organization is now adding one dedicated to fighting computer crime to the collection. For the 8th year in a row nearly 500 locations in more than 20 countries will send the message that swimming lessons save lives. A key part of the lesson involved teaching the young swimmers the importance of asking permission to swim and to remind adults to "keep your eyes on me".

Local 'Pizzagate' Shooter Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison; Judge Describes 'Breathtaking' Recklessness
Author: 0 'Pizzagate' Shooter Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison; Judge Describes 'Breathtaking' Recklessness

Welch pleaded guilty in March and acknowledged that he entered the Comet Ping Pong restaurant December 4 with an AR-15 assault weapon and a revolver. In victim impact statements read in court Thursday, the employees expressed more sympathy toward Welch than anger. Welch did not injure anyone. Employees and clients fled the pizzeria while Welch looked around the restaurant and moved furniture.

Local Trump says health care bill needs 'a little negotiation'
Author: 0 Trump says health care bill needs 'a little negotiation'

Some Republican senators, as well as all the Senate's Democrats , have complained about Mr McConnell's proposal, the secrecy with which he drafted it and the speed with which he would like to move it to passage. The program now gives states all the money needed to cover eligible recipients and procedures. As Andy Slavitt, the former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, noted , "The Senate bill needs to be compared to current law, not the House bill".

Author: 0 Concerns Over Senate Health Care Would Impact Medicaid In Arizona

Four conservative GOP senators quickly announced initial opposition to the measure and others were evasive, raising the specter of a jarring rejection by the Republican-controlled body. The Senate version of the bill will have to be scored by the Congressional Budget Office, something that could happen early next week. To put the American people through that pain - while giving billionaires and corporations a massive tax cut in return - that's tough to fathom.

Local Kick from motorcyclist sets off road rage crash
Author: 0 Kick from motorcyclist sets off road rage crash

One person was taken to a local hospital, said Bond. The nature of their condition was not known. The video was posted to Facebook showing a crash that appears to be caused by road rage on the 14 Freeway. "Obviously it was a road-rage incident". The driver then swerves, hits a barrier, then crosses two lanes and hits a truck and causes it to flip over.

Local US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
Author: 0 US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Wyoming, Montana and Idaho officials say they won't declare open season on grizzly bears once federal Endangered Species Act protections are lifted for the bruins in the Yellowstone National Park region . But conservation groups argue that anything that compromises ongoing efforts to restore the grizzly bear population is a risk. Thanks to the team effort, grizzlies will be managed appropriately by our experts at Game and Fish.

Local Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind
Author: 0 Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind

They believe Hodgkinson, 66, lived out of his vehicle, in the parking lot of an Alexandria YMCA, for months. The FBI says Hodgkinson was carrying around a list of names, members of Congress. Hodgkinson did not search out the baseball game or the practices. Hodgkinson was unemployed, his 30-year marriage was not " going so well ", he " suffered from taking some prescription medication " and was running out of money, the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent said .

Author: 0 Seattle teachers to hold rally demanding justice for Charleena Lyles

The department, in a statement , said it believes "transparency throughout the investigation of deadly force incidents is essential to maintaining public trust". During that visit, the officers said, the woman brandished a pair of scissors. The dash cam video shows the two officers walking to the apartment and discussing a previous call to the woman's residence.

Local Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
Author: 0 Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled GOP alternative to Obamacare, warning in a speech that "more Americans may get hurt if we don't do something". Initial signs indicated the bill could be in trouble if the Kentucky Republican intends to subject it to a vote before lawmakers leave Washington for the July 4 recess.

Local Special Counsel Robert Mueller meets with House Russia investigators
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He made similar comments in three other TV appearances last Sunday. Department of Justice-appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller is conducting what is generally called a preliminary inquiry into possible obstruction of justice involving President Donald Trump , as it pertains to his broader investigation into Russian meddling in the US presidential election.

Author: 0 Winners and losers from the Georgia special election

Joe Webb, a Handel supporter from Marietta, wore a red "Make America Great Again" hat throughout Handel's victory party. The fact that the bulk of the money was from people who could not vote for either candidate is due to the fact that while victory would not have had a significant impact on Democrat attempts to seize back control of Congress, where they are in a minority of 24 seats, it would have been seen as a major blow for Trump.

Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy has made landfall in Louisiana

A waterspout came ashore in Biloxi, MS, causing damage. Weather forecasters are expecting a third day of rough weather for Gulf Coast states as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches. A line of severe weather from Tropical Storm Cindy battered this northwest Florida community. Authorities in Florida are urging people to stay off the beaches and out of the Gulf of Mexico until weather conditions brought by Tropical Storm Cindy improve.

Local US Senate Republicans Introduce Bill to Repeal Obamacare - Lawmaker
Author: 0 US Senate Republicans Introduce Bill to Repeal Obamacare - Lawmaker

The subsidies enabling low-income people to buy private health insurance are expected to be linked to recipients' income in the Senate bill, a "major improvement" from a measure approved last month by the US House of Representatives that tied them exclusively to age, Republican Senator Susan Collins said .

Local In video, girl begs mother for quiet after Castile shooting
Author: 0 In video, girl begs mother for quiet after Castile shooting

She tells the officers she feels like a prisoner. She also tried to reassure her mother many times , wrapping her arms around her mother and telling here: "It's OK". In the video, Reynold's four-year-old daughter could be heard trying to comfort her mother. Castile's auto had a faulty brake light, giving the 29-year-old officer a legally sufficient pretext for pulling him over, several experts testified .

Author: 0 Former Milwaukee Officer Found Not Guilty In Shooting Death Of Black Man

Former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of 23-year-old Sylville Smith following an August 13 traffic stop is shown in this October 2016 Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office booking photo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Author: 0 Dems turn against party leaders following losses

Co-host Mika Brzezinski agreed with Scarborough, saying the mistake that Democrats make is presuming that just because Trump has low approval ratings , voters will shy away from Republican candidates. House Democratic leaders are taking some comfort in coming in a close second for a seat that's always been firmly in GOP hands. Also on Tuesday, a Democratic candidate fell 3 percentage points short of defeating a Republican in the race to fill budget director Mick Mulvaney's ...

Local US Rep Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'
Author: 0 US Rep Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

Great news. We continue to pray for Rep. Scalise and his family. The Louisiana Republican arrived at the hospital last week in critical condition after being injured in the shooting that interrupted a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

Author: 0 Senate GOP health bill would cut Medicaid, erase tax increases, reports say

This would likely lead to fewer healthy Americans signing up for health insurance, thereby potentially raising the cost for the sick. The bill would eliminate the requirement that Americans buy insurance or face a tax penalty . Many moderates are still likely to be displeased that the Senate draft will nearly certainly result in significantly more uninsured people than under the ACA, although it could look a little better than the House version on that measure, which is estimated to cost ...

Local Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says
Author: 0 Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says

A week after an IL man shot a top Republican in Congress and wounded several others, law enforcement officials said the investigation has found that the gunman acted alone when he fired dozens of bullets at lawmakers gathered for a Republican baseball practice, and that no links to any wider plot had been found by the FBI .

Author: 0 Senate GOP health bill cuts Medicaid, ends no-coverage fines

McConnell may have a tough job convincing enough Republican senators the Senate bill improves on the House version. It sounds ever so slightly less "mean" than the House bill . The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated the House bill would kick 23 million people off their healthcare plans. On Thursday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will release a draft of the Senate's health care bill .

Local Security Of State Election Systems The Focus Of Dueling Capitol Hill Hearings
Author: 0 Security Of State Election Systems The Focus Of Dueling Capitol Hill Hearings

Officials say they do extract the technical data related to the attacks and shares the information broadly. DETROW: Johnson told lawmakers that Russian operatives repeatedly tried to access state databases of voting records. JOHNSON: This was a big decision, and there were a lot of considerations that went into it. Last summer, the Democrats accused the Russians of hacking into their system after a trove of emails appeared on Wikileaks.

Author: 0 Former Milwaukee Police officer found not guilty in fatal shooting

The defense called just one witness, an expert on police procedures and use of force. "A gunfight doesn't end until the threat is stopped", said defense attorney Jonathan Smith . Prosecutors contend Smith was defenseless when Heaggan-Brown shot him in the chest because Smith had thrown his gun over a fence. A prosecutor argued during the trial that Heaggan-Brown shot Smith as he was attempting to surrender and that the second shot was unreasonable.

Author: 0 White House responds after Otto Warmbier's death

Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton said us officials are "going to give the DPRK/North Korea issue top priority in our discussions, aiming to advance concrete cooperation with China towards a peaceful resolution of the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea".

Author: 0 Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

He said he was frustrated DHS learned of the hack into the DNC late in the game and that the committee refused help because it was using a private cyber security firm. "The FBI and the DNC had been in contact with each other months before about the intrusion", Johnson said, "and the DNC did not feel it needed DHS' assistance at the time ".

Author: 0 Airbus concedes defeat to Boeing in Paris order race

After a show in which both manufacturers did brisk business under a sweltering sun, the European planemaker said on Thursday it won 326 net new orders and commitments while USA rival Boeing said its total was 571. Most of the sales were of single-aisle jets that are the workhorses of global aviation, particularly Boeing's 737 Max series and Airbus A320neo range.

Author: 0 Senate GOP unveils new health care bill

Plus, the continuing government subsidies to the insurers will discourage many of them from offering those cheaper, bare-boned plans the GOP bill is finally going to allow to come back into the market. The House measure would essentially have cut off that extra funding abruptly in 2020. Some from states that have expanded the program have battled to prolong the phase-out, while conservative Republicans have sought to halt the funds quickly.

Author: 0 Audio Recording Reveals Final Moments Before Police Shot Pregnant Charleena Lyles

Police say that at some point during the check-in, Lyles had displayed a knife. According to a police account of the incident, Lyles pulled out a knife when officers responded to the call. "It's a very traumatic event, absolutely", Jamieson said. The issue of tension and lack of trust between law enforcement officials and racial minorities has been studied, debated, and analyzed for years.

Local The Cubs send Kyle Schwarber to the minors
Author: 0 The Cubs send Kyle Schwarber to the minors

He now owns a slash line of.171/.295/.378 with 12 home runs and 28 RBI over 261 plate appearances. After missing nearly all of the last season with an injury, he reemerged as a postseason hero, posting a.971 OPS in the World Series. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on June 2, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs are now 36-35 and sit 1.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers for first place in the National League Central Division.

Author: 0 Senate GOP leaders unveil health care bill amid concerns

Senator Mitch McConnell has suggested he would like to bring the bill up for a vote next week. Sen. John McCain of Arizona said he has not yet seen the bill, and hasn't "met any American that has". Beginning in 2020, the Senate measure would also limit the federal funds states get each year for Medicaid. Unlimited federal dollars now flow to each state for the program, covering all eligible beneficiaries and services.

Author: 0 Sunshine To Start, Clouds Later

High temperatures both days should hold right in the low to mid 80s. The front will pass CT by tomorrow night, which will bring any showers to an end and allow temperatures to fall back into the upper 50s. Southwesterly winds ahead of the system will bring warmer air into CT, with highs in the upper 80s inland, and lower 80s at the shore. The next cold front slides through early Saturday .

Author: 0 Heavy Rains And Flooding As Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall

A huge section of the U.S. Gulf coast, from the Florida-Alabama border to Houston, Texas , was under a tropical storm warning on Wednesday morning as the vast, sprawling Tropical Storm Cindy neared Louisiana . The National Weather Service said early Wednesday that flash flood watches covered parts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

Local Tropical Storm Cindy nearing landfall; child dies from log in surf
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy nearing landfall; child dies from log in surf

They also expected flooding of the same level "elsewhere along the coast from southeastern Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle in areas of strong onshore winds". Social media users in Lake Charles, Louisiana, posted images and video of the storm on Wednesday as it battered the area with severe rain. Cindy is expected to produce rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches over eastern Texas, western and central Louisiana and southern and eastern Arkansas through Friday morning with some spots ...

Author: 0 Jurors Acquit Ex Cop Who Fatally Shot Sylville Smith

Following the not guilty verdict delivered Wednesday, the DOJ released video captured at the scene of the shooting and a written interview, and Heaggan-Brown told investigators he nearly didn't pull his gun that afternoon. Smith's family members reacted with outrage to the verdict, and their attorney immediately announced a civil lawsuit against the former officer and the city.

Local Johnson: 'Can't imagine' voting for a health care bill next week
Author: 0 Johnson: 'Can't imagine' voting for a health care bill next week

The Washington Post also reported that the Senate version would still radically alter the Affordable Care Act, also known as " Obamacare ", by reducing taxes created by the 2010 law, limiting the expansion of Medicaid , reconfiguring subsidies and giving states wider abilities to opt-out of regulations.

Author: 0 Blumenthal To Hold Second 'Emergency Hearing' On Health Care

The healthcare bill will be released to the Republican Senate Conference on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and posted online, Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming and Bob Corker of Tennessee told reporters on Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, intends to present the draft to wary GOP senators at a meeting on Thursday morning. The House version of health-care reform, passed last month with only Republican votes, was initially celebrated by Trump, but later ...

Author: 0 Barrasso: Republicans 'putting final touches' on health care bill

While the Senate bill does tie subsidies to income, rather than to age as the House bill did, that still doesn't help the millions of Americans who still can't really afford insurance outside of Medicaid. "The president has been giving his input and his ideas and feedback to them , and he's very excited about where this thing is headed", Spicer said.

Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy projected to be near-miss for Liberty County

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cindy is expected to approach the coast of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas late Wednesday or Wednesday night and move inland Thursday. New Orleans residents were told to expect about 6 inches of rain from the storm, Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a press conference, about half the amount previously forecast.

Local Trump says 'we have a great relationship with China' after critical tweet
Author: 0 Trump says 'we have a great relationship with China' after critical tweet

Despite congressional refusal thus far, Mr Trump maintained that the wall, mentioned frequently during his electoral campaign past year, would go ahead as planned, possibly with solar panels attached. That margin helped Trump take the state by almost 9 points after Barack Obama won it for Democrats the previous two elections. "This phony NBC television network - they actually had one of the people say 'It was a little rainy last night".

Local Man Arrested at Pasadena Metro Station Carrying Arsenal, Motives Unknown
Author: 0 Man Arrested at Pasadena Metro Station Carrying Arsenal, Motives Unknown

Officials said the handgun was marked for government or law enforcement use only. Sheriff Jim McDonnell said there are no indications of terror activity and it is unclear why he was armed. They were driving away when they spotted the man, later identified as Goodine, urinating in public. At the time, NY police described him as a "quasi-homeless" man who had brushes with the law in Virginia, Georgia, Florida and Washington, D.C.

Local Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

Forecasters say the area can expect heavy rain through Thursday as the tropical storm moves through Louisiana and Texas. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from High Island, Texas to Morgan City, Louisiana. promises to bring rain and cooler temperatures, curbing demand in the region", Daniel Myers, market analyst at Gelber & Associates in Houston said in a note on Wednesday.

Author: 0 Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

The Senate bill reportedly is based on the one that passed the U.S. House in May, which would roll back swaths of former President Barack Obama's health care law. With 52 Republicans in the Senate , the vote is expected to come down to a handful of key Republicans, who may vote against the bill. "The reason the American people didn't accept this health care bill is 'cause they knew it had no bipartisan support, in addition to the fact that it was an very bad proposal cooked up ...

Author: 0 DC memorial for slain Muslim teen was set on fire, officials say

They told HuffPost on Tuesday that they believe Torres was motivated by " road rage ", not hate. The Egyptian embassy is in contact with the family of Nabra Hassanen , the victim, and is following up on the investigation, the ministry said, extending its "deepest condolences" to the family.

Author: 0 Federal Bureau of Investigation details findings on Virginia baseball field shooting

During his time in the Washington area, Hodgkinson participated in a demonstration over tax reform on April 15, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said. Steve Scalise , R-La., before the Congressional baseball game, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Washington . New details from the FBI investigation into accused Congressional shooter James Hodkinson.