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Local Senate Health Bill: Dayton Disabilities Advocates Raise Alarms Over Medicaid Cuts
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Heller's seat is up for reelection next year, and a Democrat won Nevada's other Senate seat by a 2.4 percent margin in 2016. "It's going to be very hard to get me to a yes", Heller said. "We're anxious about the burden it creates for the states", Kristine Grow, spokeswoman at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), said on Friday. "I want the bill to look more like a repeal bill", Paul told MSNBC on Friday.

Local Government health insurance markets holding up--barely
Author: 0 Government health insurance markets holding up--barely

This process is so secretive that Republicans can not even muster a real defense as to why they are throttling this bill through Congress, preferring to tuck their tails between their legs and run away rather than engage their peers in constructive debate.

Local Texas mom charged in deaths of 2 children found in hot car
Author: 0 Texas mom charged in deaths of 2 children found in hot car

Around 4:30 p.m., medical responders who had arrived pronounced her children dead. A Texas mother was arrested on Friday after her two children died due to being left in a hot auto last month. After approximately 20 to 30 minutes, she said she realized she had not heard the children playing for a while and noticed they were not in the enclosed back porch area any longer.

Local Attack on Republican lawmakers had no connection to terrorism
Author: 0 Attack on Republican lawmakers had no connection to terrorism

Hodgkinson had a piece of paper with the names of six members of Congress written on it, Slater said , but the note lacked any further context and there was no evidence from his computer, phone or other belongings that indicated he planned to target those officials.

Author: 0 Sketches of White House press briefing released

So on Friday CNN got creative and sent a sketch artist. Huckabee Sanders and the press office intensified the Wonderland atmospherics at the White House when they refused to let her appearance be shown on video and then described an announcement of this refusal as " NONREPORTABLE ".

Author: 0 Dennis Rodman Claims He Asked North Korea to Release Otto Warmbier

American doctors say he suffered brain damage and was in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness". Warmbier was arrested in January last year and sentenced to 15 years' hard labour for allegedly attempting to steal a propaganda poster from a staff-only area of his hotel in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.

Author: 0 Trump is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill -White House

Hennessy didn't have his usual easel, but he stood in the back of the briefing room to document the scene. CNN's Brian Stelter explained on air why they chose to send Hennessy to cover the briefing today, saying it wasn't really about "getting creative".

Local Tropical Storm Cindy weakens to tropical depression. Here's what to expect next
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Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall on Gulf Coast states early Thursday, packing almost 40 miles per hour winds and heavy rainfall , forecasters said. He said it appeared one person has been injured but he had no details. "I see the communications all on one page". "I had probably about (2 feet) of water", Jerry Rodriquez told WVUE.

Author: 0 North Korea denies torturing Otto Warmbier during detention

North Korea's treatment of an American student who died after being released from detention in a coma was inhuman and U.S. patience with Pyongyang is running out, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Wednesday. More than a year later, Warmbier was medically evacuated from North Korea to Cincinnati when it was discovered that he had been in a coma since shortly after his sentencing.

Local Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it
Author: 0 Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it

They called for any changes to the House-passed Obamacare replacement to be made public for at least 72 hours and be subject to a Congressional Budget Office analysis of the bill's budgetary, coverage and cost implications. "In Minnesota, that cares for people who are elderly, disabled or poor". Jonathan Greer, a spokesman at the Golden Gate Association of Health Underwriters, agreed, saying fewer middle-income Californians would be eligible for health insurance subsidies since the bill ...

Author: 0 National Basketball Association draft draws second-largest audience on ESPN

De' Aaron Fox answers questions during an interview after being selected by the Sacramento Kings as the fifth pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in NY. Having gone 15th in the 2015 Draft, Devin Booker reminded the draftees that it's not the draft pick that matters, but the situation where they end up.

Author: 0 Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

Some signs suggest that Hodgkinson might not have known about the daily GOP practices ahead of this year's Congressional Baseball Game. On the night before the shooting, Hodgkinson conducted a Google map search for a route from Alexandria back to his home in Bellevue.

Author: 0 A storm named Cindy could disrupt your Saturday

Forecaster Drew Montreuil, of Finger Lakes Weather , said there will likely "be numerous storms with locally torrential downpours". Jim Stefkovich, a meteorologist with the Alabama Emergency Agency, said Cindy dumped three to six inches of rain on coastal Alabama with up to 12 inches in some spot.

Local HuffPost Says Women Lose Again After Woman Wins Congressional Seat
Author: 0 HuffPost Says Women Lose Again After Woman Wins Congressional Seat

On Thursday, Trump jumped into the political fray, taking a swipe at Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer in a tweet . "I feel very confident about the support that I have in my caucus", Pelosi said at a press conference in the Capitol after Republicans featured her in nearly every ad attacking Democrat Jon Ossoff in the Georgia congressional race which he lost Tuesday.

Author: 0 Senate Healthcare Bill Makes Major Cuts to Medicaid

Of course, they were there because insurance works by lots of healthy people paying in, and only a a few sick people needing a payout. McConnell , R-Ky., has little margin for error: Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, "no" votes by just three of the 52 GOP senators would sink the legislation.

Local Republicans reveal bill to replace Obamacare
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According to the experts, it wouldn't be surprising if the bill were to fail. Of course, they were there because insurance works by lots of healthy people paying in, and only a a few sick people needing a payout. One of the most controversial aspects of the senate bill is its treatment of Medicaid . Now, Republican lawmakers are trying to shift the language around these cuts.

Author: 0 Shooting suspect recently moved to area; volunteered for Sanders campaign

As a home inspector , Hodgkinson got attention for helping hurricane victims in Florida in 2004. Scalise remains in critical condition , though doctors said Friday his vital signs have stabilized. On social media Hodgkinson made a series of anti-Trump and anti-Republican comments, but so far investigators have not determined whether the man's politics was the motive for the attack.

Local Rep. Steve Scalise no longer in the ICU
Author: 0 Rep. Steve Scalise no longer in the ICU

The gunman who shot four people including a senior USA lawmaker last week near Washington had kept a list of six members of Congress and was stockpiling ammunition, investigators said Wednesday. Ron DeSantis , R-Fla., and others in the baseball field parking lot. "We had no defense at all", Paul said. "On the shooter, we found a paper that contained the names of six members of Congress", Slater told reporters, though he did not characterize it as a hit list .

Author: 0 Bernie-backed candidate defeated by establishment Dem in VA primary

Tom Perriello to win the Democratic Party's nomination for governor of Virginia, a closely watched race that many observers have seen as a bellwether for the future of the party. The lieutenant governor is a part-time position that involves presiding over the state Senate and breaking tied votes. Northam was joined by current Governor Terry McAuliffe at his victory party in Arlington.

Author: 0 Northam leads Gillespie in Virginia governor's race, poll finds

No events have yet been planned. The aide wasn't authorized to comment by name and requested anonymity. Northam easily beat Tom Perriello in last week's Democratic primary, while Gillespie narrowly squeaked out a victory over hardline conservative Corey Stewart in the GOP nomination contest.

Local Cindy Now a Tropical Depression
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The tropical storm warning has ended for Harris County. Debris covers State Highway 87 after Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall earlier Thursday, June 22, 2017 on the Bolivar Peninsula in Texas. There were no reports of injuries. Some other drivers, though, were pulling over and not attempting to navigate the flooded roads in the area. Shortly after dawn, some of the low-lying clouds were rotating, and gusty winds whipped across the landscape.

Local Jury votes revealed in Tensing murder retrial
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For the third time in a week, the trial of a police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man has ended without a conviction , the latest setback for prosecutors and activists seeking greater accountability for the use of deadly force by the police.

Local USA court throws out case against 'Making a Murderer' convict
Author: 0 USA court throws out case against 'Making a Murderer' convict

The judge had found that Dassey was coerced into a confession in which he admitted that he assisted his uncle, Steven Avery , in sexually assaulting and killing the photographer, Teresa Halbach . Brendan Dassey's attorneys announced Friday, June 23rd they have filed a motion that Brendan be released immediately. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has since announced that his office will seek an en banc review of the Dassey ruling, which was originally reached last August.

Author: 0 Fifth Republican Senator Comes Out Against Senate Health Care Bill

If three Republicans defect, the party can not reach the majority vote it needs to pass the measure. USA Today reports Heller is considered the most vulnerable senator in 2018, as he's the only Republican senator running for re-election in a state won by Hillary Clinton .

Author: 0 Storm Cindy continues to cause destruction

A tropical depression formerly known as Tropical Storm Cindy caused flooding on Thursday in several USA southeastern states, spawned a tornado that injured four people in Alabama , and cut 16 percent of Gulf of Mexico oil production. Forecaster Drew Montreuil, of Finger Lakes Weather , said there will likely "be numerous storms with locally torrential downpours". "The tropical storm.

Author: 0 Health Care gains in danger!!

Cruz, in a separate statement , said , "As now drafted , this bill draft does not do almost enough to lower premiums". Three of them said they anxious it does not go far enough in repealing the ACA, known as Obamacare. Senate will consider the " Better Care Reconciliation Act ", ( BCRA ), its version of legislation to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a.

Author: 0 Republican senator says Republican health care bill is too Republican

He indicated the Senate plan met that request. Sen. Dean Heller , R-Nevada, announced Friday he can't support the plan because it rolls back Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid and puts federal funding limits on the program. The budget office analysis of the Senate measure is expected early next week. Mark Warner, D-Va., says shouldn't even be referred to as a health care bill.

Author: 0 Donald Trump sued over global business ties

Just days after Trump's inauguration in January, the government watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington also filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of NY. The suit , filed in Maryland federal court, seeks an injunction to bar the president from further constitutional violations. The attorneys general claim Trump's decision to not divest from his company has allowed foreign entities such as Saudi Arabia, India and China - countries who rent Trump ...

Author: 0 Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states

The bill would create a new system of federal tax credits to help people buy health insurance , while offering states the ability to drop numerous benefits required by the ACA . ACA: Planned Parenthood eligible for Medicaid reimbursements, but federal money can not fund abortions. The concession on tax credits was aimed at winning over moderate Republican Senators from Medicaid expansion states like West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Author: 0 FBI Concludes GOP Baseball Practice Shooter Had No Ties To Terrorism

He has undergone several surgeries and remains hospitalized. On Capitol Hill today, Republicans were wearing yellow and purple fleur-de-lis stickers to honor Scalise, whose condition was upgraded to fair condition . Vale, assistant director in charge of the FBI Washington Field Office , said the shooter acted alone and the case is being investigated as an assault on a member of Congress, not as a terrorist incident.

Author: 0 Four GOP Senators, including Johnson-WI, withhold support from health care bill

Sen. Johnson sat down with NBC26 Friday morning and said he's pushing back on what he calls an "artificial deadline" because he needs more time to make an informed decision. So I have a feeling that the insurance they sell you on the day you have the heart attack might have a few loopholes - like not covering hearts. Heller is up for reelection in 2018 in a state won by Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential election.

Author: 0 Funeral to be held for US student imprisoned by N. Korea

The young student arrived in his hometown in Cincinnati through the help of State Department special representative Joseph Yun. In the first official reaction to his death, a spokesman for the National Reconciliation Council earlier Friday said that Warmbier was treated according to "international standards".

Local Pelosi takes heat after Dem loss
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Party leaders profess encouragement from the trends, but the latest losses mean they will have to rally donors and volunteers after a tough stretch of special elections. Pelosi's allies have pointed out that numerous negative impressions that Republicans have of her are equally true of House Speaker Paul Ryan among Democratic voters.

Local Some Dems Want Pelosi Out as House Minority Leader
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Today, the situation is reversed, with many Democratic leaders and activists more focused on ideological purity than on regaining political power. Tuesday's runoff election saw Handel garner more than 51 percent of the vote, enough to send her to the House chamber on Capitol Hill .

Author: 0 Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

CNN's Brian Stelter explained on air why they made a decision to send Hennessy to cover the briefing today, saying it wasn't really about "getting creative". I think it's great for us to come out here and have a substantive discussion about policies. They have not, so far as we know , offered to keep cameras trained on Spicer only at briefings.

Author: 0 New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes

Republican Senator Rob Portman says he looks forward to reviewing the Congressional Budget Office's fiscal analysis of the GOP proposal. "Now the hard work starts, but it's a really good beginning to that process and we need to move quickly because the Obamacare system is failing around us", Sen.

Author: 0 See how House, Senate health care bills stack up

Those senators are Ted Cruz of Texas; Ron Johnson of Wisconsin; Rand Paul of Kentucky; and Mike Lee of Utah. "I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcareBill", Mr Trump tweeted . Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, announced Friday he can't support the plan because it rolls back Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid and puts federal funding limits on the program.

Author: 0 Arizona Medicaid agency says Senate health bill cost $7.1B

The measure represents the Senate GOP's effort to achieve a top tier priority for President Donald Trump and virtually all Republican members of Congress. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said in a statement: "We can't believe this needs to be said, but it's not okay to drag people out of wheelchairs when they're protesting legislation".

Author: 0 What's Next for the GOP Health Care Bill in Congress?

According to lawmakers who were at the unveiling, members from the left and right ends of the party's spectrum were deeply critical of the effort. A fourth said he anxious the process was rushed. It's not clear yet if Republicans have enough votes to pass the bill. "It's going to be a really tough one to make, and I don't envy whoever those people are", said Hanel.

Author: 0 White House Correspondents Unhappy With Limits on News Briefings

NBC reporter Hallie Jackson returned to the subject, asking if Spicer had finally had a conversation with Trump on the biggest subject of his presidential administration. Spicer on Friday will make just his eighth appearance before the media since Trump came back from his first worldwide trip in late May, an unusually low number for a press secretary.

Author: 0 CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

CNN's Brian Stelter explained on air why they made a decision to send Hennessy to cover the briefing today, saying it wasn't really about "getting creative". "Some days we'll do it" on camera, Spider said when asked about the media blockage. Answers from Spicer are now shorter, and in off-camera briefings, reporters are frequently prohibited from recording audio as the administration seeks to tailor its message toward policy, instead of the Russian Federation investigation, The Hill ...

Author: 0 CNN Trolls The White House By Sending Sketch Artist To Press Briefing

WASHINGTON , June 23 U.S. President Donald Trump is very pleased with the draft healthcare bill Senate Republican leaders have unveiled and wants to continue to "push it forward", the White House said on Friday. The Trump administration, which has a largely adversarial relationship with the media, has been restricting coverage of the White House press briefing of late, either by not holding it every day, or by banning cameras and sometimes even audio coverage.

Local One killed as Storm Cindy makes landfall in southern US
Author: 0 One killed as Storm Cindy makes landfall in southern US

As far as the Red River Radio Listening area is concerned, Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to move into the area later today. The storm was centered Wednesday afternoon about 135 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana and had top sustained winds of 50 mph.

Author: 0 Clinton: GOP will become the 'death party' if Senate bill passes

Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell has pushed for a vote on the bill next week, but at least four Republicans have publicly voiced their opposition to the bill. "We live in the wealthiest country on Earth". Texas' two USA senators are split over their chamber's version of a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act .

Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Rain and Possible Flooding

Finally, a round of heavy rain appears likely Friday night. "We can not stress enough the importance of avoiding high water", Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards warned Wednesday ahead of Cindy's arrival. The watch includes Amite, Pike, and Wilkinson counties in Mississippi. "The voluntary evacuation order is meant to alert residents of Bolivar Peninsula that emergency responders may be unable to reach them", Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said in a statement.