by | June 24, 2017 | 07:08

Whereas various versions of the bill Democrats wrote in 2009 and 2010 went through committees, where Republicans could offer feedback and amendments, the Senate has held no hearings and no committee votes on the bill the Republicans are writing.

by | June 24, 2017 | 07:02

Texas' two US senators are split over their chamber's version of a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. Heller's announcement makes Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's goal of securing 50 of his party's 52 votes by next week even tougher.

by | June 24, 2017 | 07:00

He will not close the U.S. embassy in Havana, commercial flights from the U.S. will continue, and Americans will still be able to return home with Cuban goods. "We do not want USA dollars to prop up a military monopoly that exploits and abuses the citizens of Cuba ", Trump said. Although the policy changes announced were limited, Trump tightened rules for Americans traveling to Cuba , banned ties with a military-run tourism firm and reaffirmed the existing U.S.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:57

Ghiz, speaking from the bench, read from a note sent by the jurors who said they were "almost evenly split regarding our votes toward a final verdict" and unable to reach a unanimous decision. Tensing has been out of prison on bond since July 2015. She declared a mistrial after they came back deadlocked for the second time. Betty Shelby, an Oklahoma police officer who shot Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man, in another traffic stop caught on camera, was acquitted by a jury last month.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:51

It requires a 40% excise tax on employer-sponsored health plans that exceed $10,200 for individuals and $27,500 for families. This school of thought relies on the belief that the BCRA will be influenced by Senate GOP moderates to a point where its key provisions are rejected by House conservatives whose extremism could them be blamed for much of the failure.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:47

Indeed, the court suggested, the government's rule would give "prosecutors almost limitless leverage" - something about which several justices, in a wide variety of contexts, have expressed concern recently. The Supreme Court has upheld the murder convictions of seven men in a brutal 1984 killing in the District of Columbia. While the court's ruling did not venture an opinion, justices said at oral argument the government might well prove Maslenjak's lies were material.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:47

That makes him the fifth senator to say so, the other four being Texas Sen. The Senate is considering a bill to replace it after the House of Representatives passed their own version. "We have an agreement on the statement , let's see where it goes from there", he said. This bill also gets rid of the Obamacare mandates, where you had to get insurance or pay a fine.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:38

After Democrat losses in the November election , Ryan challenged Pelosi for her leadership position, but she went on to win an eighth term as Democrat leader. Tim Ryan's challenge to Pelosi's leadership post previous year - said: "I think that's a question for the caucus to decide". The White House is suggesting that a Republican win in Georgia's special House election on Tuesday was a personal victory for President Donald Trump .

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:30

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Wednesday for the entire state. It is also expected to dump a total of 6 to 9 inches of rain, with as much as 12 inches in isolated spots, over southeastern Louisiana, southern MS, southern Alabama and western portions of the Florida Panhandle through Thursday.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:23

As this progresses intense rain, lightning, lightning, flooding, and isolated tornadoes will all be possible. "We have been and are being significantly impacted by effects of Cindy", the governor added. A turn toward the northeast is expected. In the Washington area, models are projecting two rounds of rainfall associated with this merged tropical and mid-latitude weather system, the first early Friday and the second early Saturday .

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:18

Moderates are also wary of the legislation, which would make deep cuts to Medicaid and raise premiums for the poor, elderly, and sick, while benefiting people who are younger and wealthier. Besides Sandoval, Ohio Governor John Kasich also says the GOP plan could leave hundreds of thousands of people in their states without coverage, including those dealing with chronic health problems.

by | June 24, 2017 | 06:10

President Donald Trump, who visited Scalise's bedside Wednesday evening, said the No. 3 House Republican "continues his very courageous fight", but that "it's been much more hard than people even thought at the time". While he's still under sedation, Sava says Scalise has responded to family members. Scalise, 51, was in dire condition when he was first shot, but internal bleeding is under control and the prognosis is positive.

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:59

The Army and Air Force wanted a two-year delay, while the Navy requested a one-year delay at the request of the Marines, which is under the Navy's purview. The American Military Partner Association , which advocates on behalf of LGBTQ service members, released its own statement reacting to the military chiefs' request.

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:51

On June 18, a U.S. jet shot down a Syrian Su-22 fighter-bomber near the city of Tabqa. "The deconfliction line is open and it is in use", Army Colonel Ryan Dillon, a Baghdad-based spokesman for the USA -led coalition battling Islamic State in Iraq and Syria told a Pentagon news conference.

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:39

Kathleen Rice , D-N.Y., on Friday. And after Republican Karen Handel pulled out the win, the leadership-backed superPAC said using the Democratic leader prominently was one of its most effective tactics. Trump's collapse in November - he beat Hillary Clinton by just 1.5 percentage points in a district that Mitt Romney had carried by 24 points four years earlier - was the sole reason national Democrats saw the race as potentially competitive.

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:33

Cindy is the second tropical storm to form during the Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1. Flooding and road closures stretched from east Texas into northwestern Florida after Cindy made landfall early on Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas border and weakened to a tropical depression, the National Weather Service said .

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:34

That's the basic equation in both the House and Senate bills: Medicaid for tax cuts. Under Obamacare , the 20.2 million Americans with Health Savings Accounts and the 30 million or so covered by a Flexible Spending Account are no longer able to purchase over-the-counter medicines such as cold, cough and allergy medicine using these pre-tax account funds.

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:30

He wasn't immediately identified. "We have several alligators in the nearby ponds and it's springtime and they like to move around during springtime and everything". Kerner said he's concerned that fast-rising water might affect homes and automobiles throughout the town and surrounding areas - even those protected by levees.

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:28

One protester said he's with the disability rights group ADAPT , which identifies itself as a nonprofit for people with disabilities. "The Senate proposal cuts off Medicaid expansion more gradually than the House bill , but would enact deeper long-term cuts to the health-care program for low-income Americans", reported the Washington Post late Wednesday.

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:14

The Indiana Pacers also selected Ike Anigbogu with the #47 pick in the 2017 while the Miami Heat also took a chance on Bam Adebayo's long-term potential as a defensive stopper, taking him with the No. The NBA draft will be held on Thursday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Fultz will join an exciting young Sixers core with Ben Simmons , Joel Embiid , Dario Saric and a slew of other young players.

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:02

Pelosi isn't in danger of losing the leadership perch she's long held, though she did fend off her toughest challenge ever last fall from Rep. Tim Ryan , D-Ohio, who argued the party needed someone who better understood the rural, working-class voters that were critical to President Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton a year ago.

by | June 24, 2017 | 05:00

They blocked the hallway, chanting: "Don't touch Medicaid , save our liberty". In a lengthy Facebook post , Obama said there is a "fundamental meanness at the core" of both the Senate's and House's health care legislation. Remember what Trump promised the American people. Anthem Inc. says it will pull out of health insurance markets in most of the state next year because, as Obamacare is structured, the company can not afford to continue offering government-approved health ...

by | June 24, 2017 | 04:45

The Senate bill would phase out Obamacare's expansion of the Medicaid programme for the poor more gradually than the House version, waiting until after the next presidential election in 2020, but would enact deeper cuts starting in 2025.

by | June 24, 2017 | 04:35

The Senate bill would provide money to stabilize the individual insurance market, allotting $15 billion per year in 2018 and 2019 and $10 billion per year in 2020 and 2021. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., didn't mince words when she ripped into the bill on the Senate floor earlier Thursday. "She has a number of concerns and will be particularly interested in examining the forthcoming CBO analysis on the impact on insurance coverage , the effect on insurance premiums , and the changes in the ...

by | June 24, 2017 | 04:14

The National Weather Service says the energy associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy are lifting through the mid-Atlantic region, with showers and thunderstorms expected thanks to the humid and unstable air mass. The weather Friday was arriving on the anniversary of torrential rains and flooding that left 23 people dead in West Virginia a year ago. Louisiana Gov.

by | June 24, 2017 | 03:59

When presented with the choice of whether they wanted a representative who would work with Paul Ryan or Pelosi, six in 10 picked the speaker and three in 10 picked the minority leader. "I don't think people in the beltway are realizing just how toxic the Democratic Party brand is in so many parts of the country". "We need leadership change", New York Democratic Rep.

by | June 24, 2017 | 03:48

American Nurses Association President Pamela Cipriano holds up a list of essential health benefits as she discusses the effects of the proposed Republican healthcare legislation on families at a news conference. Four conservative senators expressed opposition but openness to talks: Sens. As it stands, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Mike Lee of Utah have said in a joint statement that they will not support the current bill.

by | June 24, 2017 | 03:47

Two of three injured crew members who were evacuated from the ship by helicopter, including the ship's commanding officer, Commander Bryce Benson, were released from the U.S. "They had to fight the ship to keep it above the surface". Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley issued a statement on the incident, calling for support of the affected families.

by | June 24, 2017 | 03:34

A county board further declared that state law required the two lots be merged into a single piece of property that could not be broken up and sold in smaller parcels. More than 100 US cities and counties have similar restrictions that treat two adjacent properties as one if they have the same owner. The siblings owned two adjacent lots; their cabin was on one of the lots.

by | June 24, 2017 | 03:14

Situated right below her senior portrait is the quote attributed to DiPaolo herself: "I'm sorry, did my shoulders distract you from reading this quote?" Similar to many other dress code issues that have surfaced on the internet, DiPaolo said her school's dress code is inherently sexist because it's only enforced for women.

by | June 24, 2017 | 03:12

His language was echoed by South Korean President Moon Jae-In, who said in an interview ahead of a White House visit next week that North Korea bears responsibility for the student's death. Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier , holding a news conference in Wyoming, Ohio, while wearing the jacket his son wore when he gave a forced confession in North Korea, June 15, 2017.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:42

He's been rebuilding his home the past year. A large wave churned up by Tropical Depression Cindy hits a sea wall at the harbor in Pass Christian, Miss., on Thursday, June 22, 2017. This is the last gasp of the cold front and the moisture arriving from Cindy. It too saw coastal flooding, as well as storm surges of up to four feet elsewhere in the state.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:23

The potential impact of California's ban on the four states is uncertain because a California law allows exceptions on travel for contracts that are already in place. "The common thread through all of the laws that California is attacking is what they say is a discriminatory effect on the LGBT community", McGaughy says.

by | June 24, 2017 | 02:01

The jury in the second trial sent a note to the judge yesterday that they were similarly divided. Jurors in the murder retrial of ex-police officer Ray Tensing said Friday that they're deadlocked after four full days of deliberation . The murder charge was dismissed as part of the plea. A mistrial was declared at his first trial in 2016. This morning, jurors told the judge they were deadlocked, and the judge sent them back to continue deliberations, said ABC affiliate WCPO in ...

by | June 24, 2017 | 00:38

The letters, sent Thursday, are signed by Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley, ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, as well as Sens. Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C, and Ranking Member Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., also attached their names.