• CNN Trolls White House by Sending Sketch Artist to Press Briefing
CNN Trolls White House by Sending Sketch Artist to Press Briefing

Spicer took questions for less than 15 minutes that day, which is not atypical lately. The White House Press Briefings, until recently, weren't almost as strictly policed - hence Hennessy's deployment by CNN to Spicer's abode at the White House.

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  • Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'
Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

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 White House press secretary has gotten to a point where he is kind of useless", Acosta said. Spicer on Friday will make just his eighth appearance befor...

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  • CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing
CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

He drew press secretary Sean Spicer's afternoon briefing. That said, the White House press briefings have drawn an unusual amount of attention under the Trump administration, so much so that Spicer himself has become a regular target of parody on Saturday Night Live .

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  • Trump Gives Nancy Pelosi a Backhanded Compliment
Trump Gives Nancy Pelosi a Backhanded Compliment

On Wednesday, Pelosi attempted to reassure dejected Democrats after the party spent millions of dollars in the election, only to come up short yet again. Seth Moulton of MA tweeted out. "We should stop talking about Trump all the time , and Russian Federation". "I hope they keep Nancy for 10 more years".

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  • Senate Republicans release bill to cut Medicaid
Senate Republicans release bill to cut Medicaid

The Republican senator told reporters Friday, "I wouldn't say they are losing it". "This bill, that's now in front of the United States Senate is not the answer". McConnell , R-Ky., can not pass the bill if he loses more than two Republican votes. This story will be updated. Numerous companies help manage state Medicaid programs, meaning th...

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  • Capitol Hill Police break-up group of protesters in wheelchairs
Capitol Hill Police break-up group of protesters in wheelchairs

Senate Republicans released a 142-page draft of its long-awaited healthcare reform bill Thursday, following weeks of secretive deliberations within the GOP which allowed no Senate hearings and no Democratic amendments. McConnell's office referred to Capitol Police for comment. Alison Barkoff, director of advocacy for the Center for Public Repre...

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  • Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital
Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital

He remains listed in fair condition in the hospital after undergoing multiple surgeries and is expected to recover. The three other people also shot in Wednesday's attack are Congressional aide Zach Barth, lobbyist Matt Mika and U.S. Slater said the list of lawmakers , which included Reps. Mo Brooks of Alabama, Jeff Duncan of SC and Trent Fran...

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  • Four Republican senators not ready to vote for healthcare bill
Four Republican senators not ready to vote for healthcare bill

That likely would end the program in MI, one of eight states that expanded Medicaid with the caveat that the expansion would end if federal funding declined. The Senate's plan, like one passed by the House of Representatives, rolls back numerous provisions of Obamacare, including taking deep cuts from Medicaid program.

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  • Tropical storm's remnants to bring heavy rain to Arkansas
Tropical storm's remnants to bring heavy rain to Arkansas

Water levels rise after a combination of high tide and the rain from Tropical Storm Cindy in Lake Charles, La., Thursday, June 22, 2017 . Official landfall was made just before 4 a.m.at the Texas-Louisiana border. There were no reports of injuries. Some other drivers, though, were pulling over Thursday morning and not attempting to navigat...

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  • TCU's Wymer stymies Louisville in 4-3 CWS win; Florida next
TCU's Wymer stymies Louisville in 4-3 CWS win; Florida next

Ordinarily, that trio makes this lineup go. TCU will move on to play Florida , which has been idle since Tuesday after handing Louisville its first loss in Omaha . King entered and walked Rivera to load the bases before zipping three strikes past Horvath - the last one looking - to leave the Gators frustrated. Traver got out of trouble with...

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  • Homeowner held inmates at gunpoint
Homeowner held inmates at gunpoint

Authorities say the two inmates overpowered and disarmed the guards on a bus about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday as 33 inmates were being driven between prisons., Tenn. Police spotted the vehicle in Shelbyville, Tennessee, and a chase began. "And then who knows what other counties that we don't even know about right now", said Fitzhugh.

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  • Senate's version of health care plan is bad
Senate's version of health care plan is bad

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. The Senate then took the House bill and, in a rushed, closed-door process, made it harsher.

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  • Trump seizes on Republican victory in Georgia to push agenda
Trump seizes on Republican victory in Georgia to push agenda

The district was seen as within reach to Democrats because Trump won there last November by only 1 percentage point. The Georgia race ends as the most expensive House campaign in USA history, with a tab that may exceed $50 million. "If elected, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker". Handel devoted much of her speech to thanking nation...

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  • Dem loss in Georgia underscores party challenges
Dem loss in Georgia underscores party challenges

Democratic candidate for 6th congressional district Jon Ossoff , left, waves to the crowd while stepping offstage with his fiancee Alisha Kramer after conceding to Republican Karen Handel at his election night party in Atlanta, . Price previously won the Republican-leaning district by 20 points. But Trump has a demonstrated history of inflatin...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy's rain headed for Lehigh Valley
Tropical Storm Cindy's rain headed for Lehigh Valley

Parts of the state saw severe flooding Wednesday when water rose to 3 feet high in some neighborhoods, covering some mailboxes, CNN affiliate WDSU-TV in New Orleans reported. In Gulfport, Mississippi, Kathleen Bertucci said heavy rainfall Wednesday sent about 10 inches (250 millimeters) of water into her business, which sells and installs granite c...

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  • Nevada's Heller becomes 5th GOP senator opposed to health bill
Nevada's Heller becomes 5th GOP senator opposed to health bill

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which represents health insurers covering more than 100 million people in the US, said it will continue to push for a replacement for Obamacare's coverage requirement as well. Several Republican senators have already said they oppose the bill, at least as of now. The president said the House bill wa...

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  • Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million
Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

Brown's family filed suit in 2015 against the city, former Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, and former police officer Darren Wilson , who shot and killed the 18-year-old on August 9, 2014. The civil lawsuit brought by Brown's family said Wilson "unjustifiably shot and killed (Brown), using an unnecessary and unreasonable amount (of) force in ...

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  • Spicer expected to address Senate health care plan
Spicer expected to address Senate health care plan

Democrats gathered on the Senate floor and defended Obama's 2010 overhaul. As of Friday morning, Democrats all over the country and here in CT are speaking out about this bill from Senate republicans . Senator Paul is one of the reasons the GOP does not have the votes to push this through right now. Like the House bill , they said, t...

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  • Defiant Nancy Pelosi says she's not going anywhere
Defiant Nancy Pelosi says she's not going anywhere

That's no way to build a national party". On that point, Ryan agreed that the Democrats need to focus less on President Donald Trump and more on economic issues. Commenting on the Democrats' electoral failure in the South this week, which included a South Carolina House race, Hot Air blogger Andrew Malcolm observed that one-third of Pelosi...

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  • LARRY HOGAN: GOP Health Care Plan Does Not Work for Maryland
LARRY HOGAN: GOP Health Care Plan Does Not Work for Maryland

During a speech on the Senate Floor Thursday, McConnell said the plan was the product of dozens of meetings. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah). "I think that they'll probably get there, but we'll have to wait and see". This press conference may have been Heller laying claim to one of the tw...

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