• Portman bails on GOP's health care bill
Portman bails on GOP's health care bill

Instead, they postponed the vote because they didn't have enough votes to begin debate. The decision to delay came after several Republican senators said they wouldn't back a procedural vote to bring the bill to the floor for consideration.

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  • Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'Democratic brand is pretty bad'
Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'Democratic brand is pretty bad'

That bank loan was contingent on Sanders's promising that she had secured $5 million in donations and $2.4 million in confirmed pledges (i.e., donations that Burlington College officials had not yet received but that would be coming soon).

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  • What we know and don't know about the travel ban implementation
What we know and don't know about the travel ban implementation

The order is not a final ruling of the court on the case itself, and it doesn't tell us what the final ruling will be. The justices granted parts of his administration's emergency request to put the order into effect immediately while the legal battle continues.

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  • Sarah Palin sues paper for tying her PAC ad to mass shooting
Sarah Palin sues paper for tying her PAC ad to mass shooting

Palin, it not only ripped open old wounds, but also used its loud and far-reaching voice as the "newspaper of record" to inflict new ones which are far worse and painful for Mrs. Palin, or in blatant disregard of the substantial likelihood of causing her harm". The map "depicted electoral districts, not individual Democratic lawmakers, beneath st...

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  • How Trump's Cuba policy impacts U.S. travelers
How Trump's Cuba policy impacts U.S. travelers

Those restrictions could be far-reaching, Sabatini says, as the Cuban military controls two-thirds of the island's economy, including "a large chunk of hospitality, the big mega-hotels and many state-run restaurants". President Trump says his new policy will tighten rules on travel and on sending funds to Cuba. Lee said it will hurt American...

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  • Rally to urge Heller to oppose current GOP health care bill
Rally to urge Heller to oppose current GOP health care bill

They have a plan to accomplish nearly all of it before the end of the year, with minimal transparency, and without relying on a single Democratic vote. Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are fellow moderates who've raised concerns about the Senate health bill for a variety of reasons.

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  • Senate health bill would leave 22 million more uninsured, CBO says
Senate health bill would leave 22 million more uninsured, CBO says

Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. "We're actually close to an agreement, but there are some important differences remaining". (I asked Roy this morning if he help the Senate leadership write its bill; he has not yet replied.) The Senate health-care bill scales back the subsidy for tax credits used for insurance under Obamacare .

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  • Senate punts, then 3 new Republicans oppose health care bill
Senate punts, then 3 new Republicans oppose health care bill

Dean Heller of Nevada, over his opposition to the Senate health care bill . Senate leaders are scrambled to rescue their health care bill in the face of defections after Congress' nonpartisan budget office said the measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama's health care law.

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  • Syria denies US allegations of coming chemical attack
Syria denies US allegations of coming chemical attack

The April 4 attack , which killed at least 70 people in the rebel-held territory of Idlib province, prompted President Trump to order a cruise missile strike on a Syrian government-controlled air base. Although the intelligence was not considered conclusive, the administration quickly chose to issue the public warning to the Assad regime...

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  • SpaceX closes out a rocket doubleheader with Iridium launch and booster landing
SpaceX closes out a rocket doubleheader with Iridium launch and booster landing

EDT/2025 GMT). You can check out the full webcast including launch and landing below. US space firm SpaceX on Friday successfully launched Bulgaria's first geostationary communications satellite into space with its second partly reused rocket .

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  • DeVos weighs in on Supreme Court church decision
DeVos weighs in on Supreme Court church decision

Esbeck says the 7-2 vote will make it all the more hard to challenge the issue in the future. " Trinity Lutheran was denied a grant simply because of what it is - a church", Chief Justice John Roberts wrote. His amendment was proposed, but never passed, by Congress. MICHAEL MCCONNELL: There's nothing wrong with a church receiving the benefits of...

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  • U.S. not winning in Afghanistan, admits Defence Secretary Jim Mattis
U.S. not winning in Afghanistan, admits Defence Secretary Jim Mattis

The "Taleban had a good year last year, they are trying to have a good one this year", Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee . "We are not winning in Afghanistan right now". I believe the three things we are asking for stand on their own merit, however, as we look more broadly at the protection of the country. Secretary of Defens...

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  • Mom, baby healthy after mid-flight delivery on plane
Mom, baby healthy after mid-flight delivery on plane

Spirit Airlines gifted a newborn baby with free air travel for his entire life after he was born on a flight. "Everything started happening very quickly", the woman said. "He told me you're pushing it, you're doing it last-minute and maybe you shouldn't". Flight attendants are trained to handle medical emergencies and have access to doctors on...

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  • Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote
Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

But the message he delivered to them before reporters were ushered out of the room was not entirely hopeful. Most wore grim expressions. "We are replacing it with a law that will actually work". But moderates like Heller and Susan Collins of ME criticize the bill as overly punitive in throwing people off insurance roles and limiting benefits pa...

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  • State AG disappointed as Sea-Tac prepares to enforce travel ban
State AG disappointed as Sea-Tac prepares to enforce travel ban

But as Justice Clarence Thomas warned in arguing that the entire ban should have taken effect immediately, even this temporary order may prove unworkable and lead to a "flood of litigation" as USA customs and border officials wrestle with whether travellers from the six countries have sufficient ties.

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  • Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy
Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

Напомним, что такие меры США обещали ввести за подозрение в том, что РФ вмешалась в выборы 2016 г, а еще организовала крупную кибератаку в 2017-ом. В администрации Дональда Трампа поведали, почему задерживают принятие санкционных мер по отношению к Российской Федерации.

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  • In 98-2 vote, Senate passes tougher sanctions on Iran, Russia
In 98-2 vote, Senate passes tougher sanctions on Iran, Russia

In an interview past year with The New York Times, Trump raised questions about whether it was in the United States' interest to continue the sanctions on Russian Federation. Crapo, in his floor statement introducing the bill, said , "Over the course of the past three months, the Senate Banking Committee has held hearings assessing the impacts of ...

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  • Lacking votes, Senate GOP delay health care vote
Lacking votes, Senate GOP delay health care vote

The report puts Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in a tougher position as he negotiates with both conservative and moderate Republican senators opposed to the plan. The American Medical Association has been critical of the proposal, most notably in regards to Medicaid cutbacks and prohibition of using Medicaid funds for ...

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  • Roger Federer storms into 2017 Wimbledon with easy victory in Halle
Roger Federer storms into 2017 Wimbledon with easy victory in Halle

Switzerland's Roger Federer returns a shot to Germany's Alexander Zverev during the final match of the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle, Germany , Sunday, June 25, 2017. However, 21-year-old Khachanov rallied and force two set points which would have taken the match into a decider before Federer , an 18-time Grand Slam victor, cl...

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  • Few answers on travel ban as launch deadline looms
Few answers on travel ban as launch deadline looms

The President - perhaps looking ahead to a potential court victory - signed a memorandum earlier this month directing administration officials to begin implementation of the permitted parts of the travel ban 72 hours after the court gives the okay.

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