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Health care bill would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured, analysts say

The House bill would reduce taxes by around $1 trillion over the coming decade, the budget office said , largely on higher income people and health care industry firms. The finding is a blow to arguments from House GOP leaders who managed to get their bill over the finish line by arguing that a last-minute addition of $8 billion would bolster protections for those with pre-existing conditions.

House Speaker Paul Ryan rejects Trump's branding of Comey as `nut job'

Tax cuts - a central Republican priority - helped fuel investor optimism after President Donald Trump 's election in November, and they underpin the optimistic growth forecasts being put forward by the White House. "His best quality is his energy and his engagement", explained Ryan. I'm not sure it was meant that way. 'Full immediate border adjustment would be too disruptive - nobody's advocating for that, ' Ryan said.

Million fewer Americans insured under House GOP bill, says CBO

When the CBO first scored the AHCA , it said the plan would save $337 billion over 10 years. Cutbacks in subsidies for individual health insurance would likewise help cut $276 billion. By contrast, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said the new estimate shows “TrumpCare will kick millions of Americans off their insurance coverage and force consumers to pay more for less.”.

Tillerson: Trump won't apologize for sharing Israeli intel with the Russians

The secretary of commerce expressed surprise - and approval - at the lack of visible protests during President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia , despite the ruling monarchy's repression of demonstrations. In his address to the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh , before more than 50 regional leaders, Trump also accused Iran of fueling "the fires of sectarian conflict and terror" and called for its global isolation.

Guardian Reporter Says He Was 'Body Slammed' By GOP House Candidate

The opening was made possible when former Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke took a spot in the President Trump administration. A list of polling places and hours is available on the Montana Secretary of State's website . Quist's campaign has avoided answering questions about the report , which also contained information regarding Quist's previous marijuana use. He hammered Gianforte's river-access suit in speeches and ads.

Parties battle for control of Montana's only US House seat

Gianforte had been scheduled to attend a meet-and-greet with campaign volunteers at his headquarters in Bozeman, but he left early. The Gallatin County Sheriff's department made the announcement in a press statement late Wednesday. Quist told a sold-out crowd in Billings last weekend that he's thrilled to have Sanders campaigning with him, and the audience yelled their approval for Sanders.

President Trump Met Behind Closed Doors With Pope Francis

The two men have been exchanging potshots since before Trump's election, with Francis criticizing Trump's immigration policy, his attempted travel ban and The Wall. Trump has admitted previously that he "could lose a little weight", adding that he'd like to lose "15 to 20 pounds" (via The Independent ). "It was an honor to be with the pope ".

CBO: Republicans' AHCA Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured

The CBO assessment of the American Health Care Act ( AHCA )-which Republicans narrowly pushed through the House last month-estimated that if enacted, an estimated 51 million people under the age of 65 would be uninsured in 2026, compared to the 28 million who lack insurance under the current law.

Remains Of Missing Woman Found In Utah Home

Matt Johnson. Former Spanish Fork Detective Carl Johnston, who worked on the case in 1988, told the Tribune if the skull is identified as belonging to Case, it is "a great thing for her family to have some closure". The remains were discovered in a cement cellar in the backyard of the home where Case was living at the time of the disappearance. "It's hard to say if she was placed back there after the search or exactly what transpired", he said.

GOP Bill Could Undercut Some Coverage In Job-Based Insurance

He referred to a 2009 study by the state Department of Health that showed a single payer system would provide the lowest cost for universal coverage compared with private and employer-based insurance. "It's going to undo so much good that we were able to receive from Obamacare since we didn't have to worry about whether or not we were going to be able to do something as simple as [going] to the doctor for a checkup or something", Lopez lamented.

Defence raises race bias in Cosby jury selection process

That answer doesn't necessarily disqualify someone if they later persuade a judge they can put that aside and focus on the evidence. Eleven jurors have been chosen so far for the case starting June 5th near Philadelphia. Another juror says he knows nothing about the Cosby case because he only watches sports. He also pointed out that not diversifying the jury panel would be a "potential disgusting problem" considering Cosby is a Black comedian who is accused of sexually assaulting a white ...

In Jerusalem, Trump solemnly remembers Holocaust victims

The Saudis, the newspaper says, helped block a Trump administration proposal to impose sanctions against a Saudi branch of ISIS: "The plan to add the Islamic State's Saudi affiliate to a U.N. And instead of declaring confidently that he'd get the deal done, Trump expressed hope that he could, saying, "With determination, compromise and the belief that peace is possible, Israelis and Palestinians can make a deal".

Comey : Trump sees 'fast' decision over new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Yet it took some 17 days for President Trump to fire him. Less than a week after Trump fired Comey , the administration has interviewed at least eight candidates to be Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and Trump has said a decision could come before he leaves Friday on his first overseas trip as president.

House GOP health bill projection: 23 million more uninsured

Democrats criticized what they viewed as the GOP's effort to rush the American Health Care Act through the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month, before it had been properly vetted by the CBO . The deficit reduction in the latest version of the bill represents a decline from previous versions. For context, the CBO score calculates the cost to the government and determines how many people will lose coverage if the bill is passed.

Purdue defends budget's food stamp cuts to angry Democrats

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appears Wednesday before the House Budget panel while Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will testify at the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro called the budget "cruel", "heartless", "evil" and "inhumane". Dollar General, which has said it gets about 5 per cent of its sales from SNAP benefits, compared the impact of the reduction a year ago to what happened in 2013.

Annual Memorial Day parades

Stay tuned to local radio stations and PCTV for information pertaining to weather-related updates. Members of the American Legion Auxillary will continue a almost 100-year tradition on Saturday as they take up spots in front of area businesses to sell paper poppies.

MJ Walker decides to attend Florida State

With the commitment of Walker, Florida State now boasts the 12th-rated recruiting class according to 247Sports-jumping up 13 spots in the national rankings. And while top recruiting classes don't always translate to wins, the Seminoles have steadily trended upwards over the last several seasons, going 17-16 in 2014-15, 20-14 in 2015-16, and 26-9 in 2016-17.

US releases 2 Turkish bodyguards after violence

Police said they had arrested two people for assault and identified them as United States residents, 49-year-old Ayten Necmi of NY and 42-year-old Jalal Kheirabadi of Virginia. Several Republican lawmakers shot back, decrying the violence and demanding that Turkey apologize for the incident. The U.S. State Department called Tuesday's clash "deeply disturbing" and insisted there would be a "thorough investigation" to hold those responsible accountable.

Hair cuts: Trump budget is a start

But state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia and Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa warned that the cuts, if approved by Congress, would impact students in the state's almost 700 school districts. Mulvaney told Jackson Lee he was aware of the difference between types of diabetes. "A lot of Benghazis in the making if we actually implemented the State Department cuts".

Trump's budget director defends plans to cut social programs

Concerns that Donald Trump will dramatically cut U.S. aid spending and oversee a withdrawal from global development have sent shockwaves through NGOs and others who fear what the impact of his presidency will be on the world's largest donor of worldwide humanitarian and development funding.

Philippines' Duterte may place entire country under martial law

Troops sealed off major entry and exit points to prevent Hapilon from escaping, Ano told The Associated Press by telephone from Moscow, where he was accompanying Duterte . "They have shown no hesitation in causing havoc, taking innocent lives and destroying property". "Putting the whole of Mindanao under martial law is very risky and vulnerable to abuse", said Alih Aiyub, secretary-general of the Ulama Council of the Philippines.

Salman Abedi father says he's innocent of Manchester bombing

Abedi killed 22 and injured at least 64 when he detonated an improvised bomb in the foyer of Manchester Arena in central Manchester on Monday night, where pop star Ariana Grande was performing. Clarifying this on the BBC she said: "The security services will know a lot of people". Home secretary Amber Rudd expressed London's irritation over some United States officials leaking the identity of Salman Abedi , the suspect, hours before the name was released by the police on Tuesday ...

Hudson Set For NCAA Singles Championship

They've had a nice break following the season to get healthy and have put in some hard work this past week. Fourteen of the 18 games were decided on no-ad points. Melounova advances to the second round where she will take on LSU's Joana Valle Costa on Thursday. She delivered five match-clinching victories, with three coming in SEC play.

Icy reception to Trump budget - from GOP

Mulvaney, a former tea party congressman, is the driving force behind the Trump budget plan , winning the president's approval for big cuts to benefit programs whose budgets are essentially on autopilot. The budget also said it would support a switch to the privatization of construction, operation and maintenance of rest areas throughout the United States.

Congress balks at Trump budget that targets Medicaid, pensions

Numerous press corps regulars were traveling, so Brian Karem, from the Montgomery County Sentinel in Maryland, called out the first question: "What about critics who say this budget is incredibly hardhearted, especially for the least of our brothers?" In a column in the Washington Post on Tuesday, Lawrence Summers, who directed Obama's national economic council from 2009 to 2010, took the current White House to task for double-counting $2 trillion in revenue it predicts its tax cuts will ...

The Plot Thickens in Trump Probe

Michael Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency separately, appealing to them to issue public statements denying a possible collusion with Russian Federation during the election. "I think Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein responded to the extent he thought appropriate within the context of the investigations that are ongoing", he said.

'Trump's budget is a vicious attack on the vulnerable'

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader . Specifically, the new budget numbers are unchanged from the March proposal, with the exception of the DOI; the Trump administration had originally proposed $11.6 billion in funding, or a reduction of $1.5 billion (12%).

Airlines, DHS officials discuss laptop & tablet ban on flights from Europe ‒ report

The agency "will make changes when necessary to keep air travelers safe", according to the non-committal statement . For one thing, as the Daily Beast points out, USA carrier still don't have a good answer for the fact that the lithium ion batteries in laptops catching fire in the cargo holds of planes probably pose an equal if not greater security threat than terrorist bombs.

Obama, Clintons tweet condolences on Manchester attack

The latest example of the horrors of which people are capable was the bombing of the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom, where a 22-year-old university student killed 22 people, including an 8-year-old girl, and wounded 59 others, with the use of a suicide bomb packed with nails, nuts and bolts to maximize the damage.

Trump proposes massive cuts to food stamp program

The American Health Care Act would provide states with block grants and allow each state to decide how to spend the money, which, given the cuts to the overall program, would force states to make hard choices. "They're not mere shavings, they're deep, deep cuts ". Many of Trump's cuts affecting California, moreover, resurrect previous presidential efforts that evaporated in the face of bipartisan congressional resistance.

Lindsey Graham: Trump-Russia investigation has evolved into a 'criminal investigation'

President Trump delivered a full-throated denial on Thursday that he or members of his presidential campaign engaged in any collusion with the Russian government in order to influence the 2016 election. But it appears Comey has chosen to testify just once more before Congress. Concurrently, the New York Times is reporting that Trump told Russian diplomats in a meeting in the Oval Office last week that firing "nut job" Federal Bureau of Investigation head James Comey had eased "great ...

2 dead after tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Wisconsin

Other tornadoes in western Oklahoma and the eastern Texas Panhandle have downed power lines and utility poles, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. Authorities say at least 40 homes were destroyed. The two tornado deaths from Tuesday's storms bring the nation's 2017 total up to 34 fatalities, more than 2016 in its entirety (18) and nearly as many as 2015 (36), according to Patrick Marsh, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service Storm Prediction ...

Montana US House race sparks record campaign spending

But a surprisingly close race won't ease Republicans' growing nerves about the 2018 midterms - and if Democrats pull off a huge upset that could set off alarm bells in the GOP. He and others at the event, say they're concerned about this country. "There is very little local activity competing for attention (in heavily Democratic states)".

What we know about Salman Abedi, the Manchester bombing suspect

We were about to leave through the exit and the explosion shook the floor. " People were saying it was a balloon popping or a speaker overriding and busting", 19-year-old Sebastian Diaz said. "My first thought was to go into the arena to try to find my family. I managed to find them eventually and they are okay". Her actions have won praise on social media from the singer's fans, with some calling her an "angel".

United States budget proposes allowing new toll roads, higher airline security fees

Republicans and Democrats in Congress have criticised the size of the cuts to the State Department and US Agency for International Development. Here's where the president's proposal breaks his promises - and at times his own self-proposed contract - to voters.