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Sen. Johnson: More time needed to evaluate health care bill

After Spicer spoke, Republican Senator Dean Heller became the fifth Republican opponent on Friday, saying he would not support the bill in its current form. Other advocacy groups, including the American Medical Association, AARP, the American Hospital Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Association of American Medical Colleges have also criticized the bill.

More rain, higher winds expected today

Cindy is expected to produce rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches over eastern Texas, western and central Louisiana and southern and eastern Arkansas through Friday morning with some spots getting as much as 12 inches of rain. "In fact, the leading cause of weather-related fatalities is driving through flooded areas", he said. The lakes are Fort Loudoun, Watts Bar, Chickamauga, Nickajack, Guntersville, Wheeler, Wilson, Pickwick and Kentucky.

Authorities say escaped Georgia inmates caught in Tennessee

Rowe and Dubose were accused and convicted of aggravated assault and armed robbery . Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said there are a number of factors that will determine when the men can be returned to Georgia , and none of that was settled by early Friday.

Pew survey finds sharp drop in overall support for gun control

About three-quarters or more of non-gun owners say they would support each of these proposals, while roughly half or less of gun owners say the same. Americans like their guns: Makenzie Wynn poses for a picture at the 146th annual meeting of the National Rifle Association on April 29, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Minnesota Releases Dashcam Footage of Philando Castile Shooting

Castile assures Yanez that he isn't pulling it out before Yanez shoots into the vehicle seven times. Steven Belton is president and CEO of Minneapolis Urban League. At this point, Yanez asks Castile for his license and registration, and Castile provides one of the two. "It is unfortunate I put my life and my daughter's life in jeopardy - something so dramatic, only for the verdict to be told not guilty", said Diamond Reynolds , Castile's girlfriend.

Ernst: "No Comment" on Senate Health Care Bill

The White House said it is hopeful a final bill will be finished before lawmakers leave Washington later this summer. "I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcareBill". A White House official said the Trump has pushed his team to stay involved and plans to flex his negotiating muscle, the official said. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points for the full sample.

Vacation Bible School programs set

First United Methodist Church , 1100 Central Ave., will hear the Rev. David Wilson speak on "Pay Attention to the Fifth Gospel" during the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. June 24 with music by The Williams Sisters and The Richardson Brothers. Guests: Pastor Ara Rauls, Jr., New Mount Olive Church . On June 24 there will be youth outing and on June 25 at 3 p.m.

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill, enough to sink it

In March, when House Republicans published their bill to replace Obamacare-the American Health Care Act-I described it in Forbes this way: " GOP's Obamacare Replacement Will Make Coverage Unaffordable For Millions-Otherwise, It's Great".

Remnants of Cindy bring threat of flooding to Cincinnati area

Several businesses were damaged and at least four people were hurt. The remnants of the tropical storm actually began tracking northward Thursday. The area experienced flooding and road closures, WLOX reported. Some of the low-lying clouds were rotating, and gusty winds whipped across the landscape. A log stuck and killed a boy Wednesday on the beach in Alabama in the first fatality associated with Tropical Storm Cindy, according to officials.

Trump approves sale of drones to India

Modi is also not expected to press hard on a U.S. visa programme the Trump administration is reviewing to reduce the flow of skilled foreign workers and save jobs for Americans, seeing limited gains from raising a sensitive issue, they said.

Trump Tweetstorm Disputes Russian Interference in 2016 Election

Johnson announced the shift on the same day as the release of a declassified US intelligence report that said Putin "ordered" an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the USA presidential election. While DHS has not released which states' voter registration systems had been targeted, Manfra confirmed that no vote tallies were altered. The DNC also failed to provide access to its servers to FBI investigators - a fact the GOP seized on Wednesday morning.

A majority of Americans now say they like Obamacare. That's a first

Senate Republicans released only a draft of their bill , with no analysis and no cost estimates . Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years. The new health care bill released by Senate Republicans has exactly the same major flaw that the original proposed " American Health Care Act " did.

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

It had been crafted in secret over the past several weeks. Mitch McConnell , the Senate majority leader, is expected to bring the healthcare bill to a vote next week. The House passed a bill that even President Trump reportedly described as " mean ". They said GOP characterizations of the law as failing are wrong and said the Republican plan would boot millions off coverage and leave others facing higher outof pocket costs.

New Hampshire Accidentally Passed A Bill Allowing Pregnant Women To Murder People

In this bill, New Hampshire Republicans sought to define a fetus as a person for the objective of determining murder or manslaughter charges once it reached 20 weeks. Somehow this exemption was only brought to light after both the Republican-led House and Senate passed the bill. With the support of Gov. Charlie Baker and at least a majority of the Senate, there is relatively little standing in the way of the bill becoming law.

Fifth Republican senator opposes chamber's health-care bill

McConnell has acknowledged that he's willing to change the measure before it's voted on. It requires individuals to take out health insurance , makes most businesses offer it to staff, provides subsidies to make it more affordable and expands Medicaid .

Pelosi Strikes Back: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'

Nor have they identified a challenger. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) said that although current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been a great speaker, her time had "come and gone" as the leader of the Democratic caucus in the House. But Pelosi's camp signaled she is taking the grumbling seriously. He went on to credit the election loss of Democrat Jon Ossoff , which took place in Georgia this week, to Nancy Pelosi .

Another GOP Senator Says He Won't Back Health Bill

Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) is probably the most endangered Republican up for reelection in 2018. "Looks like we're keeping ObamaCare , not repealing it", Rand Paul complained. A majority of GOP senators told the publication that they're not sure where they stand while four, including Sen. Three of them said they anxious it does not go far enough in repealing the ACA , known as Obamacare .

Supreme Court narrows grounds for revoking citizenship of naturalized citizens

Rusk decision in 1967, American citizenship is generally irrevocable unless its bearer explicitly chooses to forsake it. The case involved an ethnic Serb who lied about her husband's military service during her refugee processing, obscuring his service in the Bosnian Serb Army.

Letter to the Editor: Activists right on Senate health care bill

Several GOP senators pressed Senate leaders, unsuccessfully, to include additional funding for addiction treatment to compensate for the spending cuts to Medicaid. "You know, healthcare is a very hard situation", Trump said. Senators Rand Paul , Mike Lee, Ted Cruz , and Ron Johnson probably hold the fate of the Senate Obamacare repeal-replace bill and staked out their own position on what needs to happen for them to get behind the effort.

Tropical storm Cindy moves inland in Louisiana; one dead in Alabama

In addition to dropping massive amounts of rain, Cindy spun up tornadoes in several states, including near Birmingham, AL. In Alabama , a statewide emergency was declared by the Governor, referring to the National Meteorological Service's forecasts of a violent sudden flood that was possible on Thursday, as tropical moisture moved north to the state.

Storm remnants move through area

The forecast for his area, 55 miles (90 kilometers) southeast of Little Rock, Arkansas called for 2-4 inches (50-100 millimeters) of rain and winds about 20 mph (32 kph), winds that Hillman said would be OK. A boy from St. Louis died during a family vacation when rough surf kicked up by a tropical storm sent a large log crashing down on him. Forecasters expect the formation of another El Nino weather pattern that could limit the number of powerful hurricanes and tropical storms that ...

GOP senator says Iowans might not lose Medicaid

President Trump tweeted a video of his weekly address, which centered on healthcare legislation. Video footage shows police carrying protesters on ventilators and in wheelchairs outside at around 11.30am (4.30pm BST) on Thursday (22 June).

Senate conservatives try to gain leverage over health care overhaul

Disabled activists protesting the new Republican healthcare bill were dragged outside in their wheelchairs by capitol police. Shortly after the 142-page bill was distributed, more than a half-dozen GOP lawmakers signaled concerns or initial opposition.

West Virginia Prepares For Flash Floods Amid Vast Storm

Gulf Power employees fix a power pole that snapped, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. "Regardless it is the rain, if anything we have to watch out for with ( Tropical Storm) Cindy ", meteorologist Matt Devitt said. INDIANAPOLIS — Heavy rainfall from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy has caused scattered street flooding across central and southern Indiana. Authorities in various coastal Louisiana and MS communities handed out sandbags for areas along rivers and bayous.

Disability advocates protest outside McConnell's office over hea

Dozens of demonstrators , some of them in wheelchairs, blocked the hallway outside the Kentucky lawmaker's office, chanting "no cuts to Medicaid , save our liberties". And I hope that all of us follow the lead of the fearless men and women, who petitioned their government on Thursday in such dramatic and courageous fashion.

N Carolina budget agreement raises salaries, delays tax cuts

The final budget was released to Democrats and the public around 11 p.m. Monday night; the vote took place at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Berger, House Speaker Tim Moore and senior budget-writers described portions of the agreement instead to reporters at the Legislative Building.

Dozens Stand with Schumer Against Senate's Health Care Bill

The House bill pegs the credits to age, which could sock the elderly with huge increases, while the Senate bill adds income and geography-all for a skimpier menu of required services. Sandoval specifically pointed to people who were making a little more than $16,000 per year. States can adjust ratio. Obamacare also required every health plan to cover essential benefits.

Senate Healthcare Bill Already in Trouble

Former Indiana State Health commissioner Woody Myers says the bill worsens an already-weakened health care situation after large insurers this week left Indiana's Obamacare marketplace - something Myers blames federal Republicans for.

Ex-cop avoids charges in killing of 23yo Milwaukee man

But Smith was on the ground and had thrown his gun away when Heaggan-Brown shot him a second time , in the chest. The fatal encounter happened after Heaggan-Brown had stopped Smith in a traffic stop, which led to a foot chase. It was later determined that Heaggan-Brown's first shot struck Smith in his right bicep area with the bullet passing through Smith's bicep and lodging in a window casement to the east of the shooting.

Government health insurance markets holding up-barely

Not much information has been made public about the Trump administration's replacement bill. Straw says that even if Medicaid patients agree to funnel 2 percent of their income to pay for these insurance plans , the plans cover less because states could waive coverage requirements.

Utah Senators Split On Republican Health Bill

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to doctors, nurses, patients and activists at Bellevue Hospital on Friday, the day after the Republicans released their health care bill to the public. But the benchmark for subsidies would be a bare-bones "bronze" plan. Paul explained how the free market would be best suited to lower insurance costs.

Democratic Party Official: I Wish Rep Scalise Was F**king Dead!

On Thursday, Kleeb acted immediately upon hearing the recording . "I've been in politics and community organizations for the past 20 years", Kleeb said. He argued that the recording had been edited to take his words out of context. "Like every decent American I am saddened and horrified by the shooting of Congressman Scalise", Montag said in an email, according to the World-Herald.

Canadian arrested after stabbing at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan

FBI has said that the suspect is being interrogated under their custody and also confirmed that their Canadian counterpart is assisting in each stage of the investigation. He is now being questioned by authorities, who said it is too early to tell if this was, in fact, an act of terrorism . The White House says President Donald Trump has been briefed on the stabbing of an officer at the Flint, Michigan , airport.

Trump signals willing to work with Republicans on healthcare bill

MoveOn said it will target three GOP senators - Pat Toomey (Pa.), Rob PortmanRob PortmanSanders to headline "Don't Take Our Health Care" bus tour Rocky rollout for Senate healthcare bill The Hill's Whip List: Senate ObamaCare repeal bill MORE (Ohio) and Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Moore CapitoSanders to headline "Don't Take Our Health Care" bus tour The Hill's Whip List: Senate ObamaCare repeal bill What's in the Senate healthcare bill MORE (W.Va.) - as targets for lobbying efforts ...

Murkowski: Health care changes must be 'done right'

McConnell released the bill Thursday after weeks of closed-door meetings searching for middle ground between conservative senators seeking an aggressive repeal of Obama's statute and centrists warning about going too far. But he said it was time to act. "We'll repeal the employer mandate so Americans no longer see their hours or take home pay cut because of it". At the same time, his prominence in the debate highlights a dilemma for Democrats who are undergoing a painful search for a ...