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Following the Democrat Jon Ossoff's defeat in a Georgia special House election, some Democratic lawmakers have voiced their concerns about the party's future. Rosen is a likely candidate for Senate against the most endangered GOP Senate incumbent, Dean Heller of Nevada. Put on defense, House Democratic leaders from Pelosi on down tried to spin the outcome in Georgia as positive, arguing that coming in a close second in the solidly Republican district augured well for their ...
  • Government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

    Government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

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    It includes the phrase "I Love Islamic state". The websites in OH hacked with the message also include that of first lady Karen Kasich . To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. The websites are expected to run sometime Monday, he told the Associated Press . It was not immediately clear who the group was or whether it was genuinely affiliated with ISIS.
  • Senate's version of health care plan is very bad

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    President Donald Trump , who vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare during his campaign, praised the Senate's bill, but noted changes were likely. John Kasich, a Republican, said in a Twitter message. "In this form, I will not support it". The White House said it is hopeful a final bill will be finished before lawmakers leave Washington later this summer.
  • Big Cases, Retirement Rumors as Supreme Court Nears Finish

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    In January 2017 Microsoft won that case after the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in NY was split 4-4 in a vote, leaving an earlier July decision in place, meaning the Justice Dept. In Texas, however, racial and partisan gerrymandering are essentially the same thing. In the past, the Supreme Court has viewed political gerrymandering as distasteful, but not illegal.
  • Historic heist: Senate health bill a massive redistribution of wealth

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    The Senate bill would also deliver roughly $1 trillion in tax cuts over 10 years, including cuts to the rates wealthy Americans pay on investment income and to a levy charged to health insurance companies. "It's gonna harm Americans; it's mean", Hegseth said, referencing a message Obama posted to Facebook Thursday. He said amendments during the upcoming debate "cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation".
  • Lil Kim Named Person of Interest in BET Weekend Robbery

    Lil Kim Named Person of Interest in BET Weekend Robbery

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    In other Lil Kim news, along with Havoc, she will reportedly honor the late Prodigy of Mobb Deep.at the BET Awards, with personal statements during the show, which airs Sunday night (06-25-17). NY rapper Lil' Kim has some serious explaining to do. An investigation was soon launched by the Los Angeles Police Department. If not, she has 30 days to vacate.
  • Police carry demonstrators away from protest

    Police carry demonstrators away from protest

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    After the closely guarded legislation - which was written entirely behind closed doors - was finally unveiled on Thursday morning, a protest formed outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office in the Capitol. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi assails the GOP bill as a tax break for wealthy Americans. - jordan (@JordanUhl) June 22, 2017A horrific metaphor for Trumpcare: this disabled woman literally being ripped from her wheelchair.
  • Republicans 'Thank' Nancy Pelosi for Losing All 4 Special Elections

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    It may be Pelosi's fight for her political life. Hoyer said about the 2018 midterms, "I think we can win back the House, I really believe that". Moulton is one of the House Democrats who has been most vocal in calling for a new generation of leadership. The outcome also raised questions about the future of House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi .
  • Police carry disabled demonstrators away from USA health bill protest

    Police carry disabled demonstrators away from USA health bill protest

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    McConnell, however, is no House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), who is entranced with his own white papers and utterly oblivious to how the Republicans come across to nonideological Americans (hint: poorly). Some of the protesters were escorted individually. Other protesters were each carried out, one at a time, by multiple officers. The rally was organized by ADAPT , a national disability rights organization, according to CNN.
  • The US Senate voted to toughen sanctions against Russian Federation

    The US Senate voted to toughen sanctions against Russian Federation

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    The Senate signalled it's ready to expand sanctions against Russian Federation amid a probe into its meddling in the USA presidential election, and to let Congress review any move by President Donald Trump to lift existing penalties. To become law, the legislation would have to pass the House of Representatives and be signed into law by Trump . The administration fears that the sanctions, passed on a 98-2 vote Thursday, will tie its hands in dealing with Moscow , Politico reports , ...
  • GOP senators now oppose health bill, enough to sink it

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    MARTIN: What parts and programs of the Affordable Care Act are most at stake with this new version of the Senate Republicans' bill? Democrats formed a united front against the controversial measure that was drafted in secret, criticizing it as a "war on Medicaid ", the health care program for lower income Americans, and calling it a worse plan than one that passed the House of Representatives in May.