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Airport and DHS officials worry about the workload increase for security personnel that would be necessary if the prohibition against electronics is extended to all inbound flights to the U.S. "A ban from Europe could affect 3,500 fights a week this summer and 65 million passengers per year", the BTC wrote. The Trump administration's measure barring airline passengers from bringing larger electronic devices into flight cabins could cost passengers an extra $1.1 billion or more if ...
  • Russian officials bragged about how well they knew Trump's advisers

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    Brennan noted anew that US intelligence agencies had concluded " Russia's goals were to undermine public faith in the USA democratic process, denigrate Secretary (Hillary) Clinton and harm her electability and potential presidency, and to help President Trump's election chances".
  • Montana GOP candidate charged with assault after 'body-slamming' reporter

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    Jacobs then said he wanted the police called and went to leave. Voters were deciding Thursday whether to send Republican candidate Greg Gianforte to Congress after he was charged with assaulting a reporter a day earlier. But my guess is Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte may gain as many votes as he loses as the news gets out that Wednesday he body-slammed a Guardian reporter.
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    Jacobs said he was attacked - "body-slammed" - by Gianforte as a TV interview was being set up. Greg Gianforte , a Republican tech millionaire endorsed by President Donald Trump , was in a side room at his campaign headquarters in Bozeman, Montana, when the incident happened Wednesday night.
  • Montana GOP Candidate's Assault Charge Hangs Over Tight Special Election

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    Ryan says "that's wrong and should not happen". House Speaker Ryan said at his weekly press conference that Gianforte should apologize. Matt McKenna, a Democratic strategist working with Quist, told Politico that while enthusiasm appears to be high, "the same people who tell you they know what turnout is going to be are the people who try to get you to buy a time share in Panama City, Florida".
  • House, Senate Disagree on "Bathroom Bill"

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    In total, the number of American lacking health insurance in the United States could hit 51 million by 2026 under the GOP law, compared with an estimated 28 million under current law. The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation says the reduction is mainly because the bill delays the repeal of the 0.9 percent payroll tax until 2023.
  • Over Two Thirds of Americans Think the Media Publishes Fake News

    Over Two Thirds of Americans Think the Media Publishes Fake News

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    In addition, a majority of those surveyed - 54 percent - disapproved of Trump's decision to abruptly fire James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, while only 36 percent approved. In addition, a majority opposes the Republican plan to replace Obamacare. Sixty-eight percent of respondents said they are concerned that Russian Federation may have been involved in last year's campaign, though 61 percent of GOP voters said they do not share those concerns.
  • Sen. Stabenow Critical Of Trump Budget

    Sen. Stabenow Critical Of Trump Budget

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    President Trump's budget proposal is raising eyebrows in Southwest Michigan, with funding for the Great Lakes appearing to be in jeopardy. The legislation would create a special classification for pipelines crossing the lakes, so they're held to the more stringent federal standards of offshore pipelines and their operators would be responsible for covering all spill cleanup costs and liable for up to $133.65 million in economic damages.
  • Polls open after candidate charged with assault

    Polls open after candidate charged with assault

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    In it, the reporter asks the GOP candidate a question, which is quickly followed by scuffling sounds and Ben saying, "You just body slammed me and broke my glasses". The Gianforte campaign's accusation that Jacobs "aggressively shoved a recorder in Greg's face , and began asking badgering questions" came in for particular scorn, with journalists pointing out that it's par for the course in politics.
  • Ex-CIA chief warned Russian Federation to stay out of election

    Ex-CIA chief warned Russian Federation to stay out of election

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    In his testimony , Mr Brennan said it became clear last summer that Russian Federation was attempting to interfere in the United States presidential election, and that he warned Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia's FSB security service that such interference would hurt the relationship with Washington .
  • Under US Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage: Watchdog

    Under US Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage: Watchdog

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    The CBO score for the previous iteration of this bill, which never made it to a vote, estimated that 24 million more Americans would be without health insurance by 2026. If that threshold had not been met, the House would have had to vote again on a new bill. The CBO also notes that the provision of the Trumpcare bill regarding waivers for essential health benefits requirements could result in the return of annual and lifetime benefit limits, now banned by the ACA, in the ...