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Hospitals focused their concerns on proposed cuts to the Medicaid program, which now provides health insurance to some 73 million low-income and disabled Americans. Though the Senate bill would not entirely do away with the Affordable Care Act's subsidies meant to help people pay for individual coverage-and, as The Washington Post reported , it "removes language restricting federally subsidized health plans from covering abortions"- the Senate's legislation eliminates federal funding for ...
  • Family and friends remember pregnant woman shot dead by police

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    Family members told the Seattle Times that they believe that race was a factor in Lyles' death. Both police officers were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. Lyles' family is concerned for her and they have a strong: "desire to stabilize her mental- health condition before it qets (sic) worse". The Seattle Education Association says they will be wearing Black Lives Matter shirts Tuesday with a rally in Lyles' honor at Garfield High School at ...
  • GOP opposition puts Senate health care bill in jeopardy

    GOP opposition puts Senate health care bill in jeopardy

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    But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., indicated he was open to discussion and seemed determined to muscle the measure through his chamber next week. Obama was more than skeptical. "Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family - this bill will do you harm", he wrote.
  • Meet Jay Sekulow, Trump's TV lawyer

    Meet Jay Sekulow, Trump's TV lawyer

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    On Fox News Sunday , Sekulow seemed to confirm, as well as deny an investigation, as he defended Trump's decision to fire Comey. To make it more hard, Trump's statements threaten to undercut their work. "I didn't rephrase it", Wallace said. He spoke Monday on CNN. The newspaper reported that PredictIt, which only permits registered United States voters to trade, saw in excess of 100,000 betters sign up to its "Will Donald Trump Be Impeached In 2017?" contract within a day of the ...
  • Democrats look to future after big loss in Georgia election

    Democrats look to future after big loss in Georgia election

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    No, you lost. At some point the time for moral victories is over and sometimes winning is just about winning. The House Democratic leader is seeking to reassure Democrats dejected after a loss in a Georgia special election where the party invested millions of dollars.
  • Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

    Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

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    Rep. Tim Ryan, who unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for minority leader past year, told Business Insider he did not know how Democrats could take the House in 2018 if the GOP was successfully able to convince independents and Republicans that a vote for a Democratic candidate is essentially a vote for Pelosi's leadership.
  • 1 dead as Cindy spins severe weather along Gulf coast

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    Unfortunately, this may mean parts of West Virginia will be in the core of the heaviest rainfall a year to the day after the deadly and devastating June 23, 2016, floods. There were no reports of injuries. Shortly after dawn, some of the low-lying clouds were rotating, and gusty winds whipped across the landscape.
  • Gay couple recreates Pride photo 24 years later

    Gay couple recreates Pride photo 24 years later

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    Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the St. Pete Pride Parade for its significance to Pinellas County, Florida and our LGBTQ community. "For years, Capital Pride has ignored concerns of queer, trans and two spirit communities in DC-particularly the concerns of queer and trans people of color-regarding its complicity with entities that harm LGBTQ2S people", a statement reads on the group's website along with a list of their demands.
  • Senate Health Bill: Cut Medicaid, End Penalties

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    The bill would end Obama's tax penalties on people who don't buy insurance - effectively ending the so-called individual mandate - and on larger companies that don't offer coverage to their workers. States that exceed average per-patient Medicaid spending by 25 percent will be penalized by having their allotted funding slashed by up to 2 percent per year.
  • President Trump Heads to Iowa Following GOP Congressional Wins

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    But he said there is no doubt that "this is one occasion when we ought to say he deserves to take a victory lap". The Georgia race was the most expensive House race in history, with many millions spent on both sides. Are there lessons to be learned? What exactly it is, and whether they can fix it, will be debated in the weeks and months ahead. Winning is winning and losing sucks, but these trends bode well for the Democratic Party in the mid-terms and beyond.
  • Four US Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

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    But even with control of the White House and both chambers of Congress since January, the Republicans have struggled to make good on their bold campaign promises to repeal and replace Obamacare. "We have a responsibility to move forward, and we are", said McConnell, R-Ky. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY and other Democratic leaders began a series of procedural requests to slow down consideration of the legislation, a discussion draft of which posted shortly before the Senate ...