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McCain Votes No, Dealing Potential Death Blow To Republican Health Care Efforts McCain Votes No, Dealing Potential Death Blow To Republican Health Care Efforts
- July 29, 2017

Some Republicans were concerned that the House would simply pass the pared-down bill and send it to Trump. And it was a Republican, Arizona Senator John McCain, who cast the decisive vote to defeat it. Repeal the individual mandate: Say goodbye to the requirement that almost every American have insurance or pay a penalty. Even President Donald Trump called to try a final "Hail Mary" to sway McCain, a source briefed on the call told CNN . (more...)
Newspaper: Putin says Russian Federation will respond to 'insolence' of United States sanctions Newspaper: Putin says Russian Federation will respond to 'insolence' of United States sanctions
- July 29, 2017

The Senate backed the bill, which also imposes sanctions on Iran and North Korea , by a margin of 98-2 with strong support from Mr Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats. "Because this is an obvious attempt to use geopolitical advantages in competition to pursue its economic interests at the expense of its allies", Putin said , apparently referring to the EU's concerns over the newly proposed United States sanctions on Russian Federation. (more...)
Jolt to Akhilesh Yadav, two Samajwadi Party MLCs resign from party Jolt to Akhilesh Yadav, two Samajwadi Party MLCs resign from party
- July 29, 2017

While talking with the media, Bukkal Nawab said, "We were being tortured since last one year". He added that due to the family feud between Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh, he was feeling suffocated inside the Samajwadi Party. Reacting to the political development, SP leader Akhilesh Yadav blamed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the resignations from his party leaders. However, that number will now dwindle to 63 and is likely to be gained by the BJP which has just eight seats in the ... (more...)
Is Trump going to sign bill restricting his own power?
- July 29, 2017

The bill , which includes a provision that allows Congress to stop any effort by Mr Trump to ease existing sanctions on Russian Federation, will now be sent to the White House for the President to sign into law or veto. Trump's desire, often expressed during the 2016 presidential campaign, to improve relations has been hamstrung by findings from USA intelligence agencies that Russian Federation interfered to help the Republican against Democrat Hillary Clinton. (more...)
McCain says time for Republicans, Democrats to 'start fresh' on healthcare
- July 29, 2017

He didn't get Congress to repeal it and replace it immediately, or at all as of yet. Murkowski, despite helping to bring down the so-called "Skinny Repeal," was in no mood for celebration either. Republican senators said there was no consensus and no plan for what comes next on health care. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, after the vote. While these senators were surely caught by surprise that three members of their own party chose to vote on principle as opposed to party lines, Trump-loving media ... (more...)
Woman killed on cruise ship during murder-mystery dinner Woman killed on cruise ship during murder-mystery dinner
- July 29, 2017

Princess Cruises said Wednesday that Kristy Manzanares died at about 9 p.m. Tuesday during a domestic dispute aboard the ship, which was in USA waters en route from Ketchikan to Juneau at the time . Someone asked Manzanares what happened and he said: " She would not stop laughing at me ". An affidavit filed by FBI Special Agent Matthey Judy mentioned that, as the suspect was being processed by the FBI , he commented, " My life is over ". (more...)
Teenager killed when state fair ride broke apart identified Teenager killed when state fair ride broke apart identified
- July 29, 2017

It had successfully passed inspection before the Ohio State Fair opened. "We just need to know how and why this happened and whether it could have been avoided". The incident comes two weeks after the Fire Ball was at the New Jersey State Fair at the Meadowlands, 1010 WINS reported. "If there is any possibility of danger, then I can assure we will not want something like that here", Shoptaw said. (more...)
Iran Guards report new incident with US Navy in Gulf Iran Guards report new incident with US Navy in Gulf
- July 29, 2017

The Americans then left the area, the IRGC added, while the Iranians went on with their patrol. A similar incident involving the USA and Iran took place in the region on Tuesday. In April Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a sarcastic message questioned the US Navy's presence in the Persian Gulf, 7,500 miles away from the US territory. (more...)
Health policy professor seeks bipartisan health care fix Health policy professor seeks bipartisan health care fix
- July 29, 2017

In the countdown to the vote, President Donald Trump has pressed at least one senator who had stated that she would vote "no" to change course. With Republicans holding all positions of power in Washington, D.C., these statements are startling by themselves. (more...)
Possible Rain Throughout the Day Possible Rain Throughout the Day
- July 29, 2017

Sunshine for all in the afternoon with highs in the 70s. Today, Saturday , will start reasonably dry and bright, but scattered showers will soon break out, spreading eastwards throughout the day. Low temperatures will stay rather mild in the upper 60s. Temperatures will top out around the area in the upper 70s and low 80s with the risk of some spotty storms and showers as you head into the evening hours. (more...)
China Blasts US Over Surveillance Flights After Midair Confrontation China Blasts US Over Surveillance Flights After Midair Confrontation
- July 29, 2017

Reports from US quoting Pentagon as saying that the US Navy EP-3 reconnaissance aircraft had to take evasive action on Sunday after a Chinese J-10 warplane conducted sorties perilously close to it. Earlier this month, China sailed a spy ship through the narrow Tsugaru Strait separating the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido, while another was spotted last week within Australia's exclusive economic zone where allies Australia and US were conducting major war games. (more...)
Putin: Sanctions on Russian Federation 'malicious step'
- July 29, 2017

The White House has been lobbying for weeks for a bill with a lighter impact. "He has now reviewed the final version and, based on its responsiveness to his negotiations, approves the bill and intends to sign it". "However, this is possible only on the basis of equality, mutual respect and a balancing of interests", the ministry statement added. "Ambassador Tefft expressed his strong disappointment and protest". (more...)
BBCI: Drawing by President Trump sells for almost $30000 BBCI: Drawing by President Trump sells for almost $30000
- July 29, 2017

There were 11 bids for the drawing, starting at $9,000. Other Trump memorabilia sold in the past includes a Ferrari, a set of golf clubs, and a bottle of whisky signed by him. Trump, who has tried and failed to destroy the National Endowment for the Arts has been heavily criticised by the art establishment. The value of the dumbed down depiction of the New York City skyline scrawled by President Trump more than tripled when it up for auction. (more...)
North Korea Just Launched Its 12th Missile This Year North Korea Just Launched Its 12th Missile This Year
- July 29, 2017

A US military statement said the exercise used missiles that were fired into "territorial waters of South Korea along the East Coast". The Pentagon confirmed that it identified a missile launch from North Korean territory and that U.S. (more...)
Vladimir Putin : President says Russian Federation will respond to 'insolence' of United States sanctions
- July 29, 2017

He complained that "it's impossible to endlessly tolerate this kind of insolence towards our country", referring to tougher United States sanctions that were backed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The Russian strongman criticised the probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election, saying that he "does not see this as an investigation". (more...)
After 6-month run, Trump ousts chief of staff Reince Priebus After 6-month run, Trump ousts chief of staff Reince Priebus
- July 29, 2017

President Donald Trump's desicion to appoint Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as White House chief of staff on Friday will be a "game changer" and will allow the White House to "become more orderly and disciplined", Former Speaker Newt Gingrich . (more...)
Russian Federation retaliates over U.S. sanctions Russian Federation retaliates over U.S. sanctions
- July 29, 2017

Moscow has responded by ordering a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russian Federation and closing the U.S. Embassy's recreation retreat. It also said it would seize a Moscow compound used by U.S. The legislation puts Trump in a hard position. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, the top Russian diplomat in charge of US-Russian relations, accused enemies of Russia in the United States of deliberately worsening relations. (more...)
Obamacare repeal is dead for now. What could that mean for you?
- July 29, 2017

Majority Leader McConnell told senators this week that Paul Ryan promised to send the skinny bill to a conference committee. Sen. Republicans also criticise Obamacare as an intrusion into the private lives of individuals and launched a legal challenge, which was thwarted in 2012 when the Supreme Court declared the law constitutional. (more...)
After Casting Key Health Care Vote, McCain To Begin Cancer Treatment Monday
- July 29, 2017

And then, in typical McCain fashion, he took to the floor and blasted both the Senate's draft health care bill and the process that produced it. Senator McCain stayed in Arizona for his initial treatment. He thundered in support of a return to the Senate's regular order and bipartisanship. "Whether or not we are of the same party, we are not the president's subordinates", he said. (more...)
GOP Lawmakers, White House Outline Tax Plan
- July 29, 2017

And we are now confident that, without transitioning to a new domestic consumption-based tax system, there is a viable approach for ensuring a level playing field between American and foreign companies and workers, while protecting American jobs and the USA tax base. (more...)
Trump will sign Russian Federation sanctions bill Trump will sign Russian Federation sanctions bill
- July 29, 2017

Earlier on Thursday, a senior White House aide said Trump could veto the pending legislation in order to push for a tougher deal, an idea that drew skepticism in Congress because his administration had spent weeks lobbying for a weaker bill. (more...)
White House announces Trump's intention to sign Russia sanctions bill White House announces Trump's intention to sign Russia sanctions bill
- July 29, 2017

The legislation, which was sent to the White House on Friday, would sanction Russian Federation while sharply limiting Trump's ability to ease penalties against Moscow independently. diplomats in retaliation to new sanctions. It also said it would seize a Moscow compound used by USA diplomats as well as a United States diplomatic warehouse. (more...)
Russia Retaliates For Sanctions Approval, Hitting At US Diplomatic Corps Russia Retaliates For Sanctions Approval, Hitting At US Diplomatic Corps
- July 29, 2017

Moscow's retaliation, announced by the foreign ministry on Friday, had echoes of the Cold War. That move returned a favor from December, when President Barack Obama shut down two Russian diplomatic compounds - one in Maryland and one in NY - as punishment for Russian meddling in the November election. (more...)
Resigning Gujarat MLAs can face action for defection: Congress Resigning Gujarat MLAs can face action for defection: Congress
- July 29, 2017

Gujarat has three seats to decide for the Rajya Sabha in this election. Gujarat's richest MLA, Balwantsinh Rajput, who was chief whip of the Congress legislative party, has already joined the BJP. This will make sure that Amit Shah who is Number 2 in the Party until now will also be the Number 2 in the Government. "This act will find a place in the history of Gujarat", said national spokesperson of Congress and Abdasa MLA Shaktisinh Gohil. (more...)
London Sees Riots In Protest Over Death Of Young Father London Sees Riots In Protest Over Death Of Young Father
- July 29, 2017

Tonight protesters barricaded a road and threw missiles at officers amid rising tensions. A protest about a man's death following a police chase turned violent on Friday night, as people erected makeshift roadblocks and threw bottles at officers. (more...)

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