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Jerry Hanson: Paul Ryan never had viable health care plan Jerry Hanson: Paul Ryan never had viable health care plan
- August 05, 2017

Yet during the recent debate, numerous complaints from Republicans are about health insurance policies that are too expensive for families or just unavailable for purchase. My generation, there's a bunch of us, I'm 63, I'll be on Medicare in a couple of years. The conservative values of simplicity and cost-efficiency would be served by a properly designed program. (more...)
N Korea says door remains 'open' for United States tourists N Korea says door remains 'open' for United States tourists
- August 05, 2017

But one diplomat told AP the new resolution includes the " most impactful and expansive set of sanctions to date", and said it is expected to pass unanimously. "Individuals seeking to travel to North Korea for certain limited humanitarian or other purposes may apply to the Department of State for a special validation passport". (more...)
Baby sitters accused of putting flea-infested kids in U-Haul Baby sitters accused of putting flea-infested kids in U-Haul
- August 05, 2017

Jamie Adkins, 25, and Brian Dekam, 55, were arrested Wednesday in Elyria, Ohio after they were spotted loading the children into the U-Haul in a Speedway gas station parking lot. Officials say Jamie Adkins and the alleged driver, Brian Dekam, were in Elyria Municipal Court Thursday facing multiple counts of endangering children, including one third degree felony charge for each. (more...)
Philippines' Duterte calls North Korea's Kim a 'maniac' Philippines' Duterte calls North Korea's Kim a 'maniac'
- August 05, 2017

Such a shift in emphasis will be manipulated not just by North Korea but China as well as they insidiously remind South Korea that the U.S.is predicating its Korean strategy now exclusively in terms of its own self-interests. Had it been fired at a standard trajectory, the rocket could have reached Los Angeles, Denver and Chicago and would have even had NY and Boston within its sights, according to analysts. (more...)
Ronaldo tells judge he has 'never tried to avoid taxes' Ronaldo tells judge he has 'never tried to avoid taxes'
- August 05, 2017

Georgina's pregnancy was revealed shortly after Real Madrid player Cristiano welcomed twins, Eva and Mateo, in June. Ronaldo told the court he believed he had paid more tax than he should since he moved to Madrid eight years ago. Cristiano Ronaldo hit back at critics. Ronaldo went on to defend his agent Jorge Mendes, saying: "I pay, I want to be honest and I always pay". (more...)
Missing child alert issued for 6-year-old Lakeland boy Missing child alert issued for 6-year-old Lakeland boy
- August 05, 2017

Adam Roach is considered missing and endangered, deputies said. Adam is described by FDLE as a white boy who is 4 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 37 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a dark blue shirt covered with dinosaurs, dark blue shorts and no shoes. Judd said Adam has autism, is nonverbal, and has a hearing impairment. (more...)
United States aims for United Nations vote on Saturday on new North Korea sanctions United States aims for United Nations vote on Saturday on new North Korea sanctions
- August 05, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's comments Wednesday reassuring North Korea that Washington isn't seeking regime change or an accelerated reunification of the Korean Peninsula - comments welcomed by China's foreign minister. A second test on July 28 further raised alarm about Pyongyang's drive to develop a missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. "These sanctions are not targeted at the people of North Korea", the diplomat said. (more...)
Mueller Turns to DC Grand Jury in Russia Probe Mueller Turns to DC Grand Jury in Russia Probe
- August 05, 2017

Trump Jr. said admitted in early July he had held a meeting with Natalya Veselnitskaya in NY on June 9, 2016. Senators have warned Trump not to dismiss Mueller, and lawmakers were hoping the bills' release would communicate clear congressional opposition to such a move. (more...)
Trump 'caves in' by signing bill on anti-Russian sanctions - senator Trump 'caves in' by signing bill on anti-Russian sanctions - senator
- August 05, 2017

Even before Trump signed the measure, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia ordered the U.S.to cut its embassy and consulate workers by 755 people . "This changes the power balance in United States political circles". Mr. Trump had received the legislation at 1:53 pm on Friday, but waited until Wednesday to sign it. (more...)
Senate Democrats say 'no' to cuts for rich in GOP tax plan
- August 05, 2017

McConnell, said Republicans were planning to use "regular order" on tax legislation and the process would go through the tax writing committees in the House and Senate. Democrats are skeptical Republicans can pull that off with a tax overhaul. But even if state-level contests are small, they historically have been predictive of the national environment, said Tim Storey, elections analyst for the National Conference of State Legislatures. (more...)
US' Tillerson arrives in Philippines for ASEAN Forum US' Tillerson arrives in Philippines for ASEAN Forum
- August 05, 2017

Rappler reported Cayetano admitted that "there has to be a person, a group, an organization that will look into the concerns of North Korea, which feels that their existence is threatened". China occupies islands, islets and reclaimed land in at least seven areas of the South China Sea, and has built military-length airstrips and installed missile launchers and other military equipment in some locations, despite objections by other claimants. (more...)
White House Never Tried to Stop Transcripts Story — WashPost Reporter White House Never Tried to Stop Transcripts Story — WashPost Reporter
- August 05, 2017

Now he apparently plans to do something about it. The minister of Justice, Jeff Sessions , and the boss of the intelligence services, Dan Coats held a press conference to address the "leakage of material classified threat to national security". (more...)
Trump Blasts Russia Sanctions Bill, But Still Signs It Trump Blasts Russia Sanctions Bill, But Still Signs It
- August 05, 2017

Trump released a signing statement and press release, arguing that the measure, which limits his power to ease the sanctions , posed constitutional questions. "And I think it's also something that begins to re-establish the reputation for independence in the Department of Justice". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, travels to the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia this weekend to discuss the situation on the Korean peninsula. (more...)
Missing Modesto woman found alive in Merced County Missing Modesto woman found alive in Merced County
- August 05, 2017

Rescuers claim that Tull survived by drinking water from the cattle trough near where her phone was found, as well as by eating insects. Tull was about half a mile east of the crash site in Le Grand. "When we were treating her here we were talking to her about getting her to the hospital". An update on Tull's condition was not available Friday. Authorities had planned to scale back the search for the teacher is she wasn't found today. (more...)
Americans Still Have Obamacare, For Now
- August 05, 2017

Trump vented his frustration on Twitter Monday. "It's pretty obvious that our problem on health care was not the Democrats ". And three districts got federal prosecutors months after the president fired almost all of the US attorneys who served under Barack Obama. (more...)
Democrats drop blockade as Senate approves dozens of Trump nominations
- August 05, 2017

We've long urged Democrats and Republicans to cooperate to overhaul the law. However, Blackburn said Americans should not be frustrated with the Republican Party, but with Congress "not delivering to meet their expectations, saying legislation would be one thing and then it's not". (more...)
Oxford University murder suspect arrrested in the US Oxford University murder suspect arrrested in the US
- August 05, 2017

Lathem, 42, is a microbiology professor at Northwestern University in Chicago . The two were expected to appear in court and eventually be returned to Chicago . Officers were dispatched to the scene after an employee at the front desk in Lathem's apartment building called police to report receiving an anonymous call that a crime had been committed in Lathem's apartment. (more...)
Podesta On Election Defeat: I Lose Sleep 'Every Night' Podesta On Election Defeat: I Lose Sleep 'Every Night'
- August 05, 2017

The meeting "had nothing to do with [then-candidate Donald Trump's] rivals or the presidential election", she added. She said she sought the meeting on behalf of her client, Denis Katsyv, who has been accused of money laundering and who is the owner of Prevezon holdings. (more...)
Court: States can sue if health care subsidies cut Court: States can sue if health care subsidies cut
- August 05, 2017

He is threatening to withdraw support for one or both of the provisions. Trump tweeted last week. Health care experts say that without a repeal of new replacement for the ACA, subscribers could see a shorter enrollment period this fall and less of an outreach. (more...)
Cabinet of Pakistan PM sworn in, Khawaja Asif becomes FM
- August 05, 2017

Almost a week after Nawaz Sharif's ouster, Pakistan's new prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi created new ministries and divisions in his newly formed cabinet on Friday. Ishaq Dar will continue as finance minister whereas Pervez Malik will be the new minister for commerce in place of Khurram Dastagir Khan, who will take charge of the defence ministry. (more...)
Pressure grows for Trump to fund Obamacare subsidies
- August 05, 2017

In the other chamber of Congress, the House of Representatives, 40 Democrats and Republicans have formed a group called the Problem Solvers Caucus, which aims to come up with bipartisan solutions Obamacare's troubles. They are also at the center of a court battle between the House and the Trump administration, which inherited the lawsuit from the Obamacare administration. (more...)
Iran says nuclear deal violated by new United States sanctions
- August 05, 2017

The deal curbed Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for the removal of some sanctions, while the new measures target anyone involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and its powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps. Fishing for evidence to fine Iran for noncompliance with the nuclear agreement will not be easy, and Iran has also resorted to the UN Atomic Agency, which was put in charge of monitoring Iran's compliance with this to offset any attempt by the Trump administration to undermine the ... (more...)
President Trump supports new Senate Bill to cut legal immigration to US President Trump supports new Senate Bill to cut legal immigration to US
- August 05, 2017

A bill, endorsed by President Donald Trump , to overhaul the immigration system would cripple the nation's economy, The Washington Post said in an editorial on Wednesday. This aims to slash family immigration, which accounts for 64 percent of current legal immigration. "So that was my immediate thought", said a local man who came to the U.S.as a child. (more...)
EU Blacklists Six Russians Over Turbines to Crimea EU Blacklists Six Russians Over Turbines to Crimea
- August 05, 2017

Moscow is disappointed by "politicization of the issue reduced to an absurdity that is in fact a regular commercial dispute between economic entities". The legal action aims to stop delivery of other Siemens equipment that might be destined for Crimea and ensure that equipment already dispatched there is returned to Taman, the original destination. (more...)
Dunkin' Donuts considers dropping 'Donuts' from name Dunkin' Donuts considers dropping 'Donuts' from name
- August 05, 2017

They told the AP that the name change was "part of our efforts to reinforce that Dunkin' Donuts is a beverage-led brand and coffee leader". The Massachusetts-based company announced plans on Thursday to open a restaurant location in Pasadena, California, with the shortened name Dunkin'. (more...)