Saturday June 24-th, 2017

Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

That includes over $140 million for the 2016 election cycle. Yet neither Ossoff's campaign nor the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee attempted to tie Republican victor Karen Handel to Trump in a television ad even once. It's not fai...

White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

By a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent, the former Georgia secretary of state defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff , a political newcomer who sought to wrest control of a suburban Atlanta district that has elected Republicans to Congress since the 1970...

Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill

This week he called for a health plan "with heart". American Nurses Association President Pamela Cipriano holds up a list of essential health benefits as she discusses the effects of the proposed Republican healthcare legislation on familie...

Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill' Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

Obama urged Republicans on Capitol Hill to not simply be driven by meeting a campaign promise, but to instead think about the potential for millions of Americans to lose their insurance. Nichols said the Senate bill restricts the annual growth rate i...

Warmbier's death looms over US-China talks on North Korea

Trump has held high hopes for greater cooperation from China to exert influence over North Korea, leaning heavily on Chinese President Xi Jinping for his assistance. Tillerson said the two countries must step up efforts to help to curtail these sou...

Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

Unlike the recent House bill, it would also keep more protections for people with pre-existing conditions . Less than two weeks after the inauguration, Obama issued a forceful statement condemning the administration's efforts to ban people from se...

Implications For Texas As Supreme Court Considers Gerrymandering Case Implications For Texas As Supreme Court Considers Gerrymandering Case

That court said Wisconsin lawmakers redrew the state's legislative districts after the 2010 census to unlawfully maximize the number of Republicans elected and dilute the power of Democratic voters. Citizen Action of Wisconsin released a statement...

How Close Were Georgia And South Carolina Election's? How Close Were Georgia And South Carolina Election's?

The matchup between Handel and Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District had become a proxy for the national political atmosphere and a test of GOP strength early in Trump's presidency, prompting record-breaking spending. "At what point is t...

Georgia 6th: What they are saying about Handel's win

Handel's tough race, combined with closer-than-usual GOP House victories in Kansas , Montana and SC, suggests Trump will dominate the coming election cycle, forcing Republicans to make peace with him, for better or worse. However, Republi...

Kane Williamson named 12th man as Pakistan dominate Champions Trophy team Kane Williamson named 12th man as Pakistan dominate Champions Trophy team

The Champions Trophy could be scrapped to create space for more World Twenty20 competitions, according to ICC chief executive David Richardson . Mohammed Amir, returning after his back spasms, proved once again why he is one of the finest pace...

Trump slams Ossoff, praises Handel in tweets Trump slams Ossoff, praises Handel in tweets

By May 31, Ossoff raised about $23.6 million, while Handel had raised about $4.5 million. While many saw the runoff election in Georgia to be a referendum of Trump's presidency, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer disagreed. And Alabama...

In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

But on the Sunday talk shows, his lawyer Jay Sekulow said that the president's Tweet was in response to a Washington Post story quoting unnamed sources and that the problem was Twitter's strict limit on characters. Adam SchiffAdam SchiffM...

Senate Passes New Iran Sanctions Bill 98-2 Senate Passes New Iran Sanctions Bill 98-2

Also included in the bill is an amendment strengthening sanctions for Russian officials who support cyberattacks against the USA and its allies. Sens. Capitol Police force, while they practiced for a congressional baseball game in Alexandria, Virgi...

May earmarks relief money for London fire victims; death toll at 30

Residents who survived said they warned the building's manager about fire hazards for years but were ignored. Every family whose home was destroyed in the Grenfell Tower fire will receive a down-payment of at least £5,500 on Monday.

Forget group win over Pakistan, India's Virat Kohli warns before final Forget group win over Pakistan, India's Virat Kohli warns before final

They also have a well-balanced attack, with new-ball bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah supported by contrasting spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin and left-armer Ravindra Jadeja, with the like of Kedar Jadhav, as he showed against Bang...

Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise' Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who was at Wednesday's practice and gave medical help after the shooting, said it would have "been awful" if the game had been canceled, and said Scalise would want it to go on. "We all owe Steve a big, big thank you". "...

Director: 'Wonder Woman' a 'hero' for all Director: 'Wonder Woman' a 'hero' for all

Also, I hope we get to see Gadot's versatility in other films since Wonder Woman will obviously open up the door for her to pursue almost any project she wishes. I made Wonder Woman . Hopefully, Jenkins will be bringing her enthusiasm to a ...

Tower Block Fire Survivors Storm London Town Hall

Professor Geoff Gibson at Newcastle University, who has advised the US Navy and the oil and gas industry on the use of fire-resistant materials, said those buildings must now be made safe. Pictures showing the charred insides of a flat in the tower b...

Britain says no European Union exit deal unless future relationship taken into account Britain says no European Union exit deal unless future relationship taken into account

On a visit to Paris on Tuesday evening where she met with French President Emmanuel Macron , May described the talks as "productive". "We know each other and we understand each other", she said. "The Labour Party stands ready to offer strong and...

Tillerson cancels trip to Mexico to work on Qatar crisis

Qatar's ambassador to the United States, Meshal Hamad al-Thani, posted a picture of the signing ceremony on Twitter. The Pentagon issued a press statement saying the sale would increase US-Qatari security cooperation. To consolidate his grip on ...

7 takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate 7 takeaways from Jeff Sessions' testimony before the Senate

But he said essentially that he was flustered by a question from Sen. But by then he was already under an ethical cloud because he had told lawmakers at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign ....

UK Labour Leader Corbyn: 'I Can Still Be Prime Minister' UK Labour Leader Corbyn: 'I Can Still Be Prime Minister'

Despite May's business-as-usual tone, some senior Conservative figures were openly questioning how long she could remain as party leader. DUP leader Arlene Foster told a news conference later that her party will begin discussions with the Tories, s...

Jeff Sessions: Trump's attorney general to testify in public on Russian Federation

Sessions , an early and ardent supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, would be the highest government official to testify before the Senate intelligence committee in its probe of allegations that Russian Federation may h...

Defiant May vows to stay on despite UK election blow Defiant May vows to stay on despite UK election blow

Angela Merkel has said Brexit negotiations should go ahead as scheduled in nine days' time - despite the United Kingdom being plunged into political turmoil by the general election. "It was a self-inflicted error, a self-inflicted wound and it was ...

Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

Together, the two parties will have a narrow majority in Parliament. British Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to form a government that will provide "certainty" and guide the country through Brexit , after voters delivered her party a hu...

Election 2017: Hung parliament would be a blow to Brexit negotiations

Britain's Brexit Secretary David Davis told BBC Radio 4 Monday that exit negotiations with the European Union will start June 19 as planned, despite the Conservative Party's poor showing in last week's general election. Mrs May, who ha...

British PM May says will govern with British PM May says will govern with "friends" for successful Brexit deal

With media asking whether May could remain in Downing Street after her electoral humiliation, ministers said now was not the time for the further uncertainty that a party leadership contest would bring. MARTIN: But she is talking to a party out in No...

CT 2017: Graeme Smith disappointed with South Africa's performance CT 2017: Graeme Smith disappointed with South Africa's performance

Junaid Khan earlier struck in his second over to dismiss opener Gunathilaka cheaply, after Pakistan won the toss and made a decision to bowl first in the last Champions Trophy group match . South Africa responded with back-to-back maiden overs...

Dublin warns May over DUP coalition Dublin warns May over DUP coalition

Her supporters say she is one of the few senior Tories able to connect to young voters. Stepping in to defend the prime minister, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Osborne - who was sacked by May and has since resigned as a lawmaker to edit The...

Britain's May seeks deal with Northern Irish party to cling to power Britain's May seeks deal with Northern Irish party to cling to power

The two parties are expected to produce a "programme for government". After frantic consultations with DUP leader Arlene Foster, the Prime Minister headed to Buckingham Palace to seek the formal permission of the Queen to form a new government, r...

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