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Democrats & Republicans Spar over New Budget Report on Health Care

The report was released just weeks after Republicans narrowly passed a health bill through the House of Representatives. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), one of the few Senate Republicans expected to face a tough reelection contest next year, said the House bill "does not do enough to address Nevada's Medicaid population or protect Nevadans with pre-existing conditions ". [Full Article...]

Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day — Military Appreciation Month

Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day — Military Appreciation Month They shared the new Memorial Day to help unify America, not divide it. This tradition is followed with Memorial Day worship services and parades that recognize and pay tribute to the scarifies of these fearless men and women. Not only is Memorial Day a day of remembrance, but since 2000, there has been a moment of remembrance, established by Congress to put the "memorial" back in Memorial Day. [Full Article...]

Alabama-Florida State game time set, TV announced

Alabama-Florida State game time set, TV announced Mississippi State shocked me and most fans after a thrilling, 4-3 come-from-behind victory over Arkansas, and with that comes time to face the SEC champion, Florida Gators . kickoff. Also, UF announced Thursday that South Alabama has been added to its 2020 non-conference schedule as a one-time arrangement, as both teams will play each other on September 19, 2020 in The Swamp. [Full Article...]

Poll Shows Depths Of Unpopularity Of Trump And Congress Among New Yorkers

Poll Shows Depths Of Unpopularity Of Trump And Congress Among New Yorkers While President Donald Trump was making his way through a multitude of global destinations, his approval rating back home remained low. On the angst meter, 62% of Democrats said they "experience anxiety" because of the President's controversies, while only 19% of Republicans say that is the case. [Full Article...]

DeVos booed speaking at historically black university

DeVos booed speaking at historically black university At times hecklers drowned out her remarks, CNN reported . Jackson, a black Republican, defended inviting DeVos to the university and said the school supported students' rights to speak out. Students at the Florida school, upon learning DeVos had been chosen, had circulated petitions opposing her. Within hours of the announcement at the start of this month, the school in Daytona Bea... [Full Article...]

Former FBI chief James Comey to testify in Russian probe

The Senate select committee says the former director agreed to testify after May 29th. He was, and is, desperately trying to convince the American public that reports of his campaign's ties to Russian Federation - and the possibility of collusion between the two - are totally ridiculous, " fake news " in Trump's parlance. [Full Article...]

Trump Proposal For Ambitious School-Choice Expansion Unclear

Trump Proposal For Ambitious School-Choice Expansion Unclear Today, the Trump Administration released the Fiscal Year 2018 budget , which lays out a series of proposals and priorities created to ensure every student has an equal opportunity to receive a high quality education. What if they said we are not accepting African-American students, but that was okay with the state? Access to a quality education shouldn't depend on where you live, where you ... [Full Article...]

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids The amendment says that schools must provide single-occupancy bathrooms for "a student who does not wish to use the facilities designated for use or commonly used by persons of the student's biological sex". The bill's backers, which include several Christian groups, said it banned no one and had a mechanism for the state government to offer alternative adoption providers if any service is denie... [Full Article...]

Man Charged After Mocking, Assaulting Victim With Cerebral Palsy

Man Charged After Mocking, Assaulting Victim With Cerebral Palsy A Pennsylvania man reached the lowest of lows when he punched a man with cerebral palsy in the face. Authorities issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for Barry Robert Baker Jr. Hogan, district attorney for Chester County. A few minutes later, the victim walks out of the store and the suspect apparently mocks him again. 'Every decent citizen should be outraged by the defendant's conduct. [Full Article...]

House speaker rejects Trump's branding of Comey as 'nut job'

House speaker rejects Trump's branding of Comey as 'nut job' Ryan pointed out later that he personally likes Comey and feels that he was placed in no-win situations during the campaign. "He was insane, a real nutjob", Trump reportedly told Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. [Full Article...]

CBO Score Full Text: Read the Republican Health Care Bill Cost Estimate

This compares to $1,700 under Obamacare . The choice by Republican leadership in the House to pass the updated American Health Care Act (AHCA) before the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) was controversial at best. The GOP's promise that they would still cover preexisting conditions? The bill would also trim $14 billion in federal Medicaid funding from the state's budget. [Full Article...]

Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks

Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks The initial jury pool had 14 blacks among the 100 people summoned to court. Cosby's lawyers had wanted to draw the jury from an area other than Montgomery County to obtain a larger and more diverse pool. The 79-year-old black actor-comedian once known as America's Dad for his beloved portrayal of Dr. Cliff Huxtable on " The Cosby Show ", is charged with drugging and molesting a Temple Universi... [Full Article...]

Report says bill leaves 51m uninsured in 2026

The report said the House bill - named the American Health Care Act - would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion over the next decade. Two budget office reports in March on initial versions of the bill projected that 24 million people would lose coverage, and that premiums would rise over the next two years but fall by 2026. [Full Article...]

GOP rep: Sessions should have known to disclose Russia meetings

GOP rep: Sessions should have known to disclose Russia meetings CNN called it the latest example of Sessions not disclosing contacts. But spokesman Ian Prior says an Federal Bureau of Investigation employee assigned to help with the form, known as an SF-86, said those encounters didn't have to be included as routine contacts as part of Sessions' Senate job. [Full Article...]

Lieberman no longer in the running for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Lieberman no longer in the running for Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey's firing and subsequent reporting that Trump had tried to influence Comey's handling of the Trump campaign-Russia investigation was a watershed in the scandals that have plagued Trump's young presidency. Lieberman, who represented CT in the Senate as a Democrat and is now an independent, was believed to be the frontrunner for the nation's top law enforcement job. [Full Article...]

Clemens' 2 home runs lift Texas past Oklahoma 8-4

Clemens' 2 home runs lift Texas past Oklahoma 8-4 The Mountaineers began Big 12 play by winning two out of three games at Baylor (34-19, 12-12). If the Longhorns win tonight, they will play the victor of TCU vs. Battenfield, who was starting his first game since May 14 against Baylor, earned his first win as a starter since April 23, when OSU won in Lubbock, Texas, 3-1. [Full Article...]

Racial slurs hurled at lawmaker after calling for Trump's impeachment

Racial slurs hurled at lawmaker after calling for Trump's impeachment People briefed on the legal discussions also revealed that White House officials believe the President has the backing of Republican allies in Congress and that impeachment is not in the cards. Al Green held a town hall meeting Saturday and played recordings of several threatening voicemails left at his offices. It is perspicuous", Green said, adding later: "We can not allow this to go unchec... [Full Article...]

Key benchmarks in President Donald Trump's budget

And Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) said, "The president may actually have the unintended effect of bringing Democrats and Republicans together against this irresponsible budget". Several GOP lawmakers also complained that the administration made little or no effort to consult with them before putting forward a roster of cuts that Congress would clearly find unacceptable. [Full Article...]

Q2 Weather: Showers and breezy today

Q2 Weather: Showers and breezy today Borremans said skies over Madison should be cloudy Tuesday , mostly cloudy Wednesday , mostly sunny Thursday , mostly cloudy Friday , mostly to partly sunny Saturday , and mostly cloudy Saturday through next Tuesday , with highs near 61, 60, 70, 72, 77, 72, 67 and 64, and overnight lows around 49, 47, 51, 52, 57, 54, 51 and 49. [Full Article...]

Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move

Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move Texas Senate Bill 1588 (SB 1588), which would have eliminated mandatory safety inspections for motor vehicles registered in the state, did not make it out of the Texas House of Representatives this legislative session. The legislation now returns to the House, which previously passed the measure banning all, not only intentional, drone flights over such facilities. [Full Article...]


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