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GOP senators say tough report complicates health care bill

Trump said in early May that his health care plan "guarantees" coverage for people with pre-existing conditions . The CBO specifies that these people would have difficulty getting affordable coverage "despite the additional funding that would be available". [Full Article...]

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader who calls it natural

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader who calls it natural In the NATO summit where member states' presidents and heads of government will be in attendance, it is expected that there will be discussions about topics such as the fight against terrorism, trans-Atlantic relations, the burden share among member countries and partnership with the EU. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court rules on NC re-districting

The justices found that the manner in which the North Carolina voting district boundaries were sketched violated the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law. This odd shape allowed the percentage of African-American voters in the district to grow from around 44 percent to just over 50 percent. "A precedent of this court should not be treated like a disposable household ... [Full Article...]

A look at latest legal loss for Trump travel ban

A look at latest legal loss for Trump travel ban The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th Circuit is the first appeals court to rule on the revised travel ban, which Trump's administration had hoped would avoid the legal problems that the first version encountered. The Fourth Circuit heard the case on the executive order en banc, with all of the circuit's judges, a rare step reserved for cases determined to be of exceptional importance. [Full Article...]

There's a $2 trillion oversight in Trump's budget proposal

There's a $2 trillion oversight in Trump's budget proposal Sanford told Mulvaney that the budget "assumes that the stars perfectly align" by promising an economic growth rate of 3 percent but that such an economic surge wouldn't increase inflation and bond yields. 'It appears to be the most egregious accounting error in a presidential budget in the almost 40 years I have been tracking them, ' Summers wrote in the Washington Post . [Full Article...]

Phoenix police: Comicon suspect threatened police, performer

Phoenix police: Comicon suspect threatened police, performer The man's name wasn't immediately released, but authorities said he lives in the Phoenix metro area. He was also wearing body armor under his clothes. They believe this is an isolated incident. Phoenix Comicon has also implemented other additional security measures, including metal detectors, an increased police presence, and more restricted access to certain parts of the convention. [Full Article...]

Comey to testify in public before Senate Intelligence Committee

Comey to testify in public before Senate Intelligence Committee Comey "deserves an opportunity to tell his story", according to the committee's ranking Democrat, Mark Warner of Virginia, who added: "Moreover, the American people deserve an opportunity to hear it". The White House has been thrown into turmoil by a succession of stunning allegations against the president this week, including that he may have obstructed justice by asking Comey to drop an investig... [Full Article...]

Montana candidate charged with assault

Gianforte and Democrat Rob Quist , who declined to comment, are seeking to fill the state's seat in the U.S. House left vacant when Ryan Zinke resigned to join Trump's Cabinet as secretary of the Interior Department. "Plus, Trump's budget this week shows cuts to all sorts of national spending, from agriculture subsidies to education". Instead, the win reaffirmed Montana's voters support ... [Full Article...]

Dem wants to know if Trump pressed intel chiefs

The president asked Rogers and Coats to push back on the idea that his campaign had colluded with Russian Federation shortly after then-FBI Director James Comey announced in March that the FBI was investigating the matter. Ostensibly, when Trump's one-on-ones with Comey failed to stem the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry, Trump officials tried to influence the agency by other means. [Full Article...]

Temperatures and humidity on the rise through this weekend — FIRST ALERT FORECAST

Sunday will start off OK, as skies progress from partly sunny to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and storms will pop up later in the day, mainly for Saturday evening. Expect widespread showers and thunderstorms today , with snow above 8500 ft. Winds may gust near 20 miles per hour with highs only reaching either side of 60 degrees. [Full Article...]

Trump's NATO shove 'didn't really register,' says leader he pushed

Stoltenberg said, "This will send a strong political message of NATO's commitment to the fight against terrorism and improve coordination within the Coalition". "This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States, and many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years - and not paying in those past years", Trump said. [Full Article...]

Trump, Macron handshake turns into showdown

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with French President Emmanuel Macron at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Brussels , Thursday, May 25, 2017 . Images from the photo session at the US ambassador's residence in Brussels showed Trump finally giving up, his fingers loosened while Macron is still holding on tightly. [Full Article...]

US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters The State Department issued a relatively strong statement Wednesday saying that it was "concerned by the violent incidents" involving Turkish security personnel and that the United States is "communicating our concern with the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms". [Full Article...]

GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord

GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republicans are urging the president to follow through on his campaign pledge to pull out of the Paris climate accord. For example, the Pope gave Trump copies of his published works on climate change as a parting gift following their meeting on May 24, 2017. Oreskes cited the Paris agreement's genetic predecessor-the Kyoto Protocol-as... [Full Article...]

Cardinal Dolan confident Pope 'got his points across' with Trump

Did Pope Francis suggest that Trump is "not Christian"? Mr Trump, seeming subdued, said "it is a great honour". Even when the two were sitting at the pope's desk in the presence of photographers and reporters, the pope avoided the small talk that usually occurs before the media is ushered out. [Full Article...]

Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Care Bill's Flaws

Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Care Bill's Flaws Some of the five Democrats seeking to unseat the first-term congressman were anxious to laud to the Congressional Budget Office report for pointing out concerns with the Republican plan. Still, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called the bill already approved by the House a nightmare. That means premiums would be higher under the Republican bill in 2019 (by an estimated 20%)... [Full Article...]

NC's Blue Cross seeks 22 percent hike on individual policies

NC's Blue Cross seeks 22 percent hike on individual policies What's more, Congress' ongoing and misplaced attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has further destabilized the health insurance markets, as insurers face an unclear legislative and regulatory environment moving forward. On Wednesday the Congressional Budget Office said the Republican proposal would eliminate coverage for 23 million Americans in 2026. But the company said that th... [Full Article...]

Many local Memorial Day ceremonies planned

Music will be a military medley by Dori Panthofer and Steve Jansta. Anyone wishing to assist is welcome to participate. A parade will begin at 10 a.m., will travel through downtown Mayville and will end at the Mayville Veterans Memorial on South Main Street at Ruedebusch Avenue. [Full Article...]

Subpoenas pile up for Michael Flynn's documents

Subpoenas pile up for Michael Flynn's documents The ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the panel will be issuing subpoenas to get former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 election. Flynn earlier this week invoked the Fifth Amendment and rejected the committee's subpoena for documents relating to Russian interference in the 2016 presidentia... [Full Article...]

Senate leaders await analysis of GOP health bill

The Republican-led House on May 4 narrowly approved its own legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system and dismantle major parts of the Obamacare law that was Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement. [Full Article...]


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