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Senate GOP's "skinny repeal" bill dies in middle-of-the-night vote

Senate GOP's It wasn't immediately clear if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would seek to try again with yet another version or abandon the effort. Repeal-and-replace has been a guiding star for Republicans ever since President Barack Obama enacted the law in 2010. [Full Article...]

If Trump Fires Sessions He Shouldn't Expect Senate Cooperation

If Trump Fires Sessions He Shouldn't Expect Senate Cooperation He added that Trump "wants all of us to do our jobs and that's what I intend to do". Congressional Republicans have rallied around Sessions, a former senator from Alabama, and expressed mortification at the humiliation visited on him by Trump in several interviews and a series of tweets . [Full Article...]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tour flood-hit Assam on August 1

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tour flood-hit Assam on August 1 Rijiju rejected charge of bias in extending central assistance to the flood-affected states in the form of rescue teams and relief funds, brought up earlier by MPs like Madhusudhan Mistry (Congress) during discussion on the calling attention motion on flood situation in the country, saying that NDRF had been instructed not to delay relief on account of "human error". [Full Article...]

Which Republicans Voted Against Obamacare 'Skinny Repeal'?

Which Republicans Voted Against Obamacare 'Skinny Repeal'? Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska joined Democrats in opposing the health care overhaul. Mr. McCain , who travelled from Arizona immediately after a surgery to remove a brain tumour last week, walked into the chamber at 1.29 am on Friday, and voted "no" with a thumbs down sign. [Full Article...]

Palestinians pray outside holy site after Israeli restrictions

Palestinians pray outside holy site after Israeli restrictions Once the security measures were removed, Muslim leaders told worshippers to return to pray at al Aqsa mosque in the compound. "Thousands of others prayed in the streets around the Old City of Jerusalem after they were prevented from entering the holy compound", he added. [Full Article...]

US Senate fails to pass Obamacare repeal legislation

US Senate fails to pass Obamacare repeal legislation McCain had just been diagnosed with brain cancer. McCain joined two other Republicans, Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME), with his vote against the repeal. The "skinny bill" strategy emerged after Republicans barely succeeded earlier this week in opening debate on health legislation in the narrowly divided Senate, winning the procedural vote to do so thanks only to Vice President ... [Full Article...]

North Korea fires another ICBM missile

North Korea fires another ICBM missile New Zealand Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee on Saturday (NZT) denounced the test. Experts say North Korea now is known to have the capability to send missiles to all of South Korea, Japan, as well as to Guam. "We assess that this missile was an intercontinental ballistic missile , as had been expected", Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said. South Korea has requested additional miss... [Full Article...]

Trump rails against Senate rules in wake of health care defeat

Trump rails against Senate rules in wake of health care defeat Republican lawmakers said they remained committed to replacing Obamacare. John McCain , R-Ariz., shockingly bucked his party and voted against a scaled-down repeal bill that emerged as the Senate's last-ditch effort. In a statement released early this morning, Johnson said he was "disappointed not only in the failure to pass legislation to begin to fix the damage done by Obamacare, but also i... [Full Article...]

Trump Announces Chief Of Staff Reince Priebus Is Out Via Twitter

Trump Announces Chief Of Staff Reince Priebus Is Out Via Twitter Trump thanked him for his service and "dedication to his country". Within a week of his hiring, Scaramucci publicly questioned Priebus and his loyalty to the president, giving aggressive media interviews that appeared to finger the chief of staff as a leaker. [Full Article...]

President Trump announces in tweet he has new Chief of Staff

President Trump announces in tweet he has new Chief of Staff The president has been constantly pressurizing Priebus, giving him several deadlines to get the White House in order. As the two openly feuded, the White House did little to tamp down the controversy. "We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!" Both during the 2016 U.S. presidential race and after Trump's victory a number of media outlets and USA politicians, such as former preside... [Full Article...]

Iranian Parliament's Committee Approves Countermeasures Plan to US Sanctions

Iranian Parliament's Committee Approves Countermeasures Plan to US Sanctions This incident followed further confrontation in the Gulf when a US naval vessel fired warning shots at a Guards vessel as it closed in on the American boat, USA officials said Tuesday. In Tehran , Iran, on Wednesday, the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have cleared that if the United States legislation imposed its new laws on missiles, then Iran will also impose its ballistic missile program... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation suspends USA embassy use of diplomatic properties in Moscow

Russian Federation is retaliating against the U.S. Congress for approving sanctions. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call later on Friday that Moscow was forced to respond to what he described as "illegal sanctions against Russia , libelous statements against it, a massive expulsion of diplomats and expropriation of our diplomatic... [Full Article...]

White House: Trump intends to sign bill on new sanctions against Russian Federation

White House: Trump intends to sign bill on new sanctions against Russian Federation Embassy's recreation retreat. But the Kremlin's hopes for better relations under Trump haven't materialized as the probes of alleged Russian meddling in the US vote have widened in recent months. Trump now faces an even tougher decision. But Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said that would be a serious mistake and called Scaramucci's remark an "off-handed comment". [Full Article...]

Ex-Wisconsin military who are transgender worry about ban

Ex-Wisconsin military who are transgender worry about ban Dunford was not aware that Trump was going to announce the ban, a US official said. President Donald Trump's sudden ban of transgenders serving in the military may have been stratagem aimed at removing obstacles from defense spending bills, Politico reported Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump pushes out Priebus, names DHS' Kelly WH chief of staff

Pres. Trump pushes out Priebus, names DHS' Kelly WH chief of staff He also saluted Mr Priebus, the chief of staff he had just pushed out, saying: "I would like to thank Reince Priebus for his service and dedication to his country. The chief of staff still fell out of favor with Trump, who watched policy losses pile up despite Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress. [Full Article...]

Trump intends to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill: White House

Trump intends to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill: White House 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. [Full Article...]

New White House chief of staff is battle-toughened leader

New White House chief of staff is battle-toughened leader Reince Priebus , the recently ousted White House chief of staff , told Fox News' Sean Hannity in an interview on Friday that his resignation is a chance for President Donald Trump to reset his administration , which he said is "actually a good thing". [Full Article...]

Priebus says Trump sought a different direction

Priebus says Trump sought a different direction Both the White House and multiple Russian officials have refuted the allegations of collusion, and Moscow has repeatedly denied it interfered in the 2016 U.S. His exit appeared inevitable when Mr Trump did not intervene as his new communications director Anthony Scaramucci publicly described Priebus as a "paranoid schizophrenic" . [Full Article...]

WH Communications Director Unleashes On Chief Of Staff

WH Communications Director Unleashes On Chief Of Staff In spite of openly disagreeing with Trump a few times throughout Trump's haphazard 2016 campaign - in May, he demanded the then-candidate "change his tone" - Trump announced Priebus as his chief of staff shortly after his November win. [Full Article...]

Arrests in Sydney related to possible plane bomb plot

Arrests in Sydney related to possible plane bomb plot Australian authorities have stopped a terrorist plot to "bring down an airplane", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Sunday, with four people arrested in raids in Sydney. Australian security officials are said to have prevented at least 12 extremist attacks on home soil since September 2014. Both Turnbull's office and the AFP declined to provide further information as the raids were still in... [Full Article...]


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