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GOP winning streak continues in Georgia

After a bit of crowing about the failure of "fake news", big-spending candidates and a shout-out to Fox News, President Donald Trump offered: "Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on Healthcare, Tax Cuts, Security". Read More »

A weakening Cindy heads inland, spreading rain far and wide

John Bel Edwards said in Baton Rouge. Meanwhile, the Gulf Coast was still suffering from the effects of Cindy, a former tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico that crawled ashore early Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas state line. McGill reported from New Orleans. But when the researchers overlaid national data on land cover, flood hazard, and population onto the U.S.as a whole, they found something alarming. Read More »

Fireworks explode when Chris Wallace confronts top Trump attorney about FBI investigation

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Sekulow ended up contradicting both himself and Trump, in a debate with Fox News host Chris Wallace over whether Trump was actually under investigation. Also Read: Trump to Democrats Over Georgia Loss: 'Obstruction Doesn't Work!' Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally, said the president's tweet seemingly acknowledging that he's under investigation wasn't helpful. Read More »

Pres. Trump Congratulates Republicans for Special Election Wins

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The special elections have been held in Kansas , Montana, Georgia and SC, districts that are heavily conservative. BENNETT: That's New York Congressman Joe Crowley. That's the most important part. While Republicans have mocked Pelosi's leadership in the past - the Republican National Committee sarcastically endorsed Pelosi for minority leader a year ago - the party's successful strategy of linking Democratic congressional hopefuls to the unpopular minority leader has caused ... Read More »

China needs to put 'much greater pressure' on North Korea

China and the USA agree that North Korea's nuclear program represents a major threat to peace and security and has called for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, the U.S. "China is fearful of the collapse of the North Korean regime for a range of reasons, including refugees and the economic implications for itself, but also it doesn't want a Korean peninsula that is unified under USA leadership", Hannah said. Read More »

Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela: Pelosi 'doesn't help our candidates'

Steny Hoyer of Maryland, told reporters "I understand that she is intending to stay" and added "I don't think anybody is going to impeach her ". "Well, I'm a master legislator". Rice's criticisms have been joined by a couple other Democrats. She added: "Every action has a reaction, I try to say that to them". I have enormous respect for her . Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency boss held secret talks with Syrian intel chief

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The phone conversation between Central Intelligence Agency boss Mike Pompeo and Syria's Ali Mamlouk occurred in February, the New York Times reported, citing unidentified United States officials. The CIA declined to comment. Later on, video footage emerged showing him blindfolded and surrounded by militants. Syria has firmly denied the unsubstantiated claims by the White House that Tice was being held by the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Read More »

Democrats' real problem is that Nancy Pelosi is their true face

Kathleen Rice and a group of Democrats met privately Thursday to brainstorm ways to replace the Democratic House leader. Those involved in the discussions described them as preliminary among like-minded lawmakers. "Obviously people are very concerned about where we are and they want to have a conversation about where we need to be", Rep. Tim Ryan of OH told reporters about why the group got together. Read More »

North Korea conducts another rocket engine test

Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff also said the military is keeping a close watch on the North amid reports that Pyongyang has conducted a further rocket engine test geared towards a possible launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the USA mainland. Read More »

Trump's new idea: a 'solar wall' on Mexican border

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The country's response came just hours after Trump fired off his post , blaming the drug trade for the increase in violence south of the USA and using the issue to reference his campaign promise to build a border wall. He touched on crime and law enforcement, terrorism, jobs, immigration and infrastructure. Trump slammed Democrats as obstructionists opposing his agenda, calling them "unbelievably nasty, really, really nasty". Read More »

Senate health care bill includes deep cuts to Medicaid

The Senate bill puts the burden back on states to make up the cost, something that could be tough in Colorado, where voters have to approve all tax increases. Despite celebrating its passage at the time , the president later privately branded " mean " a version approved last month in the Republican-led House of Representatives, according to congressional sources. Read More »

Air Force 'doomsday' planes damaged in tornado

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The airplanes are created to maintain all communications, including with the country's nuclear missile silos and nuclear submarines, in the event of an attack. The counting continues but officials say that according to preliminary estimates, Offutt Air Force Base is recovering from facility and infrastructure storm damages in the range of $7 million to $10 million. Read More »

Scalise no longer in ICU

The Wisconsin Republican says Scalise is craving updates on work as he recovers at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. "He remains in fair condition as he continues an extended period of healing and rehabilitation", the statement said. The round fragmented and did substantial damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels. Once at the hospital, he underwent immediate surgery and a second procedure to stop bleeding. Read More »

The Senate's health care bill

The survey also found that large shares of the public, and majorities of people in both major political parties, supported the federal government barring health insurers from charging people with pre-existing health conditions more money for their coverage , and requiring that insurance plans cover a certain minimum set of health benefits. Read More »

Ouch! If it becomes law, Senate's healthcare overhaul is going to hurt

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Bill Walker addresses reporters during a news conference in Juneau, Alaska. On Facebook, Obama said at the heart of the bill was "fundamental meanness". It would also allow states to add work requirements for some of the 70 million Americans who depend on the program. They also face pressure from senators who are anxious the legislation cuts too deeply into Medicaid. Read More »

Scalise upgraded to fair condition

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Slater said it did not appear to be a " hit list ", though Hodgkinson had done "cursory" searches of at least two of the politicians on his list. The sheriff said deputies arrived to find Hodgkinson with a hunting rifle on his property where he was apparently engaged in target practice. Read More »

11 dead in Balochistan bombing, Pak blames India for attack

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Officials at the city's Civil Hospital said at least 13 people were killed and around 20 injured, mostly by shrapnel. Asad Mansoor, the militants' spokesman, vowed more such attacks as part of the extremist group's campaign aimed at imposing Islamic laws in the country. Read More »

Nevada's Heller becomes 5th GOP senator opposed to health bill

Rand Paul, who has rejected the plan along with fellow Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Ron Johnson, said fundamental problems remained that would leave taxpayers subsidizing health insurance companies. The most controversial aspect of the Senate proposal likely will be the cuts to the Medicaid program, which offers coverage to lower-income Americans. Read More »

United States would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

Iran and Russian Federation are engaged in anti-terrorist operations inside Syria under the direct permission of the government in Damascus. The United States military has been recently forced to repeatedly fire on Iranian-backed Shiite militias fighting on behalf of Assad in Syria to keep them away from American troops. Read More »

Angela Merkel calls UK Brexit offer 'good start'

May threw her chips on the table overnight at an European Union leaders' summit in Brussels, describing it as "a fair and serious offer". When a BBC news reporter asked if he had gained an impression of the UK's negotiating stance after a day of talks, Jean-Claude Juncker simply replied: "No", before walking away. Read More »

At least 11 killed in twin blasts in Pakistan

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An official from Baluchistan's bomb disposal unit said the auto had contained up to 95 kg of explosives . The death from a suicide auto bombing in Balochistan provincial capital Quetta city has climbed to 13 as the authorities are saying that 19 others were also wounded. Read More »

EU chief says British plan is below expectations

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Mrs May acknowledged this as she arrived for the second day of the summit. The UK's view is that British courts should have jurisdiction. Macron said it is for Barnier to examine the offer. The EU leaders have set two other priorities for the negotiations. Donald Tusk , president of the European Council, has said that her offer is " below our expectations and risks worsening the situation for our citizens". Read More »

At least 30 dead, 100 injured in twin explosions in Parachinar

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He says authorities are transporting the dead and wounded to hospitals. No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the region has been battered by bitter sectarian violence, in which Sunni militant groups have targeted Pakistan's minority Shiite Muslims in the area. Read More »