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President Trump appears to dispute Russian interference in 2016 election


Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before the House Intelligence Committee in an open hearing in the US Capitol Visitors Center June 21, 2017 in Washington , DC. "It's all a big Dem HOAX! " he wrote . Johnson told the House Intelligence Committee outright that the Russians failed to alter "ballots, ballot counts or reporting of election results". Read More »

Senate Health Bill Would Revamp Medicaid, Alter ACA Guarantees, Cut Premium Support

If passed in its current form, the Senate bill would greatly weaken Medicaid , the federal-state program that provides insurance to almost 69 million people , more than any other government or private program. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer blasted the new bill as "heartless", warning it would eventually cut Medicaid even more steeply than the House legislation. Read More »

Nearly 500 dead in month of US-led Syria strikes: monitor


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a United Kingdom -based monitoring group that has an extensive network of contacts on the ground in Syria, said the toll was more than double the month prior and the highest for a single month since raids began in September 2014. Read More »

Fact Check: Is Karen Handel Georgia's First Female Representative?


On Tuesday evening, the latest hopes for a new Democratic rise to power was dashed in Georgia as Democratic insurgent candidate Jon Ossoff conceded defeat to Republican victor Karen Handel. Democrats have spun stories that are not working to draw voters to them. In Atlanta, ads from Congressional Leadership Fund that tied Democrat Jon Ossoff to Pelosi blanketed the airwaves. Read More »

Belgian court finds princesses guilty of abusing servants


Myria, a Belgian rights group which helped bring the case to court, said the importance of Friday's judgement "can hardly be overstated". Police raided the then Conrad Hotel in 2008 where princess Sheikha Hamda Al-Nahyan, 64, and her seven daughters had rented the entire 4th floor for a few months. Read More »

Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

But there is one particular person amongst the diverse group Pastor Hill was speaking on behalf of; her own daughter who suffers from a rare type of cancer. More significantly, ends Medicaid's longtime status as an open-ended entitlement, with Washington paying a share of what each state spends. Patty Murray of Washington, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Read More »

US Russia probe wants Comey recordings


It's easy to understand why Trump would want the public to know that he isn't under investigation. Others may yet realize that being in a closed room with Trump can be morally suffocating. His lawyer said the President "never, in form or substance, directed or suggested that Mr Comey stop investigating anyone". "It is very inappropriate though for a president to be able to say to the director of the FBI, 'Hey, I hope you can let this go", the senator said paraphrasing the President's ... Read More »

NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind meets Fmr PM Atal Behari Vajpayee


It remains to be seen if BSP, which has also said that it can not oppose a Dalit candidate unless the opposition has a more popular Dalit nominee, attends the opposition meeting. The total value of MP votes of the UPA is 10,620. Halfway mark comes to 5,49,452. Most of the 18 opposition parties, which had come together for the objective of the presidential election, and had met on June 14, are now scheduled to meet again at the Parliament Annexe tomorrow (June 22), and this time Congress ... Read More »

US Strikes on Syrian Jet, Drone Mean 'Open Complicity With Terrorists' - Moscow

The Syrian conflict has transformed from a civil war to a more complex battle involving global players and their proxies. The last time Russian Federation threatened to cut off the deconfliction line was in April, when the USA launched missiles at a Syrian airbase in what ultimately amounted to a warning shot in retaliation for Assad's continued use of chemical weapons. Read More »

Tax cuts for rich are part of the Senate GOP health bill

The Senate's plan , like one passed by the House of Representatives, rolls back numerous provisions of Obamacare , including taking deep cuts from Medicaid program. The draft bill comes nearly two months after the House passed its own measure. Medicaid - the program created to help poor Americans get healthcare - will stop being expanded by 2021, meaning millions of them will not be able to access treatment. Read More »

Nathaniel Chalobah eyes more prominent role in second full season at Chelsea


It would be an incredible achievement to win both. Asked what he has done with his medal, he said: "I didn't give it away, I'll tell you that!" "It's down to us and I don't think it's about complacency because we've only won one game". "We've just got to kick on from there now and be positive". Blues boss Antonio Conte continued to place trust in him and he made a total of 15 appearances last term, including 10 in the league. Read More »

Elections not so special for Democrats

Even Democrats that distance themselves from Pelosi, however, find that her reputation can still be a thorn in their side. Pelosi "consistently polls very unfavorably", said John Rogers, the executive director of the National Republican Congressional Committee - the House GOP's campaign arm. Read More »

European Union leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration


Economic reality is catching up with the United Kingdom , where it is becoming clear that leaving the European Union will lead to lower living standards, according to billionaire investor George Soros . M. Barnier also sought to emphasise the constructive nature of the discussions. Barnier said the two sides will have one week of negotiation every month, and use the time in between to work on proposals and exchange them. Read More »

Trump Gives Dems Some Advice After Special Election Losses


We already knew the race, which pitted Democrat Jon Ossoff against Republican Karen Handel , would come down to a few thousand votes after an absurd amount of money was spent on the election. "We're moving in the right direction", she told CNN. "That's the most important part". "I think you'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top", Rep. Read More »

Dems Turn On Nancy Pelosi After Ossoff Loss

Fox News reported that a source close to the House Minority Leader said that the criticism of her does bother her because it's coming from all sides. Warner responded to President Donald Trump's tweet that there are no recordings of his private conversations with fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey , saying, "This administration never ceases to amaze me". Read More »

Expansion draft roundup: Vegas' roster begins to take shape


Vegas agreed to take on the contract of 32-year-old defenceman Clayton Stoner, who was limited to 14 games because of injury last year, and ignore prized defenceman Josh Manson. But in theory, it's also enough time for the first batch of draft picks to develop into National Hockey League players . What they don't have is the game-changing playmakers and goal-scorers that separate decent teams from great ones, but they've got a plan for that, too: Vegas will add even more top-shelf ... Read More »

UAE warns Qatar to accept demands or face 'divorce'


Riyadh has said the vessel, seized last Friday , was carrying explosives and those captured meant to conduct a "terrorist act" in Saudi territorial waters. Qatar is still gauging its response, but the list appears to be far from the "reasonable and actionable" proposals that Tillerson had called for on June 21. Read More »

Israeli settlement construction in West Bank rises by 70%

The Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, with its capital in East Jerusalem, and also claim historical and political links to the land. Kushner touched down Wednesday for meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas . The Palestinians, meanwhile, have rejected Netanyahu's demands to recognize Israel's Jewish identity. Read More »

No difference between good and bad terrorists, India tells BRICS


Without naming Pakistan , India on Monday said there is no difference between good and bad terrorists and urged BRICS member countries to step up the fight against terrorism. "Each of the BRICS countries has its distinct strength in sports activities and profound culture of traditional sports", said Song Luzeng, Secretary General of the Chinese Olympic Committee, "Sport, as an global language, will unite the youth together for the brighter future of BRICS countries". Read More »

Loss in Georgia underscores Democratic Party's challenges

Democrats convinced themselves that neophyte politician Jon Ossoff had a chance to win in Georgia's 6th District, which would have seriously hampered Trump's agenda, and so they dumped an unbelievable amount of money into the race - almost enough to buy every Ossoff voter an Apple Watch. Read More »