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Republican Leaders Defy Bipartisan Opposition to Health Law Repeal

Republican Leaders Defy Bipartisan Opposition to Health Law Repeal

New York Times    Politics    17 hour(s) ago
Senator Lamar Alexander gave up on his effort to shore up health care markets as his fellow Republicans pressured lawmakers to back the latest Affordable Care Act repeal. Read more

Huntsman: No question Russia interfered in US election

Huntsman: No question Russia interfered in US election

CNN    Politics    1 day(s) ago
President Donald Trump's pick for US ambassador to Russia, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, told lawmakers Tuesday that there is "no question Russia interfered in the US election last summer." Read more

Naval hospital removes staff seen in inappropriate pictures with newborns

Naval hospital removes staff seen in inappropriate pictures with newborns

Fox News    Health    1 day(s) ago
A hospital in Florida said it has identified and removed the employees who were pictured making inappropriate gestures with a newborn baby and making another one dance to a rap video. Read more

Jimmy Kimmel suggests Graham-Cassidy health care bill fails 'Kimmel Test'

Jimmy Kimmel suggests Graham-Cassidy health care bill fails 'Kimmel Test'

CNN    Politics    1 day(s) ago
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel tweeted a Washington Post editorial on Monday that argued the Senate's new health care bill fails the "Kimmel Test" -- a reference to the comedian's emotional late-night monologue about how the Affordable Care Act carried protections that helped save his son from a congenital heart defect. Read more

Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post

New York Times    Politics    1 day(s) ago
Michael L. Dourson, who has long run a premier firm for the chemical industry, is set for a confirmation hearing before a Senate panel. Read more

Los Angeles mayor thinks city might have been better off with just Rams

Los Angeles mayor thinks city might have been better off with just Rams

USA Today    Sports    1 day(s) ago
L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti said that embracing just one NFL team -- the Rams -- might have been better for the city. Read more

How Republican senators say they'll vote on Graham-Cassidy health care bill

How Republican senators say they'll vote on Graham-Cassidy health care bill

CNN    Politics    23 hour(s) ago
Republicans are in a down-to-the-wire push to repeal the Affordable Care Act one last time before the clock runs out at the end of the month, and a proposal from GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy appears to be that last effort. Read more

It's all coming down to Lisa Murkowski -- again

It's all coming down to Lisa Murkowski -- again

CNN    Politics    2 day(s) ago
Sen. Lisa Murkowski could determine the fate of the Republican Party's last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare. Read more

Senate Republicans Embrace Plan for $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut

Senate Republicans Embrace Plan for $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut

New York Times    Politics    17 hour(s) ago
Senate Republicans, abandoning a key fiscal doctrine, agreed to move ahead on a budget that would add to the federal deficit in order to pave the way for a $1.5 trillion tax cut. Read more

Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' N. Korea, calls Iran 'murderous regime'

Trump threatens to 'totally destroy' N. Korea, calls Iran 'murderous regime'

ABC News    Politics    1 day(s) ago
Trump outlined his "America first" ideology to a global audience. Read more

Senate panel calls for public hearing with Trump lawyer after closed-door meeting scrapped

Senate panel calls for public hearing with Trump lawyer after closed-door meeting scrapped

CNN    Politics    1 day(s) ago
President Donald Trump's personal attorney and longtime associate, Michael Cohen, will vigorously deny participating in any collusion with the Russians to help Trump get elected in testimony before the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday, according to a copy of his opening statement obtained by CNN. Read more

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says

The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says

CNN    Health    21 hour(s) ago
Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the threat of multidrug-resistant infections, according to a new World Health Organization report published Tuesday. Adding to the concern: It is likely that the speed of increasing resistance will outpace the slow drug development process. Read more

How Obamacare repeal came back with a fury

How Obamacare repeal came back with a fury

CNN    Politics    2 day(s) ago
Republicans have until the end of September to pass Obamacare repeal using only 50 votes, and they're moving surprisingly quickly Read more

Analysis: Trump still has no evidence that his wiretapping claim was right

Analysis: Trump still has no evidence that his wiretapping claim was right

CNN    Politics    1 day(s) ago
In the immediate aftermath of CNN's bombshell reporting Monday night that the FBI had wiretapped one-time Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Trump allies -- and some people affiliated with the WikiLeaks efforts -- argued that the reporting was proof that the President's much-covered March tweet about being wiretapped had been ... Read more

Three Democratic congressmen arrested at Trump tower Daca protests

Three Democratic congressmen arrested at Trump tower Daca protests

The Guardian    Politics    23 hour(s) ago
US representatives Raúl Grijalva, Luis Gutiérrez and Adriano Espaillat joined demonstrators in refusing to move from Fifth Avenue in New YorkThree Democratic members of Congress were arrested outside Trump Tower on Tuesday, at a protest against the president’s cancellation of protections for so-called Dreamers, undocumented migrants brought to the US ... Read more

Congressmen arrested for protesting over immigration outside Trump Tower

Congressmen arrested for protesting over immigration outside Trump Tower

CNN    Politics    23 hour(s) ago
Three congressmen were among a group of protesters arrested outside Trump Tower on Tuesday, where they were participating in a demonstration in support of immigrants and protections recently ended by the Trump administration. Read more

Senate Panel Cancels Meeting With Trump Lawyer Over Public Comments

Senate Panel Cancels Meeting With Trump Lawyer Over Public Comments

New York Times    Politics    1 day(s) ago
The lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, said the rush to presume guilt was “un-American.” Senators had asked that he not speak publicly, and they quickly shut down the meeting. Read more

Senator launches push to expel North Korea from UN

Senator launches push to expel North Korea from UN

CNN    Politics    19 hour(s) ago
North Korea should be kicked out of the United Nations, a Republican senator who is pressing other nations to support the idea told CNN on Tuesday. Read more

Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2½ months

Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2½ months

CNN    Health    1 day(s) ago
Opioid drugs -- including both legally prescribed painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs such as heroin or illicit fentanyl -- are not only killing Americans, but also shortening their overall life spans. Opioids take about 2.5 months off our lives, according to a new analysis ... Read more