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USA Montana GOP candidate accused of body slamming journalist, sheriff investigating
Author: 0 Montana GOP candidate accused of body slamming journalist, sheriff investigating

Republican Greg Gianforte , a USA congressional candidate, faces misdemeanor assault charges after scuffling with a reporter who asked him a question about health care. House Speaker Paul Ryan is calling for the Republican candidate in Montana's special House election to apologize after allegedly attacking a reporter and getting charged with assault.

USA 'Drive out' extremists: Trump to Middle East
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This is a battle between good and evil", the US President added . "From Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds, arms and trains terrorists, militias and other extremist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the region", Trump said in his speech .

USA Another bad budget from Trump targets the poor
Author: 0 Another bad budget from Trump targets the poor

But to some experts, Trump's budget looks more like a cost shift from the federal government to the states and to people now benefiting from coverage expansions in the Obama years. Through a mix of the House-passed ObamaCare repeal bill and a new set of rules and requirements, the budget proposal cuts more than $1.4 trillion from Medicaid, the healthcare program for the poor and disabled.

USA Caroline Kennedy says she's missed JFK every day of her life
Author: 0 Caroline Kennedy says she's missed JFK every day of her life

Kennedy, 59, recalled hiding under father's desk in the Oval Office, and spoke about the generation her father inspired, Today reported. Caroline Kennedy's children, Tatiana, Rose and Jack Kennedy Schlossberg also shared their thoughts in the video .

Author: 0 Minnesota to play Providence in Gavitt Tipoff Games

John's during the 2017-18 campaign, as both schools are in the Advocare Invitational in Orlando, Fla., the following week. In other match-ups, Purdue faces Marquette, Maryland hosts Butler, Northwestern hosts Creighton, Indiana heads to Seton Hall, St.

Author: 0 Ariana Grande concert attack: 119 wounded, 64 people still hospitalized

The police, Downing Street and the Home Office refused to comment on the BBC report , but Theresa May will confront Donald Trump about the leaks - including crime scene photographs - when she meets him at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday.

Author: 0 23M would lose health insurance under GOP bill: CBO

The agency reports that the bill could destabilize individual insurance markets in some states, leaving unhealthy Americans unable to buy insurance. Democratic lawmakers have attacked the changes, maintaining they are created to victimize people with serious health problems that require expensive medical care.

USA Trump's budget director defends spending cuts, growth projection
Author: 0 Trump's budget director defends spending cuts, growth projection

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney appeared in front of the House Budget Committee on Wednesday, and the stark differences in the way Democrats, congressional Republicans and the Trump administration view government spending became clear within the first 15 minutes.

Author: 0 CBO: Republicans' AHCA Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured

And in the places that opt to jettison the law's protections, premiums would vary widely based on a consumer's health status and the benefits provided in the policy. It shows that the act would reduce premium costs. But that would be partly because policies would typically provide fewer benefits and sicker people would be priced out, it concluded.

Author: 0 Reporter alleges attack by Montana GOP hopeful

And a Fox News reporter who witnessed the incident said Jacobs was not physically aggressive. Audio allegedly captures the exchange between Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte and Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs , who claims he was " body slammed " by the candidate.

Author: 0 Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies

On May 15, House Speaker Paul Ryan , architect of the health-care bill, campaigned with Handel and said the GOP needed her help to repeal the Affordable Care Act . The House version would end in 2020 the extra federal payments that states get under Obama's law for expanding Medicaid to additional people. Without the payments, Republicans could be blamed for a mass exodus of insurers from the Obamacare marketplace next year, potentially leaving many of their constituents without any ...

USA Meteorologists confirm multiple tornadoes in North Carolina
Author: 0 Meteorologists confirm multiple tornadoes in North Carolina

Emergency crews on the scene at Baity Road in Yadkin County following reports of a tornado touchdown there on Wednesday. No serious injuries were reported. One person in a neighborhood near the school was hurt, with damage reported to about 10 homes on Baity Road in the campus vicinity. He could not confirm reports of people being trapped in damaged structures.

USA Trump's budget director defends plans to cut social programs
Author: 0 Trump's budget director defends plans to cut social programs

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had expected the government to hit the legally mandated debt ceiling - now about $20.1 trillion - in early September. "And we [will] continue to do it like that", he said. "If I don't have my Q and B, I don't think I can afford my secondary", McAdams said. Idaho would lose funding for special education and Title I programs for high-poverty schools.

Author: 0 House GOP health bill projection: 23 million more uninsured

In some regions, people with pre-existing medical conditions and others who were seriously ill "would ultimately be unable to purchase" robust coverage at premiums comparable to today's prices, "if they could purchase at all", the report said .

Author: 0 Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia

Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told reporters that the vote to leave subpoena decisions up to him and Vice Chairman Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) was unanimous. Likely the subpoenas there are aimed at getting a peek into Flynn's books. Flynn has previously sought immunity from "unfair prosecution" to cooperate with the committee.

Author: 0 Live Decision Desk results from the Montana special election

In an audio recording posted by The Guardian , the reporter asks the congressional candidate about the health care bill. In a statement , Shane Scanlon, a spokesman for Gianforte's campaign , alleged that Jacobs started the kerfuffle when he crashed an interview Gianforte was preparing to give to another outlet.

Author: 0 Democrats hope to send Trump, Republicans a message in Montana vote

They say that "Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him...then began punching the man, as he moved on top of the reporter and began yelling". Gianforte's spokesman, Shane Scanlon, released a statement alleging that Jacobs had approached the candidate aggressively and without permission. And yet today, it is easy to find folks throughout social media who are supporting Gianforte, calling Jacobs a "wuss", and very happily cheering on this ...

Author: 0 Obamacare policy ends resulting 23 million people losing health insurance

Health insurance premiums likely would go down for younger, healthier people; they likely would go up for older people and those with pre-existing or new medical conditions. Nongroup customers are people who get insurance from a private plan outside of a job. "People living in states modifying [essential health benefits] who used services or benefits no longer included in the EHBs would experience substantial increases in out-of-pocket spending on health care or would choose to forgo the ...

Author: 0 Republican candidate charged with assault

House seat, Greg Gianforte , sits in a vehicle near a Discovery Drive building Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Bozeman, Mont. "I do not think this is acceptable behavior, but the choice will be made by the people of Montana", Ryan said Thursday.

Author: 0 Senate intelligence panel to subpoena 2 Flynn companies

Both of the firms are in Alexandria, Virginia, outside Washington . The prospect of new congressional subpoenas came a day after the committee's Senate counterpart served its own subpoenas to Mr Flynn's businesses. We'd like him to tell his story because he publicly said 'I've got a story to tell .' We're allowing him that opportunity to do it". Former CIA Director John Brennan says he can't say whether there was collusion during the USA presidential election between Russian ...

USA Academic All-District Honors
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Selections from all eight districts will automatically be included on the Academic All-America ballot. She wrapped up a stellar distance running career earlier this month at the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Championships.

USA House Intel Panel To Issue Subpoenas For Flynn Material
Author: 0 House Intel Panel To Issue Subpoenas For Flynn Material

Brennan's statements about the number of contacts between associates of the Trump campaign and the Russians again put details about the campaign's contacts with the Kremlin into the spotlight as reports emerged that Trump had asked his national intelligence director and NSA chief to state publicly there was no evidence of collusion before investigations into the matter were complete.

USA Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty
Author: 0 Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty

If that doesn't happen - and it now looks like it won't - insurance executives have told me they plan to try to raise premiums , reflecting an assumption that the CSR subsidies don't get paid. The House Republicans congratulated themselves for throwing 23 million people off their health insurance. The bill also would limit Medicaid coverage for the poor.

USA Local reaction to President Trump's spending plan
Author: 0 Local reaction to President Trump's spending plan

The plan, Mr Trump's first as president, combines $4.1 trillion (£3.1 trillion) for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year with a promise to bring the budget back into balance in 10 years, relying on aggressive spending cuts, and a surge in economic growth.

Author: 0 Texas Senate OKs fining police who fail to report killings

Dan Huberty , a Houston Republican who heads the House Education Committee. "The reason that this budget is being done the way that it is, is because some people want to go home", Rep. The House's bathroom bill rules passed on Sunday were also attached to a separate bill from the Senate , the original author of which has said they are "too watered down".

Author: 0 Senate committee passes bill to impose new sanctions on Iran

But Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the committee's Republican chairman and one of the bill's sponsors, said he recently reviewed top-secret intelligence that detailed Tehran's support for terrorism and other destabilizing actions. The nuclear deal, however, calls for the removal of United Nations ballistic missile sanctions after eight years, and some anxious that the 90-day provision created a new standard; that provision is now gone, replaced with a presidential "review" of the sanctioned ...

Author: 0 NOAA predicts active Atlantic hurricane season

Forecasters at AccuWeather said they are expecting a hurricane season that is less active than normal, with 10 named storms , five of which will strengthen into hurricanes. He echoed Friedman's emphasis on how it only takes one storm to cause damage, and advised citizens to not be complacent in their preparations. "But, in fact, tropical storms and hurricanes can be just as damaging and just as deadly".

USA Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move
Author: 0 Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move

Congress now begins a week-long recess, with GOP senators still hunting for a health-care overhaul plan that can win the support of no less than 50 of their 52 members. The 95-54 vote followed a six-hour debate that saw fierce pushback from Democrats , who argued the legislation wouldn't go far enough to expand ballot access and contains provisions that might discourage some Texans from going to the polls.

Author: 0 After execution is postponed 7 times, man to be put to death

Arthur's lawyers have made a flurry of last-minute appeals, both in and out of court, seeking to halt the execution planned at 6 p.m. CDT. But investigators said they also found phone calls between Judy Wicker and Arthur. "When they're trying to kill you, you're not hungry", he said. How has he endured repeated execution dates in 2001, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2016 and now 25 May 2017? A death row inmate, Arthur is facing execution for fatally shooting a man in 1982.

USA Carson would like to see HUD's name changed
Author: 0 Carson would like to see HUD's name changed

The former GOP contender also referred to a "poverty of the spirit" and a "wrong mindset" that can develop from inadequate parenting and a negative environment. According to the Associated Press, Carson told Williams that he'd want to see the agency rechristened as the Department of Housing and Community Development, or HCD, which would signal that the secretary and his employees are focused on the suburbs and rural areas as well as cities.

Author: 0 Report says bill leaves 51m uninsured in 2026

When asked whether progress has been made in the last week, House Majority Leader Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) replied, "Between the House and the Senate working together, not a whole lot, unfortunately". The nonpartisan office said that compared with Obama's 2010 overhaul, average premiums for people buying individual policies would be lower. Many Republicans say their chief goal is to reduce premiums.

Author: 0 Sessions' Justice Department goes all-in on sentencing

There will be circumstances in which good judgment would lead a prosecutor to conclude that a strict application of the above charging policy is not warranted. The Sessions policy harkens back to the Bush-era "Aschroft memo", which stated that "federal prosecutors must charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense".

USA GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs
Author: 0 GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

The Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation estimate that the bill would reduce the cumulative federal deficit over the 2017-2026 period by $119 billion. The backlash is likely to escalate, as the CBO concluded the number of uninsured was only reduced by 1 million people, and that premiums will vary significantly.

USA Senate bills seek tougher Great Lakes pipeline standards
Author: 0 Senate bills seek tougher Great Lakes pipeline standards

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of MI is troubled by many aspects of the budget President Donald Trump has sent to Congress, notably the elimination of Great Lakes protection funding. we know how devastating these spills can be", Peters said. "If a company can not fully manage the cleanup of the spill, then they shouldn't be operating because, certainly, taxpayers should not be paying for a spill", said Stabenow, D-Lansing.

USA Cuomo calls on Trump for federal help with Penn Station
Author: 0 Cuomo calls on Trump for federal help with Penn Station

It's not a dramatic announcement, but an agreement between Amtrak and NJ Transit represents significant action on a glaring problem. Cuomo on Sunday asked President Donald Trump for greater federal help, saying Penn Station is at "a tipping point".

Author: 0 Trump arrives at Vatican to meet with Pope

President Donald Trump's entourage at the Vatican on Wednesday included his wife, his daughter, and an array of staffers - but not White House press secretary Sean Spicer , a devout Catholic who told reporters earlier this year that he gave up alcohol for Lent.