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Report says bill leaves 51m uninsured in 2026

Democrats have taken the assessment to heart; GOP lawmakers disagree. Heller is working with a bipartisan group of senators to write a health care bill that can pass in the Senate and be reconc...

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Abbott signs improper teacher-student relationships law

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday enough time remains for lawmakers to strike a deal. SB 2 didn't make it to the House floor for debate, but the language is in two other bills. They watched ...

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Trump's budget director defends plans to cut social programs

She says Monday's bombing at a concert in Manchester, England, is proof of the ongoing threats. They want to know whether it would meet a pledge he made shortly after the election that there would be ...

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Defense Lawyer Allegedly Told Rape Victim 'Trump Laws' Would Get Her Deported

Defense Lawyer Allegedly Told Rape Victim 'Trump Laws' Would Get Her Deported

City and state officials say that Christos Vasiliades is accused of offering a rape victim $3,000, while his accomplice allegedly cited the Trump administration's stance on immigration reform to...

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House budget leaves out Senate spending cuts

In the 2018-2019 school year, per-pupil funding would rise again to $4,128, which would cost the state another $100 million. Patrick had offered to barter for the "private school choice" program wit...

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USA considers laptop ban on European flights

USA considers laptop ban on European flights

De Juniac wrote to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc on Tuesday expressing "serious concern" regarding an expanded ban and detailing t...

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Kansas lawmakers prepare to debate tax hikes, school funding

Kansas lawmakers prepare to debate tax hikes, school funding

It also said the health care overhaul would cut the the federal deficit by $119 billion over the next decade - about $31 billion less that Republican lawmakers had projected when they narrowly pas...

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Subpoenas for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn keep piling up

Subpoenas for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn keep piling up

Now, it appears that Comey wasn't the only intelligence official President Trump asked to stop probing his closest allies. The leaders of the U.S. That is at the core of the FBI's investigatio...

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Reporter says Montana candidate Greg Gianforte's account of alleged assault is false

Reporter says Montana candidate Greg Gianforte's account of alleged assault is false

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Greg Gianforte , the Republican candidate for Montana's open seat in the US House of Representatives, "should apologize" for allegedly assaulting repor...

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Trump's Saudi visit draws to a close

The leaders pledged to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, root out deviant ideologies, drain their sources of funding and take all precautionary measures to prevent terror crimes. "...

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Montana election pits behavior against partisan loyalties

Montana election pits behavior against partisan loyalties

Speaking during an appearance on Fox News' "The Specialists", O'Neill, who is from Montana, also said the incident seemed "kind of amusing based on my history". His campaign has blamed Jacobs, conte...

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Husker men to face St. John's in Gavitt Games

Husker men to face St. John's in Gavitt Games

November's meeting will be the first between Nebraska and St. John's. "Providence College is obviously near and dear to my heart as well". It will be the third time the Gophers have faced the Friars. ...

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Trump son-in-law now part of Russian Federation probe

Trump son-in-law now part of Russian Federation probe

Investigators believe Kushner, a senior advisor to the president, has "significant information" relevant to the probe, but do not necessarily suspect him of criminal activity, NBC reported . At the ...

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Under US Republican bill, 23 million would lose health coverage: Watchdog

Under the act, premiums for older people could be five times larger than those for younger people in many states, but the size of the tax credits for older people would be only twice the size of the...

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23M more to lose health care under Republican plan

The CBO score for the previous iteration of this bill, which never made it to a vote, estimated that 24 million more Americans would be without health insurance by 2026. "The CBO report doesn't tel...

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House GOP sticking with Montana candidate despite assault

With the election of Donald Trump , AMERICAblog's independent journalism and activism is more needed than ever. In November, Trump won the state by 20 points and a Republican hasn't won the c...

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North Carolinians cleaning up after storms in 4 counties

North Carolinians cleaning up after storms in 4 counties

Three people were reported injured. There was no immediate word there of damages or injuries. Local reports indicate a possible tornado has caused serious property damage in a North Carolina county....

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Senate Republicans quietly working on health overhaul bill

Senate Republicans quietly working on health overhaul bill

Seema Verma is administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Insurers responded to the administration's delay by emphasizing how the uncertainty has been harming the health insuranc...

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23 million US citizens without health insurance by 2026

Weeks after House Republicans quickly pushed through a vote on the American Health Care Act , we finally got an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office Wednesday about what the bill wil...

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U.S. House intelligence committee Democrat says panel to subpoena Flynn

We'd like to see his documents. According to several current and former American intelligence officials, USA spies were able to capture discussions that revealed senior Russian intelligence and gove...

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Montana lawmakers react to Gianforte assault charges

Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault because there was no serious bodily injury, Gootkin said . Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after Ben Jacobs , a political cor...

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Greg Gianforte keeps low profile, Montana votes

Acuna said she and field producer Faith Mangan and photographer Keith Railey watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching Jacobs. In an audio recording posted by The Guardian , Jacobs ...

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HHS Secretary Price Statement on CBO Report

The proposal would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion over 10 years by reducing spending on Medicaid and eliminating some tax credits while doing away with taxes on upper income people and s...

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Montana Candidate Cancels TV Appearances After Assault Charge on Reporter

The victor fills the seat vacated by Ryan Zinke, now the Interior secretary. Polls show Gianforte has a single-digit lead over Democratic challenger Rob Quist in the Thursday contest. Gianforte, who...

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Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move

The plan represents a step away from rolling back past income tax cuts championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. They had attempted to do more to hold Republicans accountable for the recent rul...

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Texas Senate looks to resurrect bathroom, property tax bills

The policy portion in the formula is good, she said , but the funding is not sufficient. Passing the Senate health care overhaul before the recess would give Republicans a significant victory a...

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Majority disapproves of GOP healthcare plan

Majority disapproves of GOP healthcare plan

An investigation by Newsweek found that "fake news" was amongst the topics most frequently addressed by the president in his first 100 days in office. Outside of the health care fight, large majorit...

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Jeff Sessions Releases Orders To Get Tougher On Crime

The DOJ achieved a big drop in the federal prison population in recent years through Holder's " Smart on Crime " initiative, Marc Mauer, executive director of The Sentencing Project, said in a statem...

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Report disputes claim on pre-existing conditions

Report disputes claim on pre-existing conditions

There will be 14 million people that will no longer be covered under Medicaid . "The CBO projection confirms that the American Health Care Act will lower premiums and reduce the federal deficit...

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GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

The top Republican in the US Congress demanded an apology Thursday from the party's candidate in a high-stakes special election in Montana, who stands accused of assaulting a reporter on the eve of th...

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Coast Guard rescues boaters off SC coast

Coast Guard rescues boaters off SC coast

Commander Marshall Branch, with the Coast Guard's Airbase Savannah, says all available resources are working this case. Three fisherman are still missing after their boat was recovered Tuesday night...

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Reporter allegedly body-slammed by Republican candidate speaks out

Reporter allegedly body-slammed by Republican candidate speaks out

Get the hell out of here. The last guy did the same thing. Whitney Bermes , a crime reporter for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle , said Jacobs had reported the incident to the police, who had co...

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White House, DOJ miss Senate deadline to provide James Comey memos, records

White House, DOJ miss Senate deadline to provide James Comey memos, records

A day earlier, former CIA director John Brennan told a House committee that he had seen intelligence that "revealed contacts and interactions" between Russian officials and Americans "involved" in the...

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Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

One of the amendments to the American Health Care Act that the House passed May 4 would provide $8 billion to help states cover costs for those with pre-existing conditions. The Donald Trump a...

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23 million fewer Americans insured under House GOP bill, says CBO

23 million fewer Americans insured under House GOP bill, says CBO

However, starting in 2020, average premiums would vary depending on how states reacted to various provisions of the health-care overhaul. CBO said states adopting those waivers could destabilize...

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