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Congress Emerges From Another Health Care Failure Without A Clear Path Forward
- July 30, 2017

For seven years and three elections, the promise of repealing the Affordable Care Act was the animating force in the Republican Party. While his dramatic thumbs-down rejection drew gasps and cheers in Washington, D.C., leaders in Arizona have responded with a mixture of disappointment and frustration - but little in the way of direct criticism in this Republican-heavy state. (more...)
Trump Twitter Saturday: GOP senators 'look like fools' on health care Trump Twitter Saturday: GOP senators 'look like fools' on health care
- July 30, 2017

One would have erased Obama's statute and replaced it with a more constricted government health care role, and the other would have annulled the law and given Congress two years to replace it. But health care proved to be much tougher than those. In other words, it is time for a bipartisan approach to our health care problems. Meantime, the House was moving ahead on "martial law", meaning if the Senate sent a bill the House members could act in a day, even this weekend. (more...)
Australia should drop Queen Elizabeth II as head of state: opposition leader Australia should drop Queen Elizabeth II as head of state: opposition leader
- July 30, 2017

Mr Shorten is set to argue the republican debate is not about a lack of respect for the Queen or his regard for her service, but that Australia shouldn't wait for a change of monarch. The call for a single-question referendum could cause difficulties for Australia's Prime Minister , a prominent republican himself. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has mocked Bill Shorten's plan to hold a national vote on becoming a republic, saying Australians instead "give a toss" about their power ... (more...)
Trump blasts Senate rules in morning tweets
- July 30, 2017

Trump immediately took to his Twitter account following the 49-51 vote early Friday morning that doomed his campaign pledge to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a GOP plan. Still, Ryan, R-Wis., had seemingly opened a path for McConnell earlier Thursday by signaling a willingness to negotiate a more comprehensive bill with the Senate. (more...)
Tensions Rise as Russia Retaliates Against New Sanctions Bill Tensions Rise as Russia Retaliates Against New Sanctions Bill
- July 30, 2017

If Trump were to veto the bill , the House vote is well above the two-thirds margin needed for an override . It also targets North Korea for its missile tests, and aims to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election and the reunification of Crimea with the Russian Federation. (more...)
Moscow, EU warn U.S. after House votes for new Russian Federation sanctions Moscow, EU warn U.S. after House votes for new Russian Federation sanctions
- July 30, 2017

The White House had objected to a key provision that requires Trump to get approval from Congress to waive any of the bill's sanctions against Russian Federation, and that provision was not changed. Some senators consider the bill too broad because it targets North Korea and Iran as well. What's so interesting is that the Trump administration made very clear they didn't want to see this move ahead. (more...)
Russian Federation orders cut in United States diplomats in reaction to sanctions Russian Federation orders cut in United States diplomats in reaction to sanctions
- July 30, 2017

Russia's foreign ministry also warned the U.S. that it would respond in kind if Washington chose to expel any Russian diplomats. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has repeatedly denied the conclusions of US intelligence agencies that Moscow interfered using cyber warfare methods, has threatened retaliation against the legislation. (more...)
Russian Federation retaliates on sanctions by cutting USA embassy staff Russian Federation retaliates on sanctions by cutting USA embassy staff
- July 30, 2017

Signing the bill into law will send an inexperienced and undisciplined White House into an escalating confrontation with Russian Federation at a time when safeguards to reduce tensions have eroded and domestic pressure in both countries will make it hard to reverse course. (more...)
Anthony Scaramucci Goes On Crass, Unhinged Rant Against Top White House Aides Anthony Scaramucci Goes On Crass, Unhinged Rant Against Top White House Aides
- July 30, 2017

Donald Trump has sacked chief of staff at White house , Reince Priebus . He's a great great American. Anthony Scaramucci's wife has filed for divorce over the controversial new White House communication director's " naked political ambition", reports have claimed. (more...)
US Senate Approves Russia Sanctions, Sends Bill to Trump US Senate Approves Russia Sanctions, Sends Bill to Trump
- July 30, 2017

The bill, which includes a provision that allows Congress to stop any effort by U.S. President Donald Trump to ease existing sanctions on Russian Federation, will now be sent to the White House for Trump to sign into law or veto. domestic politics. An official at the U.S. Embassy, who declined to be named because they were not allowed to speak to the media, said the Embassy employed around 1,100 diplomatic and support staff in Russia , including Russian and United States citizens. (more...)
McCain gives bill thumbs down after Trump's last-ditch appeal McCain gives bill thumbs down after Trump's last-ditch appeal
- July 30, 2017

As he was speaking to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. The Senate has 52 Republican senators and 48 Democrats and independents who vote, or caucus, together. -Mexico border. During the last open enrollment period, the administration pulled $5 million in advertising that's supposed to encourage Americans to sign up for health insurance coverage, according to The Hill . (more...)
Russia Moves Against US Diplomats In Retaliation For Sanctions Russia Moves Against US Diplomats In Retaliation For Sanctions
- July 30, 2017

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in a statement that Trump read early drafts of the bill and "negotiated regarding critical elements of it". But the legislation cleared both the House and Senate by wide margins, indicating any presidential veto would be overridden. The new sanctions come as the White House grapples with several ongoing probes into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, which the President has blasted as unnecessary. (more...)
German automakers brush off price-fixing cartel allegations German automakers brush off price-fixing cartel allegations
- July 30, 2017

A report in German magazine Der Spiegel claimed that Volkswagen , Mercedes-Benz, and BMW have conspired to form anti-competitive agreements in developing the diesel-emissions systems. The fluid reacts with harmful nitrogen oxides found in the emissions and transforms them into water and nitrogen. The earnings announcement takes place amid extensive public discussion of the future of diesel and what to do about excessive pollution emissions. (more...)
Klopp 'really happy' with Liverpool squad Klopp 'really happy' with Liverpool squad
- July 30, 2017

Liverpool were already 2-0 up at half-time as close-season signing Dominic Solanke , whose inclusion was a late one due to hamstring tightness for Divock Origi , headed home before Georginio Wijnaldum stroked in the second. "I think players like this understand each other", Klopp added". "The pass was nice and the finish was not too bad also". However, the skilful playmaker travelled to Berlin to wear the captain's armband in a match that celebrated the 125th anniversaries of both ... (more...)
Amit Shah and Irani file for RS from Gujarat Amit Shah and Irani file for RS from Gujarat
- July 30, 2017

Naidu, who was BJP's main floor manager in the House, will now be the chairperson of the Rajya Sabha, where the government remains in a minority. Three Rajya Sabha Seats in Gujarat are up for grabs. The BJP has had a rough time in the Rajya Sabha since it has not had a majority. Would it then fall on Amit Shah to play the role of sheet anchor in the House? Shah and Irani will be BJP's nominees for two seats in Gujarat. (more...)
The US Sanctions Bill Is a Win for Russian Federation The US Sanctions Bill Is a Win for Russian Federation
- July 30, 2017

Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok into precise compliance with the number of Russian diplomats and technical personnel who are in the United States by September 1", the Russian Foreign Ministry said on July 28. "This bill doesn't preclude him from issuing tougher sanctions". ".The election of the U.S. president, it is not our business, and it is not up to us to assess what he does in this very senior post, that's up to the USA public", Putin said. (more...)
Lavrov says Moscow had to react to United States sanctions Lavrov says Moscow had to react to United States sanctions
- July 30, 2017

The bill now passes to President Donald Trump for final approval. And Congress would have quickly overturned a veto - a public repudiation that would underscore the President's impotence in this situation. The base has been at the heart of Moscow's military foray since it intervened in the conflict in September 2015, helping turn the tide in favour of Assad, one of Russia's closest Middle East allies. (more...)
Brother of ousted Pakistani prime minister chosen to be next leader Brother of ousted Pakistani prime minister chosen to be next leader
- July 30, 2017

The younger brother is not a member of the National Assembly or Senate, and will have to get elected to the Senate to be Prime Minister. However, the 65-year-old Shahbaz Sharif , who now serves as the chief minister of the country's Punjab Province, will first need to be elected as a lawmaker to the National Assembly before he can assume the top leadership post. (more...)
Kerala High Court to Centre: Include PU Chitra in Worlds team Kerala High Court to Centre: Include PU Chitra in Worlds team
- July 30, 2017

Chitra has said she's quite sad about losing the opportunity. Justice P B Suresh Kumar, in an interim order, directed the Central government to make all arrangements to ensure that Chitra participates in the event. The story of the daughter of daily wage labourers overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles, not the least of which was poverty, had struck a chord with people. (more...)
Priebus out of as Chief of Staff Priebus out of as Chief of Staff
- July 30, 2017

He has replaced the former Republican Party chairman with Homeland Security chief John Kelly . "He has been a true star of my Administration", the President wrote . "He's a great American", Trump told reporters. The general was more doubtful about Kelly's ability to move the Republican Congress in a positive direction given that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump have both been unable to do so. (more...)
How John McCain got his revenge on Donald Trump with Obamacare repeal How John McCain got his revenge on Donald Trump with Obamacare repeal
- July 30, 2017

Unfortunately, Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado was not that fearless and voted against the citizens of Colorado and the nation. But many amendments run afoul of the Senate's Byzantine rules, which mean they can require 60 votes and effectively be blocked by Democrats. (more...)
West Nile detected in Lynn West Nile detected in Lynn
- July 30, 2017

James Tomarken in a news release, adding "there is no cause for alarm". They were among 81 positive test samples in the state. In turn, the mosquito can pass the virus to humans. DNREC has been using this method to keep track of West Nile Virus since 2002. When outdoors, no matter what time of day, adjust your dress accordingl and wear insect repellent containing DEET , picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus as your first line of defense against insect bites. (more...)
Tomorrowland Unite Spain evacuated after fire engulfs stage Tomorrowland Unite Spain evacuated after fire engulfs stage
- July 30, 2017

The sister event of Tomorrowland's main Belgian-based festival, the Tomorrowland Unite Spain main stage was reportedly broadcasting footage from Tomorrowland's second weekend in Belgium when the fire broke out. According to local media, the fire started at the moment of a fireworks show. Witnesses report seeing a small fire breaking out on the left-hand side of the stage before flames engulfed a stack of speakers. (more...)
Sanders Read Aloud A Letter From A 9-year-old Dylan Sanders Read Aloud A Letter From A 9-year-old Dylan
- July 30, 2017

John Kelly. However, by Friday, the Washington Post had tracked down Dylan "Pickle" Harbin and confirmed that the boy actually had written the letter to the president. Dylan, thanks for writing to the President. I like you so much I had a birthday about you. "It was his day and that's what he wanted and I didn't want anything to be said or anyone to hurt his feelings", SuAnn told the Daily News. (more...)
Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus
- July 30, 2017

Throughout Friday, however, the network was informed by "sources close to Priebus" that he was not resigning. I think he was right to hit the reset button. "He said, 'What is that, why is all that land vacant that land should be used.' So when Foxconn came into the White House , into the Oval Office". (more...)
Russia Ready to Cooperate With US-Moscow's Foreign Minister Russia Ready to Cooperate With US-Moscow's Foreign Minister
- July 30, 2017

The US president's willingness to support the measure is a remarkable acknowledgement that he has yet to sell to his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow . In particularly, the revised bill shifted some mandatory provisions-notably on imposing sanctions on non-American firms engaged in activities that American firms are barred from undertaking-into discretionary ones, meaning that the president makes the call as to whether or not to use these powers. (more...)
Queens package explosion leaves man seriously injured, police say Queens package explosion leaves man seriously injured, police say
- July 30, 2017

It exploded when he tried to open it at about 4:17 p.m. Residue from the explosion, which could be seen on the front door and brick of the home, was taken to a lab for testing, according to Boyce. One resident of the house told ABC7 that her father had brought the package inside and asked if it was for them, and she told him it wasn't. Medics rushed the man to Nassau University Medical Center where he is being treated for critical injuries, authorities said. (more...)
Russia Retaliates Against Sanctions, Cuts US Embassy Staff
- July 30, 2017

The Russian Foreign Ministry said it would retaliate again if the United States made a decision to expel any Russian diplomats, Reuters reported. "This blackmail aimed at restricting Russia's cooperation with its foreign partners threatens many countries and global businesses", it added. (more...)
US, France, Germany,Britain- jointly object to last Iranian rocket test US, France, Germany,Britain- jointly object to last Iranian rocket test
- July 30, 2017

The U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions on six Iranian firms owned or controlled by the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group. Such a move by the Department of Treasury comes a day after Iran carried out a launch of the Simorgh space launch vehicle. " Iran is not & will not be developing nuclear weapons; so by definition can not develop anything created to be capable of delivering them", Zarif wrote on Twitter . (more...)
GOP Obamacare repeal bill fails in dramatic late-night vote GOP Obamacare repeal bill fails in dramatic late-night vote
- July 30, 2017

It's been a different experience for the handful of Republican women who consistently opposed this charade from the start. Brady doesn't offer specifics. Wray cleared the Senate judiciary committee with flying colors - receiving unanimous approval - which sets up an expected bipartisan vote for Wray by the full Senate. (more...)