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Source: New York Times

Republicans Struggle to Marshal Votes for Health Care Bill

Today 10:00 GMT

Seema Verma, Mr. Pence’s former adviser in the Indiana state house and now a top administration health care official, has been trying to reassure senators that their states will have flexibility on Medicaid under the bill — and Mr. Pence’s former chief of staff, Marc Short, now the White House legislative affairs director, has been quarterbacking the effort from his hideaway in the Capitol.

Republican leaders madly scrambled for support on Tuesday ahead of a vote to take up legislation repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, negotiating, pressuring and cajoling Republican senators as White House officials prepared for another embarrassing setback delivered by members of their own party.

Source: BBC

Republican health bill in jeopardy after CBO bombshell

Today 10:00 GMT

Some 22 million Americans would lose health insurance over the next decade under the plan, said the non-partisan Congressional Budgetary Office (CBO).

Republicans are scrambling to shore up their Obamacare repeal legislation as congressional misgivings mount after a damning forecast on the bill's impact. Some 22 million Americans would lose health insurance over the next decade under the plan, said the non-partisan Congressional Budgetary Office (CBO).

Source: NBC News

First Read's Morning Clips: 'Apprehension' Over the Senate Bill

Today 10:00 GMT

“A crucial week for the Senate health care bill got off to a difficult start for skittish Republicans struggling to muster support for the measure after the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis estimating that 22 million people would lose insurance under the law over the next decade.

A Congressional Budget office score that projected 22 million fewer Americans would have insurance under the plan sent some members fleeing Monday and left the bill in jeopardy of failing to have enough votes to even be called to the Senate floor this week.

Source: Washington Post

The Health 202: CBO score of Senate health bill certainly doesn't ease McConnell's path to 50

Today 10:00 GMT

Expect lots of tinkering of the Senate health-care bill in the next few days as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

"What's notable in all of it is that the GOP isn't really even trying to sell a more conservative, limited-government approach to health care; they're pretending their bill doesn't actually reduce benefits or coverage, basically at all.". "Chief among these credulity-straining claims was White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's contention Sunday that the GOP bill doesn't actually cut Medicaid," Aaron continues. "But Republicans have also suggested that the bill won't reduce the number of Americans who are insured or enrolled in Medicaid.

Source: Common Domain

Trump Aides Hire Lawyers for Probe Into Russian Election Hacking

Today 09:59 GMT

As investigations intensify into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign, at least 10 White House officials and former aides have retained lawyers in conjunction with the probes, or are moving to do so.

Inside the White House, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, all have hired private attorneys, as have former campaign advisers Michael Caputo, Boris Epshteyn and Roger Stone, among others.

Source: Fox News

Iran accuses US of 'brazen plan' to change its government, violating UN charter

Today 09:59 GMT

Iran is accusing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of "a brazen interventionist plan" to change the current government that violates international law and the U.N. Charter. Iran's U.N. Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo said in a letter to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres circulated Tuesday that Tillerson's comments are also "a flagrant violation" of the 1981 Algiers Accords in which the United States pledged "not to intervene, directly or indirectly, politically or militarily, in Iran's internal affairs."

Source: CBS News

Paul Manafort retroactively registers with Justice Dept. as foreign agent

Today 09:59 GMT

President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, acknowledging that he coached party members on how to interact with U.S. government officials.

Manafort says in a Justice Department filing Tuesday that his firm, DMP International, received more than $17 million from the Party of Regions, the former pro-Russian ruling party in Ukraine, for consulting work from 2012 through 2014.

Source: Fox News

Activists take step to recall judge in sex assault case

Today 09:59 GMT

Activists seeking to recall a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say they believe voters will still support the effort even if it appears on the ballot two years after the trial.

"Judicial recalls are an extreme step that should be reserved for actual misconduct," the group wrote in a prepared statement.

Source: New York Times

Trump Campaign Chief’s Firm Got $17 Million From Pro-Russia Party

Today 09:59 GMT

Paul Manafort, who was forced out as President Trump’s campaign chairman last summer after five months of infighting and criticism about his business dealings with pro-Russian interests, disclosed Tuesday that his consulting firm had received more than $17 million over two years from a Ukrainian political party with links to the Kremlin.

The Party of Regions employed Mr. Manafort to help rebrand Mr. Yanukovych and his party, which was long known as tilting toward Russia, as modernizers favoring closer ties to the European Union.

Source: The Guradian

Angela Merkel signals change in stance on gay marriage in Germany

Today 10:00 GMT

Angela Merkel has signalled a change in her party’s opposition to gay marriage after stating MPs should be allowed a free vote in the German parliament.

The Social Democrats, the German Greens and the resurgent liberal Free Democratic party have all signalled they would make possible CDU opposition to gay marriage a red line in coalition talks. Liberal and conservative wings of Merkel’s party remain torn on the issue, however – a division which her main rival, the SPD leader, Martin Schulz, is seeking to exploit.

Source: The Guradian

Republican healthcare bill: view from West Virginia Trump country

Today 09:59 GMT

The bill would pull back government spending on healthcare for the middle class, reducing subsidies provided to people who buy their own insurance.

“A country like ours – I don’t understand why people have to struggle so much for healthcare,” said Jerry Pourbaix, a 74-year-old retired coal miner from West Virginia who lost most of his life’s savings in the stock market during the 2008 crash.

Source: Common Domain

Elizabeth Warren Tries to Win Back Voters in Trump Country

Today 09:59 GMT

Elizabeth Warren is traveling to Trump-friendly areas of her state hoping to connect with his backers and provide a road map for her party to win back working-class voters.

While Democrats across the country wrestle with the question of how to win back voters who rallied to Mr. Trump, Ms. Warren’s aides say her outreach to parts of the state that favored the president is strictly to hear from Massachusetts voters.

Source: Global News

Indigenous communities have to lead before Ottawa hands over funding, says Justin Trudeau

Today 09:58 GMT

With the Liberal government under pressure to increase funding for children in indigenous communities, the prime minister says his government has the money and is ready to act – it’s the communities that need to articulate their needs and establish their ability to deliver the required services.

“A lot of indigenous communities haven’t had the opportunity yet to take that responsibility, to actually think about how they can and must deliver,” Justin Trudeau said Tuesday while speaking with journalists in Ottawa.

Source: New York Times

N.S.A. Warrantless Surveillance Aided Turks After Attack, Officials Say

Today 09:59 GMT

The National Security Agency used its warrantless surveillance program to help Turkey find the suspect in a terrorist attack at an Istanbul nightclub on Dec. 31 that killed 39 people and wounded dozens more, including an American who was shot, a senior F.B.I. official said Tuesday.

The F.B.I. had been investigating Mr. Parson since October 2013 based on his online postings, Mr. Ghattas said, and information it shared from that collection with unspecified allies had helped them identify other Islamic State supporters and had “potentially prevented attacks in those countries.”

Source: NBC News

Florida man arrested for death threat to state lawmaker

Today 09:58 GMT

A Florida man was arrested and charged with making death threats against a Republican state representative online, authorities said Tuesday.

Steve St. Felix, 34, was charged with threatening state Rep. Jose Felix Diaz after posting to Facebook that he would kill the Florida lawmaker, the Miami-Dade Police Department said in a statement on Tuesday. St. Felix allegedly posted a message to the lawmaker’s Facebook on Sunday saying he would kill him if he showed up to a meeting, the statement said.

Source: Fox News

Chaffetz: Justice watchdog also looking at Lynch's role in FBI's Clinton email probe

Monday 01:38 GMT
Source: Fox News

UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

Monday 00:38 GMT
Source: Global News

Bill Cosby plans seminars on how to avoid sexual assault charges

Saturday 15:30 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Kurds see chance to advance their cause in ruins of Islamic State

Sunday 19:19 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

Thursday 22:53 GMT
Source: The Guradian

It’s been a grim year – but what if Britain had never voted for Brexit?

Saturday 08:07 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Number of refugees admitted to US drops by nearly half under Trump

Sunday 15:31 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Digital Music: iTunes Remains Surprisingly Popular

Today 09:59 GMT
Source: Global News

Is buying organic really worth it?

Tuesday 21:08 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Novo Nordisk Wagers Sales Growth Will Offset Price Cuts In China

Today 09:58 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Today 09:59 GMT
Source: Global News

Can money buy happiness It depends on who you are and how you spend

Today 09:59 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Drivers may pay the lowest July 4th gasoline prices in 12 years

Today 09:58 GMT
Source: NBC News

Tap dance king Savion Glover talks history of dance, twerking and future of tap

Today 03:23 GMT

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