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Source: BBC

Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia meddling claim

Saturday 23:45 GMT

President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of inaction over alleged Russian interference in the US election.

They involve the president's firing of FBI chief James Comey, who led one of the inquiries, and Mr Trump's alleged attempt to end a probe into sacked national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Source: CBS News

How would the Senate health care bill actually affect Medicaid?

Saturday 23:45 GMT

Democrats and left-leaning think tanks say Senate Republicans' health care bill would be disastrous for individuals and families on Medicaid, the federal program that provides health coverage to low-income Americans.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday said President Trump is "committed to making sure that no one who currently is in the Medicaid program is affected in any way, which is reflected in the Senate bill, and he's pleased with that."

Source: New York Times

Health Law Repeal Leaves Nevada Republican Torn Between Lawmakers

Saturday 23:45 GMT

Brian Sandoval, the governor of Mr. Heller’s home state, is a Republican, but he is counting on Mr. Heller to provide what could be a crucial vote to maintain President Barack Obama’s health care law, which has been a boon for small businesses in Nevada.

As early as Thursday, the Senate will take a momentous vote to repeal the health law, and for Republicans from states that expanded their Medicaid program, the options are anything but palatable.

Source: The Guradian

Will losing health insurance mean more US deaths Experts say yes

Saturday 23:44 GMT

Using national health surveys, doctors and academics have tested whether a lack of health insurance increases the probability of death.

In other words, they concluded that Americans without health insurance were 40% more likely to die than those with it, even after taking into account the individual’s “gender, age, race/ethnicity, poverty income ratio, education, unemployment, smoking, regular alcohol use, self-rated health, physician-rated health and body mass index”.

Source: New York Times

Senate Health Care Bill: How the Right and Left Reacted

Saturday 23:45 GMT

Mr. Klein is dissatisfied with the health care bill put forward by Senate Republicans, writing that the proposed legislation “reads less like an Obamacare repeal bill and more like an Obamacare rescue package.” He argues that, in the short term, the bill “spends a substantial amount of money to prop up Obamacare’s failing insurance markets” and funds Medicaid expansion until 2021.

While it finds the Senate health care bill “marginally better” than the one passed in the House, the editorial board of USA Today concludes that the measure is a “tax cut masquerading as a health care plan.” They warn that the secretive process by which the bill was constructed, and a potential “flurry of last minute changes” — intended to give moderate senators cover in swing states — will lead to a bill that has the potential to wreak havoc in ways we cannot predict.

Source: The Guradian

The Resistance Now: activists say 'hell no' to Republican healthcare bill

Saturday 23:44 GMT

Activists from disability rights organization Adapt gathered outside McConnell’s office to demonstrate against the bill, which would dramatically cut Medicaid and strip funding from Planned Parenthood, to name just two measures.

“Why would I as a Republican vote for someone who isn’t a Republican, but still has the same values as a Republican?”. Winnie Wong, from People for Bernie, said Ossoff’s run – the election was the most expensive House race in history, by the way – was a “massive failure” of Democratic party leadership.

Source: Common Domain

Trump nominates former Dodgers co-owner Jamie McCourt as ambassador to Belgium

Saturday 23:45 GMT

President Trump nominated Jamie McCourt, former co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, to be the ambassador to Belgium on Thursday night.

McCourt, who co-owned the Dodgers with her husband, Frank, until their messy 2011 divorce, has donated money to several Republican organizations, including funds for Trump’s campaign and his transition to the White House. McCourt was among many business leaders who signed their support for Trump early on in his campaign, praising his plan for economic development and growth.

Source: Washington Post

Trump joins the effort to pass a health-care bill, but another GOP senator is opposed

Saturday 23:44 GMT

President Trump and his allies are waging their most aggressive effort yet to help Senate GOP leaders pass an expansive health-care bill next week, but the endeavor encountered new resistance Friday when a fifth Republican senator said he does not support the bill as is.

As the vote-counting effort intensifies, Trump, who has said he supports the bill but it needs more “negotiation,” is trying to build consensus both in public and behind the scenes.

Source: Washington Post

Beyond opposing Trump, Democrats keep searching for a message

Saturday 23:45 GMT

The Democrats’ message on immigration and immigrant rights (and some other cultural issues) plays well in many blue states, but it draws a much more mixed reception in those parts of the country where Trump turned the election in his direction.

Some Democrats, predictably, blamed the candidate, Jon Ossoff, for failing to capitalize on a flood of money and energy among party activists motivated to send a message of opposition to the president.

Source: Fox News

Pelosi will likely know best when she doesn't have the votes to stay in power

Saturday 23:45 GMT

“Is it turning votes or reaffirming votes?” asked the source, who added that voters who despise Pelosi “couldn’t name three other members of Congress.” “It’s as real as it gets,” said one House Democrat about concern over Pelosi.

Following last fall’s elections, Pelosi faced an internal challenge from Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, for the top House Democratic leadership position. One evening, Ed O’Keefe of the Washington Post and I staked out the route that leads from Pelosi’s office, through the Capitol’s “Rayburn Room,” to the House Democratic Cloakroom and on to the House floor.

Source: Common Domain

Kamala Harris: I can help you understand Trumpcare, but I can't defeat it alone

Saturday 23:44 GMT

I’m home this weekend, and like my Democratic colleagues, I’ll be working hard to ensure that people on the ground understand how this bill will affect them.

Our bill would make it easier for middle-class Americans to buy insurance if they currently don’t qualify for any help paying their premiums. I recently co-sponsored a bill with Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a number of my Democratic colleagues.

Source: Common Domain

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon shelves single-payer healthcare bill, calling it 'woefully incomplete'

Saturday 23:44 GMT

A high-profile effort to establish a single-payer healthcare system in California sputtered Friday when Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) decided to shelve the proposal.

Here are some of our readers' questions on California's proposed single-payer plan. Single-payer healthcare plan advances in California Senate — without a way to pay its $400-billion tab

Source: Common Domain

California won't be passing a single-payer healthcare system any time soon — the plan is dead for this year

Saturday 23:44 GMT

A high-profile effort to establish a single-payer healthcare system in California sputtered on Friday when Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) decided to shelve the proposal.

In a joint statement, Lara and Atkins, the measure's authors, said they were "disappointed the robust debate about healthcare for all that started in the California Senate will not continue in the Assembly this year." Gov. Jerry Brown, who had signaled wariness about the proposal's costs, said in a statement that Rendon "made the case that there’s clearly more work to do before anyone is in a position to vote on revamping California’s healthcare system."

Source: Fox News

Senate panel questions Lynch over 'political interference' in Clinton probe

Saturday 23:44 GMT

The Senate Judiciary Committee has formally asked ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and others to respond to allegations of “political interference” in the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email probe, according to a letter released Friday.

The inquiry was prompted, in part, by a series of media reports raising questions about whether Lynch tried to stifle the investigation into former Secretary of State Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Source: Fox News

Supreme Court: Will Justice Kennedy retire this month?

Saturday 23:45 GMT

The Supreme Court’s term ends next week with growing speculation that Justice Anthony Kennedy--the panel’s most pivotal member--may retire at age 80 after 29 years on the court.

Justice Neil Gorsuch, Trump's first nominee, joined the court in April, overriding efforts by the Democratic minority to block the nomination. The vote came after Senate Republicans voted to change parliamentary rules to require only 51 votes to confirm Supreme Court nominees.

Source: Common Domain

When Kamala Harris and women everywhere do their job well, they get called 'hysterical'

Sunday 13:37 GMT
Source: Washington Post

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

Thursday 22:53 GMT
Source: New York Times

Blue Apron Pursues I.P.O. as Amazon Looms Over Industry

Wednesday 01:32 GMT
Source: Global News

Flint airport attack suspect Amor Ftouhi was caretaker at Montreal apartment building

Friday 19:19 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Murdochs' bid for Sky could undergo further regulatory scrutiny in Britain

Wednesday 17:20 GMT
Source: Global News

London fights division, anger after series of attacks, deadly fire

Wednesday 21:06 GMT
Source: Global News

Guns kill or wound at least 19 children every day in the U.S., study says

Tuesday 17:20 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Why did these generic drugs’ prices jump as much as 85%?

Saturday 11:48 GMT
Source: Global News

Steve Irwin, Carrie Underwood, Snoop Dogg to get stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: CBS News

Here's what is pushing up U.S. home prices

Saturday 20:04 GMT
Source: NBC News

'Queen of Tejano' Selena Is Honored At Madame Tussauds New York

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: CBS News

Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in lawsuit over shoe design

Saturday 23:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Do I Hear $16 Billion $20 Billion? Analyst Predicts Rival Bids for Whole Foods

Saturday 18:15 GMT
Source: BBC

Hijab-wearing model appears on front page of major US magazine

Saturday 15:30 GMT

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