Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington , Wednesday, May 24, 2017 , before the House Budget Committee hearing on President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 federal budget. Trumponomics is anything that can get the USA eco... More..

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Joe Lieberman To Replace Former Fired Director Of FBI

White House press secretary Sean Spicer says Trump will be meeting later Wednesday with Lieberman, former Oklahoma Gov. Critics have expressed concern about Lieberman's lack of federal law enforcement experie...More..

Governor's Office of Highway Safety stresses boating safety on Memorial Day weekend
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Governor's Office of Highway Safety stresses boating safety on Memorial Day weekend

According to ABC17's last year's reports, 7 people died over the weekend, none of them in Mid-Missouri. Law enforcement officers across the Coastal Bend are gearing up to keep drivers safe on the road this Me...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Greg Gianforte Wins Montana Special Election, Despite Assaulting Reporter One Day Earlier

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP ) - Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a report...More..

Republican Gianforte Wins Montana House Seat, Apologizes After Assault Charge
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Republican Gianforte Wins Montana House Seat, Apologizes After Assault Charge

Gianforte's victory is a boost for Republicans, who are anxious Trump's political stumbles and the unpopularity of the healthcare bill passed by the House will hurt their chances to hold a 24-seat House majorit...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Former senator Joe Lieberman said to lead pack for new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Lieberman now works at NY law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres , which has represented Trump . Lieberman, who ran as Al Gore's vice presidential candidate in 2000, visited Trump at the White House on Wednesday...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Texas lawmakers finalize deal on $217B spending bill

Ted Cruz said Republicans are trying to build consensus around state flexibility. Sen. And lawmakers have yet to come to agreement on a so-called "bathroom bill". That means the Capitol's top movers are fight...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

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

The interest in Kushner does not mean investigators suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him, the officials told NBC News . In addition to the congressional scrutiny, he is a target of an FBI counter-i...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Kansas lawmakers delay debates on tax hikes, school funding

But no school finance changes are legally required this session because Texas' Supreme Court ruled last summer that the system was minimally constitutional, though flawed. Since the last day of the regular sess...More..

Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe: media reports
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Trump son-in-law Kushner under FBI scrutiny in Russia probe: media reports

Michael Flynn , former national security adviser, won't honor a Senate Intelligence Committee subpoena. Mr Chaffetz, who said last week he had his "subpoena pen" ready to force Mr Comey or the FBI to tu...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

CBO: Amended AHCA still leaves 23M uninsured

There will be 14 million people that will no longer be covered under Medicaid . Older, low-income people would be hit hardest by the changes, the CBO says, because the proposed tax credits are less generou...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Pope Francis Looks Mortified to be Taking Photo With Donald Trump

Prime Minister Charles Michel said he insisted that Trump should unequivocally back the Paris Agreement on climate change and honor the US commitment to multilateral trade agreements, two issues about whi...More..

Gianforte unlikely to face discipline if elected, ethics expert says
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Gianforte unlikely to face discipline if elected, ethics expert says

The incident has drawn extra attention to the race to replace Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, considered a bellwether, in its final hours. Most polls had shown Gianforte with a lead at least in the single digi...More..

NYT says Russian Federation hoped to sway Trump via advisers
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

NYT says Russian Federation hoped to sway Trump via advisers

While having no legal meaning, the unnamed person of interest could indicate that the FBI's investigation has led to President Trump's inner circle. In a letter to the Senate committee on Monday, Flynn invo...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Senate Republicans start version of Obamacare repeal

Others, especially senators who come from states that accepted the ACA's expansion of Medicaid , object to the House bill's phasing out of that expansion. Citing markets where insurers have left or sought hu...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Cabinet Members Testifying on Trump Budget on Capitol Hill

The facts are that the proposed budget cuts Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program by $616 billion, food stamp program by $191 billion, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program by $...More..

US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

Washington police called the violence a "brutal attack on peaceful protesters". The unseemly incident is adding to U.S. US lawmakers demanded stronger action. Police said two people were arrested . Another pe...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Court maintains block on Trump's Muslim travel ban

He said the president has broad authority to deny entry into the US, but that authority is not absolute and that his order, quote, "speaks with vague words of national security but in context drips with religio...More..

GOP health bill leaves 23 million uninsured, analysts say
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

GOP health bill leaves 23 million uninsured, analysts say

Faced with the new independent analysis , some Republicans admitted that they'd like to see some tweaks to their ideas as the Obamacare repeal effort proceeds in the Senate . The CBO acknowledged that the...More..

Did Melania Trump swat president's hand away in Israel?
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Did Melania Trump swat president's hand away in Israel?

Friedman who he has made, respectively, his main envoy to the region and the USA ambassador to Israel. The route took the president past the "Walled Off Hotel", a guesthouse run by the British graffiti artist...More..

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

In particular, the Blue Cross cites "the lack of federal funding for "cost-sharing reductions" beginning in 2018". Without the Trump administration destabilizing the market in such a way, Blue Cross would only ...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Trump's handshake trick doesn't seem to work on other people's turf

But Macron holds firm, and even seems to edge Trump's hand toward him in this most awkward game of global tug-of-war. When Macron extends to Trump, Trump firmly grasps Macron's hand and uses his now-signature "...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Kansas House approves school aid plan some call insufficient

The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation says the reduction is mainly because the bill delays the repeal of the 0.9 percent payroll tax until 2023. Taylor ultimately included both in the version voted out of...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Abbott signs 'passing the trash' bill cracking down on predator teachers

Gary VanDeaver, Sen. Fines up to $10,000 on any superintendent or principal who neglect to report an improper relationship within 7 business days of discovering it. He said Texas must address student "priva...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move

In some areas of the country, 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...More..

Defense Lawyer Allegedly Threatened Rape Victim With Deportation
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Defense Lawyer Allegedly Threatened Rape Victim With Deportation

According to the indictment by the Maryland attorney general's office, Rodriguez was recorded telling the victim, "You know how things are with Trump's laws now; someone goes to court, and boom, they get tak...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Texas voucher clash kills sweeping school finance fix

The finding is a blow to arguments from House GOP leaders who managed to get their bill over the finish line by arguing that a last-minute addition of $8 billion would bolster protections for those with pre-exi...More..

USA Prepares to Ban Laptops on Flights from Europe
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

USA Prepares to Ban Laptops on Flights from Europe

This week's meeting took place following news that the United States would extend its ban on in-flight laptops and other large electronics on flights coming from Europe . While the Middle East moratorium...More..

Senate Effort To Pass Bathroom, Property Tax Bills Backfires
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Senate Effort To Pass Bathroom, Property Tax Bills Backfires

The Trump administration already has relied on the House bill's healthcare spending cuts in its proposed federal budget. The finding is a blow to arguments from House GOP leaders who managed to get their ...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Comey's dismissal not discussed at meeting with Trump - Lavrov

Now, it appears that Comey wasn't the only intelligence official President Trump asked to stop probing his closest allies. The committee leaders are directing the two new subpoenas at Flynn's Virginia-bas...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies

The second most conservative thing, he added, is to price premiums as if the subsidies won't be paid. Many states would allow health insurance companies to exit the Obamacare markets this year, leaving th...More..

Fox News journalist gives eyewitness account of Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulting reporter
by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Fox News journalist gives eyewitness account of Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulting reporter

But Gianforte had absolutely no call to attack Jacobs, no matter how obnoxious his behavior or arrogant his demeanor. GOP lawmakers emerging from a closed-door caucus meeting on Capitol Hill on Thursday said ...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

In Tel Aviv, Trump Calls For Peace Between Israel And Palestine

During Trump's first stop on his four-nation tour, the Saudis pledged to spend billions on infrastructure projects in the USA and military equipment but the arms deal has raised red flags in Israel. Trump, wh...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

'23 million Americans to lose health insurance by 2026'

The CBO assessment of the American Health Care Act also does not detail the premium baseline that it relied on, but the Fact Checker was able to calculate it through a reference in a 2016 CBO report . The ...More..

by | Friday, May 26, 2017

Congressional analysis confirms fears about GOP health bill

That 10-year figure is slightly less than originally estimated. The proposal would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion over 10 years by reducing spending on Medicaid and eliminating some tax credits wh...More..