The Congressional Budget Office's report projected the bill would reduce the federal deficit by $321 million.Could spell trouble for moderates »
President Trump arrives onstage to speak at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 21, 2017. WASHINGTON — As the Senate barrels toward a vote on the health care bill that caps per-person Medicaid funding and undoes the expansion of the program under Obama, opponents of the measure point to Trump’s many campaign 2016 statements promising to protect Medicaid. “I am going to save Medicare and Medicaid,” Donald Trump tweeted in 2015.
An oil tanker truck crashed on a busy highway in Pakistan Sunday, killing at least 153 people when it exploded as crowds rushed to the scene to collect leaking fuel.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sat down with Chuck Todd for an exclusive interview to discuss Senate Republicans' healthcare repeal plan.
A lawyer who once represented former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a racial profiling case has testified that he had several meetings with Arpaio to discuss a court order that barred traffic patrols targeting immigrants. Attorney Tim Casey was forced to testify Monday at Arpaio's trial on a criminal contempt-of-court charge for prolonging the patrols after a judge ordered them stopped. The questioning got bogged down in objections over whether attorney-client privilege barred Casey from providing details of his conversations with Arpaio.
By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered an audio message to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday, two senior presidency sources said, his first public statement since he left for Britain on medical leave on May 7. Buhari, a Muslim from the north, made the address, calling for peace and unity, in the Hausa language spoken widely in that part of the country. The presidency did not release video footage or photographs of Buhari making the recording heard by Reuters in which the president's voice sounds weak.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) joins Meet the Press for an exclusive interview to explain why he isn't prepared to vote for the Senate's healthcare bill.
An eight-hour ceasefire in a Philippine city allowing residents to celebrate the end of Ramadan came to an abrupt end Sunday afternoon as the government continued its offensive against Islamist militants occupying parts of war-torn Marawi. Assaults backed by air and artillery bombardment had stopped at the start of Islamic prayers at 6am but gunfire broke out as soon as the truce ended around 2pm, AFP reporters in Marawi said. Regional military commander Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez said the truce also allowed five Muslim religious leaders to enter ground zero and negotiate with the militants to release civilian hostages, especially children, women and the elderly.
Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend. "Bill (Shinker) put my son on the phone," Kerrigan said. Orange County coroner's officials had misidentified the body, the Orange County Register reported Friday (http://bit.ly/2tZSyZj).
The shadowy hacker collective Anonymous believes that NASA is about to announce that it has discovered alien life of some kind. We've looked into these claims and concluded they are, at best, a bone-headed misunderstanding of mundane statements from
Tens of thousands of marchers paraded through New York streets Sunday in a huge Gay Pride parade, with many proudly carrying rainbow flags or waving virulently anti-Trump signs.On foot, astride motorcycles or riding on flatbed trucks, participants slowly
President Trump admitted that he likes divisive rhetoric as a campaign tactic, but now finds it frustrating when it is used by Democrats to counter his agenda. “Their theme is resist,” Trump said during an interview aired on “Fox & Friends” Sunday. “They’ve become obstructionists” – President Trump says Dems' continued opposition to his agenda is not what Americans want.
The pilot twice asked passengers to pray on Air Asia flight D7237 from Australia to Malaysia as the plane shook like a "washing machine" for two hours, according to passengers.
The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve. The settlement to be paid to Valerie Castile, who is the family's trustee, was announced Monday and comes less than two weeks after officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter and other charges connected to her son's death. Castile, a 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker, was shot five times by Yanez during a traffic stop after Castile informed the officer he was armed.
A New Jersey College president fired a professor for appearing on Fox News.
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) join Meet the Press for an exclusive joint interview to talk about the future of the Democratic party.
A droopy-eyed white dog apparently looking for its owner has been found in the rubble of a landslide that buried a village in southwest China, a state broadcaster said Sunday. A rescuer was seen on English-language channel CGTN trying to coax the downcast canine away from the mound of rocks and earth that has left more than 100 people missing in Xinmo, Sichuan province, but the animal refused to leave. Little doggie, where is your owner?" a rescuer could be heard saying off camera as the dog sits with its ears dropped down.
The top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Sunday criticized the administration of former President Barack Obama for not taking earlier and tougher action against Russia for its alleged hacks aimed at swaying the Nov. 8 election for Donald Trump. "The Obama administration should have done a lot more when it became clear that not only was Russia intervening, but it was being directed at the highest levels of the Kremlin," said Representative Adam Schiff on CNN's "State of the Union" program. The Obama administration imposed sanctions in December on two Russian intelligence agencies over their alleged involvement in hacking political groups during the election, but those sanctions were too little, too late, Schiff said.
Six people, including three children, were injured Sunday after a car ran into a large crowd gathered to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the northern English city of Newcastle. Police believe a woman who had been celebrating Eid with her family was driving the car that struck the crowd outside the Westgate Sports Center, Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best said. Northumbria Police arrested the woman, 42, who remained in custody.
A day at the amusement park became anything but fun for a girl who's seen in video dangling from a ride as shocked bystanders wait anxiously to catch her from below. The unidentified 14-year-old was at a Six Flags Great Escape outside Albany Saturday night when the sheriff's office said in a statement that the girl was on the Sky Ride when the operator got word someone was in distress. In a video of the rescue caught on video by witness Loren Lent and licensed by Viral Hog, the teen slips out from the two-person car she was sharing with a relative and momentarily dangles 25-feet in the air.
Ed Gillespie has a tricky road ahead of him as he campaigns for Virginia governor this year. The Republican nominee wants to talk about state issues, not President Trump, not Russia and certainly not what’s on Twitter. The latest sign is that former President Obama has already decided to campaign for the Democratic nominee, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam.
Officials arrested 31-year-old Michael Ren Wysolovski in connection to Burns’ disappearance
A close look at labor statistics shows that retail jobs are falling, even as the national unemployment figure stays low.
Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multidecked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia’s Penol-Guatape reservoir on Sunday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said. Ninety-nine people were rescued, Margarita
The confirmed return of great white sharks to Cape Cod has rattled some boaters and beachgoers. In 2016, there were 53 unprovoked shark attacks in the U.S. — none fatal — according to the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack File.
Ocean levels rose 50 percent faster in 2014 than in 1993, with meltwater from the Greenland ice sheet now supplying 25 percent of total sea level increase compared with just five percent 20 years earlier, researchers reported Monday. "This result is important because the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)" -- the UN science advisory body -- "makes a very conservative projection of total sea level rise by the end of the century," at 60 to 90 centimetres (24 to 35 inches), said Peter Wadhams, a professor of ocean physics at the University of Oxford who did not take part in the research. Greenland alone contains enough frozen water to lift oceans by about seven metres (23 feet), though experts disagree on the global warming threshold for irreversible melting, and how long that would take once set in motion.