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“Despite what the press writes, I have great relationships with, actually, many senators, but, in particular, with most Republican senators,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with his Cabinet. “But we’re not getting the job done. Trump on Congress: "We're not getting the job done. The president specifically blamed Senate Republicans for failing to follow through on a years-old GOP pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Senate leaders shelved their repeal bill last month after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and at least two other Republicans said they’d vote against it.
Without the subsidies, insurance companies will be forced to raise rates on everyone else who buys Obamacare coverage. Analysts say many middle-class Americans could see their premiums jump by 30 to 60 percent.
Deborah Drahus Capo knew she’d have to leave Puerto Rico the moment she emerged from the bathroom where she had holed up throughout Hurricane Maria last month. Ten days after the storm devastated the island, Drahus Capo boarded a flight to Florida with her daughter and granddaughter in tow. “It’s like they pulled the rug out from under me: I had my life, my clients, and all of a sudden I’m on plane to Miami,” she told HuffPost last week.
Calmer winds offered northern California a slight break from the raging, deadly wildfires on Sunday even as they continued to burn over 217,000 acres, authorities said.
Shocking footage that shows a little boy riding a 20-foot python in the streets of northern Vietnam is quickly making its way around the internet. In the video, a three-year-old named Truong is happily straddling the reptile like a horse, swimming in
In an exclusive inventive, Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) tells Chuck Todd that the White House is "weakening" long-standing international alliance and allowing authoritarian governments to rise.
More than 11,000 firefighters were battling over a dozen large wildfires in California on Monday as body recovery teams searched incinerated homes for victims of the blazes that have left 41 people dead. California fire officials said they had made good progress fighting the fires over the weekend and a forecast of rain this week could further help their efforts. Sheriff Rob Giordano said 88 people were still missing in Sonoma County, the county hardest-hit by the fires that began eight days ago.
Experts have warned Congress that it is ignoring a newly-developed weapon from North Korea which could shut down the US power grid and kill the vast majority of Americans within a year. Two members of the disbanded congressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) commission said at a recent House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing that a nuclear EMP attack from Kim Jong Un was the “biggest threat” to the US yet it remains “unacknowledged” by the government. More attention has been focused on the regime’s continued testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles this year, but the dictatorship also recently claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb underground in September.
In June, a band of artists furtively installed a massive, red, digital clock on the exterior of a building on the Queens waterfront. The giant clock ― perhaps like you ― is marking the hours until President Donald Trump’s first term comes to a close.
The Israeli military said it struck and destroyed an anti-aircraft battery deep in Syria on Monday after it had opened fire on Israeli jets flying over Lebanon — the first such incident of Syrian forces targeting Israeli planes since the civil war began in 2011.
“I still believe (and pray) Trump will resign by year end to avoid worse humiliation – e.g.indictment by Mueller, or 25th amendment removal,” Schwartz tweeted on Thursday. Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller and congress leave him no choice,” Schwartz wrote at the time. The writer’s most recent comment followed a day of alarming accounts of how some close to the president view his probable longevity in office.
This “Saturday Night Live” sketch came straight out of a nightmare. “SNL” turned Kellyanne Conway into the terrifying villain from Stephen King’s ‘It’ but, of course, with a spin. Poor CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, played by Alex Moffat, found the Kellywise creature hanging out in the sewer on a dark and stormy night, desperate to get on television again.
Defense attorneys argued Sunday that the wrong man is on trial and that their client, Quinton Tellis, should be found innocent because 19-year-old Jessica Chambers told firefighters that someone named Eric or Derek set her on fire. "'Eric' is not on trial today, but ladies and gentlemen, he should be," attorney Darla Palmer said during closing arguments on the sixth day of Tellis' capital murder trial. District Attorney John Champion said Chambers, who died hours after being set on fire, suffered severe damage to her mouth and throat and could not pronounce the letter T.
Israeli archaeologists in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday unveiled a newly unearthed section of the Western Wall and the first Roman public structure ever discovered in the city, they said. Archaeologist Joe Uziel said he and his colleagues knew the wall section was there and had expected to find a Roman street at its base. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), which conducted the two-year dig, said that historical sources mentioned such structures but in 150 years of modern archaeological research in the city none had been found.
The death toll from Saturday’s truck bombing in Somalia’s capital is now over 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as this country reeled from the deadliest single attack it’s ever experienced. More people have died of their wounds in the past few hours, said Dr. Abdulkadir Adam of Aamin Ambulance. Saturday’s truck bombing targeted a crowded street in Mogadishu, and about 300 others were injured.
Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells. Nearly a month after the hurricane made landfall, Puerto Rico is only beginning to come to grips with a massive environmental emergency that has no clear end in sight.
President Donald Trump joked that Vice President Mike Pence “wants to hang” all gay people, according to a profile of Pence published in The New Yorker on Monday. The article, entitled, “The Danger of President Pence,” details various viewpoints held by the socially conservative vice president that clash with Trump’s. Two sources told the magazine Trump has teased Pence about his stances toward religion, abortion and the LGBTQ community.
Tomato plants, Tang, and dehydrated ice cream (or maybe not) all come to mind when thinking of the unlikely things NASA has blasted into Earth's orbit over the decades. Unclear, Bresnick said. "A fidget spinner in space! How long does it spin?
The Environmental Protection Agency will stop issuing new environmental regulations in response to lawsuits from outside groups, ending a practice that conservatives say had been used by environmental groups during the Obama Administration to speed up the process, the agency’s head said Monday. In a briefing for reporters, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said that the reversal was a matter of following proper procedure. “We are no longer going to be engaged in that practice,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a briefing for reporters.
Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump had a lot of ground to cover this week during “Saturday Night Live’s” cold open sketch. While promising to talk “only” about his “amazing” tax plan, Baldwin’s Trump struggled to stay on message.
Politicians from North and South Korea will not hold direct talks in Russia on Monday about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program despite attending the same event and being urged to do so by Moscow, Russian news agencies said on Sunday. Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament, is due to discuss the missile crisis in separate talks with a deputy head of North Korea's legislature and the head of South Korea's parliament on the sidelines of a congress of parliamentarians in St Petersburg on Monday.
The man charged with stashing a jar filled with explosive chemicals and nails at a western North Carolina airport was freed just eight days earlier after a short prison stint for an earlier crime. Michael Christopher Estes, 46, is charged with leaving a homemade bomb near a terminal at Asheville's airport on Oct. 6 and later telling investigators he sought to "fight a war on U.S. soil," according to court documents released last week. The Citizen-Times of Asheville reports that records show he attacked a Swain County man with a hatchet and knife earlier this year.
Zumwalt, unable to get close enough to target with guns and Kirov, unable to use its radar-guided weapons, both break off to fight another day. The recent decline in relations between Russia and the West has put ship-vs.-ship warfare back on the table. After more than a decade of supporting land wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, the U.S. Navy is reinvesting in the core mission of sinking ships.
Desperate Somalis searched for news of missing loved-ones on Monday, after a massive truck bomb in Mogadishu killed at least 276 people and left 300 injured in the deadliest ever attack to hit the conflict-torn nation. Residents of the Somali capital, while wearily accustomed to regular bombs and attacks by Islamist militants, have been left stunned by the monster explosion Saturday which gutted surrounding buildings and left victims burned beyond recognition. The government said it had set up an emergency committee to help relatives find the missing, with a crisis centre in the capital that residents can turn to.
A family in Alabama mourns the loss of a 3-year-old girl after she tragically died at an ice cream shop. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more.