Today Westfield Corporation debuts “Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel,” an immersive exhibit of museum-quality, near-life-size reproductions of the iconic masters’ frescoes that adorn the Sistine Chapel in Rome. The breathtaking “Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel” allows visitors to experience one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements: Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced in near original size in a format that allows viewers to get face to face with the artist’s masterpieces.
Republican attitudes toward African-Americans hardened significantly in 2016, according to an authoritative new study. Only 32 percent of Republican voters in 2016 said they believe that African-Americans face “a lot of discrimination.” That was a significant drop from just a year earlier, when the Public Religion Research Institute asked the same question. In that survey, 46 percent of Republicans responded that blacks experience significant discrimination.
The White House Thursday addressed the joint intelligence report that found Russia had attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, more than five months after the report’s conclusions were made public. First, on Twitter, President Trump dismissed the concerns about Russia as a “big Dem HOAX” and suggested that his predecessor, President Barack Obama, did little to confront the problem. White House aides then clarified Trump’s remarks and said he believes there was Russian meddling but is certain it did not affect the outcome of the race.
China has long been North Korea’s main ally and trading partner, but relations are increasingly strained by continued missile testing and provocations by the regime of Kim Jong Un. At least three-quarters of trade between the two nations flows through points along its 880-mile-long shared border, a divide that reveals stark contrasts in development.
In a potentially game-changing move, four conservative senators quickly announced Thursday afternoon that they oppose the health care bill rolled out by Republican Senate leadership earlier in the day. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and Ron Johnson, R-Wis. said in a statement that the proposal did not go far enough to overhaul the current system. “There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system, but it does not appear that this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to the Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs,” the group said in the release.
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Dramatizing fears that Senate Republican’s Better Care Reconciliation Act’s cuts to Medicaid would prevent millions of low income Americans from accessing life-saving care, activism group ADAPT dramatized what those deaths could look like — in front of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office doors.
Bernie Sanders delivered his scathing critique of the Trump administration in a speech discussing the threat of authoritarianism in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Police forcibly removed protesters who had pretended to die in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office after he unveiled the Better Care Reconciliation Act on Thursday morning.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., declined to say Thursday whether the House would take up Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s health care bill if the Republican leader manages to push it through the Senate. “They’re just beginning their process,” Ryan said, adding he believes it will be a “lengthy” one. McConnell declared on the Senate floor Thursday that he believes the Senate could pass the sweeping legislation as soon as next week.
After threatening to release tapes of conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, President Trump said Thursday he does not have such recordings.
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After weeks of secret negotiations, Senate Republicans on Thursday released their much-anticipated proposal to repeal Obamacare, unveiling a plan that would cut Medicaid and reduce penalties for not buying insurance. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the House plan would result in 23 million fewer people covered than under current law. “From what I understand their bill tracks in many ways along the lines of the House bill,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson testifies about Russian meddling in the 2016 election before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill June 21, 2017. President Trump fired off a barrage of tweets Thursday morning, hammering away at the “big Dem scam” and “big Dem HOAX!” in the aftermath of former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s testimony the day before about Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election. In particular, Trump seized upon Johnson’s comment that the Democratic National Committee was among those who rebuffed his department’s offer for assistance during the Russian attack.
Rep. Tim Ryan says the party’s “toxic” brand under House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is making it difficult for Dems to connect with voters.
A long line of mourners waited to enter funeral services early Thursday, June 22 for Otto Warmbier, the U.S. student imprisoned in North Korea who returned home last week in a coma that proved fatal.
There’s nothing wrong with the notion of a CEO president. But what the revelations around Russia prove is that Trump doesn’t actually run things well.
President Trump recapped his campaign's greatest hits and offered new policy ideas as well as blatant misstatements during a rally Wednesday night in Iowa.
Sen. Tim Kaine sharply condemned U.S. strikes on Syrian regime forces as “completely illegal.” He says President Trump needs a new AUMF.
Yahoo News peeks behind the curtain of secrecy surrounding the Republican health care bill to learn what we can about what it may contain.
Around 13,000 people gathered at Stonehenge on Wednesday, June 21, to witness the summer solstice sunrise at Britain's most famous prehistoric monument.
In the wake of Jon Ossoff’s stinging defeat in the House race in Atlanta’s suburbs last night, the question now is: How do Democrats pick up the pieces? Under this scenario, Democrats would embrace candidates who excoriate the wealthiest “1 percent” and promise to curb income inequality, zero out public college and university tuition and enact single-payer universal health care. There are also Democratic warnings that Ossoff’s tepid handling of President Trump misfired.