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GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

Posted yesterday in National

Congress' official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill.



Trump team eyes public asset sales to pay for infrastructure

Posted yesterday in National

The Trump administration is eyeing plans to encourage the sale of public assets, such as airports and bridges, to help pay for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's aging infrastructure, an administration official said Wednesday.



Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

Posted 5/23/2017 in National

President Donald Trump is sending Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts in a range of support programs for low-income individuals to balance the government's books over the next decade.



UK blast: Blood, horror as bomber strikes young crowd

Posted 5/23/2017 in National

For the young crowd of music fans, the Ariana Grande concert was supposed to be a night of high-energy candy pop. But the fun on a school night quickly turned into sheer terror.



In Jerusalem, Trump solemnly remembers Holocaust victims

Posted 5/23/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Tuesday solemnly paid tribute to the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust, calling on the world to never forget "history's darkest hour."



Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied

Posted 5/23/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in rebuffing a subpoena Monday in the investigation into Russia's election meddling.



Prosecutor: Too early to call school stabbing a hate crime

Posted 5/23/2017 in National

Authorities appealed for patience Monday from two college communities reacting in shock, fear and anger after a white University of Maryland student was arrested in what police called the unprovoked stabbing of a black Bowie State University student.



Prospect of NAFTA rewrite gives US farmers a case of jitters

Posted 5/22/2017 in National

A sizable majority of rural Americans backed Donald Trump's presidential bid, drawn to his calls to slash environmental rules, strengthen law enforcement and replace the federal health care law.



Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump's budget proposal

Posted 5/22/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill.



Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

Posted 5/22/2017 in National

A black Texas congressman said Saturday that he's been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Donald Trump.



Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

Posted 5/22/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the "ultimate deal."



North Korea: Ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

Posted 5/22/2017 in National

North Korea says it's ready to deploy and start mass-producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there following a test launch it claims confirmed the missile's combat readiness and is an "answer" to U.S. President Donald Trump's policies.



Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists

Posted 5/20/2017 in National

President Donald Trump will use his first visit to the Middle East to call for unity in the fight against radicalism in the Muslim world, casting the challenge as a "battle between good and evil" and urging Arab leaders to "drive out the terrorists from your places of worship," according to a draft of the speech obtained by The Associated Press.



Report: FBI probe moves into White House

Posted 5/20/2017 in National

President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of "nut job" James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation had moved into the White House, according to reports Friday that pursued the president as he began his maiden foreign trip.



Study: Higher-income youth employed more than lower-income

Posted 5/20/2017 in National

Teenagers from higher-income families are more likely to hold jobs than those from lower-income households, according to University of New Hampshire research that suggests employment itself has become an extracurricular activity.



Gen. Lee the last Confederate statue removed in New Orleans

Posted 5/20/2017 in National

They were among the city's oldest landmarks, as cemented to the landscape of New Orleans as the Superdome and St. Louis Cathedral: a stone obelisk heralding white supremacy and three statues of Confederate stalwarts.



NAACP president won't be returning as leader

Posted 5/20/2017 in National

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks will not be returning as the leader of the nation's oldest civil rights organization after his contract expires this summer, officials said Friday.



Fox News founder Roger Ailes died of complications from fall

Posted 5/19/2017 in National

Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America's political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes.



Former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

Posted 5/18/2017 in National

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was given sweeping power Wednesday to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, with a broad mandate that could encompass any questionable actions of President Donald Trump's associates and possibly even the circumstances of last week's abrupt firing of James Comey.



Trump lashes out at critics, 'naysayers,' unfair treatment

Posted 5/18/2017 in National

President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at his "critics and naysayers" following more than a week of negative news coverage beginning with his sudden decision to fire James Comey as FBI director.



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