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White House warns Syria may be readying chemical attackThe White House warned strongman Bashar Assad that his regime would pay heavily for the slaughter of civilians.


 

White House tells ‘Obamacare victims’ that ‘help is on the way’ amid Senate pushOn Monday, Vice President Mike Pence held a “listening session” in his office with people who said they had negative experiences with Obamacare.


 

Donald Trump is on track to break his promises on Medicaid. It may not be a ‘read my lips’ moment.Bush went against his party in raising taxes, spurring outrage among conservatives - especially an ambitious House member from Georgia's Sixth District named Newt Gingrich - while Trump's position finally puts him in sync with his own party.


 

CBO: Senate health bill leads to 22 million fewer insured Americans by 2026The Senate health care bill would cause 22 million more people to be uninsured by 2026 than under current law, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office announced Monday.


 

Under Sessions, who will keep tabs on the cops?In a handful of cities, citizens and federal monitors struggle to continue police reforms as the Justice Department shows signs of backing off.


 

Senate GOP updates health care bill to include 6-month lockout for uninsuredSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday updated the health care bill he is whipping votes for to penalize people who do not have insurance and wish to purchase it on the exchanges. The new bill says that people who have lacked insurance coverage for 63 days or more must wait six months before reentering the marketplace. The Senate health care bill gets rid of Obamacare’s individual mandate that requires everyone to purchase health insurance or pay a fine.


 

Al Franken: Democrats ‘gotta stop riding in limousines’The Minnesota senator admits his party has a public perception problem — but not as big as the GOP’s when it comes to health care.


 

GOP lawmakers scramble to defend health care billYahoo News' continuing coverage of the Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. We’ll combine our own reporting with the best insights from around the Internet to give you the latest on the future of health care in America.


 

‘He colluded or obstructed’: Trump turns Russia suspicions against ObamaContinuing a theme he has pushed lately, the president took issue with his predecessor’s lack of response to Russian interference in the election.


 

White House adviser Ivanka Trump: ‘I try to stay out of politics’Ivanka Trump told “Fox & Friends” that she speaks up when she disagrees with her father on certain issues — but does not “profess to be a political savant.“


 

New York City gay pride paradeTens 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.


 

CBO likely to say millions lose coverage under Senate health care billExperts from across the spectrum expect the CBO to predict widespread coverage loss when it scores the Senate version of the health care bill.


 

As Trump tries to fix VA, GOP health care bill threatens coverage for millions of vetsThe president signed a bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs while a health care bill he supports threatens the care of countless vets.


 

Trump complains about Democrats’ rallying cry to ‘resist’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.


 

Ed Gillespie is not interested in the latest Trump tweetsEd 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.


 

Hillary Clinton: ‘If Republicans pass this bill, they’re the death party’Hillary Clinton didn’t mince words Friday when it came to the Senate Republicans’ health care legislation unveiled the day before.


 

White House wants more ‘outrage’ over Johnny Depp commentsThe White House spoke against suggestions of violence by an actor and a play but said less against similar remarks last year by a campaign supporter.


 

Key GOP senator on health care law: ‘This bill is not the answer’Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., announced at a Friday press conference that he’d vote against the Republican bill to repeal Obamacare.


 

Health Care Declassified No. 4: Was the Obamacare process really more transparent?Yahoo News peeks behind the curtain of secrecy surrounding the Republican health care bill to learn what we can about what it may contain.


 

Black off-duty cop shot by colleague while responding to car crashA complex situation involving a car crash and three sets of police led to the shooting of a black officer by a white one in St. Louis.


 

Mosul’s 800-year-old Great Mosque of al-Nuri destroyed as Iraqi troops close in on ISISThe Great Mosque of al-Nuri, a revered symbol of Islamic history, is destroyed, a victim of clashes between the Iraqi Army and an increasingly embattled ISIS.


 

Medical groups diagnose GOP health care bill: It’s not wellMedical groups reacted strongly to the Senate's healthcare bill that was released on June 22, 2017.


 

Obama approved ‘cyber weapons’ in response to Russian attacks: reportPresident Barack Obama’s team reportedly debated dozens of options for making Moscow pay for attempting to influence and discredit last year’s presidential election.


 

Trump: I bluffed Comey on ‘tapes’ to keep him honestPresident Trump’s warning last month that his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey might have been taped was an attempt to affect Comey’s public statements and his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the president admitted in an interview Friday morning. After refusing to comment for nearly six weeks, Trump finally acknowledged Thursday that he has no such tapes. “When he found out that I, you know, that there might be tapes out there, whether it’s governmental tapes or anything else, and who knows, I think his story may have changed,” Trump said of Comey in a “Fox & Friends” interview.


 

Ex-Homeland Security head: Trump is ‘sending signals’ that Russian hacking is toleratedFormer Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson said that President Trump is “sending signals” that Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election is acceptable.


 

In just a year, Republicans became far more skeptical of claims of racismOnly 32 percent of Republicans in 2016 said they believe African-Americans face “a lot of discrimination,” a significant drop from just a year earlier.


 

Obama: ‘The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill’Former President Barack Obama decried the Senate Republicans’ health care bill on Thursday in a lengthy Facebook post.


 

White House concedes Russia meddled in campaign, but denies it changed the resultThe 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.


 

Four GOP senators: We won’t vote for new health care billIn 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.


 

‘Die-in’ protesters dragged away from McConnell’s officeDramatizing 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.


 

‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’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 drag protesters away from McConnell’s office in ‘die-in’ against Medicaid cutsPolice 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.


 

Paul Ryan: It’s ‘premature’ to say whether House would pass Senate health care billHouse 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.


 

Trump admits he has no tapes of Comey meetingsAfter threatening to release tapes of conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, President Trump said Thursday he does not have such recordings.


 

Senate GOP health care bill looks a lot like ‘mean’ House oneAfter 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.


 

Trump fumes on Twitter after ex-Homeland Security chief testifies about Russian cyberattacksFormer 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.


 

Democratic congressman: Our ‘toxic’ brand under Pelosi makes it hard to winRep. Tim Ryan says the party’s “toxic” brand under House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is making it difficult for Dems to connect with voters.


 

Russia debacle destroys the last rationale for Trump, the myth of the genius CEOThere’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.


 

Buoyant Trump spouts boasts, proposals — and falsehoods — at Iowa rallyPresident Trump recapped his campaign's greatest hits and offered new policy ideas as well as blatant misstatements during a rally Wednesday night in Iowa.


 

Trump rallies supporters in Cedar Rapids, IowaPresident Donald Trump holds a marathon rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on June 21, 2017.


 

Tim Kaine: U.S. strikes on Syrian forces ‘completely illegal’Sen. Tim Kaine sharply condemned U.S. strikes on Syrian regime forces as “completely illegal.” He says President Trump needs a new AUMF.


 

Health Care Declassified No. 3: Senate bill still under construction, a day before scheduled rolloutYahoo News peeks behind the curtain of secrecy surrounding the Republican health care bill to learn what we can about what it may contain.


 

Bitter Ga. loss provides backdrop for Democrats to reflect on party’s futureIn 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.


 

The anthropologist of the alt-right: An interview with Angela NagleTime was spent both during the campaign and in the aftermath of President Trump’s election attempting to explain the alt-right, a phenomenon embracing everything from frog memes on Twitter to neo-Nazis giving the “Sieg heil” salute at a Washington conference. Enter Angela Nagle, a Dublin-based writer and academic.


 

Alexandria shooter carried list of 6 members of Congress, FBI confirmsOn James T. Hodgkinson, investigators found a piece of paper with the names of six members of Congress. The FBI did not disclose the names of those lawmakers.


 

Bloomberg says Trump should ‘stop tweeting’ and let Russia probe run its course“When there’s an allegation, you have to have a competent, independent investigation that will find something wrong or remove the cloud,” Bloomberg said.


 

Trump team takes victory lap after GOP special-election winsThe president and his supporters celebrated on social media late Tuesday night after Republicans secured a pair of victories in congressional races in Georgia and South Carolina.


 

Ex-Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson: DNC and state officials dismissed Russia warnings last yearFormer Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he tried to assist state election officials and the Democratic National Committee amid Russian cyberattacks but was rebuffed.


 

Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia House race, beating back liberal waveFormer Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the hotly contested congressional special election in suburban Atlanta Tuesday.


 

Ossoff vs. Handel: Georgia’s special electionFormer Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the hotly contested congressional special election in suburban Atlanta Tuesday. Handel garnered 52 percent of the vote compared with Ossoff’s 48 percent when the Associated Press called the race Tuesday night.


 


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