Another Europe trip for Melania Trump means forging new relationships

July 6, 2017

(CNN)First lady Melania Trump is back in Europe. “This trip, for me, has been very special, and I will never forget the women and children I met,” the first lady said at the end of the visit, speaking to American troops and their families in Sicily. “As one of the kids at the hospital that I visit said in a picture he drew for me: We are all the same.”…


Grenfell tower: Scenes in flats ‘apocalyptic’, says coroner – BBC News

July 5, 2017

The meeting was held at the Olympia conference centre in West Kensington on Tuesday evening. Three hospitals fail fire safety checks Reality Check: The Grenfell rehousing promise Grenfell Tower inquiry ‘will be broad’ Will a public inquiry deliver answers? What happened at Grenfell Tower? Grenfell Tower fire: Who were the victims? Lotifa Begum, a co-ordinator for the charity Muslim Aid, told the Press Association some of those in attendance were…


Republicans Asked For Obamacare Horror Stories. It Didnt Go Well.

July 5, 2017

Indiana Republicans called for people to share Obamacare horror stories on social media, but the only horror many people expressed was at the idea of losing it if the GOP repeal plan passes Congress. Instead, they recounted how the Affordable Care Act had helped them, and urged Republicans to keep it in place. Obamacare means that my baby who fought leukemia and won cant be denied coverage for a pre-existing…


Listen to review bodies on public sector pay, says Gove – BBC News

July 3, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGove’s quick-fire answers on the Andrew Marr show – Brexit and his return to the cabinet The government should listen to review bodies’ recommendations for public sector pay, Michael Gove has said. His comments come as the prime minister and chancellor face increasing pressure from ministers and backbenchers to end the 1% public sector pay cap. The environment secretary did not call…


Republicans Keep Using This Shockingly Dishonest Argument To Sell Their Health Care Plan

June 29, 2017

What might take the cake, however, is one of the GOPs main rationales for why Obamacare needs to be junked rather than simply shored up. Key Republicans, includingHealth and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, argue that the law enacted in 2010 failed because millions of people still have no health insurance. Meanwhile, they push legislation that would add to this problem. Thats not to say that the current draft of…


Donald Trump has a chance to step up for a signature win

June 28, 2017

Washington (CNN)Your turn, Mr. President. The contrast was obvious to the euphoric Rose Garden rally that Trump hosted with GOP House members after they passed their Obamacare repeal bill in May. This time, Republicans sat around tables in the East Room expressing frustration at negative ads being aired against moderate Sen. Dean Heller, who has opposed the bill. The delay in the Senate vote represents a failure — that could…


Sen. Murkowski on health care bill: ‘I don’t have enough information’

June 27, 2017

Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Monday that she doesn’t “have enough information” to vote for on the Senate GOP’s health care bill. Murkowski’s comments come just hours after the Congressional Budget Office released a report on the Senate bill’s impact, prompting multiple Republicans to express doubts about the legislation or reiterate that they would not vote for the bill in its current form.


Theresa May’s DUP-Tory deal criticised as ‘shabby and reckless’ – BBC News

June 27, 2017

May’s deal with the DUP Where does this leave power-sharing talks? Where will the money go? Who are the DUP? Negotiations lasted 18 days after the general election on 8 June resulted in a hung parliament. The support of the DUP, added to the Tories’ 317 MPs, means Mrs May passes the 326 figure needed for an overall Commons majority under a “confidence and supply” arrangement planned to last until…


‘Trumpcare’ would send her to Mexico for birth control

June 26, 2017

(CNN)All Ariana and Kevin Gonzalez want is birth control. But the California couple says that if the Republican alternative to Obamacare becomes law, they’ll be driving over the border to Mexico to get it. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. California community health centers would be put under “untenable stress” if Planned Parenthood centers were defunded, according to a group representing…


Koch brothers’ political network critical of Senate healthcare bill

June 25, 2017

Colorado Springs (CNN)As growing opposition imperiled passage of the Senate version of the healthcare bill, leaders of the conservative Koch network voiced sharp criticism of the legislation at their donor retreat here — stating that the bill needed dramatic changes before they would support it. “This Senate bill needs to get better. It has to get better,” said Tim Phillips, a top lieutenant in the network who recently met with…


There’s a good reason governments aren’t startups

June 18, 2017

Jeb Bush wearing a hoodie in a video message to Mark Zuckerberg.Image: shutterstock/jeb!/mashable composite The hot new name in tech is France, a centuries-old startup that provides security, healthcare, and education in exchange for taxes. Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the country needs to “think and move more like a startup” and, presumably, less like a stodgy social democracy. SEE ALSO: Trump’s treasury secretary is…


Hunt and Javid told of care plan just before manifesto launch – BBC News

June 17, 2017

BBC Two’s Newsnight has been told that Mr Hunt and Mr Javid were informed of the proposal for the manifesto at a late hour because future social care policy was being examined in the Cabinet Office rather than in their departments. Ben Gummer, the then Cabinet Office minister who was co-author of the manifesto, was taking the lead in drawing up a Green Paper on social care due for publication…


Tech now rules the world’s most valuable brands ranking

June 14, 2017

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images It wasn’t long ago that classic American icons like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Marlboro were considered the pinnacle of branding success. But over the past decade, Silicon Valley giants have rapidly edged out legacy household names in terms of brand value, according to one of the industry’s leading indexes. Whereas tech companies occupied just three of the top 10 spots in research firm Kantar Millward Brown’s BrandZ…


This chatbot was inspired by Spock and he wants to talk about your mental health

June 9, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable When you launch Woebot in Facebook Messenger, the chatbot’s cerulean blue eyes peer out from the screen. He looks concerned, a little quizzical. He invites you to chat. Within a few messages he explains his purpose: “So here’s how I work, I’m going to ask you about your mood and as I get to know you, I’ll teach you some good stuff.” SEE ALSO: How…


Apple gave us new Photos, Maps, and Siri: Check out what you missed at WWDC

June 6, 2017

Image: stephen lam/Getty Images June means one thing in the tech world: Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is here. Apple CEO Tim Cook gave the WWDC 2017 keynote speech earlier today in San Jose, California. From the highly anticipated Siri speaker to the new iOS, Cook gave Apple superfans a lot to look forward to in the months to come. SEE ALSO: Apple finally reveals its Siri-powered Amazon Echo killer…


Trump’s EPA Chief Aided Polluters For Years. Now Suddenly He Says The Mess Is A Priority

June 1, 2017

WASHINGTON If you listen to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator , the biggest environmental problem facing the United States isnt climate change (, anyway), or lead-tainted drinking water or . Its that Barack Obama didnt clean up the most contaminated and hazardous sites across the country. A declared that Pruitt was here to clean up the Obama administrations toxic mess. The former Oklahoma attorney general would have the American people believe…


‘Back To The Future’ Fan Popped Doing 88 MPH In DeLorean

May 31, 2017

Spencer White of Saugus, California, purchased a DeLorean a month ago after pining for the 1980s-era sports car for 10 years. White checked the speedometer and realized he was going 85 mph, three miles less than the speed the car in the movie needs to travel back in time. I thought, lets take it up to 88 mph, White told the paper. I only got three more miles to go….


General election 2017: Sturgeon to unveil SNP manifesto – BBC News

May 30, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly said that “now is not the time” for a second referendum on independence. ‘Strong opposition’ And the Conservative manifesto promises there will be no referendum until the Brexit process has “played out” and unless there is “public consent” for one to be held – although it does not specify what that means. Speaking ahead of launching her party’s manifesto, Ms Sturgeon said the SNP…


Senate introduces first bill to provide insurance for gig workers

May 26, 2017

Uber drivers are getting some attention from the Senate.Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock We know about the problems with the gig economy: workers who drive for Uber, deliver food for Postmates, and run errands on TaskRabbit don’t have health insurance or any other guarantees or benefits from their employers and their ranks are only growing. While the growth of gig jobs has gotten lots of attention from major companies, research firms, and…


After Saving A Fox From A Fur Farm, We Decided To Get Him A Friend So He Wouldnt Feel Lonely

May 25, 2017

Everyone knows Juniper – a very nice fox and her dog friend. I love her as well. But let me introduce another wonderful couple – Jay and Saimon! Those are our pets, Jay the fox and Saimon I’ve been working from home that’s why I was always nearby I always find this nice muzzle like this in the morning New Year 2017 Playful… But she always tries to steal something….


Trump’s doublespeak in Saudi Arabia

May 22, 2017

(CNN)If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Donald Trump, it is that he has no qualms about contradicting himself to get what he wants. In Saudi Arabia, he wanted a $110 billion arms deal — not to promote peace and tolerance, as he later proclaimed in his Sunday speech. Thus, his speech will not “be remembered as the beginning of peace in the Middle East,” as he loftily put it,…


Transgender Twitter isn’t here for the platform’s gendered assumptions

May 21, 2017

Image: MAshable/Twitter Transgender Twitter users aren’t here for the platform’s gendered assumptions. And they sure aren’t hesitating to make that known. Here’s the deal: Twitter released a new set of tools on May 17 which allow users to see and control the data advertisers use to target ads on the social media platform. While the move was a clear effort to increase transparency and trust between users and the social…


Twitter has things to say about that ‘new’ eyebrow wig trend but there’s more to the story

May 19, 2017

Move aside microblading, bloggers are hailing stick-on eyebrow wigs as the next biggest beauty trend. But, this new trend may well be a step too far for the internet. People have been taking to Twitter believe that bloggers are appropriating the wigs, which have long been used by people experiencing hair loss due to alopecia and chemotherapy. SEE ALSO: Feather eyebrows are a trend now and it’s tearing everyone apart…