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.”…

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Will Neera Tanden’s call not to let Trump’s tweets distract penetrate Keith Olbermann’s bunker?

July 5, 2017

Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, is making a concerted effort to keep Obamacare in place, though the tactics such as forming a human chain around the Capitol in protest seem about as productive as “Handsmaid’s Tale” (or zombie) cosplay get-togethers or queer dance protests outside Mitch McConnell’s house. On Saturday, however, Tanden gave some cogent advice that her field army in the mainstream media is unlikely…

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Bernie Sanders observes Independence Day weekend by celebrating government dependence

July 4, 2017

It’s difficult to know what to do with Bernie Sanders sometimes. He’s not a Democrat, and yet he has a devoted following among them. He was the featured attraction of the so-called 2017 “unity tour” with new DNC chair Tom Perez and took the opportunity to bash Democrats for their failing policies and inability to win elections. Add to that he’s a democratic socialist who has three houses and was…

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Anderson Cooper Uses Trumps Own Words To Show How Weak The President Is

June 30, 2017

The president of the United States is the most powerful person in the world. The president is the spokesman for democracy and liberty. Isnt it time we brought back the pomp and circumstance and the sense of awe for that office that we all held? Cooper quoted. The book he was quoting: Trumps 2015 campaign tome,Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again. Its not normal, Cooper said. This is…

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China refuses cancer treatment abroad for Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo

June 30, 2017

Beijing (CNN)Nobel prize winning Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been refused permission to travel overseas to receive cancer treatment. His case has come under an international spotlight amid allegations from his supporters that he had become gravely ill because his cancer wasn’t treated in prison. In a statement released Wednesday, Shenyang authorities appeared to attempt to dispel this speculation, saying his cancer was diagnosed less than a month ago, on…

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California says key ingredient in Roundup weed killer can cause cancer

June 30, 2017

(CNN)One of the most popular herbicides in the world can cause cancer, California health officials say, and they might demand warnings saying so. California keeps a list of carcinogenic chemicals because of a law commonly called Proposition 65, which “requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.” The decision to add glyphosate to that list stemmed from…

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National Guard Fast Facts

June 29, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at the National Guard, a reserve military force and the oldest component of the US armed forces. Other reserve groups have no affiliation with the National Guard. (Ex. Army Reserve) Each US state, territory and Washington DC has its own National Guard. The National Guard takes an oath to perform state or federal missions and can be deployed for either. A governor can call up troops to…

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Rep. Pete King on health care bill: ‘It’s wrong to pass something for the sake of passing it’

June 29, 2017

(CNN)Hours after President Donald Trump told reporters to expect a “big surprise” on the stalled Senate health care bill, one Republican lawmaker slammed the bill, invoking the “do no harm” principle. The New York lawmaker voted for the House health care bill, but has come out against the Senate bill. “The Senate did, as far as I can tell, take care of the pre-existing conditions questions, but if anything, they’ve…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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California Adds Herbicide Used By Monsanto To List Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals

June 27, 2017

Monsanto vowed to continue its legal fight against the designation, required under a state law known as Proposition 65, and called the decision unwarranted on the basis of science and the law. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto Co’s popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer on July 7. OEHHA said the designation of glyphosate under Proposition 65 will proceed following…

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Mother of boy with rare genetic disorder tweets hospital bill

June 27, 2017

(CNN)As lawmakers push to get a health care bill through the Senate, one New Jersey mom is speaking out. On Friday, she tweeted her son’s latest hospital bill and it went viral. “It seems fitting that, with the #TrumpCare debate raging, I got this bill in the mail today from Ethan’s most recent open heart surgery,” she wrote Chandra also added up what their bill would have been without insurance:…

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President Stephen Colbert in 2020?

June 26, 2017

(CNN)“Ladies and gentleman, please welcome the 46th President of the United States: Stephen T. Colbert.” Colbert’s remarks came Friday during an appearance on the Russian late night TV show, “Evening Urgant.” While being interviewed by the show’s host, Ivan Urgant, Colbert revealed that he had a big announcement. Then, with a straight face, Colbert declared, “I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020.”…

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‘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…

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Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 25, 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8875114h) President Donald Trump is greeted by supporters during a rally, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Trump, Cedar Rapids, USA – 21 Jun 2017 Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock They might not be perfect, but they’re winners. In 2017, it’s a common refrain. For example: It’s how Donald Trump supporters justify supporting Donald Trump. And it’s also how Travis Kalanick supporters still justify supporting Travis Kalanick. Let’s be clear:…

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Trump Reaches Out To Lawmakers On Healthcare As Another Says ‘No’

June 24, 2017

President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their partys healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a very, very narrow path to passage. White House officials said on Friday that Trump has been in touch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and made calls on Thursday and Friday to other lawmakers. Were pleasantly surprised with a lot of…

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Trump: ‘Bothersome’ that Mueller is ‘very good friends’ with Comey

June 24, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump said “we’re going to have to see” when asked about the future of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is reportedly investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice. Trump fired Comey over dissatisfaction with how the FBI head was handling the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein later appointed Mueller, a former FBI director, as special counsel to oversee the investigation,…

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Obama on Senate bill: It’s ‘not a health care bill’

June 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama on Thursday spoke out against a proposed GOP Senate bill that dismantles the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The GOP-proposed bill would repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate, drastically cut back federal support of Medicaid, and eliminate Obamacare’s taxes on the wealthy, insurers and others.

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No tapes? Trump has us through the looking glass

June 23, 2017

(CNN)As the Mad Hatter of the White House tweeted his response to Congress’s questions on Thursday about the existence of audiotapes related to James B. Comey’s firing as FBI director, he stayed true to character. “I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” President Trump announced. But he also added that “with all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I…

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Trump Blames Democrats For Obstructing Health Care Bill They Haven’t Seen Yet

June 22, 2017

Speaking Wednesday at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Trump lamented criticism that his administration hasnt accomplished much yet and pointed a finger at Democratic lawmakers for slowing the passage of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump tweeted similar complaintsearlier Wednesday. They just want to stop, they just want to obstruct. A few votes from the Democrats, seriously, a few votes from the Democrats, it…

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Republicans Hold On To Mick Mulvaney’s Old House Seat In South Carolina

June 22, 2017

Norman, a 63-year-old real estate developer and former state lawmaker, replaces fellow Republican Mick Mulvaney, who left Congress to become President Donald Trumps budget director. Parnell, a 66-year-old tax attorney, mounted an unusually ambitious challenge in the district where the conservative Mulvaney cruised to re-election in 2016.His scrappy campaign, and the support it received from the national Democratic Party, excited local activists accustomed to being written off by party leaders….

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