Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t regret voting for Trump despite LGBT ‘mistakes’

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Caitlyn Jenner may not like everything US President Donald Trump’s administration has done so far — especially when it comes to actions affecting transgender Americans like her. But she does not regret her decision to vote for Donald Trump, she told CNN’s Don Lemon on Tuesday. “As far as LGBT issues, yes, he’s made some mistakes,” she said. “I don’t support him in everything that he does. But we needed to shake the system up.” …

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Rihanna And Lupita Nyong’o Say They’ll Make The Movie Twitter Made Up

April 24, 2017

Over the weekend, a 2014 photo of Rihanna and Lupita Nyongo sitting next to each other at Paris Fashion Week went viral after user @blaquepink shared it with the caption, a picture for the history books. Twitter user @1800SADGALresponded and laid the groundwork for the movie you never knew you absolutely needed in life. From there, the idea spiraled, with more Twitter users adding to the plot, Hollywood insiders chiming in, and a vote of confidence from the stars themselves. So …

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WH officials: Busy week, but no health care vote or shutdown

April 24, 2017

(CNN)It’s been a busy weekend inside the West Wing of the White House, with all hands on deck planning for five highly consequential days of President Donald Trump’s administration this week. Conversations with senior administration officials and Republicans close to the White House offer CNN this lay of the land and a reality check: No House vote on health care is expected this week. Despite a flurry of activity last week, there is no expectation of a vote actually happening …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)An advert challenging the norms of a traditional family in India has gone viral, with more than 9 million views on YouTube. The ad’s storyline pushes the issue of transgender rights within the country and reveals the human side of the issue in just three and a half minutes. Released online on March 31, the commercial by medicine company Vicks tells the true story of Gayatri, a young Indian orphan who was adopted by Gauri Sawant, a 37-year-old Mumbai-based transgender woman …

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This Little Detail Could Cause A Government Shutdown

April 19, 2017

Congress in December extended health coverage for retired miners and their widows, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised the Senate would vote to permanently fund it when the next deadline came around. The Senate has enough votes for permanently fixing miner benefits, but the House is a different story. Talk of a 20-month extension instead of a permanent fix is floating around the chamber, according to multiple sources. No one in leadership would confirm it, and the …

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These 3 People Show Why Anti-Trump Tide Runs Against The GOP In Georgia’s Special Election

April 18, 2017

… $100 check to Democrat Hillary Clinton. During the election, I was called by Isaksons office and invited to attend a fundraiser, Rosenberg said. I told them that I would not vote for Isakson this go round because he has endorsed Trump. Rosenberg has known Isakson for years, and rejecting him wasnt an easy decision. But Isakson and Tom Price were just fine without her. Price went on to win re-election in November by some 24 points. But the man who was the reason Rosenberg had switched sides, …

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Ted Lieu, Congressman and Twitter King, is beating Trump at his own dumb game

April 17, 2017

… more than just tweeting. “It can range from doing something as simple as writing a letter to the editor on an issue they’re upset with. Attending marches and rallies. Giving money. Registering people to vote. Working on a campaign. It’s up to folks, but everyone should try and get involved in something.” “It’s time in America when we have an all hands on deck moment. It’s all so critical.” WATCH: While the United fiasco unfolded, a travel writer …

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Republicans Catch Up In Early Voting For Georgia’s Special Election

April 16, 2017

… Tuesday, where he is up against multiple candidates from both parties. Nate Cohn, nonetheless, highlighted some early voting trends that look favorable for Ossoff. Infrequent voters, who Ossoff needs to turn out, are voting at roughly the rates they would in higher-turnout midterm elections. And former Democratic presidential candidateHillary Clinton would have received 57 percent of the districts vote if the general electorate in November had been composed of those who voted early in the …

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House Republicans Were Handed A Historic Opportunity. They’re Blowing It.

April 7, 2017

… easy criticisms you could make of Ryan, senior GOP aides were eager to point out that, ultimately, the GOPs inability to get anything done was a reflection on Trump. You cant just come in 24 hours before a vote, make some phone calls and expect anything to change, the aide continued, referring to the ill-fated health care bill. One distraction has been Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and his questionable Russia probe. After Nunes seemed to be coordinating with the White House, …

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For GOP on health care, there’s no ‘moving on’

March 29, 2017

(CNN)What a fiasco. On Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan trudged to the White House to tell President Donald Trump Republican leaders didn’t have the votes to pass their health care bill. Then, moments before a scheduled vote, leadership withdrew the bill. Paul Ryan says it was a “setback” and that Republicans are “moving on” from health care. Meanwhile, Donald Trump says Obamacare will explode and it won’t be pretty. “We will be living with …

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Why Trump the deal-maker came off looking incompetent

March 29, 2017

(CNN)A President who admires strongmen tried to strong-arm the Republicans who control the United States House of Representatives. Pass the repeal of Obamacare and replace it with Trumpcare, Donald Trump told the 247 Republicans, or else you’ll be ousted in a primary. When that failed to move them sufficiently he added another threat: vote with me or you’ll never get another chance at health care reform. The Republicans gathered for an emotional pre-vote caucus in the basement of …

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Yup, your internet service provider is now allowed to track and sell your data thanks to the Senate

March 24, 2017

Yes, they are watching you.Image: Shutterstock / Minerva Studio However much you hate your cable company, know that they love youand all the money you give them. Now, they’ve got another reason to love you, courtesy of the U.S. Senate, and the vote they just finished: Whoever provides your internet access will now be free to track what you look at online, and then, sell that information to other companies. By a vote of 50-48, the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a resolution that repealed …

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Trump card: White House plays its hand in health care battle

March 24, 2017

Washington (CNN)To make a deal, you have to know when it’s time to walk. President Donald Trump ripped that classic move from his boardroom playbook Thursday night, seeking to splinter the resistance of House Republicans refusing to pass the health care bill that has left his new administration in limbo. After days of trying to charm members of Congress, Trump gave them an ultimatum: If they don’t vote yes Friday, he will move on and saddle them with the shame of failing to repeal …

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GOP health care bill: Inside a district that could make or break the vote

March 24, 2017

Colorado's 4th congressional district (CNN)When it comes to the fate of the GOP’s health care bill, no district is more important than this swath of eastern Colorado. Rep. Ken Buck is one of several Republicans who have said they might vote against their party’s effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. That has raised tensions in this largely rural district. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

… the Gibbses might feel better off. But the Secrists, just as surely, would suffer. The American Health Care Act, the bill that House Republican leaders hope to bring to a floor vote next week, is the proof. If it were to become law,a family like the Gibbses could end up spending less on their health insurance premiums, in exchange for a policy that would cover less. The family would also benefit from substantial new tax breaks the GOP proposal would make available to them. But a family like the …

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Which Republicans are opposing the Obamacare repeal bill?

March 16, 2017

… declined to say whether the bill could pass the House without changes. Multiple GOP leadership aides declined to respond to Freedom Caucus estimates on the level of opposition to the bill, and indicated leaders planned to move toward a vote on the House floor next week. House GOP leaders find themselves in a tough position because of the range of concerns that rank-and-file members have raised. Conservatives say the legislation simply doesn’t go far enough in gutting Obamacare, …

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