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Democrats 'hold the floor' to delay vote on GOP healthcare bill

Democrats 'hold the floor' to delay vote on GOP healthcare bill And not only have the Republicans been crafting this massive piece of legislation in total secrecy, but the uncertainty surrounding their efforts have wreaked havoc on the health care system already in place. Democrats say the closed talks are a tacit acknowledgment by Republicans that their efforts are unpopular. They say they will slow work on bills by refusing to let the Senate bypass time-cons... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court to hear partisan gerrymandering case

Supreme Court to hear partisan gerrymandering case The 2-1 decision that struck down Wisconsin's legislative map found Republicans were so partisan and so precise in their drawing of Wisconsin's legislative map in 2011 that they had silenced the voices of Democratic voters in the process. [Full Article...]

Trump tweets: 'I am being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director'

Any such step would face a steep hurdle as it would require approval by the US House of Representatives, which is controlled by Mr Trump's fellow Republicans. It's a shift in the FBI investigation, which previously focused on Russian hacking during the election, possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, and possible financial crimes by Trump associates. [Full Article...]

#WebExtra: Amazon and McDonald's Make Major Announcements

#WebExtra: Amazon and McDonald's Make Major Announcements Short's point is that while Amazon "intends to let Whole Foods operate as is", potential competing bidders such as Wal-Mart would attempt to "eliminate overhead" in order to realize up to $600 million in synergies. Sprouts has about 270 locations in 15 states. As for what the grocery industry should do to compete, Digenan suggested fellow brick-and-mortars should improve their service witho... [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner to visit Middle East

Their goal, the White House said, was "to continue conversations and hear directly from [Israeli] Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu and his senior advisers and [Palestinian Authority] President [Mahmoud] Abbas and his senior advisers about their priorities and potential next steps". [Full Article...]

Rep. Scalise's Condition Improves, Upgraded to 'Serious'

Rep. Scalise's Condition Improves, Upgraded to 'Serious' Scalise and three others were shot Wednesday morning at a baseball practice in Alexandria , Va. The gunman, James Hodgkinson from the St Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, was shot dead by officers in Mr Scalise's security detail. Doctors said Friday the bullet entered at his hip and traveled across his body, causing severe damage to internal organs. "After discharge he will need a period o... [Full Article...]

Gunman's Widow Hadn't Spoken With Him Before He left Home

Gunman's Widow Hadn't Spoken With Him Before He left Home The garage is just a few blocks from the baseball field where the following day, Hodgkinson fired on the GOP lawmakers, staffers and others as they practiced for Thursday's charity ballgame against Democrats. Hodgkinson said her husband left their home in a rural area outside St. Louis two months ago saying only that he wanted to go to Washington to "work with people to change the tax brackets". [Full Article...]

President Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

Trump tweets . Echoing tweets from Thursday, he concludes by adding: " Witch Hunt ". Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into President Donald Trump and his possible campaign ties to Russian Federation is growing rapidly , according to various media reports. [Full Article...]


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