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Nevada senator becomes fifth Republican to oppose healthcare bill

So it is possible that Mr. McConnell views the potential failure of a hastily written health care bill as an eventual boon. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. Already conservative GOP Sens. He said now that leadership knows there are not 50 votes for the bill, he hopes a negotiation can begin. While Senators have been working on the legislation since the AHCA passed the Ho... [Full Article...]

Redskins owner 'thrilled' with Supreme Court trademark ruling

Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion , in which he indicated that the act of registering a trademark should not be considered government speech, and is protected by the First Amendment. As you may have guessed, the ruling left the Redskins management overjoyed. On Monday, the Supreme Court sided with The Slants . Trademark office spokesman Paul Fucito said officials are reviewing the c... [Full Article...]

Health Insurers Concerned by 'Dramatic' Medicaid Cuts in Bill

According to lawmakers who were at the unveiling, members from the left and right ends of the party's spectrum were deeply critical of the effort. Sen. "That could cause states to shrink eligibility, to cut people who really need health care from the program", Collins said. Mr Trump has now acknowledged in an interview with Fox News that a lack of support from the four Republicans leaves t... [Full Article...]

White House-media relations at breaking point as Spicer searches for replacement

He didn't have his usual easel, but he stood in the back of the briefing room to document the scene. "Sketches are also common in courtroom trials". Trump was very openly involved in the passage of that bill and held a celebratory event in the White House Rose Garden just following the passage. "Some days we'll do it" on camera, Spider said when asked about the media blockage. [Full Article...]

Why are these White House briefings heard but not seen?

The ban on recording devices aside, reporters found the 30-minute session to be fruitless, with Spicer evading nearly every question, claiming he hadn't spoken to the president on many issues the reporters wanted to address. On Thursday and Friday, CNN aired the briefing audio in its entirety shortly after it ended. But in an interview on Fox News on Friday, Mr. Spicer demurred when he was aske... [Full Article...]

Trump supporter who called for Clinton to be 'shot' attends bill signing

The White House Correspondents' Association urged the Trump administration to stop holding off-camera press briefings in a statement released Friday. On Thursday and Friday, CNN aired the briefing audio in its entirety shortly after it ended. Despite all of these restrictions, however, Spicer did give two on-camera interviews to Fox News on Friday. [Full Article...]

White House says hopeful healthcare reform to be completed by August

Media critic Brian Stelter tweeted a picture of artist Bill Hennessy's rendering of Friday's briefing. This shouldn't come as a surprise as Hennessy typically bears witness to the comings and going of the United States Supreme Court, a characteristically press-averse governmental body that rigorously controls what reporters are and aren't allowed to visually or aurally record. [Full Article...]

Spicer expected to address Senate health care plan

Trump has since called it " mean ", despite celebrating it at the Rose Garden with House Republicans . Much of the architecture of the House's American Health Care Act has been left intact. -Congressional Budget Office analysts review the bill and its effect, both on Americans and the nation's finances. Fixing the bill to save Medicaid's expansion theoretically wouldn't convince any of them... [Full Article...]


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