Thursday , 25 May 2017

Politics

Montana Republican allegedly assaults reporter

The Republican candidate for the Montana at-large U.S. House of Representatives special election allegedly assaulted a reporter Wednesday, less than 24 hours before polls are to open in the state. Ben Jacobs, a political reporter for The Guardian, approached former technology executive Greg Gianforte at a meet-and-greet event at the candidate’s office in Bozeman, according to Jacobs and fellow reporter …

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Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian ambassador

The Justice Department is acknowledging that Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose meetings he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States last year when filling out his security clearance form — a disclosure that an FBI official advised Sessions he didn’t have to make since the meetings were through his official capacity as a U.S. senator, according …

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GOP health bill that passed House leaves 23 million more uninsured in 10 years

The Republican health care plan will reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion oven ten years and leave 23 more Americans without health insurance compared to current law, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The bill, known as the American Health Care Act, passed the House with only one vote to spare earlier this month. …

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What the CBO does and how it gets its numbers

The Congressional Budget Office released its latest analysis of the Republican’s health care bill on Wednesday, finding that the GOP plan would increase the number of people without health insurance by 14 million next year and 23 million by 2026. The bill, known as the American Health Care Act, passed the House with just one vote to spare earlier this …

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Classified Senate briefing expands to include Russian cyber firm under FBI scrutiny

Even with the Senate Intelligence Committee focused this week on its investigation of Russia’s alleged meddling in last year’s presidential election, the committee met behind closed doors today for a classified briefing from senior FBI and Homeland Security officials over another alleged threat emanating from Moscow: a major software company whose products are used widely across the United States. The …

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Melania Trump visits children's hospital in Rome

First lady Melania Trump paid a visit to Bambino Gesù children’s hospital in Rome on Wednesday, spending her time coloring with patients, snapping selfies, signing bandages and even speaking to them in Italian. “My visit to Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital today was very moving,” the first lady said in a statement. “To spend time speaking to and coloring with children …

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