An angry Sen. Mitch McConnell rebuked Democrats and Republicans who voted against the GOP health care plan early Friday morning . Some Republicans were concerned that the House would simply pass the pared-down bill and send it to Trump. Democrat Chuck Schumer said his party was relieved that millions of people would retain their healthcare. Trump has not criticized Collins by name for her vote, but warned Tuesday at a rally in OH that "any senator who votes against repeal and replace is ...
The top Republican and Democrat on the committee have said they want to question Manafort about a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer . Grassley and Sen. Manafort "answered their questions fully", Maloni added. President Donald Trump has described the Russian Federation investigation as a witch hunt.
GOP lawmakers are still struggling over health care. "In an administration where a lot of unexpected things have happened, this may be the most unexpected". Shelby told RealClearPolitics. "I've never threatened anybody because they didn't vote with me on an issue, because tomorrow we might have another issue".
Protests and clashes in Jerusalem's Old City over tensions at the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif calmed on Friday, after a week of violence claimed the lives of six Palestinians and three Israelis in Jerusalem , the West Bank, and Gaza.
Trump's failure sent the dollar down against a basket of other currencies on Friday. The Senate barreled towards a vote to repeal major pillars of Obamacare late Thursday night after months of painful negotiations and soul-searching that laid bare a hard-to-swallow political reality for Republicans: There is little will left in the GOP to gut a health care law that the party has been railing against for seven years.
Other footage showed waves of hail and rain cascading down the stairs of the Taksim metro station. Sixteen planes which had been heading to the city's Ataturk airport were routed to other destinations, the pro-government Anadolu news agency reported.
President Trump said Friday night he would sign the sanctions legislation because Congress was responsive to his input on the bill . Lawmakers said they also made adjustments so the sanctions on Russia's energy sector didn't undercut the ability of US allies in Europe to get access to oil and gas resources outside of Russian Federation.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took comfort in the defeat in the Senate of a Republican-pushed measure aimed at scal. Typically, legislation in the Senate reqiures 60 votes or more to avoid a filibuster. The "skinny repeal" bill was the Senate's last of three attempts to move a bill from the Senate to conference negotiations with the House. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said in a statement that the Trump administration would pursue its health care goals through ...
Plans under consideration in the U.S. Congress to impose tougher sanctions against Russian Federation would hurt German companies, endanger Germany's energy security and appear to be created to favor American firms, a German industry association said on Wednesday.
A top White House aide said on Thursday that Trump might veto the legislation in order to push for a tougher deal. When House leadership took up the bill, they added additional sanctions on Iran and North Korea . Republicans and Democrats have pushed for more sanctions partly as a response to the election allegations. She did not say whether Trump would sign or veto the measure when it reaches his desk.
The Kremlin had previously said that it would not impose any sanctions on the United States until Mr Trump signs the bill - which he is expected to do in the coming days. The bill adds sanctions to anyone involved in Iran's ballistic missile programme, including those who "manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer, or use such capabilities".
The new sanctions come as the White House grapples with several ongoing probes into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, which the President has blasted as unnecessary. Russia's response mirrors moves by outgoing President Barack Obama last December to expel 35 Russian diplomats and shut down two Russian estates in the U.S.
He is a Great American", Trump tweeted , " and a Great Leader . President Trump's new communications director Anthony Scaramucci fired off harsh words about Priebus that were released in a New Yorker article , confirming speculation that the two were less than cordial.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the bill would address the failure so far to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin for what he described as a "stunning breach" of a sovereign nation's elections. "This bill ensures Congress will continue to play a leading role in defending the American people and our allies from these serious threats while providing the Trump administration appropriate national security flexibility", he said.
The militants attacked a police check post in Samad Square in Nawa district on Friday night, killing 10 policemen, Tolo News said, citing sources. Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the governor of Helmand Province, confirmed the attack but said only two police were killed while 10 others were wounded.
Collins and Murkowski have been unwavering in their opposition to their colleagues' efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act without also fixing numerous problems in health insurance coverage that plague the nation. "Senator @lisamurkowski of the Great State of Alaska really let the Republicans, and our country, down yesterday. It is now time to return to regular order with input from all of our members - Republicans and Democrats - and bring a bill to the floor of the Senate for amendment ...
President Donald Trump intends to sign a bill passed by Congress this week that would impose new sanctions on Russian Federation, the White House said on Friday. The move comes after Russia has repeatedly expressed anger at Washington barring its diplomats access to two compounds in the United States in December past year, under Barack Obama, in response to suspected Russian meddling in the U.S.
The Senate passed the bill, 98-2, two days after the House pushed the measure through by an overwhelming margin, 419-3. A cornerstone of the sanctions bill bars Trump from easing or waiving the additional penalties on Russian Federation unless Congress agrees.
Also seen Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and BJP chief Amit Shah . Presently Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is looking after Defence, as an additional charge. Out of the 9 retiring members, four are from the Trinamool Congress, two from the Congress, two from the BJP and one from the CPI-M. Shah's nomination also puts an end to the speculation that he may return to Gujarat as the BJP's CM candidate in the polls due later this year.
The Foreign Ministry said that the U.S. had until September 1 to bring the total number of diplomatic and technical personnel in Russian Federation to 455, the same number as it said Russian Federation has in the U.S. U.S. President Donald Trump is going to sign a bill on strengthening sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea . The Senate on Friday decisively approved a package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea.
North Star Investment Management Corp. increased its stake in Old National Bancorp by 25.2% in the first quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,801,630 shares of the bank's stock valued at $32,700,000 after buying an additional 119,553 shares during the last quarter.
One witness said the stage "just exploded" while another said the fire "apparently started during a fireworks display". More than 22,000 were evacuated from the event in Parc de Can Zam, which was due to continue until 3am. A massive fire that broke out on Saturday night in an electronic music festival in the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona has been extinguished, authorities said.
Trump's ban, posted to Twitter Wednesday rather than any formal announcement , drew bipartisan denunciations and threw now serving transgender soldiers into limbo. "Conservatives were telling [the] White House they didn't want money in a spending bill to go to transgender health services", an anonymous White House official told Politico .
In line with the Supreme Court's order, President Mamnoon Hussain is likely to summon the National Assembly session next week for election of the new premier for the next 45 days. None of the Prime Ministers in the history of Pakistan has been allowed to complete his tenure. This period will allow the appointed prime minister, Shahbaz Sharif , brother of the ousted leader, to win a seat to the National Assembly, as required by law.
Justice P B Suresh Kumar, in an interim order, directed the Central government to make all arrangements to ensure that Chitra participates in the event. Explaining that her role is very limited as she is only an observer and not part of the selection committee, Usha affirmed that she was a true athlete who always stood by promising sportspersons.
John F. Kelly is the former commander of the U.S. Southern Command who was tapped to succeed Jeh Johnson as President Trump's secretary of Homeland Security. On Wednesday night, Scaramucci seemingly implied that Priebus was behind the "leak" of his financial disclosure forms, by tagging him in a since-deleted tweet in which he railed against so-called leakers.
Republicans have 52 seats in the 100-seat Senate, but their efforts failed as three Republicans, Senators John McCain , Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski , joined the Democrats. But just hours away from a vote, which ultimately ended close to 2 a.m. ET, the Republicans were still in trouble. "Now, I think it's appropriate to ask, what are their ideas?", he said.
Mosquitoes can become infected when they feed on the blood from infected birds. On July 19, the City of Fort Collins reported a pool of mosquitos had tested positive for the virus , making it the second case in Larimer County. There is no vaccine for West Nile and there's no treatment beyond alleviating symptoms. DCHHS says the best way to avoid exposure to West Nile virus is to avoid mosquito bites.
The president tweeted that he is replacing Priebus with Department of Homeland Security chief John Kelly . " Reince Priebus has left it all out on the field, for our party and our country", Ryan said in a tweeted statement. He takes on the key White House role after six months in the top spot at Homeland Security , a department that was created in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on NY and Washington , D.C.
Sri Lanka has signed a $1.12bn agreement with a state-run Chinese firm to operate a port in the southeast of the country, despite security concerns and protests from trade unions. During his administration, China provided loans for an airport, sea port, highways and power plants, and became the largest investor in Sri Lanka. Speaking at the occasion, Minister Samarasinghe stated that the signed agreement will be once again presented to the cabinet.
Long story short, Scaramucci had more than a few choice words about Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon . Priebus's exit comes almost a week after press secretary Sean Spicer quit the White House , apparently unhappy over the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
The Russian government announced Friday that it would seize USA diplomatic properties and kick out a large number of US diplomats, effectively ending hopes for the fresh start with Moscow that President Trump came into office promising to seek.
US President Donald Trump plans to sign legislation slapping punitive sanctions on Russia , Iran and North Korea that the Congress approved this week, the White House has said. The bill, cleared by the Senate in a 98-2 vote, will limit Trump's ability to lift or waive sanctions against Russian Federation, and imposes new sanctions on Iran and North Korea .
The U.S. sanctions hit six Iranian subsidiaries of the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group, described by the Treasury Department as "central" to Iran's ballistic missiles program. In a joint statement, Britain, France, Germany and the U.S. condemned Tehran's "provocative" and "destabilising" action, saying the test was in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 that endorsed the nuclear deal.
They were also the only two GOP senators to vote against the procedural vote Tuesday. John McCain was hoping to pass the bill this week before he has to return to Arizona for cancer treatment. Trump fumed at the loss after the vote, tweeting that the three Republicans "let the American people down", linking them to the Democrats who were uniformly against the plan.