Four GOP senators: We won?t vote for new health care bill
In a potentially game-changing move, four conservative senators quickly announced Thursday afternoon that they oppose the health care bill rolled out by Republican Senate leadership earlier in the day. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and Ron Johnson, R-Wis. said in a statement that the proposal did not go far enough to overhaul the current system. ?There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system, but it does not appear that this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to the Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs,? the group said in the release.
Lawrence: We May Not Have Heard the End of Tapes and Trump
Trump has finally admitted that he does not have recordings of his conversations but hints at conspiracy theories. Lawrence O'Donnell says he only tweeted the initial claim that put him in this messy position because Trump can't keep himself from lying.
Trump fumes on Twitter after ex-Homeland Security chief testifies about Russian cyberattacks
Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson testifies about Russian meddling in the 2016 election before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill June 21, 2017. President Trump fired off a barrage of tweets Thursday morning, hammering away at the ?big Dem scam? and ?big Dem HOAX!? in the aftermath of former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson?s testimony the day before about Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election. In particular, Trump seized upon Johnson?s comment that the Democratic National Committee was among those who rebuffed his department?s offer for assistance during the Russian attack.
Second mistrial declared in killing of black man by ex-Cincinnati cop
For the second time, a mistrial was declared in the murder trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop. Officer Ray Tensing shot once, hitting 43-year-old Samuel DuBose in the head after stopping him for a missing front license plate on his car in July 2015, a body camera worn by Tensing showed. A mistrial was declared last November after jurors could not agree on a verdict.
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US Energy Secretary Rick Perry told he lacks 'fundamental understanding' of climate science
The American Meteorological Society has told Rick Perry he lacks a ?fundamental understanding? of science after the US Energy Secretary claimed carbon dioxide was not a primary cause of climate change. The former governor of Texas told CNBC TV that ?the most likely the primary control knob [for climate change] is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in?, rather than greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity. Becoming the latest of Donald Trump?s administration to dispute established science without any attempt at reasoned argument, Mr Perry also said it was ?quite all right? to be a sceptic about climate change, suggesting the trait was one held by any ?wise, intellectually engaged person?.
Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals ? including one involving arms sales to foreign governments ? with an international businessman who was one of his key sources.
China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: report
President Xi Jinping will come to Hong Kong next week to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain, local media said, in a visit that will be incendiary to activists. Although widely expected, officials have not so far said whether Xi will make the trip, his first to Hong Kong since becoming president in 2013. The South China Morning Post reported for the first time Friday that Xi's visit had been "confirmed", citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the visit.
More than half of Americans want stricter gun laws, Pew study finds
Among gun owners, the survey found clear differences in firearm usage based on partisan affiliation. More than half of Americans want stricter gun laws, while still preserving the rights of most people in most places to carry most types of guns, a Pew Research Center survey has found. While half of Americans see gun violence as a very big problem in their country, fewer than 10% of American adults said that ?almost no one? should be able to legally own a gun, and only 10% said that ?almost no types? of guns should be legally available to buy.
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