White House offers muddled message to states considering Medicaid expansion
The White House didn?t have a clear message for states looking to potentially expand Medicaid in the wake of the American Health Care Act?s (AHCA) failure, implying that the bill would have saved the program for low-income and disabled Americans by cutting nearly a trillion dollars from its funding. Press secretary Sean Spicer was asked during Tuesday?s briefing about possible expansions of Medicaid coverage in Kansas, Georgia and Virginia. The three states are in varying stages of moving toward joining the 31 states that have already opted in to Obamacare?s expansion of the decades-old program, which covers 74 million Americans.
Video of 13-Year-Old Boy?s ?Excessive? Pat Down at Dallas Airport Goes Viral
Holocaust survivor to ICE director, California sheriff: ?History is not on your side?
An Auschwitz survivor confronted one of the nation?s top immigration officials and a local sheriff at a California town hall Tuesday night. Bernard Marks, 87, addressed Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a supporter of President Trump. Jones had invited Homan to the public forum to discuss address the community?s concerns about ICE?s collaboration with local law enforcement.
?I?m a strong black woman?: Maxine Waters says she?s not responding to Bill O?Reilly jab
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., responded Tuesday after Fox News host Bill O?Reilly ridiculed her appearance, saying he was unable to focus during a recent speech she gave on the House floor because he was distracted by her ?James Brown wig.?
Photos of the day - March 28, 2017
An Indian girl wearing a traditional clothe takes part in the procession to celebrate the Gudi Padwa, Maharashtrian?s New Year in Mumbai, India; Dust and smoke billows out from a residential house which was blown up during a gunfight between militants and Indian soldiers in Durbagh village of Chadoora, 15 km from Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir; and, Tourists view cherry blossoms at Yuyuantan Park in Beijing, China.
Democrat Adam Schiff, probing Trump-Putin ties, has gone up against Russia (and Stephen Colbert) before
WASHINGTON ? Congressman Adam Schiff, increasingly the Democratic point man on the investigation into allegations of overly cozy ties between President Trump and Russia, is a soft-spoken former federal prosecutor and a critic of government surveillance who may be the only lawmaker ever to draw blood from comic Stephen Colbert ? literally. Now Schiff is locked in a tense, headline-making standoff with the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, over how to proceed with a multi-tiered investigation into Russia?s alleged interference in the 2016 election, a probe that the White House sees as a dagger aimed at Trump?s legitimacy even though Schiff hasn?t drawn blood yet.
Duterte to US: Why didn't you send armada vs China islands?
MANILA, Philippines (AP) ? Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he has asked the U.S. ambassador why America did not deploy an armada of warships to pressure China to stop constructing man-made islands that are now at the heart of regional concerns in the disputed South China Sea.
Special Ed Teacher Arrested Over Alleged Relationship With Student at All-Boys Middle School: Cops
Amazon sets mass layoffs at Quidsi products unit after losses
The e-commerce giant plans to terminate 263 employees in New Jersey this summer, according to a notice filed with the state's Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Quidsi operates Diapers.com and other websites. "We have worked extremely hard for the past seven years to get Quidsi to be profitable, and unfortunately we have not been able to do so," an Amazon spokeswoman said in a statement.
Sean Spicer knocks critics of his ?spirited back-and-forth? with April Ryan