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.
Why the Senate Russia Probe Is Trouble for Trump
Unlike the House Intelligence committee?s Russia investigation that was thrown into chaos by its chairman, the Senate investigation is being taken very seriously by the Republican Chairman and Democratic Vice-Chairman.
'Angel of Death' serial killer dies after attack in prison
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) ? A serial killer known as the "Angel of Death" after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky died Thursday, two days after investigators said he was attacked in prison, Ohio's prisons department said.
Rep. Schiff on the Russia investigation, Rep. Nunes, former AG Sally Yeats, and more
On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric talks with Rep. Adam Schiff (D- Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Rep. Devin Nunes's revelations to the press and White House staff, and more.
?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.?
Boko Haram faction seeks grassroots support in NE Nigeria
A Boko Haram faction led by the son of the group's founder is trying to win over civilians by shunning the indiscriminate violence of its longtime figurehead that has alienated locals. Eyewitnesses to a spate of recent raids attributed to Islamist fighters loyal to Abu Musab Al-Barnawi in northeast Nigeria have said they repeatedly told villagers they would not be harmed. Others say mass violence has been reduced in parts of the northern Borno state around Lake Chad now controlled by Barnawi and Mamman Nur, his right-hand man who is seen by some as the real leader.
China says 'no such thing' as man-made islands in South China Sea
There was "no such thing" as man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea, China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday, and reiterated that any building work was mainly for civilian purposes. China, which claims most of the resource-rich region, has carried out land reclamation and construction on several islands in the Spratly archipelago, parts of which are also claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. "Most of the building is for civilian purposes, including necessary defensive facilities." The South China Sea is generally stable at present, but some countries outside the region are anxious about this and want to hype things up and create tensions, Wu said, using terminology that normally refers to the United States.
Special Ed Teacher Arrested Over Alleged Relationship With Student at All-Boys Middle School: Cops
Green groups denounce Trump?s ?all-out assault? on climate regulations
President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday afternoon, following through on his campaign promise to roll back Obama-era environmental protections intended to combat climate change. The Trump administration?s ?Energy Independence? order essentially begins the process of dismantling the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which limits greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning power plants. It was former President Barack Obama?s signature legislation for restricting the carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.
Bill Nye On Trump's Climate Orders: 'Clean Coal Is a Myth'
Bill Nye the Science Guy joins Lawrence to react to Trump's rollback of Obama climate change rules, Spicer's non-answer about whether the president still believes climate change is a hoax, and the Trump budget's proposed cuts to U.S. science agencies