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GOP leaders push dubious Medicaid numbers to defend health bill

Diagnosis for the GOP: An unhealthy relationship with the truth about health care. President Trump and Republican leaders flooded social media and Sunday talk shows with dubious numbers and faulty defenses for the much-maligned Obamacare replacement bill that narrowly passed a vote in the House. House Speaker Paul Ryan dismissed all criticism about the bill — which was rushed to ...

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GOP leaders push dubious Medicaid numbers to defend health bill

Diagnosis for the GOP: An unhealthy relationship with the truth about health care. President Trump and Republican leaders flooded social media and Sunday talk shows with dubious numbers and faulty defenses for the much-maligned Obamacare replacement bill that narrowly passed a vote in the House. House Speaker Paul Ryan dismissed all criticism about the bill — which was rushed to ...

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US to ‘increase its spy capabilities on Kim Jong-un’ with new North Korea bill

The proposed legislation would give the US intelligences agencies clearer monitoring powers over the North Korea’s nuclear weapons capacity, enable early warning systems and assessments to hold Kim Jong-un accountable to the sanctions imposed against the rogue state. The bill, which will affect America’s 16 intelligence services, including the Defence Intelligence Agency, will give the US legal backing to enforce ...

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Desperate Germany wants UK to pay for single market access because Berlin faces £4BN bill

The 35-page report on the potential costs of Brexit to Germany said Britain’s departure from the EU risked “serious economic and stability relevant consequences; effects in particular on the real economy.” The ministry officials calculated Berlin would have to pay an additional 4.5 billion euros (£3.8billion) a year into EU coffers as a result of Britain’s departure from the bloc. ...

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Trump signs $1 trillion spending bill to keep government open

President Trump has signed his first piece of major legislation, a $ 1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September. The bill cleared both houses of Congress this week, and Trump signed it behind closed doors at his home in central New Jersey, well ahead of a midnight Friday deadline for some government functions to begin shutting down. ...

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House passes Obamacare repeal and replace bill

WASHINGTON — A smiling President Trump hosted a celebration at the White House on Thursday after House Republicans narrowly passed a bill to repeal and replace significant parts of Obamacare. Calling it “an unbelievable victory,” Trump saluted the revised version of a bill recently declared dead as “a great plan and I think it will get even better.” “Make no ...

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House passes Obamacare repeal and replace bill

WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill to repeal and replace significant portions of Obamacare on Thursday, rushing to gut the massive law and making good on a longtime campaign promise after a series of chaotic setbacks. House GOP leaders managed to squeak through the legislation by a narrow 217-213 majority on its second try in bringing it to the ...

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House GOP passes bill that favors paid time off over overtime pay

Next on the Republican agenda: passing a new bill that supporters say will give working families great job flexibility, while detractors say it’s a smokescreen to undercut overtime pay. The House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act this week — touting it as a boon for employees who might want to take paid time off instead of getting ...

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'There's NO DESIRE to punish UK' Irish minister defends EU over INEVITABLE Brexit bill

But Charles Flanagan reminded the UK “there was always going to be an element of liability” after more than 17million people decided to break free from the trading bloc. Speaking on the BBC’s Newsnight programme, the politician maintained he had not detected any hard feeling about the referendum result among his counterparts. He said: “There has been a lot of ...

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House GOP passes bill that favors paid time off over overtime pay

Next on the Republican agenda: passing a new bill that supporters say will give working families great job flexibility, while detractors say it’s a smokescreen to undercut overtime pay. The House of Representatives passed the Working Families Flexibility Act this week — touting it as a boon for employees who might want to take paid time off instead of getting ...

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