Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid – New York Times

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Other Republican senators, like Dean Heller of Nevada and Rob Portman of Ohio, expressed their own qualms, as did AARP, the American Hospital Association, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Video How the G.O.P. Health Bill Would Change Medicaid The reporter Margot Sanger-Katz examines how the Republican health plan aims to roll back a program that insures one in five Americans. By…

Grenfell Tower fire: Police considering manslaughter charges – CNN

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

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How Trump’s dubious claims make the entire government react – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

The words leapt from President Trump’s mind to Twitter at 8:26 a.m. on the Friday after he fired FBI director James B. Comey, setting off a cascade of activity inside and outside the federal government to figure out what, exactly, he meant. “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Trump wrote. With that tweet, Trump immediately deepened his…

Jimmy Butler’s personal trainer blasts Bulls, calls Chicago GM a ‘liar’ – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

“It is what it is. I guess that’s his opinion,” Gar Forman said. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Following his trade Thursday from the Bulls to the Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler hasn’t said anything publicly yet about his feelings regarding Chicago management. But his personal trainer offered a few choice words to the Internet, not so much burning that bridge as dropping a thermonuclear warhead on it. [Full coverage of the NBA draft] Claiming…

The Latest: Qatar Petroleum cuts back employee trips abroad – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on the crisis between Gulf Arab states and Qatar (all times local): 2:20 p.m. State-run Qatar Petroleum says that some critically important employees “may have been asked to postpone” trips abroad “for operational reasons” as a result of the embargo by Gulf Arab states against Qatar. The company described the move early on Friday as “a very limited measure that could take place…

Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act – NPR

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Two government watchdog groups, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the National Security Archive, filed a lawsuit Thursday against President Trump and the Executive Office of the President. The complaint alleges that White House staffers’ widely reported use of encrypted messaging apps, such as Signal and Confide, for internal communication violates the Presidential Records Act. In the lawsuit, the groups claim the Trump administration has “failed to adopt…