While the rate of uncontested races dipped slightly from 2014 to 2016, the percentage of people living in legislative districts without electoral choices has been generally rising over the past several decades. Senate or governorship either. They may not like much of what the Republicans and Trump are offering, either, but when forced to choose, they will, however reluctantly, back the Trump-GOP synthesis over the united Democratic alternative.
Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'
The end to funding for Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid and a move to cap how much the federal government spends on the state-federal health program for the poor could harm state budgets and program beneficiaries, according to America's Health Insurance Plans.
Virginia Primaries: Ralph Northam fends off progressive Tom Perriello with double-digit lead
In last year's Presidential election, the bombastic Trump easily won in Floyd County and most of Southwestern Virginia but lost overall in the state because of Northern Virginia and Tidewater voters who now control the overall election results for the Commonwealth.
What's next on health care draft in Congress
But the Senate bill also attempts to soften other much-derided aspects of the House's health-care plan, in an effort to attract moderate votes. "We agreed on the need to free Americans from Obamacare's mandates". Kansas' other Republican senator, Jerry Moran, was less enthusiastic and said he hadn't decided how he would vote. We don't yet know if Republican leaders in the Senate can muster enough votes from their members to overcome the solid voting opposition that is guaranteed to ...
Handel first female GOP rep elected to Congress in Georgia
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has said this week that the Senate plan would be "different" than the House plan, which has been criticised by Democrats as providing tax cuts for the rich and cutting essential medical programmes.
GOP eyes Senate health care vote next week, amid grumbling
Democrats say Republicans are keeping the legislation under wraps until the last minute so it can be rammed through with just a few hours of floor debate. Media captionHealthcare battle in rural America Is this legislative secrecy typical? "There will be roll call vote after roll call vote", noted Shure.
After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Dems searching
Herein lies the Democrats' problem, just as it was a problem when Hillary Clinton bellowed about a basket full of deplorables during the 2016 campaign. "Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future". Rep. Joe Crowley of NY, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said that there are 71 districts that will be more favourable for Democrats to contest than the one in Georgia.
Germany: no punishment for UK, but EU exit good for no one
Almost a year to the day since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union , the process of Brexit finally begins on Monday . "If the Government does not provide a user-friendly, flexible and affordable immigration system for European Union nationals post Brexit ...
Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy
James Hodgkinson , who was 66, died of gunshot wounds suffered in a shootout with police. The man expressed grievances online about President Donald Trump and Republicans , but authorities said they're still working to determine a motive.
Pelosi: GOP More to Blame than Democrats for Harsh Political Discourse
We want everyone to.do their best. Obviously people like Paul Ryan third in line to the presidency. " Steve Scalise was shot and badly wounded and is now in stable condition at the hospital along with two very fearless Capitol Police officers", Trump said in a White House address.
American flags retired in Shoals ceremony on National Flag Day
That is because Flag Day deserves the respect of each and every one of us. Beneath the smoke and flames during the ceremony is a torn, faded or soiled American flag. Post 11 will hold a flag-retirement ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. today at Cloverdale Volunteer Fire Department, 11532 Alabama 157. The large flags flying over gas stations are lined with wires that have to be removed before they are cremated.
Polls to open for primary elections across Virginia
The governor's race in Virginia , a swing state where a recent Washington Post and George Mason University poll showed 59 percent of voters disapprove of Trump's performance, is shaping up as a pivotal battleground with national implications.
Top Republican Confirms Senate Is Working On Writing Its Obamacare Repeal Bill
Critics say the language is vague and won't have much of an impact on school policy. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi confirmed to Politico the upper chamber still plans to use the reconciliation process to pass the measure, allowing them to get the legislation through the Senate with a simple majority.
Big moment for Obamacare repeal: CBO score due Wednesday
They were voting on a major piece of legislation without fully knowing its ramifications, since the Congressional Budget Office had yet to score its final version. Kim said Haase and Long employs 35 people in Lawrence and pays its employees a living wage, plus full health benefits and retirement contributions.
New York voters approve all but a handful of school budgets
This year's budget includes around $47 million in state aid, and will also allow the district to hire more faculty, including elementary school teachers at buildings that have higher enrollment numbers as well as a high school math teacher.
The unnamed officials said Israel had previously urged the U.S.to be cautious with the said information. The White House would not comment on Israel being the source. "I can not comment specifically on that", Spicer said. Trump administration officials at first denied the report by the Washington Post that Trump had shared sensitive intelligence with the Russians.
Republicans pushed ahead with the vote despite a national poll in March that showed a majority of voters, 56 percent, rejected the GOP plan, 17 percent supported it and 26 percent were undecided. There are still many hurdles facing the new bill in the Senate. That wing is led by Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, a doctor who worked for decades in a charity hospital, and Susan Collins of Maine.
It would allow insurance companies to charge higher premiums for the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions and limit Medicaid coverage, among other changes. Insurers in states like Iowa and Virginia have announced exits from some of the Affordable Care Act's individual insurance markets in recent weeks.
Rai. Rep. Julia Brownley of California, the ranking Democrat on the Health Subcommittee of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, said, "While I am deeply concerned about many aspects of this bill, the rush to put politics ahead of people, and the impact it could have on our veterans as a outcome, is simply shameful".
Spurs, Rockets try to wake up NBA's sleepy second round
The Spurs' longtime starting point guard Tony Parker is out for the season after a quadriceps injury in game two. The Rockets will no doubt be looking for revenge after their loss in game 3 , a game everyone said they would win. The team also needs to step it up on defense. Luckily for the most offensively and defensively balanced team in the National Basketball Association and one of the most experienced, San Antonio can compensate for that obstacle and make do with a pair of big men ...
Experts weigh in on Trump tax reform
Renee Ordeneaux, an audit partner at Armanino, said the tax cuts on their face appear positive for lower income families. It also does not include the so-called border adjustment tax preferred by House leaders. "I hesitate to call it a plan", Hamrick told VOA. Trump now insists the 100-day deadline is meaningless, yet more evidence Trump has learned that being president is really complicated.
Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit
Howard Dean , who has said that Ms. Coulter's social commentary is not protected by the First Amendment. The Vermont independent senator also added that he thought Coulter's views were "outrageous". She remarked, in that context, that the ACLU's absence at Berkeley was noteworthy. "So I'm planning on speaking on the 27th as scheduled". Coulter realized this too and spoke a bit about it on Twitter .
Busch and Gibbs team hope for breakthrough at Bristol
Track officials applied an adhesive compound (VHT) to the lower lanes in the turns prior to this weekend's race at the request of drivers. He's already got one win this season and his front-row starting spot has him certain he can have a strong race.
Sanders headlining event aimed at boosting Democrats
But in order to do that, the party needs to heal some pretty raw wounds from 2016. The event will be held at the James L. Knight Center in Miami. Democratic National Committee Chairman Thomas Perez worked blue. The Republican Party of Florida said the tour was indicative of a lost party with nowhere to go. Sanders asked that Utahns who voted for Trump consider whether he is championing causes that align with their values.
March for Science to stand up for reason
It has been the people's day since 1970, when Sen. The proposal also calls for huge cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency - a 31 percent reduction in funding and layoffs of about 3,000 of the agency's 15,000-person staff, according to Nature, a weekly science journal.
What happens next in the high-stakes Georgia runoff
It appears that Ossoff's final vote tally will be as drastic an improvement over previous Democratic congressional candidate similar as that seen by the Democratic candidate in last week's special election in Kansas. Before Tom Marino, the most recent representative from Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional district was a Democrat. Democrats saw an opportunity, and soon the national party, as well as liberal grassroots groups, rallied around Ossoff, pouring upwards of $8 million into his ...
Cuomo's college plan gets an 'F'
They will have to complete at least 15 credit hours per semester and maintain a satisfactory grade point average - or pay back the tuition money. This week, NY became the first state to offer free college tuition for families earning less than $125,000 per year.
Deadline Approaching To File Taxes
Note that you might have to pay interest on unpaid taxes . If you've waited until the last minute to file your taxes , you're not alone. Under current tax thresholds, this family faces $21,000 in federal income tax and almost $5,000 in state income tax for a total combined effective income tax rate above 25 percent.
Pompeo's House seat remains in Republican hands
Trump tapped the onetime House Budget chairman for Health and Human Services secretary after he won re-election with 62 percent of the vote. And Jon Ossoff, the leading Democrat in the 18-candidate race, has attracted far more fundraising dollars and national attention than the little-known challenger to Estes in Kansas.
Playoff Preview: Warriors (1) - Trail Blazers…
The defending Western Conference champion Warriors defeated the Blazers in the second round last season. Championship teams have that one key contributor that isn't one of the superstars that steps up each season. As previously reported by the Inquisitr , Nurkic was acquired from the Denver Nuggets right before the National Basketball Association trade deadline in a deal for Mason Plumlee.
Scott Walker scraps Easter egg hunt amid search for gun thief
Families can enjoy a pancake brunch, followed by an Easter egg hunt , lawn games, face-painting and a photo booth. According to Scot Romaine, manager at the Lone Cone, 5,000 eggs will be placed in the park this year. The more I look, the more I find male and female versions of the Easter Bunny, so perhaps it's not all that important. Activities include air castles, train rides, and egg hunts for various age groups.
Trump's Justice Department Second Guesses Consent Decrees
Justice Department attorney John Gore said Attorney General Jeff Sessions is anxious about "whether it will achieve the goals of public safety and law enforcement while at the same time protecting civil rights". The stand represents the start of what appears to be a retreat by the Trump administration from the federal consent decrees that have been put in place in several USA cities in recent years to root out racism, excessive force and other abuses against minorities.
Judge denies United States request to delay Baltimore police reform hearing
That's a court-supervised plan to correct civil rights violations by Baltimore police. The Justice Department "certainly agrees" there is a "crucial need" for police reform, Gore said , noting that the city of Baltimore had the DOJ's "continued commitment" to "work cooperatively and productively" on reform.
Schumer warns against rule change for Gorsuch
Schumer, the New York Democrat, has vowed to block Gorsuch's nomination on Monday - and two other party members, Sens. Duckworth, a combat veteran of the Iraq war who was first elected to the Senate in 2016, cited in a statement the refusal of Gorsuch to meet her as one key reason for her vote.
1 dead, 2 wounded in shooting at gym in upscale Florida mall
One recent tweak, Hanlon said, was adding a second tent to pay for bunny dollars. ¯ In Torch, the Mary Cleland Memorial Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 1 p.m. The hunt is open to ages 12 and under and all children will hunt together so that families may stay with each other during the hunt. Members of the Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge plan to sell hot dog lunches, and an Easter bunny will be available for photos .