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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver's Dalai Lama interview significant, powerful

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver's Dalai Lama interview significant, powerful

With the two personalities talking, it was evident to sparks flying which were mostly targeted at Chinese government. Serious issues were raised by the sharp-witted Briton, including China's involvement in Tibet, the practice of self-immolation and whether His Holiness might turn out to be the final Dalai Lama .



Key Republicans come around on ObamaCare replacement

One of the loudest critics of GOP health legislation is not a Democrat or even a conservative rebel, but a Republican loyalist and staunch defender of President Donald Trump. However, the AHCA would repeal the Medicare payroll surtax on high-income earners, along with virtually all other tax and revenue provisions in the ACA.


IL experts say Republican health care plan could cost state $40 billion

IL experts say Republican health care plan could cost state $40 billion

Steve Scalise of Louisiana. Republican leaders in the House are still sticking behind their bill, and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Thursday dismissed concerns that the House measure was doomed in the Senate. Democrats introduced several motions that failed. "I don't think we are anywhere near passage", Brat said after the vote, noting that Republican conservatives as well as moderates had problems with the bill.



Trumpcare bill clears House Budget Committee

Speaking at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday, Trump calls it a "great plan" and says it is "getting more and more popular with the Republican base, the conservative base and with people generally". That group of House members includes some who'd been lukewarm about the bill going into the meeting. Although the House bill has cleared three committees, some lawmakers can visualize scenarios where things come apart.


Stephen Colbert calls out Paul Ryan for folding 'like a Trump casino'

Stephen Colbert calls out Paul Ryan for folding 'like a Trump casino'

Bannon made his contempt for House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Republican insiders explicit a year ago: "We say Paul D. Ryan was grown in a petri dish at the Heritage Foundation", he said. "This is very preliminary". House Speaker Paul Ryan told Republican lawmakers that he would not defend then-candidate Donald Trump in October, according to audio published Tuesday by Breitbart News .


Military action against North Korea 'an option'

Military action against North Korea 'an option'

The move has angered China, but South Korea and the United States say the system is needed to defend against North Korea. Tillerson's remarks came a day after he said in Tokyo that 20 years of efforts to denuclearize the North had "failed" and promised a new approach, without giving specifics.