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With Senate done, House ready to debate budget ideas

Senate Democrats voted against it. "What a disgrace", Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted in response, according to the Hill. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and Sen. Initially, the group did not include any women, drawing criticism from Democrats. The Trump administration already has relied on the House bill's healthcare spending cuts in its proposed federal budget.


Siena poll: Trump's job ratings fall, Congressional Democrats and GOP worse

Siena poll: Trump's job ratings fall, Congressional Democrats and GOP worse

According to the survey, the president's job approval rating declined to 45 percent now from 49 percent in March. In April, 50 percent of registered voters approved of the vice president's job performance while only 33 percent disapproved. Meanwhile, 37 percent approve of Mr. Trump's job as president and 55 percent disapprove. On the subject of healthcare, the survey found that 40 percent of voters were in favor of replacing Obamacare with the AHCA while 54 percent were against it.


Attorney General Jeff Sessions Reverses Obama-Era Justice Policies

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Reverses Obama-Era Justice Policies

Sessions' opposite, "tough on crime" attitude, which he has espoused since the beginning of his tenure , is being widely compared to the 1970s "War on Drugs " that wreaked havoc on minority communities in previous decades. "It is an ideologically motivated, cookie-cutter approach that has only been proven to generate unfairly long sentences that are often applied indiscriminately and do little to achieve long-term public safety ".


Trump's Budget Director: Health Care Bill Would Curtail Health Care Costs

Trump's Budget Director: Health Care Bill Would Curtail Health Care Costs

According to the new CBO score released on Wednesday, the largest savings over the period from 2017 to 2026, or $834 billion, would come from reduced Medicaid outlays to the states, a major source of worry among state officials in MA where 1.9 million people rely on publicly funded care.


Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go

Earlier in the day, Macron , although more briefly, already shook hands with Trump. The French parliament will be asked to extend by several months emergency powers introduced in 2015 to counter the threat of terrorist attacks, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday after talks with security chiefs.



'That's wonderful' Wells says on alleged assault of reporter

That wealth, Gianforte emphasized in his campaign, means he can't be bought. "It was not marked off in any way", Jacobs said . He was making small talk with other reporters. Hunter told reporters Thursday, "It's not appropriate behavior". (Under the state's law, this is not possible). Montana has a large vote-by-mail constituency, so 250,000 votes (roughly 7/10s of the estimated final total) were already cast long before this incident.