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Health care win could be shot in arm that Trump, GOP need – CNN

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

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5 Takeaways From James Comey’s Hearing – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

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Le Pen vs. Macron: A guide to France’s presidential run-off vote – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

French presidential candidates  Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. (Joel Saget, Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images) This weekend, French voters will return to the polls for the second round of voting in the country’s presidential election. The election is being watched closely around the world for more reasons than one. Marine Le Pen, perhaps the most visible figure on the European far right, is one of two contenders for the top French…

Obama Says His Presidential Library Will Be a ‘Hub for the Community’ – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

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House to vote Thursday on Obamacare repeal bill – CNN

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

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Obama unveils vision for presidential library in Chicago – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

CHICAGO — Former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for his future presidential center Wednesday, painting a picture of a buzzing hub for youth and community programs on the South Side of Chicago where he raised his family and launched his political career. Obama fielded questions from residents at a forum near the site, delving into nitty gritty details of traffic patterns, green space and job creation, while avoiding any mention…

The Latest: French debate features insults to bitter end – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

PARIS — The Latest on France’s presidential election (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says that France is a “nation with a culture, a people, hope,” but would be a “trading floor” if rival Emmanuel Macron is elected. The populist Le Pen said in a televised debate on Wednesday that vision of Macron, a former investment banker and economy minister, was “absolutely not” hers. The…

FBI director says he feels ‘mildly nauseous’ about possibility he affected election, but has no regrets – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

FBI Director James B. Comey gave his most exhaustive defense yet Wednesday of his role in politically sensitive investigations, telling a Senate panel that despite feeling “mildly nauseous’’ at the thought his decisions about a probe into Hillary Clinton might have affected the election outcome, he had no regrets. He also said he was confident in the FBI’s handling of an ongoing probe of any contacts between Russian officials and…

Email Attack Hits Google: What to Do if You Clicked – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017

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Did Trump run ‘a great campaign’? We asked two experts. – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Donald Trump, surrounded by family and friends, gives the victory sign as he celebrates his win at a New Hampshire primary campaign watch party at the Executive Court Banquet Facility in Manchester, N.H., on Feb. 9, 2016. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) If nothing else, Hillary Clinton proved during the 2016 presidential campaign that she’d mastered the art of getting under Donald Trump’s skin. She did it again this week, saying…

The Latest: Obama says youth key to his presidential center – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

CHICAGO — The Latest on former President Barack Obama’s Chicago visit (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Former President Barack Obama says he envisions his future presidential center as an institution where the next generation of young leaders will be trained. Obama spoke Wednesday at a community forum in Chicago where renderings of the center and library were unveiled. Obama estimates the center will be finished in four years, but says…

GOP Health Care Bill Gains Support of Two Critical Members After More Changes – NBCNews.com

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Just as it appeared that the latest iteration of the Republican health care bill wouldn’t muster enough support to pass the House, new proposed changes earned the support of two critical members. Michigan Rep. Fred Upton, a key Republican who came out against the current bill on Tuesday, now says he supports it thanks to an additional amendment that attempts to protect people with pre-existing conditions. Upton and Rep. Billy…

Trump expresses confidence in chances of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal but says US can’t force it – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

President Trump meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the Oval Office. (Mandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) President Trump on Wednesday expressed confidence that he can help the Israelis and the Palestinians negotiate a peace agreement, declaring as he stood next to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House that “we will get this done.” But despite expressing optimism in the face of the long odds and an increasingly fraught…

Two dead after shooting at Dallas area college, police say – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Two people were found dead on the campus of a Dallas-area college that was locked down after reports of gunshots there Wednesday, police said. Authorities said the shooting was believed to be a possible murder-suicide after officers found the bodies of a gunman and a second person, said Officer James McLellan, a spokesman for the police department in Irving, Tex. McLellan said police had not immediately identified either person, but…

Is Trump right that pre-existing conditions are covered in the GOP health care bill? – CBS News

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Republican health care plan will cover pre-existing conditions, President Trump promised, in an interview with CBS News’ John Dickerson on “Face the Nation,” this past weekend. “[We] actually have a clause that guarantees” coverage for people with those conditions, the president said, after having been pressed on this point by Dickerson.  This ban on disqualifying consumers from health insurance coverage based on pre-existing medical conditions was one of the…

South Korea’s likely next president asks the US to respect its democracy – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

SEONGNAM, South Korea — South Korea is on the brink of electing a liberal president with distinctly different ideas than the Trump administration on how to deal with North Korea — potentially complicating efforts to punish Kim Jong Un’s regime.   He is also a candidate who fears that the U.S. government has been acting to box him in on a controversial American missile defense system and circumvent South Korea’s democratic process.  “I…

Comey Is Expected to Face Tough Questioning at Senate Hearing – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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Family angry at reports of DOJ decision in police shooting death of Alton Sterling – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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Stunning ‘fireball’ video captures the moment a plane clipped a power line and crashed – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The video shows a small, single-engine plane drop down from the sky, clipping power lines and leaving a fiery plume in its path before crashing into a highway near Seattle. The plane, a Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six that had taken off from a nearby airport, went down Tuesday afternoon at an intersection in Mukilteo, Wash. The crash along State Route 525 was no doubt terrifying. “I thought it was the end of our…

Brexit: UK will ‘not pay 100bn euro divorce bill’ says Davis – BBC News

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Media captionDavid Davis on how much Britain may – or may not – have to pay for its Brexit bill. The UK will not pay a 100bn-euro (£84bn) “divorce bill” to leave the EU, Brexit Secretary David Davis has said. He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain the UK would pay what was legally due, “not just what the EU wants”. It comes amid claims by the Financial Times that the…

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