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RESULTS: Roy Moore wins Alabama GOP primary runoff for US Senate RESULTS: Roy Moore wins Alabama GOP primary runoff for US Senate
- September 27, 2017

The group, which has ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , put millions of dollars behind odd in the heated GOP primary with Moore. The governor appointed odd to the seat in February, when Jeff Sessions vacated it to become attorney general. (more...)
Trump Saw Defeat Of Obamacare Repeal Bill Coming Trump Saw Defeat Of Obamacare Repeal Bill Coming
- September 26, 2017

Graham and Cassidy are still working at this late hour to save it. Paul said he's against block-granting Medicaid funds, saying that it would "immortalize" spending on the program. President Donald Trump amped up the pressure Sunday on reluctant Republican senators, calling Alaska, Arizona, Maine and Kentucky "big winners" under the GOP plan. (more...)
What's in the new version of Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal bill
- September 26, 2017

If Republicans can't pass changes to the Affordable Care Act by Saturday, they'll need 60 votes on future attempts - a mark that is widely seen as almost impossible for the GOP. It's unusual that such a significant bill would have only one sponsor who specializes in health-care policy. "The fact that a new version of this bill was released the very week we are supposed to vote compounds the problem". (more...)
Trump badgers McCain on health bill, urges GOP support
- September 25, 2017

But the expected score may influence, or provide political cover for, senators who choose to vote no. Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC still thinks there's a path forward for a last-ditch effort to end " Obamacare ", even after his friend, Sen. (more...)
Puerto Rico remains cut off from communications after Maria Puerto Rico remains cut off from communications after Maria
- September 25, 2017

I mean they're going to need everything". "It was devastating to see all that kind of debris in all areas, in all towns of the island", Jenniffer González, who represents the island in Congress, told CNN . "I feel hopeless", said Milagros Bonilla after arriving in Miami from her native Puerto Rico. And, we are making sure that in terms of the infrastructure we're able to start providing assistance in the recovery of the communications on the island, the electric energy and the water. (more...)
What German elections mean to the global economy What German elections mean to the global economy
- September 23, 2017

Passersby walking down the street in just about every German city, town or village get a detailed look at who is running in their district and a condensed version of their campaign messages. "If you look at the AfD people they say nearly nothing, and when they say something, they just say "no, no, no". What appeared to be missteps - such as a private email exchange in which party leader Alice Weidel reportedly attacked Germany's democratic system and called the ruling political class "pigs"- ... (more...)