Bernie Sides With GOP: 'Don't Shut Down The Government'
The Roots to perform at NFC Championship Game halftime show in Philadelphia
White House releases Results of Trump's Physical Examination
House Passes Stop-Gap Spending Bill, Hoping to Avert a Government Shutdown
Gallup Poll: Global leaders rate U.S. leadership lower under Trump
John McCain Wants Immigration Reform, But Is That Possible in Trump's America?
05 August 2017, 11:17 | Christie Tate
Under current law, for most individuals, HSA distributions are allowed only for payment of certain long-term care and continuation-of-benefit (COBRA) premiums, and health insurance premiums while receiving unemployment benefits.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said there is not sufficient support among his fellow Republicans to change the upper chamber's filibuster rule.
Republicans, who have held the House, Senate and White House for more than six months, left for an August vacation with no major legislation to show, just as President Donald Trump - at his New Jersey golf club for 17-days - is obsessed with the Russian Federation collusion probe that is functioning so efficiently in the swamp that a grand jury is issuing subpoenas. In a written statement, Trump said the bill "encroaches on the executive branch's authority to negotiate". "It is a problem".
It turns out that the relationship between Congress and the president is more complicated than Trump thought. They were unable to pass healthcare legislation last week, even with a simple majority. A powerful and competent chief of staff, if that's what new hire John Kelly becomes, would be a good start, says political scientist Matt Glassman. "He had no interest in holding up reform over this one policy, no matter how right he believes it to be".
Let this not go unnoted: While Trump's legislative agenda is imperiled, the now formerly beleaguered Sessions has done more than any other cabinet member to reverse Obama-era Justice Department policies on immigration, civil rights and criminal justice. "There are so many other questions", Mark Meadows, the chairman of the arch-conservative House Freedom Caucus, told Bloomberg.
Some of the broad proposals include reducing the number of personal income tax brackets, and lowering the corporate rate as low as 15 percent - which the president has called for in the past. "But the run of the mill, the bipartisan legislation, that never gets actual media attention, I think we've had a fairly robust six months".
GOP Rep Urges Trump to Stop Lawmakers' Healthcare Subsidies
Likewise, the voters won't shed too many tears if Trump follows through on his threat to end insurance company bailouts . These subsidies lower the price of health coverage for the poor under the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare .
Lamar Alexander is on a "rescue mission" to address in a bipartisan manner the problems of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, despite the challenges, wranglings and criticisms he will most undoubtedly receive in the process, The New York Timesreported Saturday. In the new survey, 44 percent of registered voters said they would vote for a Democratic candidate for Congress if the election were held today, compared with 37 percent who said they'd back a GOP candidate.
In Washington, Manchin dismissed the Democratic tax letter as a stunt.
This most recent setback is even more stunning, considering that the House and Senate passed legislation to repeal Obamacare in 2015-only to see it vetoed by then-President Obama. But with so few details at this stage, it is hard to say how difficult of a lift Ryan and McConnell will face. The last time Trump's disapproval rating was that high was in mid-May, in the wake of two damaging high-profile stories regarding his disclosure of highly sensitive classified material to Russian officials and his request that former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey end the agency's probe into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. He added, "You don't hurt innocent people, Mr. President, when you lose politically".
Mnuchin has warned Congress for months to deal with the debt ceiling, but there are signs that senior White House officials are also starting to worry about the lack of a resolution.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which he chairs, will hold hearings starting September 4 "so that Americans will be able to buy affordable health insurance". "So that, I think, is an aggressive schedule, but that is our timetable", Short said, according to Politico.
Despite a mountain of historical evidence that the Republican Party doesn't seriously stand for smaller government and individual liberty, I maintained some hope that this time would be different.
Hero iPad steers Apple to surprisingly strong results
But more importantly, its forecast for the current September quarter - when the next, big iPhone launch is expected - is strong. Service revenues , which cover everything from the App Store to Apple Pay, reached a record $7.3 billion (up from $6 billion).
AMD's Siggraph 2017 RX Vega launch event footage is now up
There are also deals that involve a $200 discount for a Samsung monitor or a $100 discount on a motherboard package. And ultimately, bringing that sort of competition to the high-end of the graphics card market is only a good thing.
Apple Stays Coy on iPhone 8 Launch
OffApple earned $1.67 a share, up 18% year over year, on sales of $45.4 billion, up 7%, in the three-month period ended July 1. For Apple's fourth fiscal quarter, it expects between $49 billion and $52 billion in sales with a gross margin of 37.5% to 38%.
IL thrill rides to face tests for permits
Wristbands for fair rides that open Monday at 4 p.m. run $18 and a discounted $12 on Wednesday's family night. All the rides at the State Fair are thoroughly checked before they are made available to the visitors.
RBI makes first rate cut of 2017
Inflation in Asia's third largest economy has missed forecasts for the last six to seven months, noted DBS economist Radhika Rao. This cut down on central bank money lending rate is 6 per cent from 6.25 per cent.
IT department raids Karnataka minister's house
The IT department has maintained that the search had "no concern" with the MLAs and that only the Minister's room was searched. He said, "It is not right on the part of the Central Government to use the I-T Department for its political conspiracies".
'Game of Thrones' Season 7, Episode 3: The Queen's Justice
Used to the devotion of the slaves she freed over in sunshine state Essos, needless to say Dany's not hot for Jon's icy standoff. Cersei enacts another sweet revenge as Jaime passes poisoned wine to Olenna Tyrell , the last of Daenerys' ally from Westeros.
Lawsuit: Fox coordinated with White House on false story
Spicer, Wheeler claimed, reviewed his "investigative notes" at the meeting and "asked to be kept abreast of developments". What do you think of Wheeler's lawsuit? DAVID FOLKENFLIK: Well, they dispute hotly the idea that they defamed Wheeler.
Dow tops 22000 as Apple rallies; euro strengthens
The euro, coming off its best month since March 2016, reached a new 2 1/2-year high against the ailing dollar. Automaker Ford (F.N) fell 2.41% and General Motors (GM.N) lost 3.39% after they reported lower monthly sales.