Uninsured rate rose in Donald Trump’s first year: Gallup poll

An estimated 3.2 million Americans became uninsured during President Trump’s first year, Gallup said Tuesday in a survey that says rising premiums, declining competition in Obamacare markets and confusion over the GOP’s repeal plans drove the losses. The polling company said the uninsured rate stood at 12.2 percent at the end of last year, an increase… Please follow and like us:

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White House doctor says Trump scored perfect marks on cognitive test, needs to lose weight

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump registered a perfect score on a cognitive screening test as part of his physical examination taken last week, the White House physician said Tuesday, adding that Trump requested the test to rebut accusations that his mental faculties are declining. “There’s no indication whatsoever that he has any cognitive issues,” Rear Adm.… Please follow and like us:

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FRANCE – UK – Macron to ask Britain to pay up to save Calais border deal

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday where he is expected to ask the UK to take in more refugees from the Calais area and increase its funding for securing the border. Macron and May will discuss Brexit and Le Touquet accord, a 2003 agreement that effectively allowed Britain… Please follow and like us:

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Tax hike or tax cut? CNBC’s misleading report on GOP’s tax reform

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2018: Now that it’s 2018, millions of taxpayers across America are still wondering: Will I get a tax cut or a tax hike? The answer for a substantial majority of U.S. taxpayers is, “Yes, I’ll get a tax cut.” But according to the descriptive language in a recent CNBC assessment of the GOP… Please follow and like us:

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How Gulf carrier subsidies threaten economic security

Last month, President Trump laid out his foreign policy doctrine in a speech that emphasized economic security as a key piece of America’s national security policy. He called for “trade based on the principles of fairness and reciprocity” and “firm action against unfair trade practices.” The administration has already correctly identified one of the mosLast month, President Trump laid out his foreign policy doctrine in a speech that emphasized economic security as at rampant… Please follow and like us:

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US Homeland Security Chief Vows to Correct Hawaii’s Missile Alert System

US Homeland Security Chief Vows to Correct Hawaii’s Missile Alert System incoming missile in Hawaii, but said authorities are “all working to make sure it doesn’t happen again.” Officials continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding the Saturday incident in which residents of the western-most U.S. state in the… Please follow and like us:

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Why Trump Is Thinking Of Bringing Back ‘Earmarks’

President Donald Trump suggested last week that lawmakers bring back “earmarks,” a practice that for centuries helped transform Washington into a “swamp” riddled special interests, out-of-control spending and unaccountability. “Maybe all of you should start thinking about going back to a form of earmarks,” Trump said Tuesday to a group of Republican and Democratic congressman gathered… Please follow and like us:

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After Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Freezes Data Collecting, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Demands Reversal

A federal court last week again ruled in favor of Mick Mulvaney as the rightful head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which strengthens his hand on such issues as the recent decision to freeze data collection in light of cybersecurity concerns. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who conceived the idea of the consumer agency, which… Please follow and like us:

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Moscow: US by Sanctions Want to Influence Russian Situation before Presidential Election

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said by drafting personal anti-Russian sanctions, the US is trying to influence the situation in Russia before the presidential election, as he commented on a report, in which the US is drafting a list of persons to undergo the sanctions. “By end of January, as we understand, will… Please follow and like us:

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Hawaii: False ballistic missile alert sparks panic

A false alarm has put the people of Hawaii through a terrifying ordeal. A ballistic missile was heading their way, according to an urgent message sent to their mobile phones on Saturday morning local time. TV and radio also carried the warning. North Korea however hadn’t fired anything. It was a case of human error by… Please follow and like us:

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US, Japan Hold Joint Military Drill Amid Korea Tensions

American and Japanese military forces have launched joint exercises amid tensions with North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The 13th annual Iron Fist exercises kicked off Friday in the U.S. western state of California and will continue through February 12. More than 500 U.S. Marines and sailors are partnering with about 350 members… Please follow and like us:

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Robert Mueller money laundering push could spark constitutional crisis

Any move by special counsel Robert Mueller to go beyond collusion and obstruction of justice to probe possible money laundering by President Trump and his family could trigger a major constitutional clash – and present Congress with a massive political headache. With nearly eight months gone by and some $7 million spent on Mr. Mueller’s Russia… Please follow and like us:

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Julian Assange: WikiLeaks’ fugitive anti-hero

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange becomes a citizen of Ecuador more than five years after moving into its London embassy Julian Assange: WikiLeaks’ fugitive anti-heroto escape arrest, over a rape investigation that he claims is linked to his whistle-blowing activities. The pale, lanky Australian, a former computer hacker is at the centre of a dispute that his supporters see as a… Please follow and like us:

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Russia Denounces US Senate Report on Meddling as ‘Unfounded’

Russia has denounced a U.S. Senate report which accuses the Kremlin of election meddling with the intent to undermine democracies, saying it is “unfounded” and damaging for relations between the two countries. U.S. Senate Democrats on Wednesday warned that Russian operations to undermine democracy extend far beyond U.S. elections and accused President Donald Trump of failing… Please follow and like us:

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Death Threats Against FCC Chairman Are Unprecedented and Must Stop

When the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rolled back President Barack Obama’s “net neutrality” policy, Chairman Ajit Pai told reporters, “It’s not going to kill democracy.” But could it kill him? Federal officials are certainly concerned, now that a flood of death threats has reached a level most insiders say they’ve never seen. This is “routine for… Please follow and like us:

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