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Trump attacks McCain and other Republicans over healthcare failure
President says veteran Republican senator has let Arizona downMcCain seemed to have dashed GOP hopes of repealing ObamacareDonald Trump went on the attack on Twitter on Saturday morning over the latest failure of the Republican-controlled Senate to pass healthcare reform. Related: 'All hands on deck': protesters to target healthcare bill at rallies across US Continue reading..
Sep 23, 2017 4:51PM - Guardian-USNews
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The Resistance Now: campaigners warn fight for healthcare is not over
John McCain dealt a blow to Republican hopes of passing the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act but activists warn against complacencyThe Resistance Now on FacebookSign up for our weekly newsletter about the ResistanceRepublican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act were teetering on the brink of failure on Friday, after John McCain said he would vote no on the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill. Continue reading..
Sep 23, 2017 1:00PM - Guardian-USNews
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Paul Manafort: why Trump's old ally could hold the key in Mueller's Russia hunt
Trumps ex-campaign chair is a major target for special counsel Mueller, and an indictment may not be far off which could change everything for the presidentWhen Paul Manafort, the former Washington super-lobbyist, bought an apartment in Trump Tower in Manhattan for $3.7m in 2006, there was no reason at the time to read the hand of destiny in it. Related: Kim Jong-un, the NFL and 'screaming at senators': Trump's Strange night in Alabama Continue reading.
Sep 23, 2017 12:00PM - Guardian-USNews
Donald Trump lambasts Kim Jong-un at a rally in Hunstville, Alabama on Friday night, saying we have no choice with North Korea. Trump called Kim little rocket man, describing him as a madman. The president also criticised NFL players who didnt stand during the national anthem at games and denied any collusion with Russia Kim Jong-un, the NFL and screaming at senators: Trumps Strange night in Alabama Continue reading.
Sep 23, 2017 10:01AM - Guardian-USNews
The novelist counts the political cost of hurricanes Harvey and Irma Everything is gone: Americans return to their flooded homesIt had been 12 years, since Katrina, that an Atlantic hurricane of this strength had made landfall on the American mainland.On 17 August, meteorologists were watching storm formations in the Atlantic. They named one Potential Tropical Cyclone 9.
Sep 23, 2017 10:00AM - Guardian-USNews
Gideon Mendel photographs the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, while Oliver Laughland meets those whose lives have been upturned Dave Eggers: As the hurricane bore down, Trump tweeted his excitementTerrence Mckeen, 30, mechanic, Black Creek, Florida, with his mother, Gloria Mckeen, 68 Continue reading...
Sep 23, 2017 10:00AM - Guardian-USNews
At the UN, the president warned the US could totally destroy North Korea and met with leaders from across the globe, while the Russia investigation continuedEach week Donald Trump seems to make more news than most presidents do in a lifetime. The Guardian is keeping track of it all in this series every SaturdayThe United Nations general assembly met in New York this week, affording Donald Trump his first opportunity to address the world body as president. He duly gave a bellicose speech in which he said that if provoked, the United States will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.
Sep 23, 2017 7:00AM - Guardian-USNews
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Sep 23, 2017 3:49AM - Guardian-USNews
President heads to Alabama to rally support for incumbent senator Luther Strange who is facing a runoff election on TuesdayDonald Trump gave one of his signature stream of consciousness speeches in Hunstville on Friday night as he tried to get out the vote for embattled Alabama Republican senator Luther Strange. During an address inside the Wernher Von Braun Center that lasted an hour and 20 minutes, the president called North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un Little Rocket Man, said NFL owners should cut players who kneel for the national anthem and returned to familiar targets like John McCain and Hillary Clinton. Continue reading.
Sep 23, 2017 2:54AM - Guardian-USNews
Emails to prosecutors office include rightwing article sent by investigator and plea from lawyer whose firm would later represent Michael Browns killerAn attorney whose firm represented the policeman who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson urged the local prosecutor a day after the 2014 shooting to do the right thing and said officers were depending on him, newly released records reveal.Jerome Simon emailed the message to the St Louis County prosecutor, Bob McCulloch, amid intense protests set off by Darren Wilsons fatal shooting of Brown. McCulloch went on to preside over the controversial decision to not bring criminal charges against Wilson.
Sep 23, 2017 12:48AM - Guardian-USNews
President tweets: Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!Warriors: Well use our trip to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusionStephen Curry said Friday hed vote no when team met to decide on tripDonald Trump was the subject of startlingly strong abuse from major sports stars on Saturday, after he criticised NFL players protesting against racial injustice and withdrew an invitation for the NBA-champion Golden State Warriors to visit the White House, breaking a tradition dating back to the Reagan years. Related: Trump blasts NFL anthem protesters: 'Get that son of a bitch off the field' Continue reading..
Sep 23, 2017 7:58PM - Guardian-USPolitics
Hundreds prepare to gather in Washington and at dozens of other sites in coming days even as John McCains opposition threatens bills survivalActivist groups praised John McCain for his promise to vote no on the Lindsey Graham-Bill Cassidy healthcare bill on Friday, but they warned against complacency as they said the fight to protect the Affordable Care Act was not over.McCains pledge, which means Republicans can only afford to lose one more Senate vote in their quest to repeal the ACA, widely known as Obamacare, was met with celebration on the left. Continue reading.
Sep 23, 2017 11:00AM - Guardian-USPolitics
Arizona senator says he cant vote for Republican plan to replace Obamacare DeVos scraps Obama rules on investigating campus assault and moreGet the days politics news in 60 seconds every weekday. By Tom McCarthy 10.16pm BST Senator John McCain said the latest Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obamas healthcare law did not pass his test for regular order and he would be voting no, likely ruining the bills chances for passing.
Sep 22, 2017 9:23PM - Guardian-USPolitics
Republican senators stance will make it increasingly difficult for party leaders to get the votes they need to eliminate the Affordable Care ActRead John McCains statement in fullJohn McCain said on Friday he could not in good conscience vote for the latest Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), dealing a potentially fatal blow to the plan. Related: Republicans' new health bill would hit women hardest, experts say Continue reading..
Sep 22, 2017 8:58PM - Guardian-USPolitics
The US senator has expressed his opposition to the latest Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act here is his statement in fullJohn McCain says he cant vote for Republican plan to replace ObamacareThe US Senator John McCain of Arizona released the following statement today on healthcare reform:As I have repeatedly stressed, healthcare reform legislation ought to be the product of regular order in the Senate. Committees of jurisdiction should mark up legislation with input from all committee members, and send their bill to the floor for debate and amendment. That is the only way we might achieve bipartisan consensus on lasting reform, without which a policy that affects one-fifth of our economy and every single American family will be subject to reversal with every change of administration and congressional majority.
Sep 22, 2017 6:55PM - Guardian-USPolitics
Presidents controversial ban against refugees and travelers from Muslim-majority countries could be stretched to include many more nationalitiesDonald Trump is poised to revisit his controversial travel ban over the weekend as a critical deadline is set to expire on Sunday, meaning the president could extend or even expand travel restrictions already imposed on six Muslim-majority countries. Related: 'Your life becomes like hell': refugees fear drawn-out fight over Trump's travel ban Continue reading..
Sep 22, 2017 5:28PM - Guardian-USPolitics
New temporary guidance allows colleges to decide which standards of evidence they want to use when investigating complaints of assaultThe Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions allowing universities to decide which standard of evidence to use when handling complaints.The education secretary, Betsy DeVos, has said the Obama rules were unfairly skewed against the students accused of assault. Her new temporary guidance allows colleges the freedom to decide which standards of evidence they want to use when investigating complaints of sexual assault.
Sep 22, 2017 4:25PM - Guardian-USPolitics
Trump used Twitter to decry the investigation into some 3,000 ads purchased on the social media platform by Russians in the 2016 presidential electionDonald Trump has attacked the escalating investigations into 3,000 adverts purchased on Facebook by Russians in the 2016 US presidential, using Twitter early Friday to say the Russia hoax continues, now its ads on Facebook.He repeated his attacks on the biased and dishonest media coverage that he said favored his rival Hillary Clinton. Continue reading.
Sep 22, 2017 12:38PM - Guardian-USPolitics
Women would bear the brunt of the bills funding cuts and weaker regulations, says policy analyst, with access to reproductive healthcare particularly affectedA new Republican attempt to reform the American healthcare system would have a disproportionate impact on women, experts have warned.Republicans have pitched changes to the American health system which focus on flexibility for states to opt in or out of the coverage they believe they need. Continue reading.
Sep 22, 2017 10:00AM - Guardian-USPolitics
Mark Zuckerberg says providing ads will help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened in the electionFacebook will provide to Congress the contents of 3,000 advertisements purchased by Russians during the 2016 US presidential race, Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday following weeks of scrutiny surrounding the social networks potential role in influencing elections. The CEO said in a Facebook live video that the company would provide the controversial ads to government officials to support ongoing investigations in the US and as part of the social media companys renewed efforts to protect the integrity of elections around the world. Continue reading.
Sep 21, 2017 8:16PM - Guardian-USPolitics