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Author: 0 Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

Phillips has said that if he were required to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple it would constitute coerced speech. Charlie Craig and David Mullins filed a complaint against Phillips and his suburban Denver shop after Phillips said he would not create and decorate a cake in honor of their marriage.

National Supreme Court to hear partisan gerrymandering case
Author: 0 Supreme Court to hear partisan gerrymandering case

But the court has not ever ruled on electoral maps that have been re-drawn simply to give a political advantage to one party over another. Although non-partisan commissions control the drafting of these districts in a handful of states, partisan state legislatures in most states control the process.

National GOP Sen. Susan Collins Firmly Opposes Senate Health Care Bill
Author: 0 GOP Sen. Susan Collins Firmly Opposes Senate Health Care Bill

U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., wasn't placing too much faith in CBO's score, noting that in 2010 the nonpartisan agency "overshot its projection of how many people would gain insurance by more than 12 million people" on Obamacare . With Collins out he's down to one. SHAPIRO: So walk us through the political strategy here. Senate Republicans are trying to rally support within their party to vote on, and pass, a new health care bill before the Senate breaks on Monday for a July Fourth ...

National Nevada's Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill
Author: 0 Nevada's Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill

Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday. Subsidies under the bill would help middle-income consumers buy insurance that pays 58 percent of the average patient's medical costs, down from 70 percent under Obamacare; it would also remove a different type of subsidy created to lower deductibles further for Americans earning less than around $30,000 a year.

National Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss
Author: 0 Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

The Democratic candidate, Jon Ossoff , barely missed winning a majority against 17 opponents in the April primary. In the most expensive congressional election in U.S. "I happen to have a different opinion, and I think it's important for people in my position to not be afraid to speak truth to power". Either Pelosi stays, in which case she becomes the face of Democrats in GOP ad campaigns around the country.

Author: 0 Fifth Republican Senator Comes Out Against Senate Health Care Bill

Both our senators are included in the elite 13 GOP senators working in complete secrecy to produce this bill. Not one Democrat plans on supporting the bill, which means Republicans can only afford to lose two more votes in the Senate or the bill will fail.

Author: 0 What's next on health care draft in Congress

Four conservative senators, including U.S. Sen. "It does not keep our promises to the American people", said Senator Rand Paul , who along with fellow Republican Senators Ted Cruz , Mike Lee and Ron Johnson said they could not support it in its current form.

Author: 0 Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

It disregards women's reproductive health and other special health care needs. I think the Senate has taken a remarkably positive step forward. They said the proposal doesn't meet the GOP promise to Americans "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs", the Associated Press reported.

Author: 0 Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

Among those groups: the Alliance for Youth Action , the Arena and Run For Something . "We're a family. We're going to have those discussions". Will the numerous-yet-elusive millennial voters go to the polls for candidates who are their own age, as strategists presume? Thus, a state like Virginia, because of its heavy concentration of communists and other fellow travelers in the northern part, it has elected a fellow progressive governor, senators, and other representatives despite the fact ...

National Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill
Author: 0 Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill

The plan gets rid of those mandates. "There isn't anything in this piece of legislation that will lower premiums", Heller said . Before the expansion, he said 18 percent of children were without health insurance. The bill also scales back federal funding for Medicaid - which is more than half the spending for the program at the state level. A spokesman for Arizona's current governor, Republican Doug Ducey, said the governor was studying the GOP bill.

National One number puts the Democrat loss in Georgia in stunning perspective
Author: 0 One number puts the Democrat loss in Georgia in stunning perspective

On Tuesday evening, the latest hopes for a new Democratic rise to power was dashed in Georgia as Democratic insurgent candidate Jon Ossoff conceded defeat to Republican victor Karen Handel . UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Ossoff would vote with Nancy Pelosi to weaken our military. She defended her relevance in a press conference stating that she's "worth the trouble".

Author: 0 GOP senators rebel as Senate Republicans unveil new healthcare bill

McConnell must navigate a narrow route in which defections by just three of the 52 Republican senators would defeat the legislation. The 142-page proposal, worked out in secret by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with other Republican leaders, was welcomed by President Donald Trump .

National Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses
Author: 0 Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses

Another Democrat who has been pushing for leadership changes, Rep. Filemon Vela of Texas, told CNN the group didn't make any decisions at Thursday's meeting, but those who participated believe there is growing unrest among House Democrats about the direction of the current leadership team.

Author: 0 In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

And the Russian Federation probe seems to be the primary reason why: Fifteen percent of Republicans say the investigations have made them think worse of Trump , while only 57 percent approve of how the president has "handled" said investigations (i.e., interfering in federal investigations, confessing to obstruction of justice on national television, engaging in witness intimidation over Twitter , et cetera).

Author: 0 Amazon purchase makes grocery wars hotter

While analysts do not know for sure yet what the impact will be, stock prices today for Amazon and Whole Foods shot up Friday, while prices for traditional retailers like Walmart , Target , Kroger , and Cosco fell. Both Amazon and Whole Foods cater to younger consumers including millennials as well as the affluent. Amazon's shares were up 3% at $994.45.

Author: 0 Schauffele finally makes a bogey at US Open

Rory McIIroy has missed the cut for the second year running at the US Open , despite a fast finish to his second round at Erin Hills. Day, who won the 2015 PGA Championship up the road at Whistling Straits, had to birdie his last hole Thursday to break 80.

Author: 0 Father's Day creator was Renaissance woman, descendant says

We were living in an apartment, and she needed a change of scenery. With our large family , we tag-team parent all the time, splitting which parent goes to what sporting event, dividing parent-teacher conferences and driving kids all over creation.

Author: 0 Kamala Harris Has the Mic Now So Everybody Needs to Sit Down

Kamala Harris is the only Senator who's been interrupted by another senator so far, by my count. It is important to note that Harris was the only senator interrupted while questioning Sessions . But she cautiously noted that, alongside the progress the country has made, "We also recognize this is an incredibly challenging moment in our history".

National Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap
Author: 0 Trump to tout apprenticeships as way to fill jobs gap

The poll was conducted before a shooting spree at a Washington-era baseball field on Wednesday left a congressman wounded and renewed calls for more civil political discourse. According to a report by the Telegraph, the FLOTUS "urged her "loyal" friends to sign a card for the president in an email to supporters last Thursday, adding: "I need your help to make it a birthday my husband will never forget".

Author: 0 White House denies Trump wants Mueller out, but heat's on

The effort to muddy the waters surrounding the investigation is coming amid growing White House concern that the probe could detract from the president's agenda for months or years to come. Comey testified before the Senate intelligence committee last week and confirmed that he gave Mueller the memos he wrote detailing his interactions with Trump ahead of his firing.

Author: 0 Stricker proud of his Wisconsin grit to get into US Open

But world number two McIlroy, who arrived in Wisconsin on Friday to survey the course as he chases a fifth major title, was unimpressed on Tuesday after being informed that the fescue was being cut back on certain holes, despite the large fairways.

Author: 0 Trump declares himself vindicated, and Comey "a leaker"

The House Intelligence Committee is also seeking Comey's memos -- but wants to also hear from Comey's associates given his testimony , Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told ABC News' Mary Bruce in an interview. Comey told the committee he didn't respond more strongly because he was "stunned" that the president would ask him such a question. Said Fallon, dipping into his Trump impersonation: "Even Trump was like, 'Yeah, that sounds like me".

Author: 0 Trump expects Senate health care bill in summer

Republican Sen. Rob Portman told reporters today that he has put together a proposal for a seven-year "glidepath" to unwind the Medicaid expansion . The Senate has rejected the House's initial offer in negotiations over a final version of Louisiana's budget. Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry, a Metairie Republican who handles the budget bills in the House, said he didn't think it was wise to "use 100 percent of a wrong number".

Author: 0 Defying globe, President Trump withdraws United States from Paris deal

The Paris pact's members set their emission reduction goals independently, so despite the loss of the USA, the world's No. 2 emitter, the immediate impact may not be great. 'As a matter of principle.' Trump cast his decision to exit the Paris agreement as an "America First" policy focused on improving the economy in the Rust Belt, specifically mentioning Pittsburgh, Penn., and Youngstown, Ohio.

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