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June 22, 2017 10:20 PM House Science Committee Flouts Ethics Rules By Promoting RNC Press Release As News

It's the latest dubious source pushed by an increasingly political committee. The House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology promoted a GOP press release hailing President Donald Trump in its daily press clippings email, in a move that appears to bend House ethics rules. A spokesman for the House Ethics Committee declined to comment 13

June 22, 2017 10:17 PM Rocky rollout for Senate healthcare bill

The Senate healthcare bill had a rocky rollout on Thursday as Republican senators complained it doesn’t do enough to repeal ObamaCare or lower healthcare costs. Senate Republicans control 52 seats and can only afford two defections, as every Democrat is expected to vote no. As of now, McConnell is at least two votes short of a majority — and maybe more. On the other 11

June 22, 2017 9:33 PM Health Bill Includes Opioid Funding, but May Not Satisfy Some GOP Senators

The one-year, $2 billion commitment falls short of the $45 billion over 10 years some were seeking The Senate GOP’s health-care bill would offer $2 billion for opioid addiction treatment for one year, falling short of the $45 billion over 10 years some Republican senators wanted. The funding’s inclusion in the Senate version of the health-care overhaul 11

June 22, 2017 9:14 PM Trump Promises Telecom Executives Less Red Tape

Discussion at White House event focused on government oversight of broadband, developing technologies President Donald Trump on Thursday told technology and telecom executives the government will tackle federal regulations they consider too restrictive but stopped short of announcing any specific policies aimed at their industries. The White House meeting 12

June 22, 2017 9:03 PM Amid Controversy, Trump’s Approval Remains Low But Steady

The new survey finds that Trump’s overall job approval rating stands at 40 percent approve, 55 percent disapprove — numbers that are historically low for a new president but virtually unchanged from the poll’s findings in both May and April. Democrats and independents still give the president dismal marks, disapproving of the job he’s doing in the Oval Office 14

June 22, 2017 7:11 PM Trump to sign VA accountability bill on Friday

The White House says President Donald Trump will sign a bill Friday to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees. The measure has broad bipartisan support and is part of an effort encouraged by Trump to fix an agency that provides health care and other services to millions of veterans. The bill was prompted by a 2014 scandal at the Phoenix 11

June 22, 2017 5:27 PM The Republicans’ Obamacare repeal is one big lie

The Senate health care bill is a blatantly cynical and political plan to reward the rich, screw the poor and give Republicans the chance to claim they protected the middle class — or at least those in the middle class who aren’t too sick. The Republican campaign to repeal Obamacare was always based on false promise (okay, a lie): that it was possible 22

June 22, 2017 4:22 PM Houston names 2 homes, office building to landmarks list

Three new properties were added this week to Houston's roster of landmarks, including one with protected status, affording them limited protections from demolition. Protected status was awarded to a Museum District home at 9 Shadow Lawn built by renowned Houston architect Anderson Todd in 1961. According to the city Archaeological and Historical Commission 8

June 22, 2017 4:08 PM NBC News/WSJ Poll: Public Overwhelmingly Disapproves of House Health Care Bill

Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of the House plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. This new poll comes as Senate Republicans unveil their own health care legislation on Thursday. While the Senate bill shares some similarities to the House version, it also contains differences. By a 3-to-1 margin 11

June 22, 2017 3:56 PM Outrageous Navy Vet: 'CA City Told Me to Take Down American Flag on D-Day'

A California Navy veteran and his wife expressed disbelief at the city of Galt telling them to remove a flagpole on their property or face a fine. The couple was informed that the second of their two flagpoles violated neighborhood code, which allows a maximum of one flagpole per property. Ron Raeta and his wife, Sherri, said on "Fox & Friends" they were furious 12