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The taxes include a 3.8 percent tax on net investment income for high-income earners, a 0.9 percent Medicare surtax, and the "insurance executive tax break". A previous attempt at health care overhaul failed to unite Republicans, some of whom lean more conservative and some more moderate. Ted Cruz , R-Texas, to permit stripped-down health plans that amount to catastrophic coverage and little else.
  • ACLU challenges secrecy of Kobach's election commission

    ACLU challenges secrecy of Kobach's election commission

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    So far, 45 states and counting have rejected at least part of the data request , or are refusing to comply altogether with this Orwellian overreach. on June 28, demanding that state governments turn over voter roll data, including full names of registered voters, their addresses, party affiliation, last four digits of social security numbers and voting history dating back to 2006, among other things.
  • Two Republican senators declare bid to repeal health care law 'dead'

    Two Republican senators declare bid to repeal health care law 'dead'

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    Cruz's proposal is just more aggressive, giving insurers that capability in any state where they sell ACA-compliant plans. The shift in priorities is remarkable. None of these approaches are likely to be on the table until the current "repeal and replace" efforts run out of steam. Taylor noted on Friday that she led the state's fight against the federal health care law.
  • Federer into Wimbledon fourth round for 15th time

    Federer into Wimbledon fourth round for 15th time

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    Muller is only the second man from Luxembourg to appear in a grand slam tournament, the other being Gaston Wampach who played in the 1946 and 1947 French Open tournaments. It's just us, the players. All you can hear is the hitting of the ball. You just hear that. "It puts a huge smile on my face". Rafael Nadal has been real good, though it's been a good draw.
  • Roche fourth as Calmejane wins eighth stage of the Tour

    Roche fourth as Calmejane wins eighth stage of the Tour

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    Just 61 seconds separate him from 10th-placed Rafal Majka of Poland. Beginning with a 16km-long second-category ascent, it contains no fewer than three Hors Category mountains on its 181.5km route. It was the second win at this Tour for a French rider, after Arnaud Demare's on Stage 4. Froome managed to stay on his bike and quickly recover. The corner "sprang up on us a little bit", Froome said.
  • Sridevi's Mom Movie Review & Mom Rating; Hit or Flop, Public Talk

    Sridevi's Mom Movie Review & Mom Rating; Hit or Flop, Public Talk

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    Besides Adnan, Mom also features Pakistani actress Sajal Ali as Sridevi's daughter in the film. Music album by A.R.Rahman, the melody king, gave completely emerged and imaginative songs. I'm also a big fan of his work and I've watched all his films. Her father was a lawyer and Sridevi recalls going to court with him sometimes when she was a child and watching wide-eyed as he argued a case before the judge.
  • Lion Alun Wyn Jones: We know what's at stake

    Lion Alun Wyn Jones: We know what's at stake

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    Instead, there is only one focus on the mind of Jones: winning the match, and the series against a New Zealand side, who will be hurting after the Wellington defeat. You can win. You can lose. Perhaps more telling than praise from northern hemisphere pundits was criticism in New Zealand media about Itoje's "cynical" repeated offside infringements as the match hung in the balance.
  • Sen. Cruz's Plan Seen as Path to Possibly Passing GOP Health Bill

    Sen. Cruz's Plan Seen as Path to Possibly Passing GOP Health Bill

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    Activists march around the US Capitol to protest the Senate GOP health care bill, on Capitol Hill, June 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. Most folks can't read the new health bill because it's written by lawyers and since only the well-educated can understand what it says , we'll have to trust what others are telling us.
  • Midnight launch not in good taste, says Pinarayi Vijayan

    Midnight launch not in good taste, says Pinarayi Vijayan

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    Distributors will have to pay Central GST (CGST) or State GST (SGST) of 9% each, depending on whether they supply within the state or outside the state. Here, still 25% of the population is poor. "It ( GST ) is a tribute to the maturity and wisdom of India's democracy. They have been denied time", he said.
  • Nevada senator becomes fifth Republican to oppose healthcare bill

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    Sen. Chuck Schumer, deeming his fight a matter of "life and death", vowed Friday "to use every single ounce of energy that I have" to defeat the Republican health care bill to repeal Obamacare . As it stands, the Senate draft of the AHCA will make drastic cuts to Medicaid - even bigger than the cuts in the original House bill, which amounted to over $800 billion - screwing over mostly poor and elderly people.
  • Long knives come out for Pelosi as Democrat losing streak grows

    Long knives come out for Pelosi as Democrat losing streak grows

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    Back in 2001 Hoyer and Pelosi faced each other for the top leadership position inside the Democratic caucus, but have largely worked collaboratively in the top two slots for years. During an appearance on CNN's "Erin Burnett Outfront", David Gergen , who advised former Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, admitted that off-year elections like this may not be the best predictor of what could happen in the 2018 midterms.