The big focus of their efforts are a handful of relatively moderate senators from states where Obamacare has had a particularly strong impact on coverage. And although the campaign includes some old-fashioned political pressure, with President Donald Trump set this week to visit two of those states (Ohio and West Virginia), GOP leaders are also trying to use persuasion.In particular, they are still trying to convince those holdout senators that repealing the 2010 health care law wouldnt cause their
Nashville, North Carolina (CNN)He's only 24 years old, but he struggled with addiction for more than a decade. Thomas Spikes now owes his sobriety to none other than the chief of police in this small eastern North Carolina town. That program, called the HOPE initiative, is a collaboration between Nashville's town manager, Hank Raper, and Chief Thomas Bashore. As deaths from opioids continue to dramatically rise across America, topping the list for unintentional deaths at a higher rate than
(CNN)In today's political climate, catty politicians claw for every vote, but the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, was different. His ability to unite through cuddles and his fondness for naps made him remarkable, and this mayor -- Stubbs the cat -- also proved that opposable thumbs aren't necessary for success in politics."He was a trouper until the very last day of his life," Stubbs' owners said. "You are are a remarkable cat and we will dearly miss you."
Kushner, a senior White House adviser, is expected to face questions about his contacts with Russian citizens and officials when he testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday and the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. Moscow has denied any interference, and Trump says his campaign did not collude with Russia. Members of both committees say they are eager to hear about the June 2016 meeting involving Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Trumps son, Kushner and former Trump
In a piece published on Fox News website, Pence showered Trump with praise about his successful six months in office. Pence then listed a number of promises the Trump administration had yet to deliver on,namely tax cuts. Pences sentiments echoed comments made at a June cabinet meeting in which Trump appointees took turns praising the president. Pence spoke first and said, This is the greatest privilege of my life to serve as vice president to a president whos keeping
Image: ambar del moral/mashableKatie Karpetz is a business witch. No, really. Karpetz, a Canadian who identifies as a bog witch because of her unruly hair, is literally in the business of selling products marketed specifically for other witches. SEE ALSO: Instagram shares magical 'Harry Potter' illustration to mark 20-year anniversary She sells everything from vintage amethyst tower wands designed to soothe insomnia, to custom-made "witch bottles" whose recipes are top secret. For the uninitiated, a witch bottle acts as
Joanna Glasner is a reporter for Crunchbase. More posts by this contributor: Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items The state of the unicorn Most people hate shopping for insurance, and they dont enjoy talking about it either. Thats probably why youre unlikely to hear about the industrys current transformation in conversation, even in startup circles. But make no mistake, there are vast sums of venture dollars going into insurance deals. Investment has risen dramatically, with
This is issued by the Gender Recognition Panel, a judicial body which legally determines what gender an individual defines as.As well as a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, the person applying must provide evidence that they have been in transition for at least two years.'Inclusive society'The most recent figures, for the three months between January and March 2017, show that 112 people applied to change their gender, with 88% of those being granted the certificate.Equalities Minister Justine Greening said when
(CNN)Vice President Mike Pence is increasing the pressure for Republicans to pass health care legislation, calling on senators to "step up to the plate" and keep their seven-year promise.As of now, there's no indication the votes are there."We're going to vote on whether to proceed to a bill," Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas said Thursday. "And I know people are fixated on what bill are we going to vote to proceed on -- but the problem with that
Jerusalem (CNN)Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces broke out again across Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, with the mood tremendously intense around Jerusalem's Old City. The man was involved in a clash in the town of el-Eizariyah near Jerusalem, the official Palestinian news agency, WAFA, reported.
Tokyo, Japan (CNN)In a elementary school turned nursing home, Tasaka Keichi jokes with a group of cheerful old women."I always had an interest in care-giving and pensioners don't receive much in Japan so I'm really thankful that this opportunity existed here for me," Tasaka told CNN.
I took an overdose, laid down on a Welsh mountainside and waited to die. Doctors later told me I was just 20 minutes from death when I was airlifted to hospital by a police helicopter.So I got a second chance. I was determined not to waste it and using my experience to help someone else is a pretty good way of ensuring that.Which brings me onto another "first"; I've spoken about dealing with bulimia in the past but have
The branded drug costs 13.50 at Tesco and a generic version is 13.49 in Superdrug.However, Superdrug charges 27 for Levonelle and 35 for an alternative emergency contraceptive pill, EllaOne.European comparisonBPAS has lobbied Boots to reduce the cost of the pill to make it more accessible for women having difficulty getting the drug quickly on the NHS.The service also found the pills can cost up to five times more in the UK than in some parts of Europe.Previously, Boots had
(CNN)Eight former directors of the Congressional Budget Office sent a letter to congressional leadership Friday to underscore the agency's importance and respond to criticism from Republican lawmakers and the White House.
(CNN)"Devil's Bargain" -- Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Joshua Green's in-depth exploration of the mind and machinations of former Breitbart News boss and Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon -- and "Shattered" -- a painstaking account of Hillary Clinton's unsuccessful campaign by Jonathan Allen, also of Bloomberg, and Amie Parnes of The Hill -- have both climbed the bestseller lists and monopolized the attention of the chattering classes since their releases. ("Shattered" was published in April; "Devil's Bargain" hit shelves this past
Washington (CNN)In a White House under siege, something had to change.But Spicer's departure after the most fraught six months of antagonism between the press and a West Wing that anyone can remember, is just one move in a shuffle of personnel and tactics that augurs an aggressive White House fightback that is likely to intensify the current discord in Washington.