So much for the Thursday vote: House GOP leadership has just announced that there will not be a vote on the healthcare bill today. The entire House GOP conference will meet tonight at 7 p.m. to discuss next steps. See below for more.
East Asia is the world’s most dynamic economic region. Strong countries surround bodies of water over which there is competition. These are some of the world’s most important sea lanes. Japan and China (in that order) are the region’s two most significant powers. But, the most powerful country in the Pacific, the US, is far away. Its Navy patrols and keeps freedom of movement across the Pacific. At the center of this power struggle is China. China’s struggle against its domestic and geographic constraints is the key to understanding the future of this region.
“What’s going on is the customers don’t have the fucking money. That’s it. This isn’t rocket science.” Consumerism has long been a defining element of American society, but retail giants are now shutting down thousands of their locations amid a long-anticipated "retail apocalypse."
Several times over the past two months we've written about the historic floods that have descended upon California during the 2016-2017 rainy season...so you can imagine our complete shock when we learned of the paltry water allocations awarded to California farmers for 2017
Meet the CIA's "NightSkies 1.2" project, a "beacon/loader/implant tool" for the Apple iPhone "expressly designed to be physically installed onto factory fresh iPhones. i.e the CIA has been infecting the iPhone supply chain of its targets since at least 2008."
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, the corporate poster-child for price-gouging, tax-inversion and hedge-fund manager wealth destructionquietly severed all ties with J. Michael Pearson, its former chief executive officer and longtime guiding light, in January according to its annual proxy statement filed this morning.
"Data also suggest that African-Americans are now leaving the region at a significantly faster rate than whites. That suggests that rising crime rates and the loss of jobs on Chicago's South and West Sides are continuing to encourage residents to look elsewhere for a better life."
CBO has scored the revised RyanCare plan(notably not with amendments that have likely been discussed today) and it is even worse... considerably less budget deficit reduction, the same number of uninsured, and similar effects on healthcare premium. We would imagine conservatives will throw up all over it as it has all the negatives of the original bill with less than half the positives.
Describing himself as “merely a thankful beggar,” Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams sought thousands of dollars in bribes from deep-pocketed donors seeking his help with their legal woes, federal authorities said Tuesday as they unveiled a 23-count indictment charging the two-term Democrat in a sprawling corruption case.
The Defense Department on Tuesday denied it tried to quash a 2015 study that found it could save $125 billion in noncombat administrative programs but admitted it has so far only found a small fraction of those savings.