Mexico wall demands eased as spending talks advance Mexico wall demands eased as spending talks advance
- May 05, 2017

It can be recalled that the Trump administration said that it would continue to pay the subsidies to insurance companies under the ACA. "These are things they've brought to the table very late". The border wall was one of Trump's signature election pledges previous year, with the Republican touting it as best way to stop illegal immigrants and drugs from coming into the country. (more...)
Food and Farm-Milk Dispute story
- April 27, 2017

The U.S. president's surprise decision to call out Canada by name Tuesday put dairy farmers north of the border on notice that they are in America's fair-trade sights. "We're not going to overreact", Trudeau said. Canada is not the problem. American groups say that agreement means USA exports of these high-protein milk products are being elbowed out of the Canadian market for a domestic supply, costing U.S. (more...)
Trump Backpedals on the Mexican Border Wall Trump Backpedals on the Mexican Border Wall
- April 27, 2017

The White House had confirmed that Trump said at a reception with conservative journalists on Monday that he might be willing to seek funding for his signature wall again in the spending debates at the end of the current fiscal year. Trump vowed to fight for the wall. On Tuesday, however, Trump tweeted that he has not changed his position on getting the wall built. "Yeah, it looks like it", said Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Senate Appropriations Committee member, when asked by ... (more...)
Republicans hold onto Kansas House seat
- April 23, 2017

The Republican Congressional Campaign Committee dumped $130,000 into the race. It was the first special congressional election since Trump's election as president previous year. The special election Tuesday between Democrat James Thompson and Estes to fill the seat vacated by CIA Director Mike Pompeo is being watched across the nation for signs of a backlash against Republicans or waning support from Trump's supporters. (more...)
White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill
- April 22, 2017

Among the provisions maintained are guaranteed coverage, community-rating rules, coverage for preexisting conditions, and allowing dependents to remain on their parents' health-care plan until the age of 26. But an increasing number of GOP lawmakers have been voicing new concerns, amid a widespread public backlash against the House legislation. A House Republican source said it's unlikely the measure will attract any new support from the moderate wing of the House Republican conference. (more...)
National Weather Service: Storms possible Thursday, Friday National Weather Service: Storms possible Thursday, Friday
- April 21, 2017

On Friday only the northern parts of Alabama will be in the marginal risk area - including the cities of Muscle Shoals, Florence, Decatur and Huntsville, among others. Major cities that could be adversely affected by severe storms on Thursday include Detroit and Lansing, Michigan; Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Toledo, Cleveland, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio. (more...)