Dueling rulings on critical part of Obamacare

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 02:32
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people pay their premiums, saying financial aid can be paid only in states that have set up their own insurance markets, or exchanges. About…
Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 01:54
JERUSALEM (AP) — Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration. Using videos, Twitter, text messages, leaflets and phone calls, both sides have attempted to direct the tone of the fighting — for their own public, their opponent's population and for a global audience. Propaganda and psychological warfare are nothing new in battle,…
Business executive wins Georgia Republican runoff in U.S. Senate race
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 00:28
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Campaigning as an outsider who would shake up Washington, a former Fortune 500 chief executive defeated an 11-term congressman in a Georgia runoff election on Tuesday between two Republicans seeking to fill an open U.S. Senate seat. David Perdue, former chief executive of Reebok, Dollar General and Pillowtex, led U.S. Representative Jack Kingston by nearly 8,000 votes with 92 percent of the state's counties reporting, prompting Kingston to concede…
Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 23:31
ATLANTA - Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a nationally significant general election matchup against Democrat Michelle Nunn. Tuesday night's primary runoff win validates the former corporate CEO's campaign as an outsider. The former CEO of Reebok, Dollar General and the failed textile firm Pillowtex, Perdue offered his private sector record and tremendous wealth as proof that he can help solve…
What U.S. intelligence knows about Flight 17 shoot-down
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 19:25
We are no closer to finding out who fired the sophisticated missile that blasted Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky as the Boeing 777 cruised 6 miles above the war in eastern Ukraine. Russia supports the Ukrainian rebels. U.S. intelligence said Tuesday it's most likely that those rebels fired a Russian-supplied missile at what they thought was a warplane. The evidence presented by senior intelligence officials consists in part of pictures posted on…
Congress far apart on border crisis plan as summer recess looms
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 18:23
With just eight working days left before Congress breaks for its five-week summer recess, the House and Senate continue to barrel down separate paths in their response to the influx of unaccompanied Central American children at the U.S.-Mexico border. PlayVideoCBS This Morning Immigration crisis debate: President Obama and Republicans battle over proposal
Obama's veterans agency nominee vows corporate-style discipline
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 18:21
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged on Tuesday to bring corporate-style discipline and accountability to the troubled agency plagued by healthcare delays and accusations of mismanagement and fraud. Bob McDonald, the former chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble Co, the world's largest manufacturer of household products, told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee that he would work to reorganize the VA to…
U.S. Senate Democrats cut $1 billion from Obama border request
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 18:21
By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed cutting $1 billion from President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency funding request to deal with a surge of some 57,000 undocumented Central American children across the southern border. Obama on July 8 asked lawmakers to approve $3.7 billion to bolster border security and speed deportation proceedings, but Congress has yet to take action on the request. At a luncheon on Tuesday, Senate Democrats…
CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 17:46
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at the trial to determine whether Sterling's wife Shelly Sterling can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. The NBA has tried to force out Donald Sterling since soon after racist statements…
At least 21 dead in Iraq checkpoint car bombing
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 17:46
A suicide driver rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killing 21 people, including more than a dozen civilians en route to a Shiite shrine in the final days of the Islamic holy month. At least 13 people killed in the attack were civilians, according to police and hospital officials. At least 35 people were wounded — more than half of them civilians. The officials spoke on the condition of…

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