Politics

New York Pride marchers target Trump as San Francisco parties

New York Pride marchers target Trump as San Francisco parties

Published 26/06/2017

Participants take part in the LGBT Pride March in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., June 25, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Large crowds turned out for Pride marches on Sunday in New York City and San Francisco, the two U.S. places most associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement, with the East Coast city bringing a more political flavor to the event sparked by events there almost 50 years ago.

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Key Republican Collins has `serious concerns` on healthcare bill

Key Republican Collins has `serious concerns` on healthcare bill

Published 26/06/2017

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to reporters after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine said on Sunday she has extreme reservations about the U.S. Senate's healthcare overhaul and does not think it will be able to pass this week.

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Top Democrat slams Obama administration`s response to Russian hacks

Top Democrat slams Obama administration`s response to Russian hacks

Published 25/06/2017

House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff speaks to reporters about the appointment of a Special Counsel in the Russia investigations on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Zach Gibson

The top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee on Sunday criticized the administration of former President Barack Obama for not taking earlier and tougher action against Russia for its alleged hacks aimed at swaying the Nov. 8 election for Donald Trump.

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Conservative activists hold muted rallies in Washington

Conservative activists hold muted rallies in Washington

Published 25/06/2017

Jack Posobiec attends a rally about free speech outside of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 25, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Conservative activists held a pair of rallies in Washington on Sunday to decry the handful of celebrities who have joked about violence against President Donald Trump and to protest efforts to stop contentious speakers at colleges.

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Conservative Koch network criticizes U.S. Senate healthcare bill

Conservative Koch network criticizes U.S. Senate healthcare bill

Published 25/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: An Americans for Prosperity banner is seen during an event in Manchester, New Hampshire, July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Officials with the conservative U.S. political network overseen by the Koch brothers say they are unhappy with the healthcare bill that may be voted on by the Senate this week and will lobby for changes to it.

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Senator Rand Paul says would consider partial repeal of Obamacare

Senator Rand Paul says would consider partial repeal of Obamacare

Published 25/06/2017

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks to reporters after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

U.S. Republican Senator Rand Paul said on Sunday that he remains open to supporting the Senate healthcare bill but only under certain circumstances.

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Top Senate Democrat Schumer: 50-50 chance Republicans pass healthcare bill

Top Senate Democrat Schumer: 50-50 chance Republicans pass healthcare bill

Published 25/06/2017

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives to talk to the media on the president's FY2018 budget proposal on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that he sees a 50 percent probability that Republicans will be able to pass their healthcare bill.

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Factbox: Where Republican U.S. senators stand on healthcare bill

Factbox: Where Republican U.S. senators stand on healthcare bill

Published 24/06/2017

U.S. Senate Republicans' legislation to overhaul Obamacare hit roadblocks almost as soon as it was unveiled: opposition from all 48 Democratic and independent senators and four conservative Republican lawmakers, as well as skepticism from several other Republicans.

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Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says `no`

Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says `no`

Published 24/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks as he hosts a Congressional picnic event, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to passage.

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Republican Senator Heller opposes healthcare bill: MSNBC

Republican Senator Heller opposes healthcare bill: MSNBC

Published 23/06/2017

FILE PHOTO - Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) arrives at the Senate Judiciary Committee Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee hearing on The Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 13, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Republican Senator Dean Heller said on Friday he would not support a healthcare bill unveiled by the Senate Republican leadership in its current form, becoming the fifth Republican senator to oppose the draft legislation, MSNBC reported.

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