In troop disagreement, Trump pits himself against a favorite foil: Obama

Washington( CNN) When President Donald Trump on Monday suggested his predecessor had failed to contact the families of fallen American troops, it was less a bombshell and more a spin in what has become one of his presidency’s ongoing subplots. As Trump enters his tenth month in office, Barack Obama remains his most dependable antihero,…

10 takeaways from the Democratic convention

Philadelphia( CNN) Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night, casting herself as a uniter working for the common good and Donald Trump as a divider stoking fear for political gain. It capped a Democratic National Convention designed to tell a new narrative about the most famous female in American politics. And it teed…

Republican consider Ted Cruz proposal to revive Senate health care bill

( CNN) Senate Republican leaders are considering an amendment from conservative GOP Sen. Ted Cruz to help resuscitate a health care bill that currently lacks enough Republican support to pass — a move that risks alienating moderates in the party. Senate legislation to overhaul Obamacare that was unveiled last month — together with the Cruz…

The GOP agenda isn’t clear yet should Republican keep the House

( CNN) If Republicans defy the political odds and hold the House majority in November, it would cement the party’s power for another two years and dedicate President Donald Trump unfettered ability to advance his agenda in his first term. “It’s hard for anybody to genuinely build plans, ” one Republican aide told CNN, adding…

White House: No apology to British government over snooping asserts

Washington( CNN) White House press secretary Sean Spicer flatly denied Friday that the White House apologized to the British government after quoting an uncorroborated Fox News report to allege that a UK intelligence agency spied on President Donald Trump at the behest of former President Barack Obama. Earlier in the working day, however, a senior…

Russian snoop attack: Trump subsistences UK ‘all the way’

US president concurs Moscow must provide answers over poisoning as May prepares reprisals Donald Trump has given Theresa May his full support for her strategy of tackling Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, saying he is” with the UK all the style “. The US president’s backing came in a phone call…

Kentucky cuts dental, vision coverage for virtually 500,000 Medicaid recipients

( CNN) Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has suspended dental and vision benefits for virtually 500,000 Medicaid recipients after a federal judge blocked his plan to overhaul the safety net program. The effort was halted — at the least temporarily — on Friday after US District Judge James Boasberg voided the federal acceptance and kicked…

Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the anxiety. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its prohibition could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head shop Id dropped into on my last journey to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…

Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the panic. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its proscription could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head shop Id dropped into on my last trip-up to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…