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US Senate rejects budget bill

Sep 30 2013, 4:08pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) The US Senate Monday rejected a budget bill, cleared by the lower house of the US Congress earlier, with barely hours to go to avert a US government's shutdown, BBC reported.

Washington, Oct 1 — The US Senate Monday rejected a budget bill, cleared by the lower house of the US Congress earlier, with barely hours to go to avert a US government's shutdown, BBC reported. The...

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US Senate rejects budget bill

Sep 30 2013, 4:08pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) The US Senate Monday rejected a budget bill, cleared by the lower house of the US Congress earlier, with barely hours to go to avert a US government's shutdown, BBC reported.

Washington, Oct 1 — The US Senate Monday rejected a budget bill, cleared by the lower house of the US Congress earlier, with barely hours to go to avert a US government's shutdown, BBC reported.

The Democratic-led Senate, the upper house, voted 54-46 against the bill, which would fund the government only if President Barack Obama's healthcare law were delayed a year.

Also, the Senate eliminated the provision repealing a tax on medical devices that are intended to help finance the healthcare law.

The vote left little progress toward reaching an agreement on funding the government by midnight Monday, when the current fiscal year expires.

In case, no agreement is reached by midnight (04.00 GMT), the government will close all non-essential federal services. The shutdown would be the first in 17 years in the US.

The US shutdown would send over 700,000 federal workers home while closing down national parks, museums, federal buildings and services.

Though the nation's 1.4 million active-duty uniformed military personnel would stay on duty, about half of the defence department's 800,000 civilian employees would have to stop work.

There is a blanket exception for activities that "provide for the national security".

But where employees are needed to work, they may have to do so without pay: "Military and other civilians directed to work would be paid retroactively once the lapse of appropriation ends," said Defence Department Comptroller Robert Hale.

Republicans in the House of Representatives - and their allies in the Senate - have demanded the law be repealed or stripped of funding as a condition for continuing to fund the government.

Major portions of the law, passed in 2010 and has been validated by the US Supreme Court, are due to take effect Tuesday.

The Senate, or the upper house of the US Congress has several exclusive powers not granted to the House.

It includes consenting to treaties as a pre-condition to their ratification and consenting to or confirming appointments of Cabinet secretaries, federal judges, other federal executive officials, military officers, regulatory officials, ambassadors, and other federal uniformed officers, as well as trial of federal officials impeached by the House.

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Federal appeals court deals blow to health law subsidies

Jul 22 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Sun Journal

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, potentially derailing billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. In a case before the U.S. ...
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Setback for health care law

Jul 22 2014 9:57am CDT | Source: Augusta Chronicle

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  WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.   If upheld, the decision could mean premium increases for more than half of the 8 million Americans who purchased taxpayer-subsidized insurance under the law.   It affects consumers who purchased their coverage through the federal insurance marketplac ...
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Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

Jul 22 2014 9:57am CDT | Source: Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies. If upheld, the decision could mean premium increases for more than half of the 8 million Americans who purchased taxpayer-subsidized insurance under the law. It affects Read More...The post Federal appeals court deals blow to health law appeared first on Chronicle-Telegra ...
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A Closer Look At The Soviet-Era Missile System Probably Used To Shoot Down MH17

Jul 22 2014 7:10am CDT | Source: Business Insider

There is overwhelming evidence that Malaysia airlines Flight MH 17, carrying 298 people, was shot down by SA-11 Buk surface-to-air antiaircraft missiles that were fired by the rebels — and supplied by the Russians. Even the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta admits the obvious: "There is practically no doubt that the aircraft was shot down by the separatists." U.S. President Barack Obama recently stated that “evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by a surface-to-a ...
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Here's The Vital MH17 Evidence That Could Be Witheld By Ukraine Rebels

Jul 22 2014 5:10am CDT | Source: Business Insider

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LONDON (AP) — "What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner. The answer is: potentially a lot. Aviation and defense experts say the victims' bodies could contain missile shrapnel. Chemical residue on the plane could confirm the type of weapon that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. And the location of the wreckage could yield i ...
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France To Deliver First Warship To Russia Despite MH17 Downing And Angry Allies

Jul 22 2014 4:54am CDT | Source: Business Insider

French President Francois Hollande Receives Herman Van Rumpuy, EU Council President  At Palais de l' Elysee
French officials defended President Francois Hollande's decision to push ahead with delivery of a helicopter carrier to Russia in defiance of calls by key allies Britain and the United States. Speaking on the eve of an EU meeting to discuss sanctions on Moscow over the downing of a civilian airliner over Ukraine, Hollande said late on Monday the first Mistral warship would be delivered as planned in October but a decision on a second would depend on Russia's attitu ...
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Ukraine Rebels Hand Over Black Boxes From Downed Malaysia Passenger Jet

Jul 22 2014 12:27am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Dutch Reaction After 189 Of Their Citizens Perish On Flight MH17
DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told a news conference on Monday that a train carrying around 200 body bags was on its way to rebel-held Donetsk and then to Kharkiv, which i ...
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Pro-Russian Separatists Officially Hand Over Black Boxes From MH17

Jul 21 2014 5:59pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

298 Crew And Passengers Perish On Flight MH17 After Suspected Missile Attack In Ukraine
Pro-Russian rebels in southeastern Ukraine handed over two recovered black boxes from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down along the Ukrainian border last week.  The exchange was made at a surreal-sounding, makeshift press conference early Tuesday morning in east Ukraine. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak had previously announced the agreement between his government and Alexander Borodai, the ...
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White House Press Secretary Faces Reporter Revolt After Criticizing Media At Briefing

Jul 21 2014 2:22pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Holds Daily Briefing
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest's faced a minor media revolt at his daily press briefing Monday after he criticized a Washington Post story for its reliance on anonymous sources. Several reporters at the briefing challenged Earnest's critique by pointing out White House officials regularly insist information be anonymously attributed to members of the administration in conference calls and other communica ...
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‘What exactly are they trying to hide?’: Obama demands wider access to Malaysia Airlines crash site

Jul 21 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: National Post

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HRABOVE, Ukraine — A refrigerated train carrying Malaysia Airlines victims’ bodies pulled away Monday from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine, one small step forward in easing the agony of their grieving families. In an emotional inspection hours earlier, Dutch experts had called for a full forensic sweep of the Flight 17 crash site and told the armed separatists controlling the area that the train must be allowed to leave as soon as possible. ...
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