The House of Representatives was set to vote by late afternoon to overhaul the nation’s health-care system after President Trump delivered an ultimatum to Republicans: Approve it, or reject it and the president will move on to his other priorities. A panel that sets rules for House floor debate approved the revised legislation this morning as Trump and White House officials confidently anticipated victory.
It was an almost spring-like afternoon when a gray Hyundai raced across Westminster Bridge toward the center of the British government. It was the start of an afternoon of carnage that would leave four victims dead and injure at least 28 others in London’s deadliest terrorist strike since 2005.
Denis Voronenkov, a Russian lawmaker who had defected to Ukraine, said, “There’s been a demonization of us. It’s hard to say what will happen. The system has lost its mind." Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called Voronenkov's killing "an act of state terrorism by Russia.”
The Senate minority leader said he will vote no on President Trump’s nominee and asked other Democrats to join him in blocking an up-or-down vote on him. Republicans have vowed Gorsuch will be confirmed even if it means overhauling the way justices have long been approved.
The lower house of Italy's Parliament has started discussing a draft law that, if approved, will mandate companies to grant three days of paid leave each month to female employees who experience painful periods.