Trump vows health care overhaul by end of August

President Trump promised to unveil his long-awaited overhaul to the U.S. health care system, one of his main 2016 campaign promises, by the end of August. The president’s announcement once again pushed back the date to unveil the plan, which Trump had said during an interview last month with Fox News’ Chris Wallace would be signed in two weeks. “We’re […]

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Most optimistic Brazil GDP outlook in over a month: central bank survey

© Reuters. Rio de Janeiro’s skyline is pictured ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics BRASILIA (Reuters) – The gloom surrounding Brazil’s economy lifted for a fifth week in a row, a central bank survey of economists showed on Monday, with the average forecast for 2020 gross domestic product now showing a decline of 5.7%. That […]

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In Trumpworld, the Grown-Ups in the Room All Left, and Got Book Deals

It was the summer of 2016, and the Republican Party was about to nominate Donald J. Trump for president. Until then, many party members had aggressively opposed his candidacy. “I think he’s crazy,” Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said earlier that year. “I think he’s unfit for office.” But faced with the inevitable […]

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Why Montana Is a Test Case for Democrats’ Winning the Senate

BOZEMAN, Mont. — In the deeply polarized election of 2016, every state that supported President Trump backed Republican senators — and each state that Hillary Clinton carried voted for a Democratic Senate candidate. But four years later, Democratic hopes for gaining a clear Senate majority depend in part on winning in conservative-leaning states where Mr. […]

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Longtime Cabrini-Green advocate accused of misusing funds for displaced residents; CHA seeking to amend consent decree

Empty Cabrini-Green row houses north of Chicago Avenue on June 24, 2016. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times | Sun-Times Media The Chicago Housing Authority is asking a U.S. District judge to amend the 2000 consent decree following a report critical of how funds intended for displaced or current Cabrini-Green residents were being used. The Chicago Housing Authority […]

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Wilmer Valderrama’s Feelings About Ex Demi Lovato’s Engagement To Max Ehrich Revealed

Wilmer Valderrama and Demi Lovato split in 2016 after dating for six years, but the actor wishes ‘nothing but the best’ for the singer who is now engaged to Max Ehrich. Wilmer Valderrama, 40, is “really excited” for Demi Lovato’s engagement to Max Ehrich, 29. The That ‘70s Show star, who dated the 27-year-old “Confident” […]

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Katy Perry Reveals Why Fiance Orlando Bloom Went Bare While Paddle Boarding In Infamous 2016 Pics

Katy Perry finally explained the story behind the iconic 2016 pictures, which showed her fiance Orlando Bloom paddle boarding nude in Europe. Katy Perry, 35, just opened up about those Orlando Bloom, 43, paddle boarding pics in a new interview on The Howard Stern Show. The “Roar” hitmaker finally offered fans some context as to why […]

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Oakland to pay $32.7M to settle deadly warehouse fire suits

Oakland will pay $32.7 million to settle lawsuits filed over a 2016 fire at an illegally converted warehouse dubbed the Ghost Ship that killed 36 people, the city announced Thursday. The City Council authorized settlements of lawsuits filed by the families of 32 victims. The amount also includes more than $9 million for Sam Maxwell, […]

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Know-who over know-how? Clout alive and kicking in Cook County Board of Review hiring, watchdog finds

Cook County Board of Review Commissioners Dan Patlak, left, in 2016; Larry Rogers Jr., center, in 2012; and Michael Cabonargi, right, earlier this year. | Sun-Times file photos by Rich Hein, Tom Cruze and Rich Hein The inspector general found the board has no formal hiring process, hired people “despite incomplete application materials and lack […]

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A Club of G.O.P. Political Heirs Push Back on Trump

WASHINGTON — One of the presumed takeaways of President Trump’s victory in 2016 was that he had struck a blow against political dynasties in America. He demolished the early Republican favorite, Jeb Bush, the son of the 41st president and brother of the 43rd, and then vanquished the wife of the two-term 42nd president. But […]

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Britney Spears’ Boyfriend Sam Asghari Is ‘Super Protective’ Of Her: His Only Focus Is Her Happiness

Britney Spears and her boyfriend Sam Asghari have been together since 2016 and sources tell HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that he will ‘always be by her side.’ Britney Spears, 38, met her boyfriend Sam Asghari, 26, in October 2016 when he starred as her love interest in her “Slumber Party” music video and they’ve been practically inseparable ever […]

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White Sox announce taxi squad

White Sox right-hander Zack Burdi was a first-round draft choice in 2016. | John Antonoff/For the Sun-Times Zack Burdi, Ryan Burr, Micker Adolfo, Blake Rutherford, Garrett Crochet among 16 players selected. The White Sox today announced the initial 16-player taxi squad roster that will work out at Boomers Stadium in suburban Schaumburg. Workouts begin Wednesday. […]

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Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike proves most valuable off the court in challenging times

Nneka Ogwumike was named the WNBA’s most valuable player in 2016, but in 2020, amid labor discussions, social unrest and a pandemic, the Sparks forward is proving why she’s another type of league MVP: its most valuable president. In her role as players association president, Ogwumike helped lead conversations for the WNBA’s delayed season, ensuring […]

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Trump on Releasing His Tax Returns: From ‘Absolutely’ to ‘Political Prosecution’

WASHINGTON — In September 2016, Donald J. Trump stood on the debate stage as a presidential candidate and addressed a question that had dogged him on the campaign trail: When would he release his tax return? “I’m under a routine audit, and it’ll be released,” Mr. Trump said. “And as soon as the audit is […]

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They Voted Third Party in 2016, but Now They’ve Settled on Biden

In Florida in 2016, J.C. Planas, a former Republican state representative, was uncomfortable with Hillary Clinton but detested Donald Trump, so he wrote in former Gov. Jeb Bush for president. In New Hampshire that year, Peter J. Spaulding, a longtime Republican official, supported the Libertarian ticket. And in Arizona, Lorena Burns, 56, also voted third […]

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New John Lewis documentary hints at how we got here

During a 2016 event in Nashville, Tennessee, Rep. John Lewis looks at images from one of his arrests more than 50 years earlier. | Rick Diamond/Getty Images Though it predates current protests, the film seems prophetic with its focus on the congressman’s decades of activism and arrests. Getting into “good trouble” is a guiding principle […]

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Hillary Clinton, citing ‘dark times,’ urges Americans to register to vote in Independence Day message

Former 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday, cited “dark times” in an Independence Day message, and urged Americans to march and register to vote. “In dark times, it’s important to remember that America can be what we make of it,” she said on Twitter. “We have more power than we can imagine when we […]

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Adele & Skepta’s Flirty IG Exchange Has Fans Buzzing About Their Rumored Romance: ‘I’m Here For It’

Adele shared gorgeous photos of herself reliving her 2016 Glastonbury performance from home and Skepta, who she’s rumored to be dating, made a flirty joke about her password in the comments. Adele, 32, and Skepta, 37, got fans’ attention when they had a flirty exchange on Instagram over the weekend, around eight months after romance […]

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Donald Trump has a hiring problem

President Donald Trump’s success as a businessman was a focal point of his 2016 campaign, as he touted his hiring skills. So why has he fired and badmouthed so many of his previous staffers? Chris Cillizza explains how Trump’s “best people” promise didn’t exactly pan out. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Donald Trump makes terrible hires, […]

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No vacancies left: Senate approves Trump’s 200th federal judge

In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, then Rep. Cory Wilson, R-Madison, discusses a transportation issue at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. The Senate approved his nomination to federal appeals court, despite Democratic objections over derisive comments he made about former President Barack Obama and his signature health care legislation. | Rogelio V. Solis/AP The […]

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Trump endorsements cause uproar in New Hampshire GOP primaries

Donald Trump repeatedly argued during the 2016 election that the Democratic presidential primaries were “rigged” against Sen. Bernie Sanders. Four years later, as nomination rivals Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the Democratic race and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden just ahead of Super Tuesday, President Trump repeated his claims that […]

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Angelina Jolie Reveals She Split From Brad Pitt for Kids’ “Wellbeing” | E! News

The "Maleficent" actress admits the real reason for divorcing Brad Pitt back in 2016. Plus, Angelina opens up about her relationship with her kids. Watch! #AngelinaJolie #ENews #CelebrityNews #BradPitt Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, trend […]

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