Got a minute? 24 million would drop from insurance rolls … dive in Medicaid … big tax credits for rich … damning Congressional Budget Office report… and everything else today in US politics. By Tom McCarthy
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a devastating report on the Republican healthcare bill, saying the plan would eject 24 million people from health insurance rolls by 2026, compared with the status quo.
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The CBO report found that the Republican plan, expected to come up for a House vote next week, would lead to a reduction of $880bn in federal outlays for Medicaid. Federal deficits were projected to shrink, however.
Trump threatens to be an anchor in 2017’s only major races, in New Jersey and Virginia.
At the back of a cold gray warehouse in Austin, Texas, I put on a headset and proceeded to chase three strangers in a game of tag at SXSW. I was expecting an immersive VR experience far removed from reality but instead the head mounted display split…
US Vice-President Mike Pence will visit Australia, Japan and Indonesia as part of an Asian tour next month, amid concerns the Donald Trump administration is rolling back former president Barack Obama’s “pivot to Asia”.
White House spokesman claims punctuation in tweet means Trump was using ‘wiretap’ to mean surveillance more broadly
The White House was forced on to the back foot again on Monday over Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that he was wiretapped by Barack Obama, basing its latest argument on the US president’s use of quotation marks in a tweet.
Related: John McCain tells Trump: present evidence or retract wiretapping claim
Iowa representative claims comment was ‘not about race’ but rather in support of ‘western civilization’ after bipartisan criticism for ‘racist’ tweet
The conservative congressman Steve King drew bipartisan condemnation for saying “our civilization” couldn’t be restored “with somebody else’s babies” while the Iowa representative defended his comments and said they were “not about race”.
On Sunday, King praised the far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who has espoused anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim rhetoric and last month called Moroccans “scum”.
Researchers at Check Point found and remediated malware on 38 Android devices that were infected somewhere along the supply chain.
JERUSALEM/DETROIT (Reuters) – Intel Corp agreed to buy Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye for $15.3 billion on Monday in a deal that could thrust the U.S. chipmaker into direct competition with rivals Nvidia Corp and Qualcomm Inc to develop driverless systems for global automakers.
The head of the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office explains how apps can help show the future of war. The post The Autonomous Future of Warfare Looks a Lot Like Pokémon Go appeared first on WIRED.
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