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The Senate bill is easy to summarize: It cuts health spending and uses the savings to finance large tax cuts for wealthy Americans and medical companies.

Source: Inside the Health Care Bill: Trump Wanted ‘Heart.’ He Didn’t Get It – NBC News


Banking interests gave politicians who voted to repeal Dodd-Frank more than $25 million over the last 2 years.

Source: The House Just Passed a Bill That Could Lead to More Bank Bailouts


An attorney for President Trump was adamant on Sunday that the president is not under investigation, despite the president’s tweets this week referring to one.

Source: Trump Attorney: The President Is Not Under Investigation – NBC News


When Fair Access to Care Services was replaced with the Care Act Eligibility Regulations, the aim was to eliminate the ‘post code lottery’ of provision through the introduction national eligibility criteria.

Source: Care Act funding decision exposes flaws of eligibility criteria


With the weight of many years’ experience writing and advising on London’s housing and planning strategies behind me, I think it fair to say that the inferno at Grenfell Tower – a publicly owned housing block for lower-income households – represents an acute failure of government at all levels. The facts of the case are subject to a major enquiry – and new information is emerging on a daily basis. We still do not know whether the death toll is 30 or 100.

At this early stage, it is premature to attribute blame. Yet residents who have lost their homes and possessions – and in many cases their relatives and friends – are justified in their anger and their need to seek justice and redress. It is unlikely that we will see any of the parties involved admitting responsibility for the disaster. Certainly, should any charges of corporate manslaughter be laid – as Labour MP David Lammy has demanded – they would be subject to legal disputes for months and possibly years to come.

Source: Yes, the Grenfell Tower fire is political – it’s a failure of many governments


Worcestershire County Council has been criticised by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman after a care home it contracted with charged a vulnerable

Source: Care home charges for care it could not prove it had provided | Care Industry News


What will Republicans say if these things happen?

Source: Trump is likely to get much, much worse. Here are a few big things to watch for. – The Washington Post


Maryland and D.C. didn’t disclose the focus of their litigation, but The Washington Post reported that it involves foreign payments to Trump’s businesses.

Source: ‘Major Lawsuit’ Against Trump Promised by D.C., Maryland Officials – NBC News


Star wheelchair tennis player Jordanne Whiley MBE said she couldn’t believe how she was treated by the driver A Paralympic medalist and tennis champion was snubbed by an Uber driver – after he saw she was in a wheelchair. Nine times wheelchair tennis grand slam champion Jordanne Whiley MBE, who lives in Ickenham , could not believe her eyes when the driver turned up, noticed her wheelchair and drove off. The 24-year-old sports star became Britain’s youngest ever national women’s singles champion in wheelchair, aged just 14. The inspirational tennis champion was awarded an MBE in 2015 for her contribution to sport . But Jordanne took to Twitter on Monday (June 5) after she was allegedly discriminated against when she ordered an Uber. She wrote: “Can’t believe my Uber driver pulled up, saw my wheelchairs and just drove off! Isn’t that against the law now?!” A further tweet then revealed the name of the driver who left her stranded in Ickenham. An Uber spokesman said: “We do not tolerate

Source: Paralympic tennis champion ‘snubbed by Uber driver for being wheelchair user’ | DisabledGo News and Blog

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