California Senator Dianne Feinstein added her support to Democratic legislation to expand Medicare in late April, just days before her reelection campaign began airing an ad touting her embrace of liberal health care policies.
The Iranian government wants assurances that economic incentives that were part of a landmark deal to stop the country developing nuclear weapons will be protected, despite the U.S. withdrawal and threat of sanctions against companies who trade with Iran.
Indonesia passes a tougher anti-terrorism law, lengthening detention periods and involving the military in counter-terrorism policing, spurred into action by recent bombings that involved children as perpetrators.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin had harsh words for the comments made by President Donald Trump regarding the NFL's new national anthem policy, as players began to process the new mandate from the league's owners.
The former director of a Maryland county's liquor board has been sentenced for a bribery scheme, involving payoffs to politicians in exchange for help with legislation that would expand the county's liquor sales.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas said on July 13, 2017 that he will now vote "yes" after his amendment creating a fund to help insurers cover people with higher medical costs was added to the Senate health care bill.