Donald Trump hails new healthcare bill

Donald Trump hails new healthcare bill

The US House of Representatives approved a bill on 4 May to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with a Republican healthcare plan, handing President Donald Trump his biggest legislative victory but setting up a tough fight in the Senate. With the 217-213 vote, Republicans obtained just enough support to push the legislation through the House, sending it to the Senate for consideration. No Democrats voted for the bill. But the effort now faces new hurdles in the Senate, where the Republicans have only a 52-seat majority in the 100-seat chamber and where just a few Republican defections could sink the bill. May 5, 2017
Protesters greet Donald Trump on first trip home to New York

Protesters greet Donald Trump on first trip home to New York

Protesters rallied and marched against Donald Trump on the streets of New York on 4 May, as the US president returned to his home city for the first time since taking office. Trumps arrival was delayed due to celebrations with fellow Republicans after a new healthcare bill, repealing Obamacare, passed in the House of Representatives. May 5, 2017
2017 Kentucky Derby: What you need to know

2017 Kentucky Derby: What you need to know

The 2017 Kentucky Derby is almost underway. More than160,000 are expected at Churchill Downs on May 6. The Kentucky Derby is the first race of the Triple Crown, followed by the Preakness and Belmont. Three-year-old thoroughbreds compete in the Triple Crown. This year, Always Dreaming and Classic Empire remain favorites. Fast and Accurate is the biggest longshot. Only 12 horses have won the Triple Crown. The last winner was American Pharoah in 2015. May 5, 2017
Protesters shame House Republicans following healthcare vote

Protesters shame House Republicans following healthcare vote

House Republicans were met with chants of shame, shame, shame as they left Capitol Hill to join President Trump in celebrating the passage of a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. The controversial bill passed with a vote of 217-213. May 5, 2017
Fearmongering Republican ad shows terrorists robbing Virginia suburbs

Fearmongering Republican ad shows terrorists robbing Virginia suburbs

A new advert from Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in Virginia, Bryce Reeves, depicts terrorists stealing from a house in the suburbs. The advert has been labelled fearmongering by many on social media, however a spokesman for Reeves defended the advert pointing out news articles of terrorism arrests in Virginia. May 4, 2017