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Trump accuses states of hiding ‘something’ as voter fraud panel convenes

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 23:01

As the White House’s controversial voter fraud panel gathered for its first meeting, President Trump accused states that didn’t turn over data of hiding “something.”


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These Obama staffers knew just how complicated health care is

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:17

“There wasn’t really an alternate route. This was the alternate route,” said a former Obama aide about the Affordable Care Act. “And ultimately [Republicans] ran into this reality.”


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Trump complains Republicans ‘never’ tout their health care bill

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:36

Hours before meeting with GOP senators at the White House, the president made a last-ditch Twitter pitch to save their effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.


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Over 20 members of Congress ask the FBI to review Ivanka Trump’s security clearance

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:47

Over 20 Democratic House members asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to review questions regarding the security clearance of the president's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump.


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The White House and Mitch McConnell’s office tell very different stories about the failure of the health care bill

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:07

As the dust settled following Monday night’s collapse of the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare, a flurry of finger-pointing and competing narratives emerged with both the White House and the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell trying to minimize their own roles in the debacle. Some White House staffers threw McConnell under the proverbial bus, suggesting that the majority leader rushed the vote and limited President Trump’s involvement. McConnell’s allies denied he sought to dictate the process or have the president take a back seat.


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As McConnell plan fails, will Democrats and Republicans work together to fix health care?

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 03:34

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell once threatened that Republicans would have to work with Democrats if they couldn’t get their act together on a repeal and replace strategy for Obamacare. “We’ve demonstrated that Republicans by themselves are not prepared at this particular point to do a replacement,” he said, when asked if the GOP would now work with Democrats. McConnell also continued to insist that he would hold a vote to repeal Obamacare on a two-year delay to give Republicans and Democrats time to come up with a replacement.


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GOP Rep. Rohrabacher gets to the bottom of Martian civilization: There wasn’t any

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 03:18

A Republican lawmaker asked a panel of NASA scientists Tuesday for opinions on whether Mars could have had civilized life “thousands of years ago.”


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Trump disowns Obamacare again as GOP repeal plan effectively collapses

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 23:58

The president says that neither he nor Republicans are going to take the blame for problems related to America’s current health care law hours after the bill to repeal and replace it was rendered dead in the Senate.


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The Senate GOP’s new Obamacare repeal plan is effectively dead

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 21:53

A plan to cleanly repeal the Affordable Care Act appears to have failed in the Senate after three GOP lawmakers said they would not vote to proceed with the latest attempt to reform the health care system.


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Kamala Harris: The Democratic message is ‘telling the American public we see them’

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 21:40

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said Democrats have a message “much bigger” than opposing President Trump and that the party is focused on telling Americans “we see them.”


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Pence turns up the heat on health care after Senate stalls

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 21:20

Vice President Mike Pence delivered an energetic endorsement Tuesday of the Senate Republicans’ new approach to the Affordable Care Act: Repeal it now and figure out a replacement later.


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Coulter won’t back down, sit down or pipe down on Delta seat mishap

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 20:19

Conservative political commentator Ann Coulter is demanding answers after receiving sassy tweets from Delta Airlines in response to her complaints about having her seat reassigned on a flight from New York Laguardia to West Palm Beach, Florida, Saturday.


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WSJ torches Trump and Don Jr.: ‘They have created the appearance of a conspiracy’

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 20:13

The conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board published a scathing assessment of President Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr.’s conduct in the wake of the fallout caused by the latter’s meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign.


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Trump says GOP won’t give up on health care: ‘We will return!’

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 18:21

The president is blaming the failure of the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare on Democrats and “a few Republicans,” and vowing lawmakers will “come together” despite a bitter battle over the legislation.


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Protesters across the country oppose GOP's health care plan

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 17:15

Here’s a look at protests across the country in opposition to the GOP health care bill.


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GOP senator: Health care vote now ‘in jeopardy’ due to McConnell’s ‘breach of trust’

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 04:41

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. responds to reporters as he and other Senators arrive for weekly policy meetings on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. WASHINGTON — A key Republican senator says the Republican health care bill is in “jeopardy” due to comments Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made to moderate senators behind closed doors. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., told reporters Monday that he has confirmed with moderate GOP senators that McConnell, R-Ky., told them the bill’s biggest Medicaid cuts would never go into effect because they are so far in the future.


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On ‘Made in America Week,’ White House fields questions about what’s not: Trump products

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 03:18

Shirts are among the products made abroad by the Trump Organization. WASHINGTON — Monday was the start of “Made in America Week” at the White House, a celebration of U.S. industry and products. Along with a showcase of goods made in each of the 50 states, the event came with questions about the wide selection of products President Trump’s family businesses source from overseas factories.


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Trump wishes McCain speedy recovery: ‘We need his vote’

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 02:47

President Trump on Monday wished Sen. John McCain a healthy recovery from surgery — but then immediately pivoted to stressing his old foe’s value in pushing the Republican health care bill through the Senate.


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Team Trump’s evolving story on Don Jr.’s Russia meeting

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 02:41

The White House’s story has repeatedly changed when discussing Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting last summer with a Kremlin-linked lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton’s campaign. In an off-camera briefing later that day, press secretary Sean Spicer said that nothing came out of the meeting except a discussion on Russian adoption policy. “You know I’m not going to get into the specifics of this, but I will say it’s quite often for people who are given information during the heat of campaign to ask what that is,” said Spicer.


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Trump unveils ‘Made in America’ week

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 01:48

The week will begin Monday with a “Made in America product showcase” featuring crafts and other items created in each of the 50 states.


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