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Protesters across the country oppose GOP's health care plan

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 20:30

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

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McCain’s ‘no’ vote on GOP health bill elicits gasps in Senate chamber

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 18:52

Sen. John McCain lived up to his nickname, “maverick,” in voting against his fellow Republicans on the “skinny” amendment to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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McConnell lashes out at GOP defectors, Democrats in aftermath of 'disappointing' health care vote

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 18:31

An angry Sen. Mitch McConnell rebuked Democrats and Republicans who voted against the GOP health care plan early Friday morning.

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Democrats line up to take on ‘Putin’s favorite congressman’

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 14:30

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., has won reelection from Orange County 14 times, but he’ll face more opponents next year than any other congressman.

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Senate prepares to vote on 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 08:52

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at long last introduced the text of his "skinny repeal" health care plan for a midnight vote on Thursday night.

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Congressional Budget Office showdown: GOP tries to shoot the messenger, misses

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 05:07

Angry over CBO projections that made Obamacare repeal bills look bad, some GOP House members tried to scale back the influence of the nonpartisan budget analysts. They failed.

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Anthony Scaramucci gives a profanity-laced interview trashing Priebus and Bannon

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 04:22

White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci called New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza to pursue the source of a leak in a conversation that quickly devolved into a vulgar tirade against his colleagues.

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Paul Ryan assures wary GOP senators their 'skinny' bill will go to conference

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 03:53

As a vote neared Thursday on a proposed "skinny repeal" of Obamacare, three key Republican senators said they would only vote for it if they are assured it won't actually become law.

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A White House week to remember: Confusion to the enemy (and everyone else)

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 02:52

President Trump holds a rally with supporters in Youngstown, Ohio, July 25, 2017. Whether or not the alt-right-provocateur-turned-chief-White-House-strategist orchestrated the chaos that was kicked off last Thursday with President Trump’s hair-raising interview with the New York Times, it certainly advanced the “creative destruction” that he reportedly favors. To most observers, though, the destruction part was more apparent than the creative effort, as Trump launched an unprecedented campaign to undermine Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with the explicit goal of controlling the special counsel’s investigation into Russian influence in last year’s election.

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Trump administration reportedly threatens Alaska over senator’s health care vote

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 01:35

Sen. Lisa Murkowsk confirmed that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke contacted her after her vote against a health care bill earlier this week. The conversation reportedly involved threats of administrative retribution against her home state.

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Boy Scout chief apologizes for Trump’s speech

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 01:29

Michael Surbaugh, the chief scout executive for the Boy Scouts, was forced to apologize Thursday for President Trump’s address at the group’s annual jamboree.

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‘What Happened’: Hillary’s new book isn’t out yet, but Twitter is already making fun of the title

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 01:14

The book is weeks away, but the title and cover of the candidate’s campaign memoir have already been found wanting by detractors.

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In creative gambit, GOP senators ask House not to pass their own health care bill

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 01:02

Republican senators say they want assurances that their House colleagues won't push the Senate's "skinny repeal" bill into law before first fixing the legislation in a joint conference committee.

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Kellyanne Conway: Ethical disclosures discourage people from government service

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 20:07

Top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said Thursday on “Fox & Friends” that having to complete financial disclosure forms demoralizes qualified people from serving in government.

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Scaramucci calls into CNN for wild interview about Priebus and leaks

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 19:41

The White House communications director called into CNN's "New Day" early Thursday to explain his Twitter message that reportedly suggested he wants the FBI to investigate White House chief of staff Reince Priebus for the "leak" of Scaramucci's financial disclosure form.

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Trump to Sessions: ‘You’re kind of fired! (Maybe.)’

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 14:30

The lesson of President Trump's breach with AG Jeff Sessions: The guy who held himself out on TV as the world's toughest CEO is surprisingly ineffectual.

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Canadian military after Trump announcement: We welcome transgender people

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 02:34

After President Trump announced Wednesday that transgender people would be barred from serving in the military, the Canadian Armed Forces took a different tack. In an apparent jab at its southern neighbor, the Canadian military invited individuals “of all sexual orientations and gender identities” to join the ranks. Join us! #DiversityIsOurStrength #ForcesJobs,” a tweet sent from the official Canadian Armed Forces handle read.

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White House threatens to shut down briefing over questions on transgender policy shift

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 01:36

WH press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders threatened to shut down Wednesday’s briefing after several reporters asked for details on President Trump’s new policy

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Transgender Navy SEAL to Trump: You’re taking liberty away from people who defend yours

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 01:35

Transgender Navy SEAL Kristin Beck says that President Trump’s announcement barring transgender people from the military is robbing thousands of liberty.

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Senate GOP’s endgame on health care: the lowest common denominator

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 01:12

Republicans are abandoning their ambitions to repeal and replace the ACA, instead hoping they can get 50 votes for a so-called skinny repeal of aspects of current law.

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