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McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been diagnosed with a brain tumor following an operation to remove a blood clot above his left eye. McCain and ...

Trump nominees lose patience with lengthy vetting process

Candidates for top Trump administration jobs are increasingly frustrated by the high cost and huge time commitment required to meet the government’s ethics and conflict-of-interest ...

Senate Republicans still at impasse after late-night health care meeting

A key group of Senate Republicans met late into the night Wednesday to try to salvage their health care bill, but emerged without any breakthroughs ...

Senate 'repeal only' bill would leave 32 million more uninsured, CBO says

A revived bill that would dismantle large parts of Obamacare without an immediate replacement would leave 32 million more people uninsured and double premiums over ...

Trump goes off-script and fumes about Sessions and Russia probe

President Donald Trump impressed senators Wednesday with a cogent, engaged pitch on health care that didn’t veer wildly from the script. Within an hour, without ...

Inside the Beltway: Weathering the storm, Trump style

“There is no denying that America elected an exceptional president in (Donald) Trump, a consummate outsider and the first president ever to have no government ...

Mark Esper of Raytheon tapped to be Army secretary

President Trump said late Wednesday he will nominate Raytheon executive Mark Esper as Army secretary, his third choice for the post. Mr. Esper, vice president ...

Donald Trump regrets tapping Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an interview Wednesday for recusing himself from overseeing the Russia investigation, calling the move “very unfair to ...

John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Six-term Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the influential Republican who has clashed with presidents of both parties over national security and foreign policy, has been ...

Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner Paul Manafort to testify to Congress

Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort will testify on Capitol Hill next week, increasing the speculation around President Trump’s inner circle and accusations ...

Trump targeting corporate tax rate ‘in the 20s’

The Trump administration is privately discussing a corporate tax rate of 20 percent to 25 percent, according to administration officials and other advisers, aiming for ...

Trump aides move on after health care loss

Following the biggest legislative debacle of President Donald Trump’s first six months in office, the White House on Tuesday was some hands on deck. The ...

New GOP plan to repeal Obamacare meets fatal opposition

Senate Republicans’ Plan B to gut Obamacare is poised for failure, as three GOP senators said Tuesday they will vote against a procedural motion to ...

Health care collapse a blow to McConnell

The failure of Obamacare repeal marks Mitch McConnell’s lowest point as Senate GOP leader. Despite having a Republican in the White House, full GOP control ...

Why Health Care Drives Presidents Insane

I can’t prove this happened, but it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Bill Clinton and Barack Obama placed a conference call to President Donald ...

Officials to reconsider value of Kentucky governor's home

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Local officials will hear an appeal from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin about the value of a home he purchased from a ...

Sherriff's office asks family to pay $314k for crash records

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – A Florida sheriff’s office is asking the family of a pedestrian killed by a police cruiser to pay $314,000 for access ...

House panel approves $1.6 billion as down payment for Trump wall construction

The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved $44.3 billion in spending for the Department of Homeland Security – including $1.6 billion down payment on the ...

Sea Change Foundation, George Soros support many of same environmental groups

The San Francisco foundation under scrutiny by House Republicans for alleged ties to Russian anti-fracking funding supports many of the same environmental groups that liberal ...

Paris climate deal exit by Trump reversible, French president believes

French President Emmanuel Macron appears confident that he can coax President Trump back into the fold on the Paris climate agreement, but those who oppose ...

Trump blindsided by implosion of GOP health care bill

President Trump convened a strategy session over steak and succotash at the White House with senators Monday night, trying to plot an uphill path to ...

Trump administration will certify Iran still complying with nuclear deal

The Trump administration said Monday that it will certify to Congress that Iran is still complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, but ...

GOP health care bill collapses

President Donald Trump’s top legislative priority was dealt a potentially fatal blow Monday night as two more Republican senators announced their opposition to the party’s ...

5 reasons why the Republicans can't pass a repeal bill

Senate Republicans’ bid to dismantle and rewrite Obamacare is officially dead. Any effort to pick up the pieces and move ahead requires staring down monumental ...

Trump fights demand he testify in ejected protesters' suit

Lawyers for President Donald Trump are fighting an effort to force him to testify in a lawsuit brought by protesters at a campaign rally in ...

Russia story's effect on midterm elections hard to gauge

With new revelations every week, the Russian election meddling story has made Washington dizzy for months, but pollsters in swing states are having a hard ...

Donald Trump Republicans should repeal Obamacare, start with 'clean slate'

President Trump says Republicans should just repeal the nation’s current health care law and work on a new plan that starts from a “clean slate.” ...

Australians stunned by Minneapolis police shooting of woman

SYDNEY (AP) – Australia’s airwaves, newspapers and websites have been dominated by the death of a Sydney woman shot by police in Minneapolis. News of ...

Mike Lee, Jerry Moran opposition to health care bill stalls Senate passage

Two Senate Republicans late Monday said they oppose the Republican health care bill, effectively stopping in its tracks the push to replace Obamacare and pushing ...

Inside the Beltway: Midterms fire up early: four races to watch

There is much talk that the Democratic Party is scrambling to assume a proper war footing, craft a snappy message and raise a lot of ...

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