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Trump sounds done with health care before he’s really started

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On the precipice of the meatiest legislative fight of his young presidency, Donald Trump is increasingly talking about health care like the ...

GOP leaders pile on sweeteners to sell Obamacare repeal

House Republican leaders are making a last-ditch attempt to win enough support to pass their Obamacare repeal, revealing an expansive series of changes to the ...

5 takeaways from Comey’s Trump takedown

Donald Trump suffered an astonishing rebuke Monday from his own FBI director, James Comey, during a marathon five-hour hearing before the House Intelligence Committee. Comey ...

FBI’s Trump-Russia probe knocks White House on its heels

The White House was knocked on the defensive ahead of its biggest week yet on Capitol Hill after FBI Director James Comey confirmed the existence ...

Governor: Congressional delegation must fight for health law

BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker is urging the state’s congressional delegation to fight a Republican-backed health care bill that he said could undermine Massachusetts’ ...

Manafort sought for questioning – in D.C. and Kiev

American and Ukrainian officials are pushing to question President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort in separate investigations related to his work for a ...

Ohio ex-lawmaker convicted of felony theft seeks new trial

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) – An ex-lawmaker from northern Ohio who was removed from office after being convicted of felony theft in 2015 is making ...

Wife says Cuban dissident gets 3 years on assault charge

HAVANA (AP) – A Cuban dissident described by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience has been sentenced to three years in prison on an ...

GOP leaders propose health bill changes to help older people

WASHINGTON (AP) – Top House Republicans hunting votes for their health care overhaul are proposing amendments aimed at providing more help for older people, curbing ...

Donald Trump to urge House Republicans to back Obamacare replacement legislation

President Trump on Tuesday will personally urge House Republicans to rally behind legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, as GOP leaders dig in for a ...

Comey confronts an angry Congress

He upended the presidential election — twice. Now Democrats are pinning their hopes on the man many of them blame for Hillary Clinton’s loss to ...

What the Senate Should Ask Judge Gorsuch

When Judge Neil Gorsuch faces the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, will we see a series of crisp, clear exchanges on the nature of the ...

A 40-year 'conspiracy' at the VA

Four decades ago, in 1977, a conspiracy began bubbling up from the basements of the vast network of hospitals belonging to the Veterans Administration. Across ...

European Union reaches for the rising sun

White House squeezes GOP hard-liners as Obamacare vote nears

The White House began signaling to conservatives this weekend that negotiations are closing on the GOP Obamacare alternative, nudging the far-right to get in line ...

Missionary, nurse, activist reflects on growing old

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – June Kjome doesn’t want to be a bossy old lady. Despite her 96 years of experience, Kjome thinks people need ...

Jury selection to begin in Penn State ex-president's trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Jury selection is set to begin on Monday in the trial of Penn State’s former president on charges that children were ...

Noncitizens voting across U.S., Frederick County count suggests

The debate over noncitizens voting was a hot topic a few years ago in Frederick County, a prosperous Maryland suburb wedged between Washington’s urban metropolis ...

US officials begin fingerprinting refugee families on Nauru

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – U.S. security officers have begun fingerprinting refugees held on Pacific islands in the final stage of assessing who will find new ...

Obamacare 'death spiral' argument rebutted by CBO report

Obamacare in a death spiral? It’s been a mantra of Republicans, who say the law is collapsing and they are riding to the rescue. But ...

Elizabeth Warren finally busts out of her media bubble

Elizabeth Warren’s creative media-dodging habits are a running joke among her home-state press corps. Whenever the senator makes a public appearance, Massachusetts reporters know to ...

Trump's sons run the business — and keep tweeting about their dad

President Donald Trump has promised not to involve himself in his company’s decisions while he’s president. But his adult sons have no responsibility to stay ...

How the U.K. spying claim traveled from an ex-CIA blogger to Trump’s White House

The former CIA analyst who helped launch the claim that the U.K. spied on Donald Trump is a longtime critic of U.S. intelligence and defender ...

The Train Line That Brought the Twin Cities Back Together

ST. PAUL, Minn.—When the first light-rail trains set out between Minneapolis and St. Paul, the two cities threw a party 11 miles long. At the ...

Senate Republicans: From 'hell no' to 'not so sure' on Obamacare

DES MOINES, Iowa — Joni Ernst promised to “unload” on Obamacare in a 2014 campaign ad that featured her firing a gun as a narrator ...

Nebraska GOP congressional delegation facing tough crowds

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Like their Republican colleagues across the country, Nebraska’s congressional delegation members are facing boisterous crowds at town hall meetings demanding answers ...

Oklahoma sees a rise in customary festivities

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The aroma of chopped onions and freshly ironed clothes wafted through the bustling house with the day’s big festivities just hours ...

Pence campaigns for GOP health bill in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – President Donald Trump is “100 percent” supporting the Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act and calls it a “step ...

Mike Pence says momentum building for House to pass Ryan's repeal and replace plan

Vice President Mike Pence told an audience in Florida Saturday that the White House is “working around the clock” with Republican lawmakers to pass an ...

A look at the New Mexico legislative session

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A look at proposals that passed and failed during the 60-day legislative session that ended Saturday. Gov. Susana Martinez has ...

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