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After 27-hour debate, second House committee OKs Obamacare repeal

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:23pm
President Donald Trump is wading into the fray Thursday and flexing his deal making skills to build momentum behind the Republican Party's Obamacare repeal bill, amid growing concern among prominent GOP figures that fast-tracking the measure could lead to flawed legislation.
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Tillerson recuses himself from Keystone project

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:07pm
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has recused himself from application decisions on the Keystone XL pipeline amid pressure from some environmental groups.
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Rep. Jordan criticizes GOP Obamacare plan after meeting with Trump

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 10:32pm
Fresh off his meeting with President Donald Trump today, Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, of Ohio, said Thursday night that he does not believe the current House proposal has enough votes to pass and urged his colleagues to go back to the drawing board and "do the right thing."
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Conservative Republican: Medicaid changes can win votes for health care bill

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 7:51pm
North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker, chair of a group of the Republican Study Committee, said Thursday that he and other conservatives are focused on getting two specific changes to the Obamacare repeal and replace bill -- freezing Medicaid enrollment at the end of 2017 and adding work requirements for some Medicaid recipients.
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GOP senators air grievances with health care plan, timeline

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 7:23pm
Sen. Tom Cotton is warning that House Republicans' bill to replace Obamacare needs "major changes" or it won't pass in the Republican-controlled Senate.
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First on CNN: After lobbying from Trump, Orrin Hatch plans to run again

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 6:32pm
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving GOP senator, told CNN he is planning to run for re-election next year, abandoning his plans to quit the chamber after four decades of service.
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TV war over Obamacare 'still needs time to develop'

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 6:03pm
Opponents and supporters of the Republican proposal to replace Obamacare are preparing for a costly advertising war -- even though the exact coalitions and budgets remain ill-defined as of Thursday.
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Bill Clinton on the rise of nationalism: 'We are all having an identity crisis at once'

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 5:57pm
Former President Bill Clinton said Thursday that the rise of nationalism worldwide over the last five years mimics the strife inside Israel that eventually led to the death of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
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6 days later, no more clarity from Trump on wiretapping claims

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 5:14pm
Six days after he accused his Oval Office predecessor of wiretapping him, President Donald Trump on Thursday again avoided questions about the charge, leaving his aides and allies still-struggling to explain his Saturday-morning broadside.
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US commander takes full responsibility for SEAL raid in Yemen

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 5:03pm
The top US commander for the Middle East accepted full responsibility Thursday for a controversial January raid in Yemen that resulted in the death of a Navy SEAL and several civilians.
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President Trump today: Live updates

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 5:00pm
The GOP released their new health care plan, and President Trump is selling it hard. Here are the latest updates.
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#TBT: The first woman elected to Congress

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:33pm
Being the first of something means being alone in some respects. Jeannette Rankin knew that very well.
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EPA veteran quits, says Trump admin isn't supporting 'vulnerable communities'

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:25pm
An Environmental Protection Agency veteran resigned after more than 20 years at the department amid concerns about the Trump administration's approach to addressing environmental issues impacting underserved communities.
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Dress like the first lady

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:13pm
Melania Trump wore Ralph Lauren Collection (again) to the luncheon, opting for this black, sleeveless number, which you can buy for $2,490.
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Russian ambassador denied meeting with Trump or campaign officials in October speech

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:52pm
In an October speech to the Detroit Economic Club, Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, denied meeting with Donald Trump or campaign officials during the course of 2016 presidential election, but acknowledged that he met with members of Congress and others who approached him at events.
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Twitter doctors Ryan's PowerPoint on Obamacare repeal

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:39pm
The most important lesson in politics these days is to never give Twitter users a blank canvas to draw on. House Speaker Paul Ryan joined former first lady Michelle Obama and Sen. Ted Cruz in learning that lesson.
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Ryan's TED talk ignores conservative split on GOP Obamacare bill

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:35pm
Instead of House Speaker Paul Ryan, it was Professor Paul Ryan who showed up at the weekly news conference in the Capitol on Thursday morning, as he sought to make an intellectual defense of Republican leadership's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
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HHS doctor publicly comes out against GOP's health care bill

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:12pm
The chief medical officer of the federal government's Medicaid program publicly rebuked the Republican health care plan backed by his boss, President Donald Trump.
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