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  • GOP tries a 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare

    They couldn't pass a repeal of "Obamacare," or find the votes for a White House-backed replacement. So now Senate Republicans are lowering their sights and trying to unite behind a so-called "skinny repeal" that would merely undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack Obama's law.

  • Trump mistreats native son Jeff Sessions, Alabama GOP says

    FILE - In this July 12, 2017, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to federal, state and local law enforcement officials about sanctuary cities and efforts to combat violent crime, in Las Vegas. The Justice De... MONTGOMERY, Ala.

  • Russian murderer laced husband's mash with spy poison

    One dead and seven hurt as thrill ride called 'The Fireball' breaks and throws people through the air in disaster at the Ohio State Fair Scaramucci DENIES accusing Reince Priebus of leaking his financial details - and DELETES cryptic late-night tweet that seemed to point the finger at White House Chief of Staff over report he's worth $85m Man is sentenced to 42 years in prison for the shocking kidnap and rape of a four-year-old girl that left her with an incurable STD Amazon plans to hire 50,000 people in ONE WEEK with massive job fair in which candidates across 12 states will be offered jobs 'on the spot' Republican senators including John McCain kill off full repeal of Obamacare - leaving only a 'skinny' abolition on the table - but Trump says 'we're doing okay' 'She did not deserve what I did to her': Man who raped and killed his girlfriend's three-year-old daughter is executed in ... (more)

  • House, Senate Republicans reach deal to move sanctions bill

    House and Senate Republicans have worked out a deal to move quickly on a package of new financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, clearing the way for Congress to send the far-reaching legislation to President Donald Trump. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., chairman of Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement late Wednesday that he and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy had reached an agreement that removed the last obstacle to passing the bill.

  • Trump to nominate Sam Brownback as religious freedom ambassador

    Five years ago, Gov. Sam Brownback made Kansas an economic laboratory for the nation by aggressively cutting taxes. He's expected to leave office with his Kansas reputation in tatters and his home state an example of trickle-down economics that didn't work.

  • Trump announces $10 billion Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to create 3,000 jobs. The announcement comes at a critical juncture for a Trump administration that pledged to generate manufacturing jobs but has struggled to deliver results as quickly as the president promised.

  • Congressman Scalise is Released from Hospital After June Shooting

    Signs acknowledging wounded congressman Rep. Steve Scalise are seen prior to the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, June 15, 2017. Congressman Steve Scalise was released from a Washington hospital Wednesday almost six weeks after he was critically wounded in an ambush shooting on a baseball field in nearby Virginia.

  • US poised to hit Venezuela with more sanctions

    U.S. officials say the Trump administration is poised to hit Venezuela with new sanctions amid widespread unrest ahead of weekend elections that would lead to a rewrite of the country's constitution. The officials said the sanctions to be announced by the White House later Wednesday would target senior current and former government and military officials as well as some linked to Venezuela's state oil company.

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    Seate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., joined from left by, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., speaks with reporters outside the chamber... . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, with Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 20... .

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