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On Washington: Behind New Obamacare Repeal Vote: ‘Furious’ G.O.P. Donors

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:35:04 GMT

From right, Senators Mitch McConnell, John Barrasso and Cory Gardner, all Republicans, during a news conference at the Capitol this month.Donations to the party are down, and Senator Cory Gardner warned his colleagues that they have to show some results.

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Trump’s Travel Ban to Be Replaced by Restrictions Tailored to Certain Countries

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:09:45 GMT

President Trump’s original ban blocked all travel to the United States by refugees as well as nationals of seven countries: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Iraq was later deemed to have improved its screening of potential travelers and was taken off the banned list.The new restrictions could go into effect on Sunday and would prevent people in those nations from traveling to the United States or prompt increased scrutiny if they seek visas.

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McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:59:15 GMT

Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, at the Capitol on Monday.Senator John McCain released a statement saying he would oppose the latest proposal, by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

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Trump Dismisses ‘Russia Hoax’ as Facebook Turns Over Ads Tied to Campaign

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:07:32 GMT

President Trump at the Palace Hotel in New York on Wednesday.The president asserts that the “Fake News Media” had the most sway in the 2016 election, and he again denies any Russian role in the campaign.

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White House Weighs Response to North Korea’s Threats

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:28:57 GMT

President Trump at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday.The war of words between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, raised concerns on Friday that it could escalate into a new and more volatile phase.

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Morgan Freeman Angers Russians Over Video About 2016 Election

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:04:27 GMT

The actor Morgan Freeman drew criticism from Russians after narrating a video that raises concerns about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.A Russian news outlet called the actor an “American propaganda loudspeaker” after he appeared in a video accusing Russia of undermining last year’s election.

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In Beijing and Abu Dhabi, Signs of Bannon’s Continued Influence

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:32:45 GMT

Wang Qishan, a powerful member of the standing committee of the Chinese Politburo, is leading President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign.Meetings with powerful foreigners — including the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates — signal that President Trump’s former strategist still holds global interest.

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Berkeley Students Speak Out About Free Speech

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:41:15 GMT

Sarah GalloWe asked students what free speech means to them, and about the mood on campus ahead of a series of speeches planned for next week.

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Scaramucci and Spicer Extend Their White House 15 Minutes of Fame

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:46:19 GMT

Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary, made an appearance during the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles last week.In the Trump era, tradition of post-White House exposure and opportunities appears to be alive and well.

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Nafta Negotiators Wading Into Tougher Territory in Third Round of Trade Talks

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:59:18 GMT

Flags from Canada, Mexico and the United States set up for the second round talks on Nafta in Mexico City this month.The United States, Canada and Mexico are wading into murkier waters this weekend as they push ahead with renegotiating Nafta.

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In Battle Over Tax Cuts, It’s Republicans vs. Economists

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:53:11 GMT

Senator Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican who sits on the budget committee, said this week that he would push for a pro-growth tax overhaul that pays for itself using “valid models.”Republican leaders reject criticism that their tax plan will add to the deficit. And they are determined to secure economic assessments proving their optimistic assumptions.

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Back-and-Forth on DACA Leaves Young Immigrants ‘Just Dangling’

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:05:50 GMT

Lizzette Rincon, 21, completing her DACA renewal application at the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights in Inwood last Sunday. “Right now, I feel like I’m a 5-year-old again, a lost child who needs someone to provide her with what she needs. I depend on someone else’s decision.”The whiplash of emotions surrounding the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has many young immigrants saying they feel helpless.

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James Comey Is Interrupted by Protesters During Speech at Howard

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:23:43 GMT

James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, exhorted his audience to “listen with an attitude that they might actually be convinced of something.”

Protesters Interrupt Comey Speech at Howard

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:54:52 GMT

James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, was interrupted by demonstrators at Howard University on Friday.

Creating Test for Trump, Panel Says Imported Solar Gear Hurts U.S. Firms

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:26:21 GMT

Solar panels on a roof at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York. The International Trade Commission ruled Friday that imports were harming American makers of solar equipment.The decision may give President Trump a chance to use protectionist measures against imported solar equipment.

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Rouhani Lashes Back at Trump, as Iran Unveils New Missile

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:25:20 GMT

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran, center, at a military parade outside Tehran on Friday.At a military parade, the Iranian president vowed to “strengthen our missile capabilities,” a point the American president has cited as a reason to scrap the nuclear deal.

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North Korea Hits New Level of Brinkmanship in Reacting to Trump

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:36:58 GMT

People in Pyongyang, North Korea, watched a television broadcast on Friday of Kim Jong-un’s response to President Trump’s speech at the United Nations.Kim Jong-un turns the standoff with Washington into a personal duel, while warning of more dangerous weapons tests.

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Right and Left React to the Graham-Cassidy Bill

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:16 GMT

Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, on Tuesday discussing the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.Writers from across the political spectrum discuss the Republican health care bill proposed by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy.

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Trump, Though Not on Stage, Looms Large in Alabama G.O.P. Senate Debate

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:57:31 GMT

Senator Luther Strange, Republican of Alabama, right, during a Thursday night debate before the upcoming special election for his seat against the state’s former chief justice, Roy Moore, left.The sitting senator, Luther Strange, took every opportunity to mention the president’s endorsement, and the candidate he trails, Roy Moore, needled him for it.

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