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Last Build Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:05:00 -0400

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Republicans Scrapping Health Care Vote — Again

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:05:00 -0400

Republican senators are conceding that their latest Obamacare repeal-and-replace push does not have the votes. It's yet another embarrassment to GOP leadership and President Trump.

White House Reiterates Email Policy After News Of Officials Using Private Accounts

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:59:00 -0400

Private email use by public officials was a hot topic in the 2016 presidential race — and one which then-candidate Donald Trump used to accuse rival Hillary Clinton of breaking federal laws.

GOP's Latest Health Care Bill Is In Big Trouble

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 07:43:00 -0400

David Greene talks to Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota about his party's attempt to repeal Obamacare. Graham-Cassidy, the latest bill appears to be dead. NPR's Geoff Bennett analyzes Rounds' comments.

Learning 2016's Lessons, Virginia Prepares Election Cyberdefenses

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 06:05:00 -0400

One of the most drastic steps was a decision to adopt all new paper-backed voting machines before November after deciding that the paperless electronic equipment was vulnerable to attack.

Trump's Brand Is On The Line In Alabama Senate Race

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Polls still show Sen. Luther Strange trailing Judge Roy Moore, with Trump unable to pull the appointed senator to a win. Trump allies say Moore is the true candidate who can "drain the swamp."

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine On GOP Attempts To Revise Obamacare

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:59:00 -0400

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia about whether Republicans can make good on the goal to replace the Affordable Care Act. NPR's Geoff Bennett analyzes Kaine's comments.

Trump Backs Establishment Candidate In Tuesday's Alabama Runoff

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:59:00 -0400

President Trump is backing Senator Luther Strange in his bid to retain his seat against rival Republican Roy Moore in Alabama's special primary election being held Tuesday.

Phoenix NFL Fans Are Divided Over National Anthem Controversy

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:59:00 -0400

NFL fans are responding to the controversy over some players refusing to stand during the national anthem. In Phoenix Monday night, game watchers had different view points about the protests.

Facebook Scrutinized Over Its Role In 2016's Presidential Election

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:59:00 -0400

Facebook is in the spotlight for its role in the 2016 presidential election. Facebook has said it would turn over all of its Russian-sponsored ads to Congress.

News Brief: Ala. GOP Senate Runoff, Facebook's Role In 2016 Election

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:59:00 -0400

Alabama voters are choosing the Republican candidate in a primary runoff election for the state's open Senate seat. And, Facebook will turn over all of its Russian-sponsored ads to Congress.

Athletes On The Track And The Slopes Are Pulled Into Trump Controversy

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:02:00 -0400

Some NASCAR and Olympic figures spoke out for and some against NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.

GOP Health Care Bill Appears Dead After Sen. Collins Declares Opposition

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:13:00 -0400

The latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears to be blocked after Maine Sen. Susan Collins opposed the bill. Her opposition means the bill cannot pass the Senate with only GOP support.

'Millions' Fewer Would Have Coverage Under GOP Health Bill, Says CBO Analysis

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:14:00 -0400

The Congressional Budget Office says it won't have time to analyze all the impacts of the latest GOP effort to repeal the ACA, but it says millions more would be uninsured than under current law.

3 GOP Senators Oppose Graham-Cassidy, Effectively Blocking Health Care Bill

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:13:46 -0400

Maine Sen. Susan Collins says she'll vote no on the latest push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That once again leaves the GOP short of the votes it needs to pass a health care bill.

How Every NFL Team Responded To Trump's National Anthem Protest Comments

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:46:00 -0400

After the president said those who kneel during the anthem should be fired, protests rippled throughout the NFL this week. Teams mostly stood by their players.