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News 16 Mins Ago New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will 'explode'

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:18:16 GMT

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Republican John Kasich leads charge for balanced budget vote

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 05:01:34 GMT

Republican John Kasich is not giving up on his goal of a federal balanced budget amendment, a tool the Ohio governor says is ever more important as the U.S. national debt ticks toward $20 trillion.

Ellison says Democrats must fight Republicans at all levels

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:40:18 GMT

Democrats need to prepare for an ongoing fight against Republicans at all levels of government, not just the White House, their newly appointed deputy national chairman said on Saturday. "We can't just say it's all about Trump," Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said at the New Hampshire Democratic Party's annual meeting.

Ex-US Rep. Stockman expects to be 'vindicated' on charges

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:21:21 GMT

Former U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman says he expects "to be vindicated" on allegations he conspired with staffers to bilk conservative foundations out of at least $775,000 that was meant for charitable purposes and voter education. After a court hearing Friday, Stockman told reporters he didn't intend to plead guilty or enter into a plea agreement.

Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:15:31 GMT

Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections. A bill pending in the Legislature would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify their recreational pot as medical pot if a change in federal law or enforcement occurs.

.com | Security, parking, garbage peeve Ivanka's neighbours

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:00:16 GMT

Residents of a posh Washington neighbourhood say Ivanka Trump and her family doesn't make for very good neighbours, hogging parking on an already crowded street and leaving trash bags rotting on the curb. A big part of the complaint - a huge security presence, with even a trip to the playground requiring three vans.

After U.S. health bill's withdrawal, elation and anger

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:41:14 GMT

Some Americans breathed a sigh of relief, others bubbled with frustration, and nearly all resigned themselves to the prospect that the latest chapter in the never-ending national debate over health care would not be the last. The withdrawal of the Republican-sponsored health bill in the face of likely defeat Friday in the U.S. House seemed to ensure that the deep divisions over the Affordable Care Act and its possible replacement will continue to simmer.

Collapse of Obamacare repeal plan puts Freedom Caucus in complicated spot

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:29:54 GMT

Collapse of Obamacare repeal plan puts Freedom Caucus in complicated spot No group played more of a role in sinking the legislation than the Freedom Caucus. Check out this story on Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., speaks to reporters after a meeting of the House Freedom Caucus to discuss the health care bill on Capitol Hill on March 23, 2017.

Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:28:10 GMT

In this December 10, 2015 file photo, Harrison Ford greets fans during a Star Wars fan event in Sydney, Australia. Ford told an air traffic controller he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft when he mistakenly landed his small plane on a taxiway at a Southern California airport in Feb. 2017.

Trump delivers his news to newspaper reporters

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 01:28:09 GMT

President Donald Trump went old school on Friday, calling reporters from The Washington Post and The New York Times to announce that he had ordered a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare pulled from consideration in the House when it became clear there weren't enough votes for passage. One of those reporters - Robert Costa of the Post - tweeted news from the surprise phone call a minute after getting it while the president was still talking.

Trump's Keystone XL Decision Sets Up New Fight In Nebraska

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:17:36 GMT

President Donald Trump may have approved a federal permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, but the fight is far from over in Nebraska, the one state in its path that has yet to approve the project. The pipeline's fate once again rests with the Nebraska Public Service Commission, an independently elected group of four Republicans and one Democrat.

Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:12:04 GMT

" A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who lost his legs below the knee after stepping on an explosive in Afghanistan is joining a suburban New York police department. After a graduation ceremony Friday, the 6-foot-1 , 215-pound rookie will be in a patrol car next week.

Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, right, White House...

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:46:56 GMT

In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. House Speaker Paul Ryan set the showdown for Friday, following a nighttime Capitol meeting at which top White House officials told GOP lawmakers that Trump had decided the time for talk was over.

Ivanka Trump: A White House force, just not an 'employee'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:15:44 GMT

President Donald Trump 's daughter Ivanka Trump will have a security clearance, a West Wing office and the ear of her father on important policy matters. But don't call her an employee.

Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:12:39 GMT

The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough neighborhood where she found affordable housing. The 29-year-old, who's pregnant with her fifth child, relocated about three years ago to a St. Louis suburb where she more easily found jobs and a home where she felt it was safe to send the kids outside.

News 4 mins ago 7:17 p.m.Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:56:28 GMT

A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America. Protesters on both sides of the debate converged on a nearby elementary school Thursday during a visit by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Lawmakers reject plan to expand casinos in North Dakota

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:32:25 GMT

Republicans who control the North Dakota House rejected their leader's plan Thursday to more than double the number of casinos in the state, a push some lawmakers viewed as a threat of payback against American Indian tribes for protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Under the proposal by Majority Leader Al Carlson, a Fargo Republican, voters would decide whether to change the North Dakota Constitution to add six state-regulated casinos to the five current ones on tribal land.