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With GOP Plan Dead, Trump Weighs Other Ways to Reshape Health Care

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:25:01 EDT

With the collapse of the GOP health plan, the Trump administration is set to ramp up its efforts to weaken the Affordable Care Act in one of the few ways it has left—by altering the law through waivers and rule changes.image

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Seeds of Health-Bill Defeat Were Sown Months Ago

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:20:13 EDT

President Donald Trump lost his first major legislative battle largely because of defections from a cabal of conservative lawmakers whose penchant for disruption once positioned them as his kindred political spirits. image

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Trump's Need Now: Find a Governing Coalition

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:39:53 EDT

The collapse of Republicans’ first order of business, a health-care overhaul, reveals a startling reality for President Donald Trump: Two months into his presidency, he doesn’t yet have a reliable governing coalition, writes columnist Gerald F. Seib. image

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U.S. Farmers Seek Shelter From Nafta Storm

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:00:04 EDT

U.S. agricultural producers are lobbying hard on both sides of the Mexico border to try to ensure that a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement doesn’t turn U.S. farm exports into collateral damage.image

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Flynn Said to Discuss With Turkey Removing Erdogan Foe From U.S.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:13:24 EDT

Ex-CIA Director James Woolsey says he attended a September meeting where other participants, including then-Trump adviser Mike Flynn, talked of moving Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey without going through U.S. extradition process.image

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Former Trump Staffers Agree to Talk With House Intel Panel

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:03:42 EDT

Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and two other Trump associates agreed to talk with the House committee probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, as a partisan divide and the actions of the panel’s leader threatened to derail the inquiry.image

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Federal Judge Sides With Trump on Revised Travel Ban

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:54:29 EDT

President Trump won a favorable court ruling on his revised executive order on immigration and refugees, but the decision has no immediate impact.image

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Why Limit Immigration?

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:03:44 EDT

Today’s bitter debate focuses too narrowly on enforcement. All sides need to be clearer about what immigration policy is meant to achieve.image

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Trump Administration Grants Permit for Keystone Pipeline

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:50:18 EDT

The Trump administration has signed a presidential permit for TransCanada to build Keystone XL, bringing the oil pipeline closer to fruition more than a year after former President Barack Obama blocked its construction.image

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Health Insurers Wrestle With Next Steps as GOP Bill Fails

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:49:48 EDT

House Republicans’ failure to pass their bill overhauling the Affordable Care Act leaves health-care companies with continued challenges, most acutely for insurers facing decisions about whether to offer plans in the existing law’s marketplaces next year.image

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How 'Litmus' Became a Test for Court Nominee Gorsuch

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:52:23 EDT

Ben Zimmer on the phrase “litmus test” and it journey from 14th-century lichens to middle-school class to the Gorsuch hearings.image

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North Carolina Congressman Plays Key Role in Failure of Health-Care Bill

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:35:39 EDT

Rep. Mark Meadows led a group of conservative lawmakers who had enough votes to block the bill.image

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Amazon Defeats IRS in Tax-Court Case

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:30:37 EDT prevailed over the Internal Revenue Service in a more-than-$1.5 billion dispute over the online retailer’s transactions with a Luxembourg subsidiary. image

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Justice Department Settles Antitrust Claim Against DirecTV

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:59:51 EDT

The Justice Department settled its antitrust lawsuit against AT&T’s DirecTV, that alleged the satellite broadcaster had illegally shared information with rival pay-TV operators at a time when all were resisting carriage of a sports channel owned by the Los Angeles Dodgers. image

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Hawaii Republicans, Down to Five Members in the State Legislature, Try to Regroup

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:52:59 EDT

Former Hawaii house minority leader Beth Fukumoto’s decision to join the Democratic Party prompts state GOP officials to re-examine their party’s priorities. image

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SEC Chairman Nominee Jay Clayton Testifies Before Senate Panel

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:19:31 EDT

Jay Clayton, President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, called for scaling back regulations to encourage more public companies and expressed skepticism about the usefulness of large corporate penalties. image

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Trump Travel Ban Court Date Set for May 8

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:59:55 EDT

A federal appeals court agreed to speed up consideration of President Donald Trump’s revised executive order barring U.S. entry for people from six Muslim-majority countries, setting oral arguments for May 8.image

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Political Struggle Emerges Over Appointing Next Copyright Office Head

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:07:09 EDT

A political tug of war is breaking out over who will appoint the next head of the U.S. Copyright Office, a job that is vitally important to many internet and media firms. image

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In Trump Country, Health-Care Overhaul Has Support, But Cost Is a Worry

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:53:07 EDT

The town of Waynesboro, Pa., has two messages for lawmakers reworking the U.S. health insurance system: Repeal the Affordable Care Act, but keep the costs of insurance down.image

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Labor Secretary Nominee Acosta Outlines Policy

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:41:37 EDT

Labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta spoke in support of federal job-training programs and an updating of overtime rules, though that may put him at odds with a White House seeking to slash spending and regulations.image

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High-Court Ruling on Disabled Students Rejects Language Linked to Gorsuch

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:16:59 EDT

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that disabled students are entitled to far more than a bare-bones education, rejecting a decision linked to a 2008 ruling by Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s nominee for the high court. image

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Egyptian President Sisi to Visit Trump in April

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:04:54 EDT

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi will visit the White House on April 3 for a meeting with President Donald Trump, an administration official said. image

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Labor Nominee Pledges to Follow Trump's Order in Reviewing Fiduciary Rule

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:10:32 EDT

Labor secretary nominee Alexander Acosta said he would follow President Trump’s order to review a landmark retirement-advice rule, stressing that the White House has laid out clear guidelines for determining whether the Obama-era regulation should be repealed or revised. image

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Gorsuch Set to Face Tough Questions in High-Stakes Senate Hearings

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:43:58 EDT

Judge Neil Gorsuch is expected to face questions this week about his judicial philosophy and long record of rulings from the bench when he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee starting Monday. Democrats intend to ask about what they say is a history of decisions by Judge Gorsuch that favor corporations and employers over ordinary citizens and workers. His defenders say he is a model judge deeply knowledgeable in the law and well-prepared for the hearings.image

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Who Is Bankrolling 2016 Election?

Sun, 28 Feb 2016 04:07:21 EST

A look at who is bankrolling the 2016 election—and at which candidates are benefiting most from the biggest donations.image

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The Democratic Battle on Facebook

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 13:30:58 EST