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Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:08:03 +0000

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House Passes Pieces of Health Overhaul’s Promised ‘Third Prong’

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:08:03 +0000

One day ahead of a crucial planned vote on their plan to dismantle large swaths of the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans passed two minor pieces of legislation on Wednesday afternoon they touted as the first building-blocks of their replacement health-care system.


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Capital Journal Daybreak: Gorsuch Heads to Day 3 | Trump’s Health Bet| Laptop Ban Spreads

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:33:40 +0000

Gorsuch heads to day 3; Trump's health bet; laptop ban spreads; more in our newsletter.


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Bush State Department Official Confirms Gorsuch’s Account of Waterboarding Dispute

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:56:46 +0000

Former State Department official John Bellinger corroborated Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s remarks Tuesday that he pushed back against advocates of waterboarding and other cruel interrogation techniques during the Bush administration.


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Gorsuch Recalls Topics of Trump Talk: Abortion Politics and Old Nukes

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:01:03 +0000

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch gave a glimpse Tuesday of President Donald Trump’s selection process, revealing that the chief executive’s stream-of-consciousness approach to public pronouncements applies as well in private.


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Capital Journal Daybreak: Electronics Banned on Some Flights From Mideast | Gorsuch to Be Grilled | Health Bill Imperiled

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:46:11 +0000

Electronics banned on some flights from Mideast; Judge Gorsuch to be grilled; GOP health bill imperiled; more in our morning newsletter.


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Questioning Begins: What’s Next in Judge Gorsuch’s Supreme Court Confirmation Process

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:59:19 +0000

Opening statements dominated the first day of confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump's nominee for a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court. Here's what is expected to happen next in the confirmation process.


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Amid Spending Questions, White House Defends Trump’s Golf-Resort Trips

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:31:08 +0000

President Donald Trump on Thursday released a budget blueprint calling for sharp cuts to spending on foreign aid, the arts, environmental protection and other areas to pay for a bigger military and more secure border. The next day, he left Washington for his fifth weekend at Mar-a-Lago, his luxurious private golf resort in Palm Beach, Fla.—a trip estimated to cost around $3 million.


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Capital Journal Daybreak: Wiretapping Answers Today? | Gorsuch Hearing Begins | Trump’s Bumps Continue

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:43:33 +0000

Wiretapping answers today, Gorsuch hearing begins, Trump's bumps continue, more in our newsletter.


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Trump’s Budget Chief Acknowledges Tough Challenge Of Eliminating Budget Deficit

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:21:12 +0000

The White House’s budget director said Sunday that the fiscal 2018 budget will have the same level of deficit as projected previously under the Obama administration and noted that the Trump administration will aim to balance the budget within the next 10 years. “We are working on trying to get (the budget) to balance within the ten-year […]


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No Handshake at Trump-Merkel Oval Office Photo Op

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:26:45 +0000

President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to have a tense first meeting, based on their interaction - or lack thereof - in front of reporters on Friday.


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