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Analysis: The outsider dealmaker faltering in White House

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:12:34 GMT2017-03-25T13:12:34Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump campaigned as an outsider - celebrating his lack of political experience by selling himself as a dealmaker willing to buck Republican orthodoxy and his own party's leadership. He alone would reshape Washington....

Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:46:15 GMT2017-03-25T16:46:15Z

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year....

Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:57:26 GMT2017-03-25T15:57:26Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform....

Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:24:22 GMT2017-03-26T03:24:22Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday....

Gorsuch hearings show him as careful, folksy, testy at times

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:24:17 GMT2017-03-25T12:24:17Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nominees appearing before the Senate all have one goal in mind: Win confirmation. And when one party controls the Senate and the White House, the strategy of saying as little as possible doesn't vary much. But because Supreme Court nominees spend several long days in televised hearings, they still manage to reveal a few things about themselves, professionally and personally....