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Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapses

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:22:05 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies.(image)

Speaker Ryan dented by healthcare debacle, but keeps support

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:49:53 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday acknowledged the unthinkable for a Republican leader: he could not deliver the votes to repeal and replace Obamacare, even though he and his fellow Republicans had vowed to do so for seven years.(image)

With healthcare bill dead, Republicans turn to taxes

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:28:16 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the U.S. Congress quickly pivoted on Friday to President Donald Trump's next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community.(image)

Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:41:14 -0400

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was "exploding" after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that would have dismantled the healthcare law.(image)

Democratic opposition to U.S. high court nominee grows

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:08:31 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A third of Democratic senators have so far announced they will vote against confirming U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, adding to a chorus of opposition from the left, but leaving questions over whether there will be a concerted effort to block a vote in the Senate.(image)

For Trump, it was the lost art of the deal

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:40:30 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the end, the Closer couldn’t close the deal.(image)

Powerful Texas Republican sees tough road for 'bathroom bill'

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:39:51 -0400

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Republican speaker of the Texas House of Representatives said on Friday a bill to limit bathroom access for transgender people would face a tough time in the chamber, where there are worries of an economic hit to the state if it became law.(image)

Trump greenlights Keystone XL pipeline, but obstacles loom

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:07:24 -0400

WASHINGTON/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration approved TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, cheering the oil industry and angering environmentalists even as further hurdles for the controversial project loom.(image)

Middle-aged London attacker was criminal who wasn't seen as threat

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:39:00 -0400

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Before he killed four people in Britain's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who posed little serious threat.(image)

Trump touts Charter hiring that was in works for two years

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:56:03 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday touted Charter Communications Inc's decision to invest $25 billion in the United States and a plan the company announced before he was elected to hire 20,000 workers over four years.(image)