Another leadership test for Pelosi, who’s weathered many
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Another leadership test for Pelosi, who’s weathered many

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next year could be the year they take back control of the House. The response from some: It better be. In the wake of a dispiriting loss for Democrats in a Georgia special House race, Pelosi is confronting renewed questions about her leadership, especially … Continue reading

AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law
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AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law, congressional aides and lobbyists say. After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans, Senate Majority Leader … Continue reading

Conservative caucus backs GOP health bill but fate uncertain
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Conservative caucus backs GOP health bill but fate uncertain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced its support Wednesday for a newly revised GOP health care bill, a month after the group’s opposition forced Republican leaders to pull the legislation in an embarrassing retreat. The group’s support, while significant, does not necessarily guarantee passage of the Republican bill to partially repeal and … Continue reading

New GOP health plan could raise premiums; no vote scheduled
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New GOP health plan could raise premiums; no vote scheduled

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders prepared Wednesday to send lawmakers home for a two-week recess without voting on their troubled health care bill, as prospects for a quick deal among party factions moved farther out of reach. Meanwhile, policy experts said the latest GOP health care idea could mean going back to a time when … Continue reading

House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill
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House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation Friday afternoon, March 24, shortly before a scheduled vote after Trump called … Continue reading

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GOP lawmakers to meet with leaders of black colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are planning to meet with leaders of historically black colleges and universities in the nation’s capital to discuss ways to help the schools survive in challenging times. The meeting, spearheaded by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Mark Walker of North Carolina, will bring leaders from the nation’s 100-plus HBCUs … Continue reading

Congressional Republicans move to dismantle Obama rules
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Congressional Republicans move to dismantle Obama rules

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are moving to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s rules on the environment, gun ownership and financial disclosure as they look to reverse years of what they see as excessive government regulation during the Democrat’s presidency. House Republicans are expected to vote Wednesday, Feb. 2, to scuttle a new regulation … Continue reading

Trump’s attack tactics emerge in Virginia gubernatorial race
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Trump’s attack tactics emerge in Virginia gubernatorial race

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump’s often contentious path to becoming the 45th president included unusual battles with major businesses like Macy’s and Amazon. Trump mocked Macy’s financial performances after the national retailer stopped selling his clothing line after the then presidential candidate made derogatory comments about Mexicans. Trump also accused Amazon of “getting away … Continue reading