Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure
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Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans’ stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law. But what’s next — more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation? Unless Republicans and Democrats in Congress can work together, and bring along an often unpredictable President Donald Trump, political conflict over health care … Continue reading

12 arrests during Trump protest in Richmond; statues damaged
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12 arrests during Trump protest in Richmond; statues damaged

Hundreds of people marched through Richmond to protest the election of Donald Trump, and three Confederate statues were vandalized, authorities said Thursday. A dozen people were arrested. Crowds gathered Wednesday night, blocking streets near Virginia Commonwealth University. Online video showed marchers chanting, “No Trump. No KKK. No fascist USA,” and carrying banners reading, “Not my president.” … Continue reading

Virginia’s voter voices: ‘We’ve got to have help and change’
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Virginia’s voter voices: ‘We’ve got to have help and change’

Virginians went to the polls Tuesday with 13 electoral votes at stake in the presidential election and to decide several House seats. Here are the voices of some of those voters. ___ This election is a crossroads for mountain communities, said Doug Ratliff, a 67-year-old businessman in Richlands, an Appalachian town in rural southwestern Virginia, … Continue reading

Trump gets softballs at town hall ahead of Clinton showdown
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Trump gets softballs at town hall ahead of Clinton showdown

It had the trappings of a town hall debate. There was a moderator. The audience members had questions. There was a two-minute countdown clock for answers. And Donald Trump carried a microphone while patrolling a small stage. But the similarities between what Trump faced Thursday night in NewHampshire in a warm-up town hall and what … Continue reading

Debate Takeaways: Kaine challenges Pence to defend Trump
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Debate Takeaways: Kaine challenges Pence to defend Trump

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine repeatedly challenged Mike Pence during Tuesday’s vice presidential debate, attempting to tie the Indiana governor to some of Donald Trump’s most controversial statements about women, immigrants and foreign policy. Trump’s running mate maintained a folksy, soft-spoken demeanor, even as he mounted an uneven defense of the New York billionaire. Rather than … Continue reading