Sunday, March 26, 2017

Politics

In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the Federal budget in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump wants to tackle tax reform, but the loss on health care deals a blow to that effort. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER 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 ...
In this March 21, 2017 photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, left, shares a laugh with Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.as he arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

BY MARK SHERMAN 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, ...
In this Jan. 12, 2017 file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain is urging President Donald Trump to nominate a team of senior officials at the State Department to back up new Secretary of State ...
President Donald Trump about the health care overhaul bill, Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. rump says he would be willing to reopen negotiations for a health care bill with Democrats if the Affordable Care Act fails. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BY DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump went old school on Friday, calling reporters from The Washington Post and The New York Times to announce that he ...
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pauses as he announces that he is pulling the troubled Republican 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, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BY ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, ...
In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

BY JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump greenlighted the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it a “great day for American jobs” and siding ...
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. leaves the White House in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, after meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

BY ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their “Obamacare” repeal bill off the House floor Friday after ...
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., left, speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BY EILEEN SULLIVAN and CHAD DAY WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, has volunteered to ...
In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Three additional Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him. California ...
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. speaks with the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017, following a Freedom Caucus meeting. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER WASHINGTON (AP) — With control of the White House and Senate and a commanding majority in the House, Republicans were supposed to brush off any challenge from ...
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