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Obamacare exploding? Maybe just a slow burn

By Caroline Humer and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Obamacare was "exploding" after Republican lawmakers shelved legislation that

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Speaker Ryan dented by healthcare debacle, but keeps support

By Susan Cornwell 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,

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For Trump, it was the lost art of the deal

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the end, the Closer couldnt close the deal. For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform

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Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked

By Jonathan Allen and Jilian Mincer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood, the national health organization that would have lost federal funding under sweeping healthcare overhaul legislation,

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With healthcare bill dead, Republicans turn to taxes

By David Morgan 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

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Democratic opposition to U.S. high court nominee grows

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A third of Democratic senators have so far announced they will vote against confirming U.S.

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Pence vows Trump will continue ObamaCare fight, calls out Democrats and Republicans

Vice President Pence tried Saturday to deliver a pep-talk to Americans after fellow Republicans failed effort to overhaul ObamaCare -- admitting that members are back to the drawing board but vowing that President Trump will keep fighting.

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Ivanka Trump's D.C. neighbors irked by security, parking, garbage

Residents of a posh Washington neighborhood say Ivanka Trump and her family don't make for very good neighbors, taking up much of the parking on an already crowded street and leaving trash bags at the curb for days. A big part of the complaint: a huge security presence, with even a trip to the playground requiring three vans.

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Trump signals new hope for ObamaCare overhaul, says 'Do not worry!'

President Trump hinted Saturday that overhauling ObamaCare is still alive, perhaps through a bipartisan deal, following the efforts dramatic and seemingly terminal failure a day earlier.

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Flynn, Turkish officials talked about removal of Erdogan foe from US, former CIA boss says

Retired Army Lt. Mike Flynn, President Trumps former national security adviser, met with top Turkish officials to discuss removing the cleric Turkey blamed for last years failed coup and delivering him to Ankara, a former Central Intelligence Agency director said, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Schumer plans for 'nuclear' showdown with McConnell

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Thursday that Judge Neil Gorsuch did little to win over Democrats and predicted that Republicans will not get the votes needed to avoid a filibuster

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Trump blames Democrats for GOP health care bill failure, says ObamaCare is 'imploding'

President Trump said Friday that the White House has learned a lot about loyalty and the vote getting process following its failure of a Republican-backed bill that would have made good on a campaign promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

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Associated Press

Most young Americans don't see Trump as a legitimate leader

WASHINGTON (AP) Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers.

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Young Americans: Most see Trump as illegitimate president

WASHINGTON (AP) Jermaine Anderson keeps going back to the same memory of Donald Trump, then a candidate for president of the United States, referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers.

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Running for president? Some states want tax returns public

HONOLULU (AP) Lawmakers in nearly half the states want to add a requirement for presidential candidates: Show us your tax returns.

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Did Erdogan, Trump hurt Geert Wilders' bid for Dutch power?

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) If far-right Geert Wilders is looking for somebody to blame for his disappointing showing in the Dutch election, he could point to a couple of possible candidates: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S.

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Yahoo breach indictments may shed light on other hacks

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. authorities may now be in a better position to figure out if Russian hackers and Russian spies swayed last year's presidential elections.

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The Latest: Lawmakers want Americans' identities protected

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on the congressional investigation into Russian hacking during the 2016 campaign and contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials (all times local): 2:50 p.m.

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Senate Democrats Call for Sessions to Testify

All nine Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are asking for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify before the panel to explain his failure to disclose his conversations with Russia's envoy to the U.S.

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Trump Administration Considering Separating Women, Children at Mexico Border

Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three government officials.

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WH Defends Pence's Use of Private Email While Governor

A White House spokeswoman said Friday that Vice President Mike Pence did everything to the letter of the law after public records revealed that he used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana's governor.

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Trump Tours Private School in Florida, Promoting Choice

President Donald Trump toured a private, religious school in Florida on Friday, praising it as an ideal institution for "disadvantaged children" while re-emphasizing that his education agenda will focus on school choice.

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Pence on Email Use: 'No Comparison' to Clinton

Vice President Mike Pence says his use of a private email while governor of Indiana was in full compliance with state laws.

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Trump, Schumer Trade Barbs on Twitter Over Russia

President Donald Trump blasted Sen. Chuck Schumer, an outspoken critic of the administration's connections to Russia, calling the New York Democrat a "total hypocrite" in a tweet that included a photo of the senator having coffee and doughnuts with Russian President...

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I'm a 'Deplorable' Trump Voter, and I'm Not Sorry

Jeff Bust doesn't like Donald Trump. He thinks the president is "arrogant, careless with what he says, overly competitive, and insensitive." But Bust also voted for Trump and proudly considers himself "deplorable," he writes for the Chicago Tribune . He focuses on the amount of money the US has expended over...

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161K Invalid Votes Cast in Fla. Trump Only Won by 113K Votes

Beyonce, Tim Tebow, or the Norse god Thor for prez? Those were some of Florida's more unusual picks for president this past election. And the number of Florida voters who didn't cast a vote for either Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or any other valid contender spiked in 2016, apparently in...

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Hillary to Dish on 2016 Race in New Book

Hillary Clinton has a lot of plans for 2017, including some reflections on her stunning loss last fall to Donald Trump. The former secretary of state, senator, and first lady is working on a book of personal essays that will come out this fall, Simon & Schuster tells the AP...

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How Donald Trump Cost George Soros $1B

George Soros literally bet against Donald Trump after the election and lost. The Wall Street Journal reveals the hedge fund manager and Hillary Clinton supporter misread what the stock market was going to do after the election and said goodbye to almost $1 billion. Soros, who'd already been leery of...

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Pre-Election Actions of FBI, Comey, DOJ Under Review

Hillary Clinton complained just days after the election that FBI Director James Comey's 11th-hour letters to Congress about her email scandal just before the election helped bring about her defeatand now the independent entity tasked with policing the Department of Justice is taking a formal look at those grievances....

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BuzzFeed's Choice to Publish Trump Dossier Praised, Pilloried

"The documents have circulated for months and acquired a kind of legendary status among journalists, lawmakers, and intelligence officials who have seen them." So writes BuzzFeed in introducing the 35-page dossier it published Tuesday night that alleges Russia has compromising information, both financial and personal, on President-elect Donald Trump. Their...

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