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He used language normally avoided in family newspapers. Trump once called David Owen, upset that the writer for the New Yorker didn't report he hit a 71. Barbara Lee (D., Calif.) on Sunday defended a tweet she sent out calling newly minted White House chief of staff John Kelly an "extremist", citing the Trump administration's immigration policies.
  • Obamacare repeal ups uninsured to 32M by 2026 — CBO

    Obamacare repeal ups uninsured to 32M by 2026 — CBO

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    Legal experts, however, believe getting enough support for an outright repeal would be even more difficult than passing a replacement bill, and there's already reports surfacing that the move could be scrapped before its even put to vote. "It could have been used on infrastructure and other legislative priorities". So the wealthy 51-year-old Republican donor is planning to actively distance himself from the president, breaking from the GOP leader on issues like diversity and civility, his ...
  • Pence on Trump's Tweets, Repealing and Replacing ObamaCare

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    It was an extraordinary public rebuke, and even fellow Republicans pushed back forcefully. Asked by CNN's Kate Bolduan on "At This Hour" if Trump himself is responsible for putting Sessions on the outs, Brat rejected this notion. Some White House aides and Trump confidants have begun discussing how to move beyond Sessions, while others have urged the president to end the barrage of negative tweets.
  • Trump takes more jibes at Sessions

    Trump takes more jibes at Sessions

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    U.S. President Donald Trump further stoked speculation about the fate of his attorney general , Jeff Sessions , on Wednesday by assailing him in a fresh round of tweets even as Sessions was attending meetings at the White House. I'm not one of those people who thinks McCain can't denounce Trump one day and vote for his agenda the next. Trump has kept Sessions at a distance, the source said.
  • Kenosha Native Reince Priebus no longer White House Chief of Staff

    Kenosha Native Reince Priebus no longer White House Chief of Staff

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    The fact that Priebus is the one who is out certainly lends credence to the idea that the NY contingent, which believes in letting Trump be Trump, is ascendant in the White House. It's going to be interesting to see if he can really try to contain the Oval Office. And then it all came to a head, as you said, this past week with Anthony Scaramucci openly accusing Reince Priebus of being the source of White House leaks .
  • Gen. Jack Keane: John Kelly is 'Superstar of Cabinet'

    Gen. Jack Keane: John Kelly is 'Superstar of Cabinet'

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    President Donald Trump's administration is under all-out attack, this time from within, not without. "We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!" he said. A role in the administration may look less appealing than it did several months ago, with the president having fired his Federal Bureau of Investigation director and acting attorney general and many other senior administration officials submitting resignations.
  • Trump Appoints John Kelly As White House Chief Of Staff On Twitter

    Trump Appoints John Kelly As White House Chief Of Staff On Twitter

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    Scaramucci was named the White House communications director a week ago after Sean Spicer resigned as press secretary . Priebus, in turn, doesn't appreciate being undermined by Scaramucci. The entire administration loves him and no one is comparable. "I think it's a good time to hit the reset button ... it's something I think the White House needs and I support him", Priebus told CNN.
  • Trump Has Wanted Kelly As Chief Of Staff Since May

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    WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump announced Friday on Twitter that he has named Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as the White House's next Chief of Staff. And I said to the President here are the four or five things that he will do to me. Apparently, someone in the White House's Office of the Press Secretary caught onto this fact.
  • Real Madrid vs Barcelona El Clasico - International Champions Cup 2017

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    Messi got past the defender and got a shot in on goal but it was defended and the counter attack was on. Both sides have played two games each - both in ICC - in their respective pre-season campaigns thus far. After that, we got better in the game. "I told him one thing, which is to be courageous, as this world is for the fearless". But Madrid hit back with a Mateo Kovacic goal and then Marco Asensio playing in Ronaldo's position equalised in the 36th minute.
  • GOP fails big on health bill

    GOP fails big on health bill

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    In a statement Tuesday, the group said: "With the Obama impediment gone, moderate Republicans-most of whom supported the 2015 legislation-will now be forced to reveal their true colors". If that vote happens, voters and the media will see exactly which of you Republican senators have been faking it, and which ones haven't. John McCain also endorsed the idea of hearings and negotiations with Democrats.
  • John Kelly is new White House chief of staff; Reince Priebus out

    John Kelly is new White House chief of staff; Reince Priebus out

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    President Trump ended a week defined by White House staff turmoil when he named retired Marine Gen. John Kelly as his new chief of staff on Friday evening. But the relationship began to unravel as Trump became embroiled in the Russian Federation scandal and began to question the communication strategy, led by Priebus loyalist Spicer.
  • Trump says John Kelly to be new WH chief of staff

    Trump says John Kelly to be new WH chief of staff

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    We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him! ". "Before this, those guys were only dead on the inside". Priebus also sought to quell rumours of a bitter rivalry amongst senior White House aides, particularly following Anthony Scaramucci's hiring as communications director.
  • Better late than never: Paswan on Nitish going with NDA

    Better late than never: Paswan on Nitish going with NDA

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    The Nitish Kumar-led NDA government today secured 131 votes against the opposition's 108 during the floor test in the Bihar Assembly. 71, BJP 53, LJP 2, RLSP 2 and HAM 1, the NDA commands 129 MLAs, more than the magical figure of 122 MLAs required to form the government.
  • Republican Obamacare repeal bill fails in Senate

    Republican Obamacare repeal bill fails in Senate

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    The Trump administration has the means to make an effort to tend to Obamacare . But Trump tweeted his encouragement Thursday morning, albeit with an ominous touch: "Come on Republican Senators, you can do it on Healthcare". "Republicans are absolutely in trouble in 2018, just due to their absolute dysfunction at the moment", said Andrew Roth, vice president for government affairs at the deeply conservative group Club for Growth, which was advocating full repeal of the health care law.
  • After failure of 'Skinny Repeal,' Haslam still wants health care addressed

    After failure of 'Skinny Repeal,' Haslam still wants health care addressed

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    The Arizona Republican had made clear for days that he didn't like the process, he didn't like the details of the "skinny" bill, and he wanted to see more bipartisan cooperation. The idea of expanding Medicare has been rejected by Republican leaders because they hope to roll back, not expand the federal government's role in health care.
  • How many trans-gender people actually serve in the US military?

    How many trans-gender people actually serve in the US military?

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    The announcement seemed to take the Pentagon by surprise, despite Mr Trump's claims that he consulted with "generals and military experts". That defeat sent shock waves through Republican and conservative circles as 23 GOP House members joined Democrat lawmakers to make sure the right to those transgender surgeries and hormone treatments for military members was preserved.
  • The Republican ObamaCare Crack Up

    The Republican ObamaCare Crack Up

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    Just hours before the announcement was made, McCain's colleagues expressed doubts that he'd be in the chamber in time for the vote. The Republican Party suffered a major loss early Friday after its " skinny repeal " of the Affordable Care Act failed to win enough votes to pass the Senate .
  • McAuliffe statement on healthcare proceedings in Congress

    McAuliffe statement on healthcare proceedings in Congress

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    The administration can continue to refuse to guarantee cost-sharing reductions, which has already caused insurers to exit the markets and hike premiums , something that could continue or get worse, leaving many more people without coverage options.
  • Speaker Ryan Doesn't Want Sessions Fired

    Speaker Ryan Doesn't Want Sessions Fired

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    The state GOP and Alabama's Washington delegation are pushing back, including U.S. Senator Richard Shelby and Representatives Martha Roby, Mo Brooks and Bradley Byrne. Trump sets the bait by tweeting about fake news or about various individuals in the media or political world. Sen. Tom Tillis, R-N.C., praised Sessions specifically for his handling of the Russian Federation probe.
  • Newspapers review: Palestinian short-lived jubilation in Al-Aqsa focus of dailies

    Newspapers review: Palestinian short-lived jubilation in Al-Aqsa focus of dailies

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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would seek to pass a law to shut down the Jerusalem bureau of Al Jazeera if law enforcement will not do so after his multiple requests. Outbursts of unrest linked to the compound typically assume crisis proportions, magnified by the competing Israeli and Palestinian claims to the site.
  • Watch As John McCain Saves Thousands of American Lives

    Watch As John McCain Saves Thousands of American Lives

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    The Republicans revealed their skinny health care bill to the American people at 10 PM EST last night. "I would like to have the kind of assurances he didn't provide", McCain, R-Arizona, told reporters. Priorities USA , the powerhouse Democratic super PAC, has already released an online ad targeting Heller for his health care position. "The ACA is flawed and in portions of the country is near collapse", she added.
  • US Senate rejects latest bid to repeal Obamacare

    US Senate rejects latest bid to repeal Obamacare

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    After the vote, the Senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer , spoke to reporters about McCain's vote. He didn't get Congress to repeal it and replace it immediately, or at all as of yet. They say they will vote in favor of it only as a vehicle to open House-Senate negotiations on a more comprehensive bill. "We've tried to do this by coming up with a proposal behind closed doors in consultation with the administration, then springing it on skeptical members, trying to convince them it's ...
  • Watch the moment that McCain voted no on Obamacare repeal

    Watch the moment that McCain voted no on Obamacare repeal

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    Two days earlier, McCain had dramatically returned to Washington from Arizona, where he was recuperating after a shock brain cancer diagnosis, to cast one of the deciding votes to allow formal debate on health care to begin. "We are not celebrating". In a speech to law enforcement officers in New York, Trump said to applause: "Let Obamacare implode, and then do it". Overall, the Republicans once again failing for a full week to get this thing repealed shows how ineffective they are at ...
  • Putin threatens to retaliate over new United States sanctions

    Putin threatens to retaliate over new United States sanctions

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    Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats have pushed for more sanctions partly as a response to findings by USA intelligence agencies that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 US election to boost Trump's campaign. "It also allows Congress to reject presidential efforts to waive or terminate these sanctions ". In an interview with CNN on Thursday, White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was also unclear in his response.
  • Kremlin tells United States to cut diplomatic staff in sanctions row

    Kremlin tells United States to cut diplomatic staff in sanctions row

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    The bill's sanctions are meant to penalize Russian Federation for its alleged interference in the election as well as for its aggression in Ukraine and backing of Syria's government in a bloody civil war. The countermeasures follow a Thursday vote in the US Senate, where senators from both parties overwhelmingly backed the sanctions bill. The sanctions are "pretty sad from the viewpoint of Russian-American relations and prospects for developing them, and no less depressing ...
  • Trump Wish of Russian Detente Dies as Putin Expels Diplomats

    Trump Wish of Russian Detente Dies as Putin Expels Diplomats

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    Putin hasn't given up entirely on his personal investment in Donald Trump . "We have passed the notification back to Washington for review", the U.S. But Trump has not done so, and the sanctions he now plans to sign into law will now make that almost impossible given sharp anti-Kremlin sentiments in Congress.
  • Senate Democrats call for reset, quick fixes on health care

    Senate Democrats call for reset, quick fixes on health care

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    Two Republican senators who have suffered from Mr. Trump's insults, John McCain of Arizona and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, provided two of the critical votes. President Trump and his health and human services secretary, Tom Price, have made it their mission to undermine the law. By expanding the program, the Affordable Care Act created a large constituency for its preservation, one that even included Republican governors like Brian Sandoval in Nevada and John Kasich in OH, who cared more ...
  • Trump blasts Senate rules in morning tweets

    Trump blasts Senate rules in morning tweets

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    It is true that three Republican senators voted against a bill to repeal Obamacare. With McCain is his wife, Cindy. As the vote approached, all eyes in the Senate chamber were on McCain. The Senate's Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer of NY, cautioned such a step, saying it would make health care more expensive. With McCain's vote apparently gone, Republicans were seen trying to persuade Alaska's Lisa Murkowski to vote for the bill - to no avail.
  • Trump Tweets Major White House Shake-up

    Trump Tweets Major White House Shake-up

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    I just had a good conversation with General Kelly and the president, and I think you may know I've been, obviously, talking to the president for a few days about this". In this administration, he will be seen as an outsider, someone who did not go through a rough campaign and therefore does not share a bond with those who did, like Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway.
  • Donald Trump replaces Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff

    Donald Trump replaces Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff

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    A target of constant criticism in the administration, Priebus has had an open feud with new White House Communications Director Anthony Scarmucci and strongly opposed his appointment. "He has helped seal the border and reduced illegal immigration by 70 percent", said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders . The former chief of staff's auto then peeled away from the president's motorcade and left while Trump remained on Air Force One.
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    Senate GOP's "skinny repeal" bill dies in middle-of-the-night vote

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    The GOP bill was voted down 51 to 49 - all 48 members of the Democratic caucus were joined by Republican Senators McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski to block the legislation. "The bill would have stripped health care from 16 million people, raised health care costs for millions more and destabilized our health care system".
  • Reactions to US Senate's rejection of

    Reactions to US Senate's rejection of "skinny repeal" of Obamacare (4 letters)

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    On Tuesday, Senate Republicans voted to advance to a floor debate on health care in a narrow 51-50 vote with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie. "This is clearly a disappointing moment", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the floor after the vote. Antonia Ferrier, a spokeswoman for Senator Mitch McConnell , Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, declined to comment on Mr.
  • John Kelly replaces Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff

    John Kelly replaces Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff

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    Trump (@ realDonaldTrump ) July 28, 2017 .and a Great Leader. Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon reportedly urged Trump against hiring Scaramucci. Meanwhile, Trump continues to publicly decry his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, tweeting this week that Sessions is "beleaguered". Kelly was the fifth person to lead the Department of Homeland Security , which includes agencies that protect the president, respond to disasters, enforce immigration laws, protect America's ...
  • President Trump names John F. Kelly White House Chief of Staff

    President Trump names John F. Kelly White House Chief of Staff

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    Kelly has already been working in the Trump administration, serving as the secretary of homeland security. The most successful presidents had the strongest Chief of Staffs . More than just a personnel dispute, the disagreement suggested a broader cleavage that would lead to Priebus's resignation. NY - and Trump's family - is ascendant.
  • The faces of lawmakers leaving the Senate late-night health care vote

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    If you want to laud Senator John McCain for his military service, or for his occasional high-profile stabs at bipartisanship, feel free. "But those who were my senior ranking officers. "Inside the Republican conference, Mitch McConnell's got to go", he said. The campaigns believe the three candidates are the likely top vote-getters in the primary, which will advance to a top-two runoff if no single candidate emerges with more than 50% of the vote.
  • Republicans' Obamacare repeal plan 'axes insurance for 32m'

    Republicans' Obamacare repeal plan 'axes insurance for 32m'

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    Senate's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - commonly known as Obamacare - would result in 27 million more uninsured Americans by 2020. But the CBO estimates the number of uninsured would rise by 17 million next year alone if Obamacare, were to be overturned.
  • What's in the Senate's 'skinny repeal' healthcare bill

    What's in the Senate's 'skinny repeal' healthcare bill

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    Despite a tweet to the contrary on Friday, Trump himself routinely promised to oversee repeal of the law "immediately". Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., along with three other Republican senators , stressed they would vote for the " skinny repeal " bill only with more assurances that the bill, if passed , would actually not become law.
  • Nawaz Sharif steps down as Pakistan PM after Panama verdict

    Nawaz Sharif steps down as Pakistan PM after Panama verdict

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    He was elected from Narowal, a city in Pakistan's most populous province, Punjab, where 60 percent of the country's 200 million people live. The ruling party and its allies enjoy a two-thirds majority in the 342-member house, and will easily get its candidates elected for the interim period, and then the permanent prime minister.
  • Trump Taps John Kelly As New White House Chief Of Staff

    Trump Taps John Kelly As New White House Chief Of Staff

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    Kelly was born and raised in Boston and graduated from the University of MA. The general's son, 1st Lt. Robert Kelly, was leading his platoon while on patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan on November 9, 2010 when he stepped on an explosive. Trump never invested him with total confidence or full power. Panetta suspects Kelly is particularly uncomfortable when it comes to "schmoozing" politicians, which is a key part of the job.
  • 'Skinny' Obamacare repeal fails in senate again

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    The House already passed an Obamacare replacement plan, the highly unpopular American Health Care Act. (See related story.) Republicans Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have been "no" votes all along. We should have taken our time . As U.S. Senate Republican leaders feverishly tried to pass a slimmed-down Obamacare repeal , some senators threatened to bring the entire effort to a halt unless there were guarantees that the bill would be significantly changed ...