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Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 at 12:43 AM PDT

Now What? Options for Consumers as Health Law Drama Fades

Now What? Options for Consumers as Health Law Drama Fades

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. The Republican health plan designed to replace...

Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM PDT

Sen. Lindsey Graham Fights Back at Rowdy Town Hall

Sen. Lindsey Graham Fights Back at Rowdy Town Hall

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham defended his conservative values and voting record at a raucous town hall on Saturday, hitting back at what he described as the "double standard" among his more liberal-minded...

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 08:33 PM PDT

Mike Pence: Fight Against 'Obamacare' to Continue

Mike Pence: Fight Against 'Obamacare' to Continue

House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Other than minor tweaks, they knew the measures would go nowhere because the Democrat...

Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 at 02:33 AM PDT

Flynn's Firm Discussed Removing Cleric From US: Ex-CIA Chief

Flynn's Firm Discussed Removing Cleric From US: Ex-CIA Chief

Former CIA Director James Woolsey has accused the Trump administration's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, of participating in a discussion with Turkish officials about possibly subverting the...

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 11:26 AM PDT

Dems Take Aim at Trump Transparency With 'MAR-A-LAGO' Act

Dems Take Aim at Trump Transparency With 'MAR-A-LAGO' Act

Democrats want to give President Donald Trump a transparency check in the form of a new bill with a mouthful of a name — and an acronym that takes an unsubtle dig at the president, NBC News reported. The...

Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 at 02:51 AM PDT

Colorado Weighs Strategy for Guarding Against Pot Crackdown

Colorado Weighs Strategy for Guarding Against Pot Crackdown

Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections. A bill...

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 07:16 AM PDT

Failure on Health Bill Also Hurts Prospects for Tax Overhaul

Failure on Health Bill Also Hurts Prospects for Tax Overhaul

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 reform. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., say...

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 05:52 AM PDT

Security, Parking, Garbage Irk Ivanka Trump's DC Neighbors

Security, Parking, Garbage Irk Ivanka Trump's DC Neighbors

Residents of a posh Washington neighborhood said the Trump clan doesn't make for very good neighbors, hogging parking on an already crowded street and leaving trash bags rotting on the curb. A big part of the...

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 02:38 AM PDT

Trump, Mnuchin Say Focus Will Turn to Tax Reform

Trump, Mnuchin Say Focus Will Turn to Tax Reform

Now that the effort to overhaul the nation's health care system has collapsed, the Trump administration is turning its attention to tax reform. President Donald Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin...

Friday, Mar 24, 2017 at 11:51 PM PDT

Nunes Backs Down From Assertion Trump Was Monitored

Nunes Backs Down From Assertion Trump Was Monitored

The chairman of the House intelligence committee has backed down from his assertion that Donald Trump and his aides were "monitored" by U.S. spies — a claim the Republicans have cited this week in emails to...

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