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Trump to Merkel: ‘Perhaps’ Obama wiretapped us both

Recycling an incendiary and unsubstantiated charge, President Trump on Friday joked that he and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have one thing in common: being spied on by Barack Obama’s administration. “As far as wiretapping, I guess, by, you know, this past administration, at least we have something in common perhaps,” Trump said at […]

Explosive device discovered at Port Authority Bus Terminal, suspect arrested

A man with an extensive criminal record allegedly planted an explosive device at New York City’s bustling Port Authority Bus Terminal during rush hour on Wednesday. The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) said several officers responded to a report of a suspicious bag at Deli Plus, an eatery inside the bus […]

GOP Obamacare replacement narrowly passes out of committee, after 3 Republicans defect

WASHINGTON — The GOP health care bill narrowly passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee on Thursday, after three Republicans joined all the committee’s Democrats in voting against it. The committee’s Republicans also unanimously passed several motions urging big changes to the bill that some members said needed to be made for it to pass in […]

GOP Rep. Barton tells man to ‘shut up’ in testy town hall

A Texas congressman told a constituent to “shut up” in a heated moment caught on video. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, was holding a town hall last weekend in the city of Frost, the Dallas Morning News reported, when a man confronted him about his voting record pertaining to violence against women. “Given your voting record […]

‘Robin Hood in reverse’: CBO report on GOP health care plan supports Democrats’ charges

WASHINGTON — Democrats seized on the Congressional Budget Office’s report estimating that 24 million fewer Americans would be insured under the Republican health care plan 10 years from now, arguing their colleagues should abandon the effort. House Speaker Paul Ryan put a positive spin on the report. The White House disputed its accuracy. Yahoo News – Latest […]

CBO: 14 million people would lose coverage next year under GOP health care plan

House Speaker Paul Ryan uses charts and graphs to make his case for the GOP’s long-awaited plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on March 9, 2017, during a news conference in Washington. The Congressional Budget Office’s report on the American Health Care Act estimates that if the GOP plan passes, 14 million […]

‘It's merciless’: Democrats focus on seniors while attacking GOP health care bill

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., right, thanks Kent Keyser following a news conference last Thursday with people who may be negatively affected by the proposed American Health Care Act. WASHINGTON — As congressional Republicans enter their second week pushing to overhaul the nation’s health care system, Democrats have latched on to what they hope will be […]

The blame game: Should Democrats worry about Trump letting Obamacare fail?

President Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on March 10 during a meeting on health care. WASHINGTON — President Trump reportedly has a backup plan if congressional Republicans are unable to pass repeal-and-replace legislation for Obamacare: blame Democrats. In a closed-door meeting earlier this week with conservative lawmakers and groups who […]

Searching for Trump condemnation in Pope Francis’ words

Pope Francis warned against the rising tide of populism in an interview with German paper Die Zeit this week, reigniting an ongoing search for subliminal criticism of President Trump in the pope’s words. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Debating health care bill, GOP congressman asks why Democrats haven’t proposed a tax on the sun

The Republican plan to repeal Obamacare was approved by the House Ways and Committee in the early Thursday, capping an 18-plus-hour debate over the legislation. And the marathon session was not without its testy moments. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

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