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McConnell wants revised health care bill by Friday; Holdouts contemplate Plan B
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping to send Senate Republicans home for the Fourth of July recess with a revised version of their health care bill, but it remains unclear if he can bridge the deep divides over the bill in his own party. “Senator McConnell’s goal is... Read more
South Korean leader aims to reconcile differences with Trump
South Korea’s new leader, on a four-day visit to Washington, was aiming to reconcile differences with President Donald Trump after advocating a softer approach to North Korea and delaying U.S. plans for the full deployment of a missile defense system in his country. President Moon Jae-in was elected last... Read more
Graham, Grassley ask FBI for Russia investigation surveillance warrants
Top Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have asked the FBI and Department of Justice for copies of any surveillance requests made as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. In a letter sent Wednesday, Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked... Read more
ANALYSIS: Trump, Republicans confront limits of slogans
The dealmaker didn’t cut any deals. The closer didn’t close. With the Senate’s failure to meet its own deadline on health care overhaul, President Trump and GOP congressional leaders are left picking up the pieces from the latest legislative setback that exposes the limits of Trumpism, as well as... Read more
How the Trump administration plans on implementing its limited travel ban
The president’s limited travel ban could go into effect as early as tomorrow morning, 72 hours after the Supreme Court ruling. The Departments of Homeland Security and State are operating under that 72-hour window and are aiming to implement the limited ban tomorrow. There are no plans to delay... Read more
Trump lawyers postpone filing complaint over Comey leak
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyers are postponing filing complaints with the Department of Justice and Senate Judiciary Committee related to former FBI Director Jim Comey’s admission that he leaked details of his conversations with the president to reporters. A person familiar with the matter told ABC News the legal... Read more
Trump accepts invitation to visit France for Bastille Day celebrations
President Donald Trump will travel to France next month to attend the Bastille Day celebration in Paris and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, the White House said Wednesday. Trump accepted the invitation from French President Emmanuel Macron. The two leaders met... Read more
Trump says ‘oui’ to French leader’s Bastille Day invitation
The White House says President Donald Trump has accepted the French president’s invitation to visit for Bastille Day. French President Emmanuel Macron (eh-mahn-yoo-EHL’ mah-KROHN’) extended the invitation when he and Trump spoke by telephone on Tuesday. The French national holiday will be celebrated on July 14. It commemorates the... Read more
The Homeland Security Department is set to announce new security for international flights bound to the United States. Industry and U.S. officials briefed on the announcement said airports and airlines around the world will be required to implement the measures. If they don’t, their passengers may be barred from... Read more
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway insisted this week that the Senate GOP health care bill does not include cuts to Medicaid. Meanwhile, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said the health care proposal would not cause Medicaid recipients to lose their health coverage. The government “would not... Read more