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Donald Trump: Tax reform next after healthcare failure Donald Trump: Tax reform next after healthcare failure
US President Donald Trump says he will turn to tax reform, following his failure to get his healthcare bill through Congress on Friday. The draft bill would have scrapped the Affordable Care Act of his predecessor Barack Obama, which was opposed by Mr Trump's Republican party for years. Obamacare requires all Americans to have healthcare but offers subsidies to people on low incomes. Mr T...
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Exclusive: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao uses past to connect with outsider president Exclusive: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao uses past to connect with outsider president
She is the ultimate Washington insider: a senior appointee in the past three Republican administrations, the only member of President Trump's Cabinet to have served in a Cabinet before, the CEO credited with rescuing the United Way from financial scandal. And as the spouse of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, half of D.C.'s top power couple. Despite all that, Transportation Secretary Elai...
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London terror attacker kills 3, injures at least 20, police say London terror attacker kills 3, injures at least 20, police say
LONDON — A sole attacker killed three people, including a police officer, and injured at least 20 others in two apparent terror assaults near Britain's Parliament on Wednesday. Police said the assailant was fatally shot dead by police. A car mowed down several people on the Westminster Bridge, killing at least one female pedestrian and leaving some with catastrophic injuries. In a separate inci...
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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces the spotlight in Day 1 of Senate confirmation hearings Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces the spotlight in Day 1 of Senate confirmation hearings
WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday began the first of four days of confirmation hearings on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, who was lauded by Republicans as a highly respected, independent-minded judge with widespread support and impeccable credentials and denounced by Democrats as an extremist who has opposed workers' rights, abortion rights, environmental protections and g...
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Hillary Clinton says she’s 'ready to come out of the woods' Hillary Clinton says she’s 'ready to come out of the woods'
SCRANTON, Pa. - Hillary Clinton said Friday she’s “ready to come out of the woods” and help Americans find common ground. Clinton’s gradual return to the public spotlight following her presidential election loss continued with a St. Patrick’s Day speech in her late father’s Pennsylvania hometown of Scranton. “I’m like a lot of my friends right now, I have a hard time watching the news,” Clin...
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White House fence-jumper rattled door handle, roamed grounds for 16 minutes White House fence-jumper rattled door handle, roamed grounds for 16 minutes
WASHINGTON — A man who jumped the fence at the White House this month was on the presidential grounds for more than 16 minutes before Secret Service agents discovered his presence, officials said Friday. Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said the intruder rattled a door handle and looked through a window before being apprehended, the Associated Press re...
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Through executive order, Trump aims to make government 'less wasteful' Through executive order, Trump aims to make government 'less wasteful'
WASHINGTON — President Trump launched an ambitious effort to reorganize the federal government Monday, signing an executive order that he said would "make it less wasteful and more productive." Like many of Trump's executive orders, the order sets a high-level policy but leaves the details to be determined. Titled "Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch," the directive gives T...
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Judge blocks Trump immigration order for Syrian family Judge blocks Trump immigration order for Syrian family
MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge in Wisconsin on Friday blocked President Trump's revised immigration order from applying to the case of a Syrian asylum recipient and his family. U.S. District Judge William Conley in Madison put a limited freeze on the presidential order, which restricts immigration from six mostly Muslim nations. Conley’s order applies only to the Syrian man and only lasts unti...
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Trump's travel ban executive order takes unusual pains to explain itself Trump's travel ban executive order takes unusual pains to explain itself
WASHINGTON — Under pressure from the courts, President Trump has rescinded his executive order instituting a travel ban and replaced it with one that's more narrowly tailored — but also more than twice as long. Trump's new, 6,100-word order represents an unusual attempt to have an executive order explain and defend the order itself, both to the courts and to the public. It begins with an extrao...
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Justice Department explains Trump's latest travel ban Justice Department explains Trump's latest travel ban
President Trump signed an executive order Monday that suspends travel for 90 days for people from six terror hot spots. Here are some questions and answers provided by the Justice Department to clarify the order, which revises an order signed Jan. 27. 1. Who does the order apply to? Citizens and nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who didn’t have a visa by 5 p.m. on Jan...
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