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  • President Donald Trump, center, speaks as he meets with Republican senators on health care in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, right, listen (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Lifestyle

    GOP ‘Obamacare’ repeal teeters after Senate shelves vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party’s long-promised repeal of “Obamacare” stands in limbo after Senate GOP leaders, short of support, abruptly shelved a vote on legislation aimed at redeeming the pledge. The surprise development leaves the legislation’s fate uncertain while raising new doubts about whether President Donald Trump will ever make good on his many […]
  • FILE - The Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, is seen Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 in Washington.   President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election.  On Wednesday night, he’ll attend his first 2020 campaign fundraiser, at his Washington hotel. He’s already spent five evenings at political rallies, always in front of an audience of thousands of fans who are selected by his campaign aides.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) National News

    Campaigner-in-chief: Trump’s politicking raises ethics flags

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election. On Wednesday night, he’ll attend his first 2020 campaign fundraiser, rubbing elbows with some of the Republican Party’s top donors on familiar turf: his own hotel down the street from the White House. He’s […]
  • FILE - The Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, is seen Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 in Washington.   President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election.  On Wednesday night, he’ll attend his first 2020 campaign fundraiser, at his Washington hotel. He’s already spent five evenings at political rallies, always in front of an audience of thousands of fans who are selected by his campaign aides.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) National News

    Campaigner-in-chief: Trump’s politicking raises ethics flags

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is attending his first re-election fundraiser Wednesday night, at his own hotel in Washington. He’s already spent five evenings on the road at political rallies, always in states that supported him in November and always in front of an audience of thousands of fans who are screened and selected […]
  • President Donald Trump, center, speaks as he meets with Republican senators on health care in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Seated with him, from left, are Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) National News

    Trump group’s Republican war over health care frustrates GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months ago, Republicans condemned political groups aligned with President Donald Trump for doing almost nothing to promote a health care bill. Now they think one of the groups may have gone too far. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided Tuesday to call off a planned vote this week on a proposal […]
  • People visit the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017, as justices issued their final rulings for the term, in Washington.  The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years.  Things looked very different when the justices wrapped up their work this week.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) National News

    Supreme Court term ended much different than it began

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years. Things looked very different when the justices wrapped up their work […]
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    Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

    In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the July 4 recess.
  • FILE - This Jan. 16, 2017 file photo shows then-President Barack Obama talking with Cubs manager Joe Maddon, center, and co-owner Laura Ricketts, left, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where the president honored the 2016 World Series Champion baseball team. Maddon and some members of the Chicago Cubs will visit the White House on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 though it’s not an official visit with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) AP

    Maddon says Cubs making informal trip to White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Manager Joe Maddon and some of the Chicago Cubs will visit the White House on Wednesday, though it’s not an official visit with President Donald Trump. Maddon said Tuesday that he was going out of respect for the Ricketts family, which owns the Cubs and donated to Trump’s campaign. Maddon said it […]
  • FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, then-Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention, in Cleveland. Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, acknowledging he coached party members on how to interact with U.S. government officials. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) AP

    Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, registered Tuesday with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, acknowledging that he coached party members on how to interact with U.S. government officials. Manafort says in a Justice Department filing that his […]
  • travel ban AP

    Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

    The decision to partially reinstate President Trump’s temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground.
  • FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, John Podesta, campaign chairman, announces that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will not be making an appearance at Jacob Javits Center in New York. Podesta met with a House committee investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election behind closed doors on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. The hacking of Podesta’s personal email account and the release of those emails by Wikileaks during the late stages of the campaign is a focus of the committee’s investigation. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) National News

    Clinton campaign chief has closed-door talk with House panel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chairman met Tuesday with a House committee investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. John Podesta spoke with members of the House intelligence committee behind closed doors. He told reporters afterward he was “happy to cooperate” but couldn’t say what questions he’d been asked or detail his […]
  • White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) AP

    Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media

    NEW YORK (AP) — For a president seemingly at perpetual war with “fake news,” the resignation of three CNN journalists over a retracted story about a Donald Trump Russian connection is a gift from the political gods when the struggling effort to pass a health bill dominates the headlines. The White House quickly took advantage […]
  • President Donald Trump, center, speaks as he meets with Republican senators on health care in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Seated with him, from left, are Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) National News

    Trump group’s aggressive health care moves irritate GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months ago, Republicans condemned political groups aligned with President Donald Trump for doing almost nothing to promote a health care bill. Now they think one of the groups may have gone too far. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decided Tuesday to call off a planned vote this week on a proposal […]
  • FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump arrives during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. An internal watchdog has found no wrongdoing by the National Park Service in a dispute over crowd size at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. An unidentified person complained that a senior park service official had instructed employees to alter records related to crowd size for the inauguration. The Interior Department’s office of inspector general said it found no evidence to substantiate the claim.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) National News

    Watchdog clears park service in inauguration disputes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal watchdog has found no wrongdoing by the National Park Service in a dispute over crowd size at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. An unidentified person complained that a senior park service official had instructed employees to alter records related to crowd size for the inauguration. A separate complaint alleged that officials […]
  • People visit the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017, as justices issued their final rulings for the term, in Washington.  The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years.  Things looked very different when the justices wrapped up their work this week.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) National News

    Supreme Court term ended much different than it began

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its term nine months ago with Merrick Garland nominated to the bench, Hillary Clinton favored to be the next president, and the court poised to be controlled by Democratic appointees for the first time in 50 years. Things looked very different when the justices wrapped up their work […]
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    House votes overwhelmingly to back NATO mutual defense pact

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has overwhelmingly approved a resolution reaffirming the U.S. commitment to NATO’s mutual defense pact. Lawmakers passed the measure Tuesday, 423-4, roughly a month after President Donald Trump failed to explicitly state his support for Article 5 during a visit to NATO headquarters. Article 5 is the alliance’s “one for all, […]
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