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Obama: ‘The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill’

Former President Barack Obama decried the Senate Republicans’ health care bill on Thursday, publishing a lengthy Facebook post calling it “a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.” “The Senate bill, unveiled … Continue reading

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White House concedes Russia meddled in campaign, but denies it changed the result

Photo illustration: Yahoo News. Photos: AP, Twitter More WASHINGTON — The White House Thursday addressed the joint intelligence report that found Russia had attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, more than five months after the report’s conclusions were … Continue reading

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Four GOP senators: We won’t vote for new health care bill

WASHINGTON — In a potentially game-changing move, four conservative senators quickly announced Thursday afternoon that they oppose the health care bill rolled out by Republican Senate leadership earlier in the day. Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Mike Lee, R-Utah; Ted Cruz, … Continue reading

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‘Die-in’ protesters dragged away from McConnell’s office

Dramatizing fears that Senate Republican’s Better Care Reconciliation Act’s cuts to Medicaid would prevent millions of low income Americans from accessing life-saving care, activism group ADAPT dramatized what those deaths could look like — in front of Majority Leader Mitch … Continue reading

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‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’

View photos Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a discussion on threats to democracy at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on June 22, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) More Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said the United … Continue reading

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Police drag protesters away from McConnell’s office in ‘die-in’ against Medicaid cuts

People are removed from a sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office as they protest proposed cuts to Medicaid, June 22, 2017, on Capitol Hill. (Jacquelyn Martin: AP Photo) More Dramatizing fears that Senate Republicans’ Better Care Reconciliation … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan: It’s ‘premature’ to say whether House would pass Senate health care bill

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan after his news conference on Capitol Hill Thursday. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP) More WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., declined to say Thursday whether the House would take up Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s … Continue reading

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Trump admits he has no tapes of Comey meetings

President Trump and former FBI Director James Comey. (Photos: Evan Vucci/AP, Susan Walsh/AP) More More than a month after threatening former FBI Director James Comey with the release of tapes of their conversations in the White House, President Trump said … Continue reading

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Senate GOP health care bill looks a lot like ‘mean’ House one

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trailed by reporters as he walks to the Senate floor of the U.S. Capitol after unveiling a draft bill on health care June 22, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) More WASHINGTON — After weeks of secret … Continue reading

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Trump fumes on Twitter after ex-Homeland Security chief testifies about Russian cyberattacks

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson testifies about Russian meddling in the 2016 election before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill June 21, 2017. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) More President Trump fired off a barrage of tweets … Continue reading

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