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Alaska eyes Obamacare replacements with skepticism

View photos Demonstrators protest against the Senate health care bill outside Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s downtown Anchorage office. (Photo: Andrew Bahl) More WASILLA, Alaska — In the small town that birthed the political career of Sarah Palin, the debate over the … Continue reading

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Three weeks in July: Opposition groups gear up for next phase of health care fight

U.S. Capitol Police remove protesters from in front of the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) More WASHINGTON — On Tuesday in Pittsburg, Kan., disability rights activists protested against the Senate Republican healthcare bill that … Continue reading

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McConnell once praised ‘slow and steady deliberation.’ Why is he discarding that now?

View photos Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn come out from the West Wing of the White House to speak to the media Tuesday. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) More WASHINGTON — In his 2016 memoir, … Continue reading

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President Trump hasn’t faced the White House press corps since February: why it matters

View photos President Trump at a White House news conference, Feb. 16, 2017. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) More WASHINGTON — The White House press office has taken heat in recent weeks for curtailing the daily briefings by Press Secretary Sean … Continue reading

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Reporter unloads on deputy press secretary at White House briefing: ‘What you just did is inflammatory!’

President Trump’s ongoing battle with the media boiled over during the White House press briefing on Thursday when a reporter tore into Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the deputy press secretary, for complaining about the use of “unnamed sources” and “the constant … Continue reading

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Trump resorts have a fake Time cover on the walls, featuring guess who?

President Trump calls Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar to congratulate him on his election victory, June 27, 2017. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters) More President Trump, sworn enemy of fake news, is also a purveyor of it: the Washington Post reports at … Continue reading

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Senate Republicans suddenly delay health care vote, Trump tells GOPers he won't 'like' if bill fails

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders abruptly decided to delay a vote on their plan to begin voting on a sweeping and controversial overhaul of the nation’s health care system. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced the decision in the weekly … Continue reading

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Why it’s so hard to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare—or almost anything else

View photos President Bill Cllinton signs a welfare reform bill that ends the 61-year-old federal guarantee of aid to the poor, Aug. 22, 1996. (Photo: Stephen Jaffe/AP) More The Republican health care bill is in deep trouble in the Senate. … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton: Reading ‘Harry Potter’ builds compassion for immigrants, refugees

View photos Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the American Library Association’s annual conference. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) More Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton thinks that “Harry Potter” books have a magical touch for building compassion in … Continue reading

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U.S. human trafficking report demotes China; Myanmar upgraded

Photo: Getty Images More The U.S. has included China among the world’s worst offenders of human trafficking, according to the State Department’s annual report on human trafficking and forced labor, released Tuesday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson unveiled Tuesday the … Continue reading

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