Legislation

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, arrives for a vote as the Republican-run Senate rejected a GOP proposal to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law and give Congress two years to devise a replacement, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Capitol in Washington. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., have been stymied by opposition from within the Republican ranks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 27, 2017 - 9:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — They couldn't pass a repeal of "Obamacare," or find the votes for a White House-backed replacement. So now Senate Republicans are lowering their sights and trying to unite behind a so-called "skinny repeal" that would merely undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack...
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FILE -- In this May 21, 2017, file photo released by the Saudi Press Agency, from left to right: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi; Saudi King Salman; U.S. First Lady Melania Trump; and President Donald Trump; visit the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Six months into his presidency, Donald Trump has made clear who he considers to be his friends, and his foes, on the international stage. (Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)
July 27, 2017 - 1:11 am
Are you a friend or foe? That seems to be uppermost in President Donald Trump's approach to foreign policy in the first six months of office. The probe at home into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election continues to be a thorn in his side, bedeviling Trump's apparent desire to have warm...
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President Donald Trump points to his supporters as first lady Melania Trump watches after speaking at the Covelli Centre, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Youngstown, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 26, 2017 - 7:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local): 7:50 p.m. A group of 10 Republican and Democratic governors are calling on Senate leaders to heed John McCain's plea for bipartisan work on overhauling Obamacare. In a letter late...
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President Donald Trump points to his supporters as first lady Melania Trump watches after speaking at the Covelli Centre, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Youngstown, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
July 26, 2017 - 7:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local): 7 p.m. President Donald Trump said he was "hearing good things" on health care hours after the Senate rejected legislation he backed that would repeal major portions of former...
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July 26, 2017 - 12:38 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a South Carolina court's ruling on domestic violence protections for unmarried same-sex couples (all times local): 12:30 p.m. South Carolina's top prosecutor wants a court to reconsider its ruling that found part of the state's criminal domestic violence law...
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White House adviser Jared Kushner, center, and his attorney Abbe Lowell, left, arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, to be interviewed behind closed doors by the House Intelligence Committee. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 26, 2017 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminal prosecutions are rare for people who fail to register as foreign agents, according to a top Justice Department official who testified Wednesday about an obscure law receiving new attention amid investigations into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia. Adam...
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July 26, 2017 - 5:26 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says his country will respond if U.S. legislation imposing sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program becomes law. The House of Representatives passed the bill on Tuesday and it now goes to the Senate. Without giving details...
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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, as the Senate was to vote on moving head on health care with the goal of erasing much of Barack Obama's law. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 25, 2017 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local): 10 p.m. The Senate has blocked a wide-ranging proposal by Republicans to repeal much of former President Barack Obama's health care law and replace it with a more restrictive plan...
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California Gov. Jerry Brown, right, and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, talk before a climate bill signing on Treasure Island, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in San Francisco. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday keeping alive California's signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions. The Democratic governor was joined by his celebrity predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who signed the 2006 bill that led to the creation of the nation's only cap and trade system to reduce greenhouse gases in all industries. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
July 25, 2017 - 8:51 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, stood side by side Tuesday to cheer the extension of one of the most ambitious programs in the U.S. to reduce fossil fuel pollution, while condemning President Donald Trump's failure to see climate change as a deadly...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., smiles as he talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, after Vice President Mike Pence broke a 50-50 tie to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 25, 2017 - 7:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted at last Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after being...
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