Democrats Aided GOP Bill’s Demise

President Donald Trump blamed Democrats for the defeat of his bid to overturn the 2010 Affordable Care Act and enact Republican policy in its place. In some ways he may have been right. Supporters of the health law popularly known as Obamacare launched an all-out campaign for its survival, keeping Democrats unified in opposition to its repeal, and identifying and […]

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Activists: Hong Kong to arrest democracy protest leaders

A day after Hong Kong picked a new pro-Beijing leader, police are planning to arrest student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014 “Umbrella Movement” pro-democracy protests, activists said Monday. Police have informed nine people that they will be charged with committing a public nuisance, according to the Demosisto political party, which sent a list of those […]

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GOP controls federal government but struggles to govern

The Republican Party of “no” for Democrat Barack Obama’s eight years is having a hard time getting to “yes” in the early Donald Trump era. The unmitigated failure of the GOP bill to replace Obamacare underscored that Republicans are a party of upstart firebrands, old-guard conservatives and moderates in Democratic-leaning districts. Despite the GOP monopoly on Washington, they are pitted […]

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Donald Trump is giving a lot of mixed messages about whom to blame on health care

Republicans’ blame game for their failure to pass a health-care bill is in full swing. And — in a sharp contrast from Friday, when he pointed the finger at Democrats — President Trump is turning his fire at his own party. Here’s what he tweeted Sunday morning. It’s a mixed message, to say the least. On Saturday night, Trump took to Twitter to […]

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Beijing’s Pick Lam Chosen as Hong Kong Leader

A Hong Kong committee has chosen the government’s former No. 2 official Carrie Lam to be the semiautonomous Chinese city’s next leader. The 1,194-member election committee picked Lam to be Hong Kong’s new chief executive on Sunday. She will be the first female leader for the city and its fourth since British colonial control ended. Her victory was no surprise […]

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GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly in Washington

The Republican Party of “no” for Democrat Barack Obama’s eight years is having a hard time getting to “yes” in the early Donald Trump era. The unmitigated failure of the GOP bill to replace Obamacare underscored that Republicans are a party of upstart firebrands, old-guard conservatives and moderates in Democratic-leaning districts. Despite the GOP monopoly on Washington, they are pitted […]

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