FBI has questioned Trump campaign adviser Carter Page at length in Russia probe

FBI agents have repeatedly questioned former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page about his contacts with Russians and his interactions with the Trump campaign, according to people familiar with the investigation. Over a series of five meetings in March, totaling about 10 hours of questioning, Page repeatedly denied wrongdoing when asked about allegations that he may have acted as a kind […]

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Health Bill Is in Peril as G.O.P. Support Wanes After Report

The Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act was edging toward collapse on Monday after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said it would increase the number of people without health insurance by 22 million by 2026. Two Republicans, Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky, said Monday that they would vote against even debating the health care bill, […]

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GOP Leaders Issue Revised Health Bill as They Press for Vote

Senate leaders released a slightly revised version of their health-care bill Monday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tries to win over enough holdouts to pass the measure, with at least six Republicans signaling opposition. The most significant change is the inclusion of a new provision to encourage Americans to maintain continuous health-care coverage that would replace Obamacare’s individual mandate. […]

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Pelosi “hundreds of thousands of people will die” if GOP health bill passes

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warned Monday that the Senate GOP health care bill that could be voted on later this week would be extremely harmful to Americans who rely on their health insurance. In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” the California Democrat said while the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has not yet released its cost estimate of […]

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Trump Blames Obama for Russia, Once Again

President Donald Trump kicked off the workweek by pointing fingers at former President Barack Obama for a foreign nation’s intrusion in the 2016 U.S. election, using a series of tweeted statements to place blame on his predecessor.The president apparently was harping on a blockbuster Washington Post article from last week that took readers behind the scenes of the Obama White […]

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Planned Parenthood Battle Could Sway Fortunes of G.O.P. Health Bill

As the Senate barrels toward a vote next week to sever all federal support for Planned Parenthood, the 100-year-old organization is mobilizing furiously to bring down the Republicans’ broader legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act before it reaches President Trump’s desk. The fight over one provision — to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood for a single year — […]

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Trump and Democrats blame Obama over Russia meddling

President Donald Trump and senior Democrats joined in blaming Barack Obama for not doing more to stop Russia interfering with the 2016 presidential election. In an early morning tweet, Trump appeared to acknowledge that Russia had meddled in the election. He has previously decried multiple investigations into alleged collusion between his officials and Russia as a “witch hunt.” Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as […]

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How the Senate health bill compares to House, ‘Obamacare’

The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans will be uninsured.The bill’s impact on personal health care costs would be uneven: Premiums would likely […]

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