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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Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President […]

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McConnell’s Calculation May Be That He Still Wins by Losing

When it comes to managing Republicans’ best interests, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, rarely loses. So it is possible that Mr. McConnell views the potential failure of a hastily written health care bill as an eventual boon. His presentation on Thursday of the Senate’s health care measure to Republican colleagues — after the White House and key […]

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