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The majority leader insisted that Americans will have "plenty of time" to review the bill, saying, "We've been discussing all the elements of this endlessly for seven years". "We've been meeting with potential people that may be of service to this administration.we're always looking for ways to do a better job of articulating the president's agenda and we'll continue to have those discussions internally and when we have an announcement of a personnel nature, we'll let you know".
  • Shooter went to GOP practice with list of names

    Shooter went to GOP practice with list of names

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    The surgeon on Friday said he was "a lot more confident and optimistic" about Scalise's recovery than he was two days ago. Said that when Scalise first arrived at the hospital, he was in "critical condition, with an imminent risk of death".
  • Vice President Mike Pence hires outside counsel in Russian Federation probe

    Vice President Mike Pence hires outside counsel in Russian Federation probe

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    It appears that decision may have played a large role in triggering special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Trump for possible obstruction of justice , as the Washington Post reported Wednesday night. Pence's move follows a decision by President Donald Trump to hire outside counsel Marc Kasowitz and could signal the investigation is entering a new phase.
  • US Senate's McConnell: Draft healthcare bill expected Thursday

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    There was also a bipartisan budget pact between the chairs of the Senate and House budget committees in 2013 and an agreement between Pelosi and then-Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on how Medicare reimburses doctors. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) said. "That for me is a nonstarter". If McConnell gets a healthcare bill to the floor, it will be limited to 20 hours of debate and subject to a "vote-a-rama" - a rapid succession of votes on amendments that can last for hours.
  • Mueller's Russia Investigation Now Targeting Jared Kushner

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    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is putting top Trump aide Jared Kushner's finances under the microscope. Gorkov's state-owned bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) has been under US sanctions since 2014. Moscow also refuted the allegations of interfering in the 2016 presidential election and called them absurd. Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the president's requests, officials said..
  • Spicer expected to take less public role

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    The discussions on reorganising the White House communications operation are still preliminary and no final decision has been made, the people said. A quip possibly aimed at CNN's Jim Acosta who tweeted a picture of his new socks Monday since the press briefing was off camera (that includes no mobile phone photos of the press secretary).
  • Courts are right in travel ban ruling

    Courts are right in travel ban ruling

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    On June 1, 2017, the Trump Administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the Fourth Circuit injunction issued in IRAP v. Trump, grant discretionary review (called certiorari) in IRAP v. Specifically, their filing is to address the effect of the Ninth Circuit's ruling on their argument that the injunction against enforcement of the travel and refugee bans should remain in place if the justices decide to hear an appeal of the Hawaii executive order challenge or a related challenge out of ...
  • Democrats Say They'll Slow Senate Work Over Secretive Health Care Bill

    Democrats Say They'll Slow Senate Work Over Secretive Health Care Bill

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    They are not seeking to reform our health care system, but to remake it in their donors' own image, and the 79% of the country who disapproves has no say in the matter. That pales compared to how the Democratic-run Congress handled Obama's legislation. Despite the fact that most Republicans have yet to see what is in the bill, Republican leadership is flying ahead at warp speed trying to get one of the most unpopular bills in American history passed .
  • Kushner lawyer pointed out potential conflict

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    According to Comey's written testimony to the committee, the memo detailed what the then-director felt was a request from the president to drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. "I think I better wait until I get done with my conversations with Feinstein before I answer that question", said Grassley, who also wants to review any actions taken by Obama attorney general Loretta Lynch to influence the Clinton email investigation.