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Trump: I'd Never Have Picked Sessions If I'd Known About Recusal On Russia

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:00pm

In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times, President Trump voiced frustration with the attorney general's choice, and offered his thoughts on the investigation under Special Counsel Mueller.

Pressure Builds On Republicans Opposing Obamacare Repeal

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 8:01pm

The Republican National Committee and several conservative political action committees are targeting GOP lawmakers in an effort to get past the critical threshold to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Sen. John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer, Hospital Says

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 7:36pm

The Arizona Republican underwent surgery on July 14 to remove a blood clot. The Mayo Clinic says testing revealed that a tumor "known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot."

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In Interview, Trump Lashes Out At Sessions And Comey

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 7:21pm

Speaking with The New York Times, the president called Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation "very unfair."

Trump's Third Home Away From Home To Cost Taxpayers Millions

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:31pm

Bedminster, the New Jersey town that President Trump often visits, has been designated an official presidential residence and will receive $41 million in federal funds to help cover security costs.

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Trump Jr., Manafort To Testify On Russia Ties Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:17pm

The president's eldest son and his former campaign chairman will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Wednesday, where they will be questioned about foreign influence in U.S. elections.

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Republicans Scramble For A Health Care Endgame Strategy

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 5:25pm

President Trump and Senate GOP leaders are making a last-ditch effort to try to piece together a health care proposal that can pass the narrowly divided Senate.

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Talk Of Voter Fraud Dominates First Meeting Of Election Integrity Commission

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 4:18pm

"One has to wonder what they're worried about," President Trump said of states that haven't shared data with the commission. "There's something, there always is."

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With Speeches And Bright Dresses, Quinceañeras Protest Texas Sanctuary City Ban

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:38pm

With bright skirts flouncing, 15 young women ascended the steps of the Texas State Capitol in Austin. "We will not meet this law on its hateful level," declared 17-year-old Magdalena Juarez.

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Supreme Court Allows Grandparents, Relatives To Enter U.S. Despite Travel Ban

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:30pm

The Supreme Court refused to block a ruling by a U.S. district judge in Hawaii that allowed grandparents and other relatives of refugees to enter the U.S., exempting them from the Trump travel ban. The court said the matter must be decided by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which the Trump administration was hoping to leapfrog.

Trump Urges Senators To Revive Republican Health Care Bill

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump urged GOP senators to keep trying to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act all at once. The push came a day after he seemed to favor repealing Obamacare without a replacement.

Trump's Election Integrity Commission Holds First Meeting In Effort To Probe Voter Fraud

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:30pm

President Trump's Advisory Commission on Election Integrity holds its first meeting Wednesday to uncover voter problems that undermine public confidence in U.S. elections. The panel has already faced criticism, especially from state election officials disturbed by the panel's request to send detailed voter registration data. The commission is looking for signs of voter fraud, which most election officials and experts say is rare.

'Washington Post': Trump Ends U.S. Aid To Syrian Anti-Government Forces

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Washington Post reporter Adam Entous about his report that President Trump has ordered an end to U.S. assistance for the anti-government forces it has helped in Syria against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Congress Struggles To Keep Up With Regulations For Self-Driving Cars

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:30pm

Cars that drive themselves are a thing of the not-so-distant future. But Congress is having a hard time keeping up regulations to go with the technological change.

McConnell Stares Down Growing GOP Divisions After Health Care Failure

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:30pm

Senate Republicans' failure on health care was a big setback for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He's known as an incredibly effective leader, but faces growing divisions within his party.

Teen Girls In Quinceañera Dresses Protest Texas Immigration Law

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:30pm

Teen girls celebrating their quinceañera in sherbet-colored poofy dresses are protesting on the steps of the Texas capitol Wednesday. The political spin on the traditionally Mexican coming of age rite is part of a growing anti-Trump youth movement and a statement against Senate Bill 4, a Texas law allowing local law enforcement to question the immigration status of anyone they detain.

White House Trade Council Director Touts 'Made In America' Week

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Peter Navarro, director of the White House National Trade Council, about the Trump administration's "Made in America" week.

Uncertainty Over Obamacare Leaves Next Year's Rates In Limbo

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 2:50pm

While Washington ponders the future of the Affordable Care Act, health insurers need to decide right now what to charge people for health insurance in 2018. "It's insane," says one CEO.

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Her Own Medical Future At Stake, A Child Storms Capitol Hill

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 1:47pm

The Republican health care bill failed in part because of opposition to shrinking Medicaid. An 11-year-old girl with sickle cell anemia went to Washington, D.C., to make sure that wouldn't happen.

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As Team Trump Lawyers Up, Who's Paying The Attorney Fees?

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 11:29am

Last month, President Trump's re-election campaign paid Donald Trump Jr.'s lawyer $50,000.

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