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Senate's Lack of Transparency Goes Beyond Health Care

Thursday  02:55,   29 june 2017

Citing time crunch, Democratic opposition, Republicans are weighing major policies and nominees without the usual oversight.Senate Republicans have taken a beating over the secrecy surrounding the health care bill they finally unveiled last week,[...]

Senate Panel Digs Into 2,000 Financial Documents in Trump Probe

Thursday  02:35,   29 june 2017

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s possible links to Russia is now focused sharply on financial transactions involving the president’s associates.(Bloomberg) -- The Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation [...]

Capitol Police arrest 40 during healthcare protests

Thursday  02:25,   29 june 2017
The Hill

U.S. Capitol Police arrested 40 demonstrators protesting Senate Republicans' ObamaCare repeal efforts on Wednesday. Police said they responded to calls from several Senate-side offices about protest activity, warning demonstrators to cease and[...]

President Trump Calls on Congress to Pass Bills Aimed at Undocumented Immigrants

Thursday  01:15,   29 june 2017

President Trump hosted the families of victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants at the White House on Wednesday as a part of an effort to put pressure on Republicans in the House to pass legislation targeting so-called sanctuary[...]

'Let's Talk Together.' Schumer Challenges Trump on Health Care Plan

Thursday  01:15,   29 june 2017

One day after Senate Republicans delayed a vote on their controversial healthcare reform bill, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer challenged President Donald Trump to convene a meeting of the entire chamber to discuss the matter. “We Democrats are[...]

As Affordable Care Act Repeal Teeters, Prospects for Bipartisanship Build

Thursday  00:56,   29 june 2017
The New York Times

While he presses Republicans to get behind his bill for undoing Obamacare, Senator Mitch McConnell is also raising the specter of bringing Democrats into Senate health care talks.That raised a tantalizing prospect:[...]

With 40 months to go, Trump holds re-election fundraiser

Thursday  00:35,   29 june 2017
Associated Press

First-time candidate Donald Trump got a late start on fundraising in 2016, holding his first big-ticket donor event only five months before Election Day. That won't be the case next time. Some 40 months ahead his next election, the president[...]

Senate Intelligence Committee Will Get Comey Memos, Chairman Burr Says

Thursday  00:31,   29 june 2017

Senate Intelligence Committee Director Richard Burr (R-NC) confirmed Wednesday that the Committee will be receiving and reviewing the memos of former FBI Director James Comey that detailed his meetings with President Donald Trump, according to[...]

Pro-Trump groups take no prisoners in rush to help an embattled president

Thursday  00:31,   29 june 2017

<p>Flush with cash, political groups outside the White House are aggressively coming to President Donald Trump's aid as he battles low public approval numbers, questions about his election campaign's ties to Russia and a stalled[...]

What the Republican Health-Care Holdouts Want

Thursday  00:30,   29 june 2017
The Atlantic

After abandoning a quick vote on his original proposal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to come up with a revised health-care bill by Friday so it can be ready for debate and a vote when lawmakers return to Washington the week of July[...]

Trump dreamed of his name on towers across former Soviet Union

Wednesday  23:15,   28 june 2017

<p>A McClatchy investigation reveals that Trump ventured more aggressively into the former Soviet empire from 2005 to 2015 than has previously been known.</p>The tower, nixed in early January, was to bear Trump’s name – in exchange for which[...]

Dems want Pentagon to give breakdown of Trump's travel costs

Wednesday  23:10,   28 june 2017
Associated Press

Two House Democrats want to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties that he and his family own. Arizona Reps. Tom O'Halleran and Ruben[...]

Trump's promise of jobs from Saudi deals may fall flat

Wednesday  23:10,   28 june 2017

President Donald Trump can't stop boasting about nearly $400 billion in military and business deals his administration made during his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia last month."Hundreds of billions of dollars was spent and given to American[...]

Despite healthcare hit, Trump says big surprise on bill could come

Wednesday  22:10,   28 june 2017

Despite a major setback in the U.S. Senate, President Trump said on Wednesday that the Republican healthcare bill was moving along well and predicted a "big surprise" was yet to come.In a big hit to a seven-year quest to undo Democratic[...]

Rand Paul pitches ObamaCare repeal wish list

Wednesday  22:10,   28 june 2017
The Hill

Paul outlined four areas where he wants changes to be made.Paul sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) outlining his "policy priorities" for the legislation, which he opposes as presently[...]