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Senate's vote on health bill put on pause

McConnell delays it in face of party’s growing concerns

Subscriber onlySenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that he will delay a vote on legislation to repeal the 2010 health care law, dealing President Donald Trump a setback on a key part of his agenda. Continue reading...

Manafort filing details $17M work in Ukraine

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, registered Tuesday with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, acknowledging that he coached party members on how to interact with U.S. government officials. Continue reading...

U.S. readies travel-ban guidelines

Trump team sets Thursday goal for order’s implementation

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump's administration expects to move forward Thursday with a limited version of its travel ban on six mostly Muslim countries, but it has yet to say how it will implement the order or avoid the chaos that accompanied the initial ban. Continue reading...

Natural-gas boom rides on NAFTA

Keep Mexico trade deal intact, fellow Texans urge Perry

Subscriber onlyOf all the industries thrown into question by President Donald Trump's promise to upend free trade with Mexico, natural gas is easily one of the biggest. Continue reading...

House panel passes Westerman-led bill on national forests

Subscriber onlyThe House Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday approved the Resilient Federal Forests Act, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman's bill to overhaul management practices in national forests. Continue reading...

CBO: Insured fall 22 million in Senate bill

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The Senate bill to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would increase the number of people without health insurance by 22 million by 2026, a figure that is only slightly lower than the 23 million more uninsured that the House version would create, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Monday. Continue reading...

In part, justices allow travel ban

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed Monday to allow a limited version of President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect. The court said it will consider in the fall the president's broad powers in immigration matters in a case that raises issues of national security and religious discrimination. Continue reading...

U.S. to flag China on trafficking

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's administration is poised to declare China among the world's worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, putting the world's most populous country in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria. Continue reading...

House panel chief pushes a $696B defense budget

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Declaring the U.S. military in dire need of rebuilding, an influential House committee chairman pressed his case Monday for $696 billion defense budget in 2018 -- more military spending than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue reading...

Trump, India's Modi hug, talk up ties

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Hugging outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi heralded an increasingly close strategic partnership as the U.S. branded a top militant from neighboring Pakistan as a "global terrorist." Continue reading...

Doubts linger on health care vote this week

Decision near, Trump says; 5 GOP senators still say ‘no’

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Sunday said he doesn't think Senate Republicans are "that far off" on a health care overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare," signaling that last-minute changes will help the bill win enough support for passage. Continue reading...

Trump aide says Obama at fault in Russia threat

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The White House blamed President Barack Obama's administration Sunday for failing to tackle Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, sticking with a new strategy to fault President Donald Trump's predecessor for an issue currently facing the president. Continue reading...

Democrats to offer plan for economy

Subscriber onlyDemocrats have been losing elections by not offering voters a bold economic agenda, and the party plans to change that by releasing a platform within a month that won't be "baby steps," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said. Continue reading...

Trump to devote week to energy

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to promote surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas during a week of events to highlight the country’s growing energy production. Continue reading...

Arkansan on U.S. list for vote-system study

If picked, Dunn would help form report

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump, who accused his opponents of rigging the 2016 elections, wants a former Arkansas legislator to help analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the federal voting system. Continue reading...

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