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These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push

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These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push

- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week. These lawmakers range from moderate to conservative Republicans, and include senators who were just re-elected and a couple facing tough re-election fights

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Scant global confidence in Trump on foreign affairs

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Scant global confidence in Trump on foreign affairs

- WASHINGTON The reviews from around the globe are in and they show scant confidence outside the United States in President Donald Trump's ability to do the right thing on international affairs, with fewer than 3 in 10 respondents expressing confidence, according to a Pew Research Center survey of attitudes toward Trump in more than three dozen countries. Most of those surveyed also disapprove of Trump's major policies, including his promise to erect a physical wall along the border between the U

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White House: Syria Could be Preparing Another Chemical Weapons Attack

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White House: Syria Could be Preparing Another Chemical Weapons Attack

- The White House has warned there are “potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack” by the Syrian regime and told the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, he would face a “heavy price” if one is carried out. The announcement comes amid rising tensions in Syria between the US-led coalition and Russia, which is backing the Assad regime. The US launched a fierce riposte in the aftermath of the chemical attack launched by Assad’s forces in April — which was condemned across the world — and says it will not hesitate to take action should another similar strike take place

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Senate health care state of play: 'Hanging by a thread'

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Senate health care state of play: 'Hanging by a thread'

- GOP leaders lack the votes to move forward on health care -- for now Moderate and conservative senators are objecting Washington (CNN)Tuesday is another critical day for the Senate health care bill as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Mike Pence have a power lunch of sorts with their fellow Republicans to determine the way forward. Here's the state of play as of Tuesday morning

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White House tells ‘Obamacare victims’ that ‘help is on the way’ amid Senate push

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White House tells ‘Obamacare victims’ that ‘help is on the way’ amid Senate push

- The event came amid questions about just how much the White House supports the Senate health care bill, which was largely authored by the office of GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Experts say the bill would cut Medicaid and raise deductibles, which would violate Trump’s campaign promises. This has led more moderate Republicans to hedge on whether they will back the legislation

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Opposition mounts over Republican healthcare bill

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Opposition mounts over Republican healthcare bill

- Opposition within the Republican party is growing against its own healthcare bill. According to lawmakers, the resistance is coming after the non-partisan Congressional budget office released its latest report painting a bleak picture of the impact of the bill. Senate Republicans are scrambling because three of their senators are threatening to vote "no." They can only afford two of them to vote it down in order for it to pass

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The Latest: Iranians brush off US travel ban

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The Latest: Iranians brush off US travel ban

- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local): Iranians at Tehran's international airport say they don't expect to encounter any difficulties traveling to the United States despite the Supreme Court's partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump's travel ban. The Iranian government did not immediately comment on the ban, which would apply to Iran and five other Muslim-majority countries

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US Republican leaders work to buoy Senate healthcare bill

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US Republican leaders work to buoy Senate healthcare bill

- WASHINGTON: Republican leaders are in a frenzied push to shore up support for a healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate after a non-partisan congressional office said on Monday it would cause 22 million Americans to lose insurance over the next decade. Vice President Mike Pence is expected to travel to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to join Senate Republicans for a policy lunch before hosting a key conservative senator for dinner

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These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push

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These senators will make or break the GOP's health care push

- WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare" is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week. These lawmakers range from moderate to conservative Republicans, and include senators who were just re-elected and a couple facing tough re-election fights

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These Are the GOP Senators Who Will Make or Break Trump's Health Care Push

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These Are the GOP Senators Who Will Make or Break Trump's Health Care Push

- (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump's campaign promise to repeal and replace " Obamacare " is now in the hands of a key group of GOP senators who are opposing —or not yet supporting — legislation Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing to bring to a vote this week. These lawmakers range from moderate to conservative Republicans, and include senators who were just re-elected and a couple facing tough re-election fights

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White House warns Syria’s Assad against chemical attack

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White House warns Syria’s Assad against chemical attack

- WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House issued a stern warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday night as it claimed “potential” evidence that Syria was preparing for another chemical weapons attack. In an ominous statement issued with no supporting evidence or further explanation, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the U.S. had “identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children

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Modi dodges notorious Trump handshake with a hug

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Modi dodges notorious Trump handshake with a hug

- Donald Trump greeted with hug from Narendra Modi on Indian Prime Minister's White House visit So much for handshakes. President Donald Trump found out Monday that India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a hugger. Mr Modi swooped in for two big bear hugs with the US President during their joint statements in the Rose Garden, wrapping his arms around Mr Trump's midsection and ending their first embrace with a lingering handshake that stretched the President's arm between their two lecterns

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Senate GOP health care bill would leave 22M more people uninsured by 2026

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Senate GOP health care bill would leave 22M more people uninsured by 2026

- WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans' bill to erase major parts of the Affordable Care Act would cause an estimated 22 million more Americans to be uninsured in the coming decade - about 1 million fewer than similar legislation recently passed by the House, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The forecast issued Monday by Congress' nonpartisan budget scorekeepers also estimates that the Senate measure, drafted in secret mainly by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and aides, would reduce federal spending by $321 billion by 2026 - compared with $119 billion for the House's version

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CBO: 22 million more uninsured by 2026 under Senate health bill released last week

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CBO: 22 million more uninsured by 2026 under Senate health bill released last week

- The Senate Republican health care bill would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured in 2026 than under President Barack Obama's health care law, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday, in a blow to GOP leaders' hopes of pushing the plan through the chamber this week. Related Content The CBO coverage estimates pose yet another problem for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky

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White House warns of 'heavy price' if Syria launches another chemical weapons attack | New Hampshire

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White House warns of 'heavy price' if Syria launches another chemical weapons attack | New Hampshire

- Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad greets his supporters during Eid al-Fitr prayers at a mosque in Hama, in this handout picture provided by SANA on Sunday. (SANA/Handout via REUTERS) WASHINGTON — The White House said on Monday it appears the Syrian government is preparing for another chemical weapons attack and it warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he and his military would “pay a heavy price” if it conducts such an attack

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White House says Assad may be preparing chemical attack - | WBTV Charlotte

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White House says Assad may be preparing chemical attack - | WBTV Charlotte

- WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says it has found "potential" evidence that Syria is preparing for another chemical weapons attack. Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued an ominous statement Monday evening that says the U.S. "has identified potential preparations" for another chemical attack by the Assad government that it says "would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children

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Trump, Modi call on Pakistan to stem terror attacks

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Trump, Modi call on Pakistan to stem terror attacks

- Washington: President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countries, the White House said in a statement. The two leaders, who held a meeting at the White House on Monday, also “called on all nations to resolve territorial and maritime disputes peacefully and in accordance with international law,” the statement said

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White House sends Wray nomination for FBI head to Senate

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White House sends Wray nomination for FBI head to Senate

- rump tweeted earlier this month that he planned to nominate Wray Wray represented Gov. Chris Christie during the "Bridgegate" investigation Nearly three weeks after President Donald Trump broke the news of his pick for a new FBI director on Twitter, the White House announced Monday that it has sent Christopher Wray's nomination to the Senate for confirmation. rump tweeted earlier this month that he planned to nominate Wray, a white-collar defense lawyer and former federal prosecutor, and the White House put out a formal statement hours later, calling him an "impeccably qualified individual

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Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections
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Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visits Netherlands, Meets PM Mark Rutte
Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visits Netherlands, Meets PM Mark Rutte Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Netherlands, the final destination of his three-nation tour which also included a two-day visit to the United States. In US, Mr Modi held bilateral talks with President Donald Trump, who described the Prime Minister as a "true friend". This was Mr Modi's first official meeting with Mr Trump. In Netherlands, PM Modi held talks with his counterpart Mark Rutte at the latter's official residence of Catshuis in Amsterdam   Read More ...
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White House suspects Syria is preparing for another chemical attack
White House suspects Syria is preparing for another chemical attack The White House announced Monday night that it sees signs that the Syrian government is preparing to launch another chemical weapons attack in its war against insurgents. The White House press office released this statement: "The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children   Read More ...
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India, US committed to achieving full potential of nuclear cooperation: White House
India and the US are committed to realising the full potential of their commercial civil nuclear cooperation and strengthen their relationship in the energy sector, the White House said after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden meeting with President Donald Trump. “The United States and India are committed to realising commercial civil nuclear cooperation, in particular through a contract for six Westinghouse Electric AP-1000 nuclear reactors to be built in Andhra Pradesh, India,” the White House said in a statement   Read More ...
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Serbia's openly gay premier to head pro-Russian government
Serbia's openly gay premier to head pro-Russian government BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's future prime minister has proposed a staunchly pro-Russian official as the defense minister, damping hopes in the West that her nomination signals a shift away from Moscow's influence. State TV says Prime Minister-designate Ana Brnabic on Tuesday proposed a list of cabinet ministers for adoption by parliament. It includes Aleksandar Vulin, a former labor minister, to head the defense ministry   Read More ...
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UN envoy: Up to Cyprus leaders to make most of peace summit
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A United Nations envoy says Cyprus' rival leaders have to step up, take responsibility and make the best of a peace summit aiming at a breakthrough deal reunifying the ethnically divided island. Espen Barth Eide told a news conference Tuesday that both sides have rejected a U.N. document intended to steer talks at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana   Read More ...
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Senate leaders scramble to save health bill
Senate leaders scramble to save health bill Washington — Senate leaders scrambled Tuesday to rescue their health care bill, in deepening jeopardy as opposition from rebellious Republicans intensified. The defections loomed as Congress’ nonpartisan budget referee said the measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama’s law. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was hoping to staunch his party’s rebellion, a day after the Congressional Budget Office released its report   Read More ...
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Rhode Island Senate takes up $9.2B budget plan
Rhode Island Senate takes up $9.2B budget plan PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A $9.2 billion budget plan for Rhode Island’s upcoming fiscal year is moving to the state Senate after being approved last week by the state House of Representatives. The Senate Finance Committee will take up the plan Tuesday, and could vote to send it to the full Senate later this week. The proposal includes tax relief for car owners, a pilot program for tuition-free community college, and general government cuts and some one-time measures to close a $134 million shortfall   Read More ...
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Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections
Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders scrambled Tuesday to rescue their health care bill, in deepening jeopardy as opposition from rebellious Republicans intensified. The defections loomed as Congress' nonpartisan budget referee said the measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama's law. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was hoping to staunch his party's rebellion, a day after the Congressional Budget Office released its report   Read More ...
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Opposition mounts over Republican healthcare bill
Opposition mounts over Republican healthcare bill Opposition within the Republican party is growing against its own healthcare bill. According to lawmakers, the resistance is coming after the non-partisan Congressional budget office released its latest report painting a bleak picture of the impact of the bill. Senate Republicans are scrambling because three of their senators are threatening to vote "no." They can only afford two of them to vote it down in order for it to pass   Read More ...
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Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections - | WBTV Charlotte
Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections - | WBTV Charlotte By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate leaders scrambled Tuesday to rescue their health care bill, in deepening jeopardy as opposition from rebellious Republicans intensified. The defections loomed as Congress' nonpartisan budget referee said the measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama's law. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was hoping to staunch his party's rebellion, a day after the Congressional Budget Office released its report   Read More ...
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Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections
Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate leaders scrambled Tuesday to rescue their health care bill, in deepening jeopardy as opposition from rebellious Republicans intensified. The defections loomed as Congress' nonpartisan budget referee said the measure would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026 than President Barack Obama's law. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was hoping to staunch his party's rebellion, a day after the Congressional Budget Office released its report   Read More ...
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