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Politics Barack Obama

  • It was an epic, damaging, self-inflicted collapse that smothered the GOP effort. It represented the culmination of seven years of unsuccessful GOP attempts to craft a replacement bill the party could rally behind— a unity that ended up eluding them. With President Donald Trump serving alongside a Congress controlled by the GOP, the bill was the party's first...

  • March 24- President Donald Trump on Friday was dealt his biggest blow since taking office just over two months ago when House Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system. Throughout his presidential campaign and since taking office, Trump had repeatedly vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare, the signature domestic...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday acknowledged the unthinkable for a Republican leader: he could not deliver the votes to repeal and replace Obamacare, even though he and his fellow Republicans had vowed to do so for seven years. Nevertheless, Ryan's job did not seem to be under immediate threat, at least not in the House of Representatives...

  • For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives that there was enough Republican support. It brings into question the neophyte presidents ability to move...

  • For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives that there was enough Republican support. It brings into question the neophyte presidents ability to move...

  • For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives that there was enough Republican support. It brings into question the neophyte presidents ability to move...

  • For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives that there was enough Republican support. It brings into question the neophyte presidents ability to move...

  • For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives that there was enough Republican support. It brings into question the neophyte presidents ability to move...

  • For President Donald Trump, the collapse on Friday of his first legislative priority, a healthcare reform bill, was an embarrassing loss of face after he and his administration insisted up until the time of the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives that there was enough Republican support. It brings into question the neophyte presidents ability to move...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. House of Representatives leaders yanked the bill after a rebellion by...

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan departs after delivering remarks and taking questions at a press conference at the U.S. Capitol after President Trump's healthcare bill was pulled from the floor of the House of Representatives March 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    As with health care, tax reform will pit powerful constituencies against one another within the party, Politico's Ben White says.

  • WASHINGTON/ CALGARY, Alberta, March 24- U.S. "We've got some work to do in Nebraska to get our permits there," Girling replied. Trump announced the presidential permit for Keystone XL at the White House with Girling and Sean McGarvey, president of North America's Building Trades Unions, standing nearby.

  • Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled the legislation due to a shortage of votes despite desperate lobbying by the White House and its allies in Congress, ensuring that Trump's first major legislative initiative since taking office on Jan. 20 ended in failure. We learned a lot about the vote-getting process, "Trump told reporters at the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled the...

  • WASHINGTON— House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. The episode is a danger point for the relationship between Trump and Ryan, who had an awkward pairing during the campaign but worked in tandem on the GOP health measure. With a Republican in the White House, passage seemed almost guaranteed.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- New orders for U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in February, but a surge in shipments amid demand for machinery and electrical equipment supported expectations for an acceleration in business investment in the first quarter. "The evidence is building that manufacturing activity is on something of an upswing and that capital...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system from consideration on Friday due to a shortage of votes despite desperate lobbying by the White House and its allies in Congress, dealing a stiff setback to President Donald Trump. The White House and House leaders were unable to...

  • Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan with President Donald Trump.

    Here's a running list of things President Trump and Republican Speaker Paul Ryan have said about Obamacare.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system from consideration on Friday due to a shortage of votes, despite desperate lobbying by the White House and its allies in Congress, dealing a stiff setback to President Donald Trump. Amid a chaotic scramble for votes, House of...

  • Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge (C), Texas Governor Greg Abbott (L) and assistant to the president for intra-governmental and technology initiatives Reed Cordish speak to reporters after their meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, March 24, 2017.

    The president praised a 2015 plan by cable company Charter Communications to hire 20,000 American call center workers.