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Politics Barack Obama

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, conduct a news conference after the Senate Policy Luncheons on June 6, 2017.

    The top Senate Republican struggled to salvage major health-care legislation sought by President Trump.

  • WASHINGTON— Senate Republicans' struggle to pass a health care bill is jeopardizing another one of President Donald Trump's top priorities: overhauling America's tax system. A day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., delayed a vote on a bill to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama's health law, questions lingered about whether congressional...

  • WASHINGTON— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is exploring options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill, even as he confronts an expanding chorus of GOP detractors. A day after McConnell, short of votes, unexpectedly abandoned plans to whisk the measure through his chamber this week, fresh GOP critics popped forward.

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The top U.S. Senate Republican struggled on Wednesday to salvage major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump, meeting privately with a parade of skeptical senators as critics within the party urged substantial changes. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday abandoned plans to seek passage of it this week...

  • The White House said Trump would name Brendan Carr, a Republican who previously served as an adviser to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, to an open seat. Carr currently is general counsel at the FCC and also has worked at the Wiley Rein LLP law firm. Earlier this month, Trump nominated Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, to another open seat at the FCC.

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The top U.S. Senate Republican struggled on Wednesday to salvage major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump, meeting privately with a parade of skeptical senators as critics within the party urged substantial changes. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday abandoned plans to seek passage of it this week...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- The top U.S. Senate Republican struggled on Wednesday to salvage major healthcare legislation sought by President Donald Trump, meeting privately with a parade of skeptical senators as critics within the party urged substantial changes. Acknowledging demands from fellow Republicans for increased input into retooling the...

  • WASHINGTON— It was a platform most politicians can only hope for: A captivated, 6,000- person crowd and more than an hour of live, prime-time television coverage to hype the Republican vision for a new health care system. Bob Corker, R- Tenn. "But I'd let Mitch handle it," he continued, referring to the lead role Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has played thus far.

  • Those allowed to raise dividends or repurchase shares include the four biggest U.S. banks— JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo. Capital One's plan only got conditional approval and it has six months to revise it. They included a doubling of Citigroup's dividend, a 60 percent dividend increase by Bank of America and a 12 percent hike for...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- 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 "surprise" was yet to come. In a big hit to a seven-year quest to undo Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- Senate Republican leaders faced calls from critics within the party on Wednesday for substantial changes, rather than mere tinkering, to a major healthcare bill if they are to salvage their effort to repeal major parts of the Obamacare law. In a big setback to the seven-year Republican quest to undo Democratic former President Barack...

  • Premiums under the Senate bill would average about 30 percent lower in a few years, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said in its analysis this week. Also, the GOP would give lower-income people less financial help from the government, which means many might not be able to afford coverage. Lower-income people get less assistance with premiums in the...

  • The Senate Intelligence Committee has a deal to get former FBI Director James Comey's memos of his conversations with President Donald Trump. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the panel. Details from some memos were made public in news media accounts in the days after he was fired, and Comey himself detailed his conversations with Trump at a Senate...

  • June 28- Southwest Airlines Co said it would reduce the number of flights to Cuba, joining other U.S. airlines, as President Donald Trump's Cuba policy continues to restrict Americans traveling to the country. The airline will stop flying to Varadero and Santa Clara in Cuba on Sept. 4 and has applied with the U.S. Department of Transportation for another daily...

  • President Donald Trump holds up a signed executive order on implementing an America-first offshore energy strategy in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, April 28, 2017.

    The Trump White House is casting "energy dominance" as a break with the Obama era, but little has changed in terms of energy export policy.

  • One witness, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO, criticized both former President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump for not doing more to publicize the problem and combat it. "I do think that it's time for Congress and not the president to lead the response to Russia's cyberattack on the United States," said Nicholas Burns, who worked as NATO ambassador...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- 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 former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

  • Acknowledging demands from fellow Republicans for more input into retooling the legislation, McConnell said on the Senate floor, "Senators will have more opportunities to offer their thoughts as we work toward an agreement." With Democrats unified against it and Republicans controlling the Senate by a slim 52-48 margin, McConnell can afford to lose only two...

  • Acknowledging demands from fellow Republicans for more input into retooling the legislation, McConnell said on the Senate floor, "Senators will have more opportunities to offer their thoughts as we work toward an agreement." With Democrats unified against it and Republicans controlling the Senate by a slim 52-48 margin, McConnell can afford to lose only two...

  • Acknowledging demands from fellow Republicans for more input into retooling the legislation, McConnell said on the Senate floor, "Senators will have more opportunities to offer their thoughts as we work toward an agreement." With Democrats unified against it and Republicans controlling the Senate by a slim 52-48 margin, McConnell can afford to lose only two...