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  • 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.

  • WASHINGTON— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explored options for salvaging the battered Republican health care bill Wednesday but confronted an expanding chorus of GOP detractors, deepening the uncertainty over whether the party can resuscitate its bedrock promise to repeal President Barack Obama's overhaul. A day after McConnell, short of...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says "good progress" was made during a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Republican senators. Trump invited them to meet after McConnell decided to delay a vote on a Senate health care bill because there aren't enough votes to pass it. President Donald Trump says that if the health care bill fails to...

  • McConnell's tone was matter-of-fact, according those present, yet his action amounts to a stinging setback for the longtime Senate leader who had developed the legislation largely in secret as Trump hung back in deference. Now Trump seems likely to push into the discussion more directly, and he immediately invited Senate Republicans to the White House.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on the tax cuts, deficit reduction and lower premiums cited in a nonpartisan analysis of the Senate's health care bill, and making no mention of the 22 million more Americans who would be uninsured. He says Americans need relief from the "failed Obamacare law," and says the Senate will soon act on a bill to give...

  • WASHINGTON— Senate Republicans skeptical about a GOP health overhaul bill are expressing some doubt about holding a vote this week as they await a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. That's more than enough to torpedo the measure developed in private by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., and deliver a bitter defeat for...

  • BOSTON— The co-owner of a pharmacy responsible for the deaths of 76 people was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison after he tearfully apologized to victims who described watching their loved ones die or enduring excruciating physical pain from a 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroids. "I am so sorry for your...

  • WASHINGTON— Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard. Facing unanimous...

  • Now, facing an enormous challenge in the Senate on health care, Trump and his team are opting for a hands-off approach on legislation to dismantle the "Obamacare" law, instead putting their faith in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to deliver a legacy-defining victory. But the president is very supportive of the bill, " White House press secretary Sean...

  • Representative John Yarmuth, top Democrat on the House of Representatives Budget Committee, predicted Trump's promise to deliver the biggest tax reform since Ronald Reagan would have to be scaled back if the Republican-controlled Senate fails next week to adopt legislation dismantling Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act.

  • And we'll see if we can take care of that, "Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday, calling the group of conservative lawmakers" four very good people. " Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

  • And we'll see if we can take care of that, "Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday, calling the group of conservative lawmakers" four very good people. " Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

  • And we'll see if we can take care of that, "Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday, calling the group of conservative lawmakers" four very good people. " Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

  • And we'll see if we can take care of that, "Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday, calling the group of conservative lawmakers" four very good people. " Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

  • And we'll see if we can take care of that, "Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday, calling the group of conservative lawmakers" four very good people. " Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

  • And we'll see if we can take care of that, "Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday, calling the group of conservative lawmakers" four very good people. " Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

  • And we'll see if we can take care of that, "Trump said in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday, calling the group of conservative lawmakers" four very good people. " Trump earlier indicated changes may be in store for the proposal unveiled by Senate Republicans on Thursday to replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

  • Now comes his next challenge— persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that would be shattering for President Donald Trump and the GOP. "I am very supportive of the Senate# HealthcareBill. Shortly after the 142- page bill was distributed, more than a half-dozen GOP lawmakers signaled concerns or initial opposition.

  • Even CEOs have to start somewhere. At a time when a smaller proportion of teens are working summer jobs, some of today's corporate chief executives reminisced to The Associated Press about what they did and what they learned in their earliest jobs. Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison worked three summers as a phone operator.

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics says the bill would hurt children by scaling back Medicaid. America's Essential Hospitals says the version the Senate released Thursday might lead to hospitals reducing services or closing. The American Medical Association is still reviewing the plan, but says it strongly opposes limits on Medicaid spending.