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  • WASHINGTON— House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. 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...

  • Nuclear explosion

    Gorsuch will almost certainly be confirmed one way or another, it's just a question of how, NBC News reports.

  • Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer

    The top U.S. Senate Democrat pledged to try to block the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

  • The two remaining Republicans in the Senate were absent and did not cast a vote. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate was overturning a regulation that "makes the internet an uneven playing field, increases complexity, discourages competition, innovation, and infrastructure investment." In a joint statement, Democratic members of the FCC and...

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., conduct a news conference at the RNC where they discussed the House Republican's new healthcare plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, March 8, 2017.

    Here's what you need to know about what the bill does and where it stands.

  • President Donald Trump and House of Representatives leaders pushed on Wednesday for votes for their plan to overhaul Obamacare and said they were making progress in their efforts to win over conservative Republicans who have demanded changes to the legislation. With a vote on the bill expected Thursday evening, members of the House Freedom Caucus, a...

  • With a vote on the bill scheduled for Thursday evening, members of the House Freedom Caucus, a conservative Republican faction, said they had been negotiating possible concessions from the White House. "I can tell you that we're making great progress," Mark Meadows, chairman of the Freedom Caucus, told reporters. Representative Steve King, a conservative who was...

  • The Senate will begin debate under a provision that allows Congress to repeal recently approved federal regulations, said Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Earlier this month, the FCC temporarily blocked the Obama data security rules from taking effect, a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc Comcast Corp and...

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday will take up a measure to repeal regulations adopted by the Obama administration to subject internet service providers to stricter scrutiny than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc to protect customers' private data. The Senate will begin debate under a provision that allows Congress to...

  • President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner in Washington, U.S., March 21, 2017.

    President Donald Trump warned House Republicans their jobs were on the line if they failed to back a GOP bill to upend the Affordable Care Act.

  • WASHINGTON, March 21- President Donald Trump tried to rally Republican lawmakers behind a plan to dismantle Obamacare on Tuesday as U.S. stock markets showed their worst one-day performance since the November election. In one of the few visits he has made to the U.S. Capitol since taking office two months ago, Trump told fellow Republicans in the House of...

  • WASHINGTON— As FBI Director James Comey was in the hot seat, being grilled on Russia's interference in the 2016 election, the White House was busy trolling him on Twitter. The episode resulted in a real-time fact-checking of President Donald Trump by the FBI director— an unprecedented moment that put a sharp focus on a pattern of misstatements and...

  • In one of the few visits he has made to the U.S. Capitol since taking office two months ago, Trump told fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives they would face "political problems" for opposing the bill that takes apart Obamacare and partially replaces it. While Republicans control both the House and Senate, the party's leaders face a difficult task in...

  • In one of the few visits he has made to the U.S. Capitol since taking office two months ago, Trump told fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives they would face "political problems" for opposing the bill that takes apart Obamacare and partially replaces it. While Republicans control both chambers of Congress, the party's leaders face a difficult task in...

  • 26 House Republicans won't support health care bill: NBC

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports the latest on the tug-of-war over the GOP health care bill.

  • WASHINGTON— The White House is instructing Cabinet heads and agency officials not to elaborate on President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts beyond what was in a relatively brief submission, a move Democrats decried as a gag order. Budget director Mick Mulvaney wrote in a memo late last week that until the full budget release in May, "all public comments of...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) (R-KY) speaks as Sen. John Barrasso (L) (R-WY) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R) (R-MO) look on during a news conference on Capitol Hill on March 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    In an interview, McConnell urged Republican congressmen not to be on the wrong side of history as proposed health care legislation approaches a vote.

  • "I would hate to be a Republican whose vote prevented us from keeping the commitment we've made to the American people for almost 10 years now" to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, the Kentucky Republican told Associated Press reporters and editors in an interview. McConnell also shot down prospects for President Donald...

  • WASHINGTON— Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next year's elections if they failed to back a GOP bill that would upend Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Trump huddled behind closed doors with rank-and-file Republicans just hours after GOP leaders unveiled...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center March 20, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky.

    President Donald Trump is deploying an outside and inside strategy to fulfill his campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare."