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Politics Mitch McConnell

  • Even if the GOP health bill passes, Mitch McConnell must go

    Mitch McConnell has betrayed conservative and good government principles time and again.

  • Donald Trump speaking from the White House on June 20, 2017.

    Trump can't close a deal with Republicans on health care to save his life, writes Vox's Matt Yglesias.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to the media about plans to repeal and replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 27, 2017.

    The prospect of Republicans having to work with Democrats on fixing Obamacare is increasing.

  • 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.

  • Sen. Pay Toomey says CBO score 'nonesense' and GOP health care bill will move forward

    Sen. Pat Toomey, (R-Pa.), explains why he disputes the Congressional Budget Office score, and believes there is a path forward on health care reform. Obamacare is "failing," says Sen. Toomey.

  • 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. 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, 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...

  • President Donald Trump speaking at the White House in Washington, June 28, 2017.

    A day after the Senate GOP delayed voting on its health-care plan, Trump said that gathering support is "never easy."

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON, June 28- U.S. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn on Wednesday indicated Republican leaders want changes to their draft healthcare legislation completed this week so lawmakers could review the revised plan over next week's congressional recess.

  • President Donald Trump (C) gathers with Vice President Mike Pence (R) and Congressional Republicans in the Rose Garden of the White House after the House of Representatives approved the American Healthcare Act, to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with the Republican healthcare plan, in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2017.

    Donald Trump won the battle but the Republican Party won the war, says Vox's Ezra Klein.

  • TOKYO, June 28- Asian shares slumped on Wednesday after Wall Street was knocked hard in the wake of a delay to a U.S. healthcare reform vote, while the euro rallied after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted that the ECB could trim its stimulus this year. Financial spreadbetters see weaker openings for European markets, with Britain's FTSE 100,...

  • The delay put the future of a longtime top Republican priority in doubt amid concerns about the Senate bill from both moderate and conservative Republicans. With Democrats united in their opposition, Republicans can afford to lose only two votes among their own ranks in the Senate. At the White House meeting with most of the 52 Republican senators, Trump said it...

  • SINGAPORE, June 28- The euro stood tall near a 10- month high on Wednesday after the European Central Bank chief hinted the days of the ECB's aggressive stimulus are numbered, and as the dollar was pressured after a vote on U.S. healthcare legislation was delayed. The euro was fetching $1.1338, after surging 1.4 percent on Tuesday and scaling a high of around...