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  • WASHINGTON, July 14- President Donald Trump turned up the heat on Friday on fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate to pass a bill dismantling the Obamacare law, but with their retooled healthcare plan drawing fire within the party even one more defection would doom it. Republicans control the Senate by a 52-48 margin and cannot afford to lose more than two from...

  • Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) speaks with reporters about the Senate health care bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 12, 2017.

    On health care reform. Republicans are looking for at least 50 votes to pass Obamacare overhaul, Vox reports.

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- President Donald Trump prodded Republican Senators on Friday to work harder to make good on their promise to repeal Obamacare after the latest Republican healthcare plan ran into significant opposition that threatened to doom the proposal. Writing on Twitter from Paris, where he was a guest of honor in Bastille Day celebrations, Trump...

  • Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) (C) is surrounded by members of the media after she viewed the details of a new health care bill July 13, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Senate Republican leaders released on Thursday a revised plan that drew criticism from senators on both sides of the political divide within the Republican party.

  • The new legislation changes how much money states that expanded their Medicaid programs for the poor last year would get. Democrats say Louisiana, Alaska and Montana would gain from the changes. He needs to nail down 50 of the 52 GOP senators' votes so he can push the measure through his chamber next week.

  • WASHINGTON— If congressional Republicans succeed in repealing and replacing the Obama-era health law, expect a big Rose Garden celebration with President Donald Trump taking credit. Trump has already indicated he will hold Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell responsible, setting up an intraparty blame game that could be devastating for the GOP.

  • There's also an additional $45 billion to help states confronting the opioid epidemic. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R- Ky., would keep in place Medicaid cuts that GOP governors and Senate moderates have objected to. The bill would add another $70 billion to a market stability fund of $112 billion in the original Senate bill.

  • *Global stocks hit all-time high; Asia ex- Japan, Nikkei rise. European stocks are set for a flat to higher open, with spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting Germany's DAX to open little changed, Britain's FTSE 100 to start the day up 0.1 percent and France's CAC 40 to rise 0.2 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan advanced 0.2 percent to...

  • *Global stocks hit all-time high; Asia ex- Japan, Nikkei rise. SINGAPORE, July 14- Global stocks scaled record highs on Friday, with Asian equities rising for the fifth straight session, as signs the Federal Reserve will pursue a gradual rate tightening path and hopes of a strong earnings season lifted appetite for risk assets. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • *Global stocks open at all-time high; Asia ex- Japan, Nikkei rise. SINGAPORE, July 14- Global stocks scaled record highs on Friday, with Asian equities rising for the fifth straight session, as signs the Federal Reserve will pursue a gradual rate tightening path and hopes of a strong earnings season lifted appetite for risk assets. MSCI's broadest index of...

  • *McConnell plans vote on Senate floor next week. But the immediate outcry illustrated the difficult political terrain that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must navigate. He is under pressure by President Donald Trump to pass a healthcare bill and make good on Republicans' seven-year mission to gut Democratic former President Barack Obama's...

  • *McConnell plans vote on Senate floor next week. But the immediate outcry illustrated the difficult political terrain that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must navigate. He is under pressure by President Donald Trump to pass a healthcare bill and make good on Republicans' seven-year mission to gut Democratic former President Barack Obama's...

  • *McConnell plans vote on Senate floor next week. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pushed hard by President Donald Trump to pass a healthcare bill and make good on Republicans' seven-year mission to gut Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement, is walking a tightrope. Several senators said they had concerns...

  • The new version of the bill did little to assuage concerns of moderate Republicans, who worried that its deep cuts to Medicaid would harm their most vulnerable residents. The Senate added a number of changes to the bill in an attempt to win more support. Senior Republican Senate aides said the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office would assess a version of...

  • July 13- Wall Street rose modestly on Thursday afternoon, helped by gains in financials ahead of profit reports from several big U.S. banks Friday. The S&P 500 healthcare index was up 0.23 percent, showing little reaction to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's unveiling of a revised healthcare bill. "Even if this bill is passed, there will be multiple...

  • WASHINGTON, July 13- Senate Republican leaders, aiming to salvage efforts backed by President Donald Trump to dismantle the Obamacare law, unveiled on Thursday revised legislation that lets insurers sell cheap, bare-bones healthcare policies and retains key taxes on the wealthy. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, known as a skillful tactician,...

  • NBC: Sen. Rand Paul a

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche report the latest on the health-care draft bill discusses by GOP senators in Sen. Mitch McConnell's office earlier.

  • Rand Paul sounds ready to kill the Senate health-care bill

    Vox writer Dylan Scott says Rand Paul sounds ready to back his words up and vote against the GOP health-care bill.

  • U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, known as a skillful tactician, released the updated legislation in a bid to unite disparate Republican factions and make good on his party's seven-year mission to gut Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement. The proposal replaces an earlier one that deeply divided Trump's...

  • Obamacare is 'a ticking time bomb': Sen. McConnell

    Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks on the floor of Congress about health care and the failures on Obamacare.