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Politics Barack Obama

  • In a joint statement on Saturday, major groups such as the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, America's Health Insurance Plans and the BlueCross BlueShield Association called on the Senate to reject the bill sponsored by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy. Bill Cassidy will defend the Republican "Obamacare" repeal bill...

  • Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a fatal blow given the party's slim Senate majority. With several other Republicans still undecided on the measure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier this week he intended to bring it to the Senate floor for a...

  • Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a fatal blow given the party's slim Senate majority. With several other Republicans still undecided on the measure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier this week he intended to bring it to the Senate floor for a...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- A panel of U.S. regulators decided after meeting on Friday to stick with its existing policy for stricter rules on a handful of large financial institutions it deems "systemically important." The Financial Stability Oversight Council convened Friday to potentially remove the label of "systemically important financial institution," which...

  • *North Korea rhetoric boosts safe-haven assets. Treasury and gold prices rose while the Japanese yen strengthened on Friday as a fresh exchange of barbs between North Korea and the United States fueled geopolitical concerns. "Increasing tensions with North Korea is putting a little bit of selling pressure on the dollar, especially against the Japanese yen,"...

  • *Investors shrug off latest North Korea rhetoric. NEW YORK, Sept 22- The S&P 500 closed slightly higher on Friday even though Apple was a drag, as worries about Washington's latest healthcare legislation proposal eased and investors shrugged off concerns about North Korea. "The removal of the healthcare overhang, the fact the North Korea market impact is...

  • Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a fatal blow given the party's slim Senate majority. With several other Republicans still undecided on the measure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier this week he intended to bring it to the Senate floor for a...

  • *North Korea rhetoric drives demand for safe-haven gold. Sept 22- U.S. stocks were down slightly in late afternoon trading on Friday as Apple weighed and investors eyed the progress of a healthcare bill in Washington on top of concerns about North Korea and the upcoming corporate earnings season. Since technology stocks have been responsible for much of the...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been planning to bring the bill to the Senate floor for a vote next week, setting up what would be another dramatic decision on a 2010 law that President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans have vowed to dismantle. Republicans have only a slim Senate majority and cannot afford to lose many votes on the bill, their...

  • John McCain for opposing Republican efforts to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law. John McCain and oppose the party's latest proposal to overhaul the health care system. Sanders is praising McCain's for using his "conscience" in opposing the plan, but says the struggle to stop the GOP bill is not over.

  • President Donald Trump participates in a congressional listening session with GOP members in the White House February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    The White House is trying to preserve Republican votes on tax reform, according senior administration officials and others.

  • John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. "I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried," McCain said of the bill,...

  • WASHINGTON— Who's right— President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None of them have really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill.

  • Lisa Murkowski, among a handful of GOP senators who've not said how they'll vote and whose backing party leaders desperately need. The language would shield Alaska from cuts the legislation would make in Medicaid by limiting spending to a specified amount per beneficiary under the health care program for the poor. And studies released by the nonpartisan...

  • With no Democratic support for the bill, Republicans remain a handful of votes short in the Senate, needing 50 votes in a 100- seat chamber they control 52-48, with Pence casting a potential tie-breaking vote. Senator Rand Paul opposes it and at least six others are undecided: John McCain, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Rob Portman and Jerry Moran.

  • WASHINGTON— Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who co-sponsored the legislation, according to analysts who've studied the legislation. Aides say the legislation is still changing as leaders hunt the 50...

  • U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks with his daughters Sasha (L) and Malia during the annual turkey pardoning ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House November 25, 2015 in Washington, DC

    "There are a lot of different ways to make a contribution."

  • Republicans need 50 votes to pass their latest healthcare overhaul plan before a Sept. 30 deadline in the Senate, where they hold a 52-48 majority. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell intends to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote next week. Senator Rand Paul opposes it and at least five others are undecided: Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, John McCain...

  • In the two months since Senate Republicans lost their initial attempt to scuttle President Barack Obama's statute, there's fresh evidence GOP voters are adamant that the party achieve its long-promised goal of dismantling that law. This includes conservative firebrand Roy Moore forcing a GOP primary runoff against Sen. Charles Grassley, R- Iowa, told Iowa...

  • President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in New York, September 18, 2017.

    President Donald Trump won't reveal yet whether he plans to "decertify" the Iran nuclear deal. But doing so could backfire against the US.