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  • WASHINGTON— The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek. Trump has said he wanted to see a 15 percent rate for corporations, but House Speaker Paul Ryan has...

  • Susan Collins' decision to oppose the GOP push to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul leaves the effort all but dead, with even party leaders conceding that their prospects are dismal. John Thune, the No. 3 GOP Senate leader, said Monday, after Collins joined a small but pivotal cluster of Republicans saying they're against the measure.

  • The debate in Congress is personal for many of those who gained coverage through Medicaid in the 31 states that expanded the program under former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Alan Purser, who lives in eastern Arkansas, credits expanded Medicaid with saving his life, after a routine doctor's visit ended with him being hospitalized and treated...

  • The bill's sweeping cut in funding to Medicaid, a program for low income citizens and disabled children, was her top reason for opposing the bill, said Collins, from the state of Maine where 20 percent of the population depend on the program. "To take a program that has been law for more than 50 years, and make those kinds of fundamental structural changes... and to do so...

  • A sweeping cut in funding to Medicaid, a program for low income citizens and disabled children, was the main reason for opposing the bill, she told reporters. "To take a program that has been law for more than 50 years, and make those kinds of fundamental structural changes... and to do so without having in depth hearings to evaluate the impact on our most vulnerable...

  • Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    Jim Cramer drills into the rally in oil stocks and his thoughts on potential M&A.

  • Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during a news conference on "the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal to reform healthcare" on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 13, 2017.

    Republican leaders have been unable for months to get 50 GOP senators to support a bill that would repeal and replace Obamacare.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate narrowly has confirmed President Donald Trump's choice for the National Labor Relations Board. By a vote of 49-47 on Monday, the Senate backed William Emanuel for the five-member board. He fills the last vacancy on the board and gives the GOP a majority.

  • Sept 25- The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed William Emanuel, a veteran management-side labor lawyer, to the National Labor Relations Board, giving the agency a Republican majority widely expected to roll back recent decisions that business groups have said favored unions. Emanuel, a partner with global labor-law firm Littler Mendelson, was confirmed 49-47 by...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (L) sits beside U.S. President Donald Trump during a leadership lunch at the White House in Washington.

    Jim Cramer unleashes on the White House and Congress for failing to deliver health care or tax reform in September.

  • *Protests break out at Capitol Hill hearing. WASHINGTON, Sept 25- Republican senators struggled to gather more support for a last-ditch attempt to repeal Obamacare on Monday despite revising funding provisions of their bill to make it more attractive to a handful of undecided lawmakers. In hopes of finding more backing, Republican senators leading the effort...

  • GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore, holding an article about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during the U.S. Senate candidate forum held by the Shelby County Republican Party in Pelham, Ala., on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.

    Bombastic conservative Christian candidate Roy Moore faces the appointed, business-backed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange.

  • *Protests break out at Capitol Hill hearing. A Senate Finance Committee hearing on the healthcare legislation on Monday was disrupted by protesters chanting "No cuts for Medicaid, save our liberty." Capitol Hill police removed the protesters, many in wheelchairs, from the hearing room.

  • *Protests break out at Capitol Hill hearing. A Senate Finance Committee hearing on the healthcare legislation on Monday was disrupted by protesters chanting "No cuts for Medicaid, save our liberty." Capitol Hill police removed the protesters, many in wheelchairs, from the hearing room.

  • *Protests break out at Capitol Hill hearing. In hopes of finding more backing, Republican senators leading the effort released a changed version of their bill that included a table showing some states where senators have been undecided, such as Alaska and Maine, would get more money. A Senate Finance Committee hearing on the healthcare legislation on Monday was...

  • *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. The Senate is up against a Saturday deadline for deciding the fate of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, as it is known formally. Republicans, who control the Senate 52-48, were finding it difficult even to clear that lower hurdle.

  • GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore speaks during a candidates' forum in Valley, Ala., on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.

    Alabama's Roy Moore would be a powerful antagonist to Mitch McConnell in the Senate, says Vox’s Jeff Stein.

  • *Senate Finance Committee to hold hearing Monday. *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. The Senate is up against a Saturday deadline for deciding the fate of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, because of an expiring rule that lets the Republican healthcare legislation pass with just a simple 51- vote majority, instead...

  • *Senate Finance Committee to hold hearing Monday. *Republican moderate worries about impact on Medicaid. Republican senators leading the effort plan to release a revised version of their bill that would send more money to Alaska and Maine, the states of two holdout senators, the Washington Post reported late on Sunday.

  • WASHINGTON— The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek. Trump has said he wanted to see a 15 percent rate for corporations, but House Speaker Paul Ryan has...