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  • 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...

  • Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, speaks at a campaign rally on September 25, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama.

    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.

  • *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.

  • *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.

  • *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.

  • *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.

  • *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.

  • *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.

  • *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.

  • *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, Sept 24- A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Senator Ted Cruz expressed his opposition and Senator Susan Collins dug in with strong criticism of the legislation. Two other Republican senators, John McCain and Rand Paul, already...