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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The U.S. Congress was wrestling with healthcare again on Tuesday, as lawmakers from both parties considered some approaches beyond simply repealing and replacing Obamacare. Republicans' last attempt in July to overturn former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law fell one short in the Senate in a humiliating...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell voiced doubt on Tuesday that the U.S. debt ceiling would be eliminated permanently, an idea floated by Democrats and embraced by Republican President Donald Trump last week. "And getting Congress to give up a tool like that would probably be quite a challenging undertaking." Congress must...

  • *White House, Republican lawmakers haven't devised tax plan. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday cast doubt on President Donald Trump's goal of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, even as the president moved to inject new urgency into a sluggish effort in Congress to lower taxes. But neither the administration nor the Republicans who...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell comments on linking of the debt ceiling and government spending into one bill.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said he does not think the debt ceiling limit would be eliminated permanently, an idea floated by Democrats and embraced by Republican President Donald Trump last week. "And getting Congress to give up a tool like that would probably be quite a challenging undertaking." Trump voiced support on...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday cast doubt on President Donald Trump's goal of cutting the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, even as the president moved to inject new urgency into a sluggish effort in Congress to lower taxes. Republicans in Congress have yet to agree on a tax plan, despite months of high-level discussions. Senator Joe Manchin of...

  • Donald Trump meets with House Speaker Paul Ryan.

    Trump's deals with Democrats and Bannon's threats are signs that the hostile takeover of the GOP is just getting started, says National Review's Jonathan S. Tobin.

  • Steve Bannon

    Steve Bannon, executive chairman at Breitbart News, has pledged to "go to war" for Trump against his opponents, USA Today reports.

  • We'll share it at that time, " Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, a member of the" Big Six "tax reform policymakers, told reporters. The timeline suggests that members of Congress may not get a look at the emerging tax reform plan until the last week of September at the earliest. As recently as Friday, House Republicans had said they expected to learn as...

  • White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers questions at a White House briefing September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    The White House pushed back against Steve Bannon's stinging criticism of President Donald Trump.

  • Bannon interview is a wake-up call for the GOP

    Steve Bannon's "60 Minutes" interview is a slap in the fact to Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and the rest of the GOP, says Jake Novak.

  • *Congress to address fiscal issues again in December. The bill, approved in a 316-90 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives, had drawn criticism from some conservative members of Congress. He has frequently criticized Senate leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, and his deal on Wednesday with Democratic congressional leaders Senator Chuck...

  • *Congress to address fiscal issues again in December. The bill, approved in a 316-90 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives, had drawn criticism from some conservative members of Congress. He has frequently criticized Senate leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan and his deal on Wednesday with Democratic congressional leaders Senator Chuck...

  • *Congress to address fiscal issues again in December. The bill, approved in a 316-90 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives, had ignited criticism of Trump from some conservative members of Congress. He has frequently criticized Senate leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan and his deal on Wednesday with Democratic congressional leaders...

  • *Congress to address fiscal issues again in December. The bill, approved in a 316-90 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives, had ignited criticism of Trump from some conservative members of Congress. He has frequently criticized Senate leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan and his deal on Wednesday with Democratic congressional leaders...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 8- JPMorgan Chase& Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon is starting to look like Corporate America's shadow president. The 61- year-old banker has made more than a dozen trips to Washington so far this year to press a broad agenda with a range of influential policymakers, people who attended the meetings or are familiar with his schedule said.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 8- JPMorgan Chase& Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon is starting to look like Corporate America's shadow president. The 61- year-old banker has made more than a dozen trips to Washington so far this year to press a broad agenda with a range of influential policymakers, people who attended the meetings or are familiar with his schedule said.

  • President Donald Trump meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (2nd L), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (2nd R), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R) and other congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2017.

    Trump may be taking a page out of Arnold Schwarzenegger's playbook with his deal with Democrats but that could prove dangerous, says National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru.

  • *Senate passes disaster aid, fiscal package; sends to House. WASHINGTON, Sept 7- President Donald Trump on Thursday embraced a suggestion from the Senate's top Democrat to end congressional battles over the U.S. debt ceiling, a day after he stunned fellow Republicans by striking a major budget deal with the opposition party. The Senate voted 80-17 to approve the...

  • President Donald Trump meets with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other Republican congressional leaders about tax reform at the White House in Washington, DC, September 5, 2017.

    Odds are falling that Republicans can achieve their last best hope of a 2017 policy breakthrough with major tax reform