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The Note: Republicans say 'trust us' on health care, but can you?
THE TAKE with ABC News' MaryAlice Parks Sen. Bill Cassidy insists his bill passes " the Kimmel test ," but health care experts resoundingly disagree. Policy wonks from universities, think tanks and insurance groups were quoted in article after article yesterday, explaining that states could get
Sen . Chris Van Hollen confident Dems will invest in Alabama's heated senate race
Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., expressed confidence in the Democratic party's position in the upcoming Alabama senate race, where he said there is a “full-blown Republican civil, political war.” “We all know it’s Alabama. That’s been tough territory for Democrats and no one is kidding themselves how
APNewsBreak: US nixes proposal to let Turkey guards buy guns
The Trump administration is withdrawing a proposal to let Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security guards buy $1.2 million in U.S.-made weapons following violence against protesters during Erdogan's visit to Washington this spring
Deported soccer player 'one of the best in the country,' according to coach
Nineteen-year-old Lizandro Claros Saravia, a rising soccer star who was recently deported to his native El Salvador , was one of the best players at his position in the entire country, according to his coach. "He just has a rare natural sense for defending -- something you rarely see in youth
U.S. will not respond to Russian 'threats,' but says talks ongoing
While the U.S. and Russia exchange some tough words, the two countries are taking steps to work through their issues -- including an ongoing discussion of Russian access to two diplomatic compounds in the U.S. The Russian Foreign Ministry demanded those compounds be returned Thursday, or else the
Senior State Dept. official heading to Russia to talk 'irritants'
A senior U.S. State Department official will head to Russia on June 23 to meet with his Russian counterpart, part of an ongoing dialogue meant to solve “irritants” in the relationship between the two countries. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Tom Shannon will meet with Deputy Foreign
The Note: The Comey chaos
NOTABLES --ANALYSIS - ABC’s RICK KLEIN : The images speak louder than the angry words exchanged inside the Trump White House. Among U.S. officials, the wake of James Comey’s firing has brought accusations, recriminations and even threats of resignations. On the Russian side, the Russian foreign
Rep. Van Hollen on Comey firing: Rosenstein 'was used by the White House'
President Donald Trump fired James Comey on Tuesday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote letters to the president earlier in the day recommending he be dismissed. But Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland -- who introduced Rosenstein during his Senate
Reactions to FBI Director James Comey's firing are mixed
Following President Donald Trump 's firing Tuesday of FBI Director James Comey, a number of political figures spoke out, with reactions spanning the spectrum, from approval to suspicion. Here are the major reactions and questions raised by figures from both sides of the aisle. Democrats ask: Is
Republicans dismiss Trump's ambitious budget blueprint
President Trump's first White House budget received a chilly reception from many Republicans on Capitol Hill today, as appropriators and defense hawks questioned the blueprint's dramatic cuts to domestic spending and foreign aid. The blueprint, a discretionary spending wishlist for 2018 released by