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Trump says Republicans 'have the votes' to repeal Obamacare
In two separate appearances today, President Trump claimed Republicans have the votes to repeal and replace Obamacare - despite a vote on the bill being derailed this week after enough senators publicly voiced their opposition. The president first made this claim while speaking with reporters on
Republicans Resist Calls to Approve Zika Funding
Top Republicans reviewing the Obama administration’s request for $1.9 billion in funding to fight the Zika virus say they need more answers from the administration before signing off on the measure. “We're working with them on it to figure out the exact right amount of money, how's it going to be
Arizona Senator's Convoy Charged by Elephants During Trip About Poaching
Apparently elephants aren't big fans of diplomacy. At least that's what Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake discovered on a trip last week to learn more about wildlife trafficking. Flake and several other senators were on a trip to Mozambique , Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to see some of the effects of
Leaders Content to Leave Confederate Statues in US Capitol Despite Flag Uproar
Despite a growing chorus of calls to remove the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina Capitol and the Mississippi flag, nearly a dozen statues of Confederate leaders and those associated with the movement are still standing in the U.S. Capitol building. And several Southern lawmakers say
Senators Fight Over Controversial Catfish Inspection Program
The Senate has served up a new ingredient in the debate over President Obama's trade bill -- catfish. Senators are at odds over whether a USDA catfish inspection program should be repealed as part of the bill that would provide Obama with the "fast-track" authority to negotiate trade deals with
What Gwyneth Paltrow Has to Do With Saving the Senate for Democrats
Hollywood and politics go together like Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The close ties will be on full display tonight when Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow hosts President Obama at a star-studded DNC fundraiser and dinner at her Los Angeles home. Candidates of both parties might...
Ebola Experts Testify Before Senate Panel
Senate hears testimony as the White House announces plan to aid in fight against deadly virus in West Africa.
The Note: Obama Prepares NATO Pitch
By John R. Parkinson (jparkABC) NOTABLES OBAMA JETS TO ESTONIA: President Obama heads to Europe today, first stopping off in Estonia where the president there wants to establish a permanent NATO base. This week, Obama will to try to build an international coalition in the...
Mississippi Judge Rejects Bid to Overturn GOP Runoff Results
A Mississippi judge threw out a lawsuit today filed by Senate candidate Chris McDaniel, who wanted to overturn Senator Thad Cochran’s narrow victory in their June primary runoff. Judge Hollis McGehee ruled that McDaniel failed to file the challenge within the 20-day period required by...