Four Republican senators say they cannot support healthcare bill

WASHINGTON Four conservative U.S. Republican senators said on Thursday they are not prepared to vote for the Senate Republican healthcare proposal unveiled on Thursday when it comes to the floor, probably next week. “Currently, for a variety of reasons, we...
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Trump to nominate NFL team owner Johnson as U.S. ambassador to Britain

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will nominate National Football League team owner Woody Johnson as U.S. ambassador to Britain, the White House said on Thursday. Johnson, a billionaire investor and owner of the New York Jets, will require Senate confirma...
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Ex-U.S. Attorney Bharara signs book deal after firing by Trump

By Nate Raymond and Gabriella Borter
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Supreme Court sets higher bar for stripping citizenship

By Lawrence Hurley | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The Supreme Court handed a setback to the Trump administration on Thursday by making it harder for the government to strip immigrants of U.S. citizenship in a case involving an ethnic Serb woman who...
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Leading U.S. House Republican rejects tax cuts without reform

WASHINGTON The top Republican on tax policy in the House of Representatives rejected the possibility of cutting taxes without fundamental changes to the U.S. tax code on Thursday, as the main actors in the tax reform debate prepared to meet...
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Factbox: How Senate, House Obamacare overhaul bills compare

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Former homeland secretary says FBI delayed notification of cyber hack

WASHINGTON Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a congressional panel on Wednesday that there was a delay between the time the FBI first made contact with the Democratic National Committee about Russia hacking its servers and the time he...
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Democratic lawmakers raise pressure on EPA over Icahn’s biofuels role

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Republicans mull inviting Democrats into U.S. budget negotiations

By Richard Cowan and David Morgan | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. Congress, unable so far to resolve deep disagreements over spending for the fiscal year starting on Oct. 1, are mulling whether to seek a bipartisan budget deal...
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Bill proposes letting U.S. lawmakers carry guns anywhere except Capitol

WASHINGTON Warning that members of Congress have a “bull’s eye on our backs,” a U.S. lawmaker said on Wednesday he had introduced a bill to make it legal for senators and representatives to carry guns anywhere in the country, except...
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