Tuesday , 25 July 2017

Politics

Senate Republicans push for crucial vote on health care

They may not have enough support, but Senate Republican leaders are continuing to push forward with a procedural vote on health care legislation. In what is a pivotal moment for his party’s efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has planned a vote to open up debate on …

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Trump, Sessions 'need to either get together or separate,' White House spokesman says

New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci likened the tension between President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to a married couple. When your start not liking each other, Scaramucci told ABC News this morning, “You either reconcile or you separate.” “They need to either get together or separate,” he said of Trump and Sessions, the nation’s top law enforcement …

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Trump hails John McCain as 'American hero' after deriding his war record before

President Donald Trump is hailing Sen. John McCain as an “American hero” today as the Arizona senator, under treatment for a brain tumor, returns to the Capitol for a vote on the Republican health care bill. But during the presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump denigrated the war record of McCain, who served many years in the U.S. Navy and who during …

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Former Trump campaign manager subpoenaed by Senate Judiciary Committee

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been issued a subpoena compelling him to participate in a hearing tomorrow about Russian interference in the election. “While we were willing to accommodate Mr. Manafort’s request to cooperate with the committee’s investigation without appearing at Wednesday’s hearing, we were unable to reach an agreement for a voluntary transcribed interview with the Judiciary …

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House members leading Russia probe to grill Jared Kushner

Members of the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russia election interference will question White House senior adviser Jared Kushner today on Capitol Hill. Kushner, who is also President Trump’s son-in-law, was interviewed Monday by Senate Intelligence Committee staff, and denied colluding with Russia during the presidential campaign in an 11-page statement released before the session. “The record and documents I have …

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Inside the frayed relationship between Trump and Sessions

President Donald Trump counted his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, among his earliest supporters and the first sitting senator to endorse him. But in the wake of Sessions recusing himself from the Russia investigation – a cloud that has hung over the Trump administration since its inception – that relationship started to fray. Recently, Trump has even rebuked Sessions publicly, indicating …

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