It was unclear, however, whether Senate GOP leaders would embrace the plan from Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

(Alex Brandon / AP)

Senate Republicans also welcomed back Sen. Thad Cochran, whose absence due to illness had threatened to derail the bill.

Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical executive and a top health official during the George W. Bush administration, is now the leading candidate to head the Health and Human Services Department.

The organization’s clout in Washington was underscored by President Trump’s scheduled appearance Tuesday night at a gathering of its President’s Club meeting at a Washington hotel.

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Trump’s joke about Mike Pence affirms the long-held concerns of many in the LGBT community

Even before Mike Pence became Donald Trump's running mate, the country's LGBT community was concerned about his actions as Indiana governor.

  • Analysis

Trump doesn’t seem to have any idea what he’s doing on health care

Trump says insurers have 'made a fortune' on Obamacare. But now he wants to restore them?

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The tax extension deadline came and went. Trump didn’t share his return.

The president has effectively buried the issue, for now.

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Well, one of the ironies: Evangelicals were unusually skeptical during the primary.

Gregory Katsas, who President Trump nominated to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, testified on Oct. 17 in a Senate confirmation hearing.

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Appearing in Philadelphia this week, the two men helped illustrate the rapidly changing ideological fault lines, under Trump, on national security.

Lawmakers react to the report by The Washington Post and 60 Minutes investigating a bill championed by Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) to weaken the Drug Enforcement Administration’s enforcement abilities.

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White House lawyer Gregory G. Katsas is President Trump’s nominee for appellate court.

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The story of Isadore Greenbaum, who faced down 22,000 Nazi sympathizers in Madison Square Garden.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Oct. 17 said Senate Republicans want to use a “meat-ax” to cut Medicare and Medicaid through the GOP budget proposal.

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Oct. 17 said she and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) have reached a deal to fund health-care subsidies that President Trump ended last week.

President Trump said on Oct. 17 that he has been involved in negotiations on a "short-term deal" in the Senate to fund federal health-care subsidies.

President Trump on Oct. 17 repeated that Obamacare is "virtually dead," and said that block grants are the path forward.

After former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon on Oct. 14 called for a “war” against the leadership of the Republican Party, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Oct. 17 he will “protect” incumbent GOP senators in next year’s elections.

At a news conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Oct. 17, President Trump responded to statements of concern from Tsipras in 2016 about Trump's potential election.

John McCain on Monday slammed “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in a thinly veiled critique of Trump’s leadership. Trump responded Tuesday in a radio interview.

The Missouri Democrat has said she was dealing with health issues at the time. But the record shows that's not true.

A spokesman for the Heat declined to give a reason for the change.

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