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After seven years, Republicans’ promise to overhaul the health-care law is a sprawling objective still in search of a solution. It also has cost the Trump administration precious months of its first year, with tax reform and other priorities left unresolved.
Bowing to pressure from within their ranks, GOP leaders delayed a vote on the Senate bill until after the Fourth of July recess. But huge hurdles remain as lawmakers try to craft a bill that can secure enough support.
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History suggests that presidents who have governed successfully have been both revered and feared. But GOP fixtures in Washington are beginning to conclude that Trump may be neither, and he has struggled to get lawmakers to move in lockstep on major issues like health care.
Sekulow, the most visible member of the legal team defending President Trump in the Russia probe, is poised to capitalize on his new role in ways that are not obvious to the public.
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You could be forgiven for getting a sense of whiplash if you watched the latest White House briefing.
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Darwin Martinez Torres was arrested for allegedly abducting and killing Nabra Hassanen near a mosque.
Despite years of effort to spur development in underserved areas, the 160,000 residents of Wards 7 and 8 have a total of three full-service groceries. In contrast, gentrifying Ward 6 has 10.
In an open letter to his customers, the Baltimore restaurant owner blamed the Trump administration “for targeting the Hispanic community.”
The Utah Republican made the comment that lawmakers have trouble stretching their $174,000 salaries to cover housing weeks after stating that poor people should give up iPhones to pay for health insurance.
The Nationals evened the series against the defending World Series champs with a 6-1 win after Chicago’s right-hander lasted only four innings.
The 88-acre island will be temporarily closed to remove trees that have fallen prey to the exotic beetle.
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High pressure dominates today, providing mostly sunny skies and low humidity.
Systems as far afield as Asia and the United States were hit, but the epicenter of the outbreak was in Ukraine.
The report makes Paul Manafort the second former senior Trump adviser to retroactively acknowledge the need to disclose work for foreign interests.
In his short 2½ months on the Supreme Court, Neil M. Gorsuch has proved himself to be a self-assured jurist unafraid of the big stage.
When the flawed story broke, the investigations editor was out of town.
Following the incident, President Nicolás Maduro ordered the armed forces on high alert to “keep the peace,” and security personnel took positions around government buildings, including the presidential palace.
Yusuf al-Qaradawi is a hard-line cleric and TV star who has riled Arabs in other Persian Gulf countries for years. Will Qatar be forced to shut him down?
In February 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump promised $6 million in donations, including $1 million from his own pocket, to charities along his campaign trail. Months later, he had donated far less than he pledged. Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold went in search of the missing money and found a bigger story than he ever expected.
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