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The president thought his experience as a businessman could cut through Washington red tape, but the effort was fraught from the start. The collapse of the proposed overhaul Friday afternoon was perhaps the sharpest rebuke yet of Donald Trump’s young presidency, even as he repeatedly asked his advisers, “Is this really a good bill?”
The stunning collapse of the GOP proposal imperils the rest of President Trump’s ambitious congressional agenda, with few prospects for quick victory on tax reform, construction projects or a host of other issues despite complete Republican control of government.
The Take
Analysis
Without some serious stocktaking inside the White House, more trouble could lie ahead for the most unorthodox president of modern times.
House Speaker Paul Ryan discussing the bill earlier this month. (Melina Mara/Post)
House Speaker Paul Ryan discussing the bill earlier this month. (Melina Mara/Post)
Wonkblog
Analysis
Only by rushing to reshape a full sixth of the U.S. economy without knowing exactly how they would be reshaping it would Republicans be able to use health care to pave the way for the rest of their agenda. In other words, the GOP didn't want to let a detail like 24 million people losing their health insurance get in the way of two tax cuts for the rich.
Perspective
“So, we just pulled it,” the president, calling from a blocked number, began the conversation.
Previously, the U.S.-led coalition had said officials were unsure whether the United States had conducted any air attacks targeting the site in Mosul al-Jadida, where Iraqi officials say they have so far pulled at least 60 bodies from one destroyed building.
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Perspective
Our roads, bridges and subway have changed, but the biggest changes are in our ways of thinking.
The survey offers a picture of local taxpayers’ preferences, just as leaders from the District, Maryland and Virginia ramp up efforts to find a consensus on a dedicated funding source for Metro.
The store, 35 miles from the White House, was seen as a victory for Virginia gun owners, many of whom said they feel underrepresented in a state that favored Hillary Clinton.
A group of Tuscan wine producers honored A. Litteri, an easily overlooked store in the old warehouse district of Northeast Washington, as the best wine retailer outside Italy.
NCAA Tournament
Senior standouts Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Brionna Jones struggled and Maryland trailed for much of a 77-63 loss to the No. 10 Ducks.
Winchester police were called about the man, who was seen carrying a sword and wearing a black cape.
The vibe may be different, but here’s how you can make it work.
That mountain of fluff on your bed is probably going overboard.
It hasn’t been a great decade for carb fans. Nonetheless, a recent study shows the many benefits.
The Indiana woman said, “I wish I didn’t vote at all,” after facing criticism from the left and the right. Her husband, who owns a successful restaurant, is in jail awaiting deportation to Mexico.
It’s nearly impossible for businesses to avoid having their ads end up in places they don’t want to, a Post examination found.
Dominique was born with an extra spine, pelvis, bladder, legs and feet. It took doctors six hours disentangle them from the little girl.
Texas high school wrestler Mack Beggs, who had been forced to compete against girls, plans to try the Greco-Roman discipline against boys at USA Wrestling events.
Analysis
The point guard set an NCAA tournament freshman record with 39 points on only 20 shots, battering UCLA with floaters, midrange jumpers and driving layups, the product of devastating pick-and-rolls.
South Carolina's coach was discussing his team's win over Baylor when he got a question from a Sports Illustrated For Kids reporter.
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