With Sen. John McCain joining Sen. Rand Paul in formally opposing the plan, the bill was left one vote away from defeat, forcing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump into a difficult corner. A fresh GOP failure on health care could have a seismic impact on the legislative dynamic and the emerging contours of the 2018 midterm elections.
In front of a cheering crowd, the president cursed, mocked the leader of North Korea, promised to build a new “see-through wall” on the southern border, called allegations of Russian interference in the election a “hoax” and repeatedly relived the 2016 campaign.
With the apparent collapse of the GOP effort to repeal Obamacare, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other establishment Republicans face another giant test as Alabama votes next week on a successor to Jeff Sessions.
The four Texas men — two militia members and two Muslims — were on polarized sides in a divided country. Both sides agreed the government wasn’t doing enough, so they decided to get together and discuss their differences. “Meet me at the Dairy Queen,” was the invitation.
Just two months into his new post, the chief of staff has expanded his portfolio to include issues large and small throughout the administration. Some complain that Kelly may be growing his mandate too far and that his strict regimen stifles President Trump’s spontaneity — and cuts him off from his base.
Dangerous medical errors in the ward include the failure to take routine steps to prevent a newborn from contracting HIV and to properly monitor or treat a pregnant woman with potentially fatal blood-pressure problems.
Insults between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are the just the latest in a long — and often more cutting — line of political putdowns. Here’s a look at jabs from America’s founding fathers, leaders from the 20th century and politicians of today.