After a marathon series of negotiations involving President Trump and his top aides Thursday, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan will call a vote on the proposal at Trump’s behest, lawmakers said after a meeting Thursday night. The measure lacks sufficient votes to pass it at this point, making the move a high-risk gamble for the president and speaker, who have both invested significant political capital in passing legislation that would rewrite the Affordable Care Act.
In an effort to coax Republican skeptics to support an overhaul of federal health-care law, House leaders have introduced several amendments, but it remains unclear whether these changes will persuade House Republicans who oppose the legislation or have serious concerns.
The California Republican came under heavy fire from Democrats after going first to the press, then to the White House before consulting with colleagues about what he said was fresh intelligence about the president.
The Senate minority leader said he will vote no on President Trump’s nominee and asked other Democrats to join him in blocking an up-or-down vote on him. Republicans have vowed Gorsuch will be confirmed even if it means overhauling the way justices have long been approved.
It was an almost spring-like afternoon when a gray Hyundai raced across Westminster Bridge toward the center of the British government. It was the start of an afternoon of carnage that would leave four victims dead and injure at least 28 others in London’s deadliest terrorist strike since 2005.
After criticizing Montgomery County officials earlier this week over the case of two undocumented immigrants charged with raping a 14-year-old at Rockville High School, the governor took a more conciliatory tone Thursday when he visited the county with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Gaynor, whose anthem “I Will Survive” was added to the National Recording Registry last year, will perform May 6, marking the first time the library has celebrated a music genre with this sort of programming.
Denis Voronenkov, a Russian lawmaker who had defected to Ukraine, said, “There’s been a demonization of us. It’s hard to say what will happen. The system has lost its mind." Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called Voronenkov's killing "an act of state terrorism by Russia.”
These should be high times for conservative news outlets, what with like-minded officials and operatives in control of virtually every important office in Washington. And yet the news about them lately has been a parade of dysfunction.
James H. Jackson, 28, was arrested in New York after police said he walked into a substation and told officers, "I’m the person you’re looking for." He was charged with murder in the death of Timothy Caughman, 66.