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.
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.
Because of damage from Hurricane Maria’s floodwaters, officials worried that tens of thousands of people could be in the path of a massive amount of rushing water in the event that the Guajataca Dam, after suffering a “fissure,” releases into the Guajataca River, which flows north through low-lying coastal communities.
European leaders have avoided speaking out against the referendum, but many wish to avoid a successful precedent for a breakaway region, given the number of similar regions across Europe that might try to do the same.
In their tax plan, GOP negotiators are also expected to include “full expensing,” which permits businesses to fully deduct their capital expenses immediately rather than writing them off over several years. But that provision will sunset after five years.
Wisconsin’s redistricting maps are at the center of a Supreme Court case that could change the dynamics of U.S. politics — if the justices decide for the first time that a legislative map is so infected with political favoritism that it violates the Constitution.