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In this My 3, 2017, photo, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., left, speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, following a meeting with President Donald Trump on health care reform. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. is at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 06, 2017 - 2:36 am
ATLANTA (AP) — It's "Trumpcare" now, and Republicans have to answer for it. After dozens of symbolic votes, House Republicans finally pushed through a bill to gut Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, with President Donald Trump hailing the replacement as "a great plan" that has "really brought the...
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FILE – In this April 9, 2013, file photo, state Tennessee Sen. Mark Green participates in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Green, President Donald Trump's pick for Army secretary isn’t fit to lead the service, a senator wounded in combat said Friday as scrutiny over the nomination intensified. Democrat Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who lost her legs and partial use of her right arm during the Iraq war, said she’s opposing Green’s nomination over his insensitive remarks and attitudes toward LGBT Americans and Muslims. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, file)
May 05, 2017 - 11:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for Army secretary withdrew his nomination on Friday in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2016, file photo, retired U.S. Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism as an Air Force pilot during the Vietnam War, is seen at a presidential campaign event in Clear Lake, Iowa. Thorsness died of leukemia in Florida on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, according to his wife. He was 85. Thorsness was once cellmates in a Vietnamese prison camp dubbed the "Hanoi Hilton" with U.S. Sen John McCain. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
May 05, 2017 - 9:52 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Retired Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness, a highly decorated Vietnam War pilot who was shot down and held for six years at the notorious "Hanoi Hilton" prisoner camp, where he shared a cell with U.S. Sen. John McCain, has died. He was 85. The Medal of Honor recipient, who...
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President Donald Trump talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. is at left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas is at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 05, 2017 - 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans wasted no time on Friday showing they have little use for the House bill to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act amid fears among Americans that people already sick won't be able to get affordable insurance. "I'm going to read the House bill,...
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President Donald Trump talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. is at left, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas is at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 05, 2017 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans wasted no time on Friday showing they have little use for the House bill to repeal and replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act amid fears among Americans that people already sick won't be able to get affordable insurance. "At this point, there seem to be more...
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President Donald Trump talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 05, 2017 - 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are claiming a triumph by pushing their legislative centerpiece scuttling much of President Barack Obama's health care law through the House. It was a perilous journey, and its Senate pathway will be at least as bumpy with little doubt the measure will change, assuming...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 24, 2017, file photo, protesters gather across the Chicago River from Trump Tower to rally against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, in Chicago. The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived by a small change to their plan designed to combat concerns over coverage for those with pre-existing health conditions. But experts say the change, which helped the bill squeak through the House of Representatives, Thursday, May 4, 2017, may be too small to make much difference in the hunt for affordable coverage for these patients. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
May 05, 2017 - 6:27 am
The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their plan designed to combat concerns over coverage for those with pre-existing health problems. The change helped get the bill through the House of Representatives in a tight vote...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington, where he signed an executive order to review tax regulations set last year by his predecessor, as well as two memos to potentially reconsider major elements of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reforms passed in the wake of the Great Recession. While Republicans in Congress craft a bill to unwind the tighter financial rules that took effect after the 2008 crisis, President Donald Trump is looking in another, seemingly opposite direction: He's entertaining the idea of restoring the Depression-era firewall between commercial banking and its riskier investment side. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
May 05, 2017 - 5:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans took a major step toward their long-promised goal of unwinding the stricter financial rules created after the 2008 crisis, pushing forward sweeping legislation that would undo much of President Barack Obama's landmark banking law. A House panel on Thursday...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he concludes his remarks during a dinner aboard the USS Intrepid, a decommissioned aircraft carrier docked in the Hudson River in New York, Thursday, May 4, 2017. The dinner was to help commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Coral Sea, a World War II naval battle fought by US and Australian force against the Japanese. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 05, 2017 - 4:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump had already planned a celebration as he returned to his hometown for the first time since his inauguration. House Republicans gave him another reason to enjoy the moment. Trump flew to New York to join Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull aboard the USS...
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From left, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., President Donald Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence applaud in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 05, 2017 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finally, a good day for Republicans. Nearly four months into the era of Trump, Republicans gave weary supporters reason to think there's still hope for the bold promises of Campaign 2016. With a House vote Thursday to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, the party showed it...
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