Congress Fails to Abolish Obamacare: The Story of Trump and the GOP's Tragic Loss
2017-03-24 23:26:57 UTC
Washington — The 2010 Affordable Care Act - known as Obamacare - remains in place despite seven years of Republican promises to dismantle it. Repealing and replacing Obamacare was a top campaign promise by Trump in last year's presidential electio...
'This is a disappointing day for us': House Speaker Ryan
2017-03-24 20:24:58 UTC
Republican leadership aide says healthcare bill has been pulled
By Dustin Volz and David Lawder |
WASHINGTON — Republican leaders of the House of Representatives pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system from consideration o...
House cancels today's vote on Republican healthcare plan
2017-03-23 20:01:29 UTC
By David Morgan and Richard Cowan |
WASHINGTON — House cancels today's vote on Republican healthcare plan as President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress labored to find enough support among fellow Republicans for their version of a new f...
Unexpected Increase Of Americans Filing For Unemployment Benefits
2017-03-23 17:43:18 UTC
By Lucia Mutikani |
WASHINGTON — An unexpected increase in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week, data on Thursday showed. Still, the labor market continues to tighten, which together with the strength in housing, ...
Rep. Congressman Devin Nunes claims Trump was wiretapped
2017-03-23 01:09:58 UTC
By Patricia Zengerle and Dustin Volz |
WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee set off a political firestorm on Wednesday when he said the communications of members of Donald Trump's tra...
Trump fighting a losing battle ahead of healthcare vote
2017-03-22 20:04:04 UTC
By David Morgan and Susan Cornwell |
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare roll...
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wants Montenegro to be a member of NATO
2017-03-22 00:55:32 UTC
By Patricia Zengerle |
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has written to the leaders of the U.S. Senate urging the ratification of Montenegro as the newest member of the NATO alliance, saying it is "strongly in the interests of the ...
Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's new travel ban
2017-03-15 23:30:43 UTC
By Dan Levine and Mica Rosenberg |
HONOLULU/NEW YORK — U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Wednesday said he would put an emergency halt on President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, ( hours before the ban was set to go into effect ) that ...
Trump wiretap claims: Pressure on FBI Director James Comey to provide evidence
2017-03-15 22:33:56 UTC
By Doina Chiacu and Jonathan Landay |
WASHINGTON — A key Republican lawmaker said on Wednesday he did not believe the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 election campaign, adding to pressure on FBI Director James Comey...
Trump's newest Executive Order: Global warming and climate change will not play a role in U.S. policy anymore
2017-03-14 23:15:10 UTC
By David Shepardson |
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is preparing to release a wide-ranging executive order to reduce the role that climate change plays in policy decisions, according to a Trump administration offici...
Millions more Americans uninsured under Republican plan
2017-03-13 21:18:37 UTC
By David Lawder |
WASHINGTON — An eagerly awaited nonpartisan CBO report by the U.S. Congressional Budget Office found that millions more Americans would lose insurance under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare. It dealt a potential setba...
Joe Biden delivered an emotional speech in Austin, Texas
2017-03-13 01:19:19 UTC
By Jon Herskovitz |
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Former Democratic U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Sunday in one of his first major speeches since leaving office this year that he would have liked to have been the U.S. president who ended cancer as...
Federal court: First legal blow to Trump's revised travel ban
2017-03-11 03:57:03 UTC
By Steve Gorman
A federal judge in Wisconsin dealt the first legal blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban on Friday, barring enforcement of the policy to deny U.S. entry to the wife and child of a Syrian refugee already granted asylu...
White House breaks from federal guidance with hasty tweets
2017-03-10 20:47:33 UTC
A series of tweets by White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Friday commenting on strong February job creation figures may have run afoul of federal guidance barring most officials from commenting on key economic data within an hour of its release.
U.S. federal judge allows Hawaii to challenge Trump's new travel ban
2017-03-09 00:20:18 UTC
By Mica Rosenberg and Dan Levine
The state of Hawaii can sue over President Donald Trump's new executive order temporarily banning the entry of refugees and travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
Trump's revised travel ban targets 6 countries
2017-03-06 23:33:02 UTC
By Steve Holland |
WASHINGTON — Trump removes Iraq from a list of countries targeted in a U.S. travel ban when he signed a new executive order on Monday after his controversial first attempt was blocked in the courts.
The new executive or...
Searches from Europe for flights to US down by 12 percent
2017-03-06 09:47:21 UTC
According to travel search site Kayak (PCLN.O), searches from Europe for flights to the U.S. are down by 12 percent since the elections.
Demand for travel to the United States over the coming months has flattened out following a positive start ...
Comey, Clapper rejected Trump wiretap accusation
2017-03-06 08:45:10 UTC
By John Whitesides and James Oliphant |
WASHINGTON - Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper rejected Trump's accusation that Barack Obama wiretapped him even as the White House urged Congress to investigate the allegation.
Trump will propose "dramatic reductions" in the US foreign aid budget
2017-03-05 00:28:59 UTC
By David Shepardson |
WASHINGTON — The White House budget director confirmed Saturday that the Trump administration will propose "fairly dramatic reductions" in the U.S. foreign aid budget later this month.
Reuters and other news outlets re...
The new President accuses the old President of snooping
2017-03-04 19:25:30 UTC
A spokesman for Barack Obama on Saturday rejected claims from U.S. President Donald Trump that the former president had wiretapped him in October during the late stages of the presidential election campaign.
"Neither President Obama nor any Whi...
Trump wants to separate mothers from their children
2017-03-04 06:27:40 UTC
By Julia Edwards Ainsley |
WASHINGTON — Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three g...
Pence used personal email for state business as he lashed out at Clinton
2017-03-03 09:24:21 UTC
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business as governor of Indiana, his office said in a statement on Thursday.
The private email account was first reported by the Indianapolis Star, which said Pence u...
Top Trump Lawyer, Jeff Sessions Lied Under Oath
2017-03-02 11:38:21 UTC
U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign on Wednesday after the Washington Post reported he failed to disclose two meetings he had with Russia's ambassador before Donald Trump was inaugurated as ...
Trump's Border Wall: Enough Money To Cover A Mile
2017-03-02 10:49:34 UTC
By Julia Edwards Ainsley | DHS has just $20 million for Trump's border wall.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s promise to use existing funds to begin immediate construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has hit a financial roadblock...
Some of Republicans resist the GOP plans to repeal Obamacare
2017-03-01 07:47:21 UTC
By David Morgan |
WASHINGTON - A Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare met resistance from House conservatives who said draft legislation would not reduce the cost of healthcare.
Republicans, who control the White House and Cong...