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Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxes

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, defending the closed-door sessions, has said all Senate Republicans have had a chance to participate in meetings on the bill, and that Democrats are not interested in overhauling Obamacare. But it was not clear whether those anti-abortion lawmakers would be satisfied with such a plan, which could involve separate legislation. On Wednesday, in the final hours before the Senate repeal bill was to be unveiled, members of Congress, consumer groups and ...



China needs to exert 'much greater pressure' on North Korea

Trump tweeted ahead of Wednesday's talks that Beijing's efforts to sway Pyongyang weren't working. Later, during a brief news conference featuring only the American officials, Mattis spoke bluntly about the Warmbier case - but without him or Tillerson offering any indication as to how they intend to hold North Korea accountable for the student's death, as numerous US officials have vowed to do.



Trump Promotes Access to Apprenticeships for US Teenagers

Today's executive order is just one more example of President Trump claiming to support America's working men and women, only to then turn around and inflict harm upon millions of them. "We get that he wants to put a little more money toward the grants, but they're also trying to eliminate some of the oversight", said Sen. The order comes in the midst of a week that the Trump Administration has deemed " workforce development week ".


Comey testifies under oath, Trump lashes back: He said vs he said

Comey testifies under oath, Trump lashes back: He said vs he said

The Senate committee recently received documents from former national security adviser Michael Flynn, in response to a subpoena. Trump asked , though he went on to say such a request wouldn't have been inappropriate . Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, denied that Trump told Comey to let the case wither. I mean, I will tell you I didn't say that. But while Republicans have generally continued to back the president, some have begun openly questioning and criticizing his actions.



Trump set to roll back Obama policy on Cuba

The Associated Press reported that the expected changes will ban transactions with a military-linked corporation that operates dozens of hotels and other tourist facilities. Read: US Losing Power In Middle East? In its statement , the Trump administration said its new policy "reverses the Obama administration's support for the communist Castro regime and its military apparatus, and instead aligns the United States with the Cuban people".


US shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

US shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

In an indirect reference to Iranian-backed forces that have been gathering in the eastern desert region, a US -led coalition statement cited a recent escalation of tensions and said it would not "tolerate any hostile intent and action of pro-regime forces".