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Justices allow stricter enforcement of Trump’s refugee ban

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration’s request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in. But the justices are leaving in place a lower court order that makes it easier for travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to enter the United States. RELATED LINKS State Department expands ...

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WATCH: McConnell says he has ‘every expectation’ Senate will repeal Obamacare

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has every expectation that Republicans will be able to begin debate on repealing the health care law next week. McConnell made the comments to reporters after a White House lunch with President Donald Trump. McConnell said the Senate will hold a procedural vote next week on moving ahead on a straight-up repeal of ...

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5 overlooked stories that deserve your attention

“Where’s the fire?” President Donald Trump made this quip Monday as he hopped into a fire truck parked outside the White House during an event to kick off the president’s “Made in America Week,” showcasing products from all 50 states. “Put it out fast,” he said, as Vice President Mike Pence looked on. The scene played out like an all-too-easy ...

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WATCH: Trump tells GOP senators no recess until Obamacare is repealed

WASHINGTON — Lecturing fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump summoned GOP senators to the White House Wednesday and told them face-to-face they must not leave town for their August recess without sending him an “Obamacare” repeal bill to sign. Senators responded by vowing to revive legislative efforts left for dead twice already this week. Success was far from assured, but Trump ...

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Americans want lawmakers to revise ‘Obamacare,’ not kill it, poll says

WASHINGTON — Americans overwhelmingly want lawmakers of both parties to work out health care changes, with only 13 percent supporting Republican moves to repeal “Obamacare” absent a replacement, according to a new poll. Though a deep partisan divide endures over the 2010 Affordable Care Act, people may be less far apart on what policymakers should try next, says the Associated ...

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5 overlooked politics stories that are worth your time

The 24-hour news cycle is filled with politics coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week. Arizona court ruling in divorce case could change legal definition of parent — 7/17. A case in Arizona tests the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling and how it applies to ...

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Repealing Obamacare would leave 32 million more uninsured by 2026, report says

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Republican bill erasing but not replacing much of President Barack Obama’s health care law would mean an additional 32 million uninsured people by 2026. The report from Congress’ nonpartisan budget analyst says the measure would cause average premiums for people buying their own health insurance to double by 2026. WATCH: Trump tells GOP ...

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Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. said she’s ready to testify in Senate

WASHINGTON — The Russian lawyer who met with President Donald Trump’s eldest son during the 2016 election campaign said she’s ready to testify before the U.S. Senate and “clarify the situation behind this mass hysteria.” Donald Trump Jr. agreed to meet with Natalia Veselnitskaya in the expectation of receiving incriminating information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton as part of a ...

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After failed health care bill, here’s how Senate Republicans can move forward

WASHINGTON — Now what? Senate Republicans are scrambling to pick up the pieces after their attempt to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law collapsed a second time. RELATED LINKS McConnell aims for full Obamacare repeal after replacement bill withers Where Bernie Sanders sees bipartisan middle ground on health care What’s next for the GOP health care bills? After ...

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WATCH LIVE: Trump’s voter fraud commission meets for the first time

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s voter integrity commission is meeting Wednesday for the first time amid outrage over its request for extensive personal voter data. The first meeting of President Donald Trump’s election integrity commission on voter fraud will begin at 11 a.m. ET. Watch the meeting in the player above. The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity got off ...

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