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Health Bill Appears Dead as Pivotal G.O.P. Senator Declares Opposition

Health Bill Appears Dead as Pivotal G.O.P. Senator Declares Opposition

WASHINGTON — A last-ditch attempt by President Trump and Senate Republicans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act appeared to collapse on Monday as a pivotal senator announced her firm opposition to the latest repeal plan, virtually ensuring that …

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Susan Collins opposes Graham-Cassidy health care bill

Susan Collins opposes Graham-Cassidy health care bill

Sen. Susan Collins attributed her decision to vote “no” on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill to the partial score released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) late Monday afternoon. “It found, as I suspected would be the case, that it would have a …

What a Roy Moore Win Could Mean for Washington

What a Roy Moore Win Could Mean for Washington

On Tuesday, voters in Alabama will choose between two very different political styles: a flame-throwing wild card and an Establishment-backed reliable vote. But as the Alabama Republican Senate primary draws to a close, the differences between incumbent Sen.

Republican Senators Vow to 'Press On' With Healthcare Bill at Debate

Republican Senators Vow to ‘Press On’ With Healthcare Bill at Debate

Just hours after a third Republican senator came out against the latest healthcare proposal, all but guaranteeing its defeat, GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy defended it during a televised debate with independent Sen. Bernie Sanders and …

White House not disputing report that at least 6 Trump advisers used personal email

White House not disputing report that at least 6 Trump advisers used personal email

A White House official who spoke with ABC News did not dispute a report Monday evening in the New York Times that at least six administration officials occasionally used private email to communicate about official business since President Trump took office.

Bannon rails against GOP 'elites' working against Trump in 'Hannity' interview

Bannon rails against GOP ‘elites’ working against Trump in ‘Hannity’ interview

A feisty and passionate Steve Bannon stood up against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other establishment Republicans during an interview on “Hannity” Monday night while doubling down on his support for former boss. “I’m here to support …

In Battered Puerto Rico, Governor Warns of a Humanitarian Crisis

In Battered Puerto Rico, Governor Warns of a Humanitarian Crisis

SAN JUAN, P.R. — As life in Puerto Rico grinds on nearly a week after Hurricane Maria knocked out all the power, most of the water and left people waiting in excruciating lines for fuel, Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló said the island was on the brink of a …

For Trump and the GOP, a bleak start for a high-stakes week

For Trump and the GOP, a bleak start for a high-stakes week

WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-stakes week got off to a bad start Monday for President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP. A key defection appeared to sink their health care drive anew, while another disappointment threatened …

Alabama Senate primary: Trump's influence tested as Luther Strange, Roy Moore vie for GOP seat

Alabama Senate primary: Trump’s influence tested as Luther Strange, Roy Moore vie for GOP seat

The two Republican Alabama Senate candidates are less than one week away from a primary election – in what is one of the first tests of President Donald Trump’s influence. Sen. Luther Strange, who was appointed to finish out Jeff Sessions’ term when …

Most Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of North Korea, health care

Most Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of North Korea, health care

Most Americans continue to see North Korea as a threat that can be contained, though the number who say it requires military action has risen slightly in recent weeks. A majority disapprove of President Trump’s handling of the situation, and more voice …

Collins says no on ObamaCare repeal bill, effectively derailing Graham-Cassidy legislation

Collins says no on ObamaCare repeal bill, effectively derailing Graham-Cassidy legislation

Collins’ announcement came minutes after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released figures estimating that the legislation would “result in millions fewer people with comprehensive health insurance that covers high-cost medical events.” In a statement …

Health Bill Appears Dead as Pivotal G.O.P. Senator Declares Opposition

Health Bill Appears Dead as Pivotal G.O.P. Senator Declares Opposition

WASHINGTON — A last-ditch attempt by President Trump and Senate Republicans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act appeared to collapse on Monday as a pivotal senator announced her firm opposition to the latest repeal plan, virtually ensuring that …

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Ricans Plead for More Federal Aid to Devastated Island

Hurricane Maria: Puerto Ricans Plead for More Federal Aid to Devastated Island

Puerto Ricans described desperate conditions on the hurricane-ravaged island and pleaded for more help from federal agencies on Monday, with some saying they felt the U.S. territory was being forgotten. “It looks like a bomb went off,” said Monique …

President Trump and Republicans Are Planning Big Tax Cuts for the Rich and Corporations

President Trump and Republicans Are Planning Big Tax Cuts for the Rich and Corporations

(WASHINGTON) — The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at …

Last-ditch repeal bill appears dead

Last-ditch repeal bill appears dead

A last-ditch ObamaCare repeal effort by Republicans was all but dead on Monday after Sen. Susan Collins Susan Margaret Collins Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Ryan: Graham-Cassidy ‘best, last chance’ to repeal …

Senators introduce Republican answer to DACA

Senators introduce Republican answer to DACA

Sept. 25 (UPI) –Two Republican senators on Monday introduced a bill to create a pathway to citizenship for so-called Dreamers who were protected from deportation under the soon-to-be defunct Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. Sens. James …

Collins to vote 'no' on Graham-Cassidy bill, likely dooming it

Collins to vote ‘no’ on Graham-Cassidy bill, likely dooming it

Sen. Susan Collins announced this evening that she will vote “no” on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, becoming the third Republican to do so and likely dooming the GOP’s latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. “Today, we find out that there is …

Sen. Susan Collins Won't Support the GOP's Obamacare Repeal Bill

Sen. Susan Collins Won’t Support the GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Bill

Maine Senator Susan Collins said Monday that she will vote against the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, becoming the third Republican Senator to oppose the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “Today, we find out that there is now a fourth …

CBO score released for Graham-Cassidy health care bill

CBO score released for Graham-Cassidy health care bill

“Millions fewer” people would have comprehensive health insurance over the next decade under the Graham-Cassidy plan to repeal Obamacare, compared with the current baseline projections for every year over the next decade, according to a preliminary …

CBO predicts millions will lose coverage under latest GOP Obamacare repeal bid

CBO predicts millions will lose coverage under latest GOP Obamacare repeal bid

Republicans’ latest bid to roll back the Affordable Care Act appeared to falter Monday as the Congressional Budget Office predicted major coverage losses under the bill and Republican leaders struggled to win over GOP holdouts. The CBO report, which …

3 GOP Senators Oppose Graham-Cassidy, Effectively Blocking Health Care Bill

3 GOP Senators Oppose Graham-Cassidy, Effectively Blocking Health Care Bill

The latest Republican push to repeal key parts of the Affordable Care Act appears to have met the fate of all previous Senate repeal efforts this year – it doesn’t have the votes needed to pass the chamber. Maine Sen. Susan Collins announced Monday that …

Sessions to declare free speech 'under attack' on campus, in broadside at political correctness

Sessions to declare free speech ‘under attack’ on campus, in broadside at political correctness

Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to declare freedom of speech is “under attack” at American colleges and universities, during an address Tuesday taking aim at political correctness run amok on campus. Sessions plans to tackle the hot-button issue …

Protesters Got Dragged Out of a Hearing on the Republican Health Care Repeal Bill

Protesters Got Dragged Out of a Hearing on the Republican Health Care Repeal Bill

Protests erupted Monday in Washington as a Senate committee gathered for a hearing on the latest Republican proposal aimed at repealing former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The Senate Finance Committee was holding a hearing to address …

Iran's supposed missile launch was fake, US officials say

Iran’s supposed missile launch was fake, US officials say

EXCLUSIVE: Iranian state television released video footage Friday claiming to show the launch of a new type of medium-range ballistic missile, a few hours after it was displayed during a military parade in Tehran. But it turns out Iran never fired a …

Hundreds Of Protesters Gather On Capitol Hill Over GOP Health Care Bill

Hundreds Of Protesters Gather On Capitol Hill Over GOP Health Care Bill

Hundreds of activists gathered on Capitol Hill on Monday morning in protest of Republicans’ latest beleaguered attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, with many saying they’re prepared to be arrested. Shortly after the hearing began, some protesters …

Republicans propose new DACA bill

Republicans propose new DACA bill

Republican Senators Thom Tillis, James Lankford and Orrin Hatch unveiled their latest immigration reform effort, a first step toward fixing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which the Trump administration recently announced it was …

White House rebuffs North Korea claim: 'We have not declared war'

White House rebuffs North Korea claim: ‘We have not declared war’

The White House pushed back Monday on North Korea’s claim that President Trump’s rhetorical broadside against the regime at the United Nations amounted to a “declaration of war.” “We have not declared war,” White House Press Secretary Sarah …

Weiner tells New York judge, ‘I have no excuses,’ sentenced to 21 months in prison in sexting case

Weiner tells New York judge, ‘I have no excuses,’ sentenced to 21 months in prison in sexting case

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in a case that rocked Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the White House in the closing days of the race and may have cost her the presidency. Weiner, 53 …

Trump tackles the NFL and national anthem: A timeline

Trump tackles the NFL and national anthem: A timeline

For football fans, it was a weekend filled with upsets, dramatic game-deciding calls from referees – and politics. President Trump set his sights on the National Football League when he lashed out at athletes who protest the national anthem before games.

Obamacare Repeal Is on Life Support. These 5 Senators Could Decide Its Fate

Obamacare Repeal Is on Life Support. These 5 Senators Could Decide Its Fate

Once again, Congress is facing a looming vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act that will be decided by a handful of key Republicans. As the Senate decides on the Graham-Cassidy bill this week, just three Republican senators would be enough to kill the …

Which California megaprojects get breaks from complying with environmental law? Sometimes, it depends on the project

Which California megaprojects get breaks from complying with environmental law? Sometimes, it depends on the project

Year after year, owners of professional sports teams and developers of proposed skyscrapers have pleaded with California lawmakers to grant relief for their projects from the state’s environmental regulations. They’ve found a largely receptive audience.

GOP rep calls for McCain 'recall' amid cancer diagnosis, ObamaCare repeal fight

GOP rep calls for McCain ‘recall’ amid cancer diagnosis, ObamaCare repeal fight

“[McCain] is one of those that said I will repeal—if he had said last year what he was going to do,” he would have lost, Gohmert, R-Texas, said on “Fox & Friends” early Monday. “Nothing inhibits recovery from cancer like stress. I think Arizona …

Michigan farmer tells Oprah the U.S. needs to build a wall, but still have immigrant workers

Michigan farmer tells Oprah the U.S. needs to build a wall, but still have immigrant workers

“60 Minutes” exposed the deep divisions that linger among Americans nearly a year after the presidential election. In her debut Sunday night as a “60 Minutes” special contributor, Oprah Winfrey traveled to Michigan to moderate a heated focus group.

Anthony Weiner Sentenced to Nearly Two Years in Prison for Sexting Scandal

Anthony Weiner Sentenced to Nearly Two Years in Prison for Sexting Scandal

Anthony Weiner — the former New York congressman whose career and marriage were wrecked by sexting scandals — sobbed Monday as a federal judge sentenced him to nearly two years in prison for X-rated communication with a 15-year-old girl. “I was a very …

Trump pessimistic on ObamaCare repeal: ‘That’s the end of that’

Trump pessimistic on ObamaCare repeal: ‘That’s the end of that’

President Trump sounded a pessimistic note Monday on the latest GOP effort to repeal ObamaCare, and blamed Sen. John McCain John Sidney McCain Senate’s defense authorization would set cyber doctrine Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest …

The GOP Health Care Bill Is Near Collapse With Rand Paul Still Opposed

The GOP Health Care Bill Is Near Collapse With Rand Paul Still Opposed

(WASHINGTON) — A spokesman for Sen. Rand Paul says the Kentucky Republican remains opposed to the GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law. Paul’s opposition would almost certainly doom the measure. Just three Republican opponents would kill the bill …

Voting machine concerns have states eyeing return to paper ballots

Voting machine concerns have states eyeing return to paper ballots

When voters in Virginia head to the polls this November, they’ll be casting their ballots the old-fashioned way. The state’s Board of Elections decided earlier this month to de-certify the widely used Direct-Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines …

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in prison in teen sexting case

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in prison in teen sexting case

U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote issued the sentence in federal court in New York. “This is a serious crime that deserves serious punishment,” Cote said in a statement. The former lawmaker’s sexting habits entered criminal territory with his illicit …

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in prison

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in prison

Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison, in the most severe penalty yet in connection with the sexting scandal that drove the New York Democrat out of Congress and ruined his marriage. Weiner, 53, pleaded guilty in …

First Read’s Morning Clips: Divider-in-Chief Turns His Focus to Sports

First Read’s Morning Clips: Divider-in-Chief Turns His Focus to Sports

Peter Baker, in the New York Times: “Never in modern times has an occupant of the Oval Office seemed to reject so thoroughly the nostrum that a president’s duty is to bring the country together. Relentlessly pugnacious, energized by a fight, unwilling …

Senate scraps Rand Paul's terror war challenge – murky authorization survives

Senate scraps Rand Paul’s terror war challenge – murky authorization survives

You can learn a lot about a war from its name. Take for instance the Spanish-American War. The combatants are pretty clear. It’s like Red Sox/Yankees. You immediately know who was against who. Try the Napoleonic Wars. Not as clear. But there were sure a …

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Donald Trump Dangerous Bellicosity Raises Nuclear War Risk With North Korea | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Facebook Warned FBI Of Russian Activity Twice During 2016 Election | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

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Lawrence: The Stories Donald Trump Is Using The NFL To Distract You From | The Last Word | MSNBC

Bill Moyers On Donald Trump, NFL: 'This Is An Alien In The White House' | The Last Word | MSNBC

Bill Moyers On Donald Trump, NFL: ‘This Is An Alien In The White House’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

Jimmy Kimmel Thanks Sen. Susan Collins: 'This Bill Is Almost Certainly Dead' | The Last Word | MSNBC

Jimmy Kimmel Thanks Sen. Susan Collins: ‘This Bill Is Almost Certainly Dead’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

Hillary Clinton: 'Quite Telling' Donald Trump Attacks Black Athletes Not Neo-Nazis | All In | MSNBC

Hillary Clinton: ‘Quite Telling’ Donald Trump Attacks Black Athletes Not Neo-Nazis | All In | MSNBC

Nancy Pelosi: 'Confident' GOP Health Care Bill Will Be Defeated | MSNBC

Nancy Pelosi: ‘Confident’ GOP Health Care Bill Will Be Defeated | MSNBC

Donald Trump Escalates War With NFL Over National Anthem Protests | MTP Daily | MSNBC

Donald Trump Escalates War With NFL Over National Anthem Protests | MTP Daily | MSNBC

NFL Player To President Donald Trump: Demonstrations Are About Race | MSNBC

NFL Player To President Donald Trump: Demonstrations Are About Race | MSNBC

Police Arrest GOP Health Bill Protesters | MSNBC

Police Arrest GOP Health Bill Protesters | MSNBC

White House pushes back on North Korea's "war" claim

White House pushes back on North Korea’s “war” claim

Will the new health care bill pass?

Will the new health care bill pass?

Republicans face resistance in last-ditch effort to repeal and replace Obamacare

Republicans face resistance in last-ditch effort to repeal and replace Obamacare

Senator Mike Rounds Says Look At Donald Trump's Actions On North Korea | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Senator Mike Rounds Says Look At Donald Trump’s Actions On North Korea | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Senator Maria Cantwell SaysThe Goal Of Health Reform Is  'Affordability'  | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Senator Maria Cantwell SaysThe Goal Of Health Reform Is ‘Affordability’ | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Senator Debbie Stabenow: 'I Hope McConnell Sees The Votes Aren't There' | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Senator Debbie Stabenow: ‘I Hope McConnell Sees The Votes Aren’t There’ | Morning Joe | MSNBC

Marc Cuban: President Donald Trump Must 'Be Able to Take the Blowback' | Meet The Press | NBC News

Marc Cuban: President Donald Trump Must ‘Be Able to Take the Blowback’ | Meet The Press | NBC News

Marc Short: Warriors Were First to Politicize White House Visit | Meet The Press | NBC News

Marc Short: Warriors Were First to Politicize White House Visit | Meet The Press | NBC News

W.H: 'Pre-Existing Conditions are Protected' in New Health Care Proposal | Meet The Press | NBC News

W.H: ‘Pre-Existing Conditions are Protected’ in New Health Care Proposal | Meet The Press | NBC News

President Donald Trump's Poll Numbers Inch Upwards, But Only With Base | Meet The Press | NBC News

President Donald Trump’s Poll Numbers Inch Upwards, But Only With Base | Meet The Press | NBC News

Rep. Eric Swalwell: President Donald Trump Is "Perilously Close" To Obstruction Charge | MSNBC

Rep. Eric Swalwell: President Donald Trump Is “Perilously Close” To Obstruction Charge | MSNBC

Chris Kluwe: Donald Trump Degrades Presidency "Every Day He's In Office" | MSNBC

Chris Kluwe: Donald Trump Degrades Presidency “Every Day He’s In Office” | MSNBC

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ESPN’s William Rhoden On NFL Protest: “This Is About Young People Losing Their Lives” | MSNBC

ACLU To Launch Nationwide Voting Rights Project | AM Joy | MSNBC

ACLU To Launch Nationwide Voting Rights Project | AM Joy | MSNBC

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What Does GOP Hope To Achieve With Graham-Cassidy? | AM Joy | MSNBC

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Does America “Listen” Less On Age Of Donald Trump? | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

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Hillary Clinton On Defending Obamacare | AM Joy | MSNBC

North Korea's foreign minister speaks at U.N.

North Korea’s foreign minister speaks at U.N.

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Former Obama speechwriter speaks

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