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Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 11:15 PM CDT

Senate Rejects Proposal for 'Obamacare' Repeal

Senate Rejects Proposal for 'Obamacare' Repeal

After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated Wednesday they don't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" when it really counts, as the Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 11:04 PM CDT

Texas Senate Again OKs Revived 'Bathroom Bill'

Texas Senate Again OKs Revived 'Bathroom Bill'

A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people has again passed the state Senate but still faces obstacles.

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 09:11 PM CDT

Justice Dept. Rules Intensify Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities

Justice Dept. Rules Intensify Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities

The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying it will no longer award coveted grant money to cities unless they give federal immigration authorities access...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 05:19 PM CDT

Texas Vote Set on 'Bathroom Bill' Despite Police Opposition

Texas Vote Set on 'Bathroom Bill' Despite Police Opposition

Police chiefs from Texas' largest cities rallied outside the state Capitol Tuesday in opposition to a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, just as Senate Republicans inside lurched toward a new vote on...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 08:23 PM CDT

Trump Takes Victory Lap at Ohio Campaign Rally

Trump Takes Victory Lap at Ohio Campaign Rally

Straight off a slim but symbolic health care win in Washington, President Donald Trump arrived in Ohio for a victory lap on Tuesday night with the very voters who helped put him in office. "We're now one...

Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 at 09:16 AM CDT

Here's What Could Happen if Sessions Is Pushed Out of Office

Here's What Could Happen if Sessions Is Pushed Out of Office

President Donald Trump's startlingly public criticism of Jeff Sessions over the last week suggests an effort to pressure the attorney general into resigning with a possible eye toward replacing him and ending...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 03:52 PM CDT

Sen. John McCain Returns to Senate Floor

Sen. John McCain Returns to Senate Floor

Sen. John McCain returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to cast a vote to start debate on the Senate GOP health care bill. McCain had been absent from the Senate since he was diagnosed with brain cancer.

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 03:34 PM CDT

Trump Doubles Down on Sessions Criticism

Trump Doubles Down on Sessions Criticism

President Donald Trump's slipping confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions was on full display on Tuesday, after he took the opportunity to double down on his criticism of Sessions' decision to recuse...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 03:37 PM CDT

Trump Praises Senate for Moving on Health Care Reform

Trump Praises Senate for Moving on Health Care Reform

President Donald Trump, during a Tuesday news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, praised the Senate for voting to move forward on health care reform.

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017 at 09:41 PM CDT

Calif. Gov. Extends Climate Change Bill, Adds 10 Years

Calif. Gov. Extends Climate Change Bill, Adds 10 Years

Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign legislation Tuesday keeping alive California's signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions.

 
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