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GOP plan to slash legal immigration wins Trump's support

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has embraced legislation that would dramatically reduce legal immigration and shift the nation toward a system that prioritizes merit and skills over family ties.<p>Trump joined with Republican Sens. David Perdue of Georgia and Tom Cotton of Arkansas to promote …

John McCain Makes His Choice

The vote he cast, more than the speech he gave, will help define his legacy.<p>The effort to repeal Barack Obama’s health-care bill is not over, and neither presumably is the public career of John McCain. But each crossed an important threshold yesterday, and Senator McCain gave us a clearer idea of …

The GOP plan to protect Medicaid recipients could run out of money after 2 years

Republicans are scrambling to forge a health-care compromise after their effort to undo the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, fell apart in the Senate last week. One particularly thorny issue is the plight of people in the lower middle class who have benefited from an expansion of …

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John McCain Says Congress Isn't Credible Enough to Handle the Russia Investigation

Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) says that the investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election needs to be handled by a special committee …

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Trump to sign executive orders enabling construction of proposed border wall and targeting sanctuary cities

President Trump plans to sign executive orders Wednesday enabling construction of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and targeting cities where local leaders refuse to hand over illegal immigrants for deportation, according to White House officials familiar with the decisions.<p>The actions, …

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Donald Trump agrees to $25-million settlement in lawsuits against Trump University

A $25-million settlement was reached Friday resolving three fraud lawsuits filed against<p>Donald Trumpand his now-defunct Trump University, averting the prospect of a trial for the president-elect.<p>The settlement covers two class-action suits filed in San Diego and a third suit brought by the New York …