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Trump Says Obamacare Will "Explode" After Replacement Fails In Congress

After Republicans abandoned their Obamacare replacement Friday, President Trump lamented the lack of Democratic support and claimed his predecessor's signature law would self-destruct.<p>Originally posted on March 24, 2017, 22:04 GMT<p>Updated on March 25, 2017, 15:03 GMT<p>Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP<p>Just …

Health Care

White House launches damage control after health bill collapses

‘This is 100 percent a Ryan failure,’ one senior administration official said after the Obamacare repeal bill was pulled on Friday.<p>Updated 03/24/17 06:07 PM EDT<p>President Donald Trump did “everything” he could to repeal and replace Obamacare, the White House said again and again on Friday.<p>Apparently …

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Trump: I never said repeal and replace would come in 64 days

Updated 03/24/17 06:19 PM EDT<p>President Donald Trump signaled Friday that his failed effort to repeal and replace Obamacare won’t be his last try.<p>“I guess I’m here what, 64 days? I never said repeal and replace Obamacare — you’ve all heard my speeches — I never said repeal it and replace it within …

Health Care

Trump full remarks on the Obamacare repeal failure

One more good reason to repeal ObamaCare. Now

In a last-minute bid to ensure the success of the American Health Care Act, Republican congressional leaders and the Trump Administration are close to an agreement that would repeal one of Obamacare’s most significant regulations, its “essential health benefits” requirement. This should be welcome …

Health Care

Angela Merkel and Trump can't hide fundamental differences in first visit

German leader defended stance on refugees and globalisation while US president again used the phrase ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ in first face-to-face meeting<p>Donald Trump and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, struck a conciliatory tone at their first face-to-face meeting on Friday, but there …

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Home Depot Co-Founder Says Trump Could Be the Best President

SERIOUSLY?? The video that allegedly cost 46 attorneys their job..

Health Policy Expert Is Confirmed as Medicare and Medicaid Administrator

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday confirmed Seema Verma, a health policy expert from Indiana, to lead efforts by the Trump administration to transform Medicaid, expand Medicare and upend the Affordable Care Act.<p>By a vote of 55 to 43, the Senate approved the nomination of Ms. Verma to be …

Health Care

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White House says Trump believes CIA systems are outdated

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer says President Donald Trump has "grave concern" about the release of classified material and believes the systems at the CIA are outdated.<p>Spicer was responding Thursday to questions about WikiLeaks' disclosure of thousands of documents that …

Government

Ex-Trump adviser says phone may have been tapped, without offering evidence

Carter Page writes to congressional investigators to describe concern, which he suggests would support Donald Trump’s claim Trump Tower was wiretapped<p>A former foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump has written to congressional investigators claiming, without evidence, that his mobile phone may have …

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Jon Huntsman, Trump’s pick for Russia ambassador, is a baffling choice

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. has been tapped to be President Donald Trump’s ambassador to Russia. And that is very, very strange.<p>Huntsman isn’t a Russia expert, or anything close. President Barack Obama appointed Huntsman, a Republican, to serve as ambassador to China in his first term because …

Russia

DOJ sends 144,000 pages of Gorsuch documents to Senate

Updated 03/09/17 03:23 PM EST<p>The Justice Department has given the Senate more than 144,000 pages of documents regarding Neil Gorsuch’s work in the George W. Bush administration, fulfilling an unusual request from the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of the Supreme Court nominee’s …

Government

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Intelligence Agencies

Record 3 million tweets sent on Trump's speech to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter says a record 3 million tweets were sent about President Donald Trump's speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night.<p>The top tweeted moment of Trump's speech was the Republican's call to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That was followed by Trump's …

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President Donald Trump Explains Why He Won’t Be Attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

He’d rather not. President <b>Donald Trump</b> explained in a new interview why he won’t be attending this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April …

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How Trump’s disciplined speech came together

The president prepared for days, edited until the final hours and managed to stick to a script.<p>President Donald Trump sat in the White House Map Room on Tuesday with a coterie of advisers, a black Sharpie, stacks of paper and a teleprompter. Beside him much of the day — the 40th day of his …

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Sen. Purdue: Trump Works at 'Business Pace, Not Gov't Pace'

Senator David Purdue joins MTP Daily to discuss Obamacare, infrastructure, and working with President Trump.

Elections

Trump to Ask for Sharp Increases in Military Spending, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — President Trump will instruct federal agencies on Monday to assemble a budget for the coming fiscal year that includes sharp increases in Defense Department spending and drastic enough cuts to domestic agencies that he can keep his promise to leave Social Security and Medicare alone, …

President Trump Announces He'll Skip White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Donald Trump announced in a tweet Saturday that he will skip this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.<p>"I will not be attending the …

In deep blue California, Trump electrifies GOP

The Republican rank-and-file swooned over the new president at the state convention.<p>SACRAMENTO — California’s withered Republican Party finally found reason for cheer.<p>In less than six weeks, President Donald Trump had done more to unsettle Democrats in the land of Jerry Brown and Berkeley than …

Elections

Donald Trump is not the first US president to boycott press events

Missing a White House correspondents’ dinner is a serious sense of humour failure but is not without precedent<p>The annual dinner hosted by the White House Correspondents’ Association, in Washington, is traditionally an occasion when the US president is lampooned and ridiculed to his face, and is …

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Aide: Trump not elected to spend time with reporters, celebs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that when President Donald Trump skips the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, expect him to spend that Saturday night in April "focused on what he can to do to help better America."<p>The dinner attracts politicians, journalists and celebrities and …

Elections

Mnuchin: Trump will not cut social security and Medicare 'entitlements'

Treasury secretary previews content of first address to Congress Conservatives drink the Trump Kool-Aid, but who will pick up the tab?<p>Donald Trump’s first budget proposal will spare big social welfare programs such as social security and Medicare from cuts, the treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, …

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Donald Trump bows out of White House Correspondents dinner

<i>Correction:</i> This article previously said Trump would be the first president to skip the dinner. Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter both sat out years, and Ronald Reagan couldn't make it the year he was shot in an assassination attempt. The story has been updated, accordingly.<p>————-<p>Amid an …

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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says the Trump administration is 'committed to get tax reform done' by August

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has laid out the timeline for tax reform, and he predicts that the US economy will see a serious growth boom.<p>Speaking with CNBC's Becky Quick in an interview Thursday morning, Mnuchin said the Trump administration was considering numerous tax-related proposals but …

Taxes

Trump administration rescinds guidelines on protections for transgender students

The Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era directive Wednesday aimed at protecting transgender students’ rights, questioning its legal grounding.<p>Under the guidelines, schools had been required to treat transgender students according to their stated gender identity, and either allow access to …

Equality

Noted Presidential Golf Basher Donald Trump Has Been Playing a Lot of Golf as President

Hypocrisy is dead, but presidential golf is alive and well.<p>Hypocrisy is dead. There is no longer any penalty for saying one thing and doing the polar opposite in American politics—even when it comes to golf. Cut to President Trump, who used to love a good potshot at his predecessor over his love of …

Golf