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GOP seeks support for narrow version of 'Obamacare' repeal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Battered by repeated failures to repeal or replace "Obamacare," Senate GOP leaders retreated to a narrow approach Thursday that would undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack Obama's law. Democrats vowed opposition as the Senate prepared for a bizarre Capitol Hill ritual, a "vote-a-rama" on amendments that promised to last into the wee hours of Friday morning.
Pass or fail: Health care on brink
Cancer can’t put muzzle on Sen. McCain
Scalise discharged from hospital, beginning rehabilitation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise -- who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month -- has been discharged from a Washington hospital.
GOP pushes health care vote
WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a dreary report envisioning that the number of uninsured Americans would soar.
McCain says ‘I’ll be back soon’ as he battles brain cancer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Battling brain cancer, Sen. John McCain on Thursday promised to return to work, making a good-natured dig at his Republican and Democratic colleagues who were jolted by news of the six-term lawmaker's diagnosis.
Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 1 dead, 32 hurt
U.S., Japan discuss North Korean threat
House panel moves ahead on budget with hopes for tax reform
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A key House panel on Wednesday took a critical first step toward enabling Republicans to revise the tax code, kicking off a daylong debate over a GOP budget that slashes safety net programs for the poor while rewarding the military with a $70 billion boost.
House budget blueprint boosts military, cuts benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a 10-year budget blueprint that would dramatically increase military spending while putting the GOP on record favoring Medicare cuts opposed by President Donald Trump.