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CBO report: ObamaCare replacement bill changes cut deficit reduction

The changes Republican leaders have proposed in their health care bill to win House votes have cut the measure's deficit reduction by more than half, according to Congressional nonpartisan budget analysts. The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday th

Fox News, today, 18:38

Potential 'smoking gun' showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says

Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this wee

Fox News, today, 18:23
Will final health care deal match Trump's campaign pitch?

Will final health care deal match Trump's campaign pitch?

WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running out to get votes for the Republican plan to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump has shown he's willing to make a deal. But could he wind up with a plan that doesn't line up with some...

Chron, today, 17:11
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's truths can come from wisps of info

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's truths can come from wisps of info

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sitting atop that vast apparatus of institutional knowledge, hard-won intelligence and data known as the U.S. government, President Donald Trump forms some of his most contentious opinions from other sources entirely. It could be a pund

Chron, today, 17:11

Senate leader demands to know why accused rapist was allowed to enter US illegally

A leading U.S. senator is demanding to know why a teenager from Central America accused of raping and sodomizing a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland high school was allowed to enter and remain in the U.S. since crossing the border illegally months ago. Sen.

Fox News, today, 17:05
FBI's Comey warns of 'terrorist diaspora' from ISIS territory

FBI's Comey warns of 'terrorist diaspora' from ISIS territory

FBI Director James Comey repeated his concerns Thursday over a "terrorist diaspora" that he believes will occur once ISIS territory in Iraq and Syria is "crushed" by coalition forces. Comey said during a speech at a national...

Fox News, today, 16:54

State Department tells embassies to ramp up visa screening

The State Department has ordered American embassies and consulates around the world to draw up criteria for "population sets" needing extra scrutiny before receiving visas to travel to the United States, according to a recent diplomatic...

Fox News, today, 16:40

GOP leaders delay ObamaCare replacement vote, amid opposition

Republican leaders canceled a vote in the House on the plan to replace ObamaCare Thursday, after leadership's attempts to lobby enough votes apparently failed -- a major setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump. Trump and Republican leader

Fox News, today, 15:51
Feds: Trump DC hotel not in violation of government lease

Feds: Trump DC hotel not in violation of government lease

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency overseeing Donald Trump's lease for a luxury hotel in Washington has ruled his election as president doesn't violate the terms of his agreement barring government officials from profiting from the property. In a lette

Chron, today, 15:39

What you need to know before the House votes on GOP bill to replace ObamaCare

What you need to know before the House votes on GOP plan to replace ObamaCare The White House and Republican Leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives planned to bring the American Health Care Act to the floor for a vote on Thursday, but as the GOP

Fox News, today, 15:23

Senate confirms Trump's choice for US ambassador to Israel

WASHINGTON –  The Republican-led Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to Israel, ignoring objections from Democrats that David Friedman lacked the temperament for such an important diplomatic post. Senators voted Thurs

Fox News, today, 15:16

The Latest: New England Patriots invited to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The White House says the New England Patriots will visit next month. Spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday that the 2017 Super Bowl champions will stop by the White House o

Chron, today, 15:07

Trump surveillance saga gives new meaning to common intel word

The terms “unmasked” and “masked” – well-known in the lexicon of the intelligence community – now have a new meaning for the public following reports that federal agents may have inadvertently surveilled President Trump and members of his team and then d

Fox News, today, 14:17

Justice investigating California GOP congressman

WASHINGTON –  The Justice Department is investigating California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter for possible campaign violations. The House Ethics panel has been investigating allegations that Hunter improperly used campaign funds to pay for tens of thous

Fox News, today, 14:10

GOP leaders scramble to get lawmakers behind ObamaCare replacement

Republican leaders were scrambling Thursday to get House lawmakers behind the GOP's ObamaCare replacement plan, as it became increasingly clear the plan did not have enough votes to get through the House -- with President Trump meeting the House Freedom

Fox News, today, 14:02

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