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In Alabama`s Senate race, contenders fight over who is Trump`s biggest fan

In Alabama`s Senate race, contenders fight over who is Trump`s biggest fan

Published 13/08/2017

At first glance, U.S. Representative Mo Brooks seems exactly the kind of candidate President Donald Trump would love to see win Tuesday's Republican primary election for Alabama's open U.S. Senate seat. [more…]

Senate delays healthcare vote as McCain recovers from surgery

Senate delays healthcare vote as McCain recovers from surgery

Published 17/07/2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at a Harden County Republican party fundraiser in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, U.S., June 30, 2017.

The U.S. Senate will delay its consideration of healthcare legislation while Arizona Republican Senator John McCain recuperates from surgery, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Saturday.

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U.S. health insurers want Cruz proposal dropped from Senate bill

U.S. health insurers want Cruz proposal dropped from Senate bill

Published 15/07/2017

Two major U.S. health insurance groups on Friday called on Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to drop from a healthcare bill a provision proposed by Senator Ted Cruz that allows insurers to offer stripped-down, low-cost healthcare plans.

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Sidelined healthcare lobby stymies Republican healthcare effort

Sidelined healthcare lobby stymies Republican healthcare effort

Published 14/07/2017

The entrance to the newly constructed Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center hospital is shown in San Diego, California, U.S., April 17, 2017.

Senate Republicans pushing to overhaul Obamacare largely ignored key players in the debate over insuring the poor: the health insurers and hospitals charged with carrying out the law if it gets approved.

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Dollar edges lower versus yen before Yellen testimony- sterling off lows

Dollar edges lower versus yen before Yellen testimony- sterling off lows

Published 12/07/2017

A U.S. five dollar note is seen in this picture illustration June 2, 2017.

The U.S. dollar fell against the yen and languished at 14-month lows against the euro on Wednesday ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's appearance in Congress to give testimony on monetary policy.

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Trump Jr. emails suggest he welcomed Russian help against Clinton

Trump Jr. emails suggest he welcomed Russian help against Clinton

Published 12/07/2017

Part of an email conversation between Donald Trump Jr and publicist Rob Goldstone is seen in a Twitter message posted by Trump Jr. on July 11, 2017. @DonaldJTrumpJR/Handout via REUTERS

President Donald Trump's eldest son eagerly agreed last year to meet a woman he was told was a Russian government lawyer who might have damaging information about Democratic White House rival Hillary Clinton as part of Moscow's official support for his father, according to emails released on Tuesday.

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Senate may vote on revised healthcare bill next week

Senate may vote on revised healthcare bill next week

Published 12/07/2017

Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attends a new conference following party policy lunch meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. July 11, 2017.

U.S. Senate Republicans said Tuesday they will seek to bring their healthcare overhaul to the Senate floor next week after a lengthy intraparty struggle, but it remained unclear whether they had the votes to pass the measure or even what form it would finally take.

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Republicans voice growing doubts on U.S. healthcare bill`s fate

Republicans voice growing doubts on U.S. healthcare bill`s fate

Published 09/07/2017

U.S. Senator John McCain speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Republicans expressed increasing pessimism on Sunday about the prospects for the healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate aimed at rolling back Obamacare as lawmakers prepared to return from a week-long recess.

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Congress must shore up insurance markets if Obamacare repeal fails: McConnell

Congress must shore up insurance markets if Obamacare repeal fails: McConnell

Published 06/07/2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at a Harden County Republican party fundraiser in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, U.S., June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that Congress must act to shore up private health insurance markets if it fails to repeal Obamacare, comments seen as providing a pathway to a bipartisan deal to fix the health system.

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Trump to Senate Republicans: kill Obamacare now, replace later

Trump to Senate Republicans: kill Obamacare now, replace later

Published 01/07/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump listens as South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a statement from the Rose Garden after meetings at the White House in Washington, U.S. June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republican senators in a tweet on Friday to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new plan to replace it, muddying the waters as congressional leaders struggle for consensus on healthcare legislation.

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