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Republicans strain for modest 'skinny' redo of 'Obamacare'

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....
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Analysis: Vote yes, hope no for Senate GOP on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vote yes, hope no....
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Trump and Congress offer vague tax guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After roughly three months of closed-door talks, the Trump administration and Republican congressional leaders appear to have made little concrete progress on a plan to overhaul the tax code and lower business and personal rates....
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The Latest: GOP senators worry about 'skinny' health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):...
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AP EXCLUSIVE: Sessions not stepping down unless asked

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- His loyalty to the boss severely tested but seemingly intact, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the job for as long as President Donald Trump wants him to serve....
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House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon....
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Scaramucci reports more than $50m in assets

NEW YORK (AP) -- He vows to be a fresh voice in the Trump administration, but in one way he is like many of the others: He is wealthy, with a vast and complicated array of assets....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll
Do you agree with the President that allowing openly transgender people to serve in the military is disruptive and burdens them with greater medical costs? <More Info>

Yes
No
Yes
55%
No
45%
Total Votes: 15,330

Yesterday's Poll

Should the courts be allowed to determine medical care against family wishes when patient's "best interest" is at stake?

No
79%
Yes
21%
Total Votes: 30,614