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March 27, 2017 6:12 PM TrumpCare? RyanCare? How about don't care

Looking admiringly at a beautiful baby grand piano, a party guest once remarked, “I always wanted to play the piano…” She was rather taken aback when her host told her, “No you don’t. Or you would’ve taken lessons.” What the woman meant was that she wished she knew how to play piano – that Jiminy Cricket would appear with his magic bumbershoot and make it so. Now we know that Republicans 12

March 27, 2017 2:59 PM The Daily 202: How Trump’s presidency is succeeding

THE BIG IDEA: Reading some of the news coverage this weekend, one might get the impression that Donald Trump’s failure to repeal Obamacare is akin to Woodrow Wilson not getting the League of Nations ratified. In other words, a fatal blow to his presidency. That’s hooey. -- Health care is a siren song that has seduced many presidents since Harry Truman 12

March 27, 2017 12:57 PM Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was jailed for 15 days on Monday by a Moscow court for resisting police orders. Navalny was arrested Sunday as he walked to a protest in Moscow and spent the night in jail before appearing in court. Tens of thousands 9

March 27, 2017 12:56 PM Merkel celebrates German election win, challenger deflated

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday celebrated an encouraging win for her conservatives in a state election, declaring that her party has “every chance” in upcoming votes. Her center-left challenger in Germany’s national election later this year vowed not to be put off his stride by a deflating result. Merkel’s Christian Democrats easily 11

March 27, 2017 11:25 AM Senate Committee to Question Jared Kushner Over Meetings With Russians

A White House spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, confirmed those meetings, saying in an interview that nothing of consequence was discussed and that they went nowhere. Mr. Gorkov, who previously served as deputy chairman of the board at Sberbank, Russia’s largest state-owned bank, could not be reached for comment. Members of presidential transition teams routinely 13

March 27, 2017 8:41 AM Kremlin Critic Alexei Navalny To Appear In Court Following Anti-Corruption Protest In Moscow

Moscow: Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was set to appear in court on Monday after he and more than 1,000 other people were arrested at an anti-corruption protest in Moscow. The United States and the European Union voiced deep concern about the detentions, with the State Department describing them as an "affront to democracy". Navalny had called for the protests 11

March 27, 2017 8:41 AM Opposition leader among hundreds arrested at Moscow protest

MOSCOW: Hundreds of people including top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were arrested on Sunday as thousands of Russians defied bans to stage protests across the country against corruption. Navalny had called for the marches after publishing a detailed report this month accusing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of controlling a property empire through a shadowy 16

March 27, 2017 8:31 AM Poland questions legality of Tusk's EU re-election

WARSAW, Poland – Poland's foreign minister has challenged the legality of Donald Tusk's re-election to a top European Union job, saying the vote was "fake" and that it exposed the EU as having "double standards." Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, was re-elected as European Council head at a recent EU summit. Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski 12

March 26, 2017 7:59 PM Two months out of office, Barack Obama is having a post-presidency like no other

WASHINGTON - The first cocktail party at Barack Obama's new office last month was certainly more casual than any he had hosted in recent years. The wine bore a random assortment of labels, as if assembled potluck-style. The self-serve appetizers were set out in the narrow hallway. The host, tieless, eschewed formal remarks, as a few dozen of his old administration 16

March 26, 2017 12:58 PM Diaz launches bid to be 1st woman to lead Spain's Socialists

MADRID – Susana Diaz, the regional president of Andalusia, has launched her bid to become the first woman to lead Spain's Socialist party. Diaz announced her candidacy for the Socialists' upcoming leadership election on Sunday at a rally in Madrid, where she was flanked by former Prime Ministers Felipe Gonzalez and Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero 15