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March 24, 2017 11:42 PM Seeds of Health-Bill Defeat Were Sown Months Ago

Trump stuck with strategy despite unforgiving congressional math that came into view in December President Donald Trump lost his first major legislative battle largely because of defections from a cabal of conservative lawmakers whose penchant for disruption once positioned them as his kindred political spirits. The collapse of the much-promised measure 14

March 24, 2017 10:04 PM London, Donald Trump, Keystone Pipeline: Your Evening Briefing

There are still obstacles to overcome before it can be built, and protests by environmentalists are likely to continue. But its proponents, including Republicans, some labor unions and the oil industry, welcomed the news, arguing that the pipeline would guarantee national energy security. 3. Millions of tourists, business travelers and relatives of American 18

March 24, 2017 9:43 PM Former Trump Staffers Agree to Talk With House Intel Panel

Ex-campaign manager Manafort, agreed to a voluntary interview WASHINGTON—Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and two other Trump associates have agreed to an interview with the House committee probing alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, as a partisan divide and the actions of the panel’s leader threatened to derail the inquiry 15

March 24, 2017 9:36 PM ‘Hello, Bob’: President Trump called my cellphone to say that the health-care bill was dead

President Trump called me on my cellphone Friday afternoon at 3:31 p.m. At first I thought it was a reader with a complaint since it was a blocked number. Instead, it was the president calling from the Oval Office. His voice was even, his tone muted. He did not bury the lede. Trump was speaking, of course, of the Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable 15

March 24, 2017 9:00 PM GOP House Leaders Pull Their Health Bill

Opposing factions within the party deal a setback to President Trump, House Speaker Ryan WASHINGTON—House Republican leaders abandoned their bill to replace the Affordable Care Act with a new health-insurance system, as opposing factions within the GOP dealt a dramatic setback to President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. The failure of the bill means 14

March 24, 2017 8:44 PM Trump is trying to take credit for a jobs announcement Charter made months ago

President Trump's administration claimed credit Friday for an announcement by cable provider Charter Communications that it intends to hire 20,000 workers in the United States and invest $25 billion in high-speed Internet over the next four years. But parts of that pledge by Charter chief executive Tom Rutledge had already been made months ago. And some policy 20

March 24, 2017 8:40 PM Virginia Judge Tees Up Travel Ban Argument for Top Court

A Virginia judge helped tee up an argument likely to be fought all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court over President Donald Trump’s efforts to restrict travel to the U.S. from six predominantly Muslim countries. U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga in Alexandria on Friday denied a request to block Trump’s March 6 executive order, saying he’s not going to psychoanalyze 21

March 24, 2017 8:13 PM White House has some bad advice for women seeking maternity care

Oh, I see. As far as the White House is concerned, American women shouldn’t have the guarantee of maternity care; American women in blue states should have the guarantee of maternity care. Access to prescription medication, maternity care, pediatric care, preventive care, and substance-abuse treatments are, according to Trump’s OMB chief, “local problems 14

March 24, 2017 8:11 PM The Treasury Secretary is not ‘worried at all’ about robots taking jobs. Here’s why he could be wrong

Companies are investing heaps of money to develop artificial-intelligence technologies that promise to transform industries as varied as transportation, finance and health care. That all adds up to big economic change, technologists warn. But for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the artificial intelligence revolution and its impact on the U.S. workforce 14

March 24, 2017 8:00 PM FBI searches for SC teen feared to have been fed to alligators

The FBI searched a remote location in South Carolina Friday in connection with the disappearance a teenage girl who investigators believe was abducted nearly eight years ago. A jury heard testimony last summer that a jailhouse snitch told the FBI that in 2009 the body of 17-year-old Brittannee Drexel was fed to alligators after she was shot and killed 12