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July 25, 2017 5:10 AM McCain to return for pivotal Senate vote on healthcare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain will make a return to the U.S. capitol on Tuesday to play what could be a crucial role in keeping Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare afloat. McCain, who is battling brain cancer at his Arizona home, is set to help decide whether the repeal push will move forward or perhaps be abandoned entirely 13

July 25, 2017 1:41 AM McCain’s return to Senate injects momentum into GOP health-care battle

The Senate plans to vote Tuesday to try to advance a sweeping rewrite of the nation’s health-care laws with the last-minute arrival of Arizona Sen. John McCain (R), who could provide the critical vote to start debate on the bill even as he announced last week that he is suffering from brain cancer. In a bit of drama, McCain said Monday night that he will return 14

July 25, 2017 1:41 AM McCain to make dramatic return for Obamacare vote

The announcement fueled late-breaking momentum for the uphill GOP repeal bid. The Senate GOP bid to kill Obamacare — itself left for dead as of Monday morning — saw a flicker of life late in the day after a furious pressure campaign by President Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell heading into a critical Tuesday vote. McConnell spent the day cajoling his members 15

July 25, 2017 1:38 AM From ‘fake media’ to Clinton, Trump brings political attacks to the Scout Jamboree

Ahead of President Trump’s appearance Monday at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, the troops were offered some advice on the gathering’s official blog: Fully hydrate. Be “courteous” and “kind.” And avoid the kind of divisive chants heard during the 2016 campaign such as “build the wall” and “lock her up.” But from the moment he took stage 15

July 25, 2017 1:08 AM Scaramucci’s White House Role Raises Questions on U.S. Review of Deal

Decision over sale of his investment company SkyBridge could ultimately be in the hands of his boss, President Trump WASHINGTON—Anthony Scaramucci’s appointment as White House communications director presents a sensitive situation for the planned sale of an investment company he founded to a Chinese conglomerate—a deal that is now under government review 15

July 25, 2017 12:28 AM Israel Agrees to Remove Metal Detectors at Entrances to Aqsa Mosque Compound

Mr. Netanyahu thanked President Trump for “directing” Jared Kushner, his senior adviser and son-in-law, and for dispatching Jason Greenblatt, his special representative for international negotiations, to the region to help with the effort to bring the Israeli Embassy staff home quickly. Mr. Netanyahu also thanked King Abdullah II “for our close cooperation 13

July 25, 2017 12:13 AM Trump Urges GOP Senators to Overturn Affordable Care Act

President says now is the time for lawmakers to keep their campaign promises; McCain to return to senate for vote WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump made a last-minute pitch to GOP senators urging them to vote Tuesday to begin debate on a sweeping health-care law, an exhortation that added to the pressures facing congressional Republicans at a critical 15

July 24, 2017 4:41 PM Why Youngstown voters still support Trump

Tim Ryan vows 'Youngstown street fight' vs. Trump Paul Sracic chairs the Department of Politics and International Relations at Youngstown State University in Ohio. Follow him at @pasracic. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN)After the 2012 election, the Republican postmortem concluded that the traditional Republican base of mostly 15

July 24, 2017 4:18 PM Kushner denies any collusion with Russia

Democrats unveil 'Better Deal' agenda as party tries to retake Trump's mantle on jobs, economy Democrats need to pick up 24 seats to control the House, which some analysts believe is possible because the party in the White House tends to lose as many seats in midterm elections. The "Better Deal" agenda is filled with the kind of populist rhetoric championed 14

July 24, 2017 9:04 AM Most presidents rely on expertise. Trump treats experts like the enemy

President Trump’s policy agenda is in trouble. After nearly seven months of intramural fighting and several dramatic reversals, the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act died in the Senate. By the end of last week, even the most stalwart opponents of Obamacare seemed ready to move on. At the center of the Trump White House’s 13