Republican senators attempting to save their stalled effort to repeal and replace Obamacare in a late-night meeting Wednesday were interrupted with news of Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., told reporters that the senators learned of McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis during the meeting and asked Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., to say a prayer for McCain. “It was very emotional, almost kind of stunned disbelief for a minute, then we asked James Lankford to lead us in prayer,” Hoeven said.
The Senate is taking a key vote that could reshape the American health care system on Tuesday — but no one is exactly sure what they’ll be voting on. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Tuesday that his caucus had failed to coalesce around an Obamacare replacement plan and would instead move to a vote next week to begin debate on a “clean” repeal bill, to take effect in two years — allowing one more election cycle to pass before the need to come up with a replacement. The Congressional Budget Office estimated Wednesday that 32 million fewer Americans would have insurance under the repeal-only plan over 10 years.
The vice chair of the White House voter fraud commission says the results of the 2016 election may have been compromised by ballots cast by ineligible voters.
Democrats will begin rolling out their message for the 2018 midterm elections next week, Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., the No. 4 House Democrat, told reporters.
President Donald Trump scolded GOP senators for their inaction on health care reform Wednesday, saying they should not leave for the August recess without repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
As the White House’s controversial voter fraud panel gathered for its first meeting, President Trump accused states that didn’t turn over data of hiding “something.”
The former football star will appear before a Nevada parole board on Thursday morning, when he will ask for his release from prison after serving nearly nine years of a 33-year sentence stemming from a 2007 armed robbery in Las Vegas.
With a parole hearing scheduled for July 20, O.J. Simpson could be released from prison in Nevada on Oct. 1. Here are some of the memorable moments and images of the O.J. Simpson saga, which began June 12, 1994.
Hours before meeting with GOP senators at the White House, the president made a last-ditch Twitter pitch to save their effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Over 20 Democratic House members asked acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to review questions regarding the security clearance of the president's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump.
As the dust settled following Monday night’s collapse of the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare, a flurry of finger-pointing and competing narratives emerged with both the White House and the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell trying to minimize their own roles in the debacle. Some White House staffers threw McConnell under the proverbial bus, suggesting that the majority leader rushed the vote and limited President Trump’s involvement. McConnell’s allies denied he sought to dictate the process or have the president take a back seat.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell once threatened that Republicans would have to work with Democrats if they couldn’t get their act together on a repeal and replace strategy for Obamacare. “We’ve demonstrated that Republicans by themselves are not prepared at this particular point to do a replacement,” he said, when asked if the GOP would now work with Democrats. McConnell also continued to insist that he would hold a vote to repeal Obamacare on a two-year delay to give Republicans and Democrats time to come up with a replacement.
A Republican lawmaker asked a panel of NASA scientists Tuesday for opinions on whether Mars could have had civilized life “thousands of years ago.”
The MAKS airshow and exhibition is a major international event in the aerospace business. Here are photos from the first day of this year’s gathering.
The president says that neither he nor Republicans are going to take the blame for problems related to America’s current health care law hours after the bill to repeal and replace it was rendered dead in the Senate.
A plan to cleanly repeal the Affordable Care Act appears to have failed in the Senate after three GOP lawmakers said they would not vote to proceed with the latest attempt to reform the health care system.
Taking in the scene of a simulated fruit market in an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, a group of tourists ponders whether a poster-size figure of an Arab man holding a cellphone is a threat and should be shot. It is part of a counter-terrorism “boot camp” organized by Caliber 3, a company set up by a colonel in the Israeli army reserves. Admission includes watching former Israeli commandos take down an “attacker” and other means to thwart assaults, including the use of an attack dog.
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said Democrats have a message “much bigger” than opposing President Trump and that the party is focused on telling Americans “we see them.”
Vice President Mike Pence delivered an energetic endorsement Tuesday of the Senate Republicans’ new approach to the Affordable Care Act: Repeal it now and figure out a replacement later.
Conservative political commentator Ann Coulter is demanding answers after receiving sassy tweets from Delta Airlines in response to her complaints about having her seat reassigned on a flight from New York Laguardia to West Palm Beach, Florida, Saturday.
The conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board published a scathing assessment of President Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr.’s conduct in the wake of the fallout caused by the latter’s meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign.
The president is blaming the failure of the Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare on Democrats and “a few Republicans,” and vowing lawmakers will “come together” despite a bitter battle over the legislation.