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Those senatorsRand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Mike Lee of Utahdislike the Senate GOP bill because they do not feel it goes far enough in repealing the Affordable Care Act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can afford to lose only two Republicans and still pass the measure.
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Republicans are ideologically divided, spread between conservatives who fundamentally don't believe in the government's role in health care and moderates who think Obamacare was a step in the right direction.
The bills details suggest that it helps insurers and many consumers primarily in the near term and, in important ways, offers less support than a comparable plan the House GOP adopted last month.
The bill takes major steps to roll back provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but stops short of the severity of the Houses bill. In both bills, the spending cuts made by Medicaid and other programs would go to fund a substantial tax cut for the health care industry and the rich.
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Former president Barack Obama posted a nearly 1,000-word critique of the Senate bill on Facebook. And small tweakscannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation.”
"I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” president tweets, a belated admission after weeks of attempts by Congress and the press to determine whether such tapes existed.
The Justices said that the government must prove that the lie is relevant to the case in order to strip someone of citizenship.
Wayne W. Grigsby Jr. is the sixth general in the past year whom the Army has punished for sexual misconduct or improper interactions with women.
A Virginia man allegedly sent three documents containing classified information to a Chinese intelligence officer in May.
Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, commandeered Comet Ping Pong in December to investigate a false Internet rumor of a pedophile ring linked to Hillary Clinton.
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Off-camera briefings are becoming a regular occurrence in the Trump White Houseespecially on big news days.
"I thought that I felt all I could feel about this story,” Noah said, until I got home, and I watched a newly released video."
Floodwaters wont kill the notoriously tough insects, which are just as dangerous when theyre wet as they are dry, according to Alabama officials.
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