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19 July 2017 10:09 AM Trump lays blame as US health care reform bid collapses

Washington - An angry President Donald Trump railed on Tuesday against dissenters in his party who dashed his months-long effort to dismantle his predecessor's landmark health care law, as moderates balked at Republican plans to scrap Obamacare without a replacement. With several efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) now squashed 138

19 July 2017 3:18 AM Republican push to end Obamacare collapses in US Senate

Trump had pushed hard to get a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare through the US House of Representatives in May. WASHINGTON – Republican efforts to overhaul or repeal Obamacare collapsed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, dealing a sharp setback to President Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s seven-year quest to kill former President Barack Obama’s 151

18 July 2017 8:38 PM Mitch McConnell: 'The man in the middle' of U.S. healthcare war

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For seven years, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell vowed to slay Obamacare if only his Republican Party controlled both chambers of Congress and the White House. Pull it out "root and branch," he pledged. But instead of basking in the glow of his first major legislative victory in the Donald Trump era, McConnell is what a source close 35

13 July 2017 3:54 AM Trump Russia claims: Mood in the White House is 'fantastic'

President Donald Trump says the mood in the White House is "fantastic" despite intense scrutiny of his campaign's alleged dealings with Russia. The president also defended his son, who it has emerged met a Russian lawyer during the election campaign. US media have described the White House as in chaos over the story, with a Trump ally calling it a "Category 50

11 July 2017 6:13 PM Melinda Gates 'Deeply Troubled' by Trump Cuts to Family Planning

Philanthropist Melinda Gates told delegates at a global summit she was "deeply troubled" by President Donald Trump's decision to slash funding for family planning around the world. “This is a difficult political climate for family planning. I’m deeply troubled, as I’m sure you are, by the Trump administration’s proposed budget slash," she said during 36

11 July 2017 10:26 AM Trump Jr now at the centre of Russia controversy

The month before that CNN interview, however, Trump Jr. himself had convened a meeting in Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who promised to provide damaging information about Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr's new acknowledgment that the meeting occurred - and his shifting explanations of what it entailed - have thrust the president's 39-year-old son into the spotlight 48

07 July 2017 2:10 PM Rex Tillerson appoints Kurt Volker as envoy for Ukraine crisis

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has appointed an envoy to lead U.S. efforts to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, he announced Friday. Tillerson tapped Kurt Volker, who previously represented the United States at NATO, to take point on American efforts to end the fighting in Ukraine. The crisis has persisted since 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea and sent special 35

30 June 2017 8:50 AM German parliament legalises same-sex marriage

Norbert Lammert, president of the parliament, said 393 lawmakers voted to approve the amendment, while 226 voted against and four abstained. BERLIN – Germany's parliament voted by a wide margin on Friday to legalise same-sex marriage after Chancellor Angela Merkel did an about-face that freed members of her ruling conservative bloc to follow their personal 33

08 June 2017 4:09 PM Comey: Trump administration spread 'lies, plain and simple'

"I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting, so I thought it really important to document," Comey said. "I knew there might come a day when I might need a record of what happened not only to defend myself but to protect the FBI." Comey made his comments as the packed hearing got underway, bringing Washington and parts 38

08 June 2017 8:20 AM Washington on edge ahead of Comey testimony on Trump, Russia probe

It is alleged a pub near the Capitol offered free drinks every time Trump tweets about Comey. Fired FBI chief James Comey has confirmed that Donald Trump urged him to drop a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn, in a preview of hotly awaited testimony Thursday that could rock the foundations of the presidency. Comey’s bombshell claim 39