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Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 03:30 PM PST

Schumer Predicts 'Obamacare' Will Survive

Schumer Predicts 'Obamacare' Will Survive

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer predicted Monday that the Affordable Care Act will survive amid what he called a White House and GOP in disarray. Schumer said the law, also referred to as "Obamacare,"...

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Senate Confirms Billionaire Ross as Commerce Secretary

Senate Confirms Billionaire Ross as Commerce Secretary

The Senate on Monday confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team. The vote was 72-27.

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 07:48 AM PST

US Teens Disillusioned, Divided by Politics: Poll

US Teens Disillusioned, Divided by Politics: Poll

In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense. It was an unusual show of political engagement...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 11:14 AM PST

Bush Favors 'Welcoming' Immigration Policy, Defends Media

Bush Favors 'Welcoming' Immigration Policy, Defends Media

Former President George W. Bush said he believes in a "welcoming" immigration policy, called freedom of religion a bedrock freedom, and forcefully defended the media as "indispensable to democracy," speaking out...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 11:20 AM PST

Pentagon Presenting Counter-ISIS Plan to White House

Pentagon Presenting Counter-ISIS Plan to White House

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is presenting the White House with a plan to "rapidly defeat" the Islamic State group, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday. The strategy includes significant elements of the approach...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 08:13 AM PST

Gorsuch Rulings in Some Notable Workers' Rights Cases

Gorsuch Rulings in Some Notable Workers' Rights Cases

President Donald Trump's pick to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has heard dozens of workers' rights cases on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Many conservatives hail Neil Gorsuch for sticking to the letter...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 10:22 AM PST

Report Warns of State Money Fallout From Health Law Repeal

Report Warns of State Money Fallout From Health Law Repeal

A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people...

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 01:54 PM PST

Father of Navy SEAL Killed in Raid Refused to Meet Trump

Father of Navy SEAL Killed in Raid Refused to Meet Trump

The father of a Navy SEAL killed during an anti-terrorism raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for its timing. Bill Owens told The Miami...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 06:13 AM PST

Trump's Approval Stands at 44 Percent as Partisanship Reigns

Trump's Approval Stands at 44 Percent as Partisanship Reigns

President Donald Trump's job approval rating stands at just 44 percent — a record low for a newly inaugurated commander-in-chief — and half of Americans say that his early challenges suggest unique and systemic...

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 at 05:30 AM PST

New DNC Chief Faces a Divided Party, Plus Trump

New DNC Chief Faces a Divided Party, Plus Trump

When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison...

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