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Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., center, speaks to the media, accompanied by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 20, 2017 - 6:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the Republicans' last-resort "Obamacare" repeal effort remains two or three votes short, forecasting days of furious lobbying ahead with a crucial deadline looming next week. The legislation by Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 20, 2017 - 6:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an overheard phone call Wednesday, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham leaned on a fellow senator to back his GOP health care bill despite "all its imperfections." Graham called the "Obamacare" repeal bill he co-authored a "historic opportunity" and asserted: "We're going to vote...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., joined by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters as he pushes a last-ditch effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 20, 2017 - 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's divisive and difficult, but the Republican drive to erase the Obama health care overhaul has gotten a huge boost from one of Washington's perennial incentives: Political necessity. In the two months since Senate Republicans lost their initial attempt to scuttle President...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill during a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 20, 2017 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate Republican push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (all times local): 5:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is offering strong support for the last-ditch GOP effort to repeal "Obamacare." Trump said Wednesday that the legislation by Sens. Lindsey Graham of South...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
September 20, 2017 - 4:39 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Japan urged international unity Wednesday in pressuring North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, even as another key U.S. ally pushed back against President Donald Trump's threat to "totally destroy" the rogue nation if it attacked. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani listens during a news conference, during his visit for the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
September 20, 2017 - 4:11 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his "extremely offensive" rhetoric and baseless allegations. Rouhani told a news...
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Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., center, listens as Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left, speaks, accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 20, 2017 - 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law, according to an analysis released Wednesday. That would likely result in more uninsured Americans. The study by the consulting firm Avalere Health found that the Graham-Cassidy bill...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes declined slightly in early trading Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest economic and interest rate policy update. Technology and financial companies were down the most. Several packaged food companies also declined. Restaurant chains and specialty retailers were among the biggest gainers. Oil prices were headed higher. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 20, 2017 - 1:40 pm
U.S. stock indexes were drifting between small gains and losses in afternoon trading Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest economic and interest rate policy update. Industrial companies, including airlines, led the gainers. Energy stocks also rose as oil prices headed higher. Technology...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2015, file photo, Jimmy Kimmel arrives at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest : "Scandal" held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Kimmel said on Sept. 19, 2017, that Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy “lied right to my face” by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test the Republican lawmaker named for the late night host. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
September 20, 2017 - 11:31 am
Jimmy Kimmel sharply criticized U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy on his late-night show, saying the Louisiana Republican "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for the host. Kimmel said that a health care bill co-sponsored by Cassidy fails the...
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President Donald Trump meets with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 20, 2017 - 2:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump will be returning to New York next week for a fundraising dinner. An email from Trump's campaign operation is advertising a chance for donors to win tickets to a "...
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