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U.S. Capitol Police begin to detain protesters laying on the ground in an attempt to maintain order in the hallways outside the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the last-ditch GOP push to overhaul the nation's health care system, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 26, 2017 - 7:10 am
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FILE- In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, takes a question from a reporter while attending an event in Lewiston, Maine. The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama's health care law essentially died Monday, Sept. 25, as Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the push. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
September 26, 2017 - 6:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins' decision to oppose the GOP push to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul leaves the effort all but dead, with even party leaders conceding that their prospects are dismal. "It's going to be a heavy lift," South Dakota Sen. John Thune,...
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In this Sept. 15, 2017, photo, assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, urges lawmakers to approve a measure to spend $1.5 billion on environmental initiatives to use money from the state's recently renewed program that charges polluters to emit greenhouse gases in Sacramento, Calif. The Legislature approved the bill, and sent it to the governor. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
September 26, 2017 - 3:21 am
With the latest Republican health care overhaul teetering near collapse, one group in particular is watching with heightened anxiety. The debate in Congress is personal for many of those who gained coverage through Medicaid in the 31 states that expanded the program under former President Barack...
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., left, stops to talk with Jamie Davis Smith, and her children from left, Ben, 9, Claire 11, and Sarah, 7, following a news conference to oppose GOP's Graham-Cassidy health care repeal strategy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 25, 2017 - 10:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to overhaul the Obama health law (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is defending his friend, GOP Sen. John McCain, against criticism from President Donald Trump. McCain, who decisively voted against a GOP health care...
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U.S. Capitol Police maintain order as hundreds of people, many with disabilities, arrive for a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the last-ditch GOP push to overhaul the nation's health care system, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 25, 2017 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama's health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the push. The Maine moderate said in a statement that the legislation would make...
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FILE- In this June 7, 2017, file photo, from left, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, and National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers are seated during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Capitol Hill in Washington. Intelligence and law enforcement officials across the government lobbied Congress on Monday, Sept. 25, to let them conduct broad surveillance on foreign targets in coming years, saying it helps prevent terrorist and cyberattacks on the United States. Coats said getting the highly contentious section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act renewed is his “top priority this year.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
September 25, 2017 - 5:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence and law enforcement officials across the government lobbied Congress Monday to let them conduct broad surveillance on foreign targets in coming years, saying it helps prevent terrorist and cyberattacks on the United States. They said current rules adequately safeguard...
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In this Thursday, May 11, 2017, photo, people walk by Sunshine Life & Health Advisors, in Hialeah, Fla. The latest Republican push to replace the Obama-era health care law would shift funding and key coverage decisions for both private insurers and Medicaid to states instead of the federal government. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
September 25, 2017 - 3:43 pm
Only one thing is certain for insurance shoppers if the latest attempt to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law succeeds: Uncertainty. Will you be able to get coverage? How much will it cost? Will it cover my conditions? It depends. The proposal, sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham...
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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 25, 2017 - 11:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Memo to Republican senators: Many of the states President Donald Trump won last year would lose significant federal financing under the last-ditch Republican health care bill headed for a possible showdown in the Senate this week. Among states expected to lose are Arizona, Florida...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks to members of the media while attending an event in Lewiston, Maine. Collins said Sunday, Sept. 24, she finds it "very difficult" to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law. That likely opposition leaves the Republican drive to fulfill one of the party's premier campaign promises dangling by a thread. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
September 25, 2017 - 1:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that "right now" he doesn't back it. In a late bid to...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a press briefing at the Hilton Midtown hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
September 24, 2017 - 8:14 pm
MORRISTOWN, New Jersey (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising "the largest tax cut in the history of our country" that will slash rates for the middle class and corporations to spark economic growth and jobs. Trump said Sunday his "primary focus" is the tax overhaul rather than last-ditch...
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