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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. 22, 2017, photo President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Huntsville, Ala. Trump says he wants to lure Democratic lawmakers to sign on to a Republican-crafted tax overhaul plan. But negotiators must grapple with the reality that any handouts to Democrats quickly could turn into turn-offs for the GOP. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 26, 2017 - 5:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek. The grand plan to rewrite the...
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Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., right, speaks to an aide as he appears before a Senate Finance Committee hearing to consider the Graham-Cassidy healthcare proposal, on Capitol Hill, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 26, 2017 - 4:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-stakes week got off to a bad start for President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP. A key defection in GOP ranks Monday appeared to sink their health care drive anew, while another disappointment loomed Tuesday as the Senate candidate backed...
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German chancellor Angela Merkel attends a party meeting at the party's headquarters, in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 one day after the parliamentary elections. (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
September 26, 2017 - 2:52 am
BERLIN (AP) — German parties' newly elected parliamentary groups are holding their first meetings after an election that left Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc weakened but still on top. It now faces a complicated task of forming a coalition government and the prospect of robust...
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September 26, 2017 - 12:23 am
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolia's ruling People's Party early Tuesday chose a replacement for the prime minister dismissed earlier this month over allegations of corruption and incompetence, as the resource-rich Asian nation struggles with an economic crisis and political infighting. After an...
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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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In this Sept. 22, 2017, photo President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Huntsville, Ala. Trump says he wants to lure Democratic lawmakers to sign on to a Republican-crafted tax overhaul plan. But negotiators must grapple with the reality that any handouts to Democrats quickly could turn into turn-offs for the GOP. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 25, 2017 - 8:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek. The grand plan to rewrite the...
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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, center, flanked by Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., left, and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., right, talk about the legislation they are introducing regarding the legal status of undocumented children during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 25, 2017 - 8:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fight with the GOP over immigration, House Democrats on Monday blocked a bill to extend federal aviation programs and provide tax breaks for hurricane victims. Republicans had hoped to pass a package of legislation addressing the Federal Aviation Administration and the tax...
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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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In this Sept. 22, 2017, photo President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Huntsville, Ala. Trump says he wants to lure Democratic lawmakers to sign on to a Republican-crafted tax overhaul plan. But negotiators must grapple with the reality that any handouts to Democrats quickly could turn into turn-offs for the GOP. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 25, 2017 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican effort to overhaul the tax system (all times local): 4:35 p.m. The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans. President Donald...
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