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Rand Paul on GOP Senate health care bill: ‘We’re at an impasse’

Senate Republicans aren’t “getting anywhere” with their pricey plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday — even as a top White House aide projected the bill was “getting close” to a vote. “I don’t think we’re getting anywhere with the bill we have; we’re at an impasse,” Paul (R-Ky.) said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Every time ...

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Rand Paul on GOP Senate health care bill: ‘We’re at an impasse’

Senate Republicans aren’t “getting anywhere” with their pricey plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday — even as a top White House aide projected the bill was “getting close” to a vote. “I don’t think we’re getting anywhere with the bill we have; we’re at an impasse,” Paul (R-Ky.) said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Every time ...

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House GOP pushes bill to let churches back political candidates

WASHINGTON — Churches should have the First Amendment right to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status, say House Republicans, who quietly tucked a provision into a sweeping spending bill that would deny the IRS money to enforce the 63-year-old law prohibiting such outright politicking from the pulpit. Republicans repeatedly have failed to scrap the law preventing churches ...

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De Blasio to taxpayers: Pay my $2.3M legal bill from ethics probe

Mayor de Blasio has decided the taxpayers should foot most of the $ 2.3 million bill for the lawyers he hired to defend him in several campaign finance investigations. The mayor put up a brief explanation of his decision on Medium.com early Friday, stating that “after giving this a great deal of thought” he will submit a bill for $ ...

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What Phil should have learned from Bill Russell, Red Auerbach

This week Bill Russell was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the NBA Awards Show, so it is as good a week as any to share my all-time favorite coach-player story. In “Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend,” Russell writes about a priceless moment involving his coach Red Auerbach. It’s a lesson that could have benefited Knicks ...

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De Blasio: Senate’s health care bill hurts war on opioids

Mayor de Blasio said the city’s fight against the opioid epidemic would be endangered by the Senate’s proposed health care bill. “Imagine if we had a hand tied behind our back, because it became a lot harder to connect people to care, if it was much more expensive for people to get the help that they need,” de Blasio said. ...

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AFL-CIO launches ads blasting GOP health care bill in red states

Sen. Mitch McConnell may be a master of backroom D.C. deals, but union leader Richard Trumka on Wednesday vowed to shut down the Senate health bill that would deprive 22 million Americans of health care. Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, said his union is running TV, billboard and social media ads in five key states in an effort to reach ...

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Trump says passing health bill will be 'tough' as GOP walks away

Repeal and replace is getting a rethink. President Trump on Wednesday admitted it will be “tough” to repeal and replace Obamacare, and the GOP-controlled Congress might only get “very close” to fulfilling the signature campaign promise. Meanwhile, even more Republican Senators backed away from the Senate’s health care bill, further hurting any chance it will pass. Trump told White House ...

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NJ mother tweets out $231,000 hospital bill for 2-year-old son

While politicians fight over the latest iteration of the health care bill, a New Jersey family has found themselves at the center of a battle of their own. Two-year-old Ethan Chandra was diagnosed with heterotoxy syndrome — a genetic disorder that results in organs being malformed, missing or in the wrong place, CNN reported. He was born with nine congenital ...

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Congress to take up bill banning tourism to North Korea

The few hundred Americans who travel to North Korea might be very disappointed. Congress is preparing to take up a bipartisan bill that would ban tourism to North Korea, just weeks after the death of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned there for more than a year and sent back in a coma. Reps. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) ...

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