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Senate GOP debates 'skinny' Obamacare repeal

Credit: Architect of the Capitol (WASHINGTON) -- The Senate is in the middle of thick debate, struggling to pass any option for repealing or replacing the Affordable Care Act. ...

Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski's health care vote draws White House ire

US Senate (WASHINGTON) -- After Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski was just one of two Republican senators to vote against proceeding to debate on a health care bill on Tuesday, ...

Senate sends new Russia sanctions bill to White House in overwhelming vote

Credit: Architect of the Capitol (WASHINGTON) -- The Senate has approved new sanctions to punish Russia for its meddling in the 2016 election in an overwhelming vote, sending the ...

Scaramucci targets Priebus, Bannon in expletive-ridden call with reporter

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci responded Thursday evening to an article detailing an expletive-ridden conversation a reporter with The New Yorker ...

Trump advisers eyeing possible Priebus replacements

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Reince Priebus is still the White House chief of staff and on Wednesday he told ABC News he intends to remain in ...

'Unit cohesion' and how it's been used to justify discrimination in the military

ChrisSuperseal/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- When President Donald Trump tweeted his decision to ban all transgender men and women from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. military, he specifically ...

Jeff Sessions: President Trump's criticism is 'kind of hurtful'

US Department of Justice (WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands by his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation despite the barrage of criticism he has received ...

Republican senator warns of 'holy hell to pay' if Trump fires Sessions

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham warned on Thursday that there would be “holy hell to pay” if President Donald Trump fires U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.“This ...

Top US general promises no changes in military transgender policy for now

Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has issued guidance to military commanders stressing that there will be no change ...

What is a recess appointment, and is it a feasible option for Trump if Sessions goes?

Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Even though Jeff Sessions has indicated he has no intention of leaving his post, President Donald Trump’s continued public criticism of his attorney general ...

By the numbers: Transgender individuals serving in the US military

Vstock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Numbers from a 2016 Rand Corp. study show that the ban on transgender people in the military announced by President Trump may affect only a small ...

Scaramucci tweets then deletes cryptic message about 'leak' of his financial disclosure form

Mark Wilson/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Newly named White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Wednesday wrote in a now-deleted cryptic tweet that the "leak" of his financial disclosure form ...

GOP to consider 'skinny' repeal option on health care

US Senate (WASHINGTON) -- The Senate is in the middle of thick debate, struggling to pass any option for repealing or replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). After a ...

Top diplomatic security official leaving State Dept. while dozens of positions remain vacant

Photo by Michael Hernandez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The acting chief of diplomatic security is leaving the State Department Thursday, vacating two important roles that ensure the protection of ...

Senate measure to repeal Affordable Care Act fails

Credit: Architect of the Capitol (WASHINGTON) -- With the failure Wednesday afternoon of the 2015 House bill that would just repeal the Affordable Care Act, Congress’ two best chances ...

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