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Trump says GOP has ‘essentially repealed Obamacare’ with tax bill

President Trump said the massive tax bill that Republicans passed on Wednesday will effectively repeal the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. “The individual mandate is being repealed. When the individual mandate is being repealed, [...]

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Kaine warns U.S. mission shift in Syria, Iraq might be illegal

WASHINGTON — Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., pressed the Trump administration on Tuesday to clarify whether U.S. forces deployed in Syria and Iraq to fight ISIS are shifting their focus to confront Iran and its proxies. The [...]

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Trump, likely to benefit from new bill, still refuses to release taxes

The White House said Tuesday that President Trump would likely owe more in taxes under the bill that passed the House but declined to release his 2016 returns on the grounds they are being audited. Both [...]

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Democrat wins by one vote in Virginia legislative election recount

(Reuters) – Virginia Democrat Shelly Simonds won a seat in the House of Delegates by one vote, changing the power balance in the state legislature and extending a tide of Democratic victories beginning with November’s capture [...]

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US ‘will be taking names’ during UN vote on Jerusalem: Haley

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday warned countries that she will report back to President Donald Trump with the names of those who support a draft resolution rejecting the US [...]

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Russia calls Trump’s national security strategy ‘imperialist’

Government officials in Russia and China are criticizing President Donald Trump’s new national security strategyas “imperialist” and a return to “Cold War” mentality. But Moscow’s reaction also signaled that it saw some common ground. The strategy [...]

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Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An organization established for U.S. President Donald Trump’s transition to the White House said on Saturday the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election had obtained tens of thousands [...]

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Republicans confident tax bill to become law this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. Republicans said on Sunday they expected Congress to pass a tax code overhaul this week, with a Senate vote as early as Tuesday and President Donald Trump aiming to sign the [...]