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Bipartisan Health Care Bill Aims To Stabilize Individual Market And Keep Premiums Down

October 18, 2017
Susan Davis | NPR
Senators leading bipartisan health care talks say they have a deal to restore subsidies to insurers that President Trump announced last week that he was ending. But it's not clear whether it can pass.
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McConnell wants Republicans to work more Fridays, weekends

October 18, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Axios
Mitch McConnell told Senate Republicans yesterday at their lunch that he planned to keep them working more Fridays and weekends, according to one source in the room and another briefed on his remarks.
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Biden, McCain unleash criticism of President Trump

October 18, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
The gloves are off, and no one's holding back. It started with Sen. John McCain blasting President Trump's ideas with words like "half-baked" and "unpatriotic." Later, former Vice President Joe Biden jumped in.
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Heritage Foundation considers top White House aide, Cubs co-owner as next leader

October 18, 2017
Robert Costa, Ashley Parker, John Wagner | The Washington Post
The group’s clout in Washington was underscored by President Trump’s appearance Tuesday night at a gathering of its President’s Club at a Washington hotel.
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Trump criticizes GOP Congress, praises party unity

October 17, 2017
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
President Donald Trump projected a united front with his party during a news conferences with Senate Majority Leader McConnell on Monday. This came following weeks of reported tension between the president and GOP Congressional leadership.
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Trump’s drug czar nominee drops out

October 17, 2017
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pennsylvania, has withdrawn his nomination to be the country's next drug czar. President Trump made the announcement on Twitter. This comes after a "60 Minutes" and Washington Post investigation found that a 2016 law sponsored by Marino essentially weakened the DEA's efforts to combat the opioid crisis.
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Midwestern senators to press EPA chief on ethanol

October 17, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Axios
A group of Midwestern Republican senators are meeting Tuesday with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to express their concerns about the agency's recent moves on ethanol, according to a spokesman for Sen. Grassley. The Iowa Republican lunched with Pruitt Monday to discuss the same issues.
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Intelligence firm: House panel's subpoenas 'clear abuse of power'

October 17, 2017
Manu Raju, Kara Scannell, Jeremy Herb | CNN
The intelligence firm that produced the dossier of memos alleging Russian efforts to aid Donald Trump's presidential campaign is objecting to subpoenas sent by the chairman of the House intelligence committee calling them a "clear abuse of power."
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Trump Adopts Obama Approach While Seeking to Undo a Legacy

October 14, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The president was frustrated. Lawmakers were not passing what he wanted. They were “obstructionists,” he complained. So he took out his pen, signed his name to an order and took action on his own. “We’re taking a little different route than we had hoped because getting Congress — they forgot what their pledges were,” he said.
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