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Collins to vote ‘no’ on Graham-Cassidy bill, likely dooming it

Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced this evening that she will vote "no" on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, becoming the third Republican to do so and likely dooming the GOP's latest   ... Read More

What to know about the Republican runoff for Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- On Tuesday, Alabama Republicans will vote in a primary runoff for the Senate seat previously occupied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

A first round of voting failed to yield a majority for a single candidate. Now the   ... Read More

White House sidesteps questions about Trump’s profane language on anthem protesters

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders deflected questions Monday about the specific words employed by President Donald Trump to describe NFL players kneeling in protest during the national anthem, saying only that it's "always appropriate" to defend   ... Read More

Republicans introduce conservative DACA fix that offers path to citizenship

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Two Republican senators have introduced a new bill that addresses the status of hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, potentially offering them a 15-year path to citizenship.

The bill, known as the SUCCEED   ... Read More

Supreme Court removes arguments on previous travel ban from calendar

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- After President Donald Trump issued a new proclamation Sunday prohibiting or limiting travel from eight countries, the United States Supreme Court removed cases related to the previous travel ban from its calendar.

The arguments were scheduled to   ... Read More

What’s different about the revised Graham-Cassidy bill

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The authors of the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare have released a revised version of their health care legislation after spending the weekend finessing the numbers in their bill with the hope of winning   ... Read More

Trump says issue of NFL players kneeling ‘has nothing to do with race’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump asserted Monday that his criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem "has nothing to do with race."

Rather, the president said the issue is "respect for our country, flag and national   ... Read More

Americans back DACA by a huge margin (POLL)

Ethan Miller/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- A vast 86 percent of Americans support a right to residency for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children, with support crossing the political spectrum. Two-thirds back a deal to enact   ... Read More

Jared Kushner used personal email to communicate with White House officials

Zach Gibson - Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- White House adviser and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has used a private email account to communicate with White House staffers, his attorney confirmed to ABC News.

"Mr. Kushner uses his White   ... Read More

Mnuchin questions reported cost of flying on military jets

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sought to defend his controversial use of military jets for domestic business travel and challenged ABC News' reporting that it costs $25,000 an hour to operate the aircraft by suggesting the network   ... Read More

Treasury secretary defends use of costly government jet

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended his use of a costly government jet to make the short journey from New York City to Washington D.C. following an August meeting in Trump Tower.

When asked about the   ... Read More

Mnuchin: ‘All the options are on the table’ when responding to North Korea nuclear threats

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told ABC News on Sunday that President Trump is ready to defend the United States from North Korean nuclear threats, both economically and militarily.

“The president has said all the   ... Read More

Mnuchin: NFL players can have the ‘First Amendment off the field’

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended President Trump's comments calling for NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to be fired, saying players "have the right to have the First Amendment off the field."

“This   ... Read More

Sen. Graham: Republican health care bill will ‘save a lot of money’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., directly addressed fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky over his opposition to the latest bill aiming to repeal and replace Obamacare, saying the new legislation would "save a lot of money."   ... Read More

Republican Sen. Collins: ‘Very difficult to envision’ voting for health care bill

Leigh Vogel/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Sunday that it would "very difficult" to envision herself voting for the Graham-Cassidy bill, which appears to put the Republicans' latest effort to repeal Obamacare in jeopardy.

"It's very difficult   ... Read More

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Collins to vote ‘no’ on Graham-Cassidy bill, likely dooming it

Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced this evening that she will vote "no" on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, becoming the third Republican to do so and likely dooming the GOP's latest   ... Read More

What to know about the Republican runoff for Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- On Tuesday, Alabama Republicans will vote in a primary runoff for the Senate seat previously occupied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

A first round of voting failed to yield a majority for a single candidate. Now the   ... Read More

White House sidesteps questions about Trump’s profane language on anthem protesters

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders deflected questions Monday about the specific words employed by President Donald Trump to describe NFL players kneeling in protest during the national anthem, saying only that it's "always appropriate" to defend   ... Read More

Republicans introduce conservative DACA fix that offers path to citizenship

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Two Republican senators have introduced a new bill that addresses the status of hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, potentially offering them a 15-year path to citizenship.

The bill, known as the SUCCEED   ... Read More

Supreme Court removes arguments on previous travel ban from calendar

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- After President Donald Trump issued a new proclamation Sunday prohibiting or limiting travel from eight countries, the United States Supreme Court removed cases related to the previous travel ban from its calendar.

The arguments were scheduled to   ... Read More

What’s different about the revised Graham-Cassidy bill

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The authors of the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare have released a revised version of their health care legislation after spending the weekend finessing the numbers in their bill with the hope of winning   ... Read More

Trump says issue of NFL players kneeling ‘has nothing to do with race’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump asserted Monday that his criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem "has nothing to do with race."

Rather, the president said the issue is "respect for our country, flag and national   ... Read More

Americans back DACA by a huge margin (POLL)

Ethan Miller/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- A vast 86 percent of Americans support a right to residency for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children, with support crossing the political spectrum. Two-thirds back a deal to enact   ... Read More

Jared Kushner used personal email to communicate with White House officials

Zach Gibson - Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- White House adviser and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has used a private email account to communicate with White House staffers, his attorney confirmed to ABC News.

"Mr. Kushner uses his White   ... Read More

Mnuchin questions reported cost of flying on military jets

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sought to defend his controversial use of military jets for domestic business travel and challenged ABC News' reporting that it costs $25,000 an hour to operate the aircraft by suggesting the network   ... Read More

Treasury secretary defends use of costly government jet

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended his use of a costly government jet to make the short journey from New York City to Washington D.C. following an August meeting in Trump Tower.

When asked about the   ... Read More

Mnuchin: ‘All the options are on the table’ when responding to North Korea nuclear threats

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told ABC News on Sunday that President Trump is ready to defend the United States from North Korean nuclear threats, both economically and militarily.

“The president has said all the   ... Read More

Mnuchin: NFL players can have the ‘First Amendment off the field’

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended President Trump's comments calling for NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to be fired, saying players "have the right to have the First Amendment off the field."

“This   ... Read More

Sen. Graham: Republican health care bill will ‘save a lot of money’

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., directly addressed fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky over his opposition to the latest bill aiming to repeal and replace Obamacare, saying the new legislation would "save a lot of money."   ... Read More

Republican Sen. Collins: ‘Very difficult to envision’ voting for health care bill

Leigh Vogel/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Sunday that it would "very difficult" to envision herself voting for the Graham-Cassidy bill, which appears to put the Republicans' latest effort to repeal Obamacare in jeopardy.

"It's very difficult   ... Read More

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