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A short-term health deal by senators _ but Trump a question

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's order to terminate "Obamacare" subsidies. The president, at first, spoke approvingly of the deal, but as conservatives rebelled, the White House insisted Trump actually opposed the plan as a bailout of insurance companies....
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Senate moves ahead on GOP budget that's key to taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan, a critical step in President Donald Trump and the party's politically imperative drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code....
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Judge halts newest Trump travel ban, saying it has same woes

HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal judge in Hawaii blocked most of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was set to take effect, saying the revised order "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor."...
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Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has pulled bereaved military families into a painful political fight of his own making, going so far Tuesday as to cite the death of his chief of staff's son in Afghanistan to question whether Barack Obama and other presidents did enough to honor the military dead....
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Families of the fallen, and their presidents

The Associated Press spoke Tuesday with family members who have lost loved ones in U.S. military operations and asked them about their interactions, if any, with the president at the time - George W. Bush, Barack Obama or Donald Trump....
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Bannon boosts Flake challenger, snubs Trump plea to back off

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon doubled down on his criticism of the GOP establishment at a Tuesday night fundraiser for a challenger to Arizona's incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake....
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Trump warns 'I fight back' after McCain hits foreign policy

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Sen. John McCain that "I fight back" after McCain questioned "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in America's foreign policy....
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Opinion Poll

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Should Sgt. Bergdahl be given a life sentence for desertion and endangering comrades? <More Info>

Yes
No
Yes
78%
No
22%
Total Votes: 9

Yesterday's Poll

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Should taxpayers support the immediate suspension of Obamacare subsidies to insurance companies that help pay expenses for low income patients?

No
59%
Yes
41%
Total Votes: 26,503