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Washington Reacts: CBO ‘Wrong,’ Health ‘Fix’ Needed or Time to ‘Pull’ the Bill?

Administration officials defended the GOP health plan while many lawmakers of both parties in Congress voiced concerns, in the wake of a report released by the Congressional Budget Office.

Capital Journal Daybreak: The CBO’s Big Numbers; Tillerson’s Email Alias; Trump OKs CIA to Conduct Drone Strikes

Capital Journal Daybreak: The CBO's big numbers; Tillerson's email alias; Trump OKs CIA to conduct drone strikes; more in our morning newsletter.

CBO Report Highlights: Health Coverage, Insurance Premiums and Federal Deficits

An analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would leave tens of millions more people without insurance compared with current law, while leading to lower federal budgets deficits. Here are the highlights of the CBO’s cost estimate report, edited for clarity. Ranks […]

Real or Joking? White House Under Fire Over Trump’s Statements

A distinct theme emerged in the questions facing White House press secretary Sean Spicer during his Monday afternoon briefing: Does the president tell the truth?

Rep. Steve King Draws Rebukes for Immigrant ‘Babies’ Putdown

Republicans are distancing themselves from remarks made by Rep. after the Iowa lawmaker implied that immigrants were undermining America.

Capital Journal: Rural Areas Hit by GOP Health Plan; Probes Post-Bharara; More

HIGHLIGHTS GOP Health Plan Would Hit Rural Areas Hard Republicans Pose Growing Challenge to Trump’s Trade Agenda Preet Bharara’s Probes Likely to Continue After His Exit Schiff Sees Scant Evidence on Wiretapping Claim Seib Video: Trump and Merkel to Discuss Refugees, Russia GOP HEALTH PLAN WOULD HIT RURAL AREAS HARD: The House Republican effort to overhaul […]

Following Health-Care Tweet, Medicaid Official Cancels SXSW Appearance

Days after tweeting his opposition to the House Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid’s chief medical officer abruptly cancelled an appearance at the South by Southwest festival.

Why White House Broke ‘One Hour’ Rule: ‘We Were a Little Excited’ By the Jobs Report

Did the White House break a federal rule when officials tweeted about a major economic indicator?

White House on Jobs Numbers: ‘Phony’ Under Obama, but ‘Real’ Now

Donald Trump's spokesman acknowledged that the White House was now cheering job growth figures that Mr. Trump routinely dismissed on the campaign trail as misleading: "They may have been phony in the past, but it's very real now."

Capital Journal Daybreak: GOP Health Plan Advances, More

Trump Keeps a Lower Profile GOP Health Plan Advances, Despite Some Party Strife Washington State to Fight New Trump Travel Order Investors Eye Jobs Report Before Next Week’s Fed Meeting Seib Video: GOP Health Plan Faces Tougher Road in Senate TRUMP LOWERS PROFILE AFTER OBAMA WIRETAP ACCUSATION: President Donald Trump has spent less than 15 […]

Are Trump’s Deleted Tweets Official Records? The House Oversight Committee Thinks So

The House Oversight Committee wants to know how the White House and federal agencies are retaining messages sent by disappearing-text apps, as well as the president's deleted tweets.

Will ‘Trumpcare’ Catch On? The Democrats Are Trying

The Democrats have been quick to dub the House GOP health care bill "Trumpcare." The president, who has put his name on everything from vodka to neckties, has yet to embrace the nickname.

Capital Journal Daybreak: North Korea Test Causes Global Tensions, More

Opposition Mounts as GOP’s Health Bill Undergoes Review FBI Probing How WikiLeaks Got CIA Spy Tools Trump Begins to Map Out $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Ivanka Trump’s Landlord Is a Chilean Billionaire Suing the U.S. Government Seib...Show More Summary

Ads Push Conservatives to Get on Board With GOP Health Plan

A GOP outside group closely aligned with Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is set to begin airing ads targeted at 30 members of the Freedom Caucus, urging their constituents to call them to vote in favor of Republican leadership’s bill to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Senators Have More Questions After Viewing CIA Documents on Russian Influence

Several members of the Senate panel investigating alleged Russian interference in the presidential election viewed documents at CIA headquarters and left with more questions than answers, according to Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the intelligence committee.

Democrats Say Trump Agreed to Pursue Authority to Negotiate Drug Prices

President Donald Trump told a pair of House Democrats he wants to work with them to allow the government to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for discounts on drugs, the Democrats said. Sitting behind his desk, with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price the only other White House official present, Mr. Trump used the meeting […]

Elijah Cummings Says He Asked Trump to Tone Down Rhetoric About Black Neighborhoods

Rep. Elijah Cummings said he asked President Donald Trump not to speak about America’s black communities like they’re all in crisis, and the veteran Maryland Democrat thinks "he got it."

Capital Journal Daybreak: Health Plan Q&A, More

HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: President Donald Trump meets with Laurene Powell Jobs at 11 a.m. at the White House; hosts a strategic affairs lunch regarding infrastructure at 12:30 p.m.; meets with House Oversight and Government Reform ranking member Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) at 2:30 p.m.; meets with Interior Secretary Ryan […]

Apple’s iPhone Makes Cameo in GOP Health-Care Debate

Some Republicans are arguing the rollback of Obamacare would put responsibility on Americans to make better choices as consumers, but one comment this morning didn't get a great reception.

Capital Journal Daybreak: House GOP’s Health Plan, More

GOP Health Plan Drops Mandate, Adds Tax Credits Trump Tweets Disrupt His Own Agenda Trump Signs Scaled-Back Travel Ban Seib: Furor Over Russia’s Hacking Puts Congressional Republicans on Hot Seat HOUSE REPUBLICANS RELEASE PLAN TO REPLACE OBAMACARE: House Republicans on Monday released a detailed proposal that marks their first attempt in the new Congress to […]

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