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Trump Says Praise for Australia a Knock on Obamacare, Not Suggestion for U.S.

President Donald Trump indicated Friday that his praise for Australia's publicly funded universal health-care system was no endorsement of pursuing a similar setup in the U.S. but rather a rumination on what he sees as the sad state of the Affordable Care Act.

CNN and Fox News Fight for TV Supremacy at FDA Headquarters

With the new administration comes a new cable-news pick at the Food and Drug Administration: Officials switched television monitors at the agency’s main campus to Fox News from CNN, before later changing some of them back.

White House Usher Angella Reid, Manager of Executive Residence, Departs

White House chief usher Angella Reid is out of her job managing the president's executive residence, the White House confirmed Friday.

FCC to Probe Obscenity Complaints Against Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert admitted he may have crossed the line of taste in his bleeped-out crude criticism this week of President Donald Trump. Did the late-night comedian cross the legal line as well, by breaking federal rules against broadcast television "obscenity"?

Analyst Sees Danger for House Republicans After Health Bill Vote

Not 24 hours after House Republicans passed their bill to replace most of the Affordable Care Act, the peril they face in the 2018 elections is coming into clear view.

Capital Journal: The Balance Sheet for Republicans After Big Health Vote

What’s at Stake Under New GOP Health-Care Bill 14 Players to Watch in Senate Health-Care Overhaul Seib: The Balance Sheet for Republicans After Big Health Vote U.S. Hiring Expected to Pick Up After Slow Winter U.S. Jet Fighters Flex Muscle Amid Russia Tensions Seib Video: What the GOP Health Bill’s Passage Means Good morning. THE […]

Executive Order on Religious Freedom: What It Does (and Doesn’t Do)

President Donald Trump’s most recent executive order is probably most noteworthy for what it doesn’t do, so we’ll start there. In February, The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets reported that a draft executive order on religious freedom, sweeping in scope, was circulating in the administration. It would have forced the federal government to “accommodate” […]

To Improve State Department, Employees Are Asked to Help Build Word Clouds

As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson kicks off a restructuring effort, he has enlisted a consulting firm to ask thousands of State Department employees to help craft "word clouds," rank their proudest accomplishments and suggest things the department should stop doing.

Big Business Ready to Give Up Tax Breaks to Get Lower Rates

A group of the largest U.S. companies heads into the debate over corporate tax policy aware that they will have to give up some tax breaks to get the lower rate they want, said Josh Bolten, president of the Business Roundtable.

Cost of Trump’s Air Travel for Two Weekends in Florida Is $1.3 Million, Documents Show

The cost of air travel for President Donald Trump’s trips to his Palm Beach, Fla., resort on two weekends earlier this year was a combined $1.3 million, according to Department of the Air Force records obtained by the conservative group Judicial Watch.

Ruled Out: 13 Obama Regulations Rolled Back Under Congressional Review Act

Here are the 13 Obama-era rules that have been nixed by Republicans under the Congressional Review Act so far.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Health Bill Decision Day in the House

House GOP Leaders Say They Have Votes for Health-Care Bill Trump to Ease Restrictions on Religious Groups House Passes Spending Bill That Excludes Some Trump Priorities Comey Defends Handling of Clinton Email Investigation Seib Video: Why the 2016 Election Won’t Go Away Good morning.  GOP SETS HOUSE VOTE ON HEALTH BILL:  House Republican leaders said […]

Susan Rice Won’t Appear at Senate Hearing on Russia Interference

A top Democrat has nixed a plan to invite former Obama administration national security adviser Susan Rice to testify in front of a Senate panel next week on the topic of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election.

Highlights: FBI’s Comey on Clinton Probe, Russian Hacks

James Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, and defended his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe and discussed the threat from Russian efforts to impact U.S. elections. Here are some highlights.

Top 10 States for Pre-Existing Conditions All Went for Trump

The “yes’’ votes on the GOP health bill are coming largely from lawmakers whose states have the largest shares of people likely to be affected by changes to coverage for pre-existing conditions.

Capital Journal Daybreak: The GOP’s Health-Bill Woes, More

GOP Health-Bill Woes Signal Centrists’ Rise Trump Raises His Allies’ Stress Levels Trump, Putin Discuss Crisis in Syria Clinton Blames Self, as Well as Comey, Russia for Loss Seib Video: Where Does Health-Care Reform Stand? Good morning. GOP HEALTH-BILL WOES SIGNAL CENTRISTS’ RISE: The latest Republican effort to reshape the nation’s health-care system is teetering […]

Jimmy Kimmel’s Tearful Monologue on Son’s Heart Condition Roils Health Debate

A number of prominent Democrats are seizing on talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel's story of his son’s heart condition to argue against a House Republican plan to overturn portions of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

McConnell: No Appetite for Ending Senate Filibuster on Legislation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed President Donald Trump's suggestion to eliminate the 60-vote threshold to pass legislation, saying bluntly "that will not happen."

Echoing Trump, Mike Pence’s Office Says It Will Release His Tax Returns After IRS Audit

Vice President Mike Pence will release his tax returns after a mandatory IRS audit, his office said.

Georgia House Run-Off Between Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel is Neck and Neck, Poll Finds

A nationally watched special House election in Georgia is a dead heat, according to a new poll that finds Democrat Jon Ossoff edging out Republican Karen Handel by 48% -47%.

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