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Marc Short, White House director for legislative affairs, listens to a question during a off-camera press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, July 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 10, 2017 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is complaining that Senate Democrats are obstructing President Donald Trump's qualified nominees. Democrats say the administration has only itself to blame for the slow pace of filling vacancies. The White House says the Senate has only confirmed 48 of 197...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump pressed Congress on Monday, July 10, 2017, to get health care done before leaving for its long August recess, even as Republican senators say the GOP effort so far to repeal and replace the nation's health law is probably dead. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 10, 2017 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican divisions over health care multiplied Monday as President Donald Trump pressured GOP senators to act quickly, and Vice President Mike Pence suggested they might have to revert to a straightforward "Obamacare" repeal if they can't agree on an alternative. Consensus on a...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. New economic sanctions on Russia and Iran are missing from the list of bills the House is scheduled to vote on this week as Democrats and Republicans blame one another for stalling passage of the popular measure. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 10, 2017 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new package of economic sanctions on Russia and Iran unacceptably constrains the president's authority, the White House said Monday as Democrats complained that the Trump administration was trying to weaken the penalties. The legislation sailed through the Senate nearly a month...
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July 10, 2017 - 4:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — New economic sanctions on Russia and Iran are missing from the list of bills the House is scheduled to vote on this week. Democrats and Republicans blame each another for stalling passage of the popular measure. A key sticking point for Democrats is a proposed change to the bill...
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Israeli Avi Gabbay stands in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, July 10, 2017. Israel's Labor Party has elected political newcomer Avi Gabbay as its new leader, placing him at the head of the opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
July 10, 2017 - 3:36 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Labor elected political newcomer Avi Gabbay as its leader Monday, hoping to inject new blood into the party that steered the Jewish state in the decades after independence but has been shut out of power for 16 years. Labor led Israel for decades through wars, crises and...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump pressed Congress on Monday, July 10, 2017, to get health care done before leaving for its long August recess, even as Republican senators say the GOP effort so far to repeal and replace the nation's health law is probably dead. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 10, 2017 - 1:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pressured divided Senate Republicans on Monday to pass their stalled health care bill in the next few weeks. But the measure came under renewed attack from within the GOP, with a moderate senator calling for a bipartisan approach and a conservative saying...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 23, 2017 file photo, Gov. Brian Sandoval, left, and U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., give a news conference in Las Vegas where the senator announced he will vote no on the proposed GOP healthcare bill. A handful of Republican governors, including Sandoval, who support some of the key pillars of former President Barack Obama’s health care law are among the main reasons Senate leaders cannot persuade enough Republicans to get behind their repeal-and-replace effort. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
July 10, 2017 - 4:17 am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The pressure is on Republican senators — from congressional leaders, conservative groups and impatient GOP voters — to fulfill a seven-year-old promise to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law. But back home, Republican governors who have experienced some of...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 23, 2017 file photo, Gov. Brian Sandoval, left, and U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., give a news conference in Las Vegas where the senator announced he will vote no on the proposed GOP healthcare bill. A handful of Republican governors, including Sandoval, who support some of the key pillars of former President Barack Obama’s health care law are among the main reasons Senate leaders cannot persuade enough Republicans to get behind their repeal-and-replace effort. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
July 10, 2017 - 4:11 am
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican senators are getting pressure from congressional leaders, conservative groups and impatient GOP voters — to scrap much of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law. But back home, Republican governors who have experienced some of the upside of the law are warning...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. meet with reporters outside the White House in Washington. Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington. Now, lawmakers are returning from their July 4 recess with an added objective _ averting some full-blown political disasters. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 10, 2017 - 3:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington. Now, lawmakers are returning from their July 4 recess with an added objective — averting some full-blown...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. meet with reporters outside the White House in Washington. Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington. Now, lawmakers are returning from their July 4 recess with an added objective _ averting some full-blown political disasters. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 10, 2017 - 1:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington. Now, lawmakers are returning from their July 4 recess with an added objective — averting some full-blown...
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