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Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus

Trump Russia-4

FBI director James Comey said Monday the FBI is investigating whether President Donald Trump's...

Business

Stocks wobble, finish mixed as GOP pulls plug on health bill

Financial Markets

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks flirted with sharp losses but managed a mixed finish after Republicans canceled a vote on their health care bill because it became clear the bill would fail. Hospital stocks soared in response, while companies that stand to benefit from other Trump proposals faltered....


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Trump's health-care dealmaking failed to adhere to his book's 11 core

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. I have not read Donald Trump’s 1987 book “The Art of the Deal,” which is why I had a doorstop for breakfast. Over the course of 384 pages - including some glossy pages at the center of the paperback version with photographs from Trump’s life and career - Trump spells...


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Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs trouble

Polks Body

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has proved more difficult. In a proposal that has riled some folks in...


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Here's what I saw when I attended a conservative Catholic gathering in D.C.'s

(c) 2017, Special to The Washington Post. My interest was piqued when I heard that a group of well-heeled, politically active conservative Catholics planned to meet at the Trump International Hotel in Washington for a two-day, $1,250 a person symposium. Billed as an exclusive gathering of “Catholic...


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US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

Bomb Threats US Jews

NEW YORK (AP) — Jewish groups had pointed to scores of bomb threats against their communities as the most dramatic example of what they considered a surge in anti-Semitism. Some blamed a far-right emboldened by President Donald Trump. Now, that picture has been complicated by the arrest of an...


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President Trump called my cellphone to say that the health-care bill was dead

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump called me on my cellphone on Friday afternoon at 3:31 p.m. At first I thought it was a reader with a complaint since it was a blocked number. Instead, it was the president calling from the Oval Office. His voice was even, his tone muted. He did...


National

Donald Trump played a game of chicken with House Republicans. Then he blinked.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Donald Trump was elected in large part on one, loud promise: I know how to make deals these normal politicians don’t. Part of that mystique - as outlined in his best selling book “The Art of the Deal” - is the willingness to call his rival’s bluff, to put his cards on...


National

Correction: Social Security Judge-Prison story

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In a story March 23 about a former judge sentenced to prison, The Associated Press reported erroneously the details of a woman’s Social Security benefits for a woman. The judge had approved the woman’s Social Security benefits, but he did not approve her request for a...


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The State Department faces Monday deadlines on Keystone XL pipeline decision

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The State Department faces two deadlines Monday for deciding whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, but while a green light is widely expected, the company that would build the project said talks were still in progress. President Donald Trump issued a...


National

Some Republicans move to yes on healthcare vote

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders abruptly pulled a Republican rewrite of the nation’s health-care system from consideration on Friday, a dramatic acknowledgement that they are so far unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “We just pulled it,” President Donald...


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