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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode March 25, 2017

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On this edition for Saturday, March 25, assessing the impact of the failed Republican health care bill, and the Trump administration turns its attention to tax reform. Later, famine and fears of genocide in South Sudan as the country’s humanitarian crisis worsens amid a civil war. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

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Assessing the impact of the failed GOP health care bill

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Following the failure of President Donald Trump and Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan to usher in a long-promised bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, questions remain over how the defeat will influence the new president’s agenda. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the implications for the Trump administration.

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Why couldn't Trump close the deal?

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After the Republican Party’s failure to repeal one of the Democratic Party’s signature achievements of the past decade, President Trump blamed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. AP White House Reporter Vivian Salama spoke to CBSN about where the GOP goes next after the American Health Care Act. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love …

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What's next for Republicans after health care failure?

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Following the failure of the American Health Care Act, questions swirl around what’s next for the Republican legislative agenda. CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett spoke to CBSN about where the GOP heads next. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with …

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Following health care defeat, Trump pivots to tax reform

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Soon after the Republican health care bill was pulled on Friday before any vote could take place, President Trump indicated he would shift focus to tax reform. But how will that process begin, and what challenges lie ahead? Wall Street Journal reporter Nick Timiraos joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C., to discuss what comes next.

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Analysis: The outsider dealmaker faltering in White House

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In this March 21, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump listens to a speaker in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during a signing ceremony for a bill to increase NASA’s budget. Trump campaigned as an outsider, celebrating his lack of political experience by selling himself as a dealmaker willing to buck Republican orthodoxy and his own party’s leadership. He alone would reshape Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Donald Trump campaigned as an outsider — celebrating his lack of political experience by selling himself as a dealmaker willing to buck Republican orthodoxy and his own party’s leadership. He alone would reshape Washington. He’s tried governing the same way. His actions are …

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Health care law works in some ways, comes up short in others

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This Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 photo shows the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, displayed on a laptop computer screen in Washington. Millions of Americans will still need to navigate the current federal health care system in the coming months no matter what happens in Congress _ whether the Republican plan to replace “Obamacare” is resurrected in some form after it was pulled on Friday, March 24, 2017, or if it never comes back. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Once again, “Obamacare” has survived a near-death experience. It won’t be the end of the political debate, but House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledges, “We’re going to be living with ‘Obamacare’ for the foreseeable future.” Ryan pulled the …

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Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades

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This Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 photo shows the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, displayed on a laptop computer screen in Washington. Millions of Americans will still need to navigate the current federal health care system in the coming months no matter what happens in Congress _ whether the Republican plan to replace “Obamacare” is resurrected in some form after it was pulled on Friday, March 24, 2017, or if it never comes back. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Credit: AP) As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. The Republican health plan designed to replace the Obama-era health law known as …

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Republican John Kasich leads charge for balanced budget vote

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FILE – In this Oct. 23, 2015, file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican presidential candidate, speaks during a balanced budget discussion with business leaders in Manchester, N.H. As the U.S. national debt ticks toward $20 trillion, Kasich says he is not abandoning his goal of a federal balanced-budget amendment, telling The Associated Press in a Tuesday, March 21, 2017, interview that the issue isn’t partisan but critical to sustained economic prosperity. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Republican John Kasich is not giving up on his goal of a federal balanced budget amendment, a tool the Ohio governor says is ever more important as the U.S. national debt ticks toward $20 trillion. “The issue is not …

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Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announces that he is abruptly pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (Credit: AP) (AP) — House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Other than minor tweaks, they knew the measures would go nowhere because the Democrat still lived in the White House. With a bill that counted Friday, they choked. It was an epic, damaging, self-inflicted collapse that smothered the GOP effort. “We’re… Content Preview This content is …

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Trump Warns In 'Art Of The Deal': 'Deliver The Goods' Or Lose In A 'Landslide'

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Enlarge this image President Trump speaks in the Oval Office, joined by Vice President Pence, after Republican leadership pulled their health care bill from a vote in the House. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images The negotiator-in-chief couldn’t seal the deal. President Trump, the former businessman who has never been shy about touting his negotiating skills, has for several weeks been involved in a high-profile negotiation and persuasion effort with members of his own party in an effort to pass the American Health Care Act. That effort failed. But this is how Trump sold himself. “All those politicians in Washington, and not one good negotiator,” he bemoaned in August 2011. It was the day after then-President …

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The Health-Care Debacle Was a Failure of Conservatism

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After seven years of fulminating against the Affordable Care Act, the House Republicans failed to come up with a workable and politically viable proposal.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY DREW ANGERER / GETTY Let the recriminations begin! Actually, the health-care-failure finger-pointing got under way well before Friday, when Donald Trump and Paul Ryan cancelled a House vote on the American Health Care Act. A day earlier, aides to the President let it be known that he had come to regret going along with Ryan’s idea of making health care his first legislative priority. In the coming days and weeks, there will be more of this blame shifting, and, in truth, there is plenty of blame to go around. Ryan failed to unify the House …

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Rep. Swalwell: Nunes ‘betrayed’ duty to independent Russia probe

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The House Intelligence Committee descended into further division over its Russia investigation on Friday. Republican chair Rep. Devin Nunes called off a public hearing with former intelligence agency leaders, prompting the committee’s ranking Democrat to challenge the decision and dispute Nunes’ explanation. Hari Sreenivasan gets reaction from Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.

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Republican repeal effort in ruins, ‘we’re going to be living with Obamacare’ for foreseeable future

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It was a hectic day on Capitol Hill as top Republicans tried win enough votes to pass an Obamacare replacement. But House Speaker Paul Ryan, along with President Trump, decided to pull the repeal when it was clear it would not pass. Judy Woodruff speaks with Lisa Desjardins from Capitol Hill and Robert Costa from The Washington Post about today’s political upset.

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Gov. Rauner vetoes overhaul of Chicago city pension system

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(AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation Friday that Chicago officials hoped would bolster the city’s sagging pension systems. The Republican criticized the plan as too limited and argued the state should tackle the state’s onerous pension debt while shoring up municipal retirement accounts. “It’s like trying to fix a drought with a drop of rain,” Rauner said in his veto… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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No repeal for 'Obamacare' _ a humiliating defeat for Trump

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announces that he is abruptly pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (Credit: AP) (AP) — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. Democrats said Americans can “breathe a sigh of relief.” Trump said Obama’s law was imploding “and soon will explode.” Thwarted by two… Content …

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House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

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Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, right, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, depart after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (March 24, 2017 5:31 PM) In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly – after seven years of nonstop railing against the law. Democrats said Americans can “breathe a sigh of relief.” Trump said the current law was imploding “and soon will explode.” Thwarted by two factions of fellow Republicans,… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time …

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Ryan on Health Bill: 'Doing Big Things is Hard'

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House Speaker Paul Ryan said “doing big things is hard” when it comes to overhauling the health care bill. Ryan abruptly pulled the Republican’s overhaul off the House floor Friday just before it was to go for a vote. (March 24) The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.Today, AP …

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Ryan Bemoans Collapse of Health Care Bill

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Speaker Paul Ryan says the collapse of the House Republican health care bill means former President Barack Obama’s health care law will be around for the foreseeable future. (March 24) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and …

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Obamacare remains 'for the foreseeable future' after House Republicans withdraw health care bill

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WASHINGTON — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly – after seven years of nonstop railing against the law. Democrats said Americans can “breathe a sigh of relief.” Trump said the current law was imploding “and soon will explode.” Thwarted by two factions of fellow Republicans, from the center and far right, House Speaker Paul Ryan said President Barack Obama’s health care law, the GOP’s No. 1 target in the new Trump administration, will remain in place “for the foreseeable future.” It was a stunning defeat for the new president after he had demanded House Republicans delay no …

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Stocks recover after health bill pulled Friday

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Stocks erased much of an afternoon loss and ended mixed after the Republican-backed health care reform bill was pulled because of a lack of support in Congress. The market still closed out its worst week since the election Friday. Several health care companies rose as the bill’s prospects worsened throughout the day. Hospital operator Community Health Systems soared 9.7 percent. The Standard & Poor’s 500 slipped 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,343. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 59 points, or 0.3 percent, to 20,596. The Nasdaq gained 11 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,828. More stocks fell than rose on the New York Stock Exchange. Share this:

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Special Report: Republican plan to repeal Obamacare fails

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Right before a scheduled vote on the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, the bill was pulled from the House floor as leaders conceded there were not enough votes to pass it. Watch CBS News Special Report coverage. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of …

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The G.O.P.’s Health-Care Failure: First Thoughts

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their Obamacare-replacement legislation, the American Health Care Act.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW HARNIK / AP House Republican leaders abruptly pulled their health-care proposal, the American Health Care Act, from consideration on the House floor on Friday. Below, New Yorker writers offer some initial reactions to the news. It’s hard to exaggerate what a setback this is for the Republican Party and for Donald Trump. For seven years now, the G.O.P. has had one signature issue: getting rid of Obamacare and putting in its place a more free-market alternative. When the Party got the chance to fulfill its ambition, it failed in spectacular fashion. As for Trump, his whole shtick …

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GOP, Trump Pull Obamacare Repeal Bill Amid Party Revolt

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At a rally in Kentucky last week styled after President Donald Trump’s boisterous campaign events, the president’s supporters donned his now ubiquitous “Make America Great Again” ball cap and waved signs that proclaimed: “Promises made, promises kept.” In Trump’s first true test of his mettle as a prodigious dealmaker, the president failed to deliver on his pledge to quickly and decisively repeal Obamacare. The president reportedly asked House Republicans to pull the bill just before it was supposed to go up for a vote. The move to scrap the bill minutes before lawmakers were to vote marked a stunning defeat for Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), both brought together by their apparent disdain for Obamacare and long-held promise …

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Paul Ryan pulls GOP health care bill following call from Trump | ABC News

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Republican leadership has decided to pull their Obamacare replacement bill at the request of President Donald Trump. SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/ABCNews/Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/abcnewsFOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER:https://twitter.com/abcGOOD MORNING AMERICA’S HOMEPAGE:https://gma.yahoo.com/

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House Republicans, short of votes, withdraw health care bill

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WASHINGTON — UPDATE AT 3:37 P.M: Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called him and asked him to halt debate without a vote, according to Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong. Just a day earlier, Trump had demanded a House vote and said if the measure lost, he would move on to other issues. This is a breaking news update. Check back for more details.——-Republicans muscled their capstone health care overhaul past an initial barrier and toward a climactic roll call Friday, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over …

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GOP health bill short of support ahead of do-or-die vote

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Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, right, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, depart after a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Credit: AP) (AP) Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called him and asked him to halt debate without a vote, according to Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong. Just a day earlier,… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with …

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Stocks sink as health care bill woes challenge Trump agenda

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In this Jan. 12, 2017, photo, traders work on the Mizuho Americas trading floor in New York. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, on Friday, March 24, 2017, led by gains in technology companies and banks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (Credit: AP) (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling as the struggling Republican health care bill again dominates investors’ attention. House Republicans say the proposal doesn’t have enough support to pass in a vote this afternoon. That’s casting some doubt on President Donald Trump’s business-friendly agenda and stocks are on track for their biggest weekly loss since the presidential election. KEEPING SCORE:… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already …

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Judge: Case alleging Ohio 'segregates' disabled can proceed

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(AP) — A federal judge has rejected requests by Ohio Gov. John Kasich and several state officials to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the state has effectively segregated people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in institutions by failing to provide accessible community- or home-based services. Judge Edmund Sargus Jr. said Thursday that sovereign immunity granted to the Republican… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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What's at stake in House health care bill vote

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With little time left before the House votes on the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, there is still a lot of debate about the changes. Washington Post reporter Ed O’Keefe joins CBSN with the latest on what to expect. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full …

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WH on Health Bill: Trump Has 'Given it His All'

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The White House says it remains optimistic about a troubled Republican-led health care bill to repeal and replace “Obamacare” despite reports leaders don’t have the votes to pass it. Spokesman Sean Spicer warned members “this is your chance.” (March 24) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews Find the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump’s latest press conferences, announcements, speeches and highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 …

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Bill would put cops, firefighters in control of pension plan

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(AP) — Legislation passed by lawmakers this week would let New Jersey police and firefighters control their $26 billion pension fund instead of the state. The legislation passed in the Democrat-controlled state Assembly on Thursday and now goes to Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s desk to consider. An independent panel overseeing investments and benefits would manage the pension fund. The… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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US stocks move higher Friday as health care vote remains uncertain

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U.S. stocks are higher Friday as technology companies rise, but challenges to the Republican-backed American Health Care Act are again weighing on the market. For most of this week investors have been waiting for answers about the fate of the bill, which is scheduled to be voted on later Friday after it was delayed a day ago. Stocks are on track for their biggest weekly loss of 2017. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index picked up 6 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,351 as of 1 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average added 13 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,669. It rose as much as 61 points earlier on. The Nasdaq composite jumped 32 points, or …

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House steers toward climactic vote on GOP health care bill

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WASHINGTON — Republicans muscled their capstone health care overhaul past an initial barrier and toward a climactic roll call Friday, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress. With Trump budget chief Mick Mulvaney and other White House officials heading toward the Capitol to lobby wavering lawmakers, Friday’s showdown was occurring after the president warned that he was through negotiating with holdouts. In a message delivered to rank-and-file Republicans at the Capitol late Thursday, top Trump aides said if the measure failed he would move on to the rest of his agenda. “We’ll see what happens,” Trump said at …

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How ISPs can sell your Web history—and how to stop them

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Enlarge Getty Images | KrulUA reader comments 11 Share this story The US Senate yesterday voted to eliminate privacy rules that would have forced ISPs to get your consent before selling Web browsing history and app usage history to advertisers. Within a week, the House of Representatives could follow suit, and the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission last year would be eliminated by Congress. So what has changed for Internet users? In one sense, nothing changed this week, because the requirement to obtain customer consent before sharing or selling data is not scheduled to take effect until at least December 4, 2017. ISPs didn’t have to follow the rules yesterday or the day before, and they won’t ever have to follow them if …

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Democrats Fights to Stop GOP Health Care Plan

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Democratic leadership points to what they consider serious flaws in the current Republican Plan being considered on the floor of the House of Representatives. (March 24) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.Today, AP employs the …

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American Health Care Act still in jeopardy after delay

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Published on Mar 24, 2017 The House vote on the American Health Care Act was pushed back one day, but at least 35 Republican lawmakers still oppose the bill. CBS News’ Chip Reid explains why so many Republicans are not supporting their party’s Obamacare replacement plan. Category License Standard YouTube License

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How a Republican Congressman Accidentally Disclosed a Secret Intelligence Debate

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Representative Peter King, of New York, revealed that the classified version of an intelligence report concluded “that historically Russians have supported Republicans.”CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX FOR THE NEW YORKER On Monday, when the House Intelligence Committee held its first public hearing about Russian involvement in the U.S. Presidential election, Republican members were almost completely focussed on leaks. In his opening statement, Devin Nunes, the chairman of the committee, made clear how important the issue was to the G.O.P. “Who has leaked classified information?” he asked. “We aim to determine who has leaked or facilitated leaks of classified information so that these individuals can be brought to justice.” Republicans were especially agitated about whether any former Obama Administration officials …

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US stocks higher in early trading Friday

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Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology companies and banks. Chipmaker Micron Technology surged 11 percent in early trading Friday after reporting results that were much better than analysts were expecting. Investors were keeping a close eye on Washington, where a vote was expected later in the day on the Republican-backed health care reform bill. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,351. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 38 points, or 0.2 percent, to 20,695. The Nasdaq composite gained 26 points, or 0.5 percent, to 5,843. Share this:

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Trump’s Russia Problem Is Far from Marginal

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The A.P. reported that Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, worked for a number of years with Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire who has close ties to Vladimir Putin.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY SAM HODGSON / THE NEW YORK TIMES / REDUX It’s getting difficult to keep up with the Russia/Trump story, but here’s some of what you need to know. On Wednesday night, CNN reported that the F.B.I. has information suggesting that “associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.” The information includes “human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings,” according to CNN, which, citing an unnamed source, also reported that “this is …

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Schumer: Judge Gorsuch Will Need 60 Senate Votes to Reach the Supreme Court

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While President Trump has his hands full lining up support from House Republicans for his overthrow of Obamacare, Senate Democrats have taken a clear stand against his nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, raising the stakes for his confirmation. On Thursday, after three days of listening to his “lack of candor” at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) said his party plans to filibuster Gorsuch, which means that the conservative Colorado jurist will likely have to hurdle the 60-vote threshold to take his seat on the High Court. Right now Democrats are in the minority with only 48 Senators, leaving the Republicans with 52. “After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I cannot …

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Letting States Decide Health Coverage Could Make It Harder To Buy

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Enlarge this image House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, says the latest version of the GOP bill would let states decide on required benefits. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption toggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average person’s upfront insurance costs, such as premiums and deductibles, say analysts on both sides of the debate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. But it will likely also induce insurers to offer much skimpier plans, potentially excluding the gravely ill, and putting consumers at greater financial risk if they need care. As part of the push by House …

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GOP Resurrects A Bill From 2003 To Help Small Firms Buy Health Insurance

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Enlarge this image Matt Kenyon/Ikon Images/Getty Images In a bid to improve the health insurance purchasing clout of small businesses, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives dusted off a piece of controversial legislation more than a decade old and passed it this week as part of their effort to remake the market after they throw out the Affordable Care Act. The bill, the Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017, had the support of 232 Republicans and 4 Democrats. It now heads to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain, experts say. The earlier bill, which passed the House in 2003 but didn’t advance, was widely panned by groups representing consumers, providers, the health insurance industry and state officials. …

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House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

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WASHINGTON — In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. House Speaker Paul Ryan set the showdown for Friday, following a nighttime Capitol meeting at which top White House officials told GOP lawmakers that Trump had decided the time for talk was over. “We have been promising the American people that we will repeal and replace this broken law because it’s collapsing and it’s failing families. And tomorrow we’re proceeding,” Ryan tersely told reporters after scheduling what loomed as the most momentous vote to …

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Rep. Nunes apologizes to colleagues

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House intelligence committee chairman Republican Devin Nunes is facing backlash after he publicly announced he had seen surveillance that involved members of the Trump transition team. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues joined CBSN to discuss Nunes’ recent apology and the latest on the Russia investigation. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next …

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Devin Nunes claims U.S. intelligence intercepted communications of members of Trump transition team

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Published on Mar 23, 2017 The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is under fire for briefing the White House before briefing members of his own committee. Category License Standard YouTube License

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Paul Ryan postpones House vote on Obamacare repeal

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Republican leaders suffered a major setback, postponing a planned vote on their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare because they could not get enough support from their own party to pass the legislation.

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Failing to close deal on health care, House GOP delays vote

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The House Republican plan to hold a vote Thursday on a replacement for the Affordable Care Act has been delayed after a day of frenzied efforts to win over GOP holdouts. Judy Woodruff gets updates from Lisa Desjardins on Capitol Hill and John Yang at the White House.

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How a businesswoman and a medicaid recipient see the GOP health care bill

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How will the Republican health care plan affect insurance coverage and costs if the Affordable Care Act replacement becomes law? We share stories of Americans likely to be affected, beginning with a small business owner and her employees, as well as a Medicaid recipient.

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Intel chairman hates spotlight_ but the spotlight found him

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif, walks out the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, to speak with reporters after a meeting with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (Credit: AP) (AP) — For a man who doesn’t like the spotlight, the chairman of the House intelligence committee has secured himself a place in it. Devin Nunes, a Republican congressman from the farmlands of central California, on Wednesday held back-to-back news conferences to discuss typically secret information about U.S. spy agencies intercepting communications of people on President Donald Trump’s… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in More …

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Kentucky's abortion law faces attacks in court

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(AP) — Kentucky’s new law requiring doctors to conduct an ultrasound exam before an abortion, and then try to show fetal images to the pregnant women, came under withering attack Thursday in federal court. An American Civil Liberties Union attorney referred to the 2-month-old law championed by Republican lawmakers as a “gross deviation” from medical ethics, bidding to block its enforcement…. Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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The Latest: Auto safety group applauds Utah 0.05 legislation

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FILE – In this March 17, 2017, file photo, a protester holds a sign during a rally at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Utah’s governor has announced he will sign legislation giving the state the strictest DUI threshold in the country. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday, March 23 said he plans to approve the measure lowering the blood alcohol limit to .05 percent from .08 percent. Restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry had urged him to veto the bill, arguing it would hurt Utah’s image. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — The Latest on a law giving Utah the strictest DUI threshold in the country (all times local): 4:20 p.m. …

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How the House Freedom Caucus Dominated Trump on Health Care

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Along with other conservatives, Mark Meadows, the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, has proved to be a persistent obstacle to Donald Trump’s health-care bill.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY TOM WILLIAMS / CQ ROLL CALL / GETTY At 11:30 on Thursday morning, about two dozen members of the House Freedom Caucus arrived at the Oval Office. The arch-conservative House members were there for the last of a series of sessions in which President Donald Trump would try to convince them to support his health-care bill. Just two days earlier, Trump had reportedly told the group’s leader, North Carolina’s Mark Meadows, that the White House would target him politically if he continued to oppose the bill. “I’m gonna come after you,” Trump reportedly said. …

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Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan

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GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes. The bill could still come to a vote in coming days, but canceling Thursday’s vote was a significant defeat. It came on the seven-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act, years that Republicans have devoted to promising repeal. Those promises helped them keep control of …

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Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to President Trump, Paul Ryan

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WASHINGTON — GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test. The decision came after Trump, who ran as a master dealmaker, failed to reach agreement with a bloc of rebellious conservatives. Moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers were also bailing on the legislation, leaving it short of votes. The bill could still come to a vote in coming days, but canceling Thursday’s vote was a significant defeat. It came on the seven-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act, years that Republicans have devoted to promising repeal. Those promises helped them keep …

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U.S. Senate Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules

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The U.S. Senate has a lot going on: confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court nominee, negotiations on repealing the Affordable Care Act, votes on gun sales regulations and bear-hunting rules for Alaska. But a big telecom matter found its way into the schedule: privacy rules for Internet service providers. In a party-line 50-48 vote Thursday, senators approved a resolution to undo sweeping privacy rules adopted by the Obama-era Federal Communications Commission. If it becomes law, it would also prevent the FCC from setting similar rules again. Those rules have not gone into effect, but they require ISPs to tell consumers what information is being collected and how it is being used or shared. Most notably, the rules require ISPs in …

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GOP Considers Gutting Maternity & Preventive Services to Secure House Votes

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President Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and overhaul health care in America faces its biggest test yet when lawmakers hold a vote on repealing Obamacare Thursday night at the earliest—although it could be delayed until Friday morning. As of Thursday morning, House Republicans were still on a mission to recruit undecided lawmakers who’ve held out for a variety of reasons. A group of about two dozen hard-line Republicans wants to further gut mandates imposed by the ACA, while more moderate lawmakers have expressed concern about how a change to Medicaid funding would impact their states. The fight may come down to a provision in the ACA requiring health care plans to cover a range of benefits, including pregnancy, …

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Prospects dim for vote on Republican health care bill in House

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WASHINGTON — Prospects for the Republicans’ showcase health care bill looked grimmer by the minute Thursday as President Donald Trump failed to get a deal with a bloc of balky conservatives, leaving the legislation short of votes in the House. GOP leaders were meeting behind closed doors to determine next steps, but with moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers also bailing on the legislation, it looked increasingly unlikely the vote planned for later Thursday would happen. The bill could still come to a vote in coming days, but canceling Thursday’s vote would amount to a significant political setback for Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan in the first major legislative test of Trump’s young presidency. It comes on the seven-year anniversary to the …

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Democrats file ethics complaint over governor's skiing tweet

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(AP) — The New Hampshire Democratic Party is accusing Republican Gov. Chris Sununu of improperly promoting his family business by tweeting about the Waterville Valley ski resort from his official account. A group of investors led by the Sununu family bought the ski area in 2010. Sununu resigned as CEO in December just before taking office, but relatives remain on the board of directors. On… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Stocks climb, led by banks; health care debate continues

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FILE – In this Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, file photo, the American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks are treading water early Thursday, March 23, 2017, as investors wait for news about the fate of the Republican-backed health care bill, a centerpiece of President Donald Trump’s business-friendly agenda of cuts to taxes and regulations and greater infrastructure spending. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — U.S. stocks are broadly higher Thursday as banks recover some ground thanks to an upturn in bond yields, which will make lending money more profitable by forcing interest rates on loans higher. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, leads technology stocks lower as a number of companies …

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Prospects dim for vote on GOP health bill in House

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Republican remain short of votes for their health care overhaul, the day they plan House showdown votes (March 23, 2017 1:10 PM) (AP) — Prospects for the Republicans’ showcase health care bill looked grimmer by the minute Thursday as President Donald Trump failed to get a deal with a bloc of balky conservatives, leaving the legislation short of votes in the House. GOP leaders were meeting behind closed doors to determine next steps, but with moderate-leaning Republican lawmakers also bailing on the legislation, it… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in More on this topic

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Senate votes to undo privacy rules that protect user data

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In this photo taken Jan. 11, 2011, the Verizon logo is displayed in New York. The Republican-led Senate moved Thursday, March 23, 2017, to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers’ permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (Credit: AP) (AP) — The Republican-led Senate moved Thursday to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers’ permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information. Senators voted along party lines, 50-48, to eliminate the rules. The Federal Communications Commission, then controlled by Democrats, put the… Content Preview This content is …

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Utah governor says he will approve strictest DUI limit in US

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(AP) — Utah’s governor announced Thursday that he will sign legislation giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest DUI threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert said he plans to approve the measure lowering the blood alcohol limit for most drivers to .05 percent… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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What’s at stake for NY in federal health overhaul?

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There’s a debate in New York over the effects of an amendment to the Republican federal health care overhaul that only applies to the state. House Republican leaders seeking to lock down votes from New York lawmakers have proposed shifting $2.3 billion in Medicaid costs from the state’s counties to the state. The amendment was a response to complaints that New York unfairly burdens its counties with a share of the nearly $60 billion health care program for the poor and disabled. Critics are taking rhetorical flamethrowers to the last-minute amendment, calling it the “Buffalo Bribe,” ”Poughkeepsie Payola” and worse. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday called it an “absurd” measure that would devastate New York’s health care system. A …

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US stocks turn higher in midday trade Thursday

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U.S. stocks are turning higher as bank stocks recover some ground thanks to an upturn in bond yields, which will make lending money more profitable. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is weighing down technology stocks Thursday after several major companies said they will stop advertising on YouTube because their ads were appearing alongside offensive videos including some promoting terrorism. Investors are keeping a close eye on Washington, where a vote was expected later Thursday on a Republican-backed health care bill. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 4 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,356. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 71 points, or 0.4 percent, to 20,733. The Nasdaq composite climbed 16 points, or 0.3 percent, to 5,838. Share this:

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Banks lead stocks higher; health care debate continues

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U.S. stocks are mostly higher Thursday as bank stocks recover some ground thanks to an upturn in bond yields, which will make lending money more profitable. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, leads technology stocks lower as a number of companies say they will stop advertising on YouTube. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,354 as of 11 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average added 41 points, or 0.2 percent, to 20,702. The Nasdaq composite rose 12 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,833. The Russell 2000 index, which tracks smaller companies, gained 12 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1,357. Three-fourths of the stocks on the New York Stock Exchange were rising. …

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Wall Street’s New Trick to Dodge Trump-Induced Stock Swings

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By now you’ve seen how President Trump can move a market. He sends stocks soaring or sinking depending on what new nuggets his itchy Twitter fingers dash off on any given Saturday morning. That impulsiveness is already forcing bottom line-conscious businesses to kick their brand management into overdrive. Now a new online tool aims to help Wall Street hedge its bets in the face of a new and always unpredictable administration. It’s called—yes—Trump Tracker. Research firm Sentieo built Trump Tracker out of an existing product that enables hedge fund managers to scan public filings and receive instant, automated alerts for keywords. A manager with holdings in Ford, for instance, might want to set alerts for the term “autonomous vehicle” to …

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A winner in GOP plans to repeal Obamacare: tanning salons

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In this Wednesday, March 22, 2017 photo, Ric Rooney sits in a newly-installed room in his updated tanning salon northeast of downtown Colorado Springs, Colo. President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act imposed a 10 percent tax on tanning as a way to help fund provisions of the law that expanded coverage for some 20 million Americans. With the Republican’s health care overhaul, salon owners now expect relief. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (Credit: AP) As Republicans try to shore up support for their health care overhaul, one group can’t wait for the replacement: owners of tanning salons. President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act imposed a 10 percent tax on tanning as a way to help fund provisions of the law that expanded …

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GOP health bill on the brink hours from House showdown vote

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Former Vice President Joe Biden pauses as he greets the crowd on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, following an event marking seven years since former President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (Credit: AP) (AP) — The GOP’s long-promised legislation to repeal and replace “Obamacare” stood on the brink just hours before Republican leaders planned to put it on the House floor for a showdown vote. Short of support, GOP leaders looked to President Donald Trump to close the deal with a crucial bloc of conservatives, in the first major legislative test of his young presidency. The stakes could hardly… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and …

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Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy

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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks in support of the Republican health care bill during a TV interview in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Scrambling to nail down votes for the health care overhaul legislation, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse treatment. Lawmakers emerging from a meeting late Wednesday of the conservative Freedom Caucus said “essential health benefits” are in play as party leaders… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Republican health bill would widen America's big wealth gap

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FILE – In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. gestures during a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans’ health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes for many lower income families, adding to America’s big income gap between the rich and everyone else. “This is a massive transfer of wealth from working families to the very richest people in this country,” said Sanders. “In this case, all the people will be forced to pay more for health insurance while billionaires get a tax break.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — House Republicans’ health care bill provides massive tax cuts to the wealthy while increasing taxes …

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U.S. Senate to vote on repeal of broadband privacy rules

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday took up a measure to repeal regulations adopted by the Obama administration requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers’ privacy than websites like Google or Facebook. The Senate began debate on Wednesday evening under a provision that allows Congress to repeal recently approved federal regulations. Under the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Barack Obama, internet providers would need to obtain consumer consent before using precise geolocation, financial information, health information, children’s information and web browsing history for advertising and internal marketing. Earlier this month, the FCC temporarily blocked those rules from taking effect, a victory for internet providers such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon …

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Republicans scramble for votes on health care bill

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Freedom Caucus Chair Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said Wednesday night he’s “optimistic” about finding common ground with the Republican leadership ahead of Thursday’s vote on the GOP health care plan. CBSN political contributors Zeke Miller and Caitlin Huey-Burns join “Red & Blue” to discuss. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, …

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Koch network spending millions to stop GOP health care bill

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The House Rules Committee meets to shape the final version of the Republican health care bill before it goes to the floor for debate and a vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. From left to right are, House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., the Budget Committee ranking member, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., the ranking member of Ways and Means, and Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. At top center on dais are Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, left, and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., the …

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The Latest: Koch to spend millions to stop health care bill

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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during an event marking seven years since former President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Standing left is California Gov. Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (Credit: AP) (AP) — The Latest on the Republican health care overhaul (all times local): 8 p.m. The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans. The network’s leading groups, Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners, announced late Wednesday the creation of a special… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to …

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Senate votes to block another Obama-era rule

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(AP) — The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to block an Obama-era rule that critics said would have led to more citations for workplace safety record-keeping violations. Senators voted 50-48 to block Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule. The House had voted to do so previously. Employers are required to maintain a log of workplace injuries and illnesses that occur… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Q&A: What's at stake for NY in federal health overhaul?

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(AP) — There’s a debate in New York over the effects of an amendment to the Republican federal health care overhaul that only applies to the state. House Republican leaders seeking to lock down votes from New York lawmakers have proposed shifting $2.3 billion in Medicaid costs from the state’s counties to the state. The amendment was a response to complaints that New York unfairly… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Bill would bar discrimination toward climate change doubters

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(AP) — Maine laws protect people from discrimination based on factors such as race, disabilities and sexual orientation, and a Republican lawmaker wants to add a person’s beliefs about climate change to that list. Rep. Larry Lockman has introduced a bill that would limit the attorney general’s ability to investigate or prosecute people based on their political speech, including their views… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Democrat Criticizes GOP Head of Intel Panel

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The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee is accusing the Republican committee leader of creating doubt about the committee’s ability to conduct an independent investigation about Russia and President Trump’s campaign. (March 22) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source …

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Rep. Adam Schiff slams Rep. Devin Nunes' comments on Trump intel

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Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, slammed his Republican counterpart, Rep. Devin Nunes, for announcing there may have been “incidental collection” of Trump’s communications. CBSN’s Reena Ninan and Vladimir Duthiers have the latest. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of …

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Trump transition officials may have been part of legal surveillance, intel chair says

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WASHINGTON — Communications of Donald Trump’s transition officials – possibly including the incoming president himself – may have been scooped up in legal surveillance but then improperly distributed throughout the intelligence community, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday. In an extraordinary set of statements to reporters, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes said the intercepted communications do not appear to be related to the ongoing FBI investigation into Trump associates’ contacts with Russia or any criminal warrants. Nunes, who served on Trump’s transition team, said he believes the intelligence collections were done legally but that identities of Trump officials and the content of their communications may have been inappropriately disseminated in intelligence reports. “What I’ve read bothers me, and …

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The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole

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Today, while you’re not watching, the Senate could gut rules protecting your internet privacy. Last year the Federal Communications Commission passed a set of strict privacy regulations that ban broadband internet providers from selling your browsing data without your consent. Now, while most Americans are watching Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination hearing and Obamacare repeal intrigue, senators could vote as early as today on a resolution to not only reverse the FCC’s action but block the agency from passing similar rules in the future. (The resolution would still need to pass the House and get President Trump’s signature to take effect.) Even if Republicans spike the Obama-era FCC’s protections, most of which have not taken effect yet, the agency will …

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Neil Gorsuch Makes the Case for His Own Independence

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Judge Neil Gorsuch addresses the Senate Judiciary Committee at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY MARK PETERSON / REDUX FOR THE NEW YORKER The Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch has been an endurance event. On Tuesday, Charles Grassley, the eighty-three-year-old chair of the Judiciary Committee, planned out a ten-hour hearing and then sat through it, measuring out precise ten-minute breaks. (“That means we’ll reconvene at 3:31,” he said at one point.) Gorsuch, who is forty-nine, with trim white hair, wore a blue shirt and a purple tie, and followed custom by declining to comment on any topic that might theoretically appear before the Court. But, during the day, hints of Gorsuch’s personality appeared. He is a familiar …

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$50k to meet Putin: French media slam Fillon for allegedly receiving money from Lebanese tycoon

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French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was reportedly paid 50-thousand dollars for setting up a meeting between a Lebanese billionaire and President Putin in 2015. That’s from a satirical newspaper in France, with the mounting ‘Fake Job’ scandal already denting the former PM’s election hopes. The allegations around Mr Fillon don’t end there. In fact, even the Republican candidate’s wardrobe is under investigation. French prosecutors are considering looking into media reports that he received tailor-made suits as gifts. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. …

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GOP leaders ramp up pressure ahead of crucial health care vote

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump cajoled House Republicans at the White House Wednesday to back the GOP health care overhaul bill as the hours ticked down to a crunch time vote. Conservative opponents stood united in opposition, telling leadership they lacked the votes and should start over. A day before the House planned showdown roll calls, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence asked Republicans for support in what would be a significant achievement for his young presidency or a stinging defeat if they failed. Republicans said the votes would occur Thursday, even as leaders planned near-continuous meetings with dissident and wavering lawmakers. Asked by reporters if he’d keep pushing a health overhaul if the House rejects the measure, Trump said, …

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Has Paul Ryan Suckered Donald Trump Into Making Health Care His Top Priority?

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If Paul Ryan’s health-care bill goes down, it would be a grave embarrassment for Trump, but, in the long term, enacting the legislation could be much more damaging.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY BILL CLARK / CQ ROLL CALL / GETTY If there was any doubt that Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are now fully conjoined, Trump’s visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday morning resolved it. After the President tried to cajole and bully the Republican congressmen into voting for their leaders’ controversial plan to replace Obamacare, Ryan praised Trump lavishly, saying he “came here and knocked the ball out of the park . . . in explaining to our members how it’s important to unify, how it’s important to work together, how we are advancing …

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Nationwide fiber? Proposed law could add broadband to road projects

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Enlarge Getty Images | tiero reader comments 9 Share this story Years in the making, a proposal to mandate the installation of fiber conduits during federally funded highway projects might be gaining some new momentum. If the US adopts a “dig once” policy, construction workers would install conduits just about any time they build new roads and sidewalks or upgrade existing ones. These conduits are plastic pipes that can house fiber cables. The conduits might be empty when installed, but their presence makes it a lot cheaper and easier to install fiber later, after the road construction is finished. The idea is an old one. US Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) has been proposing dig once legislation since 2009, and it has widespread support from …

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Tech stocks lead US indexes mostly higher midday Wednesday

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U.S. stock indexes are turning mostly higher at midday Wednesday as technology companies rise and investors react to another drop in bond yields by buying high-dividend utility companies. Energy companies are declining with the price of oil. However more stocks are down than up as the market comes off its biggest loss in five months. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index picked up 4 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,348 as of noon Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 10 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,657, dragged down by a steep fall in Nike. The Nasdaq composite rose 21 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,815. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies sank 5 points, or …

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AP: Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests. Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and the former Soviet republics to benefit the Putin government, even as U.S.-Russia relations under Republican President George W. Bush grew worse. Manafort pitched the plans …

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Former Trump Campaign Head Manafort Was Paid Millions By A Putin Ally, AP Says

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Enlarge this image Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, seen here last June, was paid millions of dollars to advance a pro-Russian agenda, the AP reports. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Drew Angerer/Getty Images A Russian billionaire paid former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort millions of dollars to boost the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Associated Press reports. The new allegations arise months after Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign amid concerns over his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. “According to documents that we’ve reviewed, Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian oligarch who wanted him to promote Russian interests,” the AP’s Chad Day tells NPR’s Rachel Martin. “And in particular, he …

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AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

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President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests. Manafort proposed in a confidential strategy plan as early as June 2005 that he would influence politics, business dealings and news coverage inside the United States, Europe and the former Soviet republics to benefit the Putin government, even as U.S.-Russia relations under Republican President George W. Bush grew worse. Manafort pitched the plans to Russian …

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Trump makes final pitch for GOP health care bill

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Published on Mar 22, 2017 Trump called the upcoming House vote on the bill a “crucial vote for the Republican Party and for the people of our country” and traveled to Capitol Hill in a last-minute plea for votes. Category License Standard YouTube License

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Health care battle a bellwether for politics over tax reform?

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Published on Mar 22, 2017 EY U.S. Chairman Steve Howe on Republican plans to achieve tax reform and the state of the U.S. business environment. Category News & Politics License Standard YouTube License