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Health Bill Appears Dead as Pivotal G.O.P. Senator Declares Opposition

Susan Collins will vote no on ACA repealSenator Susan Collins of Maine said on Monday that she would oppose the latest plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, leaving Republican leaders clearly short of the votes they need for passage.

Ms. Collins, a Republican, announced her opposition in a written statement, delivering a significant and possibly fatal blow to the party’s seven-year quest to dismantle the health law.

“Health care is a deeply personal, complex issue that affects every single one of us and one-sixth of the American economy. Sweeping reforms to our health care system and to Medicaid can’t be done well in a compressed time frame, especially when the actual bill is a moving target,” Ms. Collins said in the statement.

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Protesters fill halls outside ObamaCare repeal hearing

Protesters fill Congressional hearing hallsProtesters filled the halls of a Senate office building Monday, waiting in a long, snaking line to get into a hearing room for the consideration of the GOP ObamaCare repeal bill.

Some of those in line in the Dirksen Senate Office Building said they arrived at 5 a.m. to get a spot before the 2 p.m. hearing.

The Senate Finance Committee's hearing on Monday will be the only one on the last-ditch repeal effort from GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (La.). It comes just days before a potential vote.

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Cruz, GOP colleagues back away from Obamacare repeal bill

GOP backs away from repeal of ACAThe embattled effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act faced further setbacks as Republicans including Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, voiced reservations.

Cruz said Sunday at the Texas Tribune festival in Austin that he does not support the current version of the proposal by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Lindsey Graham , R-S.C.

"Right now, they don't have my vote and I don't think they have Mike Lee's vote either," he said, referring to Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.

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Congress should protect evidence gathered by Mueller in Russia probe, experts warn

Bob Graham, D-FlWith the continuing possibility that President Trump could fire special counsel Robert Mueller to thwart the Russia investigation, there is danger once again that key documents could be destroyed, veterans of special investigations warn. They are urging Congress to act quickly to help save crucial evidence before Mueller's team of prosecutors finds itself in the same predicament Akerman faced in 1973.

"Before that worst-case scenario occurs, this is the best time for the congressional committees to make sure that all of Mueller's documents, transcripts and other material goes to them if he is fired," said former senator Bob Graham, D-Fla., past chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and co-chairman of a joint Senate-House investigation into intelligence community activities before and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

TVNL Comment:  Don't you think that mounds of evidence has already been destroyed?  We'll see....

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AARP: GOP repeal could raise seniors' healthcare cost by $16K a year

GOP bill could cost seniors A new study Thursday by the American Association of Retired Persons found that the Republicans' proposed healthcare repeal bill could hike costs substantially for older Americans.

The Graham-Cassidy effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act "threatens to make health care unaffordable and inaccessible for millions of older Americans," the AARP report said.

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Senators Try To Rein In Saudi Arabia’s Brutal U.S.-Backed Campaign In Yemen

Senate wants to rein in Saudi war in Yemen

An influential bipartisan duo of lawmakers is using this week’s consideration of a must-pass defense spending bill to try to help millions of people in Yemen, where a Saudi-led, U.S.-backed coalition has killed thousands of civilians in a conflict that has created desperate new health and starvation crises.

Sens. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) are rallying support for an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that would condition U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia on American officials guaranteeing that Riyadh is following international humanitarian law, particularly on permitting the delivery of American-bought cranes to unload ships filled with food at a major Yemeni port.

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WH: Trump 'looks forward' to signing resolution condemning white supremacists

White supremacists denounced in Congressional billThe White House announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump will "absolutely" sign a resolution condemning the Charlottesville violence and white supremacy.

Congress passed the bipartisan joint resolution condemning the Charlottesville violence -- as well as "white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups"-- earlier this week, pushing Trump to sign the resolution explicitly condemning the racist gathering.
The House passed the joint resolution by unanimous consent Tuesday night, a day after the Senate easily approved it.
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