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Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter ‘Obamacare’

Democrats think the new bill create higher out-of-pocket costs while some conservatives believe the bill is ObamaCare Lite.

Analysis: Dem loss in Georgia underscores party challenges

Republicans just got a big argument for sticking with President Donald Trump and pushing forward with dismantling former President Barack Obama’s health law. And Democrats are struggling to translate the energy of their core supporters into actual election victories.

Special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching

Democratic Party divisions are on stark display after a disappointing special election loss in a hard-fought Georgia congressional race.

Georgia official to be reprimanded for ‘racist pig’ comment

Commissioners in a suburban Atlanta county have voted to publicly reprimand a colleague for calling civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia a “racist pig” on Facebook.

FBI: Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind

The gunman who shot a top House Republican and four other people on a Virginia baseball field didn’t have any concrete plans to inflict violence on the Republicans he loathed,

In Georgia, Handel thanks Trump and reaches out to Democrats

Republican Karen Handel declared victory in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District with a promise that she’ll work to gain the confidence of voters who backed her Democratic opponent.

Energy chief: Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus but in line with the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Poll: Courts are right in blocking Trump’s travel ban

Fifty-seven percent of Americans say the courts have acted correctly by blocking the travel ban from taking effect, while 39 percent say the judges are wrongly interfering.

Early returns: Tight Georgia House race as nation watches

The nation is anxiously awaiting the results of the most expensive House race in US history.

Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name.
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