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  • Dave Reichert, health care Local News

    Dave Reichert: ‘We missed the boat’ on health care

    Washington State Representative Dave Reichert says Congress missed an opportunity to find a bipartisan path forward on health care.
  • FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives for a Senate Republican meeting on a health reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement July 19. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) National News

    The Latest: Arizona’s other senator says McCain’s optimistic

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. John McCain being diagnosed with a brain tumor (all times local): 7:45 a.m. The junior senator from Arizona says Sen. John McCain told him about his brain tumor only at the end of a telephone conversation, saying he was “feeling fine, but I might have some chemotherapy in […]
  • FILE - In this May 15, 2017 file photo, Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks announces his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Huntsville, Ala.    A super PAC supporting incumbent Sen. Luther Strange launched another ad spotlighting  Brooks’ past criticisms of President Donald Trump in a bid to keep the conservative congressman out of a runoff in Alabama’s heated Senate primary. The advertisement is the latest move in a strategy to harness Trump’s continued popularity in the deeply red state to benefit Strange. It banks on the idea that anti-Trump sentiments will turn off GOP voters.  (Bob Gathany/AL.com via AP, File) AP

    Super PAC launches another ad in heated Alabama Senate race

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A super PAC supporting incumbent Sen. Luther Strange launched another ad spotlighting U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks’ past criticisms of President Donald Trump in a bid to keep the conservative congressman out of a runoff in Alabama’s heated Senate primary. The advertisement is the latest move in a strategy to harness Trump’s […]
  • In this July 7, 2017 photo the heads of government of the G-20 states and their partners have dinner after a concert in the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany (Kay Nietfeld/Pool Photo via AP) National News

    By embracing Russia, Trump bumps up against top advisers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to dealing with the foreign adversary. The uneasy dynamic between the president and top aides has been exacerbated by the revelation this week […]
  • FILE- In this May 2, 2017 file photo, Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Vulnerable House Republicans stood defiant about their support for an unpopular bill to repeal Obamacare as the effort languished in the Senate, leaving them to face angry voters with, perhaps, nothing to show for it. “I have no regrets. I am doing what I can as a member of Congress to solve problems. That’s why I came here. I didn’t come here to be potted plant,” said MacArthur who played a key role in negotiating the House bill that narrowly passed in early May. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) National News

    House GOP defiant on health bill amid Senate uncertainty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vulnerable House Republicans stood defiant about their support for an unpopular bill to repeal Obamacare as the effort languished in the Senate, leaving them to face angry voters with, perhaps, nothing to show for it. “I have no regrets. I am doing what I can as a member of Congress to solve […]
  • In this photo April 4, 2017 photo, Javier Sua demonstrates how he uses an inhaler at his home in Fresno, Calif. He uses it to combat asthma, made worse by air pollution in the San Joaquin Valley. On some days, his mother keeps him inside, when he would rather be rough-housing on the backyard trampoline, but the risks are too high. Hundreds of people each year in the San Joaquin Valley die premature deaths from poor air quality. (AP Photo/Scott Smith) AP

    California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California’s vast San Joaquin Valley, the country’s most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation’s dirtiest skies, forcing the state’s largest air district to spend more than $40 billion in the past quarter-century to enforce hundreds of stringent pollution rules. The investment has steadily driven down the number […]
  • FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2003, file photo, a section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease is on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y. There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases.(AP Photo/David Duprey, File) Lifestyle

    Lifestyle changes to stave off Alzheimer’s? Hints, no proof

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer’s, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine key risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases around the world. How? It has to do with lifestyle factors that may make the brain […]
  • FILE - In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., rides an escalator on Capitol Hill in Washington. Americans aren’t too thrilled with “Obamacare” and they definitely don’t like the Republican plans offered in Congress, so what does the public want the government to do about health care? A new poll suggests the country may be shifting toward the political left, with 62 percent saying it’s the federal government’s responsibility to make sure that all Americans have health care coverage, while 37 percent say it is not. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) Lifestyle

    AP-NORC Poll: Most say feds should ensure health coverage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans aren’t enthralled with “Obamacare” and they definitely don’t like the Republican plans offered in Congress, so what does the public want the government to do about health care? A new poll suggests the country may be shifting toward the political left on the issue, with 62 percent saying it’s the federal […]
  • FILE - In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after a blood clot was removed. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) Lifestyle

    Sen. McCain diagnosed with brain tumor after clot is removed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, Vietnam prisoner of war and political maverick in Congress for more than three decades, has been diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain tumor. The 80-year-old Arizona lawmaker has glioblastoma, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, where McCain had a blood […]
  • FILE - In this March 10, 2017 file photo, House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, unveiled a budget that makes deep cuts in food stamps and other social safety net programs while boosting military spending by billions, a blueprint that pleases neither conservatives nor moderates. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) AP

    Budget plan faces uncertain fate after clearing House panel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican budget blueprint that would begin to clear a path for a GOP effort to overhaul the tax code this fall is headed to an uncertain fate after winning a key committee vote Wednesday night. The Budget Committee plan faces opposition from both hard-core conservatives and more moderate Republicans even as […]
  • FILE - In this July 12, 2017, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Las Vegas. President Donald Trump says he never would have appointed Sessions as attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation. Trump makes the extraordinary statement about Sessions in an interview with the New York Times Wednesday, July 19. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) National News

    Trump’s critique of Sessions reflects long-held frustrations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s extraordinary public denouncement of Attorney General Jeff Sessions reflected a long-simmering frustration with one of his staunchest allies, but was not a calculated attempt to force Sessions from the Cabinet, according to two Trump advisers. For weeks, the president has seethed about Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the […]
  • FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., arrives for a Senate Republican meeting on a health reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement July 19. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) Lifestyle

    McCain’s brain tumor is particularly aggressive type

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain’s tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his family and doctors are deliberating next treatment options. The senator had undergone surgery last week to have a blood clot removed from above his left eye, and that clot turned out to be a sign that […]
  • FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, during the committee's hearing on the defense department's budget. Doctors say McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week. In a statement late Wednesday, July 19 doctors revealed that McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer. The statement says the 80-year-old senator and his family are reviewing further treatment, including a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) National News

    The Latest: McCain tells Senate colleague, ‘I’ll be back’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor (all times EDT): 10:40 p.m. Sen. John McCain’s best friend in the Senate says the ailing Arizona Republican told him the cancerous tumor doctors have found in his brain isn’t his worst ordeal. South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham says he spoke to McCain […]
  • President Donald Trump listens during a "Made in America," roundtable event in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) National News

    Trump stops hundreds of planned regulations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has withdrawn or delayed 860 proposed regulations in its first five months, the beginnings of a regulatory overhaul meant to bolster economic growth. Federal agencies have withdrawn 469 proposed regulations compared to a fall 2016 report when Barack Obama was president, according to figures the White House budget office. […]
  • FILE - In this May 25, 2017, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kelly says states should not be wary of asking for the federal government’s help to strengthen election systems in light of Russian meddling in last year’s election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) National News

    Kelly: States should ask feds for help to secure elections

    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday that states should not be wary of asking for the federal government’s help to strengthen election systems in light of Russian meddling in last year’s election. “All of the input that I get from all of the states is that ‘We don’t want you […]
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