GOP opposition imperils Senate health care bill

Senator Rand Paul.

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Senator Rand Paul says he and three other Republican senators are preparing to announce their opposition to the Senate health care bill as it’s written.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, left the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans’ health care bill Thursday.

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Meet the Senate health care bill. Like Obamacare, only flimsier

The Senate bill retains the basic structure of former president Obama’s signature health care law, except that all the parts have been whittled down.

In a lengthy Facebook post, Obama called the legislation “rushed.”

Obama slams GOP health care bill and urges its defeat

“Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family — this bill will do you harm,” the former president said.

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President Trump says he doesn’t have tapes of conversations with Comey

Trump made the claim in a series of tweets.

Two reasons why Trump came clean about not having tapes of Comey

Why President Trump decided to make this type of announcement is unclear. But what is clear is why he was in a hurry to make it.

The Senate proposal — which will be amended over the course of Thursday’s debate — would leave the tax rate and local control provisions on marijuana from the ballot question in place.

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Mass. Senate passes marijuana bill

The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill Thursday making targeted adjustments to the voter-mandated marijuana legalization law.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/MOULTON006A.jpg Seth Moulton is reportedly helping lead Pelosi challenge

The Mass. congressman is reportedly one of the House Democrats leading the charge to try and force Nancy Pelosi from her leadership position.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/03/BostonGlobe.com/Travel/Images/Schwalm_30traveltech06_liv.jpg After a tip from TripAdvisor, FCC proposes its largest fine ever

The FCC is proposing to levy a $120 million fine, which would be the largest penalty in its history, on an alleged robocall scammer.

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Trump publicly doubting that Russia meddled in election

President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 US intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn’t try to stop it.

President Trump says he has no ‘tapes’ of Comey conversations

President Trump says he has no ‘tapes’ of Comey conversations

Evan Horowitz | Quick Study

Meet the Senate health care bill. Like Obamacare, only flimsier

The Senate bill retains the basic structure of former president Obama’s signature health care law, except that all the parts have been whittled down.

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Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.