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Trump, Ryan lack House votes for ‘do-or-die’ health care bill

Representative Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, spoke about health care on March 7.

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President Trump and Paul Ryan’s efforts to shore up support appeared to fall short, casting Thursday’s vote into doubt.

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// An obscure budgetary tactic could save Obamacare. Here’s how

Republicans are using an ingenious trick to filibuster-proof their repeal of Obamacare and push for tax reform. But it may end up backfiring on them.

// Powerful House Republican aids Trump’s claims of surveillance

Representative Devin Nunes said the president or his closest associates may have been “incidentally” swept up in foreign surveillance.

// Trump feels ‘somewhat’ vindicated after surveillance briefing

“I very much appreciated the fact that they found what they found,” President Trump said of the surveillance of his transition.

// Democrats unable to extract specifics from Gorsuch

Neil Gorsuch repeated his general commitments to adhering faithfully to precedent, the law, and independence.

// Take that? North Korea lambastes Trump as too much like Obama

North Korea has a criticism of President Donald Trump he probably wasn’t expecting: He’s too much like Barack Obama.

// Trump’s campaign chief secretly worked to push Putin’s interests

Paul Manafort had a $10 million annual contract with Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska.

Boston University freshman Nicholas Fuentes has a nightly Web video show titled “America First.”

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The kids are far right

President Trump’s unlikely rise to power has fueled a new sect of young conservatives vying to become players in a quickly evolving right-wing media landscape.

// Donald Trump Jr. criticizes London mayor after deadly attack

It’s an online custom to react to tragic stories with messages like “thoughts and prayers.” But that doesn’t appear to be Donald Trump Jr.’s style.

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Trump to meet with GOP hard-liners over health bill

Short of support, GOP leaders looked to President Donald Trump to close the deal with a crucial bloc of conservatives.

Perry decries election of first gay Texas A&M student president

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is suggesting that the election that gave his alma mater its first openly gay student body president was ‘‘stolen.’’

Take that? North Korea lambastes Trump as too much like Obama

North Korea has a criticism of President Donald Trump he probably wasn’t expecting: He’s too much like Barack Obama.

UMass Boston was warned of financial crisis years earlier

The campus this year finds itself in a situation much like it was warned about, with a deficit estimated at up to $30 million by July.

Transition to Trump

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// A look at Trump’s jam-packed transition period

The stretch between Donald Trump’s election and his inauguration did not exactly provide a lull in the political action.

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Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Stephen Lynch.

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