Trump says GOP isn’t ‘that far off’ from passing health overhaul

In this June 21, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trump has a way of presenting missions as accomplished even when they’re not. So it was when he told Iowans he’s put farmers back at their plows, secured a historic increase in military spending and empowered homebuilders to swing their hammers again. Those all remain aspirations, not achievements. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, file)

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President Trump said he thinks Republicans are “going to get there” in passing a health law, despite a lack of support from several GOP senators.

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In a new strategy, White House officials on Sunday said the Obama administration was to blame for not taking action against Russian election hacking.

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‘‘I have very serious concerns about the bill,’’ said Susan Collins, the Republican senator from Maine.

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President Obama made a “very serious mistake” in not doing more about Russia’s intervention in the campaign, Adam Schiff said.

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Barack Obama.

Ground Game

Barack Obama is still around. This is good news for Trump and Democrats

In small, but visible ways Obama is still very relevant.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh (left) and opponent Tito Jackson gathered signatures last month in Dudley Square.

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Walsh has 31-point lead over Jackson in mayoral race, poll shows

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In unusually harsh terms, Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson accused his party’s leaders of rushing the measure.

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Opposition continued to build outside Congress, and two GOP senators questioned whether the bill would be approved this week.

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