Trump’s campaign inner circle called before Senate committees

FILE - In this July 11, 2017 file photo, Donald Trump Jr., left, speaks in New York. A lawyer for a Russian developer says a company representative was the eighth person at a Trump Tower meeting brokered by Donald Trump Jr. during the campaign. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)


Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort are scheduled to appear before the judiciary committee, and Jared Kushner before the intelligence committee.

epa06097377 Senate Majority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell (L) delivers remarks on health care to members of the news media following a lunch with US President Donald J. Trump (not pictured), beside Republican Senator from South Dakota John Thune (R), outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 19 July 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

CBO: Repeal-only measure would mean 32m more uninsured by 2026

A GOP fallback plan to repeal all of Obamacare without a replacement would lead to 32 million more people uninsured, the Congressional Budget Office said.

President Donald J. Trump delivered remarks on health care and Republicans' inability thus far to replace or repeal the Affordable Care Act while Sen. Dean Heller looked on.

Not dead yet: Trump urges senators to pass Obamacare repeal

Seated next to Senator Dean Heller, President Trump said, “He wants to remain a senator, doesn’t he?” as Heller gave a strained grin.

Senator Susan Collins is calling for shoring up the Affordable Care Act to stabilize health insurance coverage for millions of Americans who need help.

Susan Collins says it’s time to fix Obamacare

Senator Susan Collins of Maine wants to shore up the ACA to stabilize health insurance coverage for millions of Americans who need help.

The sun flares in the camera lens as it rises behind the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, Sunday, June 25, 2017. The court is expected to decide within days if the Trump administration can enforce it's travel ban. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Supreme Court says Trump administration can enforce refugee ban for now

However, the Supreme Court is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses the summer meeting of the nation's district attorneys from around the country at the Hilton in Minneapolis, Minn., Monday, July, 17 2017. Sessions said the Justice Department will soon make it easier for local law enforcement to seize cash and property from crime suspects and reap the proceeds. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)

Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department turns a $65 million asset forfeiture spigot back on

The program gives police departments greater leeway to seize property of those suspected of a crime, even if they’re not charged or convicted.

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Mass. towns debate new pot sales rules

Legislators defend giving communities different processes for controlling marijuana businesses.

The legislation proposed in Massachusetts wouldn’t change the basic marijuana rights of adults that the ballot question put in place.

Legislature moves forward on marijuana law overhaul

Both chambers are expected to take a final vote to send the bill to the governor Thursday.

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Trump Jr., Manafort Called to Testify Next Week by Senate Panel

Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort are being asked to testify on July 26 in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to the committee’s website.

Shrugging off controversy, Trump’s voter-fraud panel seeks more personal data

The panel is among the earliest examples of Trump translating his “us-against-them” political philosophy into governance.

Susan Collins says it’s time to fix Obamacare

Senator Susan Collins of Maine wants to shore up the ACA to stabilize health insurance coverage for millions of Americans who need help.

House to vote on Trump’s $1.6B border wall request next week

The wall money is strongly opposed by Democrats and some Republicans. But Trump is insistent on it.

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