Senators have deal on health subsidies, and Trump supports it

Senators Patty Murray, a Democrat, and Lamar Alexander, a Republican, agreed to outlines for a health care compromise.

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The president insisted, though, that he’d move forward to repeal Barack Obama’s signature health law.

// Judge in Hawaii blocks Trump travel ban hours before it was to begin

A federal judge said the ban, which was to take effect Wednesday, ignores an earlier ruling that the move exceeds President Trump’s authority.

// Day after McCain’s emotional speech, Trump warns, ‘I fight back’

Senator John McCain questioned ‘‘half-baked, spurious nationalism’’ in America’s foreign policy on Monday.

If President Trump wants to fatten the paychecks of working Americans, there are more direct approaches than cutting corporate taxes.

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Partisanship in 2017 means civil war for both parties

The long-simmering feuds between Republicans and Democrats have now seeped into the parties themselves, with factions fiercely fighting within each side.

// Sean Spicer questioned by Mueller’s Russia investigation team

Robert Mueller team’s meeting with Spicer suggests the special prosecutor is ramping up interviews with the Trump White House inner circle.

// Lawmaker calls on Koh to return donation from Jared Kushner’s brother

Joshua Kushner, who attended college with Dan Koh, donated $2,700 to his campaign for the state’s 3rd congressional district seat.

// Families of the fallen say a president’s words do matter

The grieving parents of fallen soldiers do not forget the personal condolences of a commander in chief.

// Bernie Sanders is coming to Somerville on Monday

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont will visit Somerville next Monday to endorse candidates running for local office.

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Senators have deal on health subsidies, and Trump supports it

The president insisted, though, that he’d move forward to repeal Barack Obama’s signature health law.

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