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What’s Next for House Freedom Caucus After Poe’s Exit?

FOX NEWS Texas GOP Rep. Ted Poe’s exit from the House Freedom Caucus after it helped sink the Republicans’ ObamaCare overhaul has created widespread uncertainty about the political future of the caucus and its roughly 35 other members. The picture emerging Monday appeared to be that caucus members realize that their future largely depends on fulfilling campaign promises to fully repeal and replace the 2010 health care law.  “You cannot always say no,” Poe told Fox News Monday morning, about 12 hours after his resignation from the conservative caucus and three days after House Speaker Paul Ryan cancelled a...

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‘Bathroom bill’ to cost North Carolina $3.76B, report says

FOX NEWS RALEIGH, N.C. –  Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” isn’t hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis. Over the past year, North Carolina has suffered financial hits ranging from scuttled plans for a PayPal facility that would have added an estimated $2.66 billion to the state’s economy to a canceled Ringo Starr concert that deprived a town’s amphitheater of about $33,000 in revenue. The blows have landed in the state’s biggest cities as...

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Touting Trump ties, Netanyahu skips thorny US-Israel issues

FOX NEWS WASHINGTON –  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touted a close and growing relationship with the new Trump administration during a speech Monday to a major pro-Israel lobby group, but skipped over thornier issues like settlement construction and a path forward for peace with Palestinians. Netanyahu, appearing by video at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference, said he’d had an “exceptionally warm” meeting with President Donald Trump last month. He said he was confident the alliance would grow “even stronger” and was looking forward to welcoming new U.S. Ambassador David Friedman to Israel “and especially to...

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Trump TV surrogate Boris Epshteyn leaving White House, officials confirm

FOX NEWS Boris Epshteyn, a special assistant to President Donald Trump who was in charge of television surrogates for the White House, has been let go from his position, four senior administration officials told Fox News. White House sources told Fox News that they “are exploring other opportunities within the administration.” Epshteyn could potentially have a less “visable” position, but is “expected to remain in the administration,” Politico reported. Epshteyn had been in charge of overseeing television appearances for White House officials, according to Politico. Eric Trump and Epshteyn had developed a friendship during their time at Georgetown University....

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Divided GOP makes dismantling ObamaCare little more than campaign promise – Fox News

GOOGLE NEWS There was supposed to be a death panel when it came to ObamaCare: Congressional Republicans. Starting in 2009, Republicans in Congress promised to euthanize the then-bill, later law. They’d kill it. “Repeal and replace” was the GOP mantra as the party stormed the House in the 2010 midterm elections. Republicans echoed the incantation in 2012 and 2014. The “repeal and replace” declaration even helped Republicans capture the Senate in 2014. The House and Senate voted on a bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare in 2015-16. But President Obama vetoed it. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., argued that’s...

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Utah’s governor signs abortion-halting legislation

FOX NEWS SALT LAKE CITY –  Utah’s governor signed legislation on Saturday that would require doctors to inform women that medication-induced abortions can be halted after taking just one of two pills, despite doctors’ groups saying there is little evidence to back up that idea. Proponents of the idea said doctors can give a woman the hormone progesterone to stop an abortion after she has taken the first of two medications needed to complete the abortion. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has said that there is no medically accepted evidence that a drug-induced abortion can be interrupted....

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Scuffle breaks out at pro-Trump rally in California

FOX NEWS HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. –  A scuffle broke out Saturday on a Southern California beach where supporters of President Donald Trump had gathered to march. The Los Angeles Times reports that an anti-Trump protester allegedly doused the event’s organizer with pepper spray and was set upon in the sand by a group of Trump supporters. KCBS-TV reports that fights broke out between pro-Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters about half an hour after the noon event began at Bolsa Chica State Beach. Hundreds of people had gathered. Counter-protesters said before the march began that they planned to try to...

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Pence vows Trump will continue ObamaCare fight, calls out Democrats and Republicans

FOX NEWS Vice President Pence tried Saturday to deliver a pep-talk to Americans after fellow Republicans’ failed effort to overhaul ObamaCare — admitting that members are “back to the drawing board” but vowing that President Trump will “keep fighting.” Pence spoke in the aftermath of House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday cancelling the final vote for the ObamaCare replacement bill, upon concluding he didn’t have enough votes despite the chamber’s GOP majority. The Republican congressman and the president, after announcing the cancellation, sounded as if efforts to fulfill campaign promises to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law...

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