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Fate of ObamaCare overhaul, again, in hands of 3 wavering senators

FOX NEWS Sens. Susan Collins, left; John McCain, center; and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, are considered critical to the fate of the latest GOP health care bill.  (AP) The fate of what could be the last viable ObamaCare overhaul bill – at least this year – once again has come down to three wavering Republican senators. As the Trump White House works with allies on Capitol Hill to consolidate support behind the plan, all eyes are on Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; and John McCain, R-Ariz. They are the same three senators who helped kill the so-called “skinny...

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Senate panel calls Michael Cohen to open hearing after Trump lawyer shares statement with press

FOX NEWS President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, center, departs following a closed door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)  (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, agreed Tuesday to testify in an open Senate Intelligence Committee hearing next month — after the panel abruptly canceled a transcribed interview that had been scheduled. Cohen was to talk with committee staff on Capitol Hill earlier Tuesday — but the interview was nixed after Cohen’s team shared a statement with the media...

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Senate panel suspends Michael Cohen interview, after Trump lawyer shares statement with press

FOX NEWS President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, center, departs following a closed door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)  (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) The Senate Intelligence Committee postponed a closed-door interview Tuesday with President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen and now wants to have him speak in open session, apparently because Cohen’s team shared a statement with the press in advance against committee wishes. Cohen was set to have a transcribed interview with committee staff on Capitol Hill Tuesday. After an hour-and-a-half,...

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Donald Trump Jr., Conway to end Secret Service protection

FOX NEWS Donald Trump Jr., his wife Vanessa Trump, and Kellyanne Conway are dropping Secret Service protection, Fox News has confirmed. The move to get rid of round-the-clock protection came after Trump Jr. wished to have more privacy. Other family members of the president will remain under Secret Service protection. Secret Service protection is mandated by law to protect the U.S. president’s immediate family members, unless told otherwise. White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway has also dropped Secret Service protection, sources told Fox News. She was given Secret Service protection following threats in the early days of the administration, but...

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Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort wiretapped by US investigators, report says

FOX NEWS Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was wiretapped by U.S. government investigators both before and after the 2016 presidential election, according to a report out Monday night. The wiretapping was authorized by a secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court after the FBI started to investigate Manafort, 68, in 2014, CNN reported. He’s been under scrutiny over his financial dealings and lobbying efforts with pro-Russia and Ukrainian officials but has denied colluding with Russia to influence the election. The order to monitor Manafort was discontinued in 2016, but investigators obtained another FISA warrant that stretched into early 2017,...

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Clinton considers contesting election results

FOX NEWS Hillary Clinton said Monday she wouldn’t rule out challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election but said she doubted the legality of such a move. “I don’t know if there’s any legal constitutional way to do that,” Clinton told NPR’s Terry Gross in an interview that aired Monday afternoon. Gross pressed the former first lady and Democratic candidate on whether that meant she would “completely rule out questioning the legitimacy of this election if we learn that the Russian interference in the election is even deeper than we know now.” Clinton responded, “No. I would not.”...

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Protesters call out Pelosi over Trump DACA deal

FOX NEWS House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi got an earful on Monday after protesters in San Francisco angrily confronted her for striking a tentative deal with President Trump over a program to extend legal protections to young undocumented immigrants. A group of protesters shouted “you’re a liar” at the California Democrat. The pop-up protest lasted more than 30 minutes and ended with a visibly shaken Pelosi cutting her scheduled news conference short. “You don’t know what you’re talking about,” Pelosi told the group. “It’s clear you don’t want any answers.” At one point, she said, “Just stop it.” As...

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Trump retweets edited video of him hitting Hillary Clinton with golf ball

FOX NEWS President Donald Trump on Sunday retweeted a GIF that shows him hitting a golf ball that seemingly hits Hillary Clinton in the back and knocks her down as she boards a plane. The tweet shared by Trump included this text: “Donald Trump’s amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary.” Part of the video appeared to be a doctored version of news footage from 2011 that showed then-Secretary of State Clinton falling after climbs the stairs to board a plane. The GIF originally was posted by a Twitter user whose bio includes the hashtags “#LockHerup,” “#ObamaGate” and “#SusanRice,” among others. Reaction to Trump’s retweet has been...

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