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US rig count decreases by 2 this week to 950

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by two this week to 950. A year ago,...

Trump asserts all agree he has ‘complete power’ to pardon

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference...

Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. One of those people...

Republicans express frustration after health care failure

NEW YORK — Republicans are expressing embarrassment, fear and frustration as party leaders concede that their years-long promise to erase much of Barack Obama's...

Senate Healthcare Bill dead after 2 more GOP Senators defect

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying a new health care strategy after the “repeal and replace” measure failed. McConnell says he...

House budget blueprint boosts military, cuts food stamps

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a budget that makes deep cuts in food stamps and other social safety net programs while boosting...

More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation's health care law after Sen. John...

House reaches GI Bill expansion deal

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached initial agreement on the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing...

Kennedy says it’s time to vote on health care

BATON ROUGE — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy said Tuesday that if he thinks the Senate GOP health care bill being negotiated behind the scenes...

Two senators suggest health care bill ‘dead’

WASHINGTON — The initial GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation's health law is probably "dead" and President Donald Trump's proposal to just...

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