Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the July 4 recess, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debating the legislation, two sources said Tuesday.

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  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER , Associated Press

GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others


Millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans’ health bill while middle-income families would get about $260, according to a new analysis of the bill Senate leaders hope to vote on this week.


  • Written by By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press

President's media strategy creating friction

NEW YORK (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer's briefing with reporters turned testy on Monday, with CNN's Jim Acosta interrupting President Donald Trump's chief spokesman to demand he explain why television cameras were ordered off.


  • Written by By DAVID BAUDER , AP Television Writer

Democrats aim to blast Trump for favoring wealthy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are out to capitalize on what they believe is growing public sentiment that President Donald Trump, the richest man to call the White House home, is turning his back on the people who got him elected in favor of his wealthy peers. The party is hoping that pitch will pack extra oomph at a time when even some Republicans are raising concerns that the GOP health-care plan could hurt the poor.

  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE and KEN THOMAS , Associated Press