Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON | Trump pushes Congress for new health law after court ruling

WASHINGTON  — After a federal judge ruled that the Obama-era health overhaul was “invalid,” President Donald Trump is looking to congressional leaders to come up with a replacement even as the White House says the current law will remain in place for now. “Get it done!” the president instructed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump pushes Congress for new health law after court ruling

MADISON, Wis. | The Latest: Wisconsin Legislature OKs weakening governor, AG

MADISON, Wis.— The Latest on Wisconsin Republican lawmakers moving to limit the powers of the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general (all times local): 8:20 a.m. The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature has approved a sweeping package of bills weakening the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general. The state Assembly approved the lame-duck legislation Wednesday morning. The … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | The Latest: Wisconsin Legislature OKs weakening governor, AG

ST. PAUL, Minn | Ousted Minnesota Republican faults McCain for losing House

ST. PAUL, Minn  — A recently defeated Republican congressman from Minnesota is blaming the Democratic House takeover on the late Sen. John McCain’s vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act. First-term Rep. Jason Lewis made the argument in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece published Sunday. Lewis lost to Democrat Angie Craig last week in … Continue reading ST. PAUL, Minn | Ousted Minnesota Republican faults McCain for losing House

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump calling allies, tweeting endorsements

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Election Day (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump is spending Election Day calling allies, tweeting endorsements and following news coverage, after concluding a six-day rally blitz in Missouri late Monday. Trump packed his closing argument with hardline immigration rhetoric and harsh attacks on Democrats as he stared down … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump calling allies, tweeting endorsements

IRVINE, Calif. | Battle for US House seats includes one-time GOP stronghold

IRVINE, Calif.— By bus, by freeway or on foot, candidates dashed across California on Saturday in a frantic rush to secure votes, knocking on doors, dialing phones and urging throngs of volunteers to fight for every vote. Nowhere were the stakes higher than in Southern California’s Orange County, a one-time Republican stronghold where Democrats are … Continue reading IRVINE, Calif. | Battle for US House seats includes one-time GOP stronghold

WASHINGTON | Trump stumps in cities that don’t look that much like US

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is in the final stretch of a 44-city blitz for the midterm elections, but the America he’s glimpsed from the airport arrivals and his armored limousine is hardly a reflection of the nation as a whole. The president has mostly traveled to counties that are whiter, less educated and have lower … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump stumps in cities that don’t look that much like US

AP FACT CHECK: Ad on Bacon’s health care vote is partly true

Democrats hope Kara Eastman will unseat first-term Republican Rep. Don Bacon Tuesday in Nebraska’s most competitive U.S. congressional race, a district centering on the Omaha area where the GOP has reigned for 22 of the last 24 years. Democratic groups and politicians across the country are attacking Republican candidates for their health care record. It’s … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Ad on Bacon’s health care vote is partly true