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Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 8, 2017.

Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that "right now" he doesn't back it.

Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some WH messages

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner.

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, used his personal email account on dozens of occasions to communicate with colleagues in the White House, his lawyer said Sunday.

Dayton says U.S. Senate health care plan is a 'sham' that will hurt Minnesotans

Gov. Mark Dayton, pictured at a news conference Sept. 22, said Monday that the U.S. Senate health care plan is a “sham” that would hurt Minnesotans. GLEN STUBBE ï glen.stubbe@startribune.com

The governor warned Monday of significant cuts to Medicaid programs.

Zinke: One-third of Interior employees not loyal to Trump

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says nearly one-third of employees at his department are not loyal to him and President Donald Trump, adding that he is working to change the department's regulatory culture to be more business friendly.

The Latest: Police: Hit-run at courthouse was intentional

The Latest on a hit-and-run crash outside a courthouse involving a witness at a murder trial in Las Vegas. (all times local):

Rates on US Treasury bills mixed at weekly auction

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with rates on three-month bills rising to their highest level since July while rates on six-month bills dipped slightly.

The Latest: Man arrested near White House had arsenal in car

The Latest on the man arrested near the White House Sunday morning with a carload of guns (all times local):


Best Buy CEO signs letter with other leaders supporting DACA
Point of Sale

Hubert Joly and other leaders urge President Trump to not end the program that allows undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to continue to work and study in the country

Sen. Klobuchar talks politics on The Daily Show
Hot Dish Politics

Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared on The Daily Show Tuesday night to talk about getting things done in Congress, lowering drug prices and the direction of the Democratic party.


GOP hopes for Senate health care bill flickering out

The Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama's health care law was flickering out Monday as a decisive handful of GOP senators remained opposed to the last-gasp bill. Changes aimed at galvanizing GOP support produced no apparent additional votes as time was running out for the White House and party leaders.


The Latest: Senator casts doubt on fate of health care bill

The Latest on the Republican effort to overhaul the Obama health law (all times local):


Court: Texas can enforce more of 'sanctuary cities' law

Texas can require law enforcement to honor federal immigration requests to detain people in local jails for possible deportation under a new "sanctuary cities" law supported by the Trump administration, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.


The Latest: GOP eyes deep cuts to corporate tax rate

The Latest on the Republican effort to overhaul the tax system (all times local):


GOP, White House eye deep cuts to corporate tax rate

The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek.


Walker names former legislator as DNR secretary

Gov. Scott Walker picked former legislator Dan Meyer to serve as the next state Department of Natural Resources secretary Monday, placing his old state Assembly colleague in the middle of contentious political battles over mining, permitting a massive electronics plant and chronic wasting disease.


Lawmakers ask police to probe co-owner of failed nuke plant

Top South Carolina lawmakers on Monday asked state police to investigate "potential criminality" on the part of one of the co-owners that has abandoned a multibillion-dollar nuclear power construction project, adding possible state scrutiny into the multibillion-dollar failure, which is already the subject of an ongoing federal probe.


'Rock bottom': Weiner gets 21 months in prison for sexting

Anthony Weiner's sexting compulsion cost him his seat in Congress, his shot at becoming New York mayor and his marriage, and may have even denied Hillary Clinton the presidency. On Monday, it cost him his freedom.


Weiner to serve 21 months in sexting case

Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months for sexting with a 15-year-old girl in an FBI case that Hillary Clinton claims was a major factor in her loss to Donald Trump.


For Trump and the GOP, a week of high stakes on many fronts

For President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP, the stakes this week could not get much higher.