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Sen. Klobuchar steers health care debate to middle ground

Sen. Amy Klobuchar had 90 minutes on the national stage Monday to make her best case for protecting the Affordable Care Act.

Minnesota senator shared the stage with Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham, who sponsored the latest, likely unsuccessful, GOP attempt to dismantle the ACA.

At least six White House advisers used private e-mail accounts

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, accompanied by from second from left, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Senior Adviser Steve Bannon, and White House press secretary Sean Spicer, speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post.

Steve Bannon, the former chief White House strategist, and Reince Priebus, the former chief of staff, also occasionally used private e-mail addresses.

GOP lawmaker alludes to females lawmakers as 'eye candy'

The chairman of an organization of GOP conservatives has jokingly alluded to female members of the group as "eye candy."

Vinehout 'can't ever say never' on Senate re-election bid

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Vinehout is hedging on whether she definitely won't seek re-election to the state Senate.

Trump plans to slash US refugee admissions

A U.S. official says the Trump administration is planning to slash refugee admissions in the upcoming fiscal year to what could be the lowest level in more than a decade.

Defendant's relative arrested in Vegas court sidewalk crash

A relative of a murder defendant is accused of intentionally driving a car onto a Las Vegas courthouse sidewalk, hitting and injuring the slaying victim's sister, authorities said Tuesday.

How email practices of Clinton and Trump advisers differ


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.


Republican leaders: Senate won't vote on Obamacare repeal

Facing assured defeat, Republican leaders decided Tuesday not to even hold a vote on the GOP's latest attempt to repeal the Obama health care law, surrendering on their last-gasp effort to deliver on the party's banner campaign promise.


Feds accused of improperly detaining pregnant immigrants

Immigrants' rights advocates have filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about what they say is the inhumane treatment of pregnant women being held in custody.


Construction of border wall prototypes begins in San Diego

The federal government said Tuesday that contractors began building eight prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, hitting a milestone toward a key campaign pledge.


The Latest: Trump pledges major tax cut for middle class

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


Maine governor orders sheriffs to honor immigration requests

Maine's Republican governor is directing the state's 16 county sheriffs to detain immigrants upon request by federal immigration officers — or be removed from office.


The Latest: US to pick up tab for Puerto Rico debris removal

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico (all times local):


The Latest: State police confirm probe of failed nuke plant

The Latest on an abandoned nuclear project in South Carolina (all times local):


Sessions says US will intervene in campus free speech cases

Decrying what he sees as political correctness run amok on college campuses, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday the Justice Department will ramp up its support for students who sue universities claiming their free speech rights have been violated.


Bill would significantly cut Michigan's high auto premiums

Michigan drivers would no longer be required to buy unlimited medical insurance to cover serious crash injuries under legislation that high-ranking supporters proposed Tuesday to significantly reduce the country's most expensive auto premiums.


Trump misfired on tweet about Iranian missile launch

When President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that Iran had "just test-fired" a missile, he seemed to know something the rest of the government did not. Turns out, he did not.