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White House backs FCC plan to reverse Obama-era 'net neutrality' rules

The White House offered support Tuesday for the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to roll back Obama-era net neutrality internet rules. “We support the FCC chair’s efforts to review and consider rolling back these rules and believe that the best way to get fair rules for everyone is for Congress to ...

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What's next? Senate GOP scrambles after health care flop

WASHINGTON (AP) – Now what? Senate Republicans were scrambling to pick up the pieces Tuesday after their attempt to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law collapsed a second time. After working for months on a new health package, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Tuesday that the ...

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Chuck Schumer blames Trump for Obamacare failure: 'Sabotage'

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Tuesday that President Trump’s threat to let Obamacare collapse was actually an attempt to sabotage the country’s health care system and use Americans as political pawns. “The president would not be ‘letting Obamacare collapse,'” said the New York Democrat. “He is actively trying ...

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Florida GOP candidate: Guns should be allowed on campuses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The leading Republican contender for governor says he supports allowing guns on college campuses and letting residents carry guns out in the open. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Tuesday that there should be fewer “gun free zones” in the state. Florida legislators in recent years have ...

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Utah lawmakers look at charter school eminent domain changes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Utah lawmakers are considering policy changes to speed up the purchase of land for new charter schools and further expansion of existing schools. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2tn1wny ) the Administrative Rules Review Committee on Monday questioned what authority charter schools have to call on ...

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NC court backs conviction for Democratic strategist's murder

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – An appeals court is upholding the murder conviction of a North Carolina man who fatally stabbed a rising star in state Democratic Party politics and wounded her husband. A state Court of Appeals panel ruled unanimously Tuesday that Jonathan Broyhill got a fair trial. Defense lawyers ...

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Disgraced Alabama governor says he was best 'by far'

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is giving himself stellar marks three months after pleading guilty to criminal charges and resigning. Bentley tells WVTM-TV in an interview that he was “by far” the best governor ever of Alabama. The 74-year-old Bentley pleaded guilty to misdemeanor campaign finance ...

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Donald Trump wants Senate Republicans to change rules to eliminate filibusters

President Trump on Tuesday urged Senate Republicans to change the chamber’s rules to eliminate legislative filibusters, saying it was the only way to break Democratic obstruction and move the country forward. “With only a very small majority, the Republicans in the House & Senate need more victories next year since ...

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Terry McAuliffe wants governors to have a say in health care bill

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that governors could help Congress pass a health care repeal bill that drives down costs while keeping quality coverage. “Let’s all get in a room, get the governors in, we administer these programs. We run the Medicaid programs in our states. Let’s get together ...

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Allentown council wants fed prosecutor to wrap mayor probe

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania City Council is asking federal prosecutors and the FBI to put up or shut up when it comes to a long-running investigation of the city’s mayor. Allentown council members plan to vote Wednesday on a resolution asking the feds to either indict or exonerate ...

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