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The HealthCare.gov website is photographed in Washington on Dec. 15, 2017. A burst of sign-ups is punctuating the end of a tumultuous year for former President Barack Obama’s health care law. Strong consumer interest around Friday’s enrollment deadline for 2018 was seen as validation for the program’s subsidized individual health insurance. But the Affordable Care Act’s troubles aren’t over. Even if full repeal now seems off the table, actions by the Republican-led Congress and the Trump administration could undermine the ACA’s insurance markets. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick
December 16, 2017 - 9:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A deadline burst of sign-ups after a tumultuous year for the Obama health law has revealed continued demand for the program's subsidized individual health plans. But the Affordable Care Act's troubles aren't over. On the plus side for the overhaul, official numbers showed a...
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, is pursued by reporters in the Capitol after signing the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 16, 2017 - 9:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to the American people for Christmas. "This is happening. Tax reform under Republican...
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In this Dec. 14, 2017, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Republicans, led by Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, see the tax bill as the answer to their political prayers. It will show Americans they can govern, deliver tax cuts and please Trump. And yet, there are some who suggest that maybe it's not the all-end and be-all. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 16, 2017 - 8:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the sheer size and society-spanning impact of the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul, the quickest and most potent political victory that Republicans would savor by pushing the bill through Congress next week may be what it averts: another big GOP legislative crash in the age of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. For two months now, as accusations of sexual misconduct have piled up against Weinstein, the disgraced mogul has responded over and over again with the same words: "Any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein." Consent is quite likely to be a central issue in a potential legal case against Weinstein and others accused of sexual assault in the current so-called “reckoning.” (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)
December 16, 2017 - 8:05 am
For two months now, as accusations of sexual misconduct have piled up against Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced mogul has responded over and over again: "Any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied." Consent is a concept central to law on sexual assault, and will likely be an issue...
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December 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. ---------------- TOP STORIES ---------------- CONGRESS-TAXES — Republicans finally reveal their huge national tax rewrite — along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval next week in...
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks to reporters at the Capitol after Republicans signed the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 16, 2017 - 3:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Count commuters among the losers in the Republican tax bill that the House and Senate are expected to vote on next week. The final bill agreed to by Republican negotiators and released late Friday eliminates the tax incentive for private employers that subsidize their employees'...
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks to reporters at the Capitol after Republicans signed the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 16, 2017 - 3:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republicans' tax package would boost traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas while also supporting renewable energy such as wind and solar power — and even extend a hand to buyers of electric cars. An agreement by House and Senate negotiators would open Alaska's Arctic...
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, talks to reporters at the Capitol after Republicans signed the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 16, 2017 - 3:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans didn't get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its most unpopular provision, the requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance. Politically, the move is...
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December 16, 2017 - 3:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress have blended separate tax bills passed by the House and Senate into compromise legislation that seeks to achieve a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax code. GOP leaders are looking toward passage of the final package by the House and Senate next week,...
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December 15, 2017 - 9:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in Congress have blended separate tax bills passed by the House and Senate into compromise legislation that seeks to achieve a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax code. GOP leaders are looking toward passage of the final package by the House and Senate next week,...
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