House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers. The Federal Communications Commission rule issued in October was designed to give consumers greater control over how internet service providers share information.

House votes to block Obama-era online privacy rule

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers. The Federal Communications Commission rule was designed to give consumers greater control over how internet service providers share information.

Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the Republican congressman said Monday. Nunes' revelation prompted the top Democrat on the committee, Rep.

'Obamacare' repeal yanked ... European Union meeting ... Pope in Milan

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican attempt to repeal and replace "Obamacare" collapsed in the House after Speaker Paul Ryan yanked the legislation to avoid certain defeat. Democrats were literally jumping for joy. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi removed her shoes and took a victory leap while meeting activists outside the Capitol.

Health care defeat is a brutal loss for Speaker Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a vote and admitting "we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future." Friday's painful rebuke is an ominous sign for President Donald Trump's agenda, from taxes to infrastructure to the budget.

Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Other than minor tweaks, they knew the measures would go nowhere because the Democrat still lived in the White House. With a bill that counted Friday, they choked. It was an epic, damaging, self-inflicted collapse that smothered the GOP effort.

Ryan: Bill withdrawal "a setback"...Pipeline approval...Harrison Ford wrong landing tapes released

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Speaker Paul Ryan says the collapse of the House Republican health care bill means former President Barack Obama's health care law will be around for the foreseeable future. Ryan says pulling the bill was "a setback, no two ways about it." The speaker is chiding Republicans who refused to back the legislation for being too inflexible. He says lawmakers must be "willing to give a little to get something done.

Speaker Ryan falls short in first test of Trump presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a vote and admitting "we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future." Friday's painful rebuke is an ominous sign for President Donald Trump's agenda, from taxes to infrastructure to the budget.

No repeal for 'Obamacare' _ a humiliating defeat for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly -- after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. Democrats said Americans can "breathe a sigh of relief." Trump said Obama's law was imploding "and soon will explode.

The Latest: Cruz needles Democrats over criticism of judges

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch: (all times EDT): 2:40 p.m. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says "it's a little rich" that Democrats are criticizing President Donald Trump's comments attacking the federal judiciary while also criticizing Neil Gorsuch. The Supreme Court nominee is a judge on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

In Republican 'burbs, Georgia election centers on a Democrat

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) -- The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats. "Shock therapy," he calls it. The 6th Congressional District chairman for Georgia Republicans, Fitzgerald wants to steel party faithful for a special House election to choose a successor to Tom Price, President Donald Trump's new health secretary.

The Latest: Trump keeping tabs on Russia hearing, tweeting

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on a congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is keeping tabs on the congressional hearing on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. He's tweeting that the FBI and National Security Agency are telling Congress that Russia did not influence the electoral process.

AP FACT CHECK: A Washington week of bluster

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's first spending plan for the government and a report by the Congressional Budget Office on Republican health care kicked up quite a fuss in Washington over the past week. Bold claims flew on those developments and more.

King maintains support in Iowa after inflammatory comments

CARROLL, Iowa (AP) -- Outside his rural congressional district stretching over 39 Iowa counties, conservative U.S. Rep. Steve King's stream of inflammatory comments generate outrage and condemnation, but back home they rate little more than a shrug. "That's just Steve being Steve," was how Tom Reiter put it, looking into a mirror while getting his hair cut Thursday in Carroll. "He doesn't pull any punches.

The Latest: Trump would stop money for rural airline service

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget proposal for the coming fiscal year (all times EDT): 5:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is calling for the elimination of subsidized air service to rural communities, many of which supported his election last year after he promised to create jobs. Trump's proposal is part of his budget plan.

Health bill short of votes, GOP leaders look to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Short of votes for their health care bill, Republican congressional leaders turned to President Donald Trump on Thursday to wrangle support for the divisive legislation they hope to push through Congress before Easter. But Trump sounded more like he was at the start of a negotiation than ready to close the deal.

White House distances itself from King comments

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House on Tuesday distanced itself from Republican Rep. Steve King's inflammatory comments about immigrants, as Democrats pressed House GOP leaders to punish the Iowa lawmaker by stripping him of a chairmanship. King said this weekend that America can't restore "our civilization with somebody else's babies" and warned of a liberal effort to destroy Western civilization through immigration.