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Ted Koppel to Sean Hannity: You’re bad for America

Ted Koppel to Sean Hannity: You’re bad for AmericaTed Koppel says Fox News host Sean Hannity is bad for America. On “CBS Sunday Morning,” the veteran newsman told Hannity that the audience he attracts is unable to distinguish between the divisive political rhetoric that marked the 2016 presidential campaign and the truth. “You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts,” Koppel told Hannity.


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Biden regrets not being president, but stands behind decision not to run

Biden regrets not being president, but stands behind decision not to runFormer Vice President Joe Biden admits that when he looks at the White House, he can’t help but wonder what could have been.


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‘The least of these’: Meals on Wheels, the Trump budget and the struggle over Matthew 25:40

‘The least of these’: Meals on Wheels, the Trump budget and the struggle over Matthew 25:40The sainted Mother Teresa herself was fond of quoting the verse to explain why she devoted her life to serving the poor. Matthew 25:40, it turns out, is a famously difficult and controversial passage, the subject of at least one book, numerous articles and contentious disagreements among biblical scholars.


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Trump decides yes, he can stay mad at Freedom Caucus for health care defeat

Trump decides yes, he can stay mad at Freedom Caucus for health care defeatPresident Trump did not blame House Republicans for failing to pass the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare after it was abruptly pulled. “Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!” Trump tweeted early Sunday. Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the help of Club For Growth and Heritage, have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!


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Trump publicly stands by Ryan despite rumored discord

Trump publicly stands by Ryan despite rumored discordDespite reports that the White House planned to blame House Speaker Paul Ryan for the failure of the Republican health care bill, President Trump publicly praised the speaker’s handling of the legislation on Friday. Trump’s comments came after it was announced that Republicans would abandon efforts to pass the bill and shortly after Ryan visited the White House. According to a senior Trump administration official, Ryan suggested not holding a floor vote because not enough votes had been mustered to pass the legislation, and Trump agreed.


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Republicans stand behind Paul Ryan after he fumbles first big vote

Republicans stand behind Paul Ryan after he fumbles first big voteHouse Speaker Paul Ryan admitted in a surprisingly candid Friday press conference that his caucus was experiencing “growing pains” that caused him to fall short of delivering long-promised votes to repeal and replace Obamacare. “Yeah, we’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future,” Ryan told reporters. It was a stunning admission from the leader of a party that has been promising to repeal the Affordable Care Act for seven years and now controls the White House and both houses of Congress.


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The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot dead

The coincidences mount, as another Putin critic is shot deadAn outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was shot dead in broad daylight in Kiev Thursday, just two days after a lawyer for the family of a slain Russian whistleblower was injured in a mysterious fall from his fourth-story apartment near Moscow. Denis Voronenkov was a former Russian Communist Party member who’d become increasingly critical of Putin’s policies after fleeing to Ukraine in 2016. As it has after similar incidents, the Kremlin swiftly rejected any suggestion it was involved in Voronenkov’s murder.


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Hillary Clinton on GOP health bill breakdown: ‘The fight isn’t over yet’

Hillary Clinton on GOP health bill breakdown: ‘The fight isn’t over yet’Hillary Clinton praised the efforts of “people in every corner of our country” and then posted tweets about people who have benefited from the ACA.


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Trump predicts failure of health care bill will lead to a ‘truly great plan’

Trump predicts failure of health care bill will lead to a ‘truly great plan’Trump spoke to reporters in the Oval Office shortly after news broke that Republican leaders would not hold a floor vote on the bill because they did not have enough votes to pass it. Trump began his remarks by lamenting that Democrats didn’t back this bill.


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Dealmaker Trump can’t close the Obamacare deal

Dealmaker Trump can’t close the Obamacare dealPresident Trump couldn’t close the deal — not even within his own party, not even with Republicans in control of the Congress — to repeal and replace Obamacare.


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