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(Reuters) – The Trump administration on Tuesday will urge a U.S. appeals court in Manhattan to rule that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees.

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Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Source: Reuters Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to be grilled by Congress on Tuesday over a 2016 hack of the regulator’s corporate filing system that has shaken investor confidence in its cyber defenses.

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Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Source: Reuters Politics

The Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones have their picture taken making a protest gesture during the national anthem before their game against the Arizona Cardinals Monday.

Some NASCAR and Olympic figures spoke out for and some against NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.(Image credit: Matt York/AP) […]

Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Source: NPR Politics

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Two National Football League teams on Monday largely steered clear of a controversy over national anthem protests that have ensnared U.S. President Donald Trump and threatened to damage the game’s popularity, staging a pre-game “moment of unity” instead.

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Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Source: Reuters Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at the White House on Oct. 3, the White House said in a statement.

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Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Source: Reuters Politics

The latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act appears to be blocked after Maine Sen. Susan Collins opposed the bill. Her opposition means the bill cannot pass the Senate with only GOP support. […]

Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Source: NPR Politics

Late Sunday night, Josh Dawsey of Politico dropped a story that, in any other administration, would have been cause for concern but hardly surprise.“Presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has corresponded with other administration officials about White House matters through a private email account set up during the transition last December,” Dawsey wrote. “ Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, set up their private family domain late last year before moving to Washington from New York, according to people with knowledge of events as well as publicly available internet registration records.”Related Story

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Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Source: The Atlantic – Politics

It is still possible that in the next few days, Senate Republicans will pass the health-care proposal known as Graham-Cassidy, the legislation that party leaders have described as their “last, best chance” to substantially repeal the Affordable Care Act.But for that to happen, the bill’s champions would have to win back the vote of at least one of the three Republicans who have signaled their opposition. They’d have to persuade multiple others to abandon their previously stated positions on the sanctity of protections for people with preexisting conditions. And they’d have to lock down still more Republicans who balked on […]

Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Source: The Atlantic – Politics

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., continues to tweak the health care bill he cosponsors in an effort to persuade reluctant senators to back it.

The Congressional Budget Office says it won’t have time to analyze the full impacts of the latest Senate health law overhaul effort. Analysts say that millions of people would lose coverage.(Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) […]

Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Source: NPR Politics

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., Susan Collins, R-Maine, in a 2013 file photo. They along with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., have announced firm opposition to the latest GOP health care bill.

Maine Sen. Susan Collins says she’ll vote no on the latest push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. That once again leaves the GOP short of the votes they need to pass a health care bill.(Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) […]

Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Source: NPR Politics