Politics

Does Trump's presidency signal the end of the 'American Century'?

In 2012, President Barack Obama declared the United States would always be "the one indispensable nation in world affairs." But only five years later, many people wonder whether that remarkable era of world leadership is now coming to an end. Donald Trump has publicly spoken of abandoning America’s longtime commitments in many regions of the world. 

At party retreat, GOP still searching for health law consensus

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Republicans from the House, Senate and White House gathered in Philadelphia this week searching, among other things, for some agreement on how exactly to “repeal and replace” the federal health law. By the end of the second day of the three-day retreat, however, it was clear they were not yet singing from the same hymnbook.

House and Senate Republican leaders did seem to settle on a timing strategy for overhauling the Democrats’ health care law that could take them through the summer, even if they were light on specifics.

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June 16-29, 2017

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