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Senate advances on healthcare, with dramatic return by McCain Jul 25 2017

WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republicans narrowly agreed on Tuesday to open debate on a bill to end Obamacare, but the party's seven-year effort to roll back Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law still faces significant hurdles.

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Republican lawmakers rally around Sessions as Trump intensifies pressure

WASHINGTON Top Republican lawmakers rallied to the defense of Jeff Sessions on Tuesday as allies of the attorney general said President Donald Trump appeared to be trying to pressure him to quit by repeatedly criticizing him on Twitter and in interviews. | Video

Election 2016 Jul 25 2017
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Republican senator recorded criticizing Trump

WASHINGTON Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins on Tuesday was recorded making critical comments about the Trump administration's understanding of the legislative process during a Senate subcommittee hearing.

Election 2016 Jul 25 2017
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Trump warns 'emboldened' Iran to comply with nuclear deal

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio U.S. President Donald Trump issued a veiled threat against Iran on Tuesday, warning Tehran to adhere to the terms of a nuclear deal with world powers or else face "big, big problems."

Election 2016, World Jul 25 2017
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Texas Senate votes to curb transgender access to public bathrooms

AUSTIN, Texas The Republican-controlled Texas Senate gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to a bill that restricts bathroom access for transgender people, endorsing a piece of legislation denounced by civil liberties advocates as discriminatory.

Election 2016, U.S. Jul 25 2017