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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 7 The New York Times on Republicans' newly unveiled health bill: Republican House leaders have spent months dodging questions about how they would replace the Affordable Care Act with a better law, and went so far as to hide the draft of their plan from other lawmakers.

Mar. 8, 2017 3:19 PM EST
House intel chair: Media take Trump tweets too literally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican on the House intelligence committee said he has not seen any evidence to back President Donald Trump's claim that the Obama administration wiretapped him during the 2016 campaign and suggested the news media were taking the president's weekend tweets too literally.

Mar. 7, 2017 8:10 PM EST
Kremlin: Trump's wiretap claim purely a "domestic issue"

MOSCOW (AP) — Claims by President Donald Trump that his phones were wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama, during the 2016 election campaign are a purely domestic matter for the United States, the spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.

Mar. 6, 2017 7:57 AM EST
Trump seeks Congress' help on wiretap claim; FBI disputes it

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump turned to Congress on Sunday for help finding evidence to support his unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack Obama had Trump's telephones tapped during the election.

Mar. 5, 2017 7:23 PM EST
Russian FM calls Sessions uproar a replay of McCarthyism

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Friday decried the uproar in the United States over Attorney General Jeff Sessions' meetings with the Russian ambassador as a replay of McCarthyism, voicing regret over the lack of any substantive dialogue with Washington.

Mar. 3, 2017 8:20 AM EST
A look at the known ties between Trump associates and Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from an investigation into any ties between Moscow and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign after revelations that he talked with Russia's ambassador to the United States twice during the presidential campaign.

Mar. 3, 2017 3:27 AM EST
Sessions steps aside from Russia probe under pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under intensifying pressure, Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly agreed Thursday to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America's 2016 presidential election.

Mar. 2, 2017 10:17 PM EST

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