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White House OK with removing Obamacare mandate repeal from Senate tax billU.S. President Donald Trump would not object to removing a provision in a Senate Republican tax plan that would repeal the Obamacare mandate if it "becomes an impediment," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday. Some Republican senators who have been critical of the plan warned that some middle-income taxpayers could see tax cuts wiped out by higher health insurance premiums if the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate goes through.


 

Argentina's Navy said Saturday it was ramping up the search for a submarine that hadn't been heard from in three days, and at least six other nations said they would join in the effort. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said that the area being searched off the country's southern Atlantic coast has been doubled as concerns about the 44 crew members grew.

 

A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise. The exact effect in every state isn't known, in part because of differences in the Senate and House versions of the bill.

 

The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses - like President Donald Trump and his family - do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the anticipated tax win with champagne or a beer - or maybe you're feeling Shakespearean and prefer to quaff mead from a pewter mug? That would cheer producers of beer, wine, liquor - and mead, the ancient beverage fermented from honey.

 

A Wildcat helicopter from the 825 Naval Air Squadron comes to the aid of a British yachtsman stricken in rough seas in the Bay of Biscay Royal Navy flight crews came to the aid of a British yachtsman stricken in rough seas in the Bay of Biscay. Wildcat helicopters from the 825 Naval Air Squadron scrambled to an SOS call from the Takita yacht after it lost its mast in a storm during a journey from the Azores, in the mid-Atlantic, to Britain.

 

Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama's Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular. "He will not step down.

 

In this Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, Ike Kaveladze, right, who was among those at a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump's son, leaves the Capitol after being interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two Russian-American's, lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin and Kaveladze, met in June 2017 over coffee in Moscow where they discussed a meeting they had participated in a year before: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump's son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman.

 

A Montana judge has ordered the release on Monday, Oct. 10, 20... . This May, 24, 2017 photo released by Gallatin County Sheriff's Office shows Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs in Bozeman, Mont.

 

A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying Friday that he was taking a swipe at the "media frenzy" over sexual misconduct. In it, he wrote that he has been "sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females."

 

In this Nov. 13, 2017, photo, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, arrives as the tax-writing panel begins work on overhauling the nation's tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Millions would forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling with their own wellbeing and boosting premiums for others.

 

Trump is at the Capitol for a pep rally with House Republicans, shortly befo... . House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, shares a laugh with Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., right, as Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., left, watches following a news conference after a vote on tax reform on Capitol Hill in Was... .

 

The top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee have said President Donald Trump's son-in-law has not been fully forthcoming with the panel's probe into Russian election interference. Senate Judiciary chairman Chuck Grassley and Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein sent a letter to Jared Kushner's lawyer on Thursday saying the collection of documents he has provided the committee is "incomplete", and asking him to provide emails sent to him involving WikiLeaks and a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite".

 

In this Oct. 26, 2006 file photo, former President Bill Clinton holds up the hand of Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democratic lawyer who is running against three-term Rep. John Sweeney, R-N.Y., at a rally in Albany, N.Y. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said, in an interview in The New York Times, that former President Clinton should have resigned over his sexual affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky 20 years ago.

 

Republicans ram a $1.5 trillion overhaul of Americans' business and personal income taxes through the House, edging the nation toward its biggest tax rewrite in three decades, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologizes and faces a likely Senate ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accuses him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour. Ever defiant, the Republican Senate hopeful's campaign lashes out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, declaring "let the battle begin."

 

In this Oct. 22, 2011, file photo, former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge speaks to a crowd of hundreds protesting in front of the White House in Washington. A spokesman says Ridge is in critical condition after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a hospital in Austin, Texas.

 

GUNS: Dozens of semi-automatic rifles line a pair of walls in a gun shop Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Lynnwood, Wash. Gun-rights supporters have seized on the Texas church massacre as proof of the well-worn saying that the best answer to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

 

A Los Angeles radio host says Democratic Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour. The host says Franken posed for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept.

 

Trump, fresh from his marathon trip to Asia, paused during his address to the nation on Wednesday to take a big swig of water - twice - drawing comparison to the Florida senator he mocked during the 2016 Republican nominee campaign. Offering a blow-by-blow account of his five-nation tour, the president took a brief break to reach for a bottle of water as he recounted Japanese companies' billion-dollar investments and jobs in the US.

 


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