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This Week At The Statehouse: School Prayer, Unions, Student News

Mar 24, 2017

We’re now firmly in the second half of the 2017 legislative session at the Indiana Statehouse. Indiana lawmakers are busy putting final touches on bills they hope will become law: on topics from preschool to prayer.

Short On Votes, House GOP Pulls 'Obamacare' Repeal Bill

Mar 24, 2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their "Obamacare" repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly.

After the bill was withdrawn, House Speaker Paul Ryan said the nation will be "living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future."

Vice President Mike Pence tweeted photos of lawmakers negotiating the Republican health care bill Thursday, but there were no women in the photos:

Updated at 3:30 p.m.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has volunteered to testify before the House Intelligence Committee, as turmoil within the committee continues and the future of the investigation into Russia's attempts to interfere with the election sunk deeper into doubt.

Journalists Greg Moore (@gregorymoore) and Rick Klein (@RickKlein), political director at ABC News, join Here & Now‘s Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson to discuss how Trump-team ties to Russia and Republican plans for health care reform dominated the week in politics. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Trump Faces Most Consequential Day Of His Presidency So Far

Mar 24, 2017

Throughout the campaign, President Trump billed himself as a master negotiator who would make the "best deals" for the American people.

That reputation and the reach of the president's bully pulpit face a tough test Friday after he gave House Republicans an ultimatum to vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — or leave Obamacare in place.

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ALBANY (WSKG) - The leader of the state Senate said an indicted Republican senator is staying on for now to help work on the upcoming state budget vote and other issues.