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Most automakers report October U.S. sales gains

Ford, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen reported sales gains for October, defying expectations that buyers would pull back and that fewer people than expected would replace hurricane-damaged vehicles.

Trump suggests Senate GOP leader must deliver or step aside

President Donald Trump escalated a stunning feud against his top Senate partner Thursday, suggesting Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might have to think about stepping aside if he doesn’t deliver on the president’s agenda of health care, taxes and infrastructure.

Welcome back, Congress. Health care, budget await lawmakers

Congress is still trying to send President Donald Trump his first unqualified legislative triumph, nearly six months after Republicans grabbed full control of Washington. Now, lawmakers are returning from their July 4 recess with an added objective – averting some full-blown political disasters.

Trump makes push on health bill; repeal-only vote an option

President Donald Trump is making a weekend push to get a Republican Senate bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law “across the finish line,” Trump’s top legislative aide said Sunday, maintaining that a repeal-only option also remained in play if Republicans can’t reach agreement.

GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill

A Republican senator on Sunday warned against rushing a vote on a GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law, saying both parties deserve a chance to fully debate the bill and propose changes after it was drafted in secret.

Ed Rogers: Democrats being dishonest about AHCA

The Democrats and their allies in the media want you to believe two conflicting “certainties” about the House Republicans’ recently passed American Health Care Act. First, they want you to think that this bill doesn’t amount to anything – that it’s not a victory for Trump, will never become law and has been completely disregarded by the Senate. Second, they want you to think that Republicans’ repeal-and-replace bill is a catastrophic development for the GOP and the nation – that it will cost Republicans their majority, is certainly political suicide for the party as a whole and is already adversely affecting the health of many Americans. But the health care bill simply cannot amount to nothing on the one hand and deal a fatal blow to the entire Republican Party and be a plague on the population on the other.

Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot

It took plenty of blood, sweat and tears for Republican leaders to finally push their health care bill through the House last week. Don’t expect the process to be less complicated in the Senate, though more of the angst in that more decorous chamber will likely be behind closed doors.

House GOP releases health care bill replacing Obamacare

House Republicans have released their long-awaited bill dismantling much of former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The measure would roll back the government’s health care role and is expected to result in fewer people having insurance coverage.

Do Your Part: It pays to know difference between repair, replace

We never seem to realize our dependence on our appliances until one of them suddenly stops working. It could be that one day the microwave quits heating, or we catch on to the fact that our refrigerator isn’t quite keeping our foods cold enough, or in my case, a dishwasher that indicates the dishes are clean even though food is still stuck to them.