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In this July 11, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a meeting Wednesday. Some Democrats are warning that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could spell doom for the Affordable Care Act. This is even as some conservatives are portraying him as sympathetic to President Barack Obama’s landmark health care legislation. The heated debate may not matter, though. As long as five past defenders of the ACA remain on the nation’s highest court, the odds tilt in favor of the law being allowed to stand.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Dems see Kavanaugh as Obamacare threat, but law likely safeThe heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. With five past defenders of the ACA still on the nation's highest court, the odds tilt in favor of the law being allowed to stand.
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building is shown in Washington.  Democratic lawmakers are joining scientists in denouncing an industry-backed proposal to dramatically limit what kind of science the Environmental Protection Agency can consider. Industry backers say the rule would increase regulatory transparency. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
EPA proposal to limit science studies draws oppositionDemocratic lawmakers are joining scientists in denouncing an industry-backed proposal to dramatically limit what kind of science the Environmental Protection Agency can consider
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Voters make their way into the polling station at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Ala., on for the runoff election, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Rep. Martha Roby is facing Republican Bobby Bright on Tuesday. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
With Trump's endorsement, Roby tries to fend off challengeAn Alabama Republican who once distanced herself from President Donald Trump is now relying on his endorsement
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., review papers before answering questions from reporters, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Responding to criticism about President Donald Trump and his Helsinki news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ryan said there should be no doubt that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Trump unfazed by GOP criticism, says Putin meeting was greatTrump's embrace of Putin, questioning of US intelligence agencies' findings of Russian election meddling cap a European tour marked by criticism
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Right-to-work foes raise millions more than opponentsThe group fighting a ballot measure that would make Missouri a right-to-work state has outraised its opponents by more than $4 million
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018 file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., in Washington.   Harris, a rising star in the Democratic Party sometimes cited as a possible presidential contender in 2020, has a book deal. Penguin Press announced Tuesday, July 17,  that Harris’ “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey” will come out Jan. 8, 2019. According to Penguin, Harris will write about “the core truths” in American life and how to learn what they are.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Book by rising Democratic star Kamala Harris coming in 2019Sen. Kamala Harris, a rising star in the Democratic Party and a possible 2020 presidential contender, has a book deal
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Rep. Duane Hall, who represents the 11th House District, canvases the Kingswood neighborhood of Cary, N.C., on Friday, April 27, 2018. His challenger, Allison Dahle, says, “When he didn’t resign, it became clear that I was going to have to highlight the allegations because it didn’t seem apparent that people were reading the news or even knew about it." She won the state's May 8, 2018 primary. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)
Misconduct allegations no obstacle for many state lawmakersAn AP analysis finds that many state lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era are having success running for re-election or new legislative seats
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British Prime Minister Theresa May meets representatives during a visit to the Airbus area at the Farnborough Airshow in Farnborough, England, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
UK's May faces fresh revolt over Brexit trade bill voteThe official group that campaigned for Britain's exit from the European Union at the 2016 EU referendum has been fined and referred to the police for breaking electoral law
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Trump Blasts Coverage of His Putin Meeting"The Fake News is going Crazy." With that, President Trump pointed the finger at the media Tuesday for some of the most negative press coverage of his presidency. After he was accused of alienating US allies at the NATO summit and then called too deferential to Vladimir Putin, Trump fired...
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GOP won't force quick House vote on Dem bill axing ICEHouse GOP leaders won't be forcing a quick vote on a Democratic bill abolishing the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency
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In High-Profile Speech, Obama Offers WarningsTo be clear, Barack Obama never once mentioned President Trump on Tuesday during a major speech in South Africa. But coverage of his address in Johannesburg, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth, nonetheless has a clear theme. The headline at the AP , for example, calls the speech...
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