GOP, to govern you need to make friends with Democrats

( CNN) This was far more than a routine legislative flub. It is a cautioning to congressional Republican and the Trump White House. The embarrassing breakdown of the Republican effort to repeal and supplant the Affordable Care Act makes clear the limits of the GOP’s unwise, unworkable insisting on shutting Democrat out of lawmaking. The …

For once, the outsiders out-lobby the establishment

Washington( CNN) It seemed like a just-about-even, all-too-familiar battle: traditional corporate power players gazing down scrappier and ultimately hungrier rebels dead-set on torpedoing the Republican health care bill. In the combats of the past — over the Export-Import Bank, over its external debt ceiling and even over Obamacare money — it was almost always the …

Where does the House Freedom Caucus go from from here?

Washington( CNN) House Speaker Paul Ryan had just told his discussion Friday that the Republican Party had failed to get enough votes for a bill to repeal and supplant Obamacare, a seven-year campaign promise that had combined Republican and propelled their Party into control of the House, the Senate and the presidency. The implicit content …

Rescue dog’s journey from stray to saviour – BBC News

Media captionKatie the stray has located her vocation as a therapy hound Katie’s start was as rough as they get. She spent a year as a stray in the Irish country and was earnestly emaciated by the time she was rescued. But now Katie is making a huge difference to people recuperating from harms in …

MPs deny foreign aid cash being ‘wasted’ – BBC News

In the report, MPs backed the decision to commit to spending 0.7% of GDP on foreign aid. The 0.7% target, which was enshrined in law in 2015, has been criticised by some MPs and some aid projects have faced ferocious criticism in media coverage. UK aid: Generosity or squandered spending ? Does the UK give …