Trump, not ready to give up on Obamacare repeal, calls Chuck Schumer

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"The president wanted to make another run at repeal and replace and I told the president that's off the table", Schumer said in a statement on his call with Trump on Friday, news of which the president confirmed in a tweet.

"The President wanted to make another run at repeal and replace, and I told the President that's off the table", the NY senator said in a statement about the call.

"The initial reaction among some Republicans was consternation, even though they didn't know the upshot of the call", Mike Allen and Jonathan Swan report for Axios. Lamar Alexander and Washington Democratic Sen.

Trump tweeted Saturday morning that he had called the Democratic leader the previous day "to see if the Dems want to do a great HealthCare Bill".

As a candidate for the presidency, Trump said he would pursue "insurance for everybody", would not institute cuts to Medicaid and would "take care of everybody".

North Korean workers process salmon, snow crab shipped to US
Despite working in conditions that are effectively modern-day slavery, the jobs in China are "highly coveted" by North Koreans. They must take the few steps to the factories in pairs or groups, with North Korean minders ensuring no one strays.

But Democrats may be wary of working with the president on health care.

Mr. Trump has made it clear that he wants to return to undoing former President Barack Obama's signature health care law, despite Republicans' internal disagreement on how to repeal and replace it.

Trump's recent communication with Schumer comes just a month after he had reached an agreement with Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi over raising the debt ceiling and funding the government in the afthermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Trump also recently agreed with Congress' top two Democrats on a framework deal to pass the so-called DREAMers Act, which would protect roughly 800,000 young illegal immigrants, whose deportation had been deferred under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals order. "A good place to start might be the Alexander-Murray negotiations that would stabilize the system and lower costs", Schumer added. And while it's possible the GOP could make another try at a reconciliation health bill, for now the party appears to be focused on tax reform - meaning any health care bill would need 60 votes to advance through the Senate.

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