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In this Aug. 11, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, speaks following a meeting with President Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Iran says that Trump nixing nukes deal is an 'insult' to U.S. allies

- The Washington Times

President Trump's decision to pull back from the nuclear deal with Iran is a clear insult to U.S. allies who helped broker the Obama-era pact, a top Iranian official said Sunday, predicting the administration's efforts to decertify the deal will result in chaos and confusion for American interests in the region.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, said Democrats are "not about closing down government." She said Republicans who call the shots on Capitol Hill bear responsibility for what happens next after President Trump halted payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law. (Associated Press/File)

Democrats downplay shutdown over Obamacare, but deal with Trump looks unlikely

- The Washington Times

Democrats on Sunday downplayed talk of forcing a government shutdown after President Trump launched a twin assault on Obamacare, saying they will continue their uphill push to negotiate fixes to the law after the administration halted critical "cost-sharing payments" to insurers and ordered agencies to explore the sale of cheaper plans across state lines.