Republicans reveal themselves to be incapable of delivering on a promise they have been making to Americans for seven years.
Paul McGeough It was a huge gamble by the president and Paul Ryan, who authored the disputed bill - their credibility is as much on the line as that of the congressional rebels.
James Massola, Chief Political Correspondent Farmers battling drought are set to be among the big winners in the 2017 budget, with the Coalition poised to announce a $4.5 billion regional investment corporation in May.
Latika Bourke The Adelaide-based woman who had her foot crushed in the the fatal terror attack on Westminster is in "good spirits" but wants to return home to Australia as soon as she has recovered from surgery.
Latika Bourke The Westminster attacker Khalid Masood was born Adrian Russell Ajao and was from Dartford in Kent but took on a number of aliases before his murderous rampage targeting Britain's parliament this week.
Eryk Bagshaw and James Massola Treasurer Scott Morrison has urged financial regulators to crackdown on investor loans, warning restrictions have "worn off," allowing investors to storm back into the market hurting housing affordability levels and promoting surging household debt.
David Wroe, National security correspondent Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has cited the uncertainty about Donald Trump's foreign policy as one reason why Australia needs to bolster its home-grown defence industry.
Mark Kenny National Affairs Editor Local beef producers have won unfettered access to the giant Chinese domestic market for the first time, in a commercial breakthrough that gives Australia a unique level of entree denied to all other countries until now. But the resolution of Australia's beef over beef exports came with a gentle reminder to Canberra, and other regional neighbours, that China will not back down on the South China Sea and regards its outposts in international waters as its sovereign territory.
Latika Bourke and Nick Miller The Westminster attacker was British-born and previously investigated by Britain's spy agency MI5 "some years ago" for violent extremism, Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed.
Nick Miller It was a very British vigil. But heartfelt, in that particular way the British show their feelings.