|Colorado moves to crack down on black-market pot ads online|
|Trump can do plenty on his own to unravel Obama health law|
|Democrats will try to delay vote on attorney general|
|White House warns China on trade, South China Sea|
At his first formal daily briefing, President Donald Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer defended the incoming administration's wary stance on ties with Beijing. Spicer was asked about a suggestion by Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, that Washington should prevent China from building islands in disputed waters.
|The Latest: Trump meets with labor leaders at White House|
|'Alternative facts' quip from Trump adviser sparks mockery|
|2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health law|
|Republicans propose giving U.S. states option to keep Obamacare|
By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Republican senators said on Monday that U.S. states should be allowed to stay in the Obamacare healthcare insurance program if they like, with one adding she felt confused by President Donald Trump's broad but unspecific executive order targeting the program. Trump and congressional Republicans campaigned on a promise to dismantle Obamacare, and they are working on carrying out that pledge as an early product of united Republican control of the White House and Congress.
|Lawsuit: Trump business ties violate Constitution|
|Marking Roe anniversary, abortion foes pin hopes on Trump|
|The Latest: Democrats seek delay on Sessions vote|
|White House defends statement on audience for Trump's inaugural|
White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Monday defended his statement that President Donald Trump's inauguration was the most-watched ever, citing viewership on television and other media and insisting that "our intention is never to lie to you." "I believe that we have to be honest with the American people. Spicer had been sharply criticized for his comments on Saturday by media, which noted photographs from former President Barack Obama's first inauguration showed much larger crowds than Trump drew on Friday.