Stories tagged: GOP
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
Conservative backlash threatens to sink new GOP health bill
A powerful conservative backlash threatened to sink the new Republican health care bill less than 24 hours after its launch, even as President Donald Trump and congressional leaders began trying …
Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
House GOP health bill gives big tax cut to the rich
The House Republicans’ health care bill adds up to big tax cuts for the rich. The bill would cut more than 20 taxes enacted under President Barack Obama’s heath law.
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Obamacare 101: What’s in the House Republicans’ replacement plan?
House Republicans have finally unveiled legislation to repeal and – just as important – replace the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare is pretty complex. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that …
Sun., March 5, 2017, 11:23 p.m.
House GOP readies legislative push to repeal Obamacare
House Republicans, despite stiff political headwinds, are readying an ambitious push this week to begin moving legislation to replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, a crucial test of …
Sun., March 5, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
GOP wants Trump to take reins on agenda
By now, Republicans in Congress thought they would be working closely with the White House on signature items of the GOP agenda – repealing and replacing Obamacare and overhauling the …
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 11:22 p.m.
Analysis: Trump pivot in speech pleases GOP, but will it last?
Donald Trump finally gave Republicans what they’ve spent months begging him to deliver: a pivot to presidential. The question now is how long it lasts. Days, weeks, months – or …
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement
As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Draft GOP lawmakers’ health care bill revamps Obama’s health care law
A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
GOP governors outline health care plan, Medicaid changes
Republican governors from seven states are calling for dramatic changes to Medicaid, which provides insurance to more than 70 million low-income Americans, as they nervously watch President Donald Trump and …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
White nationalist leader booted from CPAC
One of America’s most prominent white nationalists, Richard Spencer, was kicked out of the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday after conference organizers gave him credentials to attend and then …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
GOP members of Congress, including McMorris Rodgers, face Trump foes back in district
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers did not attend a “town hall” event held in Spokane on Wednesday night that saw disaffected citizens criticizing her for her ties to President Donald Trump …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
GOP plan for chaotic town halls: Avoid them
Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s town hall last week marked a high point for the progressive “resistance,” with voters flooding a Utah high school gym, demanding answers on the GOP’s agenda, and …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
18,000 call in to Illinois GOP congressman’s phone town hall
About 18,000 callers participated in a telephone town hall hosted by U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a suburban Chicago Republican who has been criticized for canceling smaller in-person meetings and declining …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Angry voters flood town halls of GOP lawmakers
The voter identified himself as a cancer survivor, and he had something to say to Republican Rep. Justin Amash: “I am scared to death that I will not have health …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
GOP, allies launch defense of Puzder, Trump’s Labor pick
Rattled by bitter fights over President Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks, Republicans and their allies have launched a fresh campaign to defend fast food executive Andrew Puzder’s nomination to lead the …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 5:08 p.m.
How Microsoft avoided billions in taxes, and what the GOP says they’ll do about it
Republicans in Congress hope to change the corporate tax system to prevent companies like Microsoft from channeling profits through operations based outside the U.S. to avoid paying billions of dollars …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Carbon tax push from former GOP officials faces uphill slog
A push by a group of senior Republican statesmen for a tax on carbon to help lessen the effects of climate change is already meeting entrenched opposition from within their …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 6:34 p.m.
GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax
A group of Republican senior statesmen are pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
How to handle protesters angry about Trump: Maybe give them milk and cookies
President Donald Trump dismisses polls showing low approval ratings as “fake news.” But House leaders are actively discussing how to handle the protesters swamping their town halls, district offices and …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
GOP warns Trump about lifting sanctions on Russia
A day ahead of President Donald Trump’s weekend call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the fight within the Republican Party over the direction of U.S. policy toward Moscow intensified.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
GOP retreat veers off message amid questions about Trump’s plan on voter fraud, torture
Congressional Republicans opened their retreat in Philadelphia with lofty plans to address tax and health policy issues, but swiftly slipped off message, thanks to President Donald Trump’s latest announcements Wednesday.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Trump faces GOP split on whether to end young-immigrant shield
President Donald Trump faces a fight within his own party over whether he should immediately end deportation relief for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, a central part …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
GOP selects woman to lead party operation
The Republican National Committee on Thursday unanimously elected Ronna Romney McDaniel to serve as its chairman, tapping a woman to lead the national GOP.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 10:20 a.m.
CBO: Premiums, uninsured up under 2016 GOP health law repeal
Premiums and the number of uninsured would soar under a Republican bill Congress passed last year scuttling President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, lawmakers’ nonpartisan budget analyst estimated Tuesday in …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, midnight
Greg Sargent: Ryan holds out hope for immigrants
Paul Ryan appears to grasp that the core dilemma here is that most undocumented immigrants are more than mere lawbreakers – that stepping up deportations would break up families of …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Analysis: With Obamacare, GOP faces the ‘Pottery Barn rule’: You break it, you own it
Democrats have an emerging strategy to defend the Affordable Care Act from Republican assault, daring their opponents to defy the “Pottery Barn rule”: They’re about to break the health-care system, …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
Congress opens with an ambitious Republican agenda for the Trump era
A Republican-controlled Congress opens Tuesday with the most sweeping conservative agenda in decades, providing Donald Trump ample room to gut the Affordable Care Act, slash corporate tax rates and undo …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
GOP faces bumpy path to repealing health care law
Republicans have unanimously opposed Obama’s health care law since Democrats muscled it through Congress in 2010.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 10:26 p.m.
After Obama sanctions Russia, Trump says it’s time ‘to move on to bigger and better things’
President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday played down the ramifications of any Russian interference in the U.S. election, saying it is “time for the country to move on to bigger and …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 8:23 p.m.
Montana Republicans set fee for U.S. House candidates
The Montana Republican Party is charging a $1,740 fee to people interested in replacing U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, who has been nominated to lead the Interior Department.