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UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 2:36 p.m.

Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

In an embarrassment for House Republican leaders, conservatives on Friday scuttled a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Plans for conservative ‘Freedom Caucus’ in Idaho House on hold amid dissension

The co-sponsor of a new legislative caucus for Idaho’s House conservatives said the effort has temporarily stalled, largely because certain “far-right” lawmakers seem unwilling to work toward consensus.


House Freedom Caucus to air debt ceiling demands

The House Freedom Caucus plans to lay out three ways members would support raising the debt ceiling this month, including overhauling the debt limit and payment system or making deep …


Stop the politics, work on health care

Trying to debate the ever-shifting plan is a fool’s errand, because the sole goal appears to be political survival.


Molly Reynolds: One-party rule hasn’t ended divisions

Republicans’ intraparty divisions, Democrats’ attempts to exercise influence where they can, and a polarizing president likely mean a long summer (and fall?) of fiscal fights ahead.


UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 12:54 p.m.

Conservative caucus backs GOP health bill, but fate uncertain

The conservative House Freedom Caucus announced its support Wednesday for a newly revised GOP health care bill, a month after the group’s opposition forced Republican leaders to pull the legislation …


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

Freedom Caucus leaders near deal on health care plan

White House officials and several Republican lawmakers claimed Tuesday they were nearing a deal on health care legislation with the House Freedom Caucus, with at least three leading figures in …


Ramesh Ponnuru: Trump’s problem: What is Trumpism?

And it’s not clear that Trump is a Trumpist himself. If he were, he probably would not be criticizing the Freedom Caucus for refusing to support Speaker Ryan’s health-care bill.


UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

Trump goes to war: Conservative Freedom Caucus is foe in 2018 midterm elections

President Donald Trump effectively declared war Thursday on the House Freedom Caucus, the powerful group of hard-line conservative Republicans who blocked the health-care bill, vowing to “fight them” in the …


Trump blames GOP conservative faction for blocking health care bill

President Donald Trump on Sunday took hard-line congressional Republicans to task over last week’s failed attempt to push through a health care overhaul measure, but the principal target of his …


Congressman resigns from Freedom Caucus after health-care drama

If President Donald Trump is going to put the blame for Republicans’ inability to pass health care legislation on the House Freedom Caucus, at least one member of the conservative …


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Democrats

President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness …


Kathleen Parker: Government by ultimatum crashes, burns

But Trump, who promised repeal and replace (as has nearly every Republican the past seven years), has no patience with process.


IRS commissioner faces GOP critics seeking his impeachment

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen spent nearly four hours Wednesday being verbally pummeled by the House conservatives who want to impeach him.


Deal averts vote on impeaching head of IRS

A last-minute deal between conservatives and GOP leaders in the House has averted votes expected Thursday on a measure to impeach the commissioner of the IRS.