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UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017

Reporter alleges Montana GOP House candidate ‘body-slammed’ him

A reporter said the Republican candidate for Montana’s sole congressional seat “body-slammed” him Wednesday, the day before the special election.


UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017

Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump’s budget proposal

President Donald Trump’s budget would drive millions of people off food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both …


Fact Check: Will health insurance premiums really keep going up?

Advocates for the House Republicans’ health-care overhaul plan frequently say or suggest that premiums would go down under the proposal. There is, in fact, a line in the Congressional Budget …


GOP wins in reversing Obama-era rules on guns, environment

Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet and the environment.


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017

GOP officials: Trump finalizing budget with domestic cuts

The White House is finalizing a budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal budget within 10 years, doubling down on cuts to domestic agencies and adding a new round of …


GOP senators can cut Obamacare taxes or preserve coverage for millions, but probably not both

As they take up the campaign to replace the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans face a critical choice between cutting taxes or preserving health coverage for millions of Americans, two …


From Fox News to Senate floor, Republicans close ranks behind Trump firing Comey

In the hours since President Donald Trump sacked James B. Comey as FBI director, the splashiest headlines have gone to Republican critics of the move. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., the …


Republicans face wrath over health care vote

Republican lawmakers across the country have faced crowds of angry constituents after they returned home to try to justify their votes on the Republican health care bill last week.


Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot

It took plenty of blood, sweat and tears for Republican leaders to finally push their health care bill through the House last week. Don’t expect the process to be less …


UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017

Trump moves to get more conservatives on federal bench

The Trump administration will name nearly a dozen judges as nominees for key posts Monday as President Donald Trump works to pack the nation’s federal courts with more conservative voices.


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017

Health care bill narrowly prevails in House, faces an uncertain fate in Senate

House Republicans narrowly passed legislation Thursday to roll back the Affordable Care Act, the first step toward delivering on a yearslong campaign promise despite mounting concerns from health care groups …


Planned Parenthood will be defunded for one year under GOP health bill

In passing their health-care bill, Republicans have also taken a first step toward dramatically slashing federal dollars for Planned Parenthood clinics. The women’s health provider stands to lose roughly 30 …


UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017

House Republicans narrowly pass controversial bill to revise Affordable Care Act

The Republican health care bill leapt over a procedural hurdle and headed toward a showdown vote on final House passage Thursday. Leaders predicted they’d deliver a victory for President Donald …


Analysis: GOP’s health-care rush is hypocrisy and recklessness

House Republicans will vote on their health care bill Thursday, after months of stops and starts and some late changes to secure enough votes.


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017

House to vote on health care bill Thursday

The House will vote Thursday on GOP legislation to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.


GOP health-care push faces new obstacles as concerns about pre-existing conditions grow

The revamped Republican push for a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s health-care system ran into a new roadblock on Tuesday when a key lawmaker, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., said he …


Portland rose parade canceled after ‘antifascists’ threaten GOP marchers

For 10 years, the 82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association has kicked off the city of Portland, Oregon’s annual Rose Festival with a family-friendly parade meant to attract crowds to …


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017

Trump takes aim at 9th Circuit Court again, may support breaking it up

President Donald Trump is once again taking aim at a federal appeals court district that covers Western states, saying he is considering breaking up a circuit that is a longtime …


Anthem threatens higher ACA rates if subsidies for poor clients are halted

Anthem Inc. threatened to raise rates for its Obamacare plans next year if the U.S. government stops funding subsidies for lower-income customers, putting pressure on the administration and Republicans to …


UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017

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: Sun., April 23, 2017

With Supreme Court seat filled, GOP looks to lower courts

Republicans have put President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they’re now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships – and reshape some of the …


GOP targets trillion-dollar tax breaks for Democratic states

Conservative activists and House Republican leaders want to eliminate a trillion-dollar tax break that mostly benefits wealthy filers in Democratic states, a push that could further imperil President Donald Trump’s …


UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017

Lawmakers try to keep town halls from getting out of control

It was one of the most exclusive tickets in town: Only 800 were made available, and those lucky enough to score one were told they would have to show photo …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017

Republicans survive election scare, narrowly win Kansas seat

Republicans survived an election scare on Tuesday and won a Kansas House seat in the first congressional election since President Donald Trump’s victory, but the margin was much narrower than …


Congress sinks into partisan morass as shutdown threat looms

Members of Congress are back home for a two-week recess after one of the most bitterly divided and least productive starts in recent history. A new, urgent challenge is waiting …


Conservative group’s health care ads target GOP moderates

The conservative Club for Growth is launching TV spots pressuring moderate Republican lawmakers to support the party’s languishing health care overhaul drive, officials of the group said Monday in the …


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017

Idaho GOP chairman to step down

Idaho Republican Chairman Steve Yates says he intends to resign later this month to consider running for another political office.


Idaho Republican Party names new executive director

The Idaho Republican Party has hired a new executive director, Lyndel Strong.


GOP Congress rolls back rules on hunting, broadband privacy

Hunters could soon target grizzly bears from the air on Alaska’s federal lands. Internet providers may get to sell the browsing habits of their customers. States will be able to …


UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017

Trump takes up health care with Rand Paul, on golf course

President Donald Trump brought Sen. Rand Paul to his Virginia golf course on Sunday, planning to discuss health care with the outspoken critic of the failed plan to repeal and …