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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 …


GOP, Democrats push differing tuition proposals

In a role reversal Democrats in Olympia want to halt tuition increases at the state’s colleges and universities, while Republicans are proposing modest increases of about 2 percent a year.


UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017

The House just voted to wipe out the FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections

House Republicans voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to repeal a set of landmark privacy protections for web users, issuing a sweeping rebuke of Internet policies enacted under the Obama administration.


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017

Bitter GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda

President Donald Trump is hoping to drive his priorities forward following the crumbling of the Republican health care bill but GOP finger-pointing is rampant, underscoring how tough it will be …


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 …


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017

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 …


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017

Amid disarray, Simpson says: ‘I don’t see us coming back to the health care issue’

With Republicans in disarray over a proposed repeal of Obamacare, Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson offered his take on Friday, saying that “legislating is never a pretty process.”


Are you a winner or loser under GOP health plan? Here’s a guide

The rich and the almost rich would make out well under the House Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The old and the poor, not so much.


GOP bill’s changes in rules could undermine health of neediest

An under-the-radar provision in the Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act would require the millions of Medicaid enrollees who signed up under the Obamacare expansion to renew their …


Senate GOP holdouts split into rival camps on Obamacare overhaul

The House is racing to find enough votes for its health-care bill this week, but even if it passes, prospects in the Senate have only darkened.


Tomi Lahren’s nightly show pulled for a week after her abortion comments

Amid a conservative backlash over Tomi Lahren’s explanation on why she is “pro-choice,” the conservative commentator’s show has reportedly been pulled off air for the week, the Blaze confirmed. Lahren, …


17 Republicans break ranks, pledging to fight climate change

Seventeen conservative Republican members of Congress announced on Wednesday that they’re supporting a clear statement about the risks associated with climate change, as well as principles for how best to …


Why the right targets Ryan

They don’t view themselves as people with specific practical goals who are willing to negotiate and perhaps compromise to reach those goals. Instead, they’re heroic revolutionaries, rousing the rabble and …


White House tries to salvage GOP health care proposal as criticism mounts

The White House launched an intensive effort Tuesday to salvage support for the Republican plan to revise the Affordable Care Act, even as a growing number of lawmakers weighed in …


UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017

Here’s what the Congressional Budget Office says about the Obamacare replacement plan

Fewer people insured. A lower deficit. And lower premiums starting in 2020, as long as you’re young and healthy.


UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017

Pence relies more on charm than oratory to push the GOP health-care plan in Kentucky

Vice President Mike Pence was in full charm mode Saturday when he touched down here for a visit to try to sell the Republican health-care plan in a state that …


GOP acts fast on health care, aims to avoid ire Democrats faced

It took former President Barack Obama and his Democrats more than a year to pass the Affordable Care Act, a slow and painstaking process that allowed plenty of time for …


UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017

Here are all the factions opposed to the GOP’s Obamacare replacement plan

WASHINGTON – The long-promised GOP bill to repeal and replace Obamacare is facing opposition from all sides, and a constellation of conservative and moderate Republicans have attacked the legislation, even …


UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017

Ryan pushes for unity as House panels debate GOP health bill

House Republican leaders are forging ahead with a health care plan that scraps major parts of the Obama-era overhaul.


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017

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 …


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

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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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: …


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 …


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

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 …