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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017

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 …


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 …


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

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 …


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

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.


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

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.


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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, …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


GOP plans swift Obamacare repeal with no replacement in place

The first major act of the unified Republican government in 2017 will be a vote in Congress to begin tearing down Obamacare.


On ‘thank you’ tour, Trump’s still at war

Rather than projecting inclusiveness and striving to heal the wounds from the bitter election, as past presidents-elect have done, Trump has traveled on his “USA Thank You Tour” only to …


Republican looks to overhaul Social Security

A senior Republican lawmaker wants to overhaul Social Security, the decades-old program that provides benefits to some 60 million retirees and disabled, with a plan to gradually increase the retirement …


Senate will investigate reports of Russia hacking, McConnell says

The top Senate Republican said Monday that Congress will investigate a CIA assessment that Russia interfered in the November election on behalf of Donald Trump, an intelligence conclusion that the …


Trump’s ‘retribution’ tax stirs legal questions, GOP resistance

Donald Trump’s threats to use taxes as “retribution” against U.S. companies that move jobs overseas are legally dubious, tax specialists say – and they’re prompting resistance from some Republican leaders …


GOP plans swift confirmation for Sessions as attorney general

Senate Republicans announced plans Tuesday to move quickly through the confirmation process for Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next attorney general, while Democrats requested they have enough time at …


GOP eyes lightning strike on Obamacare to kick off Trump era

Congressional Republicans are considering a lightning-strike rollback of Obamacare early next year to kick off the Donald Trump era, but first they have to agree on a plan limited enough …


Trump picks South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as ambassador to the U.N.

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a rising star in the GOP, as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, an announcement that brings a …


Secretary of State: Idaho GOP did not violate campaign laws

The Secretary of State’s office says the Idaho Republican Party did not violate the state’s campaign laws while creating a political attack ad against House Minority Leader John Rusche.


Pence tells House GOP to get ready for sweeping legislation

Vice President-elect Mike Pence told House Republicans in a closed-door meeting Thursday to be ready to move a lot of legislation next year.


Republicans find repealing Obamacare is easier said than done

Key Republicans in Congress are cautioning that replacing Obamacare will be a difficult and lengthy process that won’t happen in the first days of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.


GOP nominates Paul Ryan for House speaker

Paul Ryan unanimously won the nomination of his House Republican colleagues Tuesday to continue as speaker and serve as the chief legislative partner to President-elect Donald Trump.