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GOP senators blanch at Trump’s latest defense of Putin

No issue appears to have flummoxed GOP lawmakers as much as Trump’s consistent defense of Vladimir Putin.

Paul Ryan continues fundraising blitz in 2017, transferring $3.4 million to elect House Republicans

The January haul shows that even in the age of President Trump, Ryan remains a prodigious fundraiser with deep ties to the GOP donor base.

Two top Republicans open to repairing Obamacare ahead of repeal

After promising immediate repeal and replacement, Republicans are wavering in public on how to do so.

Congressional leaders scramble to reassure Australia after testy Trump phone call

The moves from House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Sen. John McCain followed a phone call — and a Trump tweet — that represent the most serious breach of U.S.-Australian relations in decades.

Eyeing the House, Democrats move to hire operatives in 20 GOP-held districts

The ‘March Into ’18’ project aims to harness anti-Trump protests in an unprecedented early investment for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Mysterious intruder rattles GOP lawmakers

A woman who posed as a “spouse of an elected official” used fake credentials to infiltrate a policy retreat, organizers say.

House Judiciary chairman: Staffers had ‘no control of the language’ in Trump travel ban

Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said staffers had his blessing to work on the Trump transition effort and did not have a say in the final executive order.

DeVos questionnaire appears to include passages from uncited sources

Trump’s Education Department nominee is set for a committee vote Tuesday morning.

Listen to the secret GOP tapes

Congressional Republicans gathered behind closed doors in a Philadelphia hotel Thursday to discuss their plans to tackle national security, health care and more. Now you, too, can listen in.

Paul Ryan: Trump’s refugee ban does not target Muslims

GOP aides said it is not uncommon to prioritize refu­gee requests on the basis of religious persecution. However, Muslims have suffered more in the Syrian civil war than others.

Behind closed doors, Republican lawmakers fret about how to repeal Obamacare

A secret recording of a closed GOP meeting reveals a party facing sharp internal concerns about its quick push to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Republicans prepare to hear from Trump, hash out health-care plans

President and vice president will address members of Congress today in Philadelphia.

Republicans set aggressive agenda on health care, regulations and tax reform

Plans call for repealing major portions of the Affordable Care Act, passing replacement measures and embarking on a major tax code overhaul.

At their annual retreat, Hill Republicans want answers. Will Trump give them?

Looming over the gathering in Philadelphia are questions about policy details, how much of their agenda Trump will support — how much leverage they actually have with the president.

Key House committee will hold hearings on first Obamacare replacement bills next week

A key House committee will introduce legislation and hold a pair of hearings on key policy topics: lowering insurance costs and reforming Medicaid — the first pieces of the GOP health-care replacement plan.

Senate set to confirm two Trump Cabinet nominees Friday; others will wait

Senate Democrats agreed to hold confirmation votes Friday for Gen. James Mattis and Gen. John F. Kelly, tapped respectively to lead the departments of Defense and Homeland Security.

Congressional Black Caucus chair says he will attend the Trump inauguration

“My attendance is in no way an endorsement of the President-elect or the destructive, divisive rhetoric that has defined him throughout his campaign and transition,” said Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.).

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