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Kicking off Obamacare fight, GOP group funds million-dollar ad blitz

The American Action Network, a 501(c) (4) group affiliated with the Congressional Leadership Fund Super PAC and run by key GOP establishment figures, is spending more than $1 million on ads promoting House leaders’ plans on health c...

House battle over controversial student painting spirals out of control

A young Missouri student’s painting of civil unrest has sparked a proxy battle among lawmakers in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.

Mo. congressman wants fellow lawmaker charged with theft over removal of student painting from Capitol

Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr. (D-Mo.) said his staff met Monday with members of the U.S. Capitol Police to press theft charges against Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.).

‘It is over': Biden quiets Democrats as Congress meets to make Trump victory official

A handful of House Democrats prepared to raise objections to the tally, but without the support of a single senator, their efforts were futile.

Hill Republicans embrace building of border wall, despite cost

The barrier on the southern border is just one part of a massive spending plan proposed by Donald Trump.

Cops didn’t like a student painting hanging in the U.S. Capitol. So a congressman took it down.

In the foreground of the painting, a police officer depicted as a horned beast tangles with a protester depicted as a wolf.

Congress looks to start building a Mexican border wall within months

The plan would use authority under a 2006 law supported by Republicans and Democrats alike to justify spending that could eventually reach into the billions of dollars.

Planned Parenthood would lose funding as part of Obamacare repeal, Ryan says

The House speaker said a defunding measure would appear in a special fast-track bill that is expected to pass Congress as soon as next month.

House panel recommends cutting funding for Planned Parenthood, reigniting old debate

Republican lawmakers have pushed before to strip the group of funding; now they could have a GOP president’s support.

A day of chaos at the Capitol as House Republicans back down on ethics changes

Public outcry, including Trump’s tweets, leads Republicans to give up on ethics proposal.

House Republicans back off gutting ethics watchdog after backlash from Trump

The president-elect took to Twitter to criticize the move against an independent ethics panel.

Paul Ryan is easily reelected House speaker

The near-unanimous vote for Ryan stands as a strong show of GOP unity as the party embarks on an ambitious legislative agenda that, for the first time in eight years, has a real chance to be signed into law.

House Republicans vote to rein in independent ethics office

The move stands to please many lawmakers who have been wary of having their dirty laundry aired but some Republicans feared it would send a negative message as the GOP assumes unified control in Washington.

Why Obamacare is unlikely to die a swift death

Despite the GOP rhetoric, key provisions of the law will probably remain, at least initially.

It’s mostly kumbaya so far for Trump and GOP in Congress

But it’s clear the different power centers in the president-elect’s inner circle are cultivating different Hill relationships.

‘We can’t have a situation where Flint is always next': How one Democrat got a GOP Congress to help his hometown

‘I feel very strongly about places like Flint, poor communities, especially a lot of them which are majority-minority communities. They need somebody to speak up for them. That’s what I do.’

New push to replace Obamacare reignites old GOP tensions

Conservative hard-liners are pushing for a rapid repeal, but Republican leaders are afraid of roiling insurance markets and sparking a political backlash.

Senate Democrats threaten brief government shutdown

“I want to shut her down,” Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) said Wednesday, pointing to his anger over concerns about the miner provisions.

In a first, Latino will manage Democrats’ effort to retake the House

Dan Sena will serve as executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Trump hires a third general, raising concerns about heavy military influence

Trump picks Kelly for homeland security, the third general tapped for his administration.

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