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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

FBI needs to explain why Michael Flynn was recorded, GOP Intelligence chairman says

Rep. Devin Nunes said the most significant question posed by the national security adviser’s resignation is why intelligence officials eavesdropped on his calls and later leaked information to the press.

The Pentagon found $125 billion in waste. Now a GOP chairman is asking other agencies what they’ve found.

Rep. Greg Walden, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, is asking agencies whether they’ve identified waste in response to a recent Washington Post report.

Democrat moves to force House debate on Trump’s alleged business conflicts and Russia ties

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) filed a “resolution of inquiry,” a tactic used to force presidents and executive-branch agencies to share records with Congress.

House Democrats look for ways to resist Trump

Talk at their annual policy retreat was about tweeting, Obamacare and Dodd-Frank.

A centrist is addressing House Democrats, and progressives are furious

“For House Democrats to seek advice from a Wall Street-funded think tank that preaches timidity, that shows them learning the exactly wrong lesson in the Trump era,” said one progressive activist.

When Trump speaks, Republican policymakers shrug — and get back to work

The president seems to overpromise and step on GOP messaging, complicating the task of lawmakers trying to implement big changes in health care and tax reform.

Democrats to plot anti-Trump strategy — in Congress and at the polls — in Baltimore

The annual issues conference, House Democrats’ first with control of neither Congress nor the White House since 2006, is more introspective and less star-studded than previous years.

Trump’s continued defense of Putin confounds Republicans

President’s coziness with Russia is at odds with years of GOP foreign policy orthodoxy.

‘There’s my Kevin’: McCarthy emerges as Trump’s trusted link to Capitol Hill

The House majority leader’s relationship with the new president has set the stage for a rapid legislative blitz in the early months of the Trump administration.

After Trump moves to undo financial regulations, Sanders calls him ‘a fraud’

“This guy ran for president of the United States saying, ‘I, Donald Trump, I’m going to take on Wall Street,’ ” Sanders said on CNN. “Then suddenly he appoints all these billionaires... and now he’s going to dismantle legislation that protects consumers.“

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.

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