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Right wing attacks Republicans

The conservative Club for Growth is targeting powerful committee chairmen and other top Republicans, part of an aggressive ad campaign to rally support for...

New anxieties over health insurance

Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they...

Trump, GOP ramp up pressure on health care bill

President Donald Trump and House leaders are revving up pressure on balky conservatives and other Republican lawmakers as crunch time approaches on the party's...

GOP bill cuts women’s health plans

Women seeking abortions and some basic health services, including prenatal care, contraception and cancer screenings, would face restrictions and struggle to pay for some...

GOP at war with itself on health care

Over the strong objections of key conservatives and Democrats, House Republican leaders are forging ahead with a health care plan that scraps major parts...

Watchdogs want probe of Trump-Icahn link

A government watchdog group, Public Citizen, said on Wednesday it will ask lawmakers to investigate whether billionaire investor Carl Icahn should have been subject...

Congress to probe Trump’s wiretap claim

Key members of Congress say they will honor President Donald Trump's request to investigate his unsubstantiated claim that Barack Obama overstepped his authority as...

Trouble right here in Capitol City

The Capitol is suddenly awash with trouble-makers and rebels — and that's just the Republicans. Whatever GOP unity was produced by Donald Trump's victory in...

GOP skeptics question tax plan

House Republicans face opposition to their plan to overhaul the way corporations pay federal taxes from a powerful group of lawmakers — other Republicans. "I'm...

Phone callers swamp Congress

A lot of politics is about the basics, and in Congress that means answering the phone. By that measure, life on Capitol Hill in...