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  • Mark Meadows Dec 19, 2019

    Trump Ally US Rep. Mark Meadows Won’t Seek Reelection

    Republican congressman and ally to President Donald Trump Mark Meadows says he won’t seek reelection but that his work with the Trump administration “is only beginning.” In a statement Thursday, the North Carolina congressman says he struggled with the decision and came to it after discussion with his family. His announcement comes just a day after the U.S. House voted...

  • Jul 25, 2019

    House Passes Bipartisan Budget Bill With Trump Support

    Observing a rare cease-fire in their battles with President Donald Trump, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday easily passed bipartisan debt and budget legislation to permit the Treasury to issue bonds to pay the government’s bills and lock in place recent budget gains for both the Pentagon and domestic agencies. The measure, passed by a 284-149 vote, would head off another...

  • Dec 11, 2018

    ‘Many’ Candidates Vying for Chief of Staff Job, Trump Says

    Wanted: Top aide to most powerful leader in world. Chief qualification: Willing to take the job. Must also be prepared to tolerate regular undermining by boss and risk of steep legal bills. Post-employment prospects: Uncertain. President Donald Trump is scrambling to find a new chief after his first choice to replace John Kelly bailed at the last minute and several...

  • Oct 19, 2018

    House Committees to Interview Rosenstein Behind Closed Doors

    The top lawmakers on two House committees will interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump. The announcement on Thursday that Rosenstein will sit for a transcribed interview Oct. 24 comes after weeks of negotiations over the meeting. The two Republican chairmen and top Democrats on the House Judiciary...

  • Sep 28, 2018

    Rosenstein Agrees to Private Meeting With House Lawmakers

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has agreed to speak privately with lawmakers following reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump. A person familiar with the situation said Rosenstein agreed to the meeting during a call Thursday evening with the House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. GOP Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, who leads the...

  • Jul 25, 2018

    Ryan Opposes Rosenstein Impeachment Try, Dooming it for Now

    House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke out against an effort by a small group of conservatives to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday, dooming the endeavor for now and easing a months-long standoff between House Republicans and the Justice Department. Ryan said the tussle over document requests between House Republicans and Rosenstein, who oversees the federal Trump-Russia investigation, doesn’t...

  • Jun 7, 2018

    GOP Moderate: Tentative Immigration Deal With Conservatives

    A leader of House Republican moderates said Thursday that a tentative deal with conservatives was being discussed to help young “Dreamer” immigrants stay in the U.S. legally. Conservatives said later that no agreement has been reached, underscoring how elusive it has been for the GOP to resolve its long-running schism over the issue.

  • Jun 7, 2018

    GOP Moderate: Tentative Immigration Deal With Conservatives

    A leader of House Republican moderates said Thursday that a tentative deal with conservatives was being discussed to help young “Dreamer” immigrants stay in the U.S. legally. Conservatives said later that no agreement has been reached, underscoring how elusive it has been for the GOP to resolve its long-running schism over the issue.

  • May 1, 2018

    Rosenstein Blasts GOP Impeachment Threat Against Him as Extortion

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday that the Justice Department “is not going to be extorted” as some House Republicans raise the prospect of seeking his impeachment, NBC News reported. During an appearance at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., marking Law Day, Rosenstein was asked about a draft of articles of impeachment prepared by Rep. Mark Meadows, a North...

  • Nov 3, 2017

    Trump Seeks End to Health Care Penalty in House GOP Tax Bill

    President Donald Trump is pressuring Republicans to repeal a health care law penalty in their tax rewrite, a step the House’s top tax writer indicated is politically problematic. Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, said Friday the president had spoken to him twice by phone and once in person, imploring him to scrap the so-called individual...

  • Nov 2, 2017

    GOP Tax Plan Would Slash Corporate Rate, Help Wealthiest

    House Republicans on Thursday unveiled a tax cut plan that would slash the corporate rate and lower the personal taxes of most Americans but also limit a cherished deduction for homeowners, as President Donald Trump and the GOP seek to deliver on the first tax revamp in three decades. The proposal would add $1.5 trillion to the nation’s debt over...

  • Oct 26, 2017

    Conservatives Say No to Immigration in Spending Bill

    House conservatives are warning Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican leaders not to add deportation protections for millions of young immigrants living here illegally to a year-end spending bill to keep the government open. President Donald Trump is phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but gave Congress six months to act before recipients’ work permits begin to expire....

  • Apr 22, 2017

    Future of Revamped Health Care Bill Remains Dubious in House

    President Donald Trump on Friday downplayed the significance of pushing Republican health care legislation through the House next week, a retreat from more bullish White House pronouncements a day earlier, which had gotten a skeptical reception at the Capitol....
    In brief comments to reporters Friday, Trump said the attempt to rekindle the GOP drive to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care...

  • Apr 5, 2017

    Senator Stages Overnight Protest Against Gorsuch

    An Oregon senator is going all out to protest Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Democrat Jeff Merkley staged an overnight protest on the senate floor. He began speaking around 7 p.m. on April 4, lambasting his Republican colleagues over their refusal to hold a vote on Merrick Garland during the administration of President Obama. Merkley says he will continue to...

  • Apr 4, 2017

     Pence Makes Late-Night Trip to Revive Health Care Bill

    President Trump says he never gave up negotiating on health care. Now it looks like he could be making progress. After flatlining less than two weeks ago, the Republican health plan may be coming back to life.

  • Apr 4, 2017

    White House Effort to Revive Health Care Bill Gets Mixed Reaction

    A White House offensive to resurrect the moribund House Republican health care bill got an uneven reception Tuesday from GOP moderates and conservatives, leaving prospects shaky for the party to salvage one of its leading priorities....
    Vice President Mike Pence and other top administration officials were offering to let states request federal exemptions from insurance coverage requirements imposed by President Barack...

  • Mar 23, 2017

    In Gamble, White House Demands Make-or-Break Health Vote

    Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave “Obamacare” in place and move on to other issues if Friday’s vote fails. The risky move, part gamble and part threat, was presented to GOP lawmakers behind closed doors Thursday night after a long and intense day that saw a planned...

  • Mar 22, 2017

    These Republicans Could Doom GOP Health Care Bill

    House Republicans could lose the vote for their party’s signature health care bill, according to a tally by NBC News. As of Tuesday afternoon, with 48 hours to go before the vote, at least 27 Republicans have said they are voting against or are leaning toward voting against the American Health Care Act, which would defeat the bill and deal...

  • Mar 16, 2017

    Health Bill Short of Votes, GOP Leaders Look to Trump

    Short of votes for their health care bill, Republican congressional leaders turned to President Donald Trump on Thursday to wrangle support for the divisive legislation they hope to push through Congress before Easter. But Trump sounded more like he was at the start of a negotiation than ready to close the deal. And combined with opposition from Republicans of all...

  • Feb 27, 2017

    Dozens of Federal Employees Watched Abundance of Porn on the Job in Recent Years

    Almost 100 federal government employees have admitted or been caught viewing copious amounts of pornography while on the job in the past five years, according to an investigation by Washington’s News4 I-Team. The cases include workers who admitted spending six hours a day surfing illicit images and videos and maintain tens of thousands of adult images on their office desktops....

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