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Is Donald Trump Killing Paul Ryan’s Dream?

If House Speaker Paul Ryan has one overarching hope for the Republican Party, it is to make the GOP more aspirational in key policy areas such as taxes and health care. But with the ever-controversial Donald Trump now topping the party’s presidential ticket, lawmakers indicated Thursday that the dream of a Republican Party unified by policy proposals looks to be on its deathbed.

Democrats Highlight Trump, Republican Rhetoric in New Video

The House Democratic campaign playbook is becoming abundantly clear. At a press conference Wednesday morning, House Democratic leaders played a video designed to flesh out their central argument about why voters should choose their party in November. They say that Donald Trump’s controversial rhetoric, which has so far kept Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) from backing his party’s […]

Spending Gridlock Breathes Life Into Criminal Justice Effort

Senators are heading in to a weeklong recess with no clear way forward on the spending bills that constitute the annual government funding process. But there’s a silver lining for a bipartisan group of senators: A long-awaited overhaul of the criminal justice system might have a chance at a Senate vote. What looked like a smooth start to the […]

Energy and Water Appropriations Bill in Danger

The Senate’s energy and water appropriations bill is in danger of dying without a vote on final passage if Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) insists on offering an amendment that would ban the United States from purchasing heavy water from Iran, a top Senate Democrat said Wednesday. In the hour leading up to a scheduled vote […]

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