The leaders of a key Senate committee say they are cautiously optimistic about reaching a deal to shore up the Affordable Care Act's individual marketplaces, but even with a bipartisan effort, it is far from certain whether they can hash out an agreement in time.
The leaders of a key Senate committee say they are cautiously optimistic about reaching a deal to shore up the Affordable Care Act's individual marketplaces, but even with a bipartisan effort, it is far from certain whether they can hash out an agreement in time.
A Republican effort to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission for the first time in 27 years has net neutrality advocates nervous as they worry that stronger congressional control over the agency would hamper its oversight of internet providers.
A Republican effort to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission for the first time in 27 years has net neutrality advocates nervous as they worry that stronger congressional control over the agency would hamper its oversight of internet providers.
Some Hill Democrats are attempting to use censure, a political pressure technique that falls short of impeachment, to confront what they call gross presidential malfeasance. And like the episode with former President Bill Clinton, the Republicans aren't biting -- though for starkly different reasons.
Some Hill Democrats are attempting to use censure, a political pressure technique that falls short of impeachment, to confront what they call gross presidential malfeasance. And like the episode with former President Bill Clinton, the Republicans aren't biting -- though for starkly different reasons.
On the hallowed Republican grounds of the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., House tax writers embraced a measure that would provide immediate relief to export-heavy businesses but whose high cost might prevent the deep corporate tax rate cuts they had initially promised.
On the hallowed Republican grounds of the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif., House tax writers embraced a measure that would provide immediate relief to export-heavy businesses but whose high cost might prevent the deep corporate tax rate cuts they had initially promised.
President Donald Trump's repeated criticism last week of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) prompted a fresh round of hand-wringing among Republicans in Washington, but a new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll shows half of GOP voters were OK with the broadsides.
President Donald Trump's repeated criticism last week of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) prompted a fresh round of hand-wringing among Republicans in Washington, but a new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll shows half of GOP voters were OK with the broadsides.
Republican governors on Tuesday stepped up their efforts to discredit Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray as he approaches the end of his term and possibly considers a bid to be Ohio's governor.
Republican governors on Tuesday stepped up their efforts to discredit Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray as he approaches the end of his term and possibly considers a bid to be Ohio's governor.
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Washington Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

President Donald Trump defended his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., after it was revealed that in June 2016 he met with a Russian lawyer who has ties to the Kremlin. The meeting came after he was led to believe the lawyer would provide damaging information about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and that the information was part of the Russian government’s effort to assist his father’s presidential campaign. The meeting included a Russian-American lawyer who’s a former Russian intelligence officer

Washington Brief: Trump Says He Didn’t Learn of Son’s Meeting With Russian Lawyer Until This Week

President Donald Trump said he did not hear “until a couple of days ago” about a June 2016 meeting between his son, Donald Trump Jr., and a Russian lawyer who might have had damaging information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He also said he spent more than 20 minutes of his two-hour meeting last week with Russian President Vladimir Putin pressing him on election meddling.

Washington Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

The Supreme Court allowed part of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to take effect, while saying the temporary restrictions could not be imposed on people who have a “bona fide relationship” with a person or entity in the United States. Hawaii brought forth a legal challenge that asked a federal judge to clarify whether the Department of Homeland Security violated the Supreme Court’s instructions regarding which family members qualify as having bona fide relationships.

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