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Politics Mar 18Republican health care plan creates budget problems for GOP
Many budget-conscious Republicans have joined Democrats in opposing the repeal-and-replace version pushed by the White House and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Politics Mar 13Democrats warn against funding Mexico border wall in catchall spending bill
Top Senate Democrats are warning Republicans controlling Congress against adding billions of dollars for President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Politics Feb 27Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54 billion
The increase of about 10 percent for the Pentagon would fulfill a Trump campaign promise to build up the military.
Politics Feb 21In Trump’s future looms a familiar shutdown threat
Beneath the capital's radar looms a vexing problem — a catchall spending package that's likely to top $1 trillion.
Politics Feb 16Tea party gains voice in Trump’s Cabinet with budget chief
The Senate Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the White House budget office, giving the Republicans' tea party wing a voice in Trump's Cabinet.
Politics Feb 07WATCH: Warren forbidden from speaking on Sessions’ nomination after breaking Senate rule
The Massachusetts Democrat ran afoul of the chamber's arcane rules by reading a letter from Dr. Martin Luther King's widow that dated to Sen. Jeff Sessions' failed judicial nomination three decades ago.
Nation Jan 30GOP moves to undo Obama rules protecting streams from coal mines
Congressional Republicans are moving swiftly to repeal Obama administration regulations aimed at better protecting streams from coal mining debris.
Politics Jan 24President Trump inherits stable economy, Congressional report says
The new estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office say the economy will hold relatively steady.
Politics Jan 12Congress to take first step toward dismantling Obamacare
But Republicans are not close to agreement among themselves on what any replacement for the health care law would look like.
Politics Jan 05Ryan: GOP to ‘defund’ Planned Parenthood in Obamacare repeal
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Republicans would slash federal dollars for Planned Parenthood as part of the GOP effort to repeal the health care law.