Senate Republicans are reasserting their independence, which looked sorely diminished in the aftermath of Trump's surprise election win.
Democrats think of themselves as the party of working people and were surprised when Trump was able to steal working-class voters from them.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he will delay consideration of health care legislation in the Senate, after Sen. John McCain's absence following surgery left Republicans short of votes on their marquee legislation.
Tuesday night's outcome in a Georgia special House race was a triumph for the GOP, and the most recent illustration of the Democrats' problems, from a weak bench and recruiting problems to divisions about what the party stands for.
The opposing sides are paying tribute to Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip who was critically wounded when a gunman opened fire at practice.
The FBI chief he fired called the president a liar, but the response from many Republicans was a collective shrug.
House Republicans stuck with their candidate in Montana's special House race Thursday even though he was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly slamming a reporter to the ground.
But Rosenstein made clear it was not his intention for President Donald Trump and other White House officials to use the document to justify firing Comey.
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan declared Wednesday that he retains confidence in President Donald Trump and cautioned against "rushing to judgment" over the cascading revelations coming out of the White House.
Congress is doing the bare minimum to keep the country running, readying a short-term spending bill to keep the lights on in government past Saturday, when President Donald Trump will mark his 100th day in office.
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