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Boehner Says He’d Do Trade Differently Than Trump

Boehner Says He’d Do Trade Differently Than Trump

Des Moines, Iowa (AP) -- Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner says his party has an uphill climb in its goal to hold the majority.
Immigration Upheaval Injects Uncertainty Into the 2018 Elections

Immigration Upheaval Injects Uncertainty Into the 2018 Elections

A growing movement among Democrats calling for abolishing or scaling back a key U.S. immigration enforcement agency risks turning a potentially advantageous issue for the party into a rallying point
Trump’s ‘Cult-Like’ Grip on GOP Keeps Most Party Members in Line

Trump’s ‘Cult-Like’ Grip on GOP Keeps Most Party Members in Line

President Donald Trump demonstrated his dominance over the Republican Party this week, serving notice to GOP lawmakers that they risk the wrath of their base by going against him.

Fundraising Haul, Not Legislation, Is Ryan's Parting Gift to GOP

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s parting gift to his fellow Republicans will be the massive campaign war chest he leaves behind.
Ryan’s Power Ebbs While House GOP Grows Restive Ahead of Midterms

Ryan’s Power Ebbs While House GOP Grows Restive Ahead of Midterms

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s power is eroding just weeks after announcing he won’t seek re-election, threatening his ability keep the chamber’s restive Republicans united.
Republican Voters Punish House Lawmakers Seeking Higher Office

Republican Voters Punish House Lawmakers Seeking Higher Office

Representative Raul Labrador of Idaho on Tuesday became the latest Republican incumbent to lose out.
Former Senate Leader Harry Reid Undergoes Surgery for Cancer

Former Senate Leader Harry Reid Undergoes Surgery for Cancer

Former Senate leader Harry Reid was recovering after undergoing surgery Monday at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center in Baltimore to remove a cancerous tumor from his pancreas.
Don't Expect Joints If the FDA Ever Approves Medical Marijuana

Don't Expect Joints If the FDA Ever Approves Medical Marijuana

While past marijuana opponents like John Boehner are coming around to legal weed, the Food and Drug Administration isn’t likely to recommend that Americans light up a joint anytime soon.
Former Boehner Aide Eyed for Oil Trade Group CEO

Former Boehner Aide Eyed for Oil Trade Group CEO

The American Petroleum Institute is recruiting a former top Republican congressional staffer to lead the oil industry trade group, according to people familiar with the hiring deliberations.
A Red-State Democrat Supports Bringing Back Earmarks

A Red-State Democrat Supports Bringing Back Earmarks

Democratic U.S. Senator Doug Jones backed a return to earmarks as a way to return some bipartisanship and civility to Congress.
Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Backing of Key Republican in House

Medical Marijuana Bill Gains Backing of Key Republican in House

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte has agreed to co-sponsor a Florida Republican’s bipartisan bill to make medical marijuana research easier, his office confirmed on Wednesday.
Trump Energy Aide to Return to Lobbying Firm

Trump Energy Aide to Return to Lobbying Firm

Michael Catanzaro, a chief architect of President Donald Trump’s energy policy, is leaving the White House and returning to his former lobbying firm.
Paul Ryan's Retirement Puts GOP Hopes of Holding House at Risk

Paul Ryan's Retirement Puts GOP Hopes of Holding House at Risk

Paul Ryan’s retirement may jeopardize Republican hopes of saving their House majority in the November congressional elections by disrupting fundraising and exacerbating divisions inside an already
Ryan Poised to Earn Millions Even If He Sheds ‘Weekend Dad’ Role

Ryan Poised to Earn Millions Even If He Sheds ‘Weekend Dad’ Role

Paul Ryan will easily add to his already considerable net worth if he opts to stray from his native Wisconsin to join a corporate board or dabble in Washington power struggles when he retires next
Ryan, Pelosi Grip on Power in Play in November Elections

Ryan, Pelosi Grip on Power in Play in November Elections

The hold House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have on their party leadership roles could be the biggest casualties of a November election that may upend control of the chamber and
Trump Talks About Shooting Response But Holds Back on Commitment

Trump Talks About Shooting Response But Holds Back on Commitment

President Donald Trump has talked a lot about school shootings since the Florida massacre but so far he isn’t putting his weight behind any legislative response.
Michael Steel Says Sen. Rand Paul 'Needs to Buy a Mirror'

Michael Steel Says Sen. Rand Paul 'Needs to Buy a Mirror'

Michael Steel of Hamilton Place Strategies and former press secretary to former House Speaker John Boehner discusses why Republican senator Rand Paul held up the Senate's vote on a budget. He speaks
Pelosi Marathon Speech on Immigration Breaks 1909 House Record

Pelosi Marathon Speech on Immigration Breaks 1909 House Record

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi gave the longest House floor speech since at least 1909 on Wednesday, talking for more than eight hours to demand a vote on legislation to protect young immigrants
Immigration Deal’s Chances Slip as Trump and Democrats Dig In

Immigration Deal’s Chances Slip as Trump and Democrats Dig In

Chances for an immigration deal in Congress are dimming as Republicans and Democrats pull further apart and President Donald Trump threatens to walk away from any agreement that doesn’t meet his
GOP's Election-Year Dilemma: Push Partisan Bills or Compromise?

GOP's Election-Year Dilemma: Push Partisan Bills or Compromise?

As House and Senate Republicans plot their strategy for 2018, one question will dominate the discussions: how partisan they should be going into an election year.