G.O.P. Rift Over Medicaid and Opioids Imperils Senate Health Bill

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Spread the loveTweet Republican senators from states that have been hit hard by the opioid drug crisis have tried to cushion the Medicaid blow with a separate funding stream of…


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The Best Ways to Make Your Voice Heard About the New Health Care Bill

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Spread the loveTweet You probably haven’t heard much about the Senate’s version of the health care bill, because a small committee has been working on it in secret. They’re currently…


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On Washington: Four Senators to Watch in the Trump-Russia Investigation

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Spread the loveTweet “This is not about the president, this is about the presidency,” said Mr. Lankford, who was a longtime Baptist youth minister before he entered politics. “This is…


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Republicans, Pushing Aside Trump’s Budget, Find Few Alternatives

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Spread the loveTweet But the drastic reordering of government that Mr. Trump has embraced includes many measures long sought by conservatives on Capitol Hill, including adding work requirements for food-stamp…


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On Washington: Republicans Will Reject Trump’s Budget, but Still Try to Impose Austerity

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Spread the loveTweet Senator Thad Cochran, Republican of Mississippi and the chairman of the Appropriations Committee, hinted at Republican plans to look at the budget cycle as a way to…


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Watch the Moment Sally Yates and Ted Cruz Clashed About Trump’s Travel Ban

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Spread the loveTweet Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates engaged in a heated debate over President Donald Trump’s now-stalled travel ban for refugees from a…


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Sally Yates Tells Senators She Warned Trump About Michael Flynn

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Spread the loveTweet It also raised fresh doubts about Mr. Trump’s judgment in keeping Mr. Flynn in place despite serious Justice Department concerns. White House officials have not fully explained…


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Divided Senate Republicans Turn to Health Care With a Rough Road Ahead

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Spread the loveTweet “This process will not be quick or simple or easy,” Mr. McConnell said Monday. Senator Mike Rounds, Republican of South Dakota, suggested that the Senate would spend…


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On Washington: Trump Gets a Win He Wasn’t Counting On: He Saved the Filibuster

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Spread the loveTweet Majority Republicans then have a ready excuse for not taking actions pushed by the White House that senators of both parties might deem unwise: The Democrats will…


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On Washington: Why Congress’s Bipartisan Budget Deal Should Make Trump Worried

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Spread the loveTweet By insisting on proposals that both parties on Capitol Hill knew could not pass — the border wall funding in particular — the White House took itself…


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