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Top Republican woman in the House at risk in 2018 re-election bid
After House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his retirement last week, it looks as if there may be another Republican leader who may not return to Congress next year as well. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, fourth-ranking in leadership and highest-ranking Republican woman in the House, is facing one of the
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch to retire at end of term after 40 years in Senate
"Every good fighter knows when to hang up the gloves," said Hatch in a video posted to his Twitter account.
ANALYSIS: Republican tax cut trades economic populism for legislative win
A majority that’s been defined by inaction will now be defined by action – a far-reaching and partisan action with unpredictable political consequences. To Republicans, the tax overhaul heading toward President Donald Trump ’s desk is a promise kept, and a gift that will keep on giving. They argue
White House press secretary says it's 'highly inappropriate' to debate 4-star general
ABC News' powerhouse political team breaks down the latest news out of today's White House press briefing.
White House faces infighting, backlash over criticism of Jeff Sessions
ABC News' Jon Karl and Mary Bruce and Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief John Avlon analyze the impact of new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci and GOP anger at Trump's public criticisms of his attorney general.
The Note: The health care ultimatum
Trump's first 100 days with ABC's RICK KLEIN and SHUSHANNAH WALSHE Day No. 64 The big story: So there is a law of political physics that applies to Donald Trump after all. Actually, this one is basic math, in that House leaders and the White House have never had the majority they assumed they could
ANALYSIS: Trump's deal-making reputation at stake in health care push
President Trump has put it all on the line for Thursday’s health care vote. His position has gone beyond offering support for legislation offered by GOP House leaders. The measure has his stamp of approval, and the full force of his deal-making energy, given the public and private pressure he
Vacation Over: Obama Plans Travel Blitz Before State of the Union
After 15 days in a carefree island paradise , it's back to reality for President Obama. Obama returns from vacation to a chilly Washington on Sunday, staring down a long legislative agenda and simmering foreign crises, and with a desire to seal his legacy over the next two years. He also faces a
California State Sen. Leland Yee Indicted on Weapons Charges, Was Gun Control Crusader
Undercover FBI Agent Says Lawmaker Offered Introduction to Arms Trafficker in Exchange For Campaign Donation
Longtime 'Landlord' Moving Out of Congressional Frat House
California Democratic Rep. George Miller, a liberal lion of the House and close confidant of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, has decided to retire at the end of this term, he announced in a statement on his website today. “This is a great institution and I...