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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...
5 Things to Watch as Texas Lawmakers Debate Anti-Abortion Bill Again
As 2nd Legislative Session Starts, Texas Dems Rally Against Anti-Abortion Bill
Supreme Court to Decide on Voting Rights
Wade Henderson, President of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is anxiously waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on a key provision of the Voting Rights Act . “At issue in the case is the heart of the law, Section 5, which...
Senate Debate: Markey, Gomez Attack Over Guns, Benghazi
The first Massachusetts Senate debate for the seat once held by Secretary of State John Kerry took a contentious tone early on and seldom let up as the candidates sparred over gun control, the attack on the embassy in Libya and more. Gabriel Gomez, the Republican businessman...
N.J. Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89
Lawmaker will be remembered as successful businessman, longtime legislator, last World War II vet in Senate
Inquiring Minds And The IRS (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES GRILL ON THE HILL: Today a House Appropriations subcommittee will hear from Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel about what steps the agency is taking to address the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups and to hold those ...