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Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fate
President Donald Trump is warning House Republicans they could lose their seats in next year's midterm elections if they don't back the GOP health care overhaul
The Latest: Ryan says Trump came to Hill to 'close the deal'
The anti-tax group Club for Growth is targeting 10 House Republicans with television advertising this week urging them to oppose the GOP health care bill
GOP health care bill advances despite opposition from conservatives
The House Budget Committee narrowly advanced the GOP health care plan Thursday morning despite "no" votes by three conservatives on the panel, underscoring Republicans' disagreements over the legislation as it moves closer to a vote on the House floor. The budget panel by a 19-17 vote passed the
Former US House Speakers Costing Taxpayers Big Bucks
John Boehner may have retired as House speaker, but taxpayers are still expected to shell out hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of dollars, for him to run his post-speaker office. It's a little known perk for former speakers: a government-funded office for five years that may include up to
Terror Abroad, Worries At Home (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES COULD IT HAPPEN HERE?: Although there are no credible threats inside the U.S. in the aftermath of yesterday’s attacks in Paris, ABC’s PIERRE THOMAS reported on “Good Morning America” today that police in several major U.S. cities are stepping up...
A Very Long Engagement
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘I DON’T THINK WE’RE GOING TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM IN WEEKS’: President Obama warned Americans this weekend to prepare for a prolonged military fight over the skies of Iraq, striking a defensive and defiant tone over the need to reengage...
Primary Season Revs Up: 6 Key Races in North Carolina, Ohio, and Indiana
The primary season is truly upon us as North Carolina, Ohio, and Indiana host primaries today. Twenty-five states will hold primaries in the next six weeks and today’s key one to watch will take us into a fight that will play out all over this...
Congress Gone Wild? Lawmakers Take on Spring Break
ABC’s Alexander Mallin, Erin Dooley and Ryan Struyk report: Congress’ annual two-week Spring vacation from the nation’s capital is well underway, and many of the 535 lawmakers are following the tradition of sharing their wild (and in some cases, mild) experiences via social media. What...
Bare House Majority Inches Up for 'Clean' Government Funding
Fluid House Majority of 219 Supports 'Clean' Funding With No Mention of Obamacare
Growing Bipartisan Coalition Urges Obama to Seek Congressional Authorization for Syrian Strike
A growing bipartisan coalition in Congress is coming together to “strongly urge” President Obama “to consult and receive authorization from Congress before ordering the use of U.S. military force in Syria.” In a letter that will be sent to the president later today, Rep. Scott...