Democrats called for an inquiry into the House chaplain’s forced resignation Friday as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle struggled to explain the popular priest’s dismissal at the behest of House Speaker Paul Ryan . “It's just a sign of the times here in Washington how crazy things are when the
The drama over the House chaplain appears to be far from over. After rescinding his resignation, claiming politics and anti-Catholic bias were behind efforts to force him out, House Chaplain Father Patrick Conroy says if House Speaker Ryan wants him gone he’ll have to fire him outright. Trying to
As President Donald Trump presses forward with his plan to levy sharp tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the president has little to no support among congressional Republicans , and some are strategizing how to block or undo the president's new proclamation. Rather than impose the tariffs
Twelve House Republicans, including 11 who hail from districts in states won by Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, voted against the GOP 's ambitious $1.5 trillion measure that rewrites the nation's tax code. The 11 blue state Republicans who voted no are all from California, New
House Republicans successfully passed their wide-ranging tax plan Thursday, moving the party one step closer to reshaping the tax code by year’s end. The proposal, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, would add $1.4 trillion to the federal deficit over the next 10 years, while decreasing the number of
It's been two days since President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey, the leading figure in the intelligence community’s investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. In the immediate aftermath, Democrats roundly condemned the firing while Republicans were split
Twenty House Republicans broke with their party to vote against the American Health Care Act's passage Thursday, an effort that failed to produce enough opposition to block the bill, which was approved by a 217-213 margin. Of the several Republicans who were publicly undecided in advance of the
Christie also addresses the defeat of the GOP health care bill and discusses his new role in leading the fight against the opiod epidemic.
House Speaker Paul Ryan today reiterated his solidarity with Rep. Devin Nunes , saying the Intelligence Committee chairman should continue to lead the chamber's Russia investigation. When asked today whether he thought Nunes, R-Calif., should recuse himself and whether he knows the source of Nunes'