How a secret Freedom Caucus pact brought down Obamacare repeal

Speaker Paul Ryan and House leaders had been toiling behind closed doors for weeks assembling their Obamacare repeal bill as suspicion on the far-right simmered. So on March 6, just hours after Ryan unveiled a plan that confirmed its worst fears, the House Freedom Caucus rushed to devise a counter-strategy.

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Ryan weekly press conference

RNC paid intel firm for Clinton dirt

As the general election was taking shape last summer, the Republican National Committee initiated a series of payments to a low-profile firm started by retired Central Intelligence Agency officers that worked closely with an ex-Russian spy.

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The leader of the free world meets Donald Trump

This time the media hype surrounding a White House meeting is no wild exaggeration. When President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel finally get together on Friday, the leaders of the West’s two most powerful countries are sure to come off more like an odd couple than two close allies chewing over plans for some joint enterprise.

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The definitive guide to Trump’s Russia ties

President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia is facing fresh scrutiny in the wake of reports that his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, failed to disclose two meetings he had last year with the country’s ambassador while he was advising Trump’s campaign.

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Authorities looked into Manafort protégé

U.S. and Ukrainian authorities have expressed interestin the activities of a Kiev-based operative with suspected ties to Russian intelligence who consulted regularly with Paul Manafort last year while Manafort was running Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

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DeVos sparks controversy with comments on black colleges

President Donald Trump’s efforts to bolster relations with historically black colleges erupted in controversy Tuesday after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released a statement equating the history of the schools – founded during an era of racial segregation – to “school choice” policies.

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Trump labor nominee oversaw challenged plea deal in billionaire’s underage sex case

President Donald Trump’s new nominee for secretary of labor, Alexander Acosta, could face a grilling in the Senate over claims that-while he was the top federal prosecutor in Miami-he cut a sweetheart plea deal in 2008 with a billionaire investor accused of having sex with dozens of underage girls.

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White House searching for potential replacements for Flynn

President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is involved in a search for candidates to replace Michael Flynn, according to sources close to the administration, even as the president’s senior advisers publicly continue to send mixed signals about the fate of the embattled national security adviser.

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Trump brings up vote fraud again, this time in meeting with senators

During a meeting Thursday with 10 senators billed as a listening session about Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, the president went off on a familiar tangent, suggesting again that he was a victim of widespread voter fraud despite the fact that he won the presidential election.

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