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.
The payments attracted attention in political and intelligence circles, largely because the Virginia-based firm, Hamilton [...]
The Congressional Budget Office on Thursday released an updated cost estimate for the House GOP's still-disputed health care plan. It saves less money -- and still would leave 24 million more people without insurance in a decade.
The House GOP's latest changes to its health care bill would reduce the deficit [...]
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Thursday unveiled a bipartisan bill to slap Iran with new sanctions because of the country's ballistic missile development, support for U.S.-designated terrorist groups and human rights violations.
Democratic co-sponsors, including Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Foreign Relations ranking member Ben [...]
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A federal appeals court has set arguments for May 8 on the validity of a key aspect of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban executive order.
However, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals signaled Thursday that it could rule even sooner on the federal government's request for a stay [...]
The Affordable Care Act is a small part of the broader American health system. In a nation of more than 320 million people, 24 million to 30 million are covered under the law, both through its marketplaces and expansion of Medicaid. That's less than a tenth [...]
Under President Barack Obama, the Justice Department used its oversight authority to push for fundamental changes in the way local law-enforcement agencies interact with the communities they serve. Now under President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the federal government seems poised to pull back on that kind of enforcement [...]
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With a vote tentatively scheduled for Thursday, the health care bill put forth by Republican Congressional leaders and endorsed by President Trump is still taking heat from all sides in the House of Representatives. Some of the opposition comes from moderate Republicans such as Florida's Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [...]