House Inquiry Turns Attention to Trump Campaign Worker With Russia Ties

Michael Caputo, who served as a communications adviser to the Trump campaign, has been asked by the House committee investigating Russian election meddling to submit to a voluntary interview and to provide any documents he may have that are related to the inquiry. The House Intelligence Committee, which is examining possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, made […]

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House OKs GOP health bill, a step toward Obamacare repeal

Relieved Republicans muscled their health care bill through the House Thursday, taking their biggest step toward dismantling the Obama health care overhaul since Donald Trump took office. They won passage only after overcoming their own divisions that nearly sank the measure six weeks ago. Beaten but unbowed, Democrats insisted Republicans will pay at election time for repealing major provisions of […]

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Paul Ryan embarks on whirlwind tour to protect House and Senate majority

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan is poised to launch a frantic cross-country tour over the final five-week stretch before Election Day aimed at saving the GOP’s congressional majority. The Wisconsin Republican will hit 17 states and 42 cities from several corners of the nation, from Texas to Florida to New York, while raising money and stumping for more than a dozen […]

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Paul Ryan Predicts House To Stay In Republican Control, Even If Donald Trump Is Nominee

Save one brief Donald Trump policy denouncement, Speaker Paul Ryan has made a point to stay out of the day-to-day 2016 news. The Wisconsin Republican notes that, as speaker, he’s actually the chairman of the GOP convention, and he’s repeatedly told reporters that he’s not going to weigh in on every Republican primary poll — or any of them at […]

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House passes $622 billion in tax breaks

The House passed a bill Thursday to provide $622 billion in tax breaks for businesses, families and individual taxpayers. House members voted 318-109 to approve the legislation, which includes a permanent extension of the child tax credit and a delay in taxes that help pay for Obamacare. All but a handful of Republicans voted for the bill while a majority of Democrats voted […]

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House votes to scrutinize travel without visas

The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to require more information sharing among 38 countries where travelers don’t need visas to visit the U.S., and to scrutinize those travelers more closely if they have recently traveled to Iraq, Iran, Syria or Sudan. The House voted 407-19 to approve the bill tightening security with so-called visa-waiver countries including most of Europe. The Senate already has a companion measure and the […]

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