Republicans Watch Their Step in a Slow Retreat From Trump

Republicans on Sunday inched away from President Trump amid mounting evidence that he may have sought to interfere in the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. In a sign of growing anxiety, several important Republicans expressed discomfort with Mr. Trump’s firing of the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, who had been leading the agency’s inquiry into whether […]

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Republicans didn’t like their health-care bill but voted for it anyway

Republicans pushed a health-care bill through the House Thursday that few lawmakers truly liked. They instead viewed the measure as a necessary step to demonstrate some sense of momentum and some ability to govern in GOP-controlled Washington. Rather than embrace policy cobbled together to replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act, many Republicans simply decided the best move was to approve […]

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Republicans, Democrats Agree on One Thing

Republicans and Democrats see eye to eye on at least one thing — both parties are experiencing sharp internal division. Three-quarters of Republicans and Republican-leaners say the Republican Party is split, according to a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey Poll, while a majority of Democrats and Democratic-leaners say the same about their party. Just a quarter of Republicans, 24 percent, think the […]

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Republicans are facing the ire of the anti-Trump movement

The raucous anti-Trump movement poured into this historic town Tuesday evening for a 75-minute showdown with a freshman Republican congressman, peppering him with questions on every key national news item. Members of the roughly 750 in attendance pressed Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Va.), a former state lawmaker and Navy SEAL, on President Trump’s connections to Russia and the specifics of what […]

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Republicans Eye Cutting More Obama Era Regulations

President Donald Trump signed two of the three pieces of legislation this week passed by Congress that roll back Obama-era regulations. Republicans are repealing the regulations through the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The president’s signature on such legislation Tuesday is the first time the CRA has been used to repeal regulation in 16 years, when Trump signed legislation to roll […]

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Republicans railed against Clinton’s ‘extremely careless’ behavior. Now they’ve got a Trump problem

Republicans got religion on information security during the 2016 campaign. But will they apply the same scrutiny to President Trump as they did to Candidate Hillary Clinton and her email server? As The Post’s Philip Bump notes, there are now several examples of Trump playing fast-and-loose with potentially sensitive information — the latest being the “open-air situation room” he conducted […]

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Republicans on defensive after silencing Warren in Senate debate

Defensive Republicans were left to pick through the fallout Wednesday of their move to silence Democrat Elizabeth Warren Tuesday night during Senate debate, as early signs indicated that the GOP effort backfired and would hamper efforts to paint Warren and her Democratic allies as extremists. Democrats sputtered outrage throughout the day, claiming that Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell unfairly muzzled […]

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Republicans Now Marching With Trump on Ideas They Had Opposed

From the time he became their candidate until he took the oath of office, congressional Republicans treated President Trump’s policy pronouncements — largely out of step with Republican dogma — as essentially a distraction. He would talk. They would drive the policies. But now, the question of whether congressional Republicans would change Mr. Trump or Mr. Trump would change them […]

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