Republicans to Elizabeth Warren

Progressive activists adore her, her campaign cash is piling up, and she is celebrated by liberals as a key leader of the “resistance” to Donald Trump. But no one relishes the prospect of an Elizabeth Warren presidential bid quite like Republicans do. “I’ll be glad to donate,” joked Ron Kaufman, the Republican National Committeeman from Massachusetts who has watched Warren’s […]

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Republicans passed their tax bill. Now they’re spending $10 million to promote it.

Two weeks ago, Republicans passed their massive rewrite of the federal tax code. Now a GOP group is spending millions to convince voters they will benefit from it. The American Action Network, a nonprofit group with close ties to Republican congressional leaders, is launching a $2 million round of TV ads promoting the tax bill Wednesday, the first salvo in […]

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New year to be a challenge for Republicans in Congress

Their tax bill triumph in the rear-view mirror, Republicans running Congress face a 2018 in which they’ll need Democratic votes to get almost anything done. And that won’t be easy. Short of a few must-pass items, divisions within both parties plus a natural election-year tendency to draw distinctions with the other side means achievements and cooperation will be minimal. The […]

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Republicans just got a big tax win but there could be trouble ahead

Republicans in Congress don’t have time to catch their breath after their tax-reform marathon. If they don’t pass a funding bill by midnight on Friday, the government could run headfirst into a shutdown. Shutdowns are expensive. Their cost comes not only in money, such as the billions paid to employees who can’t work, but in opportunity — such as ambitious tax […]

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Republicans hammer Mueller, FBI as Russia investigation intensifies

Republican activists and lawmakers are engaged in a multi-front attack on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe of possible connections between associates of President Trump and Russian agents, trying to stop or curtail the investigation as it moves further into Trump’s inner circle. For months, the president and his allies have been seizing on any whiff of possible impropriety […]

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Challenge for Republicans: Reconciling House and Senate tax bills

Republicans will try Monday to urgently reconcile the tax overhaul bills they passed in the House and Senate, entering a delicate period where they have to retain the support of their party’s conservative and moderate members. Party leaders insist that there are no showstopping differences between their two bills, each of which features a decrease in the corporate tax rate […]

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