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Republicans Are Lost on Immigration
Updated on June 20 at 5:34 p.m. To be a House Republican leader in 2018 is to accept that every directive from President Donald Trump comes with an ...

The Great Moderate Republican Flameout
The narrative that moderate House Republicans had shaken up the lower chamber lasted 35 days. In the last month, the usually go-along, get-along group of moderates adopted the ...

The Man Who Would Be Speaker
They began praying without him. It was already 30 minutes past 7 a.m., when Jefferson Parish’s April prayer breakfast was scheduled to begin. More than 100 Louisianans had ...

A Pruitt Aide’s Attack on Zinke Angers the White House
As Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt faces a seemingly endless stream of scandal, his team is scrambling to divert the spotlight to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. And ...

Scott Pruitt and the Trump White House’s Serial Scandals
In the hierarchy of Donald Trump-era scandals, from the brazen to the boorish, pay raises in a low-level agency shouldn’t crack the top quartile. But on Thursday, Environmental ...

Paul Ryan Makes His Exit
Updated on April 11 at 9:46 a.m. ET For months, House Republicans and Democrats alike have traded bets on whether Speaker Paul Ryan would run for reelection. Now, ...

Senate Democrats Call for Investigation of Pruitt’s Unusual Raises
Scott Pruitt’s unusual hiring habits came under greater scrutiny on Thursday. Senators Tom Carper and Sheldon Whitehouse wrote to the inspector general of the Environmental Protection Agency, calling ...

Scott Pruitt Bypassed the White House to Give Big Raises to Favorite Aides
In early March, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt approached the White House with a request: He wanted substantial pay raises for two of his closest aides.   ...

Kellyanne Conway Edges Toward Accepting the Job of Communications Director
Kellyanne Conway is moving closer to accepting President Donald Trump’s offer for her to succeed Hope Hicks as White House communications director, if only on an interim basis, ...

Trump Vents His Anger Over Border-Wall Funding
President Donald Trump threatened to veto a massive government spending package over border wall funding measures, a senior White House official and two senior House Republican aides told ...