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Politics

The three senators who sunk the Republican health care push

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- All eyes were on Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., during the razor-thin “skinny” repeal vote, with eagle-eyed CSPAN watchers reading the ...

Inside the feud between Reince Priebus and Anthony Scaramucci

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The simmering tensions between different factions within the White House reached a very public boil in recent days.The foul-mouthed exchange ...

Obama on the future of health care

Alex Wong/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- The Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement, will continue after a measure to repeal parts of the health care law ...

Trump encourages Senate to change rules after health care defeat

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- President Trump continued to express his dissatisfaction with Senate Republicans after their latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act failed.In a series of ...

Obamacare repeal fails again in the Senate in 49-51 vote

Credit: Architect of the Capitol (WASHINGTON) -- The Senate's effort to pass a stripped-down version of an Obamacare repeal measure -- the so-called "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care ...

Capitol Hill lawmakers celebrate National Intern Day

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Lawmakers on Capitol Hill celebrated National Intern Day on Thursday by recognizing their young, politically minded staff.Below, a roundup of senators, members of Congress and other ...

Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski's health care vote draws White House ire

US Senate (WASHINGTON) -- After Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski was just one of two Republican senators to vote against proceeding to debate on a health care bill on Tuesday, ...

Senate sends new Russia sanctions bill to White House in overwhelming vote

Credit: Architect of the Capitol (WASHINGTON) -- The Senate has approved new sanctions to punish Russia for its meddling in the 2016 election in an overwhelming vote, sending the ...

Scaramucci targets Priebus, Bannon in expletive-ridden call with reporter

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci responded Thursday evening to an article detailing an expletive-ridden conversation a reporter with The New Yorker ...

Trump advisers eyeing possible Priebus replacements

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Reince Priebus is still the White House chief of staff and on Wednesday he told ABC News he intends to remain in ...

'Unit cohesion' and how it's been used to justify discrimination in the military

ChrisSuperseal/iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- When President Donald Trump tweeted his decision to ban all transgender men and women from serving "in any capacity" in the U.S. military, he specifically ...

Jeff Sessions: President Trump's criticism is 'kind of hurtful'

US Department of Justice (WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions stands by his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation despite the barrage of criticism he has received ...

Republican senator warns of 'holy hell to pay' if Trump fires Sessions

ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham warned on Thursday that there would be “holy hell to pay” if President Donald Trump fires U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.“This ...

Top US general promises no changes in military transgender policy for now

Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has issued guidance to military commanders stressing that there will be no change ...

What is a recess appointment, and is it a feasible option for Trump if Sessions goes?

Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Even though Jeff Sessions has indicated he has no intention of leaving his post, President Donald Trump’s continued public criticism of his attorney general ...

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