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By Kelsey Snell and Robert Costa WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans are working aggressively to craft an agreement intended to keep the government open past April 28, but their bid to avert a shutdown hinges on courting Democrats wary of President Donald Trump and skirting the wrath of both hardline conservatives and Trump himself. The murky path forward on gover…

By Cecilia Kang WASHINGTON – Republican senators moved Thursday to dismantle landmark internet privacy protections for consumers in the first decisive strike against telecommunications and technology regulations created during the Obama administration and a harbinger of further deregulation. The measure passed in a 50-48 vote largely along party lines. The House is…

By Evan Halper Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered the federal government to retreat from the battle against climate change launched by President Barack Obama, issuing a directive aimed at dismantling the core policies that have made the U.S. a global leader in curbing emissions. The plan unveiled by Trump reflects an…

By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis  WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will take the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor’s environmental record Tuesday, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions. The sweeping executive order also seeks to lift a moratorium on federal coal leasing and remove the requir…

By Karoun Demirjian, Greg Miller and Philip Rucker WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee acknowledged Monday that he had made a secret visit to the White House last week to view intelligence files he then cited as proof of potentially improper spying activity against President Trump, casting new doubt on the independence of a congressional invest…

By Jo Becker, Matthew Rosenberg and Maggie Haberman Senate investigators plan to question Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and a close adviser, as part of their broad inquiry into ties between Trump associates and Russian officials or others linked to the Kremlin, according to administration and congressional officials. The White House Counsel’s Office…

By Sean Sullivan WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Sunday accused a pair of conservative organizations and a group of hard-right House lawmakers of being at least partially responsible for the collapse of the Republican effort to overhaul the nation's health care law. But the House group's leader and another member declined to respond to the criticism in a pair …

By Kristine Phillips The Cameo nightclub in Cincinnati was filled with at least a couple hundred patrons when a rapid succession of gunfire sparked chaos inside. A young man was killed, authorities said. Fifteen others were wounded, one of whom remains in extremely critical condition. Chief Eliot Isaac of the Cincinnati Police Department said an argument among sev…

By Matt O’Brien Why were Republicans rushing to vote on a health-care plan that they’d barely finished drafting, that budget scorekeepers hadn’t had a chance to fully evaluate, and that, insofar as people did know about it, was widely despised? In part, it’s because their plan was so unpopular and because it got more unpopular the more people learned about it…

Robert Pear, Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Jennifer Steinhauer WASHINGTON – House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the health care law from consideration on the House floor Friday afternoon in a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump on the first legislative showdown of his presidenc…

By ROBERT PEAR, JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and JENNIFER STEINHAUER WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan, facing a revolt among conservative and moderate Republicans, rushed to the White House on Friday afternoon to inform President Donald Trump that he did not have the votes to pass legislation to repeal the health care law and to decide whether to pull the bill from cons…

The Trump administration announced Friday that it would issue a permit for construction of the Keystone oil pipeline, a long-disputed project that would link producers in Canada and North Dakota with refiners and export terminals on the Gulf Coast. The announcement by the State Department reversed the position of the Obama administration. It followed a 60-day review tha…