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Steve Bannon Attacks Media, Touts Trump

Steve Bannon Attacks Media, Touts Trump

Feb 24
President Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon made a rare public appearance Thursday, doubling down his attacks on the media and touting Mr. Trump's early record in office.

For GOP, A Dimmed Zeal for Investigations in Trump Era

For GOP, A Dimmed Zeal for Investigations in Trump Era

By Erica Werner | Feb 16
The Republicans' ardor for investigations and oversight, on display throughout the Obama administration, has cooled off considerably with Donald Trump in the White House.

Audit: Improper Spending by GOP Lawmaker Ousted over Sex Scandal

Audit: Improper Spending by GOP Lawmaker Ousted over Sex Scandal

By Erick Schelzig | Feb 11
A Tennessee Republican who was drummed out of the state House amid a series of sexual harassment allegations that earned him the nickname "Pants Candy" now faces an audit that claims he spent campaign funds on restaurant meals, alcohol and landscaping.

GOP-Backed Measures Seek to Rein in Science Used at EPA

GOP-Backed Measures Seek to Rein in Science Used at EPA

By Michael Biesecker | Feb 10
Pondering new restrictions on how the Environmental Protection Agency can use scientific data, congressional Republicans are seeking advice from the chemical and fossil fuel industries.

Gov. to Sign Bill making Missouri 28th Right-to-Work State

Gov. to Sign Bill making Missouri 28th Right-to-Work State

By Summer Ballentine | Feb 6
Republican Gov. Eric Greitens is signing a bill to make Missouri the 28th right-to-work state on Monday, delivering a big win for primarily GOP supporters who have worked for years to pass the measure banning mandatory union fees and dues.

Navy: Wind Farm Opposed by GOP Lawmakers Won't Harm Radar

Navy: Wind Farm Opposed by GOP Lawmakers Won't Harm Radar

By Michael Biesecker | Jan 22
The Pentagon says it disagrees with Republicans in North Carolina who claim a $400 million clean energy project slated to power data centers for Amazon.com Inc. poses a threat to national security.

State GOP Wary As Republicans Push Repeal of Health Law

State GOP Wary As Republicans Push Repeal of Health Law

By Bill Barrow and Thomas Beaumont | Jan 11
Congressional Republicans' drive to repeal the 2010 health care law has financial and political repercussions for GOP leaders in the states and gives Democrats potential openings as they struggle to reclaim power.

House GOP Walks Back Ethics Change

House GOP Walks Back Ethics Change

Jan 4
Was President-elect Trump's tweet the trigger for House Republicans reverse course on changing their ethics plan?

GOP: Cut Taxes, Change Brackets; but What About Deficits?

GOP: Cut Taxes, Change Brackets; but What About Deficits?

By Stephen Ohlemacher | Dec 29
Congressional Republicans are planning a massive overhaul of the nation's tax system, a heavy political lift that could ultimately affect families at every income level and businesses of every size.

Bill to Shield Retired Miners Divides Coal-State Republicans

By Matthew Daly | Sep 9
The bill would ensure that retired miners receive hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits now at risk amid the industry's steep decline. Without congressional intervention, some of the funds could run out of cash.

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