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Bill to Rescue Children's Health Program Hits Snag in House - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Legislation to rescue the Children's Health Insurance Program sailed through a Senate committee on Wednesday, but touched off a partisan conflict in the House, diminishing hopes that the popular program would be quickly refinanced.and more »

Angry GOP donors close their wallets - Politico

Republicans are confronting a growing revolt from their top donors, who are cutting off the party in protest over its inability to get anything done. Tensions reached a boiling point at a recent dinner at the home of Los Angeles billionaire Robert Day ...and more »

House passes budget, paving way for tax reform - The Hill

The House passed its 2018 budget resolution Thursday in a party-line vote that represents a step toward its goal of sending tax-reform legislation to President Trump. In a 219-206 vote, lawmakers approved a budget resolution for 2018 that sets up a ...and more »

GOP Establishment Attacks… Itself? - U.S. News & World Report

The Republican Party's long-simmering internal divisions under President Donald Trump, temporarily papered over when his surprise 2016 win gave the party control of federal government, have erupted into open political warfare – and the newest ...and more »

Speaking Freely, Retiring Sen. Corker Warns GOP He Could Oppose Tax Plan - NPR

At the marathon Senate Budget Committee hearing this week, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., strolled in like a man who had just quit his job and was ready to tell the boss what he really thinks. "I have difficulty putting that much energy into discussing this ...and more »

The GOP Tax Plan Inches Forward - The Atlantic

Nothing has come easily for Republicans in this, their first year of full power in Washington. The party's struggles have extended well beyond its failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing an annual congressional responsibility that the ...and more »

Trump loyalists lose patience with congressional Russia probes - Politico

Loyalists of President Donald Trump are losing patience with Republican leaders over the wide-ranging Russia probes creeping into his inner circle, saying House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have allowed the ...and more »

Democrats look to wreak havoc in GOP primaries - Politico

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Democrats are looking to revive a little Todd Akin magic in 2018. With Republican Senate primaries from West Virginia to Montana promising to pit Trump-inspired insurgents against more mainstream candidates, Democrats are ...and more »

Roy Moore's disruption of Washington has already begun, and more is on the way - Washington Post

Roy Moore didn't travel to Washington on Wednesday to kiss and make up with the Republican leaders who opposed his nomination to fill the Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He came to continue the revolt. Moore didn't meet ...and more »

The Image of Alabama as the Bastion of Pure Conservatism - The New Yorker

The cowboy boots almost shimmer with deception. Accented with gold, the boots are striped in red and white at their shafts, and then blue, spangled with white stars, at their heels. They are hard-tipped and high-heeled, too fancy-looking to be useful ...and more »