Senate Democrats' Neil Gorsuch dilemma

Judge Neil Gorsuch appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 21, for the first day of questioning in his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Lawmakers took turns grilling the nominee on his past rulings and political views. (Jenny Starrs/Photo: Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post) Senate Democrats have a problem: Faced with pressure from the left, they are…

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Trump: Most people don't know President Lincoln was a Republican

President Trump speaks at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinneron Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Did you know President Abraham Lincoln was a Republican? President Trump apparently thinks most people don’t. “Great president,” Trump said Tuesday night at a fundraising dinner for House Republicans. “Most people don’t even know he was a Republican. Right? Does…

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House Republican health-care plan set to face key hurdle before floor vote

By Mike DeBonis, Kelsey Snell and Robert Costa, The Republican health-care overhaul spearheaded by House Speaker Paul Ryan and backed by President Trump will face a final procedural hurdle on Wednesday before leaders hope to put the package on the House floor. The House Rules Committee will meet to consider the measure and set rules…

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Hogan’s deep popularity in Md. weakens when voters consider 2018, Post poll finds

By Scott Clement and Fenit Nirappil, Linda Davidson The Washington Post Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan enters the House chamber before delivering his third State of the State address in Annapolis on Feb. 1. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s stratospheric approval rating has slipped for the first time since the Republican took office, a new Washington Post-University…

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Trump to GOP critics of health care bill: ‘I’m gonna come after you’

By Mike DeBonis, Kelsey Snell and Robert Costa, President Trump spent Tuesday selling the Republican health-care overhaul to skeptical House members, warning his party that failure would endanger his legislative agenda and their own political careers. But more than two dozen GOP lawmakers remained firmly opposed to the legislation amid the high-stakes persuasion campaign led…

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