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What’s next for Trump, GOP agenda after health care debacle

7:55 am Mar. 25, 2017

After the collapse of health care reform legislation in the House on Friday, Republicans in the Congress and President Donald Trump now must decide what’s next on their respective agendas, as the GOP tries to pick up the pieces from a very public legislative failure over an issue that had been their central political focus for the last seven years.

Here’s the look from Capitol Hill.

1. The first big setback for

Trump, Republicans give up on GOP health care bill

2:59 pm Mar. 24, 2017

Unable to convince GOP lawmakers to get on board with a plan to overhaul the Obama health law, Republicans in the House decided not to even force a vote on the measure, a major setback for both President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

“This is a setback – no two ways about it,” said Speaker Paul Ryan, after he told GOP lawmakers that there were not enough votes.

“I will

What we know about surveillance claims related to President Trump

5:07 pm Mar. 22, 2017

Two days after the FBI Director confirmed that an investigation was underway into election meddling by Russia and any ties to the Trump Campaign, the Republican Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee announced that U.S. Intelligence – while monitoring foreign intelligence targets – had legally monitored some actions of the Trump transition, and maybe even some communications of Mr. Trump himself.

Here is what we know:

1. What is in this new

Nunes: Trump communications collected by U.S. Intelligence during transition

12:30 pm Mar. 22, 2017

The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee told reporters Wednesday that he has been given evidence from inside the U.S. Intelligence Community, which shows that personal communications of President Trump were collected during the Presidential transition as part of legally approved foreign intelligence surveillance operations.

“It looks to me like it was all legally collected, but it was essentially a lot of information on the President-Elect and his transition team and

Gorsuch navigates full day of testimony as Senate battle percolates

9:26 pm Mar. 21, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch vowed to uphold the law if confirmed to the nation’s highest court, not tipping his hand as he sidestepped controversial political subjects, as Gorsuch directly pushed back against President Donald Trump’s criticism of federal judges.

“When anyone criticizes the honesty or integrity, the motives of a federal judge, I find that disheartening; I find that demoralizing,” Gorsuch said in response to questions from Sen. Richard

In Capitol visit, Trump urges Republicans to support GOP health care bill

10:56 am Mar. 21, 2017

In a closed door meeting with House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol, President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged GOP lawmakers to get on board with a Republican health care overhaul bill that he supports, arguing that if the plan goes down to defeat later this week, it could cost Republicans their majorities in both the House and Senate in the next election.

Here is what came out of that meeting:

1. Trump