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Sahil Kapur is a national political reporter for Bloomberg Politics based in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at skapur39@bloomberg.net or followed on Twitter at @sahilkapur.

GOP Senator Blasts McConnell in New Setback for Health Bill

Republican Senator Ron Johnson accused Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of “a real breach of trust” by telling some Republicans privately that long-term cuts conservatives demanded to Medicaid provisions of the party’s embattled health-care bill are unlikely to ever take effect.

Timeline for Trump's Tax Plan Gets New End-of-July Milestone

President Donald Trump’s top legislative aide said White House officials hope to have a unified plan for overhauling the U.S. tax code in place before Congress leaves Washington in August for a month-long recess -- adding a new element to an already complicated timeline.

Senate GOP Health Bill to Break With House on Key Points

Senate Republican leaders will unveil a closely held plan to replace Obamacare on Thursday that includes a longer transition period than a House-passed bill, though there’s no indication they have enough support for it to pass in a vote that could come as early as next week.

Trump Claims ‘Absolute Right’ to Disclose Information to Russia

President Donald Trump claimed an “absolute right” to share information about terrorism with Russian officials, but some lawmakers in both parties expressed alarm over reports he had disclosed highly classified material in an Oval Office meeting last week and demanded a fuller accounting.

Provocateur-in-Chief Trump Pokes His Own Party’s Power Centers

The Republican president of the United States said he’d be “honored” to meet with North Korea’s leader under the right conditions. That he thinks the country may need an economic “stimulus” package. Or possibly a gas-tax hike for better roads. Maybe even break up the big banks. And certainly a health care bill even more generous than Obamacare for people with pre-existing conditions.

GOP Targets Trillion-Dollar Tax Break for Democratic States

Conservative activists and House Republican leaders want to eliminate a trillion-dollar tax break that mostly benefits wealthy filers in Democratic states, a push that could further imperil President Donald Trump’s hopes of winning bipartisan support for a tax overhaul.

GOP Leaders Not Confident They Have Votes to Pass Health Bill

House GOP leaders aren’t confident they have enough votes to pass their embattled health-care bill, according to a senior congressional aide, and are already considering what to do if the measure is blocked before a do-or-die vote hours away.

House GOP Plans Friday Health Bill Vote After Trump Pressure

House Republican leaders expect to vote Friday on their embattled health-care bill, moving on the legislation under pressure by Trump administration officials who voiced urgency during a closed-door meeting on the Capitol with conservative holdouts.

Ryan Clings to Core of GOP Health Bill as Opposition Mounts

House Speaker Paul Ryan has told senior Republicans that he won’t change the main pillars of his plan to repeal and partially replace Obamacare, even as Republicans search for tweaks that can break their logjam over the legislation.

Pro-Obamacare Group Ads Target Five GOP Senators On Health Care

New TV ads by Save My Care aim to kill the GOP’s replacement legislation for the Affordable Care Act, according to an adviser to the group. Ads go after Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Dean Heller, R-Nev.; Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. Cost of ads in six figures, according to adviser Ads cite CBO score to warn that up to 24m people could lose coverage under Obamacare repeal, also cite opposition from AMA and seniors’ lobby AARP NOTE: Under current Sen

Collins: Flynn Should Testify Before Senate Panel on Russia

Susan Collins, Republican member of Senate Intelligence Cmte, says she’ll request Congress call on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to testify as part of panel’s probe of Russian meddling in U.S. elections. "We’re not going to exclude anyone from our review, and it will be thorough, accurate, bipartisan and in-depth," Collins tells Maine Public during interview Asked about potential subpoena of President Trump’s tax returns, Collins says, "I don’t know whether we will need to do th