House Budget Blueprint Boosts Military, Cuts BenefitsHouse Republicans have unveiled a 10-year budget blueprint that would dramatically increase military spending while putting the GOP on record favoring Medicare cuts opposed by President Donald Trump.
McConnell Defers Action On Health Care After McCain SurgerySen. John McCain's absence from the Senate as he recovers from surgery for a blood clot has led the GOP leadership to postpone consideration of health care legislation already on the brink.
Cornyn Optimistic GOP Will Have Votes To Pass Health Overhaul Sen. John Cornyn expects to start debate on the Senate's health care bill next week but says of holding together the Republican votes necessary to do so, "It's going to be a nail-bitter, no question."
Senate GOP Leaders Hope For Health Care Vote Next WeekRepublican leaders want to stage a climactic vote on their health care bill next week. But internal rifts over issues like coverage requirements and Medicaid cuts leave the timing and even the measure's fate unclear.
Democrats Push At Trial To Change Texas Voting Maps For 2018Hammering the point that Texas is looking more Hispanic and less white every year, Democrats on Monday began pushing for new 2018 election maps before a court that already decided Republicans purposefully tried stifling minority voters.
Patrick Says Campaign War Chest Worth Nearly $17MPatrick strategist Allen Blakemore said in the same statement that his formidable funds ensure Patrick's campaign "is prepared for any political challenge" and "can continue to lead the conservative charge in Texas."
Battles Over Health Care, Budget Await Congress' ReturnLawmakers are returning from their July 4 recess with an added objective -- averting some full-blown political disasters.
Sen. Cruz Faces Hecklers, Calls Senate Health Plan 'Precarious'U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz held a lengthy but civil debate with a small group of hecklers defending former President Barack Obama's health care law in Austin Thursday night.
Trump Pans TV Host's Look, Brains: Republicans Plead, Stop!President Donald Trump launched a crude Twitter attack on the brains, looks and temperament of a female TV personality, drawing bipartisan criticism and leaving fellow Republicans beseeching him to stop.
Senate GOP Delay Health Care Vote, Trump Says It's 'OK' If It Doesn't Pass Senate Republican leaders have abruptly delayed the vote on their health care bill until after the July 4th recess.
Analysis: Texas Gave House GOP Biggest Gerrymandering BumpGerrymandering, in which the party in power alters the electoral maps to favor itself, helps explain why the GOP continues to be so dominant in Texas despite the rapid growth of the state's Hispanic population, which tends to back Democrats.
GOP Opposition Imperils Senate Health Care Bill Four Republican senators say they are not ready to vote for the GOP health care bill, putting the measure in jeopardy.

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