Kent Covington
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Healthcare deal-breakers for House conservatives

Politics | Rep. Jim Jordan explains why the House Freedom Caucus couldn’t support the GOP Obamacare replacement
by Kent Covington
Posted 3/29/17, 12:37 pm

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, formerly chaired the House Freedom Caucus, a conservative group that opposed the Republican-sponsored legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. I spoke with him this week about why negotiations on the healthcare bill broke down and what comes next.

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Flynn fallout riles Washington

Politics | Republicans and Democrats both want answers about the high-profile resignation
by J.C. Derrick & Kent Covington
Posted 2/15/17, 12:15 pm

President Donald Trump is contemplating a replacement for Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who resigned as national security adviser on Monday amid claims he crossed a line in post-election talks with the Russians. 

The White House says it’s not clear Flynn broke any laws by allegedly discussing U.S. sanctions with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office.

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Weighing the nuclear option

Politics | Trump’s Supreme Court nominee could benefit from an earlier Democratic rule change
by Kent Covington
Posted 2/01/17, 12:54 pm

Democrats on Capitol Hill say they will do everything possible to stop the confirmation of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. But their bark might be worse than their bite because of a rule change they introduced during the Obama administration.

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