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More signs that House panel’s Trump-Russia probe is reeling

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said a scheduled public hearing for next week was canceled so that they could get vital, but classified, information from the directors of the FBI and the NSA. But the ranking Democrat on the committee said he believes it was to dodge urged by a White House upset at the notion that the committee will be putting out more public information

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House Intelligence panel probe into Russian meddling in U.S. election appears frozen

The problems began with a batch of mysteriously sourced documents a week ago, and that indicated U.S. intelligence on overseas spy targets had resulted in the "incidental collection" of information dealing with Trump and some members of his campaign team. By now they’ve advanced to the point where members of the investigation believe it’s now stalled, and might be doomed. And a House Intelligence Committee that a week ago looked to be setting the stage for a long, bipartisan investigation, is now deeply divided along party lines.

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Can Republicans govern if they can’t keep a promise they’ve made for 7 years?

Republicans exulted in November when they won the White House and both congressional chambers, promising aggressive moves on health care, taxes and immigration. But a spectacular stumble by House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump on repealing Obamacare and passing a new health bill begs the question of whether the party will be able to get anything done if it can’t deliver on that promise.

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Did Nunes’ disclosure of secret intelligence data violate the law?

Questions were raised at the Capitol Thursday over Rep. Devin Nunes’ release of what he described as classified materials collected under a secret FISA warrant. The material, he said, indicated that President Donald Trump and members of his campaign or transition team were the subjects of “incidental collection” in a U.S. intelligence effort.

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Two key Kansas City lawmakers undecided on GOP health care bill

Two Kansas City-area Republican lawmakers remain undecided on how they will cast their votes on the controversial GOP bill to replace Obamacare. One is Rep. Sam Graves of Missouri and the other is Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder, a Republican running for re-election in a district Hillary Clinton won in November. He's coming under heavy pressure from hospitals and health care organizations in his district to vote no, but he's also a member of the deputy whip team tasked with shoring up support for the bill.

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House Intelligence Committee fights over canceled open committee hearing

House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Nunes (R-Calif.) blindsided ranking member Rep. Schiff (D-Calif.) with the announcement that he was canceling open hearings with FBI director James Comey over the inquiry into Russian involvement with the 2016 election.
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House Intelligence Committee fights over canceled open committee hearing 1:20

House Intelligence Committee fights over canceled open committee hearing

Pelosi says Trump made 'rookie's error' in push for health care replacement 1:02

Pelosi says Trump made 'rookie's error' in push for health care replacement

Biden rallies Democrats on anniversary of Affordable Care Act 1:42

Biden rallies Democrats on anniversary of Affordable Care Act

Gen. Neller on Marine Corps social media misconduct: 'We have a problem' 2:58

Gen. Neller on Marine Corps social media misconduct: 'We have a problem'