Speaker Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON | The Latest: McConnell sidesteps Woodward book questions

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and journalist Bob Woodward’s book (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The top Senate Republican is sidestepping questions about President Donald Trump raised by Bob Woodward’s latest book. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is also joining his House counterpart, Speaker Paul Ryan, in saying he wasn’t among the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: McConnell sidesteps Woodward book questions

WASHINGTON  | Republican immigration bill faces likely defeat in House

WASHINGTON — A far-reaching Republican immigration bill is careening toward likely House rejection, a defeat that would be a telling rebuff of the leaders of a divided GOP. The party’s lawmakers are considering Plan B: Passing legislation by week’s end curbing the Trump administration’s contentious separating of migrant families. After months of trying to bridge … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Republican immigration bill faces likely defeat in House

WASHINGTON  | House GOP leaders kick around various immigration proposals

WASHINGTON  — House Republican leaders are trying to craft legislation on immigration issues that have stalled in Congress for years, the outcome of a truce between the party’s conservative and moderate factions. The measure is a work in progress, though leaders hope to unveil it soon. So far, it’s hewing close enough to President Donald … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | House GOP leaders kick around various immigration proposals

WASHINGTON | GOP farm bill heads toward showdown vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is pressing toward a showdown vote on a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in Republican-leaning farm country, but the measure’s chances are iffy because of an unrelated scrap over immigration. The food and farm measure … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP farm bill heads toward showdown vote

WASHINGTON | Speaker Ryan to retire, leaving big election-year GOP vacuum

WASHINGTON | April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —House Speaker Paul Ryan abruptly announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump, sending new ripples of uncertainty through a Washington already on edge and a Republican Party bracing for a rough election year. The … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Speaker Ryan to retire, leaving big election-year GOP vacuum