Andrew Bahl

    Andrew Bahl

  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus battles Trump — and sometimes its own party — over immigration

    The CHC looks to hone its message and expand it influence within the Democratic Party as it digs in to battle the Trump administration on immigration policy.

  • Roy Moore, Luther Strange advance to runoff in Alabama Senate election

    Luther Strange, the GOP Senate candidate favored by Trump and McConnell, faces a tough battle from the controversial judge Roy Moore in Alabama's runoff.

  • College GOP groups condemn Charlottesville rally amid outcry over state leader’s attendance

    Leaders of at least two universities and the national college Republicans organization are moving to denounce white supremacist views after a member of at least one campus GOP chapter appeared to attend at a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend.

  • Trump endorsement puts new spin on fierce Alabama Senate race

    As voters head to the polls next week, Luther Strange is fighting to be one of the top two vote-getters in the GOP primary and ensure he advances to the runoff.

  • 'May you die in pain': Lawmakers face fierce criticism as they return home

    At a town hall in Chico, Calif., Rep. Doug LaMalfa faced anger over his vote to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood, and his denial of climate change.

  • Can Ben Jealous win in Maryland and point the way forward for Democrats?

    The gubernatorial candidacy of Maryland's Ben Jealous, former president of the NAACP, intensifies an ongoing debate over the direction of the Democratic Party.

  • As a grand jury begins work, defiant Trump calls Russia investigation a ‘fabrication’

    President Trump defiantly told a cheering crowd at a rally in Huntington, W.Va., that the Russia investigation is a “total fabrication.”

  • Trump administration reportedly threatens Alaska over senator’s health care vote

    Sen. Lisa Murkowsk confirmed that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke contacted her after her vote against a health care bill earlier this week. The conversation reportedly involved threats of administrative retribution against her home state.

  • Border wall funding could lead to government shutdown as budget battle heats up

    If House Republicans vote to advance a $788 billion spending bill this week, Congress could find itself in a budget quagmire due to a provision that allocates funds for President Trump’s controversial border wall.

  • Alabama Senate candidate uses tape of congressional shooting in campaign ad

    The campaign of a Republican congressman running for the Senate, Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, is being denounced after releasing an ad Monday that uses audio from a shooting that targeted GOP congressmen last month. The shooting at a practice for the annual congressional baseball game gravely injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. Two Capitol Police officers, a congressional aide and a lobbyist for Tyson Foods were also hit.

  • Democrats hope ‘better deal’ message will resonate

    Congressional Democrats rolled out their message for the 2018 midterm elections Monday, vowing to focus on raising wages and creating jobs as they vie to reclaim majorities in the House and Senate. In a press conference in rural Berryville, Va., top Democrats acknowledged they cannot merely oppose President Trump’s policies if they want to change their momentum after a challenging election cycle. “This is the start of a new party,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. He added that “Democrats are unified” around the new series of proposals after years of highly publicized infighting between the progressive and moderate wings of the party.

  • Obamacare infighting looms as Republicans look ahead to budget battle

    Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., announces the 2018 budget blueprint during a press conference on Capitol Hill, July 18, 2017. WASHINGTON — With the latest stalled effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, congressional Republicans are beginning to look to the budget, tax reform and other big ticket legislative items to bolster their credibility ahead of August’s traditional recess. The House Budget Committee approved the budget Wednesday, just days after they formally unveiled it.

  • Trump turns up the heat on Senate to repeal and replace

    President Donald Trump scolded GOP senators for their inaction on health care reform Wednesday, saying they should not leave for the August recess without repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

  • The Senate GOP’s new Obamacare repeal plan is effectively dead

    A plan to cleanly repeal the Affordable Care Act appears to have failed in the Senate after three GOP lawmakers said they would not vote to proceed with the latest attempt to reform the health care system.

  • Trump wishes McCain speedy recovery: ‘We need his vote’

    President Trump on Monday wished Sen. John McCain a healthy recovery from surgery — but then immediately pivoted to stressing his old foe’s value in pushing the Republican health care bill through the Senate.

  • Postponing health care vote creates new uncertainty — and opportunities

    Yahoo News‘ continuing coverage of the Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare comes in the latest Health Care Declassified. We’ll combine our own reporting with the best insights from around the Internet to give you the latest on the future of health care in America. This was the week the revised Republican health care bill was supposed to come up for a vote on the Senate floor in a dramatic showdown, a plan that was still uncertain as late as Saturday. But that changed quickly Saturday night with the news that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had emergency surgery to remove a blood clot, forcing him to rest at home in Arizona — and, because the Republicans have no votes to spare, pushing back a vote on the bill for at least a week and perhaps longer. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, have said they will oppose a procedural motion to begin debate on the proposal, meaning McConnell can afford no more defectors if he wants to move forward with repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

  • ‘Polar Payoff’ in GOP health care bill would give Alaska a sweet deal

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and other lawmakers head to the Senate on July 13 for a meeting on the revised Republican health care bill, which has been under attack from within the party, including Murkowski. The latest version of the Senate health care bill has a host of provisions designed to woo hesitant lawmakers — but perhaps none is more blatant than a change targeted at Alaska’s two GOP senators. Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski have not committed to supporting the proposal, and Murkowski has been one of the harshest critics of the bill’s closed-door drafting process.

  • FBI nominee Wray tells hearing: No one asked me for any kind of loyalty oath

    Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee for FBI director, vowed in his confirmation hearing Wednesday to be fully independent from the executive branch if confirmed and said he had not discussed the firing of his predecessor, James Comey, with the White House. “If I am given the honor of leading this agency, I will never allow the FBI’s work to be driven by anything other than the facts, the law and the impartial pursuit of justice. Full stop,” Wray said in his opening statement.

  • With Russia sanctions stalled in the House, White House pushes for weaker provisions

    Amid a new round of revelations surrounding potential Russian involvement in the 2016 election, a bill ramping up sanctions on the Putin regime is stalled in the House of Representatives.

  • Lawmakers call for questioning Donald Trump Jr. over Russia meeting

    Members of both parties are calling on Donald Trump Jr. to cooperate with congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election, after the latest round of revelations about his meeting with a Russian lawyer. The New York Times reported Monday night that Trump Jr. had been informed in advance that his meeting with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 was part of a broader effort by the Russian government to boost his father’s candidacy. “Seems we have some time and if it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer,” Trump Jr. responded.