Liz Goodwin and Andrew Bahl

  • Senate 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare falls apart on Senate floor after McCain defects

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bid to pass a stripped-down repeal of Obamacare failed dramatically early Friday when Sen. John McCain and two other Republicans voted against it.

  • In creative gambit, GOP senators ask House not to pass their own health care bill

    Republican senators say they want assurances that their House colleagues won't push the Senate's "skinny repeal" bill into law before first fixing the legislation in a joint conference committee.

  • Senate GOP’s endgame on health care: the lowest common denominator

    Republicans are abandoning their ambitions to repeal and replace the ACA, instead hoping they can get 50 votes for a so-called skinny repeal of aspects of current law.

  • As McConnell plan fails, will Democrats and Republicans work together to fix health care?

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell once threatened that Republicans would have to work with Democrats if they couldn’t get their act together on a repeal and replace strategy for Obamacare. “We’ve demonstrated that Republicans by themselves are not prepared at this particular point to do a replacement,” he said, when asked if the GOP would now work with Democrats. McConnell also continued to insist that he would hold a vote to repeal Obamacare on a two-year delay to give Republicans and Democrats time to come up with a replacement.

  • Pelosi: It’s ‘outrageous’ for Republicans to blame Scalise attack on Democrats

    Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called comments from Republicans blaming the left’s rhetoric for Wednesday’s attack on a GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia “outrageous.”

  • Dem and GOP baseball managers announce game will go on, call for change in national ‘mood’

    Barton and Doyle, the managers of the Republican and Democratic baseball teams, also said they added a fund for the families of fallen police officers to the list of charities the baseball game will benefit, to recognize the U.S. Capitol Police officers who saved lives Wednesday. Barton was on the field when a gunman shot and wounded Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Calif., and four others: a congressional staffer, a lobbyist and two police officers. Barton said it appeared the man identified as the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, was motivated by political animosity toward Republicans. “Members are not looked at as people anymore, we’re kind of looked at — I don’t want to say as targets, but people think they can come to our town hall meetings and say just the most obnoxious things and think we won’t feel it personally,” Barton said.

  • Members of Congress ask for more security after Scalise shot at baseball practice

    Some members of Congress are asking for more security after a gunman wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and four others at a congressional Republican baseball team’s practice in Virginia Wednesday morning.