Senate GOP seethes at Trump impulsiveness

By jdawsey@politico.com (Josh Dawsey) Top GOP officials and senators say White House chaos and impulsiveness are crippling efforts to expand the Republican Senate majority in 2018, unraveling long-laid plans and needlessly jeopardizing incumbents. There’s a...

Manafort registers as foreign agent

By tmeyer@politico.com (Theodoric Meyer) Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, made more than $17 million working as a foreign agent of a Ukrainian political party, according to newly filed disclosure reports. Trump forced Manafort to...

How the GOP Turned Against Medicaid

By Joshua Zeitz In May 1965, just weeks before Lyndon Johnson signed Medicaid into law, his administration launched Head Start, an enrichment program for pre-school aged children from poor families. The program’s administrators were appalled by the poor health...