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The race to replace Paul Ryan is on – POLITICO

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Whip Steve Scalise have started courting Republicans in case the speaker retires. Two top members of Paul Ryan’s leadership team, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise, have begun angling for his job in the event the speaker calls it quits after …

Trump Is Afraid His Tax Plan Is Doomed. He Should Be.

The Senate’s margin for error is slim, the divisions among Republicans are massive, and the tax plan is half-baked — and wholly unpopular. The White House is coming down with a bad case of déjà vu: Senate Republicans are squabbling over ostensibly intractable visions for the party’s top legislative priority; illness is threatening to narrow …

House Republicans Fret About Winning Their Health Care Suit – The New York Times

The lawsuit, challenging the Obama administration’s spending of billions on subsidies, could have consequences that entangle Republicans and the incoming Trump team. WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans have a new fear when it comes to their two-year-old health care lawsuit against the Obama administration: They might win. The incoming Trump administration …