GOP scraps plan to protect Ryan from coup

A proposal that would have made it harder for rank-and-file lawmakers to depose the House speaker will not be among the new rules governing the 115th Congress, according to a key lawmaker. “It did not get included as part of the rules package,” Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., told the Washington …

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Gingrich suggests Trump pardon advisers who break the law

Newt Gingrich said Monday that President-elect Donald Trump could simply pardon members of his administration who may break anti-nepotism laws, adding that Trump’s business ties require “a whole new approach” to addressing potential conflicts of interest in the presidency. “In the case of the president, he has a broad ability …

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