Politics P.M.: Trump to visit Capitol Tuesday, urge House Republicans to vote for health bill

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Sean Spicer wants you to know that Trump’s golfing is strategic and/or not happening; Trump used to criticize Obama for golfing. Now the White House is defending his own frequent outings.; Spicer: Just the ‘beginning phase’ of investigating whether Trump Tower was surveilled; Gorsuch confirmation hearing: Supreme Court nominee promises to remember ‘modest station’ of judges in a democracy; Full transcript: FBI Director James Comey testifies on Russian interference in 2016 election; Md. congressmen urge Hogan to speak out on Republican health-care bill; There are fewer coal miners than you might realize; These first-generation Chinese Americans are vigorously opposing sanctuary laws; No team is more overrated in more NCAA tournaments than Duke; Recidivism Watch: Pelosi’s claim that 24 million would be ‘kicked off’ health insurance under GOP bill; Trump administration: Police agencies didn’t help feds with deportations;
 
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Alex Wong / Getty ImagesTrump to visit Capitol Tuesday, urge House Republicans to vote for health billTrump’s visit comes as House GOP leaders put the finishing touches on the American Health Care Act.By Mike DeBonis  •  PowerPost  •  Read more »
Sean Spicer wants you to know that Trump’s golfing is strategic and/or not happeningTrump's hit the golf course one out of every six days he's been president.By Philip Bump  •  Read more »
 
Trump used to criticize Obama for golfing. Now the White House is defending his own frequent outings.A White House spokesman defended Trump's golfing, saying the president has used the outings not just for personal pleasure but to do business for the public.By David Nakamura  •  Post Politics  •  Read more »
 
Spicer: Just the ‘beginning phase’ of investigating whether Trump Tower was surveilledThe White House press secretary said the president still has confidence in the FBI director.By John Wagner  •  Post Politics  •  Read more »
 
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Gorsuch confirmation hearing: Supreme Court nominee promises to remember ‘modest station’ of judges in a democracyDemocrats are gearing up for tough questioning of Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee, but the genial appeals judge has unified conservatives.By Ed O'Keefe, Robert Barnes and Sean Sullivan  •  Read more »
 
Full transcript: FBI Director James Comey testifies on Russian interference in 2016 electionNSA and FBI chiefs testify before the House Intelligence Committee. By Washington Post Staff  •  Post Politics  •  Read more »
 
Md. congressmen urge Hogan to speak out on Republican health-care billNearly 300,000 Marylanders could lose insurance under the bill, Rep. Steny Hoyer said.By Ovetta Wiggins  •  Maryland Politics  •  Read more »
 
There are fewer coal miners than you might realizeAn interactive head-to-head comparison.By Philip Bump  •  Read more »
 
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These first-generation Chinese Americans are vigorously opposing sanctuary lawsSome in the Maryland suburbs are the strongest voices against proposals to protect undocumented immigrants.By Bill Turque  •  Maryland Politics  •  Read more »
 
No team is more overrated in more NCAA tournaments than DukeBut Duke isn't the most overrated NCAA tournament team.By Philip Bump  •  Read more »
 
Recidivism Watch: Pelosi’s claim that 24 million would be ‘kicked off’ health insurance under GOP billThe House Minority Leader repeats a claim about the GOP health bill that goes too far.By Michelle Ye Hee Lee  •  Fact Checker  •  Read more »
 
Trump administration: Police agencies didn’t help feds with deportationsDHS says police agencies should not decline immigration detainers, but advocates say cooperating would violate Constitution.By Maria Sacchetti  •  Social Issues  •  Read more »
 
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