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Desperate for Presidential Leadership, Republicans Find Little

Feb 28, 2017 - The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans, racked by divisions over health care, taxes and spending, are increasingly desperate for leadership from the White House to unite the party and point the way toward consensus.

But presidential leadership does not appear to be forthcoming, leaving the party largely paralyzed at a moment it had thought would be full of legislative activity.

“The White House is huge,” said Senator John Thune, Republican of South Dakota. “The president is t...