His chances of victory are minuscule, but he and other hard-right candidates will still be a headache for the G.O.P. in the 2016 primaries. Can mainstream Republicans stop him? Should they try?
The Republicans’ proposed budget partly privatizes Medicare, turns Medicaid into block grants to the states, repeals the Affordable Care Act and reaches balance in 10 years.
A measure to create a victims fund hit an impasse over an abortion provision, and Republicans said they would not vote on President Obama’s attorney general nominee until it was resolved.