Amid four national crises, many of GOP’s goals after retaking House have been ignored

There was so much more they wanted to do.

Three years ago, Republicans retook the House with a fire-eating confidence and an ambitious plan to remake the U.S. government. They wanted to cut spending, of course. They wanted to get rid of Obamacare. But that wasn’t supposed to be the list. That was supposed to be the start. …

Now, after forcing four national crises, the House GOP can count one major victory. One major defeat. And a large number of opportunities lost. [cont.]

David A. Fahrenthold, Washington Post