• President Oct 21, 2019

    Democrats Kill GOP Effort to Censure Rep. Schiff Over Impeachment Inquiry

    Republicans failed to force a vote on the House floor on Monday evening on a resolution that would have censured House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for his handling of the impeachment inquiry. Democrats, who control the chamber, killed the GOP effort after House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., offered a motion to table the measure. The motion was adopted...

  • Donald Trump Mar 25, 2019

    Analysis: A Cloud Lifts Over Trump, But at a Cost

    The cloud that has hung over President Donald Trump since the day he walked into the White House has been lifted. Yes, special counsel Robert Mueller left open the question of whether Trump tried to obstruct the investigation. Yes, separate federal probes still put Trump and his associates in legal jeopardy. And yes, Democrats will spend the coming months pushing...

  • Donald Trump Mar 8, 2019

    House Broadly Condemns Hate After Anti-Semitism Dispute

    Divided in debate but mostly united in a final vote, the House passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry Thursday, with Democrats trying to push past a dispute that has overwhelmed their agenda and exposed fault lines that could shadow them through next year’s elections. The one-sided 407-23 vote belied the emotional infighting over how to respond to freshman...

  • Donald Trump Nov 26, 2019

    Virginia Democrats Struggle With Interlocking Crises

    Virginia’s Democrats struggled to find their way out of three interlocking political crises Thursday that could bring down the party’s top elected officials and put a Republican in the governor’s chair.

  • Donald Trump Jan 30, 2019

    House OKs 2.6 Percent Pay Raise for Civilian Federal Workers

    The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a pay raise for civilian federal employees, a step that lawmakers said shows respect for a workforce that just endured a 35-day partial government shutdown. The 2.6 percent raise matches the raise given to the military last year and would override a pay freeze imposed by President Donald Trump. The measure, passed by a...

  • Donald Trump Jan 30, 2019

    Congressional Committee Tackles Border Security Compromise

    A panel of 17 lawmakers tasked with finding a compromise to secure the border and keep the government open begins their work Wednesday. Their job is to come up with a border wall compromise that both parties will support and President Trump will sign, avoiding another government shutdown on Feb. 15.

  • Donald Trump Jan 25, 2019

    Colo. Senator Bashes ‘Medieval Wall' as 2 Shutdown Bills Fail

    U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet. D-Colo., on Thursday tore into Sen. Ted Cruz’s, R-Texas, address on the Senate floor, calling Cruz’s plea to fund the Coast Guard “crocodile tears.”

  • Donald Trump Jan 25, 2019

    Senate Rejects Rival Plans for Ending Shutdown; Talks Start

    A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, but the twin setbacks prompted a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies and the damage it’s inflicting around the country. In the first serious exchange in weeks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,...

  • Congress Jan 5, 2019

    Federal Agencies Directed to Hold Off on Shutdown Raises

    Federal agencies have been directed to hold off enacting pay raises for top administration officials during a government shutdown that has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay. The guidance was issued Friday in a memo from Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management. The raises were the result of a pay freeze for...

  • China Dec 11, 2018

    Google Gears Up for Congressional Hearing With Patriotic Prepared Remarks

    CEO Sundar Pichai put an emphasis on Google’s patriotism in his prepared remarks for a congressional hearing on Tuesday where he’ll likely face questions about a purported bias against conservative content on search and YouTube. “Even as we expand into new markets we never forget our American roots,” he wrote. Tuesday’s hearing will focus on potential political bias on Google’s...

  • Donald Trump Oct 13, 2018

    Congress Heads Toward Postelection Fight Over Border Wall

    Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as GOP leaders signal they’re willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and the president revs up midterm crowds for the wall, a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign and a top White House priority. Trump is promising voters...

  • Donald Trump Sep 29, 2018

    Google CEO Goes to Washington, Will Return to Meet Trump

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai went to Washington Friday to discuss concerns about the company’s business practices with members of Congress and emerged with an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump during an upcoming roundtable. Larry Kudlow, the head of the National Economic Council, extended the invitation while meeting with Pichai and the offer was accepted, according to the White...

  • Donald Trump Sep 6, 2018

    Facebook, Twitter Defend Efforts to Stop Election Meddling, Admit Fault in Platform Abuse

    Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their social networks against manipulation during the 2018 midterm elections and beyond....
    Facebook’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, and Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, testified before the Senate intelligence committee in the morning,...

  • Donald Trump Jun 24, 2018

    Trump Tweets, Hard-Right Voters Hamper GOP Immigration Push

    Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump’s next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters is undermining GOP leaders’ election-year struggle to shove an immigration bill through the House this week, leaving their prospects dubious. Party leaders are trying to finally secure the votes they need for their wide-ranging bill with tweaks they hope will goose support from the GOP’s dueling...

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2018

    Trump's Migrant Policy: First Blowback, Then About-Face

    As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that. The president’s abrupt about-face laid bare the administration’s capricious use of executive power as it presses forward with a crackdown on illegal immigration, first ensnaring children in...

  • Donald Trump May 28, 2018

    Budget Battle Brews as Trump Threatens Another Shutdown

    President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief government shutdown earlier this year, Democrats and Republicans now agree on the need...

  • Donald Trump May 17, 2018

    Trump Draws Rebuke for Calling Some Immigrants ‘Animals' at Sanctuary Policy Meeting

    While railing against California for its so-called sanctuary immigration policies, President Donald Trump referred to some people who cross the border illegally as “animals” — drawing a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders for the harsh rhetoric. Trump’s remark at a meeting with local officials was in response to Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims’ criticism of a California law signed last...

  • Donald Trump May 16, 2018

    Trump Rails Against California Sanctuary Policies

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday hammered California for its so-called sanctuary immigration policies, in what appeared to be his latest push to embolden his base leading into the midterm elections.

  • Donald Trump May 10, 2018

    House Bill Would Revive Mothballed Nevada Nuclear Waste Dump

    The House is moving to approve an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers. Supporters say a bill slated for a vote Thursday would help solve a nuclear-waste storage problem that has festered for more than three decades. More than 80,000 metric tons of spent fuel from commercial nuclear...

  • NBC Apr 13, 2018

    Speaker Ryan: Rep. McCarthy ‘Right Person' to Be Next Speaker

    House Speaker Paul Ryan has endorsed House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to succeed him in his leadership role, Ryan said in an exclusive NBC interview. “I think we all believe that Kevin is the right person,” Ryan said in a “Meet the Press” interview to be aired Sunday. He then clarified that “our leadership team” thinks he’s the right...

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