Politics Jan 18Senate chances dim, House votes to avert federal shutdown with short-term measure
The GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find a way to keep federal offices open past a Friday night deadline.
Politics Jan 18As shutdown deadline looms, Congress struggles to agree on stopgap budget
House Speaker Paul Ryan said he's confident that his GOP-controlled chamber will pass a stopgap government-wide funding bill, even as growing opposition from Senate Democrats made prospects in that chamber increasingly dicey.
Politics Jan 18Trump insists his views on a border wall have not ‘evolved’
The president said on Twitter: "The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it." His tweets pushed back against his own chief of staff's recent comments to lawmakers.
Politics Jan 17WATCH: Ryan presses Democrats to back bill keeping government open
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan tried pressuring Democrats on Wednesday to back legislation preventing a weekend federal shutdown. But he gave little ground on the partisan battle over immigration, an issue many Democrats say must be resolved before they'll…
Politics Jan 16Deal on ‘Dreamers’ uncertain as lawmakers try to avert government shutdown
The continuing firestorm over Trump's vulgar remarks about countries in Africa is roiling partisan relations.
Politics Jan 11Trump asks why U.S. would want to admit more immigrants from ‘s***hole countries’
Spokesman Raj Shah says in a statement that while "Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries," Trump "will always fight for the American people."…
Politics Jan 11WATCH: Senators say there’s a DACA deal. White House says there’s not
The disagreement plunged the issue back into uncertainty just eight days before a deadline that threatens a government shutdown.
Politics Jan 03Familiar partisan clashes face lawmakers as Congress returns
There will be some familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers Wednesday as Congress begins its 2018 session.
Politics Nov 03GOP tax bill would be broadest tax code rewrite in 30 years
WASHINGTON — With fanfare and a White House kickoff, House Republicans unfurled a broad tax-overhaul plan that would touch virtually all Americans and the economy's every corner, mingling sharply lower rates for corporations and reduced personal taxes for many with…
Politics Apr 26Leading GOP moderate opposes plan to move House health bill
Republican lawmakers were meeting Wednesday to consider how to rescue the GOP drive to repeal much of President Barack Obama's health care law.