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Politics Jan 27Analysis: Give 1st round to Pelosi in shutdown skirmish
She had kept Democrats united as public pressure built to end the standoff. And she stood up to Trump repeatedly, challenging his intelligence (“Let’s give him to time to think it — oh, think, did I say think?”) and even…
Politics Jan 25WATCH: Trump, Congress leaders reach shutdown deal
President Donald Trump is expected to make the announcement from the White House Rose Garden, days before he had been scheduled to offer the Jan. 29 State of the Union address to Congress.
Politics Jan 24WATCH: Senate rejects competing bills to end shutdown
A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, leaving President Donald Trump and Congress with no obvious formula for halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies and the damage…
Politics Jan 24Votes on competing Senate bills seen as progress even if they fail
The Senate is taking a new approach to ending the partial government shutdown by actually taking votes.
Politics Jan 23House Democrats float new shutdown offer with more ’21st century’ border security
The offer is a possible path toward a compromise even though it does not have the money the president wants for building the wall between the U.S and Mexico.
Politics Jan 11How the government shutdown might end
Somehow, the deadlock between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats that's shuttered federal agencies for a record-tying 21 days will end. The only real questions are when, how and who will be crowned the winner in public opinion polls and…
Politics Dec 19WATCH: In farewell, Ryan says ‘our problems are solvable if our politics will allow it’
Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday bemoaned America's "broken politics" in a farewell speech in which he called Washington's failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs "our greatest unfinished business."…
Politics Dec 13WATCH: Pelosi says 4-year maximum in speaker post is ‘a long time’
Rep. Nancy Pelosi shrugged off suggestions Thursday that she weakened herself by agreeing to limit her tenure as next House speaker to a four-year maximum, a deal that clears the way for her to be elected to the post for…
Politics Nov 1916 Democrats say they’ll oppose Pelosi, back ‘new leadership’
The California Democrat is favored by most Democrats to lead them. But 16 votes against Nancy Pelosi might block her from getting the 218 votes, a House majority, that she'd need to win the speakership.
Politics Oct 06Kavanaugh sworn to high court after rancorous confirmation
Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday night as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.