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Politics Jul 24Putin not welcome on Capitol Hill, GOP leaders say
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that Putin will not be invited to address Congress because "that is something we reserve for allies."…
Politics Jul 20Democrats wrestle with election-year message on health care
The bigger problem for Democrats is that two messages — fundamentally reshaping the nation's health care system versus defending Obama's popular law — divide the party as it tries grabbing control of Congress in this fall's elections.
Politics Jul 18House panel would provide $5 billion for Trump’s border wall
A House spending bill would provide $5 billion next year for building President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, a major boost that suggests a raucous pre-election budget battle may lay ahead.
Politics Jul 12WATCH: Pelosi says she wants to know what Russia has on Trump, ‘politically, financially and personally’
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she wants to know what leverage the Russians have over President Donald Trump, but wouldn't say whether she'd favor hearings on the question should Democrats take control of the House next year.
Politics Jun 27House rejects Republican immigration bill, ignoring Trump
WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House rejected a far-ranging immigration bill on Wednesday despite its eleventh-hour endorsement by President Donald Trump, as the gulf between the GOP's moderate and conservative wings proved too deep for leaders to avert an election-year display…
Politics Jun 20WATCH: House GOP leaders hold news conference amid family separation uproar
House GOP leaders are holding a news conference at 10 a.m. ET as outrage builds over family separations at the southern border. Watch it live.
Politics Jun 19Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over family separation policy
Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation.
Politics Jun 15Trump says he won’t sign ‘moderate’ immigration bill in GOP setback
President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration through the House next week, saying he won't sign a "moderate" package.
Politics Jun 13Ryan says Trump backs compromise immigration plan
The president's backing would bolster the chances that the package could pass the House over likely solid Democratic opposition, but enough Republicans could still defect to sink it.
Politics Jun 07House moderates reach tentative deal with conservatives to help ‘Dreamers’
Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., said that under the offer from the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, young immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children could get a new visa that would let them stay in the country for eight years.