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Politics Sep 20GOP warns time running out for Kavanaugh’s accuser to talk
With Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination dangling in the balance, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said his panel still planned a Monday morning hearing that Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford were invited to attend.
Nation Sep 19WATCH: Trump says ‘we’ll have to make a decision’ if Kavanaugh accuser credible
President Donald Trump said "we'll have to make a decision" if Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's sexual-assault accuser "makes a credible showing" before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Politics Sep 18Christine Blasey Ford asks for FBI investigation on Kavanaugh before hearing, lawyers say
Her lawyers say in a letter Tuesday that Ford wants to cooperate with the panel. But they say that in the days since she went public with her allegation, she has been the target of "vicious harassment and even death…
Politics Sep 11Republicans lack votes — and appetite — to end ‘Obamacare’
After years of trying to demolish former President Barack Obama's prized law, GOP leaders still lack the votes to succeed.
Politics Aug 20Pressure builds on Chuck Schumer before Kavanaugh meeting
For weeks, Democratic leaders and liberal organizations have been discussing how to derail President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, conservative appellate judge Brett Kavanaugh. Up to now, participants say the strategy sessions have been cordial. Yet with Senate Judiciary Committee…
Politics Aug 16Senate Democrats say they’ll sue if they don’t get documents from Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh
The threat represents Democrats' latest attempt to focus the public — and perhaps more importantly, senators — on potential game-changers they hope are hidden in millions of unreleased pages from Brett Kavanaugh's White House days.
Politics Jul 31WATCH: ICE, Border Patrol testify at Senate hearing on family separations
The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. EDT today. Watch it here.
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.