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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.
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.