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Politics May 15Homeland Security chief defends separating immigrant families
Kirstjen Nielsen, who has headed the agency since December, came under attack by Democratic senators days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions said a "zero tolerance" policy toward people entering the country illegally could lead to more families being split up…
Politics May 09GOP moderates say they’ll force House votes on immigration
The legislators want the House to vote on four bills including a bipartisan compromise, a conservative proposal and a liberal plan.
Nation May 08Drug distributors missed suspicious opioid sales to West Virginia, lawmakers say
The responses by drug executives ranged from apologies to explanations to finger-pointing at the federal Drug Enforcement Administration for not doing enough in its role as overseer of sales of legally controlled substances.
Politics Apr 27PA congressman who settled sexual harassment charge resigns
WASHINGTON — A Pennsylvania congressman who used taxpayer money to settle a former aide’s sexual harassment charges abruptly resigned from Congress on Friday. Four-term Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan had already decided to not seek re-election this fall. In a resignation…
Politics Apr 12Who are the likely contenders to replace Paul Ryan as House speaker?
Some say it's a fight between West and South. Or a battle for President Donald Trump's affections. Or a test of who can woo conservatives.
Politics Mar 28Trump says Second Amendment ‘will never be repealed’
Trump’s statements came a day after retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in an essay in The New York Times that repealing the amendment would make it easier for Congress to enact gun control legislation.
Politics Mar 28All female senators want a debate on the anti-harassment bill
All 22 female senators are bringing public pressure on Senate leaders to debate legislation making it easier for people working in Congress to pursue claims of sexual harassment or discrimination.
Politics Mar 16Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter dies at 88
The New York Democrat died at George Washington University Hospital a week after a fall in which Slaughter had sustained a concussion, said Liam Fitzsimmons, her chief of staff.
Nation Feb 13Trump prods Congress amid debate on immigration
President Donald Trump warned that it's now or never when it comes to extending protections for young immigrants living in the country illegally.
Politics Feb 12WATCH: Senate begins rare debate on immigration and ‘Dreamers’
Underscoring how hard it's been for lawmakers to find an immigration compromise, around two dozen moderates from both parties have met for weeks to seek common ground. Neither group has come forward with a deal.