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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.
Politics Feb 11Senate to debate immigration, but Trump is the question mark
President Donald Trump's day-to-day turnabouts on the fate of the "Dreamer" immigrants has confounded both Democrats and Republicans.
Politics Feb 06Some immigrants ‘too lazy’ or ‘too afraid’ to sign up for DACA, chief of staff Kelly says
John Kelly added the government would not start deporting "Dreamers" who don't have criminal records. "They are not a priority for deportation," he told reporters.
Politics Feb 052 senators offer bipartisan bill protecting young immigrants, but Trump quickly rejects it
A bipartisan immigration proposal has surfaced in the Senate, only to be quickly knocked down by President Donald Trump via Twitter on Monday.
Politics Jan 22Trump signs bill ending federal government shutdown
The vote set the stage for hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return on Tuesday, cutting short what could have become a messy and costly impasse. The House approved the measure shortly thereafter, and President Donald Trump later signed…
Politics Jan 09Trump suggests 2-phase immigration deal that includes agreement on ‘Dreamers’
The president says he would need construction of a border security wall as part of an agreement involving young immigrants, but he says Congress could then pursue a comprehensive immigration overhaul in the second phase.
Health Jan 09CBO says Children’s Health Insurance Program would cost $800 million for five years
Financing for the program expired last fall. Congress has temporarily extended its funding, but growing numbers of states have moved closer to exhausting their money.
Politics Dec 23New year to be a challenge for Republicans in Congress
Their tax bill triumph in the rear-view mirror, Republicans running Congress face a 2018 in which they'll need Democratic votes to get almost anything done.