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Politics Feb 09Trump budget to face skepticism, be overwhelmed by politics
President Donald Trump is preparing a budget plan that rehashes previously rejected spending cuts while leaving Social Security and Medicare benefits untouched. Trump’s fiscal 2021 budget plan, expected to be released Monday, comes amid trillion-dollar-plus deficits for as far as…
Nation Feb 07House passes Puerto Rico aid despite Trump veto threat
The legislation would provide more than $5 billion in emergency appropriations, mostly for housing aid, rebuilding infrastructure, and repairing roads and bridges.
Politics Feb 04Senate so far split neatly along party lines on impeachment
The Senate is so far cleaving neatly along party lines in advance of Wednesday's virtually certain votes to acquit President Donald Trump on two impeachment charges. Just two or three undecided senators are even considering breaking with their party. The…
Politics Feb 04WATCH: McConnell blasts impeachment, will vote to acquit Trump
McConnell said the two impeachment charges against Trump — that he abused his power and obstructed Congress' ensuing investigation — are “constitutionally incoherent” and don't “even approach a case for the first presidential removal in American history."…
Politics Jan 30WATCH: Roberts declines to read GOP Sen. Rand Paul’s question on whistleblower
Paul, of Kentucky, has said he believes that the whistleblower may have conspired with House staff aides in writing the August whistleblower complaint.
Nation Jan 30WATCH: Roberts refuses to read Sen. Paul’s question concerning whistleblower
Chief Justice John Roberts has declined to read an impeachment trial question by Sen. Rand Paul. Paul, a Kentucky Republican, says he believes that a whistleblower may have conspired with House aides in writing the August complaint that eventually sparked…
Economy Jan 28U.S. budget deficit likely to break $1 trillion in 2020 despite strong economy
The Congressional Budget Office report follows a burst of new spending last year and the repeal in December of several taxes used to help finance the Affordable Care Act.
Politics Jan 16Rep. Liz Cheney to stay in House, decline Senate run
Cheney told her colleagues at a closed-door meeting Thursday that she's staying put.
Politics Jan 16White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid, watchdog says
The Government Accountability Office says the White House Office of Management and Budget violated the law in holding up the assistance.
Politics Jan 09WATCH: Pelosi says she’ll send impeachment articles to the Senate ‘soon’
"I’m not holding them indefinitely," Pelosi told reporters at the Capitol.