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Politics May 29McConnell says he’d fill an election-year Supreme Court vacancy, seeming to change tune
Three years ago, during President Barack Obama's final year in office, Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell orchestrated a blockade of Obama's choice of Merrick Garland. McConnell said then the choice should be left to voters in an election year.
Politics May 28Disaster aid bill again blocked in House by GOP conservative
A second conservative Republican in as many House sessions stepped in on Tuesday to block a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill that's a top priority for some of President Donald Trump's most loyal allies on Capitol Hill.
Politics May 24WATCH: GOP congressman temporarily blocks $19 billion disaster bill
A House GOP conservative complaining a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill leaves out money needed to address the migrant crisis at the southern border blocked the bill Friday, extending a tempest over hurricane and flood relief that has left…
Politics May 23Congress on the cusp of approving long-overdue disaster aid
Congress is rushing to wrap up a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid package, but only after Democrats insisted on jettisoning President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request to handle an unprecedented influx of migrants at the southern border.
Politics May 21Congressional leaders make progress on debt, spending talks
Top leaders of both parties in Congress made better-than-expected progress Tuesday on two must-do items on the legislative agenda: averting automatic budget cuts and meeting a deadline later this year to increase the government's borrowing limit.
Politics May 15Mnuchin says courts need to settle fight over Trump’s tax returns
The Treasury secretary told a Senate panel that the fight over Trump's tax returns "will go to the third branch of government to be resolved."…
Politics May 10House Democrat issues subpoenas for Trump tax returns
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal issued the subpoenas Friday, days after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refused to comply with demands to turn over Trump's returns.
Politics May 10House approves $19 billion disaster aid bill over Trump opposition
The measure passed over the opposition of most Republicans, who said it should include the Trump administration's $4.5 billion request for border security and migrant humanitarian aid.
Politics May 06Trump administration refuses to turn over president’s tax returns to House
The move, which was expected, is sure to set in motion a legal battle over Trump's tax returns.
Politics May 01GOP try to break gridlock between Trump, Democrats on disaster aid bill
The White House is displaying new flexibility on giving disaster aid to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico but Republicans' latest offer has not won over Democrats.