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Politics Nov 07Two longtime House Republicans announce their retirements
Two longtime GOP lawmakers announced their retirements Tuesday, adding to the growing list of Republicans electing to leave Capitol Hill under the Trump administration rather than face voters in next year's midterm elections.
Politics Nov 03Female lawmakers allege harassment by House colleagues
WASHINGTON — For years, Republican Rep. Mary Bono endured the increasingly suggestive comments from a fellow lawmaker in the House. But when the congressman approached her on the House floor and told her he'd been thinking about her in the…
Politics Oct 24WATCH: Trump attends Senate GOP lunch amid feud with Sen. Corker
Despite a feud between President Donald Trump and Sen. Bob Corker, Republicans and the White House are determined to get tax legislation into law this year, and all sides seem to think they can unite around that goal.
Politics Oct 12Former Trump aide Steve Bannon had ties to Harvey Weinstein
The multiplying tentacles of the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal have touched a former president, a former presidential candidate and now a former presidential adviser.
Politics Oct 05Senior Republicans weigh bump stock ban after Las Vegas shooting
The comments from lawmakers marked a surprising departure from GOP lawmakers' general antipathy to gun regulations of any kind. But they were far from a guarantee of a path forward for the new legislation.
Politics Sep 28Senate Leader McConnell faces doubts after this week’s losses
Senate Republicans are reckoning with an insurgent's win in Alabama that poses clear threats to their own grip on power and the leadership of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Politics Sep 12Pelosi, White House official say they’re open to compromise on border security
WASHINGTON — The top House Democrat and a senior White House official both indicated Tuesday they are open to compromise on border security to expedite legislation to help immigrants brought here illegally as children.
Politics Sep 08For Trump and Ryan, a trying moment as Republicans struggle with their agenda
After Trump was elected the two papered over their differences and even developed a rapport, talking frequently during health care negotiations earlier this year, as each understood they needed the other to advance individual and shared goals. But their phone…
Politics Sep 05Harvey aid, debt on returning Congress’ daunting to-do list
Lawmakers face a daunting workload and fast-approaching deadlines, including the need to fund the government and increase the United States' $19.9 trillion debt ceiling by month's end.
Politics Aug 02Democrats aim to regain advantage on trade from Trump
Senate Democrats are unveiling a new set of trade policies aimed at appealing to working-class voters.