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Politics Dec 11Facing pressure, Mitch McConnell agrees to criminal justice vote
Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will bring legislation to the floor to overhaul the nation's sentencing laws.
Politics Nov 29GOP Sen. Scott’s opposition will likely sink Trump judicial nominee
Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina announced Thursday that he would not vote for Thomas Farr, joining Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona and 49 Democratic lawmakers in opposing him to fill the nation's longest court vacancy.
Politics Nov 26Senate GOP take up judicial nominee some lawmakers call ‘the worst’
Senate Republicans are working to soon fill the nation's longest judicial vacancy with a North Carolina lawyer whose nomination has raised objections from black lawmakers and civil rights groups concerned about his work defending state laws found to have discriminated…
Politics Nov 21Democrat who opposed Pelosi now says he’ll back her for House speaker
Rep. Brian Higgins of western New York announced Wednesday he will now support Pelosi after earlier signing on to a letter opposing her bid.
Politics Nov 20Rep. Marcia Fudge drops out of running for speaker, backs Pelosi
The top potential rival to Nancy Pelosi for House speaker dropped out of the running Tuesday, delivering a blow to efforts to topple the California Democrat.
Politics Nov 17Trump jumps in to offer aid to Democrat Pelosi’s speaker bid
President Donald Trump is jumping in to offer some help, saying Saturday that he could “perform a wonderful service” by rounding up Republican votes for Pelosi’s candidacy.
World Oct 13Officials broach idea of charging for National Mall protests
The National Park Service is exploring whether to require protest organizers to pay for law enforcement and other support services for their demonstrations at the nation's capital.
Politics Sep 24‘I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone,’ Kavanaugh tells Fox News
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh told Fox News in an interview broadcast Monday night that he has "always treated women with dignity and respect."…
Politics Sep 20Tariffs could sow trouble for GOP candidates in farm districts
Tariffs on agriculture products have grown into an election-year threat to Republicans in rural districts that are heavily reliant on exports for their economy.
Politics Sep 03Congress must consider Kavanaugh nomination, pay the bills
Other items on the agenda when Congress returns Tuesday: passing a farm bill, renewing federal aviation programs, and grilling social media executives about foreign interference in their operations and whether they are biased against conservatives, as President Donald Trump has…