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Politics Feb 06How House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke without saying a word at the State of the Union
It was President Donald Trump's first under divided government, with the white-clad House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the backdrop of every word he uttered.
Politics Feb 04Ocasio-Cortez’s State of the Union guest: activist who cornered Flake on Kavanaugh vote
Ana Maria Archila, who lives in the star freshman Democrat's New York District, said she will wear white and a pin that the congresswoman gave her that says, "Well-behaved women rarely make history."…
Politics Jan 29Stacey Abrams to deliver Democrats’ response to State of the Union
The role elevates Abrams in Democratic politics after she narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race in November.
Politics Jan 15Iowa’s Steve King off House committees after white supremacy remark
Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.
Politics Jan 14Mitch McConnell denounces Rep. Steve King over white supremacy remark
The Senate majority leader is the highest-ranking Republican to criticize King, R-Iowa, who lamented last week that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms. Meanwhile, House Democrats said they'll seek formal punishment for King.
Politics Jan 10Trump to visit U.S.-Mexico border as shutdown talks fall apart
Trump plans to visit border patrol station for a roundtable on immigration and border security.
Politics Dec 03‘Here lies a great man’; George H.W. Bush saluted as ‘gentle soul’ at Capitol ceremony
Bush will lie in state in the Capitol for public visitation through Wednesday. An invitation-only funeral service is set for Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral.
Nation Nov 09Michelle Obama reveals she had a miscarriage, used IVF to conceive daughters
The revelations are made in the former first lady's upcoming memoir.
Politics Oct 30Trump says he’s pursuing executive order to end birthright citizenship
Revoking birthright citizenship would spark a court fight over whether the president has the unilateral ability to change an amendment to the Constitution. The 14th Amendment guarantees that right for all children born in the U.S.
Politics Oct 11Smack talk: Politicians decry incivility but practice it too
It's not likely to get better soon, with both parties straining for control of Congress on Election Day.