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Politics Apr 19Babies of senators now welcome in Senate chamber
A historic rule change passed Wednesday allowing the newborns of Senate members into the chamber. Its passage without objection came despite plenty of concern, some privately aired, among senators of both parties about the threat the tiny humans pose to…
Politics Mar 10Search is on for the best summit site for Trump, Kim
Where should President Trump and Kim Jong Un meet up for the first face-to-face talks between a U.S. and North Korean president?…
Nation Feb 28Graham, wary of politics in life, gets Capitol salute
WASHINGTON — He felt stung by the politics that helped define his life — and resolved to keep a distance. But in death, the Rev. Billy Graham is getting a rare tribute from the nation's top political leaders under the…
Politics Feb 14GOP women frustrated by Trump’s approach to abuse charges
WASHINGTON — The Trump White House's handling of abuse charges against men in its midst is frustrating prominent Republican women as the party's yearslong struggle to attract female voters stretches into the 2018 midterm elections.
Politics Jan 19WATCH: ‘We are with you all the way,’ Trump says in video address to March for Life rally
He once called himself "pro-choice." But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration's efforts to roll back abortion rights.
Politics Jan 17WATCH: Bob Dole receives Congressional Gold Medal
Bob Dole, 94, accepted Congress' highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal, for his World War II service and decades of work in the House and Senate…
Politics Nov 07Trump a graver threat to American democracy than Russian meddling, Schiff says
Rep. Adam Schiff cited a litany of actions by Trump, from appointing Cabinet officers with "direct conflicts of interest" and goals of dismantling their agencies to limiting Muslim immigration and discrediting federal judges.
Politics Oct 12WATCH: John Kelly, Trump’s chief of staff, says he won’t quit or be fired ‘unless things change’
Amid a swirl of reports that he's frustrated in the job, the retired Marine Corps general told reporters Thursday at the daily White House briefing, "Unless things change, I'm not quitting, I'm not getting fired and I don't think I'll…
Politics Sep 26Trump turns focus on Puerto Rico, promising aid and a visit
WASHINGTON — Suddenly, just about all President Donald Trump can talk about is Puerto Rico. After not mentioning hurricane-devastated island for days, Trump on Tuesday pushed back aggressively and repeatedly against criticism that he had failed to quickly grasp the…
Politics Sep 07WATCH: DeVos says she’ll end Obama policies on campus sexual assault
DeVos is expected to speak around 12:15 p.m. Watch live here.