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Politics Mar 20Republicans defend the late John McCain against Trump’s attacks
Senators defied Trump's apparently unprovoked declaration that he's "not a fan" of McCain because he cast the deciding vote against the Republican repeal of national health care.
World Mar 11Leaders invite NATO secretary-general to address Congress
Leaders of both parties are inviting NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to address a joint meeting of Congress next month around the 70th anniversary of the trans-Atlantic alliance.
Politics Mar 07WATCH: House approves resolution condemning anti-Semitism, other bigotry
The one-sided 407-23 vote belied the emotional infighting over how to respond to freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar's recent comments suggesting House supporters of Israel have dual allegiances.
Politics Mar 07WATCH: Pelosi says House to condemn ‘forms of hatred’ after Omar words
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the House will vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, white supremacy and other forms of hate after freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar's comments about Israel sparked turmoil among Democrats.
Politics Mar 04Democrats draft anti-Semitism resolution in response to Omar’s remarks
The declaration, supported by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, comes after Omar made new remarks about Israel that critics decried as anti-Semitic at an event last week where she made a reference to "political influence in this country that says it is…
Politics Feb 2211 GOP senators to watch in the fight over Trump’s emergency declaration
No president wants a rebuke from his own party, and more than four have voiced significant discomfort with Trump's move.
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.