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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.
Politics Sep 28Protesters confronted Sen. Flake on his Kavanaugh vote. Hours later, he asked for a delay
Moments after pivotal Sen. Jeff Flake announced his support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Arizona Republican was confronted with the consequences.
Politics Sep 26Here’s what the 4 affidavits supporting Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford say
Here's a look at the statements, signed this week, that are certain to play a key role in Thursday's committee hearing where Ford and Kavanaugh are expected to testify separately.
Politics Sep 12Bush is boosting Republican candidates in districts where Trump lags
It's not Bush's first move back toward national politics. Bush re-emerged with a message that echoed with politics at the Sept. 1 funeral of Arizona Sen. John McCain in Washington.
Politics Sep 04AP Fact Check: Mueller doesn’t have a deadline for the Russia investigation
Special counsel Robert Mueller faces no time limit on his investigation. He can continue the probe — and even issue new indictments — right up to Nov. 6 midterms and beyond.