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Politics Aug 17House speaker as U.S. emissary: Pelosi emerges as force abroad
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is emerging as an alternative ambassador abroad, an emissary for bedrock democratic values and the promise of stability that some see as diminishing in the Trump era.
World Aug 15Israel bars Reps. Omar and Tlaib from visiting the country
The newly-elected Muslim members of Congress are outspoken critics of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.
Politics Aug 10Trump-McConnell 2020? Senate head sets himself up as wingman
As he runs for reelection, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is positioning himself as the president's wingman, his trusted right hand in Congress, transformed from a behind-the-scenes player into a prominent if sometimes reviled Republican like none other besides Donald…
Nation Aug 08More than 200 mayors urge Senate to return to Washington for gun bill vote
The mayors urged the Senate to vote on two House-passed bills expanding background checks for gun sales that passed that chamber earlier this year.
Politics Aug 07McConnell, GOP senators slow to act on guns despite outcry
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence, despite wrenching calls to "do something" in the aftermath of back-to-back mass shootings.
Politics Aug 01Pelosi defends her hometown Baltimore, says Kushner a ‘slumlord’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's remarks were her first public comments over the days-long attacks President Donald Trump has been waging on the black-majority city and one of its congressional representatives, Elijah Cummings, who is investigating the administration as chairman of…
Politics Jul 25Senate report: all 50 states were targeted by Russian interference ahead of 2016 elections
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday blocked a House-passed bill that would authorize $775 million to beef up state election systems. GOP leaders made the case that the Trump administration has already made great strides in protecting the vote…
Politics Jul 25Mueller’s testimony divides Congress on need to strengthen election security
Former special counsel Robert Mueller's warning that Russian interference is still happening "as we sit" is putting pressure on Republican leaders in Congress to join Democrats in passing additional election security legislation.
Politics Jul 20Mueller’s testimony poses risk for Trump, but also Democrats
Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress will depend not so much on what he says, but that he's even saying it at all.
Politics Jul 18House passes bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15
The bill has almost no chance of passage in the Republican-controlled Senate.