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Politics Nov 14WATCH: Trump hails prison reform bill, saying ‘true bipartisanship is possible’
President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation.
Politics Nov 14McConnell, Schumer re-elected as Senate party leaders
Senators chose Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for another term leading Republicans and Chuck Schumer for Democrats in closed-door party elections Wednesday lacking the high drama underway on the House side in the midterm election fallout.
Politics Nov 12Before the new Congress begins, the old shutdown threat looms
Republicans will try to deliver on President Trump's promise to fund the border wall, which could spark a partial federal government shutdown in weeks.
Politics Nov 07Trump backs Pelosi, who says as House speaker she would ‘show the power of the gavel’
“People will see a Congress that is very different than we have now,” U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said.
Politics Nov 07Dems take back House, but GOP retains Senate, setting up divided Congress
The Democrats picked up the 23 seats they would need to take from the GOP, but lost in many of the key Senate races.
Politics Nov 07WATCH: ‘Tomorrow will be a new day in America,’ Pelosi says as Democrats stay on track to take House
With Democrats on the brink of winning the House, reclaiming the speaker's gavel could be Pelosi's last act, one she intends to use to restore the power of the office after GOP Speaker Paul Ryan's retirement.
Politics Oct 24Senate slipping away as Democrats fight to preserve blue wave
In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It's whether there will be a wave at all.
Politics Oct 21GOP risks messy leadership struggle after November vote
Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker…
Politics Oct 06Kavanaugh sworn to high court after rancorous confirmation
Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday night as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Politics Oct 05Senate votes to end debate on Kavanaugh, advancing nomination to final floor vote
A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle Friday, setting up a likely final showdown this weekend in a battle that's seen claims of long-ago sexual assault by the nominee threaten President Donald…