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Politics Jun 28The fight to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Supreme Court seat is underway
All sides quickly mobilized Wednesday after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy — a singular voice on the court whose votes have decided issues on abortion, affirmative action, gay rights, guns, campaign finance and voting rights — sent shockwaves through Washington…
Politics Jun 27House rejects Republican immigration bill, ignoring Trump
WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House rejected a far-ranging immigration bill on Wednesday despite its eleventh-hour endorsement by President Donald Trump, as the gulf between the GOP's moderate and conservative wings proved too deep for leaders to avert an election-year display…
Politics Jun 22Trump tells GOP to ‘stop wasting their time’ on immigration
President Donald Trump on Friday told his fellow Republicans in Congress to "stop wasting their time" on immigration legislation until after November, dismissing his party's struggle to surmount internal divisions.
Politics Jun 20WATCH: House GOP leaders hold news conference amid family separation uproar
House GOP leaders are holding a news conference at 10 a.m. ET as outrage builds over family separations at the southern border. Watch it live.
Politics Jun 13Ryan says Trump backs compromise immigration plan
The president's backing would bolster the chances that the package could pass the House over likely solid Democratic opposition, but enough Republicans could still defect to sink it.
Politics Jun 07House moderates reach tentative deal with conservatives to help ‘Dreamers’
Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., said that under the offer from the hard-right House Freedom Caucus, young immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children could get a new visa that would let them stay in the country for eight years.
Politics May 31How Republicans are trying to protect Attorney General Jeff Sessions
The effort to persuade President Trump not to fire Jeff Sessions is one of the few effective Republican attempts to install guardrails around a president who delights in defying advice and breaking the rules.
Politics May 17Senate confirms Gina Haspel as new CIA director
The Senate has confirmed Gina Haspel as the first female director of the CIA.
Politics May 10Even from afar, John McCain raises his voice against torture
Republican Sen. John McCain remained at home in Arizona battling brain cancer as Wednesday's debate turned to the past use of enhanced interrogation techniques, now banned, that President Donald Trump has suggested perhaps should return.
Politics May 08Congressional leaders split on Trump withdrawal from Iran deal
Government officials from both party lines have expressed concern over President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran deal.