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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.
Politics Apr 25Senators grow frustrated with lax vetting on Trump nominees
As President Donald Trump's pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess.
Politics Apr 23WATCH: Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes on nomination of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State
President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend him for confirmation because all Democrats, and at least one Republican, have…
Politics Apr 18Senate panel divided over Mike Pompeo for secretary of state
President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, is facing so much opposition from Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the panel could be forced to take the unusual step of sending the nomination…
Politics Apr 11WATCH: Paul Ryan says he won’t seek reelection
Paul Ryan's plans have been the source of much speculation amid Republican concerns over keeping their majority in the House of Representatives.
Politics Mar 22Senate weighs spending bill as shutdown looms
The House easily approved a bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday that pours huge sums into Pentagon programs and domestic initiatives ranging from building roads to combatting the nation's opioid abuse crisis, but left Congress in stalemate.