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Politics Mar 12WATCH: OMB acting director acknowledges ballooning deficit in House hearing
Russ Vought was grilled by the House Budget Committee about the high deficits and deep spending cuts in President Donald Trump's proposed $4.7 trillion budget.
Politics Mar 11WATCH: White House says Trump’s budget reins in ‘reckless’ spending despite large projected deficits
The administration is counting on robust growth, including from the Republican tax cuts — which Trump wants to make permanent — to push down the red ink.
Politics Mar 10Trump revives his border wall fight with new budget request
Budget documents like the one Trump is releasing Monday are often seen as just a starting point of negotiation. Fresh off the longest government shutdown in history, Trump's 2020 proposal shows he is eager to confront Congress again to boost…
Politics Mar 09Trump offers budget with funds for border wall, Space Force
President Donald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up Space Force as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official…
Politics Mar 07WATCH: House approves resolution condemning anti-Semitism, other bigotry
The one-sided 407-23 vote belied the emotional infighting over how to respond to freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar's recent comments suggesting House supporters of Israel have dual allegiances.
Politics Mar 07WATCH: Pelosi says House to condemn ‘forms of hatred’ after Omar words
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday the House will vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, white supremacy and other forms of hate after freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar's comments about Israel sparked turmoil among Democrats.
Politics Mar 02Analysis: GOP senators struggle to escape no-win border vote
It’s increasingly clear that Republican senators are deeply uncomfortable with President Trump’s use of executive power to build a border wall and desperate to devise a way around a looming vote that could terminate it.
Nation Feb 15Trump’s national emergency sparks GOP divide
Some are backing the president, while others are vehemently opposed, setting up a potential showdown that extends beyond the expected legal battles.
Politics Feb 15As Democrats lean left, will voters follow?
Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, Democrats are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the rich. Abolishing an immigration enforcement agency. And proposing a sweeping Green New Deal to combat climate change.
Politics Feb 13House votes to withdraw U.S. involvement in Yemen fight
Passage would mark the first time Congress has relied on the decades-old War Powers Resolution to halt military intervention. It also would set up a potential confrontation with the White House, which has threatened a veto.