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Politics Dec 18Shutdown talk recedes after White House eases wall threat
President Donald Trump and leaders in Congress appeared to be pulling back Tuesday from a government shutdown over his $5 billion request for border wall funds…
Politics Dec 16Loyalty among attributes Mulvaney brings to White House job
President Trump had made clear to confidantes that, for his third chief of staff, he wanted someone that he liked personally and who would not try to rein him in as John Kelly had during the first months of his…
World Dec 13WATCH: Senate recommends ending Saudi aid for Yemen war in wake of Jamal Khashoggi killing
Senators voted Thursday to recommend that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen and put the blame for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a…
Politics Dec 12AP Analysis: A rancorous first glimpse of new Trump-Democrats dynamic
President Donald Trump's first encounter with newly empowered congressional Democrats produced a striking Oval Office display that revealed how ill-prepared he is for the biggest political challenge of his presidency.
Politics Dec 04Senators blame Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi killing after CIA briefing
CIA Director Gina Haspel met with a small group of senators, including the chairmen and top Democrats on the key national security committees, after senators in both parties complained that she didn't attend a briefing with Secretary of State Mike…
Politics Nov 30Bill on president’s tax returns, voting access will be Democrats’ 1st in the new Congress
House Democrats on Friday unveiled their first bill for the new Congress, a good-government package to limit big money in politics, make it easier for citizens to vote and require presidents to disclose their tax returns.
Politics Nov 28Democrats nominate Pelosi for House speaker
Pelosi entered the closed-door caucus election in an unusual position -- running unopposed despite the clamor by some Democrats for new leadership.
Politics Nov 28Senators grill U.S. officials over response to Khashoggi killing
A briefing Wednesday with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis could determine how far Congress goes in punishing the longtime Middle East ally.
Politics Nov 27Mitch McConnell: U.S. must respond to ‘abhorrent’ Khashoggi killing
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says "some kind of response" is needed from the United States for Saudi Arabia's role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and senators are "discussing what the appropriate response would be."…
Politics Nov 26House Democrats staying away from impeachment for the moment
As House Democrats begin laying out the vision for their new majority, trying to impeach the president is noticeably missing from the to-do list and firmly on the margins.