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Politics Jan 17House votes overwhelmingly to maintain Russian sanctions
In the House, 136 Republicans voted with Democrats, sending a strong bipartisan message of disapproval to President Donald Trump's administration on Russia.
Politics Jan 15Treasury Secretary Mnuchin urges senators to ease Russia sanctions
Senators plan to vote on a Democratic resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska.
Politics Jan 15Acting Attorney General Whitaker to testify before Congress
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has agreed to testify before a House panel on Feb. 8.
Politics Jan 10Michael Cohen to testify publicly before Congress in February
The testimony of the president's former lawyer will be the first major public hearing for Democrats, who have promised greater scrutiny of Trump.
Politics Jan 05Democrats take power in House; impeachment talk flares
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had only been in office for a few hours when a handful of Democrats defied her persistent calls not to begin the new Congress by talking about impeachment.
Politics Dec 17WATCH: Comey says House GOP silence on Trump’s DOJ attacks is ‘shameful’
Comey said Republicans "have to have the courage to stand up and speak the truth, not be cowed by mean tweets or fear of their base."…
Politics Dec 17Russian influence operations still stoking tensions on social media, Senate reports say
A report expected to be released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee says that Russian interference operations still exist on social media platforms, and that the Russian operation discovered after the 2016 presidential election was much broader than once thought.
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 12CIA briefs House leaders on Khashoggi killing as Senate nears votes
CIA Director Gina Haspel briefed House leaders on Wednesday on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as the Senate prepared for a possible vote on two resolutions that would rebuke Saudi Arabia for its role in the slaying.
Politics Dec 11Facing pressure, Mitch McConnell agrees to criminal justice vote
Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will bring legislation to the floor to overhaul the nation's sentencing laws.