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Politics Jun 11WATCH: Jon Stewart says Congress ‘should be ashamed’ over inaction on helping 9/11 first responders
An angry Stewart said "sick and dying" first responders and their families came to Washington for the hearing, only to face a nearly deserted dais.
Politics Jun 03House panel to vote on holding William Barr and Wilbur Ross in contempt
The contempt of Congress vote comes after the attorney general and commerce secretary failed to comply with subpoenas for documents related to the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Politics May 23House passes bill to help workers save for retirement
The House overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday to promote retirement security by making it easier for small businesses and other companies to offer retirement plans.
World May 06Democrats challenge Trump’s UN nominee on climate change comments, financial interests
The Democrats say Kelly Craft, who was nominated as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. last week, has invested more than $60 million in oil companies and other fossil fuel interests. Her husband, Joe Craft, is CEO of Alliance Resource Partners,…
Politics Apr 13Trump wields presidential power on pipeline, energy projects
Eager to jump-start the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline and other energy projects, President Donald Trump has acted to assert executive power over pipelines and such infrastructure.
Politics Apr 11Senate confirms ex-lobbyist David Bernhardt to lead Interior
Bernhardt represented energy and agricultural industries until President Donald Trump picked him in April 2017 to be deputy secretary.
Politics Apr 04WATCH: House approves domestic violence law amid guns dispute
The bill includes a provision making it easier to take away guns from violent offenders even if they are not a spouse or domestic partner.
Politics Mar 26WATCH: Senate defeats proposal to take up Green New Deal
Majority Republicans forced the vote Tuesday as they try to turn the Green New Deal into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections. Democrats called the GOP's move a "sham" and said it carries its own political risk.
Politics Mar 13Senate confirms a White House official to replace Kavanaugh on appeals court
Neomi Rao, 45, heads the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, where she plays a key role in Trump's efforts to roll back federal rules and regulations. She has never tried a case in state or federal court.
Politics Mar 08House passes election and ethics overhaul, but McConnell says it’s dead on arrival
The measure would make it easier for people to register and vote, tighten election security and require presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns.