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Politics Jan 01WATCH: In a first, Congress overrides Trump veto of defense bill
In the few days remaining, GOP senators are poised to assert traditional Republican spending and security priorities in defiance of a president who has marched the party in a different direction.
Politics Dec 29Trump lashes out at GOP after override vote on defense bill
A total of 109 Republicans joined with Democrats to approve the override, which would be the first of Trump's presidency. The Senate is expected to consider the measure later this week.
Politics Dec 28House votes to override Trump’s veto of defense bill
Trump rejected the defense bill last week, saying it failed to limit social media companies he claims were biased against him during his failed reelection campaign.
Politics Dec 11Senate sends Trump defense bill he has vowed to veto
The final vote was 84-13, mirroring a similarly overwhelming margin in the House that, if maintained in both chambers, would be enough to override a potential veto.
Politics Dec 08House moves to approve defense policy bill amid Trump veto threat
Trump tweeted Tuesday that he will veto "the very weak National Defense Authorization Act" unless it repeals Section 230, a part of the communications code that shields Twitter, Facebook and other tech giants from content liability.
Politics Dec 04House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level
The bill would reverse what supporters called a failed policy of criminalizing pot use and take steps to address racial disparities in enforcement of federal drug laws.
Politics Nov 23U.S. agency allows formal Biden transition to begin
Trump, who had refused to concede the election, said in a tweet that he is directing his team to cooperate on the transition but is vowing to keep up the fight.
Politics Nov 06GOP Sen. Toomey says no evidence to support Trump vote-fraud claims
Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, whose state is a key battleground in the presidential election, said Friday he saw no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s baseless claim that Democrats are trying to “steal” the election and called the president's…
Politics Nov 05Republicans break with Trump over push to halt vote count
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Trump ally who won reelection Tuesday in Kentucky, told reporters that “claiming you’ve won the election is different from finishing the counting.”…
Politics Nov 04Dems head toward House control, but lose incumbents to GOP
Democrats are driving toward extending their control of the House for two more years but with a potentially shrunken majority.