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Politics Sep 23Voter purge is illegal in battleground Ohio, says federal appeals court
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Ohio is illegally removing voters from its registration list, an important decision that could make tens of thousands of Ohioans able to vote in the critical battleground state on Nov. 8.
Politics Sep 07Senate leaders see path forward on funding Zika virus
Senate leaders in both parties said Wednesday they’re talking with the White House about two major issues that remain unaddressed this year: approving emergency money to fight the Zika virus and keeping most of the federal government funded after the…
Politics Sep 06Trump says Clinton doesn’t have ‘presidential look.’ Kaine says it’s about her gender
Video by PBS NewsHour In an interview with the PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill on Tuesday, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine responded to Donald Trump’s repeated claim that Hillary Clinton didn’t look presidential. “I didn’t have a hard time figuring…
Politics Sep 06FAQ: What will end the Zika impasse in Congress?
Members of the House and Senate are back in Washington after an extended summer recess. While they were away, fears of a local Zika outbreak on the U.S. mainland became reality. How did we get here?…
Politics Jun 28Vets waiting for in vitro coverage from VA get no relief after Senate blocks bill
Senate Democrats on Tuesday filibustered a spending bill they say Republicans loaded with unacceptable provisions — namely inadequate funding to fight the Zika virus and restrictions on funding for the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood. The bill has already…
Politics Mar 29Mark Kirk becomes first Senate Republican to meet with Garland
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk on Tuesday became the first Republican to meet with Merrick Garland, President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court.
Politics Mar 16Senate Republicans repeat: No SCOTUS confirmation this year
Just minutes after President Obama introduced Merrick Garland today as his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Senate Republicans made clear the nomination is going nowhere.
Politics Jan 12This lawmaker really wants to be seen shaking the president’s hand
The State of the Union speech is defined by repetition: for more than a century, a president has entered the same House chamber every year to speak before members of Congress, media and the American people. Another, lesser-known tradition is…
Politics Dec 30In case you missed it, Congress passed some big bills in 2015
After half a decade of divided government, something changed in 2015: Congress passed significant bipartisan legislation that was signed into law by the president.
Dec 17Boehner critic gives Ryan an A-plus on process as Congress nears spending deal
The omnibus and tax extenders bill heading for final approval in Congress this week still face opposition from conservative lawmakers in both chambers. But one key House Republican still praised Speaker Paul Ryan for delivering on his promise to open…