Politics Sep 18

Democrats set to unveil stopgap bill to prevent shutdown

House Democrats are preparing a temporary spending bill that’s needed to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month. It’s a lowest-common-denominator, bare-minimum measure that befits a deeply polarized Congress.

Politics Aug 01

Negotiators report progress in COVID-19 aid talks

Lawmakers participating in rare weekend talks on a huge coronavirus relief measure reported progress on Saturday, as political pressure mounts to restore a newly expired $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit and send funding to help schools reopen.

WASHINGTON — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry . House committees are trying to determine whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking Ukraine to investigate…