Politics Jan 03

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks to reporters with Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Sen. Dick Durnin (D-Ill.) following a border security briefing with U.S. President Donald Trump and congressional leadership at the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters
Talks go nowhere as partial government shutdown enters 13th day

No one budged at President Donald Trump's closed-door meeting with congressional leaders, so the partial government shutdown persisted over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. They'll all try again Friday.

Nov 14

McConnell, Schumer re-elected as Senate party leaders

Senators chose Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for another term leading Republicans and Chuck Schumer for Democrats in closed-door party elections Wednesday lacking the high drama underway on the House side in the midterm election fallout.

Apr 11

The legacy of Paul Ryan

A debate over House Speaker Paul Ryan's career and legacy ramped up Wednesday, after he announced his plan to retire from Congress in January.

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