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From ‘Cocaine Mitch’ to ‘Grim Reaper,’ McConnell nicknames become political weapons

Congressional Democrats can’t seem to make up their minds about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Continue reading

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Why the US-China trade war could settle the 2020 election in 2019

The scrap with China over tariffs and the stock market plunge could reshape the presidential sweepstakes. Continue reading

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Lock them up? Where? Democrats’ contempt push raises odd questions

Attorney General William Barr is awaiting a House vote to hold him in contempt of Congress. The same could be in the offing for former White House Counsel Don McGahn and perhaps others. Continue reading

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On Capitol Hill, self-preservation drives the debate

It’s all about preservation. The 2020 elections are more than a year-and-half away. And lawmakers from both sides of the aisle could soon look for ways to preserve themselves. Continue reading

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Reporter’s Notebook: Rocky history of contempt efforts in Congress

The battle lines are drawn between the White House and House Democrats over the request for documents and testimony. Continue reading

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Infrastructure could move to the big leagues if Dems, GOP work together

We’ve heard about an “infrastructure bill” for years in Congress. It’s been down in the minors. Big promise. Lots of upside. A “five-tool player.” But it’s never made it to the show. That’s why it’s so fascinating that President Trump and top Congressi… Continue reading

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Reporter’s Notebook: How Congress could be facing not one, but two shutdowns

It’s never too early to try to avoid the next government shutdown. Or the next debt ceiling crisis. Continue reading

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Reporter’s Notebook: Why House Dem leaders can’t wreck the freshmen’s ‘homecoming float’

Democrats will kinda-sorta-maybe-perhaps-talk-about-impeachment-but-not-rule-it-out any time soon. Continue reading

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Court rules House of Representatives can bar secular prayer from atheist

A D.C. federal appeals court ruled Friday that the House of Representatives does not have to allow a self-described atheist to deliver secular prayers. Continue reading

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Dem lawmakers who voted against Starr report release now pushing for Mueller report

Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler, Oversight Committee Chairman Cummings, Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Engel and Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Waters are part of a group of lawmakers in the lower chamber putting pressure on Attorney G… Continue reading

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House and Senate building superintendents placed on administrative leave over inappropriate emails

The superintendents for both the House and Senate office buildings have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, Fox News has learned. Continue reading

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Reporter’s Notebook: Impeachment on the table for some Democrats, but not all Democrats

Impeachment is on the table — but it may just depend about whose table you’re talking about. Continue reading

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Trump, riding high on news from Mueller probe, steps on his own applause lines

President Trump isn’t the first American politician to step on his own applause lines. Continue reading

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Senate plans ‘suitcase nuke’ gambit to speed through Trump administration nominees

The Senate GOP plans to detonate a “suitcase nuke� next week in Washington. Continue reading

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Congressional Republicans rattled by Trump’s pivot to ObamaCare fight after Mueller summary

GOP lawmakers fear that President Trump has trampled all over what may have been the best week of his presidency by backing the complete overturn of ObamaCare. Continue reading

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Reporter’s Notebook: Mueller probe findings trigger a different kind of March Madness on Capitol Hill

It was “news o’clock� in Washington — of course word was going to come, just before 5 p.m. on a Friday, that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had completed his investigation and delivered his report to Attorney General William Barr. Continue reading

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The Departed: History will likely remember invective President Trump has lobbed at John McCain

The Departed: History will likely remember invective President Trump has lobbed at John McCain

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Border wall standoff could lead to another government shutdown this fall

It’s unclear what legislative issues may consume Congress between now and the end of September but one thing’s for sure: President Trump’s veto of a measure to terminate his national emergency for the border has the potential to spark another gov… Continue reading

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Behind the budget ‘gimmick’ that could help secure Trump’s border wall

Certain things in Washington demand astute attention. Then there are things which serve as spectacular distractions. Continue reading

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For Republicans, national emergency vote brings a dessert dilemma

All lawmakers know right now are the general pots of money from which the Trump administration will loot funds for the wall. But everyone’s in the dark when it comes to specifics. Continue reading

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