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Senate votes against Trump border emergency

In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico. Continue reading

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Senate slaps down Trump border emergency; Republicans defect

The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him. Continue reading

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Pelosi sees ‘new dawn’ as diverse 116th Congress begins

The House and Senate gaveled into session Thursday swathed in history, returning the first woman to the speaker’s office and ushering in a diverse class of Democratic freshman lawmakers ready to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided g… Continue reading

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House elects Pelosi speaker as diverse new Congress begins

The House and Senate gaveled into session Thursday swathed in history, returning the first woman to the speaker’s office and ushering in a diverse class of Democratic freshman lawmakers ready to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided g… Continue reading

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New Congress gavels, more diverse, ready to confront Trump

The House and Senate gaveled into session Thursday swathed in history, returning the first woman to the speaker’s office and ushering in a diverse class of Democratic freshman lawmakers ready to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided g… Continue reading

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Tops on House Democrats’ to-do list: Try to end shutdown

House Democrats are sweeping into power this week on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans. Continue reading

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Mulvaney says ‘very possible’ shutdown stretches into 2019

The federal government is expected to remain partially closed past Christmas Day in a protracted standoff over President Donald Trump’s demand for money to build a border wall with Mexico. Continue reading

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Government unlikely to get fully back to business for days

The federal government is expected to remain partially closed past Christmas Day in a protracted standoff over President Donald Trump’s demand for money to build a border wall with Mexico. Continue reading

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Partial government shutdown likely to extend past Christmas

The federal government was expected to remain partially shut down well into Christmas as the standoff deepened Saturday over President Donald Trump’s demand for funds to build a border wall with Mexico. Continue reading

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Shutdown expected to drag into Christmas as standoff deepens

The federal government was expected to remain partially shut down well into Christmas as the standoff deepened Saturday over President Donald Trump’s demand for funds to build a border wall with Mexico. Continue reading

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Midnight shutdown all but sure but talks persist at Capitol

The federal government was careening toward a partial shutdown Friday after President Donald Trump’s quest for a border wall left Congress without a clear plan to keep the government running past a midnight deadline. Continue reading

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Government careens toward shutdown after Trump’s wall demand

The federal government was careening toward a partial shutdown Friday after President Donald Trump’s quest for a border wall left Congress without a clear plan to keep the government running past a midnight deadline. Continue reading

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Trump’s demand for wall pushes government closer to shutdown

The federal government was careening toward a partial shutdown Friday after President Donald Trump’s quest for a border wall left Congress without a clear plan to keep the government running past a midnight deadline. Continue reading

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Senators set to grill US officials over Khashoggi response

Senators who have grown increasingly uneasy with the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are set to grill top administration officials Wednesday at a closed-door briefing that could determine how far Congress g… Continue reading

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Trump officials face frustrated senators on Khashoggi

Senators who have grown increasingly uneasy with the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are set to grill top administration officials Wednesday at a closed-door briefing that could determine how far Congress g… Continue reading

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CIA nominee toughens interrogation stance, picks up support

President Donald Trump’s pick to head the CIA says the agency’s enhanced interrogation program “is not one the CIA should have undertaken.” Continue reading

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Even from afar, McCain raises his voice against torture

As the Senate began considering Gina Haspel’s nomination to head the CIA, one voice was noticeably missing. Continue reading

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Congressional leaders mixed on Trump withdrawal of Iran deal

Congressional leaders are split, but not neatly along party lines, over President Donald Trump’s decision Tuesday to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Continue reading

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Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

As President Donald Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess. Continue reading

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Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate

Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to lead the CIA a… Continue reading

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