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Trump builds case for an emergency declaration to bypass Congress on...

Airport protest against President Donald Trump, McAllen, Texas, Jan. 10, 2019 (Photo: Joel Martinez, AP) WASHINGTON – Locked in an impasse with Democrats over his border wall, President Donald Trump is increasingly making a case for an emergency declaration that would let him dip into billions of dollars for the project. As the partial government shutdown…

Did you catch these sometimes hidden messages from lawmakers as Congress...

CLOSE House Speaker Nancy Pelosi celebrated with the House Democratic women members of the 116th Congress and held a photo opportunity with them Friday outside the Capitol. (Jan. 4) AP House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, talks with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., right, and her mother Blanca Ocasio-Cortez, center, during a ceremonial swearing-in on…

Here’s why Republican women in the House could punch above their...

CLOSE Newly-elected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi welcomed all the children on the House floor to join her as she took her oath of office. Some didn't want to leave. USA TODAY U.S. Rep Susan Brooks, R-Indiana, served on the Select Committee on Benghazi. (Photo: Submitted photo) WASHINGTON – Although Republican women are scarce in…

Democrats take control of the House as a new, diverse Congress...

Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R) and Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (C) speak to the media, Thursday, as lawmakers prepare to vote on a new budget resolution to avert a government shutdown. (Photo: JIM LO SCALZO/EPA-EFE) WASHINGTON – A new U.S. Congress convened at noon on Thursday, ushering in a record number…

Government shutdowns are rare when one party controls White House, Congress....

CLOSE Schumer, McConnell joust over border wall, shutdown AP The US Capitol on the first morning of a partial government shutdown in Washington, DC on Dec. 22, 2018. Earlier in the week, President Trump rejected a Senate-passed continuing resolution to fund the federal government because it did not include money for his border wall. Though…

Insider trading, sexual harassment and other scandals that rocked Congress this...

CLOSE Charged with illegally using campaign funds for personal expenses California Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret have pleaded not guilty. ( Aug 23) AP Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, arrives for a House Committee on the Judiciary oversight hearing on Capitol Hill. (Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP) WASHINGTON – It's been quite a…

Trump will formally cancel NAFTA to press Congress to approve new...

CLOSE The U.S., Canada and Mexico signed the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on Friday. The new deal replaces NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement from the 1990s. (Nov. 30) AP In this file photo from Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, then-President-elect Donald Trump greets House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite,…

Native American Mashpee tribe turns to Congress in land dispute

Washington, DC - A Native American tribe is calling on members of Congress to help protect the status of its reservation after the Trump administration reversed an Obama-era decision to hold its land in trust. Former President Barack Obama's administration took the land of the Mashpee into trust in 2015, giving the tribe jurisdiction over…

VA: Fatal dog experiments moving ahead despite criticism from Congress, veterans...

White Coat Waste Project, a group opposed to taxpayer funding of VA medical experiments on dogs, says this photo was taken by a whistleblower disturbed by the treatment of dogs in medical experiments at the VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo: Courtesy of White Coat Waste Project) WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs is…

US Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh faces tough Congress hearings

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is expected to face tough questions during four days of hearings this week over his stance on controversial issues, including women's rights and corporate power. Democrats will grill President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court on his endorsement of presidential immunity and his opposition to abortion. Kavanaugh is…
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