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Congress averts weekend shutdown with stopgap budget bill


Updated on  December 7, 2017 at 5:51 pm
Congress passed a stopgap spending bill today to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. Read More

Trump to undergo physical exam after slurring through speech


Updated on  December 7, 2017 at 2:56 pm
The day after President Donald Trump slurred through part of a speech, the White House announced that he will undergo a physical exam. Read More

Franken announces resignation from Senate amid allegations


Updated on  December 7, 2017 at 10:50 am
Minnesota Sen. Al Franken quit just a day after new allegations brought the number of women alleging misconduct by him to at least eight. Read More
 

McConnell: Tax bill won’t add to nation’s debt woes

Fresh off his biggest legislative victory of the year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is disputing projections that the Senate’s tax bill would add to the nation’s debt woes. Read More

Mideast braces for fallout from Trump’s move on Jerusalem


Updated on  December 7, 2017 at 12:21 am
Palestinians, Israelis and the wider Middle East are bracing for the fallout after President Donald Trump’s seismic shift in recognizing the bitterly contested Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Read More

Whistleblower: Flynn texts broached nuclear plan


Updated on  December 6, 2017 at 11:41 pm
The witness did not specify which sanctions Flynn was referring to in his texts. But the nuclear project that Flynn and his business associate had worked on together was stymied by U.S. financial sanctions on Russia. Read More
 

Franken weighs future after fresh accusations


Updated on  December 7, 2017 at 8:25 am
Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, facing fresh allegations of sexual misconduct and vanishing support from fellow Democrats, appears to be on the brink of resigning from the Senate. Read More

Trump says government shutdown possible, blames Democrats


Updated on  December 6, 2017 at 12:22 pm
Democrats have been using their leverage to insist on spending boosts for health care, infrastructure and other domestic programs that would match increases Republicans want for defense. Read More

Trump flouts warnings, declares Jerusalem Israel’s capital


Updated on  December 6, 2017 at 10:50 am
Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump today broke with decades of U.S. and international policy and formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Read More

Franken’s support fades as Hirono, other Democrats call for resignation


Updated on  December 6, 2017 at 10:54 am
Sen. Al Franken’s support in the Senate crumbled after another woman emerged saying he forcibly tried to kiss her in 2006, bringing to seven the number of women accusing him of sexual impropriety. Read More

Temporary OK for travel ban puts focus on hearing today

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision allowing President Donald Trump’s third travel ban to take effect — at least for now — has intensified the attention on a legal showdown this afternoon before three judges in Seattle who have previously been cool to the administration’s efforts. Read More

Moore foe: I fought to ensure men who hurt girls go to jail

Roy Moore’s Democratic opponent in the Alabama Senate race said today that he did his part as a prosecutor to ensure that “men who hurt little girls should go to jail and not the United States Senate.” Read More

Kennedy wrestles with wedding cake case at Supreme Court


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 10:33 am
The case pits baker Jack Phillips’ First Amendment claims of artistic freedom against the anti-discrimination arguments of the Colorado commission, and the two men Phillips turned away in 2012. Read More

Senate panel approves Jerome Powell as Fed chairman


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 6:27 am
The Senate Banking Committee has given approval to President Donald Trump’s selection of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. Read More

Embattled Rep. Conyers announces retirement from Congress


Updated on  December 5, 2017 at 7:25 am
U.S. Rep. John Conyers — beset with allegations of sexual harassment by former staff members — announced today that he is retiring. Read More

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