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Democrats Take Over House Determined to Challenge Trump on Shutdown, His Border Wall and Much More
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Democrats Take Over House Determined to Challenge Trump on Shutdown, His Border Wall and Much More

Democrats took control of the House on Thursday with a show of unity and confrontation against President Donald Trump, electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi as their speaker and passing legislation to reopen government... Read More

The Freshman Class of House Democrats Is Already Making Waves
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The Freshman Class of House Democrats Is Already Making Waves

Even before they are sworn in Thursday, the 100 newly elected House members are promising to be one of the most independent — and difficult to control — freshman classes in years. They are far younger and more... Read More

Opposition to Pay-As-You-Go Proposal Prevents Unity on House Democrats’ Rules Package
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Opposition to Pay-As-You-Go Proposal Prevents Unity on House Democrats’ Rules Package

House Democrats’ rules for the 116th Congress contain a wide array of consensus changes but a pay-as-you-go, or “PAYGO,” provision that would require offsets for deficit increasing legislation is preventing party unity... Read More

Republicans Expect the Worst in 2019 but See Glimmers of Hope From Doom and Gloom
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Republicans Expect the Worst in 2019 but See Glimmers of Hope From Doom and Gloom

Republicans who support President Donald Trump are bracing for an onslaught of congressional investigations and court battles that could paralyze the White House over the next year. Read More

After Years of Assailing 'Obamacare,' Some Republicans Now Fear the Political Fallout
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After Years of Assailing 'Obamacare,' Some Republicans Now Fear the Political Fallout

Republicans in Congress, fresh off an election that punished their party for opposing health care protections... Read More

Republicans Appear Happy to Shuttle Shutdown Impasse to Pelosi
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Republicans Appear Happy to Shuttle Shutdown Impasse to Pelosi

During a combative White House meeting with Democratic leaders on Dec. 11, President Donald Trump declared that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was constrained in her ability to negotiate for a border wall because of a leadership fight in the House. Read More

Lone Senator at the Capitol During Shutdown
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Lone Senator at the Capitol During Shutdown

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts manned the empty Senate chamber by himself Thursday afternoon, while colleagues from both parties remained away during the partial government shutdown. Roberts and his wife Franki, who... Read More

How Much Border Wall Does $5 Billion Buy?
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How Much Border Wall Does $5 Billion Buy?

Homeland Security officials laid out the stakes in the budget brinkmanship that threatens a partial government shutdown late Friday: the $5 billion the House has approved for a border wall would be enough for about 215 miles of barrier. Read More

House GOP in Chaos Amid Looming Federal Shutdown
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House GOP in Chaos Amid Looming Federal Shutdown

House Republicans pushed the federal government Thursday to the brink of a shutdown over money for President Donald Trump’s promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, in a final reprise of the chaos that came to define their ... Read More

Mueller Asks House Committee for Roger Stone Transcript, Official Says
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Mueller Asks House Committee for Roger Stone Transcript, Official Says

Special counsel Robert Mueller asked the House Intelligence Committee to turn over a transcript of its closed-door 2017 interview of Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, according to an official familiar with the request. Read More

Senate Approves Bipartisan Criminal Justice Overhaul
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Senate Approves Bipartisan Criminal Justice Overhaul

The Senate late Tuesday approved a bipartisan overhaul of criminal sentencing and the federal prison system, an initiative pushed by President Donald Trump’s aide and son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The bill, approved in the... Read More

New GOP Rules Limit Participation for Indicted House Members
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New GOP Rules Limit Participation for Indicted House Members

New Republican Party rules adopted last month for the incoming Congress are expected to block indicted members from committee work, sharply limiting the ability of Rep. Duncan Hunter to deliver specific benefits to... Read More

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