• election Jan 13

    Rep. McCarthy: Biden Won the Election

    House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., acknowledged Wednesday that President-elect Joe Biden won the election. “Joe Biden will be sworn in as president in one week because he won the election,” McCarthy said.

  • Donald Trump Nov 4, 2019

    Trump, Who Would Only Answer Written Questions, Says That's Not Good Enough for Whistleblower

    The whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine and touched off the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry is willing to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans, the person’s lawyer says. But President Trump says that’s not good enough. Trump himself refused to provide anything but written answers in response to limited questions during the special counsel’s investigation...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Divided House Approves Rules for Trump Impeachment Probe

    Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump through a divided House Thursday, as the chamber’s first vote on the investigation highlighted the partisan breach the issue has only deepened. By 232-196, lawmakers approved the procedures they’ll follow as weeks of closed-door interviews with witnesses evolve into public committee hearings and — almost certainly —...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Divided House Approves Rules for Trump Impeachment Probe

    Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump through a divided House Thursday, as the chamber’s first vote on the investigation highlighted the partisan breach the issue has only deepened. By 232-196, lawmakers approved the procedures they’ll follow as weeks of closed-door interviews with witnesses evolve into public committee hearings and — almost certainly —...

  • Donald Trump Oct 31, 2019

    House Approves Impeachment Rules

    For only the fourth time in history Congress is moving forward with a formal impeachment investigation of a president. The House voted Thursday to take the investigation into President Trump into a public phase.

  • Head Oct 30, 2019

    Missouri Health Department Tracked Planned Parenthood Patients' Periods

    Missouri’s health department director on Tuesday said he tracked the menstrual cycles of Planned Parenthood patients as part of an effort to identify what the agency says were “failed abortions” at a St. Louis clinic. Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams made the revelation during the second day of an administrative hearing to determine whether Missouri’s only...

  • Donald Trump Oct 7, 2019

    2nd Whistleblower Comes Forward on Trump-Ukraine Call

    A second whistleblower with “first-hand knowledge” has come forward with information about President Trump’s controversial July phone call with the president of Ukraine. The White House is dismissing the new development, saying “It doesn’t matter how many people decide to call themselves whistleblowers…It doesn’t change the fact that [President Trump] has done nothing wrong.”

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Amy McGrath to Run for Mitch McConnell's US Senate Seat

    Amy McGrath, a Marine combat aviator who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on an even more formidable target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McGrath, whose campaign announcement video in her House race showcased the viral power of social media to raise money and national profile, said Tuesday she will be...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Amy McGrath to Run for Mitch McConnell's US Senate Seat

    Amy McGrath, a Marine combat aviator who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on an even more formidable target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McGrath, whose campaign announcement video in her House race showcased the viral power of social media to raise money and national profile, said Tuesday she will be...

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2019

    Congress Told Russia 2016 Election Moves Typical ‘Spycraft'

    Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election bore some of the textbook tricks of the trade of Kremlin spycraft, including the volume and breadth of contacts with Trump associates, former FBI officials told lawmakers Wednesday in the latest congressional hearing dedicated to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report . The two officials, Robert Anderson and Stephanie Douglas,...

  • Donald Trump May 20, 2019

    Trump Tells Anti-Abortion Activists to Stay United for 2020

    President Donald Trump distanced himself from Alabama’s restrictive new abortion law by laying out differing personal views even as he urged anti-abortion activists to stay united heading into the 2020 election. In a series of tweets about abortion, Trump did not state whether he was for or against the Alabama law, which forbids the procedure in almost all circumstances, including...

  • Donald Trump May 13, 2019

    House GOP Seeks Women, Fresh Faces for 2020 Challengers

    Top Republicans are searching district-by-district for just the right candidates — women and political newcomers in many cases — to help them recapture the House, six months after a political tidal wave swept Democrats into control with the most diverse majority in history. Recruits include one of the few Republican women in the Oklahoma state Senate and a black political...

  • Donald Trump May 10, 2019

    Sen. Burr Takes GOP Fire Over Trump Jr. Subpoena

    Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee’s subpoena of President Donald Trump’s son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not “case closed” as some in the party insist. Trump said he was “very surprised” at the move. The revolt by some against the Senate intelligence committee chairman comes after The Associated Press...

  • Donald Trump May 9, 2019

    Congressional Leaders Eye Restoring Automatic Pay Hike

    A handful of senior House lawmakers, frustrated by a decade of frozen congressional salaries, are quietly exploring whether to accept an annual pay raise that they’ve shunned since Barack Obama was first president. It’s a longshot at best, requiring comity that’s in short supply in a Capitol riven with partisanship. More than two-thirds of House members have never gotten a...

  • California Mar 29, 2019

    Trump Backs Off Proposal to Cut Special Olympics Funds

    President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he was backing off his budget request to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, reversing course on a proposal that was unlikely to be approved by Congress after days of bipartisan criticism. Speaking to reporters as he left the White House for a rally in Michigan, Trump said he had authorized funding for the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 28, 2019

    Trump Turns to Health Care With an Eye on 2020

    Buoyed by word that the special counsel didn’t find collusion with Russia, President Donald Trump is voicing new interest in policymaking, including a fresh effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” But Trump has few detailed policy proposals to back up his words, suggesting he’s as focused on highlighting issues that appeal to his political base as actually enacting legislation. Trump...

  • Donald Trump Mar 25, 2019

    Mueller Report: Reaction From Top California Lawmakers

    Congressional and U.S. Senate members on both sides of the aisle called for making public the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, a summary of which was released by the U.S. Justice Department. Here is a round-up of reaction from California lawmakers.

  • Donald Trump Mar 4, 2019

    Adviser Says Trump ‘Gave Nothing Away' in North Korea Talks

    The White House national security adviser on Sunday described President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a success despite the lack of an agreement providing for verifiable dismantling of the North’s nuclear sites. John Bolton, in three television interviews, tried to make the case that Trump advanced America’s national security interests by rejecting a bad...

  • Donald Trump Jan 31, 2019

    Dems Make Opening Offer, With No Money for Trump's Wall

    Democrats in the House offered a border security plan on Wednesday that would not provide a penny for Donald Trump’s border wall, ignoring — for now — an early-morning warning from the president that they’d be “wasting their time” if they don’t come up with wall money. The Democratic offer is just a starting point in House-Senate talks on border...

  • Donald Trump Jan 10, 2019

    Liberals Dare Trump to Back Their Bills Lowering Drug Prices

    Challenging the Trump administration on a high-profile consumer issue, leading congressional liberals plan to unveil a package of bills Thursday designed to radically reduce what Americans pay for prescription drugs by linking prices to lower costs in other countries. The legislation has little chance of becoming law under a divided government, but it could put Republicans on the defensive by...

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