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A New Pentagon Report Raises Concerns About China’s Growing Military Might

A New Pentagon Report Raises Concerns About China’s Growing Military Might

Beijing has made it clear that reasserting control over Taiwan is a top priority
Congress Plans to Skip Next Recess If the Shutdown Continues

Congress Plans to Skip Next Recess If the Shutdown Continues

There is every indication it will drag on
The Shutdown Is Still Going On. So Are the Political Stunts

The Shutdown Is Still Going On. So Are the Political Stunts

No one on Capitol Hill or the White House seems any closer to resolving the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. In an effort to appear busy, however, both sides are resorting to political
‘Indefensible.’ Why Republicans Finally Condemned Steve King

‘Indefensible.’ Why Republicans Finally Condemned Steve King

For anyone who has paid attention to Rep. Steve King’s career, it was hardly shocking that he would be quoted wondering when “white supremacy” became offensive. What happened next has been a bit of a
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Joins 2020 Race for President

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Joins 2020 Race for President

She joins a Democratic primary field that is growing more and more crowded
Here’s the Note Coast Guard Members Got on Their First-Ever Day Without Pay

Here’s the Note Coast Guard Members Got on Their First-Ever Day Without Pay

It's the first time in history that American military service members have not been paid during a shutdown
How William Barr Tried to Reassure Democrats at His Confirmation Hearing

How William Barr Tried to Reassure Democrats at His Confirmation Hearing

With a measured tone and carefully worded answers, William Barr sought Tuesday to reassure senators that he would protect the Justice Department’s vaunted independence if he were confirmed as attorney
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Agrees to Testify at Democrat-Led Oversight Hearing

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Agrees to Testify at Democrat-Led Oversight Hearing

Trump has nominated former attorney general William Barr for the permanent job
The House Rejects Bill to Reopen Federal Government as Shutdown Drags On

The House Rejects Bill to Reopen Federal Government as Shutdown Drags On

The House voted 237-187 in favor of the bill, but the measure failed
Rep. Steve King Just Voted to Rebuke Himself in the House for Racist Comments

Rep. Steve King Just Voted to Rebuke Himself in the House for Racist Comments

King was among those supporting the measure, which was approved, 416-1
Meet the Major Candidates Running for President in 2020

Meet the Major Candidates Running for President in 2020

More than 450 candidates have already registered with the Federal Election Commission to run for president in 2020. The election is still more than 600 days away, but the Democratic playing field is
A Judge Blocked the Census From Asking About Citizenship. Here’s Why It Matters

A Judge Blocked the Census From Asking About Citizenship. Here’s Why It Matters

A federal judge in New York has blocked the Trump Administration from adding a question about citizenship status to the 2020 Census, marking a victory for critics who have said the question is
President Trump Asks Rank-and-File Democrats to Lunch to Promote Border Wall. Nancy Pelosi Isn’t Invited

President Trump Asks Rank-and-File Democrats to Lunch to Promote Border Wall. Nancy Pelosi Isn’t Invited

Pelosi predicted that after meeting the lawmakers will want to make a 'citizen's arrest'
Trump’s Attorney General Pick Insists He Will Not Be Bullied Into Interfering With Mueller Investigation
Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Adding Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Adding Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

The U.S. Supreme Court is also poised to address the issue in February
White House Names Scaled-Back Delegation to Attend World Economic Forum

White House Names Scaled-Back Delegation to Attend World Economic Forum

A smaller delegation led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will still attend
Iowa’s King Blocked From House Committees After Remarks About Race

Iowa’s King Blocked From House Committees After Remarks About Race

(WASHINGTON) — Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive
President Trump Says Solution to Shutdown Impasse ‘So Simple’, Rejects Legislative Fix

President Trump Says Solution to Shutdown Impasse ‘So Simple’, Rejects Legislative Fix

(WASHINGTON) — With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat, declaring he would “never ever back down.”
Senate Democrats Will Press Trump’s Attorney General Nominee for Answers

Senate Democrats Will Press Trump’s Attorney General Nominee for Answers

When William Barr came up for Senate confirmation as attorney general in 1991, he was confirmed by voice vote, a procedure used when no one in the upper chamber has any objection. He’s unlikely to get