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New War Authorization for U.S. Military Getting Bipartisan Push

New War Authorization for U.S. Military Getting Bipartisan Push

Congress may take its first substantial step in years Monday toward an updated authorization for U.S. military action in the Middle East.
Measure Protecting Mueller Is Likely to Pass Committee, Republican Says

Measure Protecting Mueller Is Likely to Pass Committee, Republican Says

Legislation to thwart any attempt by President Donald Trump to fire special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to pass the Senate Judiciary Committee in two weeks, the panel’s chairman said.
Republicans Move to Protect Mueller After Trump Unleashes Attacks

Republicans Move to Protect Mueller After Trump Unleashes Attacks

Congressional Republicans moved to head off any attempt by President Donald Trump to fire special counsel Robert Mueller as the president continued to attack the Russia investigation and the Justice
White House Says Trump Can Fire Mueller. Republicans Warn It’d Be a Mistake

White House Says Trump Can Fire Mueller. Republicans Warn It’d Be a Mistake

President Donald Trump has been advised he has authority to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, a White House spokeswoman said, as top Republicans in Congress warned that doing so may put his
Trump Warns He'll Dump Nafta If Mexico Doesn't Stop Drug Flows

Trump Warns He'll Dump Nafta If Mexico Doesn't Stop Drug Flows

President Donald Trump threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if Mexico doesn’t stop people and drugs from flowing into the U.S. from Central America.
Trump Announces News Conference After Threatening to Veto Spending Bill

Trump Announces News Conference After Threatening to Veto Spending Bill

President Donald Trump said he’ll hold a news conference Friday afternoon on the $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress, hours after tweeting that he’s considering vetoing the legislation and
Congress Will Soon Advance the First Gun Control Measures in Years

Congress Will Soon Advance the First Gun Control Measures in Years

Congress for the first time in years is poised to vote on gun legislation that represents incremental but symbolically significant steps on an issue that long has divided the nation.
Congress Rushes Toward Spending Vote to Prevent Shutdown

Congress Rushes Toward Spending Vote to Prevent Shutdown

Congressional leaders released a $1.3 trillion government spending plan for the rest of the fiscal year and asked lawmakers to begin voting on it with only hours to read and analyze the 2,232-page
Lawmakers Near Spending Compromise to Avoid U.S. Government Shutdown

Lawmakers Near Spending Compromise to Avoid U.S. Government Shutdown

Leaders in Congress from both parties said they’re on the cusp of settling on a $1.3 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown this weekend after lawmakers reached key compromises during
Congress Stymied on $1.3 Trillion Bill as Another Shutdown Nears

Congress Stymied on $1.3 Trillion Bill as Another Shutdown Nears

Congressional Republicans missed another target to unveil a $1.3 trillion spending bill, as talks continued early Wednesday with just days remaining for House and Senate votes to avert a third
Senate Scuttles Yemen Measure as Saudi Prince Meets With Trump

Senate Scuttles Yemen Measure as Saudi Prince Meets With Trump

The Senate scuttled a resolution opposed by the Trump administration that called on the U.S. military to stop aiding Saudi-led bombing in Yemen, acting the same day President Donald Trump and top
McConnell Says Trump Should Allow Mueller to Finish Russia Probe

McConnell Says Trump Should Allow Mueller to Finish Russia Probe

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Special Counsel Robert Mueller and said he “should be allowed to finish his job.”
Congress Stalled on $1.2 Trillion Bill as Shutdown Clock Ticks

Congress Stalled on $1.2 Trillion Bill as Shutdown Clock Ticks

Republican attempts to cobble together a comprehensive $1.2 trillion spending bill remained stalled Tuesday, pushing House and Senate votes on the package closer to a deadline at the end of the work
Most Republicans Silent in Face of Trump’s Attacks on Mueller

Most Republicans Silent in Face of Trump’s Attacks on Mueller

President Donald Trump’s direct assault on Robert Mueller over the weekend renewed fears he’s preparing to fire the special counsel as Republicans mostly remained silent on the threat.
Trump’s Picks for State, CIA Hit Potential Roadblocks in Senate

Trump’s Picks for State, CIA Hit Potential Roadblocks in Senate

President Donald Trump’s picks for Secretary of State and CIA director are running into potential roadblocks among Republicans in the Senate.
Trump to Promote Public Works Plan as Lawmakers Seek Funding

Trump to Promote Public Works Plan as Lawmakers Seek Funding

The White House says Donald Trump will campaign to pass legislation this year to upgrade roads, bridges and other public works, as members of Congress from both parties say it will only happen with
The Rexit: Tillerson Is Out

The Rexit: Tillerson Is Out

After a turbulent tenure, Trump bids U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson farewell
Trump Tariffs’ Challenges May Take a Long Time in Trade Court

Trump Tariffs’ Challenges May Take a Long Time in Trade Court

Foreign nations and domestic customers harmed by President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, announced Thursday, shouldn’t expect swift justice through legal venues.