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Trump, in Reversal, Opposes Nevada Yucca Nuclear Waste Dump

Trump, in Reversal, Opposes Nevada Yucca Nuclear Waste Dump

President Donald Trump is reversing course on his plan to construct a nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a key swing state where residents have bitterly opposed the project.
Russia Probe Exploited by Both Parties to Raise Campaign Cash

Russia Probe Exploited by Both Parties to Raise Campaign Cash

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation hasn’t yet become a top issue for most voters. But when it comes to fundraising, Democrats and Republicans battling for control of Congress in
Interest Groups Rush to Sway Senators on Kavanaugh Nomination

Interest Groups Rush to Sway Senators on Kavanaugh Nomination

The GOP’s race to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is sparking a furious battle between liberal and conservative groups to sway half a dozen pivotal senators who are giving little hint of
Trump Critic Rejected by Republican Voters in South Carolina

Trump Critic Rejected by Republican Voters in South Carolina

Republican voters in South Carolina ousted Representative Mark Sanford in the state’s GOP primary Tuesday in a contest that turned into a test of loyalty to President Donald Trump.
Two Vulnerable Senate Incumbents at Center of Tuesday Primaries

Two Vulnerable Senate Incumbents at Center of Tuesday Primaries

Two of this year’s most vulnerable Senate incumbents will find out Tuesday who they’ll face in November, as residents of Nevada select the challenger to GOP Senator Dean Heller and voters in North

While Trump Tries to Save Coal, Some in His Party Want Solar

While President Donald Trump searches for a way to save America’s coal country, some in his own party have their eyes set on what’s arguably the exact opposite: bolstering solar.
Republicans Boost Odds of Keeping Senate Control

Republicans Boost Odds of Keeping Senate Control

Republicans are maintaining an edge over Democrats in their quest to keep control of the U.S. Senate in November’s election.
GOP Senators Want to Exempt Giant Solar-Farm Panels From Tariffs

GOP Senators Want to Exempt Giant Solar-Farm Panels From Tariffs

Republican senators from five states with big solar farms are asking the Trump administration to exempt the workhorse of industrial solar panels from tariffs imposed earlier this year.
How Failure of a ‘Dreamer’ Deal May Tip Control of Congress

How Failure of a ‘Dreamer’ Deal May Tip Control of Congress

The failure of President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers to strike a deal on young undocumented immigrants puts the divisive issue into the middle of some hotly contested campaigns for
Trump Shakes Up Nevada Senate Race, Giving GOP Rare Good News

Trump Shakes Up Nevada Senate Race, Giving GOP Rare Good News

Republicans got a rare bit of good news Friday in a congressional election year where Democrats show increasing momentum.
Corker May Reconsider Decision to Retire From Senate, Aide Says

Corker May Reconsider Decision to Retire From Senate, Aide Says

Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee is “listening closely” to people in his home state who are urging him to give up his plan to retire and instead seek re-election in November, the senator’s
Trump’s War on Pot Could Split Republicans in 2018

Trump’s War on Pot Could Split Republicans in 2018

Jeff Sessions’ stance against marijuana threatens to open a rift inside the party, pitting social conservatives against younger, more libertarian, and business-minded members.
Marijuana Crackdown by Sessions Leaves GOP Fearing 2018 Backlash

Marijuana Crackdown by Sessions Leaves GOP Fearing 2018 Backlash

The Justice Department’s decision to free federal prosecutors to enforce marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug adds to the political burdens of congressional Republicans trying to hold
Democrats Prepare to Run Against the GOP ‘Tax Scam’ in 2018

Democrats Prepare to Run Against the GOP ‘Tax Scam’ in 2018

Republicans are pitching its middle-class benefits and potential economic growth, but Democrats have united in labeling it a “tax scam” that benefits the wealthy and corporations.
Moore’s Defeat in Alabama Deals Trump a Rebuke Ahead of 2018 Races

Moore’s Defeat in Alabama Deals Trump a Rebuke Ahead of 2018 Races

The defeat of Republican Roy Moore in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race by Democrat Doug Jones was a stunning rebuke to the GOP’s anti-establishment wing led by Steve Bannon and a major political
Utilities Push for Electric Car Tax Credit While Ford Stays Neutral

Utilities Push for Electric Car Tax Credit While Ford Stays Neutral

In a letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, longtime Ford Motor Co. lobbyist Ziad Ojakli thanked the Texas Republican for his work to advance tax reform, especially slashing the

GOP Senators Say Wind Tax Credit Is Safe in Their Tax Overhaul

Republican members of the Senate Finance Committee said they oppose a move by their colleagues in the House of Representatives to scale back the wind production tax credit.
Powell Will Have an Edge in His Bid for Senate Confirmation

Powell Will Have an Edge in His Bid for Senate Confirmation

Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump’s choice to become Federal Reserve chairman, will have significant advantages once the Senate confirmation process gets started, even though he wasn’t the