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Senators Prepare for Trump Trial That Could Run Into February

Senators Prepare for Trump Trial That Could Run Into February

Senators are girding for a lengthy impeachment trial that could leave a cloud over President Donald Trump’s Feb. 4 State of the Union address and disrupt Democratic campaigns for the Iowa caucuses and
Republicans Pan Trump’s $12 Billion Farm Aid Plan

Republicans Pan Trump’s $12 Billion Farm Aid Plan

The Trump administration’s decision to deliver $12 billion in aid to farmers hit by a burgeoning trade war was panned Tuesday by Republicans in Congress as not fixing the underlying problem -- the
U.S. Senators Seek to Punish Turkey Over Jailed Americans

U.S. Senators Seek to Punish Turkey Over Jailed Americans

Prominent U.S. senators are pushing legislation to restrict Turkey’s access to international loans until it releases a jailed pastor and other American citizens, but may have an uphill fight
Trump’s Immigration Rhetoric Roils Political Outlook for GOP

Trump’s Immigration Rhetoric Roils Political Outlook for GOP

Donald Trump’s family separation policy is continuing to create havoc for his administration, and ramped-up rhetoric from the president won’t help.
Turkey Risks U.S. Sanctions Over ‘Hostage’ American Priest

Turkey Risks U.S. Sanctions Over ‘Hostage’ American Priest

U.S. patience is wearing thin over Turkey’s nearly two-year-long imprisonment of an American priest.
Extent of Election Hacking Still Unclear, Says Senate Panel

Extent of Election Hacking Still Unclear, Says Senate Panel

The key Senate committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election said it still doesn’t have a firm grasp on the extent of the hacking, even with the November congressional midterms
Overseeing Mueller, Cohen Probes Makes Rosenstein a Big Target

Overseeing Mueller, Cohen Probes Makes Rosenstein a Big Target

From the start of the Russia probe, the question has been whether President Donald Trump might fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Now, the more serious question is whether he’d fire Rod Rosenstein.
Republican Senators Push Back Against Trump on McCabe's Firing

Republican Senators Push Back Against Trump on McCabe's Firing

Republican lawmakers pushed back against the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and efforts by President Donald Trump and his lawyer to link it to the investigation into Russian meddling in
McConnell Opens Immigration Debate Backing Trump's Framework

McConnell Opens Immigration Debate Backing Trump's Framework

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw his support behind immigration legislation that tracks President Donald Trump’s framework, making an opening bid in what is likely to be an extended debate
Trump Re-Starts Immigration Talks After Senate Ends Shutdown

Trump Re-Starts Immigration Talks After Senate Ends Shutdown

President Donald Trump dove back into negotiations over immigration legislation on Monday, hours after the Senate indicated it would move to end a three-day government shutdown.

Seven GOP Senators Back Bipartisan Immigration Bill, Graham Says

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he’s won added GOP backing for the bipartisan immigration plan that was rejected by President Donald Trump last week.
Senators Say They’re Closing In on a DACA and Border Deal

Senators Say They’re Closing In on a DACA and Border Deal

Republican and Democratic senators working on an immigration deal say they are closing in on an agreement combining a border-security package with deportation protections for young undocumented
Congress Dives Into Shutdown Drama After GOP's Win on Taxes

Congress Dives Into Shutdown Drama After GOP's Win on Taxes

Congressional leaders are trying to jam as many extras as possible into a must-pass spending bill that may ricochet between the House and Senate right up to the deadline three days from now.
House GOP Dares Senate to Vote Against Temporary Spending Bill

House GOP Dares Senate to Vote Against Temporary Spending Bill

House Republicans are challenging the Senate with an offer to keep the government running for another month while increasing funding for the Pentagon.
Trump Indicates He's Not Considering Firing Special Counsel

Trump Indicates He's Not Considering Firing Special Counsel

President Donald Trump said Sunday he’s not considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Trump’s Middle-Class Tax Pledges Go Unfulfilled in Senate Bill

Trump’s Middle-Class Tax Pledges Go Unfulfilled in Senate Bill

President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders are on the brink of achieving their top priority, centerpiece tax legislation, but only after a series of inaccurate claims and broken
Trump Urges Republicans to Resolve Feud Over Ethanol Mandate

Trump Urges Republicans to Resolve Feud Over Ethanol Mandate

President Donald Trump urged Republicans to settle their differences over the U.S. biofuel mandate at a White House meeting Thursday with Ted Cruz and other senators critical of the requirement for
Republican Deficit Hawks Vanish in Senate Race to Pass Tax Bill

Republican Deficit Hawks Vanish in Senate Race to Pass Tax Bill

The Republican chase for a rare political and policy win with passage of their tax plan has thinned the ranks of the party’s deficit hawks.
Sen. James Lankford to Vote Yes on GOP Tax Bill

Sen. James Lankford to Vote Yes on GOP Tax Bill

Senator James Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma, announced he will vote in favor of Senate Republican tax legislation. Bloomberg's Marty Schenker reports on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
Senate Passes Major Business, Individual Cuts: Tax Debate Update

Senate Passes Major Business, Individual Cuts: Tax Debate Update

The Senate tax bill is in the midst of a marathon vote session that stretched into early Saturday morning with the goal of holding a final vote in the next several hours. Here are the latest