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Senate Passes USMCA, Giving Trump a Win Before Impeachment Trial

Senate Passes USMCA, Giving Trump a Win Before Impeachment Trial

The Senate approved President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement on Thursday, handing the president a major political win on the same day senators will be sworn in as jurors in his
NRA Stares Down Gun Backlash Without Its Old Power Brokers

NRA Stares Down Gun Backlash Without Its Old Power Brokers

The massacres in El Paso and Dayton are the first major test of the gun group without its former lobbyist and PR firm.
Republicans Fear ‘Extinction in the Suburbs’ Over Gun Control

Republicans Fear ‘Extinction in the Suburbs’ Over Gun Control

After two gruesome mass shootings in a 24-hour span, some Republicans are raising alarms that their opposition to new firearm limits is making the party toxic to the suburban women and college
Mass Shootings Give Gun Bill Urging ‘Red Flags’ a Boost in Senate

Mass Shootings Give Gun Bill Urging ‘Red Flags’ a Boost in Senate

The weekend massacres in Texas and Ohio renewed momentum Monday for action to address gun violence, with a deal announced on bipartisan “red flag” legislation and President Donald Trump calling
Trump Condemns White Supremacy After Facing Blame for Shootings

Trump Condemns White Supremacy After Facing Blame for Shootings

President Donald Trump delivered his most forceful condemnation of racism and white supremacy following shootings over the weekend that killed 31 people, after Democrats said his own racially divisive
Democratic 2020 Field Picks Up a Second Joe as Sestak Jumps In

Democratic 2020 Field Picks Up a Second Joe as Sestak Jumps In

Former two-term Representative Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania announced this weekend he’s joining the crowded field vying for the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination.
Biden’s Senate Years Become a Drag on His Presidential Bid

Biden’s Senate Years Become a Drag on His Presidential Bid

Joe Biden has enjoyed front-runner status since joining the presidential race, but now he is encountering the same pitfalls as other ambitious senators who have found that their experience and record
Trump Mexican Tariff Threat Has Clear Penalty, Vague Demands

Trump Mexican Tariff Threat Has Clear Penalty, Vague Demands

President Donald Trump made clear that he’s prepared to impose tariffs on Mexico over a surge of migrants at the southern U.S. border. What he didn’t specify was what he wants Mexico to do to avoid
Senators Try to Limit Trump’s Tariff Power While He Seeks More

Senators Try to Limit Trump’s Tariff Power While He Seeks More

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators launched a new attempt to curtail Donald Trump’s power to impose tariffs amid an escalating campaign by business groups to force congressional action and the
McConnell Warns Russia as Senators Propose Tough New Sanctions

McConnell Warns Russia as Senators Propose Tough New Sanctions

The fallout in Congress over President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin stretched into a second week, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issuing a stern warning to
Senate Sends Trump Message to Slow Down on Tariff Escalation

Senate Sends Trump Message to Slow Down on Tariff Escalation

The U.S. Senate took President Donald Trump to task on trade but fell short of curtailing his power to impose tariffs.
Democrat Helps Trump Block Move to Limit Tariff Power

Democrat Helps Trump Block Move to Limit Tariff Power

A Republican-led effort to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to impose tariffs based on national security grounds was scuttled for a second time this month, after the president got some help from
Sen. Toomey Says Senate Has Constitutional Responsibility on Trade

Sen. Toomey Says Senate Has Constitutional Responsibility on Trade

Sen Pat Toomey, a member of the Senate Finance Committee and a Republican from Pennsylvania, discusses North Korea, oversight of ZTE Corp., and the Senate's responsibility on trade. He speaks with

Trump Pressures GOP Allies to Block Restrictions on Tariff Power

Senate Republicans are under intense White House pressure to quash a bipartisan attempt to curtail President Donald Trump’s authority to impose tariffs on national security grounds.
Fannie-Freddie Overhaul Plan Is Dead for This Year, Senators Say

Fannie-Freddie Overhaul Plan Is Dead for This Year, Senators Say

Two U.S. senators who have played key roles in trying to advance housing-finance reform are acknowledging the legislative efforts to end government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are dead, at
Parties to White House Biofuel Deal Disagree What's Agreed

Parties to White House Biofuel Deal Disagree What's Agreed

A tentative deal on U.S. biofuel policy struck at the White House would allow year-round sales of higher-ethanol gasoline in exchange for possible policy changes to rein in compliance costs for
Senate Votes to Scrap CFPB Directive Targeting Auto-Lending Bias

Senate Votes to Scrap CFPB Directive Targeting Auto-Lending Bias

The U.S. Senate has moved to scrap a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau policy aimed at preventing discrimination in auto lending.
Trump Isn't Retreating From Gun Proposals, Spokeswoman Says

Trump Isn't Retreating From Gun Proposals, Spokeswoman Says

Donald Trump isn’t retreating from gun-safety proposals that might cross the NRA, his spokeswoman said Monday after the White House released a package of policies that didn’t include the most
Trump Isn't Retreating From Gun Proposals, Spokeswoman Says

Trump Isn't Retreating From Gun Proposals, Spokeswoman Says

Donald Trump isn’t retreating from gun-safety proposals that might cross the NRA, his spokeswoman said Monday after the White House released a package of policies that didn’t include the most
Trump’s Retreat Leaves Congress Adrift on Guns

Trump’s Retreat Leaves Congress Adrift on Guns

President Donald Trump has left Congress in the lurch once again, this time seeming to retreat just days after endorsing gun safety legislation to try to end the nation’s grim succession of