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Sanders, Buttigieg Lead in New Hampshire Poll: Campaign Update

Sanders, Buttigieg Lead in New Hampshire Poll: Campaign Update

Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg are statistically tied for the lead in New Hampshire in a poll just days before the primary.
Trump Basks in Acquittal With ‘Celebration’ and Attacks on Foes

Trump Basks in Acquittal With ‘Celebration’ and Attacks on Foes

President Donald Trump apologized to his family on Thursday for having to endure his impeachment, but in a vindictive and gloating “celebration” of his Senate acquittal he offered the nation no
Pelosi to Initiate Trump Trial Next Week; Witness Fight Heats Up

Pelosi to Initiate Trump Trial Next Week; Witness Fight Heats Up

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will prepare to send articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate next week, triggering a new, more serious phase of the battle over
Leading Democrat Says Impeachment Poses Risk for Elections

Leading Democrat Says Impeachment Poses Risk for Elections

A top Democratic lawmaker says the potential impeachment of Donald Trump poses political risks to his party, at a time surveys shows nearly half of Americans -- but few Republicans -- support the

Trump Impeachment Vote to Open Intense Public Phase of Inquiry

House Democrats hold a historic vote on Thursday to kick off the public phase of an inquiry of President Donald Trump that moves significantly closer to a vote to impeach him.
Trump Impeachment Probe Puts Schiff in GOP’s Crosshairs

Trump Impeachment Probe Puts Schiff in GOP’s Crosshairs

Adam Schiff has emerged in less than a week as the standard bearer for the House Democrats’ impeachment effort, putting him squarely in President Donald Trump’s crosshairs and leaving him with little
New York Times Must Face Sarah Palin’s Defamation Lawsuit, Court Says

New York Times Must Face Sarah Palin’s Defamation Lawsuit, Court Says

New York Times Co. must face a defamation lawsuit by former Alaska governor Sarah Palin over an editorial that linked her to the shooting of Arizona lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, a federal appeals
House Approves Border Funds as Pelosi Overcomes Liberal Revolt

House Approves Border Funds as Pelosi Overcomes Liberal Revolt

The House passed a $4.5 billion emergency spending bill to address the humanitarian needs of migrants at the the southern border as Speaker Nancy Pelosi overcame a revolt by liberals in her caucus
House Has the Votes to Pass USMCA, Rep. Scalise Says

House Has the Votes to Pass USMCA, Rep. Scalise Says

Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, discusses the prospects for a new North American trade deal. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Balance of Power." (Source: Bloomberg)
Democrats Hold Out on USMCA as Trump Walks Back Mexico Tariffs

Democrats Hold Out on USMCA as Trump Walks Back Mexico Tariffs

President Donald Trump’s decision not to impose tariffs on Mexico removed one obstacle for Congress to approve his North American trade deal, but his administration has more work to do to smooth the
White House Meeting Breaks Up Without Deal to End Shutdown

White House Meeting Breaks Up Without Deal to End Shutdown

Congressional leaders were unable to strike a deal to end a partial shutdown of the federal government at a meeting with Donald Trump on Wednesday, and the president invited them to return to the
Jim Jordan Is Making a Bid to Succeed Paul Ryan as House Speaker

Jim Jordan Is Making a Bid to Succeed Paul Ryan as House Speaker

Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said Thursday he’s making a bid to succeed Paul Ryan as the chamber’s GOP leader, potentially exposing
Republicans Move to Kill Carbon Tax Before It Gains Any Momentum

Republicans Move to Kill Carbon Tax Before It Gains Any Momentum

A new, Republican-led effort to tax carbon dioxide emissions isn’t likely to make it to a vote in the House of Representatives anytime soon -- but opponents aren’t taking any chances.
GOP Seeks to Force Confrontation With Democrats Over ICE

GOP Seeks to Force Confrontation With Democrats Over ICE

House Republicans sought to force a confrontation Wednesday with Democrats to exploit their divisions over calls from the party’s left wing to abolish the agency on the front lines of President Donald
Trump Border Policy Plunges Into Confusion Following New Order

Trump Border Policy Plunges Into Confusion Following New Order

President Donald Trump’s new policy on illegal border crossings entered its third day with confusion surrounding how authorities will handle enforcement and reunite families.
Trump Throws New Roadblock in Front of GOP Immigration Efforts

Trump Throws New Roadblock in Front of GOP Immigration Efforts

President Donald Trump may have killed whatever chance House Republicans had of passing immigration legislation next week by telling them to stop “wasting their time” on the issue until after the

Fundraising Haul, Not Legislation, Is Ryan's Parting Gift to GOP

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s parting gift to his fellow Republicans will be the massive campaign war chest he leaves behind.
Farm Bill's Future Hinges on Fight Over Limits on Immigration

Farm Bill's Future Hinges on Fight Over Limits on Immigration

A fight over U.S. immigration policy -- not agriculture -- led to the demise of farm legislation on Friday.
House Rejects Republican Farm Bill After Immigration-Vote Deal Collapses

House Rejects Republican Farm Bill After Immigration-Vote Deal Collapses

A five-year $867 billion farm bill backed by the Trump administration was rejected in the U.S. House after GOP leaders were unable to quell a rebellion by a group of conservatives who are demanding
Ryan’s Power Ebbs While House GOP Grows Restive Ahead of Midterms

Ryan’s Power Ebbs While House GOP Grows Restive Ahead of Midterms

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s power is eroding just weeks after announcing he won’t seek re-election, threatening his ability keep the chamber’s restive Republicans united.