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Key Republican signals House-Senate clash on Trump tax-cuts plan

Key Republican signals House-Senate clash on Trump tax-cuts plan

Lower-chamber ways and means chair Kevin Brady challenges property tax deduction elimination amid rush to produce bill before Christmas holidaysThe chairman of the House tax-writing committee said on
Former Pharma exec tapped to lead Health & Human Services

Former Pharma exec tapped to lead Health & Human Services

Before his time at Lilly, Alex Azar served as deputy secretary at HHS under President George W. Bush. One former Obama administration official said that experience could help him at the agency.
McConnell on Moore accusations: ‘I believe the women’

McConnell on Moore accusations: ‘I believe the women’

"I think he should step aside," said Sen. Mitch McConnell. His comments marked the most definitive position he has taken on Moore's candidacy since The Washington Post reported the allegations last
Trump urges bigger tax cuts for the rich

Trump urges bigger tax cuts for the rich

Trump's tweet injects a degree of uncertainty in the process as the GOP tries to deliver on the president's top legislative priority and hold onto their majorities in next year's midterm elections.
Menendez jury tells judge they are deadlocked

Menendez jury tells judge they are deadlocked

Menendez is accused of engaging in a corrupt bargain with Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen. Prosecutors say the senator took gifts such as a luxury hotel stay, private flights and hundreds of
Woman says Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16

Woman says Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16

Beverly Young Nelson, 55, said Moore, now a candidate for the U.S. Senate, assaulted her when she was a 16-year-old high school student working as a waitress in Gadsden, Ala.
Cartoons: Sexual harassment

Cartoons: Sexual harassment

This cartoon slideshow illustrates the many allegations coming out concerning abuse to women in many areas of the workplace.
Senators demand inquiry into Trump's commerce secretary after Paradise Papers leak

Senators demand inquiry into Trump's commerce secretary after Paradise Papers leak

Watchdog urged to open inquiry into ‘compliance with ethics requirements’Papers show Wilbur Ross has investments in firm linked to Putin’s son-in-lawDemocratic senators have asked two government
Sessions says he knew of ex-Trump aide's Russia ties, despite testimony

Sessions says he knew of ex-Trump aide's Russia ties, despite testimony

Attorney general appears to contradict his earlier remarks under oath Sessions: ‘not enough basis’ to appoint counsel to investigate ClintonJeff Sessions on Tuesday acknowledged a former aide to
Sessions denies lying, now recalls Russia interaction

Sessions denies lying, now recalls Russia interaction

In his opening statement, U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., went through Sessions's public statements on Russia-related matters, highlighting instances in which what Sessions said did not comport
Retired general: Nuclear launch order can be refused

Retired general: Nuclear launch order can be refused

During testimony before the Foreign Relations Committee, retired Gen. Robert Kehler said the U.S. armed forces are obligated to follow legal orders, not illegal ones.
Senate GOP will add Obamacare mandate repeal to tax bill

Senate GOP will add Obamacare mandate repeal to tax bill

Party leaders said Tuesday their tax bill will include a provision that would repeal the individual mandate, a part of the health care law that creates penalties for Americans who don't have health
Republican party cuts ties with Roy Moore over sexual misconduct allegations

Republican party cuts ties with Roy Moore over sexual misconduct allegations

Republican National Committee pulls out of joint fundraising agreement as senior Alabama senator calls for Moore to be pulled from the ballotThe Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab is testing a new way to
US military leaders would reject illegal order for nuclear strike, senators told

US military leaders would reject illegal order for nuclear strike, senators told

As senators raise concerns about ‘unstable’ Donald Trump’s decision-making, former commander says military is ‘not obligated to follow illegal orders’US military commanders would refuse a presidential
House Democrats introduce Trump impeachment articles

House Democrats introduce Trump impeachment articles

The large majority of Democrats seem intent on having nothing to do with the effort either as lawmakers await the results of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between the Trump
A look at the tax bill the House is voting on today

A look at the tax bill the House is voting on today

The main goal of the "Tax Cut and Jobs Act" is to lower taxes on companies in an effort to make them more competitive and discourage them from moving abroad. The bill lowers the corporate tax rate
Mistrial declared in Sen. Menendez bribery trial

Mistrial declared in Sen. Menendez bribery trial

U.S. District Judge William Walls declared the mistrial after more than six full days of deliberations that had to be re-started midway through when a juror was replaced. There was no immediate word
Senators press Kushner to be more forthcoming on Russia

Senators press Kushner to be more forthcoming on Russia

The GOP chairman is Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and the senior Democrat is Dianne Feinstein of California. They wrote Jared Kushner's lawyer Thursday saying the trove of documents he has provided the
Three California Republicans vote against House tax plan

Three California Republicans vote against House tax plan

Three California Republican members of Congress broke ranks on Thursday to vote against the Republican tax reform bill that passed the House of Representatives.
House Republicans pass major tax cut bill after Trump's closed-door speech

House Republicans pass major tax cut bill after Trump's closed-door speech

The legislation passed with support from all but thirteen Republicans and no Democrats, and now faces significant challenges in the SenateHouse Republicans passed major tax cut legislation on Thursday