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Trump Prods McConnell on Sentencing Bill: ‘Go for It Mitch!’

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reluctance to hold a vote on a popular criminal justice bill has angered top Republican senators and created an unusual rift with a longtime GOP ally, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. And on Friday, it also bro...

Patagonia Gives GOP Tax Windfall to Environmental Groups

VENTURA — Patagonia, the outdoor gear company, is passing along the $10 million it saved from tax cuts to nonprofit environmental groups. Corporations received a windfall from the GOP's sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code last year, which slashed corpora...

Dems Flip 2 GOP Seats in Early Returns for House Battle

WASHINGTON — The Democrats flipped their first two Republican-held House seats Tuesday in Florida and Virginia but fell short in a closely watched race in Kentucky as they worked to wrest control of the chamber from the GOP and confront President Donald Trump....
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Nothing Certain on the Eve of First Trump-Era Elections

WASHINGTON — The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived. "I don't think there's a Democrat in this country that doesn't have a little angst left over from 2016 deep down." — Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List Voters on Tuesd...