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Costa Talks Trump, Impeachment, and the Dem Contenders

As Washington Post reporter Robert Costa sees it, members of Congress — Democrats and Republicans alike — are on the same mission during their recess. With House Speaker Nancy Pelosi advancing an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, every member...
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Finally! Trump, Congress Reach Deal to End Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Friday reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiation...

House Democrats Have Plan to Re-Open Government

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are introducing a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving money for President Donald Trump's border wall. The House is preparing to vote as soon as the new Congress convenes Thursday, ...
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Trump Wants Prison Reform. Can Sen. McConnell Deliver Votes?

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is supporting the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation, but it remains to be seen whether the proposal can pass Congress. Trump said earlier this month that the bill "will m...