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Trump’s Senate Republican Allies Give OK to $5B Wall Request

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's Republican allies controlling the Senate are awarding him his full $5 billion request to build about 200 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. The wall money is contained in a $71 billion draft funding bill for...

Mexican Man Who Supports Trump Convicted of Voter Fraud

SACRAMENTO — A Northern California jury found a Mexican national who assumed an American's identity to vote in five federal elections guilty of voter fraud and identity theft. Prosecutors said Lerma was born in Mexico in 1955 and later purchased a birth cer...
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In Fundraising Surge, Vulnerable House Democrats Bank Cash

WASHINGTON — The Republican pathway for recapturing House control in next year's election charges straight through the districts of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents, especially freshmen. Judging from early but formidable cash advantages those lawmaker...
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Census, Redistricting Top Remaining Supreme Court Cases

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court enters its final week of decisions with two politically charged issues unresolved, whether to rein in political line-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Both decisions could affect th...