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On the crowded Hill agenda for December

Taxes, spending, immigration and more top a lengthy to-do list when lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday after their Thanksgiving break. President Donald Trump plans to meet with congressional leaders on Tuesday to try...

Franken apologizes, sort of, for ‘inappropriate’ acts

Democratic Sen. Al Franken issued a Thanksgiving explanation and apology in the wake of four women alleging that he had touched them inappropriately, a message that ended with a promise to regain constituents’ trust...

Rep. Barton: ‘I’ll call the cops’ if his nude photos appear

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton told a woman that he would complain to U.S. Capitol Police if sexually explicit photographs of him and other material from their relationship were to be exposed publicly, according to...

Trump to athlete’s father: ‘You ungrateful fool’

A feud between President Donald Trump and the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China reached a fever pitch Wednesday, with the president labeling LaVar Ball an “ungrateful fool.” Continuing a...

States take Trump to court on healthcare cuts

The top lawyers for 19 states will urge a federal judge Monday to force President Donald Trump’s administration to pay health care subsidies he abruptly cut off earlier this month. State attorneys general, led by...

Trump vs McConnell: A nasty lunch?

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are set for an interesting meeting at the White House on Monday. Trump blames the Kentucky Republican for the health overhaul failure. Trump hints at tantalizing...

McCain : ‘Poor prognosis’ on cancer

U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a “very poor prognosis” as he battles brain cancer. McCain underwent surgery in July for a brain tumor that was later found to be a form...

Trump lashes out at Rand Paul

President Donald Trump is lashing out at a Republican senator who opposes the last-ditch effort to overturn the Obama-era health care law. On Twitter Friday, Trump says: “Rand Paul, or whoever votes against Hcare Bill,...

Trump talks of ‘loser terrorists’

President Donald Trump is calling a fire at a London subway station another attack “by a loser terrorist” and suggesting police there may have missed an opportunity to prevent it. He also says the...

Trump to Congress: ‘Move fast’ on taxes

President Donald Trump is pushing lawmakers to “move fast” on a tax overhaul. On Twitter Wednesday, Trump says: “The approval process for the biggest Tax Cut & Tax Reform package in the history of our...