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Trump to face skeptics in D.C.

Presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will visit Republican lawmakers on Thursday, but instead of what is usually just a rite on the...

Republicans divided over Trump

Congressional Republicans are returning to Capitol Hill to confront an awkward new reality: Donald Trump is their presumptive presidential nominee. But instead of uniting...

Accepting Trump: Bitter pill for GOP

Congressional Republicans are beginning to accept, and even embrace, an outcome that was once unthinkable: Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee. In the wake...

Obama: Democrats good for America

President Barack Obama praised Democratic lawmakers for having his back through some politically tough votes and encouraged supporters to help elect more of them...

Kildee: Flint struggles as Congress bickers

Two years after problems began with the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, and nearly six months after officials declared a public health emergency, a...

Obama’s ‘Dead on arrival’ State of Unions

“Dead. Real Dead." That was the verdict by then-House Speaker John Boehner on President Barack Obama's proposal to impose higher dividend and capital gains...

Asking USDA for help on civil rights

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is embarking on a partnership with universities across the country in hopes of infusing its ranks with more diversity...

Drone strikes up, oversight down

Putting the U.S. military in charge of drone strikes in Iraq and Syria has effectively reduced congressional scrutiny of those sensitive operations, leaving some...

With budget done, back to partisanship?

Five days after Paul Ryan was sworn in as House speaker, the White House promised to invite him to meet President Barack Obama for...

Tax breaks, special interests in budget deal

The House and Senate are rushing to send President Barack Obama a massive budget package that would fund the entire government through September 2016...