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GOP leaders, right-wing at odds over possible gov’t shutdown

Hard-line conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders’ plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown and saying GOP leaders lack the votes to push...

Sexual harassment in Congress and taxpayers foot the bill

Winsome Packer, and adviser to Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings, lost her six-figure income, her job and her house after she accused her boss of...

Partisan bitterness remains in divided Congress

There will be some familiar but stubborn clashes facing lawmakers Wednesday as Congress begins its 2018 session staring at the year’s first potential calamity...

Somehow, Trump and Congress made it through the year

Donald Trump’s unpredictable, pugnacious approach to the presidency often worked against him as Republicans navigated a tumultuous but ultimately productive year in Congress. Trump’s major...

Stopgap spending bill averts government shutdown

The Republican-led Congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill Thursday to avert a government shutdown, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the...

Congress scrambles to avoid government shutdown

Lawmakers hope to approve a must-pass spending bill on Thursday as the clock ticks toward potential government shutdown this weekend. Despite the perilous situation, House...

Tax ‘reform’ deal done: Will it help or hurt?

Congressional Republicans delivered an epic overhaul of U.S. tax laws to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, bringing generous tax cuts for corporations and the...

Congress leaves lots of unfinished business

Congress is rushing to adjourn for Christmas, but it’s looking increasingly likely they are going to leave plenty of unfinished work. More than $80 billion...

With tax bill, GOP turns its back on tea party

The tea party class of 2010 vowed to usher in a new era for the Republican Party, one where conservatives clamoring for fiscal discipline...

Deficit-ridden tax bill headed for approval

Their long-sought political goal within grasp, Republicans in Congress are set to catapult sweeping $1.5 trillion tax legislation through the House, rolling over a...