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Shutdowns just another political power play?

Threatening to shutter the federal government unless demands are met — who would do that? Members of both parties, it turns out. And both sides...

Dems, some GOP angry about Trump’s vulgar language

President Donald Trump claimed, in tweet Friday he "never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled...

Two new Democrats narrow GOP lead in Senate

Two new Democrats will be sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, narrowing the Republican majority and complicating efforts by Majority Leader Mitch...

Dems see 2018 election boost from Trump tax plan

A Democratic congressional candidate outside Philadelphia calls the Republican tax overhaul a “cynical bill” that will redistribute wealth upward. One of her counterparts in California...

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...

Jones wins in Alabama Senate upset

In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President...

Trump faces critical showdowns on Capitol Hill

President Donald Trump’s year-end agenda is at a critical juncture as he heads Tuesday to Capitol Hill to rally Senate Republicans on taxes —...

Can an ex-punk rocker beat Ted Cruz in Texas?

As Democrats try to win control of the U.S. Congress in next year’s midterm elections, their hopes of picking up a Senate seat in...

House approves tax bill but Senate unsure

Republicans have stretched closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of...

Senate bill hikes taxes for 13.8 million households

Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the Senate Republican tax overhaul actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income American households,...