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Senators agree to end government shutdown

Democrats lined up behind a plan to reopen the federal government Monday as the Senate began a key vote. Senators predicted a proposal to fund...

Shutdown continues amid fading hopes for a deal

The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an...

Congress went to bed with government in limbo

After failing late Friday night to reach agreement on a short-term spending agreement to keep the government functioning, Congress adjourned in the wee hours...

Playing the blame game as gov’t shutdown looms

A bitterly-divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught...

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...