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Trump tries a new tact: Optimism

President Donald Trump gave Republican congressional leaders a rallying cry and even a roadmap as they try to push through a sweeping and divisive...

Government shutdown in Trump’s future?

Add a potential government shutdown to President Donald Trump's growing roster of headaches. Beneath the capital's radar looms a vexing problem — a catchall spending...

Dems call GOP health care law ‘road to ruin’

Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for...

DeVos headed for Senate showdown

Betsy DeVos cleared a major hurdle in the Senate to become the next education secretary despite vigorous opposition from Democrats. Senators voted 52-48 to cut...

Gorsuch: Fewer Scalia edges?

If confirmed by the Senate to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch would fill the seat of the man he seeks to emulate as a...

State AGs push back on Trump

Washington became the first state to sue the Trump administration with a filing Monday over the president's executive order restricting refugees and immigration. It...

Obama prospered as Dems floundered

In boasting about his tenure in the White House, President Barack Obama often cites numbers like these: 15 million new jobs, a 4.9 percent...

Dems eye targeting Trump’s treasury pick

Democrats are eyeing the Senate confirmation hearings for Donald Trump's Treasury secretary pick selection as a prime opportunity to chip away at the Republican's...

Coal miner benefits dog government shutdown debate

Hours to a government shutdown, coal-state Senate Democrats blocked swift action on a stopgap spending bill over benefits for retired miners and pressed President-elect...

Can Democrats rebuild the ‘blue wall?’

With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great...