Congress

Waitress Kelcie Tipping, left, speaks with fellow waitress Mariam Touray, right, at the Modern Diner in Pawtucket, R.I.
Michelle R. Smith/AP Photo
January 29, 2019 - 10:51 am
By Michelle R. Smith and Emily Swanson, Associated Press PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The state of the union is dark. A large majority of Americans say they are pessimistic about the state of the country and few expect things will get better in the year ahead, according to a poll released Tuesday by The...
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Congressman Brendan Boyle
Credit: Pat Loeb
Dan Wing
January 26, 2019 - 8:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the longest government shutdown in U.S. history over for the time being, a Philadelphia area congressman says he has drafted leglislation that would make it the last shutdown the country ever has to deal with. After seeing the pain and hardships this most recent...
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Capitol Hill
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January 25, 2019 - 5:03 pm
By Clare Foran (CNN) — President Donald Trump signed a short-term spending bill into law Friday night that does not include Trump's requested $5.7 billion for a border wall. The White House announced late Friday that Trump had signed the measure, a three-week stopgap bill that will reopen shuttered...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., responds to reporters after officially postponing President Donald Trump's State of the Union address until the government is fully reopened, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
January 24, 2019 - 6:40 am
By Kevin Freking, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Following a high-stakes...
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Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump
CNN
January 23, 2019 - 2:54 pm
UPDATED: 6 p.m. ___ By Kevin Liptak (CNN) — President Donald Trump declared his annual State of the Union address "canceled" on Wednesday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent word she would bar him from delivering the speech in the House chamber while parts of the government remain shut down. The...
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President Donald Trump, center, Vice President Mike Pence, left, escorted by Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, right, visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
January 23, 2019 - 1:06 pm
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress — despite a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting he delay it. The White...
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President Donald Trump, center, Vice President Mike Pence, left, escorted by Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, right, visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
January 22, 2019 - 1:40 pm
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress — despite a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting he delay it. The White...
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President Donald Trump leaves the podium after speaking about the partial government shutdown, immigration and border security in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
January 22, 2019 - 6:59 am
UPDATED: 10:04 a.m. By Jill Colvin and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to reopen the government, sweetened with immigration provisions that are aimed at mollifying Democrats but that have alienated some conservatives, is headed for Senate action,...
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President Donald Trump departs after speaking about the partial government shutdown, immigration and border security in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
January 21, 2019 - 7:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to break through the budget deadlock appeared to be gaining little traction Monday, as another missed paycheck loomed for hundreds of thousands of workers and the partial federal shutdown stretched into its fifth week. Despite the fanfare of the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building in New York.
AP Photo/Richard Drew, File
January 20, 2019 - 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani left open Sunday the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen's congressional testimony. But, he added, "so what" if he did? Giuliani appeared Sunday on CNN, where he said he did not...
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