Senate

In this May 24, 2018, file photo, the home of civil rights leaders Medgar and Myrlie Evers, in Jackson, Miss.
Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo, File
February 12, 2019 - 10:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday approved a major public lands bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates five new national monuments. The measure, the largest public lands bill considered by Congress...
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Andrew Harnik/AP Photo, File
February 01, 2019 - 9:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate investigators have evidence revealing the identities behind mysterious phone calls that Donald Trump Jr. had with blocked numbers during the 2016 presidential campaign, just days before he met with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton...
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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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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., accompanied by Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., right, questions Attorney General nominee William Barr in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
January 16, 2019 - 10:07 am
By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the...
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This Oct. 9, 2018, file photo shows Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney answering a question about tariffs during the debate with Democratic opponent Jenny Wilson in the America First Event Center in Cedar City, Utah.
James M. Dobson/The Spectrum via AP, File
January 02, 2019 - 7:50 am
UPDATED: 3:32 p.m. WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and incoming Utah senator, has quickly set himself apart from other Republicans in the new Congress with a blistering attack on President Donald Trump's leadership and character, triggering what could become a new...
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The Capitol is seen as New Year's Day comes to a close with the partial government shutdown in its second week, in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
January 02, 2019 - 7:07 am
By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are sweeping into power this week on a campaign promise of improving government for ordinary Americans. But first, they'll have to get government reopened from the partial shutdown. As the Congress gavels in for the...
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US Capitol
December 28, 2018 - 9:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrats are trading blame for the partial government shutdown but doing little substantive talking with each other, as the disruption in federal services and public employees' pay slogs into another weekend. Trump upped the brinkmanship by threatening...
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White House
Carolyn Kaster/AP
December 24, 2018 - 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Monday with his Homeland Security secretary and other officials to discuss border security issues as a partial government shutdown over his U.S.-Mexico border wall entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight. Though both sides have moved on the...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
J. Scott Applewhite/AP
December 21, 2018 - 6:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a midnight deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump said Friday a closure would drag on "for a very long time" and he tried to lay blame on congressional Democrats if there's no deal over his demand for U.S.-Mexico border wall money. Only a...
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Prison cell
Cherri Gregg
December 19, 2018 - 10:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The United States Senate overwhelmingly passed the First Step Act, the most sweeping bipartisan criminal justice reform bill in decades. The US House will likely pass it and President Donald Trump says he'll sign it The Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society...
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