House Speaker Paul Ryan raised more than $44 million in 2017, an off-year record for any House leader — a financial haul Republicans hope will shore up vulnerable GOP members in what's shaping up to be a tough midterm cycle for Republicans.
In the last quarter, Ryan raised $4.8 million, his [...]
Former White House adviser Steve Bannon declined House Russia investigators' request to return for a second interview Thursday, telling lawmakers through his lawyer that their request for him to return just two days after his first appearance was "unreasonable."
"The Committee's subpoena purports to require Mr. Bannon's appearance for a second [...]
The Senate on Thursday gave the Trump administration and national security hawks a significant victory, approving a long-term extension of controversial surveillance programs over bipartisan opposition.
Lawmakers voted, 65-34, to renew a set of powerful digital spying tools that intercept the digital chatter of foreign targets but also incidentally collect personal [...]
The odds of a government shutdown have gone up.
This is a fast-developing story, so stay tuned, but a bloc of Senate Democrats has shifted towards a more aggressive stance on including an immigration provision in the government funding bill, increasing the possibility that the party will block any measure that [...]
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House Democrats are holding firm in opposition to a short-term spending bill, even as Republicans in both chambers struggle to round up enough votes to keep the government open beyond Friday.
House Democratic leaders have been preaching a message of unity to their members all week, emphasizing that sticking together [...]
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Brandon Presley, Democrats' top recruit for an acknowledged uphill campaign for Senate in Mississippi, announced Thursday that he would not run for the seat held by Republican Sen. Roger Wicker this year.
Sources familiar with the decision say that it was driven by a sense that Chris McDaniel — the [...]
from by Mick Dumke, ProPublica, and Dan Mihalopoulos, Chicago Sun-Times
President Trump's disparaging comments in an Oval Office meeting last week about Haiti and “shithole” (or “shithouse”) African countries felt like the immigration debate had reached a new place. It has — but not just because of that meeting.
There's been a massive conservative shift in the ongoing debate over [...]
from by Benjamin Conarck, Florida Times-Union, and Topher Sanders, ProPublica
Liberal activists and some congressional Democrats want the party to oppose any government funding bill that does not address DACA — even if that leads to a government shutdown. But the party can't actually block a funding bill unless basically all the Senate Democrats are on board. And it [...]