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WASHINGTON | Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON— January 07, 2019— Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, sending a signal to President Donald Trump as he keeps up his criticism of Mueller’s Russia investigation. The legislation, sponsored by incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and three other members, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller

CAMBRIDGE, Mass | Freshman Democrats in Congress ready to use new-won power

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Incoming members of the Democratic Party’s new U.S. House majority say they’re ready to turn the energy of their campaigns into real power on Capitol Hill. Rep.-elects Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and a handful of other liberal-leaning incoming Democrats used an orientation event for freshman lawmakers Tuesday … Continue reading CAMBRIDGE, Mass | Freshman Democrats in Congress ready to use new-won power

WASHINGTON | Pelosi’s opponents counting on chaos to deny her speakership

WASHINGTON— Call it the chaos theory for picking the next House speaker. Those Democrats trying to stop California Rep. Nancy Pelosi from reclaiming the job say they don’t need a rival candidate just yet. Instead, they plan to show that Pelosi lacks the votes to win the race. And then, they say, new challengers will … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi’s opponents counting on chaos to deny her speakership

WASHINGTON | Democrats shun idea of Pelosi floor fight in speaker’s race

WASHINGTON— Call it the chaos theory for picking the next House speaker. Those Democrats trying to stop California Rep. Nancy Pelosi from reclaiming the job say they don’t need a rival candidate just yet. Instead, they plan to show that Pelosi lacks the votes to win the race. And then, they say, new challengers will … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats shun idea of Pelosi floor fight in speaker’s race

WASHINGTON | In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they’ll back new leadership

WASHINGTON — Sixteen Democrats who’ve opposed Nancy Pelosi’s quest to become speaker released a letter Monday saying they will vote for “new leadership” when the House picks its leaders in January, posing a threat to her effort to lead her party’s House majority in the next Congress. The release of the letter suggests that rather … Continue reading WASHINGTON | In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they’ll back new leadership

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Rep. Jordan says GOP failed to keep its promises

WASHINGTON— The Latest on congressional Republicans‘ leadership elections (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio says the GOP lost its House majority in the midterm election because it didn’t deliver on promises to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, fund President Donald Trump’s wall and replace the Obama health care law. Jordan, a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Rep. Jordan says GOP failed to keep its promises

MINNEAPOLIS | Democrats’ House takeover spurs hope for farm bill this year

MINNEAPOLIS — Prospects have improved for Congress to pass a bipartisan farm bill before the end of the year after Democrats secured the House majority during the midterm elections, a key lawmaker and other experts said. Work requirements for food stamps, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, had been the biggest stumbling … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Democrats’ House takeover spurs hope for farm bill this year

WASHINGTON | Democrats seize House control, but Trump’s GOP holds Senate

WASHINGTON — Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump‘s Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But the GOP gained ground in the Senate and preserved key governorships, beating back a “blue wave” that never fully materialized. The mixed verdict in the first … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats seize House control, but Trump’s GOP holds Senate