WASHINGTON | Trump’s national emergency sparks new GOP divide in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump‘s declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised border…

WASHINGTON | Trump grounds Pelosi after she imperils his big speech

WASHINGTON  —Jan 17, 2019— She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her an…

WASHINGTON | Trump denies Pelosi aircraft for planned trip abroad

WASHINGTON  —Jan 17, 2019—It took President Donald Trump one day to flex his executive power back…

WASHINGTON | Impeachment talk flares after Democrats take power in House

WASHINGTON— Jan 04, 2019—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had only been in office for a few hours…

WASHINGTON | Pelosi doesn’t want to talk impeachment, but some Dems do

WASHINGTON —Jan 04, 2019— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had only been in office for a few…

WASHINGTON | Amid shutdown over wall funding, Trump to meet Hill leaders

WASHINGTON — Jan 02, 2019—President Donald Trump is convening a border security briefing Wednesday for Democratic…

WASHINGTON | Hill leaders, Trump to meet on border in WH Situation Room

WASHINGTON  —Jan 02, 2019— Democratic and Republican congressional leaders are expected to attend a briefing on…

WASHINGTON | Government unlikely to get fully back to business for days

WASHINGTON — It looks like Christmas will be over and done with before the federal government…

WASHINGTON | Holiday-season gridlock in DC brings partial federal closure

WASHINGTON — Christmas-season gridlock descended on the nation’s capital Saturday liked an unwelcomed present just before…

WASHINGTON | Little if any progress as partial government shutdown looms

WASHINGTON — The fight over President Donald Trump‘s $5 billion wall funds has deepened, threatening a…

WASHINGTON | No tea party here: House Democrats can’t wait to govern

WASHINGTON  — As House control is about to switch, it serves as a reminder about Democrats:…

WASHINGTON | Trump prods McConnell on sentencing bill: ‘Go for it Mitch!’

WASHINGTON  — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reluctance to hold a vote on a popular criminal…

WASHINGTON | Pelosi: House could take ‘extraordinary step’ on NC election

WASHINGTON — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says the chamber could take the “extraordinary step” of…

WASHINGTON | Senate resolution would blame Saudis for journalist’s death

WASHINGTON  — A bipartisan group of senators is introducing a measure that says Saudi Arabia’s crown…

WASHINGTON | CIA director to brief Senate leaders on Khashoggi’s slaying

WASHINGTON— CIA Director Gina Haspel is headed to Capitol Hill to brief Senate leaders Tuesday on…

WASHINGTON | House Democrats’ 1st bill aims for sweeping reforms

WASHINGTON— House Democrats on Friday unveiled more details of their first bill for the new Congress,…

WASHINGTON | Washington’s new power standoff _ Trump, Pelosi

WASHINGTON— They haven’t spoken in days, not since President Donald Trump called to congratulate Nancy Pelosi…

WASHINGTON | Pelosi nominated to reclaim speakership, still faces test

WASHINGTON  — Nancy Pelosi was nominated by fellow Democrats to be House speaker on Wednesday, but…

WASHINGTON | Pelosi poised to be nominated by Democrats for speaker

WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi entered the House Democratic leadership elections on Wednesday in an unusual position:…

WASHINGTON | Impeach the president? House Democrats saying not so fast

WASHINGTON — Whatever happened to trying to impeach President Donald Trump? As House Democrats begin laying…

WASHINGTON | Pelosi claims she has votes, but race for speaker goes on

WASHINGTON— Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House. The standoff…

WASHINGTON | Pelosi meets with freshmen Democrats key to speakership bid

WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi met privately Friday with several newly-elected Democrats who could be crucial to…

WASHINGTON | Pelosi claims ‘overwhelming support’ for 2nd act as speaker

WASHINGTON— Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she has “overwhelming support” from House Democrats to become the next…

WASHINGTON | House Republicans elect McCarthy as leader with eye to 2020

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the…

WASHINGTON | Trump ally McCarthy to lead House GOP, work to win majority

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over…

WASHINGTON | Trump backs major rewrite of sentencing laws

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for the first major rewrite of the…

WASHINGTON | Trump to back major rewrite of sentencing laws

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is planning to support the first major rewrite of the nation’s criminal…

WASHINGTON | Lawmakers near prison reform deal, but Trump support crucial

WASHINGTON— Senators have reached a tentative accord on the first major rewrite of criminal justice sentencing…

WASHINGTON | Pelosi starts bid for speakership with kind words from Trump

WASHINGTON  — Vilified by Republicans on the campaign trail, Nancy Pelosi emerged Wednesday as President Donald…

WASHINGTON | Voters give House Democrats a check on Trump

WASHINGTON — The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and…