House approves sweeping ethics, election overhaul package

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved legislation aimed at reducing the role of…

WASHINGTON | Late Rep. John Dingell hailed as ‘one of the greats’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Rep. John Dingell was remembered Thursday as “one of the greats” as…

WASHINGTON | Leader of new climate panel talks of need for ‘bold action’

WASHINGTON (AP) — It does not yet have office space, staff or even Republican members, but…

WASHINGTON | It’s off: Pelosi says no State of Union while govt shut

WASHINGTON — In a high-stakes case of dare and double-dare, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi served notice…

WASHINGTON | Pelosi taps Florida Democrat to lead climate change panel

WASHINGTON — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has appointed Florida Rep. Kathy Castor to lead a…

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. 2 House Republican: Gov’t shutdown would be ‘stupid’

WASHINGTON — A looming, partial government shutdown would be “stupid” but might be unavoidable if Democrats…

WASHINGTON | Trump, Democrats dig in for fight over border-wall funding

WASHINGTON— Congressional leaders on Wednesday were digging in for a fight over government funding, a day…

WASHINGTON | Trump bickers with Dem leaders, threatens gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON — Bickering in public with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to…

WASHINGTON | Pelosi takes hard line on paying for Trump’s border wall

WASHINGTON— House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the idea of paying for President Donald…

WASHINGTON | Congress seeks 2-week extension to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders introduced a two-week funding bill Monday to avert a partial government shutdown…

WASHINGTON | Zinke blasts Arizona congressman who urged him to resign

WASHINGTON  — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke unleashed a scathing personal attack Friday against a congressman…

WASHINGTON | Zinke blasts Arizona congressman who calls on him to resign

WASHINGTON  — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke unleashed a scathing personal attack Friday against a congressman…

WASHINGTON | Senate, House reach deal on long-awaited farm bill

WASHINGTON  — House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on the multibillion-dollar farm bill after…

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 | Another Keystone XL setback: environmental review ordered

WASHINGTON  — In a setback for the Trump administration, a federal judge has blocked a permit…

WASHINGTON | Democrats vow action on gun control after Calif. shooting

WASHINGTON — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of…

WASHINGTON | Patagonia endorses Democrats Tester, Rosen in Senate races

WASHINGTON  — Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia jumped into two competitive Senate races Friday, endorsing Democrats Jon…

WASHINGTON | Housing official caught up in dispute with Interior resigns

WASHINGTON — A political appointee who was caught up in a dispute between the departments of…

WASHINGTON | South Carolina lawmakers to Trump: Save nuclear fuel project

WASHINGTON — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the state’s congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump…

WASHINGTON | Interior contradicts Ben Carson on hiring of new watchdog

WASHINGTON — Contradicting a claim by a Cabinet secretary, the Interior Department says a political appointee…

WASHINGTON | Trump to allow year-round sales of high-ethanol gasoline

WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends…

WASHINGTON | Security stepped up at Capitol amid Kavanaugh controversy

WASHINGTON— The impassioned fight over whether to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has led…

WASHINGTON | Lawmakers debate fix after conservation fund lapses

WASHINGTON— A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expired after…

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh hearing runs red hot with partisan anger

WASHINGTON— A hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh devolved into a partisan fistfight Thursday as…

WASHINGTON | Congress set to keep gov’t open, delay action on border wall

WASHINGTON— Congress is set to pass a crucial spending bill that averts a government shutdown, but…

WASHINGTON | Congress set to fund government, but not Trump’s wall

WASHINGTON— Congress is set to pass a crucial spending bill that averts a government shutdown, but…

WASHINGTON | Trump blasts GOP spending plan that lacks money for wall

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says a spending plan pushed by congressional Republicans is “ridiculous” because…

WASHINGTON | Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON — Moving to head off a government shutdown that neither party wants, Congress has overwhelmingly…

WASHINGTON | Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

WASHINGTON  — As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a…