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Jun 24 2017

Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

Democrats raised and spent $23 million in favor of Ossoff's bid against former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel , and a combined $50 million was spent in...

Jun 21 2017

Senate steers toward showdown vote next week on health bill

The group says Vermonters oppose the bill "by a 3-to-1 margin and (it) is the single least popular piece of federal legislation in decades". Reuters reports that ...

Jun 19 2017

Trump Seeks Limited Changes to Obama Cuba Policy

His aides contend that Obama's easing of USA restrictions amounted to "appeasement" and has done nothing to advance political freedoms in Cuba, while benefiting the Cuban...

Jun 19 2017

Gun debate under Trump tested by congressman's shooting

Early this morning, a gunman opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball team practicing in Alexandria, Virginia, wounding four people: House Majority Whip Rep. ...

Jun 17 2017

Wife of alleged Virginia shooter: 'I can't believe he did this'

She works for a tax firm, she said, and was busy in recent months. "I know he wasn't happy with the way things were going, the election results and stuff", the shooter'...

Jun 17 2017

GOP congressman, Capitol police, others wounded in shooting

Idaho's congressional delegation all expressed sadness at a shooting that wounded one of their colleagues and four others, offering their prayers to the injured and prais...

Jun 16 2017

Senate Health Care Bill Remains Shrouded in Secrecy

At the time, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell warned Obama that Democrats would lose elections if they tried to "jam" a bill through Congress . Uncertainty...

Jun 16 2017

Trump, First Lady make surprise visit to hospital where Scalise being treated

Steve Scalise of Louisiana, lay in critical condition at a local hospital Thursday, some Republicans on the far right suggested that vitriolic rhetoric on the left cou...

Jun 10 2017

Trump administration 'defamed' Comey, lied about Federal Bureau of Investigation

Former FBI director James Comey rocked Washington Thursday in testimony before Congress on alleged efforts by President Donald Trump to influence the investigation i...

Jun 10 2017

White House Tries to Regroup, But Trump Isn't Helping

The press secretary then turned to defending the president's tweet . President Donald Trump uses his Twitter account like a modern day (but nasty rhetoric-filled) fir...

Jun 09 2017

United Kingdom election upset pummels pound, other currencies stay calm

A majority of polls projected Theresa May increasing the Conservatives' majority, but the exit poll results suggest Britain could be left with a hung parliament . ...

Jun 09 2017

The Comey hearing isn't making waves in Russian Federation

White House principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reportedly told journalists during an off-camera gaggle, "No, I can say definitively the president i...

Jun 08 2017

Governor Cuomo Announces Plan To Protect Obamacare

Rep. Blum's claims that "Obamacare is collapsing in Iowa" are not entirely truthful. Cuomo is using their desire to keep reaping profits from those programs to make sur...

Jun 08 2017

Introducing Apple's Homepod - will you be purchasing?

These giants are battling over still-emerging fields that are expected to turn into technological gold mines, much the way personal computers and smartphones became money...

Jun 04 2017

UK's May urged to take tougher line against Trump on climate

The relevant MIT researchers believe that the Paris Agreement is an unprecedented and vital effort by almost 200 countries to respond to the urgent threat of global ...

Jun 02 2017

Exiting Paris, Trump leaves deal shaped by US priorities

Musk tweeted yesterday that he would quit the council if Trump ditched the Paris climate agreement . A USA withdrawal could deepen a rift with US allies. This retrea...

May 31 2017

Gonzalez gets 1st win since April as Nats beat Giants 6-3

That may be a point major league baseball officials take into consideration as they assesses penalties for the incident, which will nearly certainly include suspensions...

May 29 2017

Jason Chaffetz will resign from Congress in June

Chaffetz requested those memos and other records from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday. One possible replacement for Chaffetz on the Oversight Committee i...

May 28 2017

There's one group that would get slammed by the GOP's healthcare bill

While some of these changes would primarily affect people who buy insurance on the individual marketplace, or those enrolled in Medicaid , people with employer-sponsored...

May 27 2017

Rep. Lloyd Smucker questions Trump's budget director

If Congress allows either fund to run dry, millions of Americans living on fixed incomes would face steep cuts in benefits. Many rank-and-file Republicans recoiled ...