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Democrats aim to secure legislative victories on minimum wage raise and government funding

The Democrats move to avert a federal government shutdown marks a step forward, but widening divisions within the party will make passing legislation a messy business. The decision to raise the minimum wage and...

This protester forcefully shoved a police officer in a confrontation over defunding Planned Parenthood

On the evening of Jan. 4, dozens of protesters filled the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol to demonstrate against efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. The protesters marched in a solemn procession to the door...

Elizabeth Warren calls Fed chairman ‘dangerous man’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Saturday called Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell a "dangerous man" who is working in the interests of corporate donors at the expense of Main Street. Warren appeared at a...

Trump’s server: what we know about Trump’s leaked account – live updates

The Washington Post Email The email was accidentally sent to one person; the White House had no comment about whether it would ask for a new server. The email Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivered a...

Why Donald Trump’s former Solicitor General is going to be a Ninth Circuit judge

In an unusual move, the White House has recently tapped President Donald Trump's former solicitor general, Noel Francisco, to be the next chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth...

How Mexico’s new president is dealing with migrant caravan that includes mothers and babies

Two weeks after members of the migrant caravan of Central Americans entered Texas, the law enforcement has already allowed five of the more than 2,200 people to leave and return to Mexico to seek...

‘Worst thing we can do is go to a shutdown’: Congress races to avert one, guest says

Congress races to avert a government shutdown, with Biden’s agenda in the balance. CNN’s Cokie Roberts discussed the record number of government shutdowns on Wednesday’s "Erin Burnett OutFront." “I don’t think we’re going to...

Senate votes to block Afghan repatriation program

WASHINGTON -- The Senate will vote Wednesday on a Republican plan to undo a longstanding Obama-era program that helped thousands of Afghans who had been evacuated because of threats to their safety because of...

‘Let’s get the hostages out before the election’: Republicans mull debt ceiling

Tensions have been mounting between the federal government and Congress’s Republican-led majorities as they mull whether to extend federal borrowing authority for three more months or wait until after the November midterm elections to...

Air Force vet blasts Trump administration for rejecting him for national security post

A retired Air Force fighter pilot who lobbied to join President Trump’s most senior national security team under Barack Obama said he was left under-supported, with no role in planning combat operations during a...

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