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Delayed vote a setback for Trump the dealmaker

“The closer,” it turns out, needs extra innings. After a frenetic 48 hours of Oval Office lobbying sessions, closed-door talks in the Cabinet room and ...

Trump demands Friday vote on health care plan

President Donald Trump is demanding a vote Friday in the House on the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, White House budget director Mick ...

Trump vs. the Freedom Caucus

The group that brought down Speaker John Boehner is headed for a momentous clash with President Donald Trump on Friday. And it’s anybody’s guess who’s ...

Nunes apologizes for going directly to White House with monitoring claims

House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes apologized to members of his panel Thursday for not informing Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat, before going public with ...

Schumer prepared to force nuclear showdown over Gorsuch

Chuck Schumer is prepared to push the Senate into a nuclear confrontation over the Supreme Court. In an extensive interview with POLITICO Thursday, the Senate ...

Gov. Burgum signs concealed carry bill into law

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Siding with the Second Amendment rights of North Dakota citizens’ over others’ concerns about safety, Republican Gov. Doug Burgum late Thursday ...

Gov. Burgum signs concealed carry bill into law

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Siding with the Second Amendment rights of North Dakota citizens’ over others’ concerns about safety, Republican Gov. Doug Burgum signed legislation ...

Barack Obama emerges to defend 7-year-old health care law

Former President Barack Obama says there’s nothing wrong with Obamacare that couldn’t be fixed by President Trump doing a better job of managing the health ...

Obamacare repeal fate rests in hands of North Carolinians

Rep. Patrick McHenry, a North Carolina Republican and member of his party’s leadership team, laid down a marker Thursday afternoon, telling conservatives to accept or ...

Inside the Beltway: It pays to be a Republican: 77% are happy with their finances says Gallup

“Republicans have become significantly more positive about their financial situation, while Democrats have grown more negative about theirs. Seven in 10 Republicans and Republican leaners ...

Trump: I feel ‘somewhat’ vindicated on wiretap claim after Nunes’ statement

President Donald Trump said he felt “somewhat” vindicated on his wiretapping claims against former President Barack Obama after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said ...

Nunes claims some Trump transition messages were intercepted

House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes declared Wednesday that members of Donald Trump’s transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under inadvertent surveillance following November’s presidential ...

Inside Trump’s last-ditch bid to avoid a health care disaster

Archconservative Rep. Steve King was a “no” on the House GOP Obamacare replacement when President Donald Trump summoned him to the White House on Wednesday ...

Democrats weigh deal to let Gorsuch through

A group of Senate Democrats is beginning to explore trying to extract concessions from Republicans in return for allowing Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to ...

Schiff questions if Nunes is acting as ‘surrogate of the White House’

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, questioned on Wednesday whether the panel’s Republican chairman, Devin Nunes, is acting as a ...

Promised Land: Venezuela Jewish converts fight way to Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) – It’s not quite Moses’ 40 years in the desert, but for a group of nine struggling Venezuelan converts to Judaism their torturous ...

House considers concealed handguns at schools holding church

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The ability to carry a concealed handgun on public school property while attending church services there is being considered in the ...

Upstate NY lawmaker faces charges in campaign finance probe

NEW YORK (AP) – A Republican state Senator in upstate New York faces charges he violated state election law. The Albany Times Union (http://bit.ly/2nEc1PK) reports ...

Sanctury city debate stoked after rape at Maryland high school

Henry Sanchez-Milian was nabbed sneaking across the U.S. border in August, just 13 days shy of his 18th birthday. Had he been 18, he might ...

The Latest: 3rd NJ GOP Rep. joins health overhaul opposition

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – The Latest on Republican members of congress from New Jersey who plan to vote against a health overhaul (all times local): ...

Tillerson's disdain for tradition leads to diplomatic dust-ups

When Rex Tillerson first took over as secretary of state, he told his new employees that he wouldn’t let “ineffective traditions” get in the way ...

Trump, GOP leaders lack votes to pass Obamacare repeal

Despite a frantic lobbying effort, President Donald Trump and House GOP leaders are still short of the votes they need to pass their Obamacare replacement ...

Trump's penchant for vengeance casts shadow on health care vote

Donald Trump didn’t have to issue his threat seriously — “I’m gonna come after you,” he said jokingly Tuesday to a ringleader of House GOP ...

Trump and the art of the health deal

President Donald Trump may be hands off when it comes to health policy, but the task of corralling Republicans is right up his alley. His ...

Top takeaways from Gorsuch's marathon confirmation hearing

Neil Gorsuch fended off Democratic attacks, ducked specifics on hot-button topics and gently — yet unmistakably — distanced himself from President Donald Trump on Tuesday ...

Donald Trump unfazed by 'deep state' suspicion

Whether President Trump is feuding with a “deep state” that is working to undermine him, or he is simply encountering resistance from the mammoth federal ...

Delaware bill requires DNA submission before conviction

DOVER, Del. (AP) – Delaware lawmakers are eyeing legislation requiring people who have been arrested for, but not convicted of, certain crimes to submit to ...

LAPD: Latinos report fewer sex crimes amid immigration fears

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Reports of sexual assaults and domestic violence among Los Angeles’ Latino population have plummeted since the beginning of the year, amid ...

Conservatives, moderates tough to sway on Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill

Rep. Lou Barletta was one of President Trump’s early supporters, but even a personal plea by the president Tuesday wasn’t enough to sway the Pennsylvania ...

Discredited dossier detailing Trump, Russian collusion embraced by Democrats

In trying to bolster a discredited dossier by a former British spy, Rep. Adam B. Schiff on Monday recounted the document’s telling of a supposed ...

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