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House Passes Bill Removing Confederate Statues, Other Figures From Capitol

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Democrats say they want to remember history, but not honor Confederates. Their bill also calls for removing a bust of Justice Taney, author of a landmark case barring citizenship for an enslaved man.


White House And Congress At Odds Over Pandemic Relief Package

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is set to unveil a GOP proposal this week that is facing some opposition among GOP senators and the White House.


Lawmakers Are Far Apart On A New Coronavirus Relief Bill. Here Are 5 Sticking Points

Monday, July 20, 2020

As Congress returns from its recess, the sticking points in another pandemic relief package include unemployment benefits. Plus, here are five more things to watch this week.


John Bolton Levels Historic Charges At Trump. A Wary Washington Isn't Jumping

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The former national security adviser is reviled so equally by so many on all sides in Washington that the allegations in his new memoir may not spark the kind of response they otherwise might.


Trump Vetoes Bill To Limit Military Powers Against Iran, Calling It 'Very Insulting'

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

As promised, President Trump vetoed a resolution that would have limited his ability to take military action against Iran without congressional approval.


Congress Won't Return Until May, As Talks Appear To Stall On Small Business Aid

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The schedule change, which followed the advice of health experts, comes as talks stalled on Republicans' push to boost funding for a small business program.


Fate Of 'Interim Emergency' Relief Bill Uncertain As Parties Debate Size, Timing

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Senate Majority Leader McConnell wants another $250 billion for small businesses. Top Democrats are asking for $250 billion more for state and local governments, but the White House is pushing back.


Pelosi To Create Bipartisan Committee To Oversee Coronavirus Response

Thursday, April 02, 2020

The House speaker said the new select committee, chaired by Rep. James Clyburn, will focus on accountability and transparency in the new spending and programs to address the pandemic.


READ: House Democrats Offer Their Own 3rd Coronavirus Response Bill

Monday, March 23, 2020

A counterproposal to the Senate's massive aid package proposal to address the coronavirus crisis, House Democrats have released a bill: the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act.


Senate Republicans Unveil New Coronavirus Relief Package

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The bill, which still needs to be negotiated with Senate Democrats, provides direct cash payments, loan guarantees for impacted businesses and more resources for testing and development of vaccines.


Pelosi Vows To Bring Coronavirus Bill To House Floor As Republicans Push For Changes

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The speaker was unable to get a vote late Thursday on legislation that includes paid sick leave, nutrition aid and assistance for states, including unemployment and Medicaid costs.


Democrats Unveil Measure To Help Communities Impacted By Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Democratic lawmakers rejected the chief proposal floated by President Trump to cut payroll taxes and instead offered proposals for paid sick leave, expanded unemployment aid, small business grants.


Biden Campaign Cements Strong Position With More Wins; Sanders' Path Narrows

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Joe Biden increased his delegate lead with the March 10 primaries, and a top Democratic super PAC concluded he's on track for the nomination. Bernie Sanders didn't say what's next for him.


McConnell Condemns Schumer's Comments Targeting Supreme Court Justices

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., acknowledged he should not have used the words he did about Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh when he addressed abortion-rights activists at the high court on Wednesday.


Biden Surges On Super Tuesday, Transforming Democratic Primary Into 2-Man Race

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

The former vice president won handily in states around the country, including Virginia, Massachusetts, Alabama and Texas. But Bernie Sanders won delegate-rich California, plus Colorado and Utah.


'Very Much Alive': Biden Projected To Win South Carolina

Saturday, February 29, 2020

The crucial win has the potential to resurrect Joe Biden's campaign after a series of poor finishes in other early voting states.


Sanders Projected To Win Nevada Caucuses, Solidifying Front-Runner Status

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders prevailed again on Saturday, according to The Associated Press. The state held the third contest in the nomination fight, but it was the first with a diverse population.


Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Launches Political Group To Boost Progressive Candidates

Friday, February 21, 2020

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., rolled out a political action committee to help raise money for outsider candidates — some running against her own House colleagues.


Bernie Sanders Narrowly Wins In New Hampshire, Taking Front-Runner Mantle

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The victory, projected by The Associated Press, comes in another close race with Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind. The two had a virtual tie in the still unsettled Iowa caucuses.


What We Learned From Trump's State Of The Union Address

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Republicans loved the made-for-television moments in President Trump's third State of the Union speech as he made his case for reelection. Democrats did not.