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As House Republicans bicker, the government shutdown threat grows

Thursday, September 14, 2023

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is working to contain a revolt by hard-line members of his party that could threaten his job as speaker and a potential government shutdown.


McCarthy's plans for impeachment don't appear to be tamping down shutdown threat

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

A group of hard-line House Republicans say House Speaker Kevin McCarthy cannot win their support on spending by launching an impeachment inquiry into President Biden.


For a new generation of Marines, 9/11 is history

Sunday, September 10, 2023

For many Americans, 9/11 is now simply a date to mark, much like December 7th and the Pearl Harbor attacks. Even the military war colleges are moving on.


McConnell tries to shift Senate focus from his health to spending

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Reporters repeatedly asked the Senate GOP leader to provide details of what caused two incidents where he froze at events. Mitch McConnell instead referred them to a recent letter from his physician.


Republicans voice support for McConnell after he froze at press conference

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Senate Republicans expressed confidence in Mitch McConnell's leadership Thursday, one day after the Senate minority leader abruptly froze during his weekly press conference.


Ukraine can't join NATO yet. But Biden says Zelenskyy is OK with that

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy left the NATO summit satisfied with offers of long-term security aid from the United States and other G-7 countries, according to President Biden.


The view from the overflow room as Trump made court appearance

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

More than 300 journalists and onlookers crowded into a nearby overflow room as Donald Trump — the first former president indicted in American history — made his court appearance in Miami.


Chris Christie will seek to be alternative to Trump in expected presidential campaign

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will announce a presidential run at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday, according to a source close to Christie.


House to vote on McCarthy-Biden compromise debt deal, a key test for speaker

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Lawmakers are working against the clock to avert an unprecedented debt default. The Treasury Department has said the U.S. could run out of money to pay its bills as soon as June 5.


The G-7 is tightening up economic sanctions on Russia for its war on Ukraine

Thursday, May 18, 2023

The United States is adding more companies and organizations to a blacklist for selling restricted U.S. products to Russia — and sanctioning about 300 more for circumventing sanctions.


Sen. Dianne Feinstein is set to return to Washington Tuesday following an absence

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Feinstein, 89, will return to work after being away for months to recover from shingles. She last voted in February, and her absence has spurred calls for her to resign.


Supreme Court briefly puts on hold lower court's limits on abortion drug mifepristone

Friday, April 14, 2023

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has placed a hold on a lower court ruling that restricts access to the abortion drug mifepristone until Wednesday night.


New York DA investigating Trump calls GOP requests 'unprecedented' and 'unlawful'

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Three Republican House chairmen had demanded communications, testimony and documents related to the investigation of the former president.


Lawmakers are split on how to respond to the recent bank failures

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Days after the failure of two regional banks shook the financial industry, lawmakers say they want answers but disagree on what role Congress should play right now.


Sen. John Fetterman is receiving treatment for clinical depression

Thursday, February 16, 2023

The Pennsylvania Democrat checked himself into Walter Reed hospital on Wednesday night.


Senators downplay threats from unidentified objects, but call for more information

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Many Democrats defended the Biden administration's cautious approach. But lawmakers of both parties urged the president to address the nation.


How a Chinese 'spy balloon' prompted the U.S. to scour the skies

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

The U.S. and China have traded fiery allegations of extensive aerial surveillance programs since the U.S. shot down a Chinese balloon on Feb. 4. Here's a look at what's happened so far.


House panel on 'weaponization' of the government's first hearing takes aim at DOJ, FBI

Thursday, February 09, 2023

The hours-long meeting for the House Judiciary Committee's select subpanel saw Republicans and Democrats trading attacks.


House Republicans vote to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee

Thursday, February 02, 2023

Republicans have cited the Minnesota Democrat's past controversial comments about Israel. Omar, who herself has faced anti-Muslim bigotry since taking office, called the move "purely partisan."


Biden and McCarthy are set to meet to talk about the debt ceiling stalemate

Wednesday, February 01, 2023

President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will meet Wednesday to discuss, among other things, how to avoid a default on the U.S. debt.