Politics

Senate Confirms Trump’s Pick for Solicitor General

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as his administration’s top advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court, overcoming united Democratic opposition. Noel Francisco, a…

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Republicans Divided on Red Ink for Tax Cuts

A Republican on the Senate Budget Committee said Tuesday that tax-cut advocates on the panel are pressing for cuts that could add $1.5 trillion or more to the deficit over…

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House Backs $1.2T Spending Bill With More Money for Military

The Republican-led House on Thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular community development programs from…

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Jimmy Carter Defends President Trump’s Immigrant Policy

President Donald Trump has an unlikely defender of his approach to immigration law: former President Jimmy Carter. Speaking to Georgia college students, the 39th president expressed optimism Wednesday that Trump…

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President Trump Says Deal Is Nearing on Young Immigrants

President Donald Trump says he’s “fairly close” to reaching a deal with congressional leaders on protections for young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. But the president says…

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Pres. Trump and Sen. Scott Meet to Discuss Race Relations

After questioning the president’s “moral authority” in his response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Sen. Tim Scott thinks President Donald Trump may now understand how he could…

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Republicans Unveil Long-Shot Effort on Health Care

Senators on Wednesday rolled out competing plans for the nation’s health-care system, with a group of GOP senators making a last, long-shot effort to undo Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act…

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Trump Nominee for FEMA Post Withdraws Over Travel Audit

President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as the No. 2 official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency has withdrawn from consideration following questions about a 2011 federal investigation. NBC News…

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Democrats Capture GOP-Held State Seat in Red Oklahoma

A Democratic schoolteacher has defeated a Republican businessman in a special election for an Oklahoma state House seat in a traditionally GOP district. It’s the third Republican-held seat Democrats have…

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White House: Trump to Dine With Schumer and Pelosi

President Donald Trump will have dinner with Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday night, the latest overture by the Republican president to work…

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Sanders Bill Expands Medicare for All, Lacks Details on Cost

Americans would get health coverage simply by showing a new government-issued card and would no longer owe out-of-pocket expenses like deductibles, according to legislation Sen. Bernie Sanders released Wednesday charting…

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