Politics

ANALYSIS: No Sophomore Slump for Marco Rubio

For a guy who didn’t want to be in the Senate anymore last year, Florida’s Marco Rubio is certainly making a tall glass of lemonade out of the lemons he…

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Chaffetz Summons Ethics Chief Over Trump Criticism

A top House Republican is accusing the head of a federal ethics office of abusing his position for having the temerity to challenge President-elect Donald Trump’s ethics. Rep. Jason Chaffetz,…

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Source: Trump Aide in Frequent Contact With Russia Envoy

The Obama administration is aware of frequent contacts between President-elect Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, and Russia’s ambassador to the United States, including on the day President Barack…

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Sen. Schumer Says He’ll Oppose Sessions’ Nomination

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced Thursday that he will oppose Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be the next attorney general. “After reviewing his record and giving careful consideration…

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It Was a Mad Day in American Politics

It was a frenzied decathlon of a day in American politics, and so Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) pulled his cellphone out of his pocket as he power-walked the halls of…

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Flynn Stresses National-Security Continuity

President-elect Donald Trump’s future national security adviser said Tuesday he would press on with President Barack Obama’s changes to the National Security Council, suggesting no wholesale fix is in store…

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Senators Gear Up for Confirmation Battles

The Senate is moving full steam ahead on President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees, and Democrats are clamoring for a fight. Senate Democrats led by Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer have…

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Trump May Pursue Border Wall Without New Bill

Congressional Republicans and Donald Trump’s transition team are exploring whether they can make good on Trump’s promise of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border without passing a new bill on…

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Trump to GOP, Dems: Start Writing New Health-Care Law

Donald Trump is urging Republicans and Democrats to “get together” to design a replacement for President Barack Obama’s health-care law. The president-elect, in a series of Thursday morning tweets, wrote…

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