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Susan Cornwell

In quick reversal, Trump threatens shutdown over border wall

Sep 05 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be willing to shut down the U.S. government if Congress does not provide enough funding for border security, reversing a stance he took a day earlier.

Inside the progressive movement roiling the Democratic Party

Aug 23 2018

MIAMI In another year, Donna Shalala might have had an easy ride to Washington. | Video

Democrats seek to make Republican scandals an election issue

Aug 22 2018

WASHINGTON Democrats accused congressional Republicans on Wednesday of enabling a growing culture of corruption under U.S. President Donald Trump and planned to use the issue to bolster their push to retake control of Congress in November's elections.

U.S. senators quibble over Kavanaugh stance on abortion

Aug 22 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh considers the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion to be settled law, Republican Senator Susan Collins said on Tuesday, but Democrats were deeply skeptical.

Trump says 'nothing to hide' from Special Counsel Mueller

Aug 19 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he had "nothing to hide" from the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, and denied that his top lawyer had turned on him by cooperating with the probe. | Video

U.S. lawmaker charged with insider trading halts re-election bid

Aug 11 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Chris Collins, an ally of President Donald Trump charged with taking part in an insider trading scheme, halted his campaign for re-election on Saturday, as Republicans sought to minimize the damage from his case ahead of November's midterm elections. | Video

Trump urges attorney general to end Russia probe 'right now'

Aug 01 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump appealed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end an investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election, drawing a rebuke from his fellow Republicans in Congress who said the probe must go on. | Video

Supreme Court pick wins over holdout Republican, meets Democrat

Jul 30 2018

WASHINGTON A Republican senator who was publicly undecided over whether to back U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh threw his support behind the judge on Monday, improving chances Kavanaugh would win Senate confirmation despite a pitched battle by leading Democrats to block him.

Conservative Republican Jordan to run for U.S. House speaker

Jul 26 2018

WASHINGTON Conservative U.S. Republican Representative Jim Jordan said Thursday he will run for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives if his party keeps the majority after November elections, promising to slash federal spending and revamp the way the chamber is now run. | Video

Republican lawmakers remain skeptical after Trump's EU deal

Jul 26 2018

WASHINGTON Numerous congressional Republicans worried about jobs for constituents back home remained skeptical of President Donald Trump's trade policies on Thursday, a day after Trump struck a surprise deal with the EU to halt further tariffs and hold talks on opening markets.

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