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'I won': Trump rebuffs criticism from incoming Senator Romney

Jan 02 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump rebuffed sharp criticism from fellow Republican Mitt Romney on Wednesday, heaping scorn on the incoming senator in a sign of tensions to come in Washington even before a new Congress is officially sworn in. | Video

Congress passes bill to make members pay sexual misconduct claims

Dec 13 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on Thursday passed legislation to crack down on sexual harassment by members of Congress, requiring lawmakers to pay for settlements and some court awards themselves, instead of depending on public funds.

Senate to take up criminal justice bill this month: McConnell

Dec 11 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will take up a revised criminal justice bill this month, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor on Tuesday, reversing his previous resistance to acting on the measure. | Video

In heated on-camera clash, Trump fights with top Democrats on border wall

Dec 11 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump openly fought with the top two Democratic lawmakers in the Oval Office on Tuesday about government funding, throwing into question whether a deal to avert a government shutdown was possible ahead of a deadline next week. | Video

Lawmaker aims to get citizenship question removed from U.S. census

Dec 05 2018

WASHINGTON The likely incoming Democratic chairman of the congressional panel overseeing the U.S. census said on Tuesday he aims to pressure the Trump administration into removing a question about citizenship from the 2020 census questionnaire. | Video

Democrat Pelosi rejects retirement timeline for speaker job

Nov 30 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday drew a tough line against a small band of Democrats opposing her planned return to the speaker's job next year, saying she would not agree to step down early to win their support.

Pelosi allies pressure Democratic holdouts to back her for House speaker

Nov 29 2018

WASHINGTON Democratic heavyweights are turning up the pressure on a group of party lawmakers who oppose making Nancy Pelosi the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, urging them to drop their objections and unite behind her.

Pelosi takes big step toward reclaiming House speaker's job

Nov 28 2018

WASHINGTON Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday was nominated as expected by fellow Democrats to be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, but her level of support may fall short of what she needs for a sure win in January's election for the top job in the chamber. | Video

Pelosi expected to get speaker nomination; rebels waiting for January

Nov 27 2018

WASHINGTON Nancy Pelosi was expected on Wednesday to become the Democratic nominee for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, giving her the inside track to reclaim the House's top job in January, when critics in her own party may seek to block her.

Senate's McConnell says he will 'probably' block bill to shield special counsel

Nov 27 2018

WASHINGTON Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he would "probably" block a renewed effort to bring to a vote a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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