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  • Congress Jan 10, 2019

    Trump Visits Southern Border to Make Case for a Border Wall

    President Donald Trump flew to Texas Thursday to tour the southern border and make the case for his proposed border wall. This comes as the federal government entered its 20th day of a partial shutdown. President Trump has refused to sign any bill that doesn’t include $5.7 billion in funding for the border wall.

  • Donald Trump May 23, 2019

    Insults Flying, Pelosi Hits Trump’s Fitness, He Fires Back

    She’s calling for an “intervention” to save the nation from him. He says she’s “crazy.” The enmity between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi deteriorated Thursday into rude-and-then-some questioning of his fitness for office and her sanity, with personal attacks flowing from both the nation’s top elected officials after a dramatic blow-up at the White...

  • Donald Trump Mar 11, 2019

    Trump Proposes Record Spending, Trillion-Dollar Deficit

    President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion budget on Monday, pushing the federal deficit past $1 trillion but counting on optimistic growth, accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into balance in 15 years.

  • Donald Trump Mar 10, 2019

    Trump’s Record $4.7 Trillion Budget Relies on Strong Growth

    President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 on Monday, relying on optimistic 3.1 percent economic growth projections alongside accounting shuffles and steep domestic cuts to bring future spending into promised balance in 15 years.

  • California Mar 11, 2019

    Trump Revives Border Wall Fight With $8.6B Proposal

    President Trump is reviving his fight to fund a border wall. A new proposal calls for $8.6 billion, doubling what Mr. Trump has already set aside. It is six times more than what Congress was willing to approve to end the fight that shut down the government.

  • Donald Trump Feb 13, 2019

    Fact Check: Newsom Wrong on Illegal Border Crossings

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom devoted part of his first State of the State address to attacking President Donald Trump’s positions on illegal immigration, declaring, “This border emergency is nothing more than a manufactured crisis and California will not be part of this political theater.”

  • Donald Trump Feb 5, 2019

    In Democratic Response, Abrams Sharply Rebukes Trump

    Stacey Abrams harnessed the frustration of Democrats on Tuesday with a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump for abandoning working Americans and fomenting partisan and cultural discord. Just months after narrowly losing her bid to become America’s first black woman governor, the Georgia Democrat stepped onto the biggest stage of her political career to deliver her party’s rebuttal to Trump’s...

  • Donald Trump Feb 6, 2019

    Abrams Responds to Trump’s State of the Union

    Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams delivered her party’s response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, calling the government shutdown “a stunt engineered by the President of the United States.”

  • Donald Trump Feb 1, 2019

    Trump’s State of the Union to Focus on ‘Choosing Greatness’

    President Donald Trump heads into his State of the Union address dogged by bruising midterm losses and sinking poll numbers, wounded by a blistering standoff with Democrats. But for the stately speech, he plans to embrace unity — at least for the night. “Choosing Greatness” is the official White House theme.

  • Donald Trump Jan 29, 2019

    Stacey Abrams to Deliver Democratic Response to State of the Union

    Stacey Abrams, the rising political star who marshaled the power of black women voters but narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race, will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, congressional Democrats said Tuesday. The choice elevates Abrams in Democratic politics as the party looks to keep core supporters, such as black women who anchor...

  • Donald Trump Jan 26, 2019

    Trump’s Shutdown Retreat Reveals Weakness

    President Donald Trump will emerge from the longest government shutdown in U.S. history politically weakened, his reputation questioned and his signature campaign promise still glaringly unfulfilled. The 35-day partial shutdown over the president’s demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border was, in the end, futile. Facing defections within his own party, sagging poll numbers...

  • Donald Trump Jan 24, 2019

    Colo. Senator Bashes ‘Medieval Wall’ as 2 Shutdown Bills Fail

    U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet. D-Colo., on Thursday tore into Sen. Ted Cruz’s, R-Texas, address on the Senate floor, calling Cruz’s plea to fund the Coast Guard “crocodile tears.”

  • Donald Trump Jan 24, 2019

    Senate Rejects Rival Plans for Ending Shutdown; Talks Start

    A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, but the twin setbacks prompted a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies and the damage it’s inflicting around the country. In the first serious exchange in weeks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,...

  • Donald Trump Jan 23, 2019

    Trump, Pelosi Spar over SOTU, Shutdown

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump traded letters about Trump’s State of the Union address scheduled for Jan. 29. Speaker Pelosi says the House will not host the President’s speech while there is a Government shutdown.

  • Donald Trump Jan 10, 2019

    Trump Pushes for Wall on Rio Grande Visit, Moves Closer to Declaring Emergency as Shutdown Talks Fall Apart

    President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can’t reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall. He headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to draw further attention to his case after negotiations with lawmakers blew up. The partial government shutdown dragged into a 20th day with hundreds of thousands...

  • Donald Trump Jan 3, 2019

    Pelosi Sees ‘New Dawn’ as Diverse 116th Congress Begins

    Cheering Democrats returned Nancy Pelosi to the House speaker’s post Thursday as the 116th Congress took office and ushered in a historically diverse class of freshmen ready to confront President Donald Trump in a new era of divided government.

  • Donald Trump Dec 17, 2018

    A Look at the Demographics of the 116th Congress

    Take a look at the demographics of the 116th Congress.

  • Donald Trump Jul 21, 2018

    Congress Strips ZTE Penalty Provision From Must-Pass Defense Bill

    In a concession to the White House, Republicans in Congress weakened a provision to levy harsh penalties on Chinese telecom giant ZTE from the must-pass annual defense bill on Friday, NBC News reported. Democrats quickly criticized Republicans for caving in to president Donald Trump, who has been supportive of the Chinese company that is considered a national security threat. The...

  • Donald Trump Nov 11, 2016

    Departing Senate Minority Leader Reid Lashes out at ‘Sexual Predator’ Trump

    Departing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid lashed out at Donald Trump on Friday as “a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate.” The Nevada Democrat said in a statement that “If Trump wants to roll back the tide of hate he unleashed, he has a tremendous amount of work to do and...

  • California May 24, 2018

    Senate Approves Sexual Harassment Bill for Congress

    The Senate gave swift approval Thursday to a bill that revamps the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. The bill eliminates mandatory waiting periods for handling claims and requires lawmakers to repay the Treasury for harassment settlements. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., called Thursday’s vote, done unanimously without a roll call, “an incredibly important moment.”

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