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Republicans Have 4 Convicted Criminals Running For Congress In 2018

Republicans Have 4 Convicted Criminals Running For Congress In 2018

WASHINGTON ―  When Joe Arpaio, the former Maricopa County sheriff, announced his Senate candidacy on Tuesday, he became the fourth viable Republican 2018 congressional candidate who’s been convicted of a crime. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

January 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Dem donor Tom Steyer announces $30M plan to take back Congress

Dem donor Tom Steyer announces $30M plan to take back Congress

Democratic donor Tom Steyer — the billionaire behind a high-profile Trump impeachment campaign — announced a plan on Monday to take back Congress from the current Republican majority. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

January 10, 2018 | By | Reply More
White House, Congress prepare for talks on spending, immigration

White House, Congress prepare for talks on spending, immigration

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Friday it was set to kick off talks next week with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders on immigration policy, government spending and other issues that need to be wrapped up early in the new year. Reuters: Politics

December 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Major disagreements hobble Congress budget talks

Major disagreements hobble Congress budget talks

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress is nowhere near reaching a deal on government funding, a senior lawmaker said on Thursday, as Republicans who control both chambers struggled to meet conservative demands and show they can avoid agency shutdowns. With a Friday midnight deadline clearly impossible to meet, the […]

December 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
White House, Congress reach tentative budget deal

White House, Congress reach tentative budget deal

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House and congressional leaders reached a two-year budget deal overnight to lift mandatory spending caps on defense and domestic programs and raise the federal debt ceiling, in an attempt to avert yet another fiscal standoff. U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner presented details of the pact […]

October 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Police responding to reported suspicious substance near Congress: ABC

Police responding to reported suspicious substance near Congress: ABC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Capitol Police are responding to reports of a suspicious substance at one entrance of the Cannon congressional building, the ABC News affiliate in Washington reported on Wednesday. Reuters: U.S.

October 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Congress’ Benghazi probe not aimed at Clinton, lawmaker says

Congress’ Benghazi probe not aimed at Clinton, lawmaker says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican head of the congressional investigation into the Benghazi attack said on Sunday he is not targeting Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and such talk hurts the inquiry. Reuters: Politics

October 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Congress getting into fantasy sports?

Congress getting into fantasy sports?

As a scandal hits the popular fantasy sports world, experts say tighter regulation is all but a certainty. U.S. Top News and Analysis

October 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Obama urges Congress to fund government, Republicans quarrel

Obama urges Congress to fund government, Republicans quarrel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Friday urged the U.S. Congress to take steps soon to fund the federal government in 2016 and raise its nearly exhausted borrowing authority, but acknowledged that Republican political turmoil in Congress will complicate that. Reuters: Politics

October 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Bill to avoid government shutdown moves in Congress

Bill to avoid government shutdown moves in Congress

By Richard Cowan and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress on Thursday began advancing bills urgently needed to avoid federal agency shutdowns on Oct. 1 while navigating conservatives' demands to punish Planned Parenthood over an abortion controversy. The Senate defeated Republican efforts to use a funding extension bill to cut […]

September 25, 2015 | By | Reply More