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US House Majority Whip shot at congressional baseball practice
by Erica Werner - June 14, 2017 - 12:45pm
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, officials said. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.
Republicans divided over border wall as Trump era begins
by Erica Werner - January 27, 2017 - 4:57pm
Congressional Republicans leave their annual policy retreat divided over paying for President Donald Trump's border wall, one of several thorny issues looming to trip them up as the GOP adjusts to full control of...
Will Trump's promised wall become taxpayer-funded fence?
by Erica Werner - January 7, 2017 - 8:00am
It was the signature promise of his campaign: Donald Trump vowed to build an impenetrable, concrete wall along the southern border. And Mexico was going to pay for it.
Trump invites Senate clash with Tillerson State nomination
by Erica Werner - December 14, 2016 - 5:12am
Donald Trump is inviting a clash in a narrowly divided Senate by selecting Rex Tillerson for secretary of State despite well-publicized concerns from several GOP senators over his ties to Russia.
Republicans, administration spar on visa travel for Iran
by Erica Werner - December 23, 2015 - 5:00pm
Top GOP lawmakers accused the Obama administration yesterday of ignoring congressional intent and the spirit of the law in offering reassurances to Iran about new visa rules.
Supporters of Iran deal near key vote total to back up Obama
by Erica Werner - September 1, 2015 - 6:34pm
Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary U.S. Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory, in spite of furious...
US House rebukes Obama on immigration
by Erica Werner - December 5, 2014 - 10:14am
Emboldened Republicans issued a stern but symbolic rebuke to President Barack Obama over immigration Thursday, passing a bill in the House of Representatives declaring his executive actions to curb deportations "null...
Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration
by Erica Werner - July 30, 2014 - 4:05am
Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are...
Senate Republicans block student loan bill
by Erica Werner - June 12, 2014 - 6:10am
Senate Republicans on yesterday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the...
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