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Republican operatives continue to believe that the party’s congressional majorities can survive a close Trump loss, and they are not yet hitting the panic button.
The Congressional Black Caucus has emerged as the driving force behind several dramatic standoffs in Washington this year.
With both presidential nominees opposed to ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, that could be the deal’s death knell.
Top Senate Democratic leaders say there will be no deal on funding the government without Flint aid.
The significant shift in the Senate battlefield appears to be the result of voters separating Trump from Republicans running on the same ballot with him.
The Select Investigative Panel subpoenaed California-based StemExpress earlier this year seeking a variety of records.
Conservatives seek to force a rare, time-consuming, and resource-intensive impeachment probe.
Could be first congressional contempt proceeding pursued since the House voted to sanction former Internal Revenue Service official in 2014.
It’s less about a national movement striking back at federal government overreach and more about localized attacks on issues plaguing the state insurance exchanges.
Lawyers for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said his testimony should not be treated as an “appropriate substitute” for a formal impeachment proceeding.
The Senate deal still must pass muster with the House, which is drafting a water bill that spends less money overall and carries uncertain prospects for passage.
Koskinen is expected to appear next week before the House Judiciary Committee, which is examining impeachment articles related to the destruction of emails subpoenaed by Congress.
It is the most direct acknowledgement from a top Senate Democrat that President Obama’s choice is unlikely to be confirmed by the current Republican Senate.
The Senate Democratic leader says of Trump, “He’s not slim and trim. He brags about eating fast food every day. Look at his health a little bit.“
A vote on John Koskinen’s impeachment is expected by Thursday.
The Republican vice presidential nominee made a homecoming of sorts on Capitol Hill.
Spending bill, Zika funding, TPP trade pact are on the agenda during rare bipartisan meeting of top leaders.