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How Donald Trump is — and isn’t — helping Democrats retake Congress

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.

With Flint victory, African American lawmakers increase their clout in Congress

The Congressional Black Caucus has emerged as the driving force behind several dramatic standoffs in Washington this year.

TPP trade deal is dead until a new president revives it, McConnell says

With both presidential nominees opposed to ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, that could be the deal’s death knell.

Will Democrats force a federal shutdown over Flint relief funds?

Top Senate Democratic leaders say there will be no deal on funding the government without Flint aid.

Democratic hopes of winning Senate fade as Trump proves less toxic for Republicans

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.

Democrats walk out before House fetal tissue panel approves contempt measure

The Select Investigative Panel subpoenaed California-based StemExpress earlier this year seeking a variety of records.

IRS commissioner faces GOP critics seeking his impeachment

Conservatives seek to force a rare, time-consuming, and resource-intensive impeachment probe.

House fetal tissue panel seeks to hold Calif. firm in contempt of Congress

Could be first congressional contempt proceeding pursued since the House voted to sanction former Internal Revenue Service official in 2014.

Republicans seize on Obamacare woes to help save congressional majority

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.

IRS commissioner will appear at impeachment hearing, but his lawyers warn of overreach

Lawyers for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said his testimony should not be treated as an “appropriate substitute” for a formal impeachment proceeding.

Senate clears Flint aid package, but House action still in doubt

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.

Impeachment vote averted by promise of IRS commissioner’s testimony

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.

Clinton should stick with Merrick Garland if elected, says No. 2 Senate Democrat

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.

Harry Reid slams reporters for ‘unfair’ Clinton health reports, notes Trump is ‘not slim and trim’

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.“

Aiming to avert shutdown, Obama to meet with congressional leaders at White House

Spending bill, Zika funding, TPP trade pact are on the agenda during rare bipartisan meeting of top leaders.

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