House and Senate reach deal to curb harassment on Capitol Hill

House and Senate reach deal to curb harassment on Capitol Hill

“I talked to the speaker about it today and if everything goes to plan we’ll have our members in agreement in the next day or so,” Sen. Roy Blunt said about the legislation. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo Congress House and Senate negotiations had stalled even as Congress faced a series of scandals. By MARIANNE LEVINE…
GOP leaders plot votes on border wall as shutdown looms

GOP leaders plot votes on border wall as shutdown looms

One option Speaker Paul Ryan and his deputies are considering is a short-term bill that fully funds Trump’s $5 billion wall request, but freezes the rest of federal spending through early 2019. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Congress House Republicans are eager to give Trump his wall, but it’s not clear how they’ll get there amid…
Meadows out of the running to be Trump’s chief of staff

Meadows out of the running to be Trump’s chief of staff

Rep Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), a staunch Trump ally, had been a top contender for the position, and he had signaled his interest in recent days. | Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo White House The White House says the president needs the House Freedom Caucus chairman in Congress. By ANDREW RESTUCCIA and DANIEL LIPPMAN 12/12/2018 04:51 PM EST…
Pelosi strikes deal with Dem rebels, paving the way for her speakership

Pelosi strikes deal with Dem rebels, paving the way for her speakership

The accord is a major triumph for Nancy Pelosi, who has spent the past several weeks engaged in a full-court lobbying campaign to line up the remaining votes she needed to clinch the speakership. | John Shinkle/POLITICO Nancy Pelosi struck a deal Wednesday with Democratic rebels intent on denying her the speakership, paving the way…
A ‘loud gong’: National Enquirer’s surprise deal could imperil Trump

A ‘loud gong’: National Enquirer’s surprise deal could imperil Trump

President Donald Trump has known America Media Inc. CEO David Pecker for more than two decades. | Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images legal The National Enquirer’s parent company has agreed to tell prosecutors everything it knows about Donald Trump — and it might know a lot. By DARREN SAMUELSOHN 12/12/2018 06:33 PM EST Updated 12/12/2018 07:11 PM…
Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison

Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, arrives at federal court for his sentencing hearing Wednesday in New York City | Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images NEW YORK — A contrite Michael Cohen on Wednesday received three years in prison for a series of tax fraud and lying charges, sending another former Donald…
Trump reiterates support for Saudi crown prince despite pushback from Congress

Trump reiterates support for Saudi crown prince despite pushback from Congress

President Donald Trump wouldn’t say whether he believed the Saudi crown prince was involved in journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October. | Evan Vucci/AP photo President Donald Trump on Tuesday called Saudi Arabia a "very good ally" and stood by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, apparently unwilling to…
Senate set to buck Trump on Saudi Arabia

Senate set to buck Trump on Saudi Arabia

Republican Mike Lee is one of three senators leading a charge that would rebuke President Donald Trump with a resolution withdrawing U.S support for Saudi-backed forces at war in Yemen. | Zach Gibson/Getty Images congress A bipartisan majority is expected to vote to withdraw U.S. support for Saudi forces in Yemen’s civil war. By MARIANNE…
Sprawling 2020 field creates wild early-state scramble

Sprawling 2020 field creates wild early-state scramble

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg tours the Paulson Electric Company on Dec. 4. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, part of his multicity swing through the state. | Steve Pope/Getty Images 2020 Elections Democratic presidential prospects rush to hire staff and make a mark before an explosion of campaign announcements. By NATASHA KORECKI 12/12/2018 05:10 AM…
How the Migrant Caravan Built Its Own Democracy

How the Migrant Caravan Built Its Own Democracy

The caravan migrants who arrived at the border nearly a month ago don’t have a country. But they do have a government. In the time since the caravan left Honduras in mid-October, the asylum seekers have fashioned a proto-democracy out of their group of some 6,000 migrants overwhelmingly from Central America, most of whom have…

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