• Arizona September 27, 2019 1:06 am

    Air Force General Hyten Confirmed as Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs

    The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of an Air Force general to become the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, largely dismissing an aide’s allegations that he had subjected her to unwanted sexual advances. The 75-22 vote to approve Gen. John Hyten as the nation’s No. 2 military officer indicates a bit more opposition than most military...

  • DONALD TRUMP November 25, 2019 10:56 pm

    Pelosi Retakes Gavel as House Speaker

    Nancy Pelosi was elected House speaker for the 116th Congress on Thursday. It’s the second time Pelosi has been elected to the position. She is the first woman to ever serve as speaker.

  • DONALD TRUMP January 4, 2019 6:29 am

    Pelosi Elected House Speaker Again, Making New History

    Nancy Pelosi, the only woman who has held the office of House speaker, was elected to the office again Thursday, becoming one of few officials to return to it. She first served as speaker from 2007 to 2011 and received 220 votes in Thursday’s vote among members of the House. The last time a speaker regained the gavel was more...

  • DONALD TRUMP December 31, 2018 4:00 pm

    Trump-Pelosi Shutdown Showdown Marks First Battle of New Era

    Nancy Pelosi often quotes Abraham Lincoln saying public sentiment is everything. It’s a theory that will be put to the test when the new House Democratic majority gavels in this week and votes to end the government shutdown without money for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico. The high-stakes move to reopen the government will be the first big...

  • DONALD TRUMP December 28, 2018 9:06 pm

    Trump Threatens to Shut Border Without Funding for Wall as Government Shutdown Languishes

    It’s looking increasingly like the partial government shutdown will be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year — the first big confrontation between President Donald Trump and Democrats — as agreement eludes Washington in the waning days of the Republican monopoly on power. Trump on Friday threatened to close the U.S. border with Mexico if...

  • DONALD TRUMP December 27, 2018 3:30 am

    Deaths of 2 Children Raise Doubts About US Border Agency

    The deaths of two migrant children in just over two weeks raised strong new doubts Wednesday about the ability of U.S. border authorities to care for the thousands of minors arriving as part of a surge of families trying to enter the country. An 8-year-old boy, identified in a statement from incoming Congressional Hispanic Caucus chairman Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Tex.,...

  • DONALD TRUMP December 21, 2018 1:38 pm

    House Approves Spending Bill With Border Wall Funding as Shutdown Looms

    President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funds hurled the federal government closer to a shutdown as House Republicans approved a package Thursday with his $5.7 billion request that is almost certain to be rejected by the Senate. The White House said Trump will not travel to Florida on Friday for the Christmas holiday if the government is shutting down....

  • DONALD TRUMP December 10, 2018 3:45 am

    Top House Dems Raise Prospect of Impeachment, Jail for Trump

    Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it’s proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals. “There’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department...

  • Associated Press November 29, 2018 10:26 am

    House Democrats Nominate Nancy Pelosi to Lead Them, Still Faces Test

    Nancy Pelosi isn’t speaker of the House just yet, but her path back to the gavel is now firmly in sight. Pelosi was overwhelmingly nominated to become House speaker in an internal Democratic caucus vote Wednesday. The final tally, 203-32, puts her within range of the 218 threshold needed in January to be elected speaker when the new Congress convenes....

  • DONALD TRUMP November 21, 2018 3:18 am

    Congress to Probe Ivanka Trump's Private Email Use in WH

    New revelations about the extent of Ivanka Trump’s personal email use in the White House will be getting a hard look from House Democrats when they take power in January. The House Oversight and Government Reform committee began looking into private email use last year after reports by Politico revealed that Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, and other White House...

  • Nancy Pelosi November 21, 2018 2:45 am

    Fudge Drops Out of Running for Speaker, Backs Pelosi

    Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge, the top potential rival to Nancy Pelosi for House speaker, dropped out of the running Tuesday, delivering a blow to efforts to topple the California Democrat. Fudge announced her decision just as Pelosi said she was naming the Ohio congresswoman as incoming chair of a newly revived elections subcommittee that will delve into voting rights access,...

  • DONALD TRUMP November 12, 2018 8:21 pm

    Democrats Seek Ways to Protect Mueller Probe From Acting Attorney General Whitaker

    Stepping up Democratic efforts to shield the Russia investigation, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he would seek to tie a measure protecting special counsel Robert Mueller to must-pass legislation if acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker does not recuse himself from oversight of the probe. “Democrats in the House and Senate are going to attempt to put on must-pass legislation,...

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