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Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 06:19 AM EST

House OKs GOP Bill Expanding Gun Owners' Rights

House OKs GOP Bill Expanding Gun Owners' Rights

Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 08:12 PM EST

Congress Averts Shutdown, Sends Stopgap Bill to Trump

Congress Averts Shutdown, Sends Stopgap Bill to Trump

Congress on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. The shutdown reprieve...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 05:06 AM EST

On Jerusalem, Trump Delivers for Supporters at Home

On Jerusalem, Trump Delivers for Supporters at Home

President Donald Trump's move to recognize the divided city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital may have triggered a worldwide chorus of critics but the president had his ears closely tuned to his supporters at...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 10:49 PM EST

Trump Jr. Avoids Questions About Conversations With Dad

Trump Jr. Avoids Questions About Conversations With Dad

Donald Trump Jr. refused to tell lawmakers about conversations he had with his father regarding a 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer after emails detailing the meeting had become public, according to...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 04:56 PM EST

Count the Ways: How GOP Tax Plans Would Reward Rich Families

Count the Ways: How GOP Tax Plans Would Reward Rich Families

Life may be about to get easier for people with rich parents. They can thank the Republicans' tax plans. Part of their prep school tuition could be shielded from taxes. A larger chunk of their inheritances...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 08:49 PM EST

Patagonia Joins Groups Suing Over Trump's Monuments Order

Patagonia Joins Groups Suing Over Trump's Monuments Order

A flurry of lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's decision to chop up two large national monuments in Utah could finally bring an answer to the much-debated question of whether presidents have the legal...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 01:32 PM EST

Democratic Lawmakers Say Sen. Franken Should Resign

Democratic Lawmakers Say Sen. Franken Should Resign

A number of Democratic senators called on Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) to resign, following multiple sexual harassment allegations. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) discussed her call for his resignation during a...

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 08:28 PM EST

Senate Republicans Barrel Toward Sweeping Tax Overhaul

Senate Republicans Barrel Toward Sweeping Tax Overhaul

The Senate on Wednesday barreled toward the most sweeping rewrite of the tax code in more than three decades as the top Republican senator said he was willing to compromise on a major sticking point for...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 01:33 PM EST

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Delays Embassy Move

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Delays Embassy Move

The announcement broke with decades of policy and was opposed by Arab and European leaders.

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017 at 03:16 PM EST

Dems Join GOP in Killing House Resolution to Impeach Trump

Dems Join GOP in Killing House Resolution to Impeach Trump

The House has overwhelmingly voted to kill a resolution from a Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump. The vote Wednesday was 364-58. Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas said Trump has associated...

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