Senate to vote Friday on Trump’s Iran war authority

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The Senate will vote Friday on a measure to block President Trump from taking military action against Iran without congressional approval. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced that leadership had hashed out a deal to vote on the proposal from Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Tom … Read More

Trump, McConnell clash on closing the border

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“If we don’t make a deal with Congress, the border’s going to be closed,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday. “100 percent.” WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is “100 percent” prepared to shut … Read More

Mueller investigation into Trump ends but House Democrats are just getting started

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President Trump may be cleared of colluding with the Russians to win the White House, but House Democrats are hardly ready to give up investigating the president. They are gearing up for comprehensive probes that could go far beyond the narrow … Read More

U.S. House passes bill rejecting Trump’s border wall emergency

WASHINGTON In a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives on Tuesday brushed aside veto threats and passed legislation to terminate the emergency he declared at the U.S.-Mexico border in order to build a wall there. By … Read More

Trump: US military to stay in Syria, Iraq to combat Iran and ‘to protect Israel’

“We’re going to be there, and we’re going to be staying. We have to protect Israel,” he told CBS News’s Margaret Brennan on Sunday. “We have to protect other things that we have. But we’re—yeah, they’ll be coming back in … Read More

Sen. Mitch McConnell has a problem – And it’s Donald Trump

McConnell to incoming Dems: Senate will not waste its time on a bill the president will not sign Sen. McConnell addresses Senate in wake of border wall negotiations at White House. Few know how to bring government to a grinding … Read More

BORDER SECURITYSHUT DOWN: Trump Tells Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan He Won’t Sign Their Weak Stop-Gap Measure

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1:43 p.m. update: Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh reports that he has received word from President Donald J. Trump that he will either receive money to fund the border wall, or shut the government down completely. According to several reports, … Read More

White House receives FBI report on Kavanaugh, ‘fully confident’ he’ll be confirmed

The White House on Thursday announced that it has received the FBI’s supplemental background investigation into President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, and is “fully confident” that he will eventually be confirmed to the Supreme Court. The FBI was tasked by Trump … Read More

Republican senators push sanctions to warn Putin not to meddle in U.S. elections

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WASHINGTON A pair of prominent Republican U.S. senators said on Sunday that the United States must move promptly to prepare new sanctions against Russia to discourage interference in upcoming elections. Senator Lindsey Graham said additional sanctions needed to be teed … Read More

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