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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is abandoning an effort to clamp down on the Chinese telecom giant ZTE in a defense bill, essentially green-lighting the Trump administration's deal to save a company that was accused of selling sensitive information to hostile regimes, aides said...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheered on by a handful of activists, liberal House Democrats announced outside the Capitol that they were forming a caucus to push for "Medicare for All" — shorthand for government-financed health care. At the same time Thursday, Democratic senators were...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt reversal, the Pentagon now says it supports a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S. In an...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former head of an Arkansas nonprofit that helps at-risk youth has pleaded guilty to diverting more than $120,000 from the group to an unnamed state senator in a widening corruption probe that has already ensnared several former lawmakers. Jerry Walsh...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House is moving forward with a spending bill that eliminates new funding for election security grants to states, amid protests by Democrats who say Republicans are not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling in U.S. elections...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have blocked a move to subpoena the interpreter from the Helsinki summit to testify about the private talks between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The panel's top Democrat, Rep. Adam...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats competed to make immigration an election-year issue on their own terms as the GOP pushed symbolic legislation through the House Wednesday extolling a federal law enforcement agency that some liberals have proposed abolishing. The...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are happy to say President Donald Trump undermined American democracy. That he patted Vladimir Putin on the back for interfering in U.S. elections. That he's being blackmailed by Russia. But that he committed treason? That's too far for some leading...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders are steering allies away from saying President Donald Trump committed "treason" in Helsinki when he refused to confront Russia's Vladimir Putin on election meddling. House and Senate Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer instead...