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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders say they have reached tentative agreement on bipartisan sexual harassment legislation that would hold members of Congress personally liable for harassment claims. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., says he expects to introduce the bill with Sen. Amy...
Key elements of legislation that would ease bank regulation by rolling back parts of the Dodd-Frank law designed to prevent a repeat of the 2008-09 financial crisis. The legislation: —Makes a five-fold increase, to $250 billion, in the level of assets at which banks are deemed...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the dispute over immigration in the Housel (all times local): 12:05 p.m. House Republicans leaving a private meeting say a frustrated Speaker Paul Ryan wants them to band together and act more like a majority party. Nevada GOP Rep. Mark Amodei...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats want to give a big salary bump to teachers and pay for it by canceling the tax cut for the nation's top 1 percent of earners. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday are expected to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in Congress are adding an anti-corruption plank to their mid-term campaign agenda, with proposals to beef-up ethics laws, protect voting rights and overhaul campaign finance. They're unveiling the new platform Monday in a pitch to voters as...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The African-American community's frustration with Sen. Claire McCaskill is real. The perception that the Missouri Democrat has ignored black constituents haunts the corners of her campaign receptions in Ferguson, it looms near rallies in Kansas City, and...
ATLANTA (AP) — Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump. The leading players — from established national figures such as former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers settled in for a long weekend Saturday as Republican party leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton continued searching for a compromise on a long list of priorities they set out to meet this year. Efforts to curb opioid abuse, regulation changes...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers settled in for a long weekend Saturday as Republican party leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton continued searching for a compromise on a long list of priorities they set out to meet this year. Efforts to curb opioid abuse, regulation changes...