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Durbin and Graham introduce bill to protect ‘dreamers’

57 min 40 sec ago
The legal status of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children has been a major flash point in the immigration debate.

Trump complains to senators that Puerto Rico is getting too much hurricane relief funding

1 hour 30 min ago
Aid for Puerto Rico has long been a fixation for Trump, who has asked advisers how to reduce money for the island and signaled that he won’t support any more assistance beyond food stamp funds. 

Obama, Pelosi stress pragmatism as Democrats seek to move past Mueller report

1 hour 39 min ago
The party appeared eager Tuesday to pivot to issues of greater concern to voters, including health care and fair pay.

Fred Malek, GOP fundraiser, presidential adviser and former Marriott chief, dies at 82

1 hour 42 min ago
He spent years apologizing for an incident in the Nixon White House, in which he helped reassign Jewish government officials.

Trump surprises Republicans — and pleases Democrats — with push to revive health-care battle

2 hours 40 sec ago
In the wake of the Trump administration’s move to strike down Obamacare, neither the White House nor Republicans in Congress have offered new replacement plans.

Trump seems to inflate the price tag for Puerto Rico’s recovery to deny funding Puerto Rico’s recovery

2 hours 36 min ago
It's not the only Puerto-Rico-related figure that the president tries to massage.

The Trailer: 2020 has its candidate for people who hate politicians

2 hours 43 min ago
In this edition: Meeting the Yang Gang, the Democrats' ACA lifeboat, and the Green New Deal denouement.

Brett Kavanaugh the new player as Supreme Court returns to partisan gerrymandering

3 hours 17 min ago
Liberal justices think it is a threat, and conservatives wonder whether courts have a role in policing it.

House fails to override Trump veto on southern border emergency

3 hours 19 min ago
Democrats were unable to muster the needed two-thirds majority to overturn Trump’s first veto.

Senate defeats Green New Deal, as Democrats call vote a ‘sham’

3 hours 31 min ago
The measure failed on a 0 to 57 vote, with most Democrats voting “present.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) forced the vote on what he calls a “far-left wish list.”

Pentagon announces $1 billion transfer for border barriers, angering Democrats

3 hours 44 min ago
The move, announced Monday, was justified under Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border.

Netanyahu slams Ilhan Omar for suggesting Israel’s U.S. allies are motivated by money

4 hours 6 min ago
“From this Benjamin: It’s not about the Benjamins,” the Israeli prime minister told the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Uncle Sam surrenders to growing backlog of crime lab DNA tests

4 hours 20 min ago
The Justice Department apparently has given up on eliminating the growing backlog of crime lab DNA tests. "Officials stated they believe the goal of eliminating backlogs is unachievable in the foreseeable future," says a new government report.

The Democrats’ shift away from Israel

4 hours 48 min ago
A new poll shows the party is newly split on whether it sides more with the Israelis or Palestinians.

USS Cole victims suffer setback at Supreme Court

5 hours 5 min ago
In a separate case, the court ruled in favor of an Alaskan moose hunter.

Trump again tries to pin the Mueller probe on Obama without providing evidence

5 hours 35 min ago
There's no evidence that Obama was involved.

Trump’s latest response to Hurricane Maria victims provides insight into his views of Latinos

6 hours 13 min ago
More than two years after taking office, the president continues to provide critics with new examples that shed light on where Latinos rank in importance to him

Trump’s itchy Twitter finger creates another diplomatic mess

6 hours 15 min ago
Trump said last week that he was eliminating just-announced sanctions on two Chinese companies who do business with North Korea. The scramble it reportedly set off has become oh so familiar within the administration.

Sen. Mike Lee says we can solve climate change with more babies. Science says otherwise.

6 hours 28 min ago
During floor debate ahead of a vote on the Green New Deal, Lee told his colleagues that if they really want to address environmental concerns they’ll encourage people to have more babies.

Trump confused everyone by canceling North Korea sanctions. The explanation may have been a coverup.

6 hours 59 min ago
Trump's inconsistency is damaging U.S. power.