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Senate Republicans drafting short-term deal to prevent government shutdown

Senate Republicans drafting short-term deal to prevent government shutdown

Senate Republicans are drafting a stopgap spending bill to extend the funding deadline for approximately 25% of the federal government until February 8, according to three sources. The decision to move forward on the short-term plan hasn’t been finalized, the sources said. There are still senators who are urging GOP leaders to negotiate for a…MORE

How Congress will fail to do its most basic job (again)

How Congress will fail to do its most basic job (again)

If Congress does, literally, nothing else every year, the two chambers are supposed to pass a series of appropriations bills that appropriate — eh! — money to the various parts of the federal government to keep it all up, operating and open. And yet, as of this evening, it looks virtually certain that Congress will…MORE

Trump frets the economy will be his political Achilles heel

Trump frets the economy will be his political Achilles heel

Never shy about taking credit for the stock market when it soared, President Donald Trump has been characteristically quick to assign blame as Wall Street sputters. Whipsaw markets and a string of steep dives have spawned a pervasive anxiety in the White House, according to senior officials, where for the past two years the strength…MORE

Donald Trump is well positioned to fend off a primary challenge in 2020

Donald Trump is well positioned to fend off a primary challenge in 2020

President Donald Trump continues to look in prime position to win his party’s nomination for president in 2020. While Republicans such as John Kasich may run, a look at the numbers reveals they have a tough road ahead of them. CNN’s latest Iowa poll shows little room for a successful primary challenge in the first…MORE

Complaints against Brett Kavanaugh dismissed by federal judicial council

Complaints against Brett Kavanaugh dismissed by federal judicial council

A judicial council from the Denver-based US appeals court has dismissed 83 complaints that were lodged against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh based largely on statements he made during his contentious September confirmation. In a 10-page order, the council said that the complaints — the first of which were referred to the court by…MORE