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I Spent 5 Hours With Jeff Sessions So You Didn’t Have To

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Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to worry about a special prosecutor, and three other takeaways from the Attorney General’s latest Congressional testimony.

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Senate's new background checks gun bill simply enforces current law

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Federal agencies, including the military, are already required by law to submit records to the gun background checks system. Ten years ago, after a mass shooting that could have been prevented, Congress passed a bipartisan law to fix the nation’s gun background check system. The gun legislation the senators announced this morning would not require a background check on every single gun sale, despite new polling data showing that 95% of Americans – a record high – support these universal background checks.

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Sexual harrassment furore: Hollywood's #MeToo wave engulfs Washington

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November 18, 2017 5:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - From the White House to Congress to the Supreme Court, Washington has had its share of sexual scandals.


Lawmakers say $100 billion in disaster aid still not enough

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The White House has sent Congress a $44 billion disaster aid request that's already under attack from lawmakers from hurricane-hit regions as way too small.


China's Belt and Road Initiative Is Stoking Tensions with India

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If Beijing maintains its current approach of BRI implementation, it will push New Delhi to balance against increasing Chinese power. The Chinese Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) into its constitution at the 19th National Congress in October. This move signaled the depth of the Chinese commitment to its massive infrastructure investment plan and ostensibly prompted last week’s quadrilateral meeting between senior officials from the United States, Japan, India, and Australia on the future of a “free and open Indo-Pacific.” India’s participation in the dialogue is yet another signal that China’s method of implementing the BRI is driving a wedge between these neighbors and creating an opportunity for the United States to strengthen its ties with New Delhi.

Texas’ Abbott decries storm aid bill; White House bristles

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday criticized as "completely inadequate" the Trump administration's $44 billion request to Congress for disaster relief in his hurricane-ravaged state and other areas hammered by storms. The White House shot back that Texas may want to foot more of the bill for its own recovery. ...]

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Montana congressman misled authorities on reporter’s assault

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana congressman misled investigators about his assault on a reporter the day before he was elected and claimed that the "liberal media" was "trying to make a story" out of it, according to documents released Friday. U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, a Republican, told an officer in the aftermath of the ...]

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In towns and cities nationwide, fears of effects of federal tax plan

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Local leaders are warning that the $1.5 trillion tax-cut legislation moving through Congress threatens to undermine their ability to raise money for government services, including police and schools.

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Trump to be presented with $47M deal to arm Ukraine against Russia

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The president and Congress must approve the sale of anti-tank missiles.


Here are the settlement awards made on Capitol Hill

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The figures come as Capitol Hill debates sexual harassment policies, and how to move forward with accusations in Congress

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