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CapitolHill-021318.jpg Setting up what is likely to be a contentious period, Senators voted overwhelmingly Monday night to begin debate on an immigration reform bill. The Senate voted 97 to 1 in favor of moving to debate on an unrelated bill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., plans to use as a vehicle for immigration reform.

Pence-Omarosa-021318.jpg Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has issued a dire warning against Vice President Mike Pence. In her opinion, he is worse than President Donald Trump. Speaking on a CBS reality TV program, she said all those who are wishing for impeachment of Trump might want to reconsider if they come to know about his deputy. "We would be begging for days of Trump back if Pence became President

Whitehouse-021218.jpg While President Donald Trump denied the release of a Democratic memo countering claims of bias in the Russia investigation, a White House official reportedly said the president looks forward to releasing the document. White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short suggested that the Democratic...

DonaldTrump2-021218.jpg Following months of promises, President Donald Trump finally unveiled details of his plan to rebuild the nation's crumbling infrastructure on Monday. Trump's plan calls for spending $200 billion in federal funds to spur at least $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investments with partners at the state, local, tribal, and private level.

Donaldtrump1-020918.jpg President Donald Trump said Friday he was surprised by allegations of domestic abuse against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter. Trump highlighted that Porter has denied the accusations of verbal and physical abuse against his two ex-wives.

RickNolan-020918.jpg Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan, D-Minn., announced Friday he will not seek re-election this fall, providing Republicans with an opportunity to retake his seat. Nolan described the decision to retire as "agonizing" but said he wants to spend more time with his wife and family.

Trump-Signing-020918.jpg President Donald Trump signed a massive budget deal into law early Friday morning, ending a brief government shutdown. Trump announced the signing of the bill on Twitter but complained that the legislation includes increases in spending on both defense and domestic programs.

NancyPelosi-DACA-020818.jpg House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi created history by speaking continuously for more than eight hours in the lower chamber - the longest address in at least 108 years. Pelosi's protest was designed to draw attention to the plight of the young immigrants facing deportation, who are known as Dreamers. Their status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy is in jeopardy after

Oprah-Out-Presidential-020818.jpg Oprah Winfrey has ruled out chances of her running for American presidency. She put an end to speculations during a conversation with Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda on her podcast SuperSoul Sunday. Discussing their social platforms, Miranda confirmed that he would not consider running for public...

USCapitol-020718.jpg The House of Representatives has approved a short-term extension of federal spending bill that would increase military spending through September. As the ruling Republican party has a majority in the House, the bill passed by a 245-182 vote Tuesday night. But in the Senate, GOP does not have 60 votes required for procedural votes leading to the actual vote.Democrats insist that an increase in

Vice President Mike Pence has announced that the United States will soon unveil the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea. "We have brought unprecedented diplomatic and economic pressure to bear on North Korea through our maximum pressure campaign," the Vice President...

Trump-bipartisanSenate-020618.jpg President Donald Trump has rejected a bipartisan Senate proposal on immigration reforms, billed as a compromise alternative to resolve a legislative deadlock on the issue. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced on Monday a Senate companion bill to the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX) and Pete Aguil

A group of U.S. Senators have warned President Donald Trump against the potential consequences of a preemptive military strike on North Korea and the risks of miscalculation and retaliation. In a letter to the President Monday, the senators also expressed serious concern over the continued absence...

DonaldTrump1-020618.jpg President Donald Trump has called Democratic lawmakers, who did not appreciate his State of the Union address (SOTU) last week, as unpatriotic and treasonous. Democrats were critical of the remarks the President made in his address to a joint session of Congress last Tuesday. They derided Trump's calls for bipartisanship as farcical, decision to extend Guantanamo Bay as damaging to US national

JeanneIves-020518.jpg A new ad by Republican state Rep. Jeanne Ives, who is challenging Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner in the primary, has become controversial. Leaders from both Republican and Democratic parties are calling on Ives to pull the ad that has been denounced as anti-immigrant, racist, sexist and transphobic. An introductory television ad that Ives released at the weekend defines her as the conservative r

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