DACA fix could ‘overwhelm’ Congress

If President Trump gives Congress six months to find a legislative fix for the controversial program that now shields nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation, the focus will shift to a politically charged fight on Capitol Hill where agreement on anything — especially on the radioactive issue of immigration — remains elusive. The Trump administration is expected to announce the fate […]

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If Congress doesn’t fund Obamacare subsidies next month it could get pretty complicated

State health insurance regulators have been hoping for the best when it comes to 2018 exchange enrollment, but are now bracing for the worst-case scenario — that the fate of key health insurance subsidies will remain in limbo past key deadlines next month. “We have a way to protect consumers, but it is complicated and will cause unnecessary confusion and […]

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Americans are frustrated with Congress

The American public is frustrated that Congress hasn’t gotten much done and Republicans split on whether their party is getting in the way of President Trump’s agenda. Meanwhile, by two to one Americans think Congressional Democrats are doing more to get in the way of Mr. Trump’s agenda, but not offering their own agenda for the country. Congress has left […]

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Democrats in Congress suing Trump, citing conflicts

Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress filed a lawsuit against President Trump on Wednesday morning alleging that his continued ties to his business empire violate the U.S. Constitution. The unprecedented legal action accuses Trump of violating the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits federal officials from accepting gifts or titles from foreign governments without congressional approval. The lawsuit […]

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Sessions’ testimony to Congress Tuesday to be open to public

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, facing fresh questions about his Russian contacts during the election campaign and his role in the firing of James Comey, will be interrogated in a public hearing by former Senate colleagues on Tuesday. The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee comes one week after former FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers the bureau had expected Sessions […]

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Conservatives tell senators to pass health care bill or lose control of Congress

Senate Republicans this week will try to prove they’re not slow-walking the remake of America’s health care system, a dicey approach under President Donald Trump and one that’s been causing considerable conservative angst. To that end, Senate Republicans will get a status update during their weekly caucus luncheon Tuesday, during which they’ll learn about some options being considered for repealing […]

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Trump-Russia probe now includes possible cover-up, Congress is told

Investigators into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections are now also probing whether White House officials have engaged in a cover-up, according to members of Congress who were briefed Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. That avenue of investigation was added in recent weeks after assertions by former FBI Director James Comey that President Donald Trump had tried […]

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