Clinton blames Republican leaders for a “paralyzed” Congress

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton chastised Republican lawmakers on Sunday for a “paralyzed” Congress, saying they’ve fueled populist anger by refusing to “do their job.” Clinton ticked off a list of items that GOP congressional leaders have refused to schedule for a vote. They include a proposed immigration overhaul, holding confirmation hearings to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, and […]

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Behind closed doors, North Korea opens ruling party congress

North Korea on Friday opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, a major political event intended to showcase the country’s stability and unity under young leader Kim Jong Un despite international criticism and tough new sanctions over the North’s recent nuclear test and a slew of missile launches. North Korea’s information committee said the congress began […]

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Campaign Donations Reflect the Sharp Split in Congress Among Republicans

The Republican split that defines this year’s presidential campaign has been on display in Congress for years, with the most conservative wing battling party leaders on issues from spending to immigration. A ProPublica analysis of campaign donations highlights just how profound this gap has become in the House of Representatives. The analysis shows that the Republican leadership, including Speaker Paul […]

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Health care repeal vote to open a political year in Congress

It’s been like a long-delayed New Year’s resolution for Republicans. But 2016 will finally be the year when they put legislation on President Barack Obama’s desk repealing his health care law. The bill undoing the president’s prized overhaul will be the first order of business when the House reconvenes this coming week, marking a sharply partisan start on Capitol Hill […]

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Clinton to bypass Congress to crack down on corporate inversions

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton vowed to use her executive powers as president to change U.S. code if Congress fails to crack down on companies that shift profits overseas to avoid U.S. taxes. If Congress does not end “earnings stripping,” in which companies move their earnings to foreign markets to claim lower tax rates while maximizing U.S. deductions, Clinton said she would direct the U.S. […]

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Top U.S. House Democrat: Congress must pass ‘real’ mental health bill

U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday backed congressional efforts to address mental illness, saying mass shootings such as the one in San Bernardino, California, this week highlight the need for additional action. “We have to carefully put together mental health legislation in a way that is true and real,” the California Democrat told reporters in a briefing. She […]

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