Must-do bills in a divided Congress could lead to shutdown

An early December government shutdown is a real possibility, since a divided Congress can’t agree on military spending, Democrats insist on help for young immigrants and President Donald Trump’s position can change with each lawmaker he talks to. Most of Washington is focused on overhauling the nation’s tax code, but lawmakers face a combustible mix of must-do and could-do items, […]

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Can a party so divided actually govern?

When Republicans scored their big victory in the midterm election of 2010, the GOP looked like a party on the rise after a devastating pair of losses in 2006 and 2008. Instead, it has become a party in almost permanent disorder, torn by warring factions and near-constant tensions between its establishment leadership and a tea party-infused grass roots. Now, in […]

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Supreme Court Appears Divided on Judicial Campaign Donations

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared to be divided on Tuesday over whether elected judges should be allowed to directly solicit campaign contributions in the latest campaign finance case to come before the high court. Central to the case,Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, is the question of whether Florida’s ban on judicial candidates from personally soliciting contributions is a lawful infringement […]

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Republicans Divided in Renewed Fight Over Obamacare Funding

The fight over the Affordable Care Act has once again been put front-and-center in Washington, only this time, Republicans are taking opposing sides in the argument. On Friday, the House approved a plan to fund federal agencies past Sept. 30, including a clause that would strip funding from the Affordable Care Act, according to the Washington Post. Next week, House […]

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Human Rights Groups Divided Over Potential Syria Intervention

Human rights groups are divided over the potential military response by the United States to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. Here’s where some of the leading rights organizations stand: Human Rights First “The worsening situation in Syria demands a much greater level of engagement from the Obama Administration,” a representative for Human Rights First said a press release Wednesday. “That engagement […]

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