The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer failed to produce a deal.
Senate Republicans aren't likely to win over enough Democrats to pass their cynical spending bill.
If this is such a fine piece of legislation, why didn't congressional Republicans rush it to the White House today to get the president's signature on it?
Lawmakers of both parties are working on legislation that would make members of Congress liable for settlements of sexual harassment claims against them, as new data shows public funds have been used to settle nearly a dozen cases of misconduct over the last decade.
The U.S. Congress is hurtling toward some major tax, budget and other policy deadlines. Some are hard and some are flexible, with the end of 2017 approaching. Here is the Capitol Hill outlook for what promises to be a turbulent November-December.
The House of Representatives will adopt mandatory training on sexual harassment and discrimination, Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday after members of Congress shared stories of women being propositioned and groped in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.
GOP Rep. Mark Walker twisted himself into a pretzel on Wednesday when he tried to defend the Republican tax plan.
Republicans may continue to live in their NRA-funded bubbles, but it's clear the American people – Democrats, Independents and Republicans – are still hungry for tougher gun laws.
"The leader of the free world can’t continue to use language that legitimizes the actions of extremists groups that promote hate."
Dent's retirement is just the latest in a slew of moderate Republicans who are calling it quits as Washington spirals out of control with Trump at the helm.
While the president complains that members of Congress are turning the debt ceiling debate into "a mess," it is his irresponsible tweets that are turning the simple vote into a political game.
Six months into the Trump administration, the GOP tune is changing as the president's incompetence, corruption, and unfitness has thrown the entire Republican agenda into a dumpster and set it ablaze.
A U.S. congressional panel this week asked 22 government agencies to share documents on Moscow-based cyber firm Kaspersky Lab, saying its products could be used to carry out "nefarious activities against the United States," according to letters seen by Reuters.
The president and his GOP allies in Congress just can't accept the fact that America isn't buying what they're selling.
"These protests have been relentless," Maddow said. "They've had a huge victory just tonight."
On almost every level, the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be harder if they did it without a replacement plan.
The spontaneous demonstrations by pro-ACA activists shows how politically toxic this issue has become for Republicans as they prepare to dismantle Obamacare.
U.S. senators called on Congress on Tuesday to take back its authority to determine whether the country goes to war, saying recent U.S. strikes in Syria were not covered by existing authorizations for the use of military force.
As the GOP-controlled government continues to wage war on middle-class Americans, this number will likely get worse.
As you can see from the polling, conservatives, far from reacting with outrage, have instead laid back and lit up in the post-coital afterglow