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House Moves Forward With Spending Bills as Congress Grapples With Looming Fiscal Deadlines

5 hours ago   |   NY Times

The burst of productivity stood in stark contrast to the tenor of the wider negotiations, which are hung up over how much to increase domestic spending.
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Sonny Perdue reverses Jobs Corps closures amid backlash from Congress

Sonny Perdue reverses Jobs Corps closures amid backlash from Congress

6 hours ago   |   Politico

The Trump administration, under heavy pressure from Congress, will withdraw plans to end a U.S. Forest Service program that trains underprivileged youth, spokespersons for the...
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U.S. Congress-White House budget, debt limit talks sputter: congressional leaders

7 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

Negotiations on Wednesday between the Trump administration and top officials in the U.S. Congress failed to produce a deal on overall federal spending levels for the fiscal...
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Will humans really be back on the moon by 2024? A Q&A with space experts

Will humans really be back on the moon by 2024? A Q&A with space experts

7 hours ago   |   Politico

When Vice President Mike Pence announced earlier this year that NASA would send humans back to the moon in 2024 - four years earlier than planned - the call evoked President...
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Explainer: Can Trump block ex-aide Hicks from talking to Congress by citing immunity?

7 hours ago   |   Reuters

A White House lawyer cited "testimonial immunity" in instructing Hope Hicks, a former top aide to President Donald Trump, not to answer questions about her White House tenure...
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U.S. Congress-White House budget, debt limit talks sputter: Democrats

7 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

Negotiations on Wednesday between the Trump administration and bipartisan leaders of the U.S. Congress failed to produce a deal on the overall levels of federal spending for...
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Lawmakers Express Concern About Prospect Of A Military Conflict With Iran

8 hours ago   |   NPR

Both Republicans and Democrats want more details on the Trump administration's policy on Iran, and some in Congress argue there needs to be a new authorization for any military...
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‘Why not now?' Lawmakers debate reparations for slavery

8 hours ago   |   Boston Herald   |   3 articles

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK WASHINGTON - The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and...
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Khashoggi's fiancée says Washington has not done enough to bring his killers to justice

Khashoggi's fiancée says Washington has not done enough to bring his killers to justice

9 hours ago   |   Politico

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancé scolded Washington on Wednesday for not doing enough to hold the slain journalist's killers accountable. Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen and legal U.S...
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House passes $1T spending bill as budget talks resume

9 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House has passed a $1 trillion spending bill that amounts to an opening bid in a guns vs. butter fight with the Trump...
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Biden refuses to apologize for remarks about segregationists

Biden refuses to apologize for remarks about segregationists

A defiant Joe Biden on Wednesday refused to apologize for citing two Southern segregationist senators as people with whom he had major disagreements but still “got things done”... Read more ...

De Blasio splits with Ocasio-Cortez on 'concentration camps'

De Blasio splits with Ocasio-Cortez on 'concentration camps'

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was wrong to describe the Trump administration's migrant detention facilities as “concentration camps.” “Of course she... Read more ...

Ta-Nehisi Coates Calls Out Mitch McConnell At House Hearing On Slavery...

Ta-Nehisi Coates Calls Out Mitch McConnell At House Hearing On Slavery Reparations

Coates' 2014 Atlantic essay "The Case for Reparations" is largely credited with bringing discussion of reparations back into the national spotlight. Read more ...

Bernie slams Democrats' 'corporate wing' as it warms to Warren

Bernie slams Democrats' 'corporate wing' as it warms to Warren

Bernie Sanders on Wednesday lashed out at the “corporate wing of the Democratic Party,” seizing on a report that centrists in the party are coming around to Elizabeth Warren as... Read more ...

Fed Ponders When To Cut Interest Rates

Fed Ponders When To Cut Interest Rates

There's an unusual air of suspense surrounding the Federal Reserve's policy meeting, with the possibility that the central bank could cut rates for the first time in nearly 11... Read more ...

Trump administration rolls out coal-friendly climate rule

Trump administration rolls out coal-friendly climate rule

The Trump administration on Wednesday issued its long-awaited replacement for former President Barack Obama's most ambitious climate change regulation, rolling back rules in an... Read more ...

Second ex-Hassan staffer charged in doxing case

Second ex-Hassan staffer charged in doxing case

A second former aide to Sen. Maggie Hassan was charged in federal court Wednesday with evidence tampering and aiding and abetting computer fraud in connection with a scheme... Read more ...

Biden cites two segregationists to show how he 'got things done' in Senate

Biden cites two segregationists to show how he 'got things done' in Senate

Former Vice President Joe Biden named two Southern segregationist senators as examples of people with whom he had major disagreements but still "got things done" in the Senate... Read more ...

Trump Administration Weakens Climate Plan To Help Coal Plants Stay Open

Trump Administration Weakens Climate Plan To Help Coal Plants Stay Open

The Trump administration is replacing one of President Obama's signature plans to address climate change. It could help some coal-fired power plants, but likely won't slow the... Read more ...

Trump Deals Final Blow To Clean Power Plan, Obama's Signature Climate Policy

Trump Deals Final Blow To Clean Power Plan, Obama's Signature Climate Policy

The EPA unveiled its final proposal for the Affordable Clean Energy rule. Read more ...