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Democrats vow to undermine Trump picks

Democrats vow to undermine these Trump Cabinet confirmation hearings

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday that Democrats are committed to undermining and slowing down the confirmation process of President-elect Donald Trump’s...

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Ways and Means record offers clues to a Ryan speakership 2

Will Speaker Ryan go for a second term in 2017?

House Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he is enjoying the position as House Speaker "more than I thought I would," but so far Ryan has declined to comment on whether he will continue his role as Speaker after his term expires.
Cancer funding battle in Congress

Republican lawmakers question cancer research funding

Republican lawmakers in Congress said they are willing to increase federal funding for cancer research but they are not willing to simply approve the $775 million the White House is requesting.
Nancy Pelosi rejects Bernie Sanders proposals

Nancy Pelosi hits Bernie Sanders as unrealistic

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rejected Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ proposal for a single-payer healthcare system. "He's talking about a single-payer, and that's not going to happen,” Pelosi said.
Justice Scalia dies at the age of 79

US Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies at age 79

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a tart-tongued champion of conservative interpretation of the Constitution, has died at a West Texas ranch resort, government officials said Saturday.
Pope Francis Makes Historic Trip To Cuba

4 Controversies Over Pope Francis’ Visit to Washington

Pope Francis is the head of the largest religion in the world, more than a billion people claim Catholicism as their religion. Yet, it looks like that won’t save pontiff from politics at Capitol...

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Democrats vow to undermine Trump picks

Democrats vow to undermine these Trump Cabinet confirmation hearings

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday that Democrats are committed to undermining and slowing down the confirmation process of President-elect Donald Trump’s...
Democrats fight Gag rule

House Democrats vow to fight against GOP ‘gag rule’

House Democrats are planning an all out fight against a GOP proposal that would punish House members who take video or photos on the...
Harry Reid links Trump and Cruz

Harry Reid links Supreme Court fight to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz

Shortly after Republicans reminded Democrat Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid about Vice President Joe Biden’s argument against former Bush’s Supreme Court nomination, Reid linked the current battle to nominate a Supreme Court justice to Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
Paul Ryan says House is ready to sue Obama

Paul Ryan: Ready to sue Obama over GITMO

House Speaker Paul Ryan said lawmakers are preparing to take legal action against President Obama if he decides to close Guantanamo Bay Detention Center.
Justice Scalia dies at the age of 79

US Supreme Court Justice Scalia dies at age 79

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a tart-tongued champion of conservative interpretation of the Constitution, has died at a West Texas ranch resort, government officials said Saturday.

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