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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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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.
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President Obama bold budget proposal to Congress

President Obama released information today about his proposed budget to Congress. The radical proposal includes an increase in oil taxes, expanding Medicaid, a multi-billion dollar initiative to promote computer science in public k-12 schools, and funding to find a cure for cancer research. The proposals signals the Obama is aggressively attempting to accomplish certain goals before his term is over.
Republicans warn Obama not to veto defense policy bill

Republicans warn Obama not to veto defense policy bill

U.S. House and Senate Republicans warned President Obama not to veto a defense spending bill today as part of the partisan fight over spending. U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said the bill has been a...
Paul Ryan First Test As House Speaker- Highway Bill

Paul Ryan First Test As House Speaker: Highway Bill

After his first House GOP Conference meeting as speaker, Paul Ryan declared that House Republicans would be going on "offense." "We're going to go on offense," Ryan told reporters on Tuesday. "We're going to go...
Should drones be used in Mexico border

Representative foresees drones on U.S. – Mexico border

Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, along with drone maker General Atomics, foresee drones flying over U.S. - Mexico border to find illegal immigrants and smugglers crossing. The Democrat, whose district borders Juarez, Mexico and over sees El Paso, frets about the border becoming a new war front for military contractors to take advantage of.

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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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