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Are we done here? Nope. Cranky Congress still has work to do

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nothing says, "Is it over yet?" quite like Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer propping up his feet on the chair next to him.


Bill naming post office for Army captain Khan heads to Trump

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A bill to name a Virginia post office for a U.S. Army captain whose Muslim father spoke out against candidate Donald Trump is now heading to the president's desk.


Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

WASHINGTON (AP) — In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump's response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally.


Pelosi's triumph: A reminder why she's set to be speaker

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has been quite a week for Nancy Pelosi.


The Latest: Senate ends Saudi war aid, blames crown prince

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the congressional response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):


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No. 2 House Republican: Gov't shutdown 'stupid', may happen

WASHINGTON (AP) — A looming, partial government shutdown would be "stupid" but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, the second-ranking House Republican said on Thursday.


Pelosi says House Dems will start seeking Trump tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House next year will start trying to obtain President Donald Trump's income tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service, the likely next speaker said Thursday.


Republican senator distances himself from Raytheon stock buy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee quickly unloaded newly acquired Raytheon stock following a report that the purchase was made after he urged President Donald Trump to boost defense spending by billions of dollars.


Senate rebukes Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators voted Thursday to recommend that the U.S. end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for the war in Yemen and put the blame for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi squarely on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a direct challenge to both the longtime Middle East ally and President Donald Trump's handling of the relationship.


The Latest: Rebel Dem: Fight to block Pelosi was a challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (all times local):


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McCaskill: Senate has lost its way, must do better

Democrat Claire McCaskill had stern words for her soon-to-be former colleagues in the Senate in a farewell speech on Thursday, saying that polarization and fear of political consequences have rendered the body ineffective and unwilling to take on difficult issues.


Congress passes overhaul of sexual harassment policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved an overhaul Thursday of its process for handling sexual harassment claims, capping a tumultuous year that saw more than a half-dozen lawmakers resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct.


Flake's Senate farewell speech cites threats to democracy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, President Donald Trump's most vocal Republican adversary in the Senate, cautioned in his farewell address Thursday that the "threats to our democracy from within and without are real."


Congress approves $400 billion for farmers, forests, poor

After months of debate and negotiation, Congress voted final approval Wednesday to a massive farm bill that will provide more than $400 billion for agriculture subsidies, conservation programs and food aid...


House, Senate reach agreement on anti-sexual harassment bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on legislation to overhaul the process for handling sexual misconduct allegations in Congress.


House passes farm bill, sending it to Trump's desk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has easily passed the farm bill, a massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid.


House passes bill to reauthorize farm programs and food aid, sending it to President Trump for his signature

WASHINGTON (AP) — House passes bill to reauthorize farm programs and food aid, sending it to President Trump for his signature.


AP Interview: Jones says farmers scared by Trump's tariffs

Democratic Sen. Doug Jones says President Donald Trump's talk of tariffs is sparking questions and anxiety back home in Alabama, including from soybean farmers who are "scared to death."


McCaskill says she won't run again but will stay active

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she won't run for another office after her term expires next month, but that she will remain active in Democratic politics.


Pelosi gives Trump an earful, questions 'manhood' in private

WASHINGTON (AP) — In public, Nancy Pelosi lectured Donald Trump on the Constitution and wagged a finger at him for characterizing her "strength." In private, she questioned his "manhood" — and her disdain for him became public, again, anyway.


Six women now suing Harvey Weinstein

Six women now suing Harvey Weinstein

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Reports: Federal prosecutors probe Trump inaugural committee
Farmers buoyed but cautious as China resumes buying soybeans
Christie off list of White House chief of staff candidates

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Trump lawyer seeks to send emoluments case to appeals court

Trump lawyer seeks to send emoluments case to appeals court

Rep. Morelle co-sponsors first bills; Most focus on gun control

Rep. Morelle co-sponsors first bills; Most focus on gun control

In 3 weeks, your state lawmaker becomes the highest paid in America

In 3 weeks, your state lawmaker becomes the highest paid in America

Exclusive information: Investigation into money, politics and the 2017 race for mayor

Exclusive information: Investigation into money, politics and the 2017 race for mayor

NYS lawmakers in line for major pay raise

NYS lawmakers in line for major pay raise

Gov. Cuomo to give 3rd inaugural address on Ellis Island

Gov. Cuomo to give 3rd inaugural address on Ellis Island

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