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Congress Eyes Crackdown On Terror-Tied Iranian Airline Amid Deals with Boeing

Congress is considering new methods to crack down on and expose a state-controlled Iranian airline company that routinely uses commercial flights to …

Congress Scraps Obama-Era Rule for State Retirement Plans

Congress has narrowly voted to overturn an Obama-era rule designed to guide states as they create retirement savings programs for low-income …

Here's What Trump's Latest Executive Orders Do

With a pen stroke, President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, imposed a federal hiring freeze, and reinstated the “Mexico City policy” on defunding international abortion-related services.<p>President Trump marked his first full business day in office with three major …

Mexico City

Trump Executive Order Makes It Harder to Hire Foreign Workers

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order aimed at making it harder for companies to hire temporary foreign workers.<p>The order, …

Immigration

Trump signs executive order to 'vigorously promote religious liberty'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday meant to allow churches and other religious organizations to become more active politically, though the actual implications of the document appeared limited.<p>The order, which Trump inked during a ceremony in the White House Rose …

Bernie Sanders addresses Cleveland audience on public policy issues

Seen on 19Seen on 19More>><p>Updated:Wednesday, May 16 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-05-16 12:46:14 GMT<p>"Sunnyside Up" is a daily morning talk show featuring Wake …

Civil rights group: 'Discriminatory public policy' under Trump administration

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A civil rights group says President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office have resulted in a "discriminatory public policy" harming the "economic and social progress" minorities experienced under the Obama administration.<p>"Incendiary language about immigrants, Muslims, women and …

Supreme Court rules police don't need warrant to get past cell phone location data

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers planning to commit a crime probably should leave their mobile phones at home — unless they want to make it easier for police …

Supreme Court turns away challenge to California ban on ‘gay conversion’ therapy

The Supreme Court has refused to overturn a ban on “gay conversion” therapy, and Democratic lawmakers recently introduced a bill that attempts to ban …

Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch, Trump's Supreme Court nominee

President Trump's nominee, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, was confirmed Friday for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, filling a 14-month vacancy after a dramatic Senate showdown that risked long-lasting repercussions to both institutions.<p>The confirmation delivers a much needed political victory …

Public opinion is shifting on US involvement in Syria

The strike, on a Syrian airfield and nearby military infrastructure, was in response to the chemical attack on civilians last week that the US blamed on Syrian government forces.<p>A Morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday found that 57% of Americans supported airstrikes in Syria, 58% …

As GOP Prepares Even Worse TrumpCare Bill New Poll Shows Large Majority of Americans Want Nothing to Do With It

Will Trump and Republicans Do What the Vast Majority of Americans Don't Want?<p>Congressional Republicans are working on TrumpCare 2.0, a stripped-down …

Polls are still the best barometer of public opinion

They may have got the 2015 result wrong, but opinion polls remain the most efficient way to measure views on an election at a point in time<p>The political polling industry has taken a lot of heat over the past two years but it is important to understand that the polls are not trying to forecast the …

Elections

Civil rights leaders will testify before Congress on the recent spike in hate crimes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights and law enforcement leaders are planning to tell lawmakers about a spike in religious hate crimes in the U.S.<p>The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday will also hear from a Justice Department official on ways to address the problem. One of the groups set to testify is …

Civil rights groups to file suit against 'sanctuary city' bill

Senate Bill 4, known as Texas’ sanctuary city ban, is headed to the governor's desk, but the fight against it is far from over.<p>Thursday civil rights …

Civil Rights Groups Vow to Battle Trump's 'Religious Liberty' Order in Court

After President Donald Trump signed the Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty executive order on Thursday, civil rights groups announced plans to fight the order in court.<p>The order is intended to cripple the Johnson Amendment, which bans tax-exempt religious organizations from political …

The Democratic Party Is Fighting Over Its Future. How Important Will Defending Abortion Rights Be?

What does it mean to be a progressive? That question took on new urgency as Democrats reacted to the news that Heath Mello, a former Nebraska state …

Ivanka holds secret meetings with liberal special interest groups

In preparation for her now full-time role in the Trump administration, Ivanka Trump has been secretly reaching out to the heads of liberal …

Interest groups donated to Trump's record-breaking inauguration fund

A record-breaking $107 million poured in for President Trump’s inauguration celebration from corporate giants, business titans and a roster of NFL …

Trump’s job is to preserve the Constitution, not Obamacare

The April 17 editorial “The reckless threat against the ACA,” which accused President Trump of wanting to break health care, omitted two key words: the Constitution. As in: U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled last May that the Obama administration violated the Constitution by spending …

Trump's quest to stop bad media coverage threatens our Constitution

In the new age of Trump tweets, many citizens have developed what soldiers have called “the 1000-yard stare” — a type of expressionless, numb …

More voters trust Trump than the political media: poll

WASHINGTON — President Trump has largely eroded America’s trust in the national political media during his first few months in the White House, …

Voting

Donald Trump Is Helping the Very Media Organizations He Despises

How the president's war on the press has benefited some of the nation’s biggest news outlets<p>Throughout the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump crisscrossed the country promising to do the impossible: to rescue businesses in the crosshairs of complex economic changes and restore a sense of glory to firms in …

Donald Trump

Election Update: Clinton Gains, And The Polls Magically Converge

<i>Want these election updates emailed to you right when they’re published? Sign up</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>First things first: Hillary Clinton has a 70 percent chance of …

DNC Chair Says Russian Hackers Attacked The Committee Through Election Day

That goes against Obama's statement that the attacks ended after he spoke to Putin in September.<p>The chair of the Democratic National Committee said Sunday that the DNC was under constant cyber attack by Russian hackers right through the election in November. Her claim contradicts President Barack …

Congress enacts law allowing HRAs under the Affordable Care Act

The Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act, H.R. 34, on Wednesday, by a vote of 94–5, and the bill now goes to President Barack Obama for his …

Republicans in Congress prepare obscure tactic to gut Obama regulations

WASHINGTON — Twenty years ago, Newt Gingrich and allies pushing the self-styled Contract with America created an obscure but potent legislative …

Congressional leadership changes feds should know about

One month after the election, it’s hard to look past the political drama that is the selection of the incoming President’s cabinet. But those aren’t …

Republicans Keep Control Of The Senate As Democrats Largely Falter

Republicans willhold on to control of the Senate, according to Associated Press projections. The GOP defied the odds in a year in which it was almost entirely on defense and rode a wave that carried Donald J. Trump to the White House.<p>Even with their best opportunities to gain seats in years, …