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'The Briefing Room': White House addresses possible federal shutdown, California wildfires and more

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders took questions on Roy Moore, Jerusalem and Donald Trump Jr. as well.

Lewandowski: White House lacks 'top political operative' ahead of 2018 elections

Two former top campaign aides to President Trump still working outside of the White House, David Bossie and Corey Lewandowski, shared their candid …

House passes bill allowing concealed carry across state lines

The House of Representatives passed a controversial measure Wednesday that would allow gun owners with concealed carry permits from one state to …

Republicans defend tax bill process as transparent despite similar complaints during Obamacare debate

Frustrated by what he believed was an opaque, rushed process to pass a bill with massive economic implications, one lawmaker accused the opposing …

Environmentalists, Native American tribes file lawsuits to block shrinkage of national monuments

Environmental groups and five Native American tribes have filed two lawsuits to block the Trump administration's plan to drastically scale back two …

'Country over Party': GOP Sen. Jeff Flake writes check to Alabama Democrat Doug Jones

Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake tweeted a photo Tuesday night showing a check for $100 addressed to the U.S. Senate campaign of Alabama Democrat Doug …

Republicans move closer to clearing tax reform

The House voted Monday evening to go to conference with the Senate on the Republican tax bill, the latest step to advance the measure and get it to …

Whistleblower alleges Flynn texted about Russia nuclear deal during inauguration, congressman says

A leading House Democrat revealed Wednesday he was approached by a whistleblower who said a businessman received a text from Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn …

Civil rights icon skipping museum opening because President Trump is expected to attend

President Trump’s expected attendance at the opening of a civil rights museum in Jackson, Mississippi this weekend has led one of the country’s top …

NAACP warns black passengers about American Airlines

Democrats favor impeaching Trump. So why did Democratic lawmakers oppose it?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> We're still a long, long way from starting to even kinda, sorta think about impeachment.<p>Exhibit A: Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas forced a vote on the House floor to table a plan to impeach Trump on Wednesday. The vote to sideline the impeachment resolution passed with flying …

Chris Christie goes to the Supreme Court on sports betting

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Outgoing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sat in the front row at the Supreme Court on Monday to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of a federal law that bans most states from sports betting.<p>Several of the justices seemed sympathetic to parts of New Jersey's states' …

Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage cake case

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As the Supreme Court wrestled with a clash between religious freedom and LGBT rights on Tuesday, all eyes were on Justice Anthony Kennedy, who might have to reconcile two strands of his jurisprudence.<p>The case concerns a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake to celebrate a …

Anthony Kennedy legacy again at play in same-sex marriage case

<b>(CNN) —</b> Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, poised to cast the deciding vote in a case involving a Christian baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, wants to preserve the gains of his 2015 decision establishing a right to same-sex marriage.<p>So even as he voiced sympathy …

Stelter: Fox's pro-Trump hosts are working overtime to discredit Robert Mueller

What's President Trump hearing when he watches Fox News?<p>He's hearing that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is "illegitimate and corrupt." That it's led by a "band of merry Trump-haters" who are trying to reverse the results of the election. And that it must be stopped.<p>He's also …

Trump's approval rating at 32%

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's approval rating sits at 32%, according to a new poll released by the Pew Research Center, matching the lowest level in any poll on his approval since he took office in January.<p>The poll also found that disapproval of the President's job performance is at …

Few policy differences narrowed at Trump meeting with congressional leaders

<b>(CNN) —</b> The House and Senate passed legislation Thursday to fund the government through December 22, removing the threat of a disruption to federal agencies for two weeks while Republican and Democratic leaders work to resolve a tough set of policy differences that would allow them to pass a …

The #metoo movement comes to Washington

<b>(CNN) —</b> Looking back, historians may view this week as the week where the #metoo movement fully landed in political Washington.<p>Consider what has happened in the last week alone (in reverse chronological order):<p>* Arizona Rep. Trent Franks (R) is resigning from Congress, as the House Ethics Committee …

Michael Goodwin: Trump did the right thing on Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — Here’s the latest version of Fake News: President Trump ruined the mid-east peace process.<p>The assertion is a world-wide headline, but for it to have a shred of truth, there would have to be a peace process to ruin. But since there isn’t one, and hasn’t been one for years, the …

Doug Jones faces backlash over racially charged campaign flyer in Alabama

A racially charged campaign flyer sent to black residents in Alabama’s Senate race is provoking a social media backlash for Democratic nominee Doug Jones, who is scrambling to mobilize black voters against Republican Roy Moore ahead of Tuesday’s election.<p>The flyer, which has been circulating on …

Congress passes bill to avert government shutdown, setting up pre-Christmas showdown

The House and Senate approved stopgap legislation Thursday meant to avert a partial government shutdown ahead of a midnight Friday deadline.<p>The bill, also known as a continuing resolution, would keep federal agencies functioning for an additional two weeks through Dec. 22.<p>The White House indicated …

Democrats forced Franken out to ramp up their strategy to bring down Trump

In the comedy movie “Anchorman,” comedian Will Farrell advises his TV audience to “stay classy.” On Thursday, former “Saturday Night Live” comedian Al Franken didn’t follow that advice and resigned from the U.S. Senate in a particularly classless way.<p>Even after eight women told reporters that the …

White House to release results of Trump's next physical after slurred speech

After President Donald Trump appeared to slur several words during a speech on Wednesday, the White House downplayed the episode on Thursday but promised that the results of the president’s next routine presidential physical will be made public.<p>Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary, said …

Judge in Michael Flynn case recuses himself

The judge overseeing former national security adviser Michael Flynn has recused himself from the case.<p>The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said that Judge Rudolph Contreras recused himself, but did not disclose why he had done so, CBS News reported.<p>The case has been reassigned to …

Rep. Trent Franks resigning from Congress

Arizona Congressman Trent Franks has announced his decision to resign from Congress, according to a statement he released Thursday on the matter.<p>Franks said he will leave his seat on Jan. 31, 2018 following complaints from two of his employees with whom he discussed the subject of becoming a …

Arpaio 'seriously, seriously, seriously' considering Senate run

Former Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio told The Daily Beast Thursday that he is "seriously, seriously, seriously considering running for the U.S. Senate" to replace the retiring Jeff Flake.<p>The Daily Beast reached out to Arpaio shortly after Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., announced his …