U.S. Congress

Democrats push to stall GOP tax vote so Jones can take seat

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Republicans on Wednesday to "hit pause" on their tax bill until Alabama winner Doug Jones takes his seat.<p>"It would be wrong for Senate Republicans to jam through this tax bill without giving the newly elected Senator for Alabama the …

Conservative View

Gowdy shoots down House Democrats' request to probe Trump sexual assault allegations

House oversight committee chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has referred allegations that President Donald Trump sexually assaulted women to the Justice Department, rebuffing a request from House Democrats that his committee investigate the claims.<p>"This Committee, nor any other Committee of Congress, …

Politics

New Tax Bill Calculator: Find Out If You’ll Get A Bigger Paycheck With Trump’s New Tax Plan

President Trump delivered remarks about the tax reform package on Wednesday, promising taxpayers they will see bigger paychecks starting in February …

Retirement

Trump's eldest son testifies to Senate committee in Russia probe

U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest son met with the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday as part of the panel’s investigation into …

Donald Trump

Terri Sewell Is Getting Some Help

With Doug Jones’ election, she is no longer only Democrat in Ala. delegation<p>BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — When Rep. Terri Sewell joined Democrat Doug Jones on …

Politics

Republican Sen. Bob Corker Calls Democratic Senate Victory In Alabama A Great Night For America

Sen. Bob Corker spoke the blunt truth when he told reporters that the Doug Jones Senate victory in Alabama was a great night for America.<p>Corker told …

Liberal View

Paul Ryan: Congress will stop using taxpayer funds to settle sex harassment suits

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday that Congress will no longer use taxpayer dollars to settle sexual harassment claims against …

Blake Farenthold

Trump administration illegally denied funds to Department of Energy program, government says

The program, which fosters emerging energy technologies, is a target for elimination by President Trump.<p>The Department of Energy (DOE) instructed its …

Liberal View

Lawmakers Seek Checks on Phony Comments Before ‘Net Neutrality’ Vote

Legislators call on the FCC to add new safeguards and delay Thursday’s vote after a Wall Street Journal probe found thousands of fake comments<p>By<p>James V. Grimaldi and<p>Paul Overberg<p>Some lawmakers are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to add new safeguards against fraudulent public …

Government

The Difference Between Roy Moore and Extreme Muslim Fundamentalists

Both Christianity and Islam as religions comprise large numbers of people and contain a spectrum of believers from the secular to the moderate to the …

Liberal View

Jones Wins, Sweeps Every Demographic Except Voters Who Excuse Racism, Homophobia, and Pedophilia

Democrat Doug Jones scored an upset victory over Republican Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election for U.S. Senate, sweeping every demographic of …

Homophobia

Republicans in Congress attack the Mueller investigation as biased

During a fiery hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, GOP congressmen grilled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and accused him of …

Politics

Senate and House Negotiators Reach Deal on Tax Reform

Congressional Republicans reached a deal on major aspects of tax reform, paving the way for passage by next week.<p>The deal would lower the top …

John Cornyn

House and Senate come to terms on tax bill - report

The House/Senate conference on the tax bill has reportedly reached an agreement in principle, which would pave the weigh for the plan becoming law …

Business

Republicans fear deep losses in 2018 elections

CORONADO, Calif. — After years of strong gains in states across the country, Republicans now fear they stand to lose hundreds of state legislative …

Elections

Jimmy Kimmel ‘Left Out Many Important Details’ in New Healthcare Monologue, GOP-Led Committee Says

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce issued a response to Jimmy Kimmel’s Monday monolgue on CHIP, or the Children’s Health Insurance Plan. “The …

Jimmy Kimmel

Tax Compromise Keeps Wind and Electric-Car Credits, Source Says

House and Senate negotiators have agreed to spare the electric-vehicle tax credit and wind production tax credit in their compromise package, …

Business

Grassley: 2 controversial federal bench nominees won't be confirmed

The Senate Judiciary Committee's top Republican said Wednesday that two of President Donald Trump's nominees for open seats on the federal bench will not be confirmed, just a day after urging the White House to "reconsider" them.<p>Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said that based on his discussions with …

Chuck Grassley

McCain’s brain cancer battle lands him back in hospital

Sen. John McCain is back in the hospital getting treatment for side effects from his treatment for brain cancer, his office confirmed Wednesday.<p>“As …

Cancer

Congressman Says 'Everybody Respects' Mueller During Committee Hearing; Then Louie Gohmert Chimes In

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, when subjects such as former FBI Director Robert …

Robert Mueller

News Highlights: Top Global Markets News of the Day

U.S. Economic Expansion Could Become Longest on Record<p>Forecasters are increasingly optimistic the U.S. economic expansion could continue beyond the 2020 presidential election, aided by Republican tax legislation that is expected to lift growth.<p>Federal Reserve Expected to Raise Rates<p>The Federal …

Economy

Congresswoman Says Women ‘Invite’ Sexual Harassment With Their Clothes

Today in “blaming women for the sexual harassment they endure” news, a Democratic congresswoman from Ohio reportedly commented at a private event on …

Fashion

Child-Tax Credit Still Being Negotiated, Sen. Mike Lee Says

Two Hours Into Conference, No Details About Emerging Tax Deal<p>Democrats appointed to the committee to meld differing House and Senate tax bills are getting increasingly frustrated with the progress of the committee's first public meeting.<p>The problem: House and Senate Republicans have already reached …

Senate Finance Committee

Keith Ellison Won't Run for Senate

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) will not run in Minnesota’s special U.S. Senate election in 2018, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.<p>“It remains to be …

Politics

GOP chairman shoots down Democrat effort to delay tax work until Jones is seated

Democrats on Wednesday sought to postpone the House-Senate tax reform conference until after Sen.-elect Doug Jones (D-Ala.) is seated, but their …

Donald Trump

Roy Moore’s Spokesman Gets Awkward Fact Check On US Constitution By CNN's Jake Tapper

Yes, Muslims can be elected to US Congress. No, they don't have to swear on the Bible.<p>This is the awkward moment a spokesman for controversial …

Donald Trump

House Republicans Propose Delays for Obamacare Health Taxes

After failing this year to repeal and replace Obamacare, House Republicans are angling to put taxes that are part of the health law on hold.<p>Measures …

Health Care

Hogan To Push Redistricting Reform Bill Again

<b>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) —</b> Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that he will try again for the fourth consecutive year to make congressional …

Government

Senate committee urges Morneau to abandon or delay controversial tax plan

Jameson Berkow<p>Reporter<p>Follow|Archive<p>A prominent senate committee is urging the federal government to abandon plans to change the way small businesses …

Bill Morneau

Is 'team player' Ted Cruz here to stay? GOP's tax push gives latest proof of softer style

WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is not getting the flat tax he’s long desired.<p>Or perhaps even a reduction in the number of tax brackets. Or the …

Ted Cruz