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Trump won by standing on the sidelines during the shutdown - but it could be short-lived

TRUMP WON BY STANDING ON THE SIDELINES DURING THE SHUTDOWN - BUT IT COULD BE SHORT-LIVED

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Both Republicans and Democrats are saying the agreement to end the government shutdown is a good deal for...

End to government shutdown in sight as Dems halt filibuster

END TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IN SIGHT AS DEMS HALT FILIBUSTER

Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return...

 
 
 
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down State's Congressional Map, Saying It Illegally Benefits GOP

PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN STATE'S CONGRESSIONAL MAP, SAYING IT ILLEGALLY BENEFITS GOP

Republicans had consistently received a 13-5 advantage in the state's congressional delegation since 2012.

House Speaker Ryan remains non-committal about re-election

HOUSE SPEAKER RYAN REMAINS NON-COMMITTAL ABOUT RE-ELECTION

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan is still being non-committal about whether he'll seek re-election to an 11th term. The Republican...

 
 
 
Trump Prods Senate to Use Nuclear Option

TRUMP PRODS SENATE TO USE NUCLEAR OPTION

President Trump came out swinging on the second day of the government shutdown, reports the Washington Post , tweeting Sunday that...

Federal shutdown enters Day 2 amid blame game on both sides

FEDERAL SHUTDOWN ENTERS DAY 2 AMID BLAME GAME ON BOTH SIDES

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach...

 
 
 
House Ethics Member Reportedly Settled Sexual Misconduct Case With Taxpayer Money

HOUSE ETHICS MEMBER REPORTEDLY SETTLED SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CASE WITH TAXPAYER MONEY

Republican Rep. Patrick Meehan of Pennsylvania, who has investigated sexual misconduct claims as part of the House Ethics Committee,...

House Ethics Committee Drops Republican Over Taxpayer-Funded Harassment Settlement

HOUSE ETHICS COMMITTEE DROPS REPUBLICAN OVER TAXPAYER-FUNDED HARASSMENT SETTLEMENT

A lawmaker tasked with addressing sexual harassment in Congress secretly settled his own harassment claim.

 
 
 
Republicans and Democrats blame each other as U.S. government shuts down

REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS BLAME EACH OTHER AS U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTS DOWN

WASHINGTON - The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring...

New York Times blames Democrats for ‘blocking' Senate funding bill only 45 Republicans supported

NEW YORK TIMES BLAMES DEMOCRATS FOR ‘BLOCKING' SENATE FUNDING BILL ONLY 45 REPUBLICANS SUPPORTED

As the nation inched closer to the first government shutdown since 2013, the New York Times figured out who to blame: Democrats. At...

 
 
 
Senate Dems block short-term spending bill, government shutdown at midnight likely

SENATE DEMS BLOCK SHORT-TERM SPENDING BILL, GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AT MIDNIGHT LIKELY

Senate Democrats appear to have derailed a Republican bill aimed at preventing a federal shutdown set to begin as soon as the calendar...

A top Senate Republican just threw cold water on the Hail Mary plan to avoid a shutdown

A TOP SENATE REPUBLICAN JUST THREW COLD WATER ON THE HAIL MARY PLAN TO AVOID A SHUTDOWN

Alex Wong/Getty Images The federal government will enter a partial shutdown at midnight if no funding bill passes the Senate. Senate...

 
 
 
EDGE OF THE CLIFF: Congress appears to be at an impasse with a government shutdown looming

EDGE OF THE CLIFF: CONGRESS APPEARS TO BE AT AN IMPASSE WITH A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN LOOMING

Pool/Getty Images The federal government is set to shut down at midnight. A short-term funding bill passed the House on Thursday, but...

WATCH LIVE: President Donald Trump arrives in Pittsburgh on Air Force One

WATCH LIVE: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ARRIVES IN PITTSBURGH ON AIR FORCE ONE

President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Allegheny County on Thursday, and he says he will support the Republican candidate for...

 
 
 
Supreme Court delays order for North Carolina to redraw maps

SUPREME COURT DELAYS ORDER FOR NORTH CAROLINA TO REDRAW MAPS

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw...

House seems set vote to avert shutdown, Senate chances dim

HOUSE SEEMS SET VOTE TO AVERT SHUTDOWN, SENATE CHANCES DIM

WASHINGTON - The House was on track to approve a bill Thursday preventing a weekend government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal...

 
 
 
The threat of a government shutdown is soaring - so Trump is stepping in to try and win over Republican hold-outs

THE THREAT OF A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS SOARING - SO TRUMP IS STEPPING IN TO TRY AND WIN OVER REPUBLICAN HOLD-OUTS

Mark Wilson/Getty Images The government will shut down if no funding bill is passed by the end of Friday. Conservative House members...

The Republican Party's own hardline conservatives could sidetrack their deal to avoid a government shutdown

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY'S OWN HARDLINE CONSERVATIVES COULD SIDETRACK THEIR DEAL TO AVOID A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

Republicans are attempting to pass a short-term funding bill to keep the government open beyond the current Friday deadline. Conservative...

 
 
 
Republicans are using the health insurance of 9 million children as leverage to get Democrats to vote for the government shutdown bill

REPUBLICANS ARE USING THE HEALTH INSURANCE OF 9 MILLION CHILDREN AS LEVERAGE TO GET DEMOCRATS TO VOTE FOR THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN BILL

Republicans proposed a 6-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program as part of a funding bill to avoid a government...

A Republican senator gave a blistering speech comparing Trump to Stalin and blasting the president's criticism of the press

A REPUBLICAN SENATOR GAVE A BLISTERING SPEECH COMPARING TRUMP TO STALIN AND BLASTING THE PRESIDENT'S CRITICISM OF THE PRESS

Sen. Jeff Flake blasted President Donald Trump's treatment of the press, comparing the president to dictator Joseph Stalin. Flake has...