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Trump warns of violent change if Republicans lose midterms

Aug 29, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Democrats 'will overturn everything that we've done and they'll do it quickly and violently,' Trump says, according to a report from The New York Times

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks to the press aboard Air Force One in flight as he travels from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, to Bedminster, New Jersey, June 29, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. Democrats release counter-memo over Russia probe

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:22 AM

The Democrats' document is the latest salvo in a partisan fight over the Russia investigation

FBI HQ. The FBI headquarters is seen on February 2, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump backs improved background checks on gun buys

Feb 19, 2018 - 10:26 PM

(UPDATED) The legislation amounts to a narrow, technical fix, leaving unaddressed the broader, divisive issue of permissive gun laws under a constitutional amendment that protects the right to bear arms

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks at the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriff's Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, on February 8, 2017.  File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Bipartisan group in U.S. Senate unveils immigration plan, defying Trump

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The potential breakthrough comes as efforts to resolve the fate of 1.8 million immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children entered a crucial period in a week set aside for debate on immigration

BIPARTISAN LEADER. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill on February 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Congress gridlocked as budget, immigration deadlines loom

Feb 05, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Bitterly divided US lawmakers return this week to face a shrinking window for reaching deals on immigration, federal spending and the debt

A view of the Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill March 23, 2017 in Washington,DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

U.S. lawmakers warn Trump vs firing DOJ, FBI chiefs over memo

Feb 05, 2018 - 7:54 AM

The warnings come after the Republican-led House intelligence committee released a declassified memo that claims Democrat-funded research prompted the FBI to spy on a former Trump campaign aide

PUBLIC. The Republican memo released by Congress is displayed on a journalist's computer screen at a newsroom in Washington DC, on February 2, 2018. Eric Baradat/AFP

FBI challenges White House over explosive Russia case memo

Feb 01, 2018 - 7:40 AM

(UPDATED) The release of the memo could sour relations between the president and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which Trump has repeatedly attacked as biased against him

The FBI seal is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, DC on July 5, 2016. Yuri Gripas/AFP

Trump calls for unity after tumultuous first year

Jan 31, 2018 - 10:42 AM

(UPDATED) Trump seeks to put the spotlight on the economic achievements of his first year in office and calls on a packed joint session of Congress to enact hardline curbs on immigration

SOTU. US President Donald J. Trump delivers the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. casino mogul resigns from Republican finance post

Jan 28, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn steps down as Republican National Committee finance chairman, following allegations of decades of sexual misconduct

RESIGNED. In this file photo taken on May 17, 2011, Steve Wynn speaks at a press conference in Macau. Mike Clarke/AFP

U.S. Congress votes to end shutdown, Trump claims victory

Jan 23, 2018 - 6:46 AM

(UPDATED) US government operations will essentially return to normal on Tuesday, January 23

BACK IN BUSINESS. The US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC on January 22, 2018 after the US Senate reached a deal to reopen the federal government, with Democrats accepting a compromise spending bill. Mandel Ngan/AFP

U.S. shutdown extended as crunch vote delayed

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:57 AM

(UPDATED) The shutdown casts a huge shadow over the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration as president and highlights the deep divisions between Republicans and Democrats

LATE NIGHT. Night view of Capitol Hill on January 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Mitt Romney set for comeback as Orrin Hatch to retire

Jan 03, 2018 - 7:02 AM

Senator Hatch's announcement that he will not run in this year's mid-terms could spell bad news for President Donald Trump

RETIRING. This file photo taken on January 19, 2001 shows US Senator Orrin Hatch, R-UT, arriving at the US Capitol to attend the inauguration of former US President George W. Bush. Don Emmert/AFP

Trump faces consequences of Alabama election upset

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:04 AM

Some in Trump's inner circle now wonder whether Alabama shows the limits of his approach: If it does not work in deep red Alabama, where can it work?

STILL 'MAGA' Supporters of Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore watch for results at an election night party in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 12, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

Alabama Democrat in shock U.S. Senate win over Trump-backed Republican

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:36 AM

(UPDATED) It marks a bitter blow to the president in one of the reddest of deep South states, and hands opposition Democrats a cherished Senate seat

WINNER. Democratic senatorial candidate Doug Jones prepares to greet voters outside of a polling station at the Bessemer Civic Center on December 12, 2017 in Bessemer, Alabama. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Alabama chooses a senator in test for scandal-buffeted Republicans

Dec 12, 2017 - 7:31 PM

US President Donald Trump has made the special election a test of his brand of populism

STILL FOR MOORE. People attend a campaign rally for Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore at Jordan's Activity Barn on December 11, 2017 in Midland City, Alabama. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Alabama votes after vicious contest dogged by claims against candidate

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

For the people of Alabama this week's special election isn't quite that simple

SUPPORT. A sign is held up as people attend a campaign rally for Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore at Oak Hollow Farm on December 5, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Trump endorses accused child molester Moore for U.S. Senate

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:39 PM

(UPDATED) The Alabama race, which is being held to replace Jeff Sessions, who Trump named US attorney general, has national repercussions because Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate

ENDORSED BY TRUMP. In this file photo, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks as his wife Kayla Moore looks on during a news conference with supporters and faith leaders, November 16, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Trump shrugs off Flynn guilty plea in Russia probe

Dec 03, 2017 - 10:11 AM

As the Russia probe overshadows his big legislative win, the Senate's passing of landmark tax cuts, Trump again insists he and his campaign did not collude with Russia

GUILTY PLEA. Michael Flynn (left), former national security advisor to President Donald Trump, arrives for his plea hearing at the Prettyman Federal Courthouse December 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Trump again backs alleged harasser, Democrat gives up key post

Nov 27, 2017 - 6:32 AM

US President Donald Trump redoubles his support for embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore, ignoring the sexual harassment allegations plaguing the ex-Alabama judge's campaign

NOT QUITTING. In this file photo, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks as his wife Kayla Moore looks on during a news conference with supporters and faith leaders, November 16, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Democrat Phil Murphy wins NJ governor race, vows to push back vs Trump

Nov 08, 2017 - 10:23 AM

Phil Murphy will succeed Chris Christie as governor of New Jersey

NEXT GOVERNOR. NJ governor elect Phil Murphy says he'll 'push back against the mean winds blowing at us from Washington DC.' Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/AFP

Virginia elects Democrat governor, in rejection of Trumpism

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:36 AM

(UPDATED) A handful of US states held elections Tuesday, November 7, one year after Donald Trump's shock presidential victory

VOTE. Karina Smith holds her 2-year-old son Kyler as she fills out her ballot at the polling place at Washington Mill Elementary School November 7, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia.  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Bush Sr. voted for Clinton, called Trump a 'blowhard'

Nov 05, 2017 - 7:50 AM

The revelations, contained in historian Mark Updegrove's 'The Last Republicans,' represent the strongest criticism to date from the Bush clan on why their Republican successor is uniquely unfit to hold office

BUSH SENIOR. In this file photo, former US President George H.W. Bush arrives for the coin toss prior to Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Tax rollout delayed to November 2 as U.S. Congress braces for overhaul

Nov 01, 2017 - 10:44 AM

The delay in the unveiling of the Donald Trump-backed tax overhaul signals potential trouble ahead

TAX HQ. A view of the Internal Revenue Service's headquarters March 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Anti-Trump headwinds roil U.S. Congress as Republicans blast president

Oct 25, 2017 - 6:36 AM

(UPDATED) One Republican senator announces he is quitting Congress and another attacks the president for debasing the country

NOT RUNNING AGAIN. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his wife Cheryl Flake leave the U.S. Capitol as they are trailed by reporters, October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

In flip-flop, Trump cools to bipartisan health deal

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:57 AM

A bipartisan effort to stabilize Obamacare's individual health insurance markets runs into political headwinds when US President Donald Trump warned against the plan

In this file photo, Donald Trump speaks during a meeting at Trump Tower, December 14, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. senators reach bipartisan deal on Obamacare

Oct 18, 2017 - 7:35 AM

US senators announce they have reached a bipartisan deal to continue a program that helps low-income Americans purchase health insurance

An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Rhona Wise/AFP

Republicans freeze as Democrats demand action on gun violence

Oct 04, 2017 - 8:45 AM

Lawmakers in US President Donald Trump's party appear stymied over what legislative steps, if any, to take to contain US gun violence in the aftermath of America's deadliest shooting in modern history

FIRST RESPONDERS. An ambulance leaves the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Ave. after a mass shooting at a country music festival nearby on October 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Trump and Republicans roll out U.S. tax reform plan

Sep 28, 2017 - 7:25 AM

Trump dismisses the existing tax code as a 'relic' that impedes economic expansion, and calls the Republican plan 'the largest tax cut, essentially, in the history of our country'

TAX TALK. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks as Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and other congressional Republicans listen during a press event on tax reform September 27, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Senate Republicans pull plug on latest Obamacare repeal bid

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:31 AM

The collapse, yet again, of an effort to fulfill one of Donald Trump's primary campaign pledges is sure to be an embarrassment to the White House, which has seen several Obamacare repeal and replace bills crash and burn this year

REPEAL FAIL. (L to R) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) hold a news conference following their weekly policy luncheon, September 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Two more U.S. senators signal opposition to Obamacare overhaul

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:39 AM

It could deal a potentially fatal blow to one President Donald Trump's top legislative goals

OPPOSING GRAHAM-CASSIDY. This file photo taken on March 28, 2017 shows US Republican Senator from Maine Susan Collins speaking to a reporter as she makes her way to the Senate subway at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Defiant Republicans in last-gasp Obamacare repeal bid

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:17 AM

(UPDATED) After falling one vote short this summer, Republicans have revived efforts to shred Obamacare. Momentum swelled in the past week

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump strikes slew of budget deals with Democrats

Sep 07, 2017 - 5:42 PM

US President Donald Trump shocks Republicans by agreeing to ease US borrowing limits forestall a government shutdown and approve hurricane relief siding with opposition Democrats

US President Donald Trump meets with congressional leadership in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 6, 2017. (From L to R), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Vice President Mike Pence, Trump Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

For Trump, a complicated return to a White House in disarray

Aug 20, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Far from striking a more unifying tone Trump s words and actions continue to feed the sense of a rudderless presidency lurching from one self generated crisis to the next

IN THE DARK. This file photo taken on May 27, 2017 shows a night time view of the residence of the White House in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Defiant Trump isolated after defense of hard right

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:58 AM

Donald Trump finds himself an isolated figure after his extraordinary defense of white nationalist protesters sends business leaders and political allies scurrying for cover

This file photo taken on August 12, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking to the press about protests in Charlottesville at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Jim Watson/AFP

Angry Pence denies eye on 2020 U.S. presidential bid

Aug 07, 2017 - 1:10 AM

US Vice President Mike Pence slams a New York Times article on a supposed shadow campaign for 2020 calling it disgraceful and offensive

PENCE. US Vice President Mike Pence says new US-Japan talks could lead to trade deal. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Double blow hits Republican bid to ditch Obamacare

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:38 AM

UPDATED The washout leaves Republicans struggling to find consensus on how to fulfill US President Donald Trump s pledge to scrap the 2010 Affordable Care Act

A protestor holds up a sign during a rally against the GOP health care plan, on Capitol Hill, July 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Senate advances health care bill, tough debate looms

Jul 26, 2017 - 6:58 AM

UPDATED The US Senate votes to proceed with a debate on Republican plans to repeal Barack Obama s health care reforms but the chamber soon votes down a Republican plan to repeal and replace it

An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Rhona Wise/AFP

Trump pressures Republicans to repeal, warns 'Obamacare is death'

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Trump strongly warns Republicans that they must pass health care reform taking his party to task and bluntly declaring that Obamacare is death

OBAMACARE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

Trump fumes as U.S. health care reform bid collapses

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:10 PM

UPDATED The Senate s top Republican said he will forge ahead with what could be a last gasp vote – on a new plan to kill off most of the 2010 reforms of Trump s predecessor without a replacement at the ready

This file photo taken on June 28, 2017 shows protesters against the US Senate Republicans' healthcare bill holding a rally outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Saul Loeb/AFP

Obamacare repeal collapses in U.S. Senate

Jul 18, 2017 - 9:42 AM

UPDATED Two more US Republican senators announce their opposition to their party s efforts to revamp Obamacare derailing the controversial legislation in its current form

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

New Republican health bill teeters, with support in doubt

Jul 13, 2017 - 1:56 PM

UPDATED With Democrats united in opposition Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs support from at least 50 out of 52 Republicans to pass the measure in the 100 member chamber

In this photo, US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), Republican of Kentucky, speaks about the Senate Republican's healthcare bill alongside US Senator John Thune (L), Republican of South Dakota, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, June 27, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump to lawmakers: Get health care reform done by August

Jul 10, 2017 - 10:22 PM

UPDATED As Senators returned for work in Washington after a week off Trump challenged fellow Republicans to make good on their signature campaign promise: repeal and replace Obamacare

NO TO TRUMPCARE. A demonstrator from Arizona chants, 'Kill the bill or lose your job' while sitting on the floor outside the offices of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) during a protest against health care reform legislation in the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill July 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Republicans, facing health care revolt, delay Senate vote

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:47 AM

The Senate delay is a huge blow to Trump and Republican lawmakers who have spent the last 7 years plotting an end to the ACA commonly known as Obamacare

HOLD ON. US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), Republican of Kentucky, speaks about the Senate Republican's healthcare bill alongside US Senator John Thune (L), Republican of South Dakota, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, June 27, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Republican health plan in peril as 22M set to lose coverage

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:46 AM

UPDATED As Democrats have united in opposition to the draft Republican leaders have struggled to rally enough support from within their ranks to get the bill over the line

GONE SOON? An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Rhona Wise/AFP

Trump slams Democratic 'obstruction' on health reform

Jun 25, 2017 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer maintains US President Donald Trump shouldn t expect any support from them in the bid to repeal Obamacare

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump pauses during a press conference with Romania's President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden of the White House June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP  TRUMP. US President Donald Trump pauses during a press conference with Romania's President Klaus Iohannis in the Rose Garden of the White House June 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump rides high after Republican election win

Jun 22, 2017 - 11:10 AM

The president seizes on the result of a closely watched special election in Georgia as a vote of confidence

TALKING TO SUPPORTERS. US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on June 21, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:26 AM

UPDATED Republican Karen Handel wins a fierce closely watched special congressional election in Georgia US media project salvaging a seat in traditional conservative territory

WINNER. Georgia's 6th Congressional district Republican candidate Karen Handel addresses supporters gathered at Hyatt Regency at Villa Christina on June 20, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Jessica McGowan/Getty Images/AFP

Democrat eyes anti-Trump upset in high-stakes Georgia race

Jun 20, 2017 - 2:37 PM

UPDATED Republicans are facing a sobering reminder of their president s poor approval ratings as 30 year old centrist Democrat Jon Ossoff a filmmaker and onetime political assistant clings to the narrowest of leads

CHALLENGER. Jon Ossoff in a file photo. Photo courtesy Ossoff's Twitter account

Democrats fume over 'secret' Republican healthcare bill

Jun 19, 2017 - 7:25 AM

Democrats are condemning a US Senate replacement bill being crafted by Republicans behind closed doors

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Friday