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Republicans narrowly retake control of the House, setting up divided government
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — It wasn’t the red wave many top Republicans predicted, but the GOP eked out enough wins in contested seats to gain control of the House of… Read More
Congress approves bill to end forced arbitration in sexual assault cases
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Senate approved legislation banning the practice of using clauses in employment contracts that force victims of sexual assault and harassment to pursue their cases in… Read More
Congress approves a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown
Updated December 2, 2021 at 9:25 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A day before the federal government is scheduled to run out of money, Congress on Thursday approved a… Read More
Here’s what we know is in the scaled back Biden budget bill and what got cut
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Democratic leaders have set the end of this week as a deadline to try to get a detailed framework for their domestic policy bill that sweeps… Read More
United Against Higher Spending, Centrist Democrats Don’t Agree On What To Cut Or Keep
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill have set the end of October as the time frame to nail down an agreement on a scaled-back version of President… Read More
Biden Forges Ahead On Relief Bill Without GOP, But Signals Checks Could Be Targeted
The president told House Democrats he would not back down from providing $1,400 direct payments in the coronavirus aid package, but suggests checks could be targeted, a proposal Republicans pushed.
Senate Begins Biden Cabinet Confirmation Hearings As Impeachment Trial Looms
The Senate returns for the first time since the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Five committees will question nominees to lead Defense, State, Homeland Security, Treasury and the top intelligence post.
Congress’ Electoral College Tally Promises More Acrimony Than Ceremony
Wednesday’s count is set to highlight the bitter divide between the parties. Debate will prolong the process but not change the election outcome. Here’s what to expect and how to follow updates.
Trump And Biden Had A Debate, And 4 Other Takeaways
The final debate showed candidates far apart on issues like health care, climate change and criminal justice. Trump tried to focus on alleged corruption, but the pandemic remains 2020’s central issue.
4 Takeaways From The Mike Pence-Kamala Harris Vice Presidential Debate
Wednesday’s debate, by 2020 standards, was normal. The candidates ignored questions and defended Biden’s and Trump’s records, but it was the fly that created buzz.
Pence Warns Of An Unsafe America Under Biden: Takeaways From Day 3 Of The RNC
Vice President Pence stressed a law and order message as protests over racism and policing continue. Republicans also worked to shore up support from suburban women and contrast visions of the future.
4 Takeaways From Night 2 Of The Republican National Convention
Melania Trump empathized with those struggling with the coronavirus, while others sidestepped the pandemic’s impact on the economy. The program disregarded old lines between official and political.
4 Takeaways From Night 3 Of The Democratic National Convention
Kamala Harris used her prime-time speech to introduce herself and excoriate President Trump. Former President Barack Obama launched a rare attack on his successor. And Democrats urged people to vote.
4 Takeaways From Night 2 Of The Democratic National Convention
Tuesday’s lineup featured Jill Biden, who gave personal and hopeful remarks. Other speakers Tuesday touted health care, and a remote roll call vote featured diverse voices.
Congress Won’t Return Until May, As Talks Appear To Stall On Small Business Aid
The schedule change, which followed the advice of health experts, comes as talks stalled on Republicans’ push to boost funding for a small business program.
READ: House Democrats Release Draft Resolution On Impeachment Inquiry
The resolution, which formalizes the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, outlines rules and procedures for the inquiry moving forward.
Trump’s National Emergency Stands As House Fails To Override Veto
The vote means the administration can continue to spend billions of dollars to construct a Southwest border wall. The fight shifts to federal court, where several states sued to block the president.