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House passes $146.5 billion spending bill that partially funds the government

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives Thursday approved a $146.5 billion spending bill that partially funds the government. The measure passed 377-20. Two Democrats voted no as did 18 Republicans. The legislation is the first of three “minibus” packages. It provides $97 […]

House passes $146.5 billion spending bill that partially funds the government

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WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives Thursday approved a $146.5 billion spending bill that partially funds the government. The measure passed 377-20. Two Democrats voted no as did 18 Republicans. The legislation is the first of three “minibus” packages. It provides $97 […]

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Ryan: No reason to dispute Hurricane Maria’s death toll in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan said he does not dispute the Puerto Rican government’s estimate that nearly 3,000 people were killed in a hurricane that ravaged the island last year. “I

Pappas well-positioned to become New Hampshire’s first openly gay member of Congress

WASHINGTON — New Hampshire Executive Council member Chris Pappas is well-positioned to become the Granite State’s first openly gay member of Congress after winning the First District Democratic primary on Tuesday. “Chris

Former Trump campaign adviser refutes claims that Kelly and Mattis made disparaging remarks about the president

WASHINGTON – Former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo refuted the accuracy of claims in Bob Woodward’s soon-to-be-released book that claimed White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly and Secretary

Was the Kavanaugh hearing the most contentious in modern US history?

WASHINGTON – The confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, brought out the worst in people and politics with dozens of arrests, widespread profanity, personal

Former Nixon White House counsel says Kavanaugh would expand the limits of executive power

WASHINGTON – The attorney who served as White House counsel to then-President Richard Nixon told a Senate panel Friday that President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, if

Sen. Booker releases ‘committee confidential’ Kavanaugh documents

WASHINGTON — In defiance of Senate rules and fully aware of the potential consequences, Sen. Cory Booker on Thursday released 15-pages of confidential emails related to Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett

Kavanaugh stresses importance of judicial independence amid protest disruption

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, stressed the importance of judicial independence amid sporadic interruption from protesters during the second day of his confirmation hearing. “The

Kavanaugh says if confirmed he will decide cases absent of personal and political considerations

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, told a Senate panel Tuesday that if confirmed he will decide cases absent of personal and political preferences. “If confirmed

Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats move to adjourn Kavanaugh hearing

WASHINGTON — At the start of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats moved to adjourn the hearing pending the review of

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