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Lott: Deal on spending caps and the debt ceiling is unlikely to happen by August

WASHINGTON – Former Senate Majority Trent Lott said he thinks it is unlikely that congressional leaders and the Trump administration will reach an agreement on spending caps and the debt ceiling by the time lawmakers leave town for the August recess. […]

Lott: Deal on spending caps and the debt ceiling is unlikely to happen by August

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WASHINGTON – Former Senate Majority Trent Lott said he thinks it is unlikely that congressional leaders and the Trump administration will reach an agreement on spending caps and the debt ceiling by the time lawmakers leave town for the August recess. […]

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Senate confirms deputy transportation secretary to replace Rosenstein

WASHINGTON – The Senate Thursday afternoon confirmed Deputy Transportation Secretary Jeffrey A. Rosen as Deputy Attorney General. The nomination was approved 52-45. All Republicans voted yes. All Democrats voted no. Rosen, 61, is

Lott on proposal to reduce post-cloture debate: ‘It’s time’

WASHINGTON – Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said he supports a proposal to reduce post-cloture debate time on lower-level judicial and executive branch nominees. “I do think it’s time,” Lott,

Van Hollen slams Trump’s FY 2020 budget proposal

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Van Hollen on Monday slammed President Donald Trump’s FY 2020 budget proposal. “President Trump’s new budget would make children, seniors, and people with disabilities pay for his massive tax

Attorney general nominee Barr affirms his support for Mueller probe

WASHINGTON – Attorney general nominee William P. Barr told a Senate panel Tuesday that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III should be allowed to continue his investigation into potential collusion between

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

Acting US Border Patrol chief defends agency amid activist disruption

WASHINGTON – Amid interruption from activists, U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief Carla Provost defended the integrity of the agency she leads. “Our commitment to consistent and fair enforcement of the law is

Former Reagan adviser says family separation contradicts GOP values

WASHINGTON – An adviser to former President Ronald Reagan said the Trump administration’s policy of separating undocumented families at the southern border is contrary to mainstream Republican Party values. “Where’s the

Democratic congressmen ask EPA inspector general to investigate Pruitt

Update: 3:40 p.m. – President Donald Trump tweeted that he has accepted Pruitt’s resignation. Trump tweeted that Deputy EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler will become acting administrator as of Monday. WASHINGTON – Democratic

House approves resolution mandating expedited access to DoJ documents

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives approved a resolution Thursday that requires the Department of Justice to comply with congressional requests for documentation related to the Trump-Russia probe and the Clinton

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