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House, Senate take different paths on Zika

6:23 am May. 19, 2016

Not only are Democrats and Republicans on different pages about legislation dealing with the Zika virus, but the House and Senate are approving much different measures this week, raising the possibility that nothing may be

Clinton edges toward Democratic nomination

11:54 pm May. 17, 2016

With an apparent narrow victory in Kentucky on Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton took another slow step towards winning her party’s nomination for President, even though the results once again showcased doubts about her candidacy among

Voters forcing little change in Congress

6:45 am May. 17, 2016

The 2016 race for President continues to feature a lot of calls in both parties to change the political system, but that voter anger isn’t doing much to alter the make up of the Congress, and primaries in three more states on Tuesday will likely follow that same script.

But wait – how is that happening? Aren’t the voters hopping mad? Isn’t that why Donald Trump has done so

Supreme Court plays deal maker on Obama health law

11:24 am May. 16, 2016

In a rare move, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped a major decision on part of the Obama health law, and instead openly suggested a possible compromise, dealing with how the law handles religious

Obama jabs at Trump in commencement speech

10:53 pm May. 15, 2016

It’s not unusual for a commencement speech delivered by President Obama to include a dose of politics, whether it’s a focus on climate change, talk about voting rights, or jabs against Republican members of Congress.

But on Sunday at the graduation ceremonies for Rutgers University, the President – without mentioning Donald Trump by name – moved to more aggressively confront the likely GOP nominee, repeatedly mocking Trump’s call to build a

Obama jabs at Trump in commencement speech

10:53 pm May. 15, 2016

It’s not unusual for a commencement speech delivered by President Obama to include a dose of politics, whether it’s a focus on climate change, talk about voting rights, or jabs against Republican members of Congress.

But on Sunday at the graduation ceremonies for Rutgers University, the President – without mentioning Donald Trump by name – moved to more aggressively confront the likely GOP nominee, repeatedly mocking Trump’s call to build a

Slow embrace for Trump in Congress

7:03 am May. 13, 2016

Even as Donald Trump met behind closed doors with Republican leaders in the Congress on Thursday in Washington, D.C., there was no public rush by GOP lawmakers to get on board the Trump bandwagon, though that didn’t seem to worry Trump’s supporters on Capitol Hill.

“This is too complicated,” said one Trump backer, Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA), who argued GOP lawmakers still need some time to let Trump’s victory sink in.

The

House GOP wins suit on Obama health law

1:32 pm May. 12, 2016

Overshadowed by the arrival of Donald Trump on Capitol Hill, a federal judge ruled on Thursday that the Obama Administration has been spending money to reimburse insurance companies without the approval of Congress, dealing a