23 Jan 2019
President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans inserted in their plan to end the government shutdown a provision that sets new asylum limits for Central American minors, making it more difficult to attract enough Democratic votes for the bill to pass.
25 Dec 2018
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday the two-day-old government shutdown could last into 2019, as Republicans and Democrats remain at an impasse over President Donald Trump’s demand for billions of dollars in border-wall funding.
26 Aug 2018
President Donald Trump may have received support from two key Republicans to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as long as he waits until after the midterm elections.
22 Jan 2018
Republicans and Democrats appeared to harden their positions on Sunday as both sides hunkered down for what could be a prolonged fight, with a U.S. government shutdown in its second day.
21 Jan 2018
The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security.
6 Jan 2018
President Trump ignored questions about a critical new book as he departed the White House for Camp David on Friday to meet with top Republicans, telling reporters instead that the stock market was doing well and that the new tax cuts "are really kicking in".
25 Oct 2017
Tensions among Republicans about President Donald Trump boiled over on Tuesday as two senators accused Trump of debasing U.S. politics and the country's standing abroad, a rebellion that could portend trouble for his legislative agenda.
25 Sep 2017
A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Senator Ted Cruz expressed his opposition and Senator Susan Collins dug in with strong criticisms of the legislation.
21 Sep 2017
Senate Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare even as a popular comedian who has become part of the U.S. healthcare debate denounced the bill and former President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of "real human suffering."
23 Jul 2017
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urges Senate Republicans to "step up to the plate" to overhaul Obamacare.
23 Jul 2017
U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday.
23 Jun 2017
A seven-year push by Republicans to dismantle Obamacare and kill the taxes it imposes on the wealthy reached a critical juncture on Thursday when Senate Republican leaders unveiled a draft bill they aim to put to a vote, possibly as early as next week.