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Just the idea of House Speaker Trump could be a dream or nightmare for each party
Mara Liasson | October 16, 2021
Then-President Donald Trump appears in front of the U.S. Capitol in 2018. Some of his most loyal supporters want him to return to power in Washington as speaker of the House if the Republican Party wins back control next year.Kevin Dietsch-Pool | Getty Images If the Republicans take the House ...
Democrats seek a middle ground on Biden’s plans without gutting them
Kelsey Snell | October 15, 2021
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., wants the $3.5 trillion spending package to be capped at $1.5 trillion.Alex Brandon | AP Democrats in Congress are attempting a seemingly impossible feat: trimming a trillion or more dollars from their plan for passing much of President Biden's agenda without undermining the policies they've promised ...
Former President Bill Clinton remains hospitalized to receive further treatment
Benjamin Swasey | October 14, 2021
Former President Bill Clinton speaks during funeral services for Hank Aaron in Atlanta earlier this year.Kevin D. Liles | Atlanta Braves via AP Updated October 15, 2021 at 7:35 PM ET Former President Bill Clinton, who has been hospitalized at the University of California Irvine Medical Center for a "non-Covid-related ...
Fired FBI official Andrew McCabe wins retirement benefits and back pay in settlement
Carrie Johnson | October 14, 2021
Andrew McCabe, shown here in 2017, was fired in 2018 by the Trump administration hours before his retirement.Jacquelyn Martin | AP Updated October 14, 2021 at 6:40 PM ET The Justice Department has agreed to restore full law enforcement benefits and provide some attorney fees for former FBI Deputy Director ...
Jan. 6 panel moves forward with criminal contempt charge against Steve Bannon
Claudia Grisales | October 14, 2021
Political strategist Steve Bannon could face criminal charges for defying a congressional subpoena.Steve Helber | AP Updated October 15, 2021 at 12:37 PM ET After failing to show for a deposition on Thursday, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol said it would move forward ...
Voting rights set for Senate vote as Democrats push Biden’s agenda
Kelsey Snell | October 14, 2021
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the chamber will vote next week on voting rights and will aim to move President Biden's spending agenda this month.Andrew Harnik | AP Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling on Democrats to work together to pass a major spending package before the ...
Jan. 6 panel subpoenas a Trump ally who promised to pursue his election fraud claims
Claudia Grisales | October 13, 2021
Former Department of Justice official Jeff Clark speaks during a news conference on Sept. 14, 2020. The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has issued a subpoena for Clark.Susan Walsh | AP Updated October 13, 2021 at 6:55 PM ET The Democratic-led House select ...
United against higher spending, centrist Democrats don’t agree on what to cut or keep
Deirdre Walsh | October 13, 2021
Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., are the two holdouts as Democrats and the White House try to reach a deal on a sweeping spending bill. But their policy demands may put them at odds.Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg/Getty Images Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill have set the end ...
The House passes a short-term fix to the looming debt ceiling crisis
Alana Wise | October 12, 2021
A view of the U.S. Capitol at dawn Oct. 6.Drew Angerer | Getty Images The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 219-206 to approve a short-term increase in the federal debt ceiling, heading off fiscal calamity and putting an end — for now — to tense negotiations between the two ...