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Sarah Huckabee Sanders named press secretary after Sean Spicer resignation
Sarah Huckabee Sanders was named White House press secretary Friday, hours after Sean Spicer resigned from the position. The promotion for Sanders, who was previously principal deputy press secretary, was announced at the afternoon's press briefing by new White House communications director Anthony
House Speaker Paul Ryan declares 'An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us'
Members of the House of Representatives gathered at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., today after the shooting at a Virginia park that injured five people, including U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise. Democrats and Republicans held hands and prayed together at the start of the briefing, and
Congressional Republicans send letters to Trump and administration urging Cuba remain open
Two groups of pro- Cuba engagement House and Senate Republicans each sent letters to President Donald Trump and members of his administration, respectively, asking for Cuba to remain open in the wake of reports the administration is leaning toward reversing its policy on the island nation. The
Projected 2016 Senate Race Winners
Republicans will keep control of the Senate, a surprising development after analysts predicted for months that Democrats would retake the chamber. The GOP also will maintain its majority in the House after losing far fewer seats than expected in that chamber as well. The Senate electoral map
Donald Trump Opponents Ramp Up Ad Spending Using Controversial Comments
Opponents are ramping up their efforts to use Donald Trump 's words about women, race and other topics against him. The real estate mogul's at-times controversial statements about women have already been featured in digital and television ads by candidates and outside groups, but now the money
Donald Trump's Impact on Down-Ticket Races Is Already Showing
Donald Trump 's likely presidential nomination could have a trickle-down effect for other political races this cycle. The impact of likely having Trump at the top of the ballot come November is already being used as a weapon in some races, and apparently has at least one senior Republican concerned
Senators Introduce Legislation to Lift Cuba Travel Ban
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation today that would end the travel ban between the U.S. and Cuba -– the first legislation to be introduced this year following President Obama’s executive action to start opening diplomatic relations with Cuba. “We’ve tried this current policy that
Mitt, We Meet Again
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ROMNEY PORTRAYS HILLARY CLINTON AS ‘CLUELESS’: Mitt Romney spoke about poverty in a speech in the nation’s poorest state last night while directly taking aim at Hillary Clinton, saying she “cluelessly pressed a reset button for Russia.” At Mississippi
Senate Clears Way to OK Drone Memo Author's Nomination
The Senate cleared a key procedural hurdle Wednesday on the judicial nomination of David Barron, the former Justice Department lawyer who authored memos providing legal justification for using drone strikes against U.S. citizens. The Senate voted 52-43 to invoke cloture on Barron’s nomination to ...
Cuts in Food Stamps, Farm Subsidies Seal Deal After 2 Year Fight
The Senate gave final approval today to a new five-year Farm Bill, a massive spending measure of nearly $1 trillion that brings sweeping change to agriculture, dairy, conservation and food programs. The bill passed with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 68 to 32, bringing a...