Taking stock after days of insults, each side is certain of the upper hand in a fight that shows no sign of waning 18 months before the 2020 elections.

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Chip Roy’s decision is reminiscent of the early days of Cruz, who was willing to be disruptive to carry out the role of principled conservative in Congress.

The president pledged an appeal against the decision by what he called “another activist Obama appointed judge.”

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"This is false information you are spreading,” CNN's Anderson Cooper told a Facebook executive.

Alabama lawmakers voted to eliminate marriage licenses. Now biased judges can't reject same-sex couples.

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The House speaker continues to express caution, but are events pushing her toward an inevitable but politically risky decision?

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‘Welcome to 1935,’ Rep. Dean Phillips’s brother told him when he arrived at the Capitol to take the oath of office, in a nod to elements of the institution that remain unchanged.

The Forest Service program enrolls more than 3,000 students a year in rural America. In Congress, members of both parties objected to the cuts.

President Trump’s personal lawyer has been seeking to sow doubts about the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Lawmakers appear poised to continue an eight-year trend, lurching from deadline to deadline, crisis to crisis, unable to tackle looming policy issues.

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He would not be.

Distorted videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, altered to make her sound as if she’s drunkenly slurring her words, are spreading rapidly across social media as Congress and the White House battle over efforts to gain access to Trump's financial records.

The justices put lower-court decisions finding maps unconstitutional on hold while they consider question of partisan gerrymandering.

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Britain will get a new prime minister, but the country still faces divisive and debilitating politics ahead.

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A disaster-aid package that has lingered since last year will now be delayed for at least a few more days.

The move marks a shift in Republican outreach efforts and also is aimed at reassuring conservative voters.

The House speaker appeared with two fellow Democrats at a discussion on college affordability and debt relief from student loans.

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