House GOP leaders scrambled to round up the votes for a short-term spending bill, faced with opposition from defense hawks clamoring for billions more for the Pentagon. In the Senate, immigration activists pressured Democrats to oppose the bill.

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Championed by White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, the plan is aimed at blunting public anger.

Most of the "Fake News" awards are about reports that were wrong -- and quickly corrected.

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Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ were a huge flop

The president tweeted a broken link to his list of “losers,” a fitting end to an idea that was poorly executed from the get-go.

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Mitch McConnell’s passive-aggressive dig at Trump

McConnell says Trump hasn't told Congress what he'll sign. What he really means is that Trump has been incoherent.

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Jeff Flake and John McCain stood up for the media but left something out

They defended the value of a free press, but neither said the U.S. media is doing a good job of covering President Trump.

The president has made this claim for over two years — but there is still no evidence.

The comments were out of sync with remarks by Trump, who in recent day has reiterated his desire to build a border wall.

Experts warned that undocumented immigrants who lose work protections if Congress fails to strike a deal on DACA program are likely to be caught up in president’s pledge to target hardened criminals for removal.

Short-term spending extension becomes dicey over immigration and defense budget concerns

Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) on Jan. 17 urged lawmakers to reach a compromise to shield young undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” from deportation.

Republican and Democratic lawmakers criticized President Trump’s potential use of executive privelege, saying it threatens their ability to conduct independent investigations.

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Is Trump right? It depends.

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We think we may know why.

The United States will never build a physical wall along the entire stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border, the White House chief of staff said.

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President Trump and congressional leaders paid tribute to Robert J. Dole, who often talked of “adult leadership” in negotiating.

Lawmakers from both parties honored former Senate majority leader Robert J. Dole on Jan. 17 as he received the Congressional Gold Medal.

The justices seemed wary of writing a broad opinion.

On Thursday, the president will head to the 18th Congressional District, where a Democrat is making strides despite Trump’s 19-point victory there in 2016.

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It seems that Trump is.

President Trump on Jan. 17 praised former Senate majority leader Robert J. Dole who received the Congressional Gold Medal. Trump said Dole’s legacy belongs “in the pages of American history.”

Former Senate majority leader Robert J. Dole was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Jan. 17. Dole joked that all the words of praise he received during the ceremony were “probably not true, but they were nice.”

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But the comments mostly got slotted into how people already felt about his racial attitudes.

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