Filibusters

President Donald Trump blows a whistle to start a race for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 02, 2018 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump demanded Monday that Congress pass new border legislation using the "Nuclear Option if necessary" to muscle it through the Senate — a drastic change in rules the Republican leader has previously dismissed. Trump tweeted that the U.S. must build a border wall...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for Easter services at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, April 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 02, 2018 - 8:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump demanded Monday that Congress pass new border legislation using the "Nuclear Option if necessary" to muscle it through the Senate — a drastic change in rules the Republican leader has previously dismissed. Trump tweeted that the U.S. must build a border wall...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for Easter services at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, April 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 02, 2018 - 8:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump continued to rage over immigration Monday, calling on Congress to pass border legislation using the "Nuclear Option if necessary." Trump tweeted that the U.S. must build a border wall, but argued that "Democrats want No Borders, hence drugs and crime!" He...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018 file photo, people walk by the U.S. Capitol on the second day of the federal shutdown as lawmakers negotiate behind closed doors in Washington. After last year’s big win on taxes, Republicans controlling Capitol Hill are opting for a scaled-back, controversy-free agenda. President Donald Trump’s trillion dollar-plus plan to boost infrastructure has landed with a thud. Hopes in the House of taking on so-called welfare reform seem likely to fizzle in the Senate. Instead, the GOP-controlled Congress is looking ahead to a year of abbreviated work weeks and low-profile and small-bore initiatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 05, 2018 - 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — After last year's successful drive to cut taxes, what do President Donald Trump's allies in Congress do for an encore? The answer seems to be, "Not so much." For sure, Republicans in Washington feel good about the effect their overhaul of the nation's tax code is having on the...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, walk to the chamber after collaborating on an agreement in the Senate on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 07, 2018 - 9:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders brokered a long-sought budget agreement Wednesday that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. But both Democratic liberals and GOP tea party forces swung against the plan, raising questions about its...
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With a sign hanging above that says "DACA Si, Trump No," Capitol Police hold their posts as people participate in civil disobedience in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in the Russell Rotunda, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
February 07, 2018 - 6:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 6:20 p.m. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has ended an eight-hour filibuster aimed at forcing a House vote on protections for young immigrants known as "Dreamers." The California Democrat took to the House floor...
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