• GOP vote May 22, 2022 3:52 am

    GOP Voters Cast Ballots in Virginia 10th District Race

    As of Saturday evening, political newcomer and retired Navy captain Hung Cao holds a strong lead with Prince William County Supervisor Jeanine Lawson in second. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports that GOP leaders are encouraged by Saturday’s turnout.

  • Donald Trump March 19, 2019 2:26 pm

    Pentagon Lists Possible Project Cuts to Pay for Wall

    The Pentagon sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to Congress on Monday that might be slashed to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border. Democrats expressed hope that by knowing which local projects could be targeted, lawmakers would be likelier to override Trump’s veto of a measure aimed at preventing the cuts.

  • Donald Trump February 27, 2019 2:02 pm

    House OKs Democrats' Bill Blocking Trump Emergency on Wall

    House Democrats have ignored a veto threat and passed legislation that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The move has escalated a clash over whether he has abused his powers to advance the signature pledge of his 2016 campaign. The House’s 245-182 vote Tuesday to block Trump’s national emergency declaration...

  • Donald Trump April 12, 2018 10:44 am

    McCarthy, Scalise Are Likely Contenders for House Speaker

    Some say it’s a fight between West and South. Or a battle for President Donald Trump’s affections. Or a test of who can woo conservatives. But one thing is clear: If the showdown between California Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise for House speaker is a popularity contest, it will be tight. “Steve is the more low-key guy,...

  • Donald Trump February 6, 2018 12:41 am

    Bipartisan Immigration Bill Surfaces, Trump Knocks It Down

    A bipartisan immigration proposal surfaced Monday in the Senate, only to be quickly knocked down by President Donald Trump via Twitter. Firing back, one senator pushing the narrowly focused compromise said Trump’s “unconstructive engagement” has hurt congressional efforts to strike a broader deal. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said their legislation would provide a pathway to...

  • Donald Trump February 2, 2018 2:33 am

    Reaction to Trump's Immigration Offer Casts Doubt on a Deal

    President Donald Trump’s State of the Union offer of a “down-the-middle compromise” on immigration did nothing to move Republicans and Democrats closer to a deal, as Democrats accused the president of lacing his speech with racially charged remarks and Republicans dug in on their demands. The reaction to Trump’s high-profile overture suggested both parties were settling into a protracted tug-of-war....

  • Donald Trump December 21, 2017 5:57 pm

    House GOP Unveils Short-Term Spending Plan, Hopes to Avoid Shutdown

    House Republicans have introduced a new short-term spending bill in hopes to avoid a government shutdown on Friday at midnight.

  • Donald Trump December 22, 2017 4:58 pm

    Congress Clears Temporary Spending Bill to Avert Shutdown

    President Donald Trump signed a temporary spending bill into law on Friday to avert a government shutdown after the Republican-led Congress did the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punted disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year.

  • Donald Trump November 14, 2017 4:51 pm

    ‘I Believe the Women': Calls Grow for Moore's Withdrawal From Senate Race as New Accuser Comes Forward

    Roy Moore’s support from fellow Republicans is hemorrhaging after a second woman accused the Alabaman of groping her when she was a teenager in the late 1970s, the latest setback to his effort to win an open Senate seat that suddenly seems up for grabs. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday joined other prominent Republicans in saying that Moore should...

  • Facebook August 30, 2017 11:24 pm

    University Fires Professor Who Blamed Harvey on GOP Vote

    The University of Tampa has fired a visiting assistant professor who suggested in a tweet that Hurricane Harvey’s destruction is “instant karma” for Texas because it voted Republican.

  • Donald Trump April 19, 2017 4:48 am

    Final Count Delayed as Democrat Leads in Georgia Race

    An upstart Democrat leads a special election in a conservative Georgia congressional district, but returns late Tuesday suggest he may still need a runoff to pull a major upset for the longtime Republican-held seat. And because of technical difficulties in the elections office of Georgia’s most populous county, it was not clear when final results would be available, leaving political...

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