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WASHINGTON -- As the Trump administration prepares to move two Agriculture Department research agencies and more than 500 jobs out of the nation’s capital region, many of the agencies’ employees appear ready to quit their jobs rather than leave their homes. Democratic lawmakers in Virginia have attempted, so far unsuccessfully,...
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House on Tuesday night voted largely along partisan lines to approve a resolution that condemns President Trump’s “racist comments directed at Members of Congress.” The resolution passed the chamber by a vote of 240-187, with four Republicans and one independent joining their Democratic colleagues in publicly...
WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans scrambled on Monday to decide how -- or whether -- to respond to President Trump’s continued tirade against four freshman Democratic congresswomen. Some Republicans openly slammed the president’s comments that the congresswomen “go back” to the countries they came from (although three of the four were...
WASHINGTON -- Democrats in Congress are warning that a looming court decision could upend the Affordable Care Act and leave millions of Americans without health insurance.The case -- argued Tuesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Louisiana -- has put the fate of the...
It was a little more than a year before he’d lose Virginia and win the presidency that Donald Trump promised a crowd at Richmond International Raceway, “We’re going to repeal Obamacare, and replace it with something that’s going to be terrific.” Today, nearly four years later, there is no replacement...
WASHINGTON -- Virginia Rep. Bobby Scott (D-3rd) believes the U.S. House will soon pass his legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. “I feel confident that the votes are there,” said Scott, chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee. House leadership has announced that the...
Here’s one set of eyes and ears that won’t be fastened on President Donald Trump’s speech on Thursday at the Lincoln Memorial.The aural and visual blackout has nothing to do with politics or ideology, though Trump’s policies and politics are 18th century leftovers, at best. Everything a president says,...
WASHINGTON -- A $4.6 billion humanitarian aid package for the southern U.S. border is poised to be enacted after top U.S. House Democrats reluctantly helped pass a version of the legislation adopted by the U.S. Senate.The House vote on Thursday followed a week of tense negotiations over the aid...
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday issued two of its most-anticipated rulings of this term, delaying the addition of a citizenship to the 2020 census and declaring that the courts can’t settle partisan gerrymandering disputes. In a complicated decision regarding the Trump administration’s plans to add a citizenship...
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved its own $4.6 billion humanitarian aid package for the southern border, setting up a clash with House lawmakers who passed a dramatically different version the night before. The Senate version passed on a vote of 84-8 with broad bipartisan support after the...