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Biden pitches huge budget, says Dems will 'get a lot done'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made a quick foray to the U.S. Capitol hunting support for his multitrillion-dollar agenda of infrastructure, health care and other programs, a potential landmark...

Biden pitches huge budget, says Dems will 'get a lot done'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made a quick foray to the Capitol on Wednesday hunting support for his multitrillion-dollar agenda of infrastructure, health care and other programs, a potential ...

Senate Democrats reach $3.5 trillion budget agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats announced late Tuesday that they'd reached a budget agreement envisioning spending an enormous $3.5 trillion over the coming decade, paving the way for their drive t...

Pelosi names GOP's Cheney to panel investigating Jan. 6 riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday named Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to a new select committee on the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, elevating the most unyielding GOP...

Sanders' rise fuels Dems' angst; Pelosi won't intervene

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' ascendancy as Democrats' leading presidential hopeful fueled growing unease as lawmakers openly expressed anxiety that the self-proclaimed democratic socialist c...

AP sources: Pompeo says he won't run for Kansas Senate seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he won't run for an open Senate seat from Kansas this fall, two people close to McConnell said. Po...

2 more House Republicans retiring ahead of 2020 elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day started with one Republican congressman from Texas announcing he would retire and ended with another, a long-serving former committee chairman from Wisconsin, saying he too w...

Senate heads toward rejection of Trump border emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many G...

Compromise could win over GOP senators opposing Trump order

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Republican senators sought compromise on limiting presidents' powers to unilaterally declare national emergencies, as chances improved that President Donald Trump...

Kavanaugh gets the votes to survive Supreme Court fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh seems assured of surviving a Supreme Court nomination fight for the ages after two wavering senators said they'd back him. The announcements by Repu...

Initial Senate vote on Kavanaugh nomination set for Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh's tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a sched...

GOP lines up Kavanaugh vote plan as showdown hearing nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump denounced Democratic efforts to block Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation as a cynical "con job" on Tuesday and launched a dismissive attack on a seco...

With newfound aggressiveness, GOP ramps up Kavanaugh fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh says he won't let "false accusations" drive him from his quest to win Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court. That's part of an aggressive drive by President Donald...

Committee gives Kavanaugh accuser more time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh's accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee has come to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grass...

Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify under right terms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showd...