The big question for new House Dems: Will you back Pelosi?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The big first question for the new Democrats in the House is whether they will vote for Nancy Pelosi as speaker. The escalating power struggle over Pelosi's future ...

Freshman Dems face thorny first vote: Yes or no on Pelosi

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the thorny first question confronting newly elected House Democrats: Will you vote for Nancy Pelosi? Even before they've taken office, the freshmen swept in by...

Conservatives push for change after GOP loses the House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Nancy Pelosi is trying to wrangle another go-round as House speaker. And on the Republican side of the House, Kevin McCarthy faces a challenge from conservative Freedom Cauc...

Conservatives agitate for change after GOP loss of House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is wrangling votes for House speaker, but another leadership battle is playing out on the Republican side of the aisle. California Re...

Senate confirms 15 more judges, wrapping up a GOP priority

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed 15 more judges, all but wrapping up its pre-election session with a big finish days after Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court. ...

Key senators undecided as Senate poised to vote on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is taking a crucial vote Friday to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Key GOP senators remain undecided amid allegations of sexual misconduct and i...

Senate Republicans plowing ahead on Kavanaugh choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are plowing forward with a committee vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination. Voting at the Senate Judiciary Committee comes after an extraordinary and highly ...

House GOP struggles with immigration bill ahead of recess

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans focusing on a slimmed-down bill to stem the crisis of separating immigrant families at the border are already running into uncertainty over its fate. ...

House GOP gets little direction from Trump on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told House Republicans he is "1,000 percent" behind their rival immigration bills, providing little clear direction for party leaders searching for a way to de...

House GOP leaders kick around various immigration proposals

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are trying to craft legislation on immigration issues that have stalled in Congress for years, the outcome of a truce between the party's conservative and mo...

House GOP factions at odds as immigration showdown nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of opposing House GOP factions are meeting with Speaker Paul Ryan as Republican leaders try to prevent passage of legislation that would protect young immigrants from deporta...

Congress OKs $1.3 trillion budget, averting another shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has given final approval to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now. But that came only after late obstacles skirted close to another shutdo...