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  • WASHINGTON, April 23- President Donald Trump put pressure on Democrats on Sunday as U.S. lawmakers worked to avoid a government shutdown, saying Obamacare would die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall. The president's tweets appeared after White House budget director Mick Mulvaney...

  • President Donald Trump weighed in on congressional efforts to avoid a government shutdown, telling Democrats on Sunday that Obamacare will die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall. The president's tweets appeared after White House budget director Mick Mulvaney accused Democrats of "...

  • President Donald Trump weighed in on congressional efforts to avoid a government shutdown, telling Democrats on Sunday that Obamacare will die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall. The president's tweets appeared after White House budget director Mick Mulvaney accused Democrats of "...

  • Judge Neil Gorsuch

    Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch declared he's made no promises to Donald Trump or anyone else about how he'll vote on abortion.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- The U.S. Senate is expected to confirm former banker and Hollywood financier Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary on Monday, installing the Trump administration's top official on tax reform, financial regulation and economic diplomacy. Confirmation would put a Goldman Sachs veteran in charge of the Treasury for the first time since the...

  • Our argument is, look at what you are doing to Main Street retailers if you repeal, said Hannah Walker, director of government relations for the Food Marketing Institute, which represents grocers. The merchants, after years of gaining little ground in the courts, took the fight to Congress, where both sides say they support the little guy. The last round went to the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 21- The main U.S. visa program for technology workers could face renewed scrutiny under President-elect Donald Trump and his proposed Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, a long-time critic of the skilled-worker program. H-1B visas admit 65,000 workers and another 20,000 graduate student workers each year. The tech industry, which has...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 7- The main U.S. visa program for technology workers could face renewed scrutiny under President-elect Donald Trump and his proposed Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, a long-time critic of the skilled-worker program. H-1B visas admit 65,000 workers and another 20,000 graduate student workers each year. The tech industry, which has...

  • Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., center, listens to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill with, from left, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., in Washington, Feb. 24, 2015.

    Harry Reid wants his deputies to "just relax" in their dispute over leadership posts after his retirement, reports John Harwood.

  • Senator John Thune, R- South Dakota

    One GOP leader opened the possibility of a government shutdown in an attempt to stop President Obama from taking executive action on immigration.

  • Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill.

    Three senators urged Obama to use his executive authority to reduce or eliminate tax breaks for companies that shift their headquarters overseas.

  • Janet Yellen and Larry Summers

    President Obama is in the process of interviewing three candidates for the position at the helm of the central bank: Larry Summers, Janet Yellen, and a dark horse, Donald Kohn.

  • Sen. Roger Wicker

    Authorities declined to comment on a suspect or any other aspect of the investigation, but a senator says the person under suspicion writes a lot of letters to Senate members.

  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    The Senate's senior Democrat and Republican reached a tentative agreement to impose modest limits on the filibuster, the delaying tactic that minority parties have long used to kill legislation and was immortalized in the film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."