United States Congress Headlines

  • 2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct

    A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct, saying he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010 — after he had begun his career in the Senate. Lindsay Menz told CNN last week for a report broadcast Monday that...

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  • States ranked by claims for state and local tax deductions

    The percentage of federal individual income tax filers claiming a deduction for state and local taxes paid in 2015, ranked by state: 1. Maryland: 45.7 percent 2. Connecticut: 41.3 percent 3. New Jersey: 41.2 percent 4. Virginia: 37.3 percent 5. Massachusetts: 36.9 percent ...

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  • Franken tells woman in letter he's 'ashamed' of himself

    Sen. Al Franken has written a letter to the woman who accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her, saying he is ashamed of his actions and apologizes.

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  • Philippine court convicts bomber in congressman's death

    A Philippine court has convicted a man of multiple murder for a daring motorcycle bomb attack that killed a Muslim rebel-turned-congressman and three other people and wounded 10, including two legislators.

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  • Kushner's lawyer pushes back on Senate committee request

    A lawyer for White House adviser Jared Kushner pushed back Friday after a Senate committee said he had not been fully forthcoming in its probe into Russian election interference. Lawyer Abbe Lowell said Kushner encouraged others in President Donald Trump's campaign to decline meetings with...

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  • Senior Chinese envoy in North Korea amid chill in ties

    The highest-level Chinese envoy to North Korea in two years held meetings in the country’s capital to try to improve relations that have soured over Beijing’s tightening of sanctions and expressions of support for President Donald Trump’s calls for more pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons program.

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  • Montana congressman misled authorities on reporter's assault

    A Montana congressman misled investigators about his assault on a reporter the day before he was elected and claimed that the "liberal media" was "trying to make a story" out of it, according to documents released Friday. U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, a Republican, told an officer in the...

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  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

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  • Montana congressman misled investigators in assault case

    The Latest on the assault of a reporter by Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte on the eve of his election (all times local): 5 p.m. Documents released Friday show a Montana congressman misled investigators about his assault on a reporter and claimed that the "liberal media" was "trying to make...

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  • Franken faces ethics probe after woman says he groped her

    Minnesota Sen. Al Franken faces a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him Thursday of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour. He is the first member of Congress caught up in the recent wave of allegations of sexual abuse and inappropriate behavior.

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  • Fox News' Hannity demands answers from Moore

    Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity has put Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on notice: explain “inconsistencies” in his response to allegations of child molestation or exit the Alabama race.

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  • GOP's latest: Cripple Obamacare, flip money to the super rich

    This is only the latest outrage in the never-ending search for money, all for a tax cut that benefits the super rich the most. Every day, it seems, Republicans in Congress roll out another awful proposal to help finance the big tax cuts they have in mind for corporations and super-rich families like the Trumps. The latest comes from the Senate, where Republicans want to raise $338 billion over a decade by repealing the Obamacare mandate to buy health insurance....

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  • The Latest: Democrats add to win column in deep-red Oklahoma

    The Latest on special elections to fill vacant seats representing Oklahoma House District 76 and Senate Districts 37 and 45 (all times local):

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  • Sessions defends himself to Congress, says he never lied

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a raised voice and defiant tone, strongly defended himself Tuesday against allegations that he had misled members of Congress about his knowledge of communications between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. "In all...

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  • Congressman: How my apprenticeship in N.J. shaped my future

    Rep. Donald Norcross, D-N.J. 1st Dist., recognizes National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 13-19, 2017) By Donald Norcross When I was a kid, I was always the one taking apart our bicycles just to see how they worked. I loved working with my hands. Many kids and teens today are probably just like me, but instead of helping these students develop trade skills, we instead dissuade them and push them toward a "one-size-fits-all" traditional four-year college. An...

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  • Menendez jury resumes as possible mistrial looms

    Jurors in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez will resume deliberations Tuesday, a day after they told the judge they are at an impasse. The panel sent a note to the judge Monday afternoon saying they couldn't reach a unanimous verdict on any of the 18 counts in the indictment...

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  • McConnell says Roy Moore should step aside

    The Latest on Roy Moore, Alabama's Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The head of the Senate Republican campaign committee says if Roy Moore wins his race in Alabama, the Senate should vote to expel him. Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado says in a...

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  • Menendez jury deliberations to resume amid uncertainty

    Jury deliberations in the bribery trial of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez are scheduled to resume amid uncertainty over the fallout from comments made by an excused juror last week. The juror told reporters on Thursday that although many jurors appeared to be leaning toward acquittal,...

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  • Australian senators must prove they are not dual nationals

    All Australian senators have three weeks to prove they were not foreign nationals when elected under an agreement the major political parties reached Monday to resolve a deepening citizenship crisis that could upend the government.

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  • The Latest: Australian senators must prove their citizenship

    The Latest on the citizenship issue among Australian lawmakers (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Australia's major political parties have agreed on a path toward a resolution of a dual citizenship crisis that threatens the government's grip on power. The agreement reached Monday gives...

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  • The Latest: Moore uses sex claims to raise money

    The Latest on the debate over Roy Moore, Alabama's Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, who faces allegations that he initiated sexual contact with a 14-year old girl decades ago. (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Alabama Republican Roy Moore is trying to raise money for his U.S. Senate...

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  • To make guns safer, heed the lessons we took from automobiles

    Background checks have the support of 93 percent of Republicans, 74 percent of NRA members. And Congress remains different to the heartbreaking calculus of death. Watch video Long before there was a debate on the effect of guns on public safety, there was a seven-term congressman named Robert Cousins, an erudite Iowan who bewailed the health hazard of a new technology around the turn of the 20th century called the automobile. "Horrible and gruesome...

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  • Congressman and climate change activist awarded JFK honor

    A Florida congressman and the leader of a national campaign to address climate change have been named recipients of this year's John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo and May Boeve, executive director of 350.org, will be presented the awards on Nov. 16 at Harvard...

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  • John Glenn's Ohio birthplace places historic marker

    The Ohio birthplace of the late John Glenn is celebrating its place in history with a historic marker commemorating the astronaut and U.S. senator who died last year. Officials in Cambridge unveiled the marker Thursday. Glenn was born there on July 18, 1921. The mayor, officials at the...

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