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  • U.S. House Democrats to test Republicans on Trump’s wall demand

    As a partial U.S. government shutdown neared the three-week mark, Democrats on Wednesday were set to test Republicans' resolve in backing President Donald Trump's drive to build a wall on the border with Mexico, which has sparked an impasse over agency funding.

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  • Here’s the real reason Republicans are mad about Steve King — and it’s not because he’s racist

    Republicans are still sounding off on Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who faced a sudden blowback last week after telling the New York Times, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” Some GOP lawmakers condemned the remarks shortly after they were made, notably South Carolina’s Sen. Tim Scott and Iowa’s Sen. Joni Ernst. And on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell added his voice to those denouncing King. “I have

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  • House Democrats to test Republicans on Trump’s wall demand

    As a partial U.S. government shutdown neared the three-week mark, Democrats on Wednesday were set to test Republicans' resolve in backing President Donald Trump's drive to build a wall on the border with Mexico, which has sparked an impasse over agency funding.

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  • Pearson: Why Pelosi was re-elected speaker of the U.S. House

    Despite some brash and not insignificant opposition, California’s Nancy Pelosi is returning to her previous role as speaker of the House.She will preside over a chamber that is 77 percent male and a Democratic Caucus that is 62 percent male.When the Democratic Caucus held their leadership election on Nov. 28, Pelosi won the nomination on a 203 to 32 vote, falling 15 votes shy of the 218 she would later need to win the speakership with all members voting.When a [

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