US Congress

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The conservatives turning against Donald Trump

After 200 days of Trumps presidency, his awkward marriage of convenience with Republicans has increasingly come under severe stress More Republicans will turn against Republicans have flexed their muscles of late over threats from the White House against Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Trump and Russia, and Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, and passing

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House committee grills Comey and Rogers on Trump and Russia: key points

FBI director confirms investigation of Trump campaigns ties to Russian government and smacks down several of the presidents tweets The House intelligence committee day one of judge Neil Gorsuchs confirmation hearings. Heres what happened. FBI director James Comey announced for the first time that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the

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What Happens When an Eight-Justice Supreme Court Splits 4-4?

Eight-member court is not that rare, experts say In the political battle over confirming Senate majority leader and other Republicans said they believed the next president, not Obama, should choose the justice who will determine the political balance of the court. The Republicans have made clear that they do not want to confirm anyone and

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US Zika funding shortfall will impede cancer research, health officials say

Congresss $800m-short Zika bill means health services will have to divert money originally intended for research on heart disease, cancer and diabetes Senior public health officials said Congresss months-late vaccines for Zika. There are currently at least nine vaccines the National Institutes of Health is hoping to shepherd through early clinical trials. Funds from, cancer,