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CBS News
November 30, 2019 - 9:55 am
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a delegation of members of Congress to the annual international climate summit known as COP25 in Madrid, Spain, next week. While the delegation will include members of both the House and Senate, it will not be bipartisan, as only Democrats will be attending. "...
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November 17, 2019 - 12:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly. Pushing back against accusations from the president that the process has...
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Rebekah Sager
November 15, 2019 - 12:29 pm
The historic public impeachment hearing involving President Donald Trump is over. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified for about five hours, telling Congress that attacks from corrupt interests created what she called a crisis at the State Dept. FOR COMPLETE COVERAGE,...
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November 06, 2019 - 10:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has passed a bill making certain types of animal cruelty a federal felony. The bill would expand a 2010 law that made creation or distribution of so-called "animal crushing" videos illegal. The new bill would make the underlying acts of cruelty a federal crime. The Senate...
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October 23, 2019 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg endured hours of prickly questioning from lawmakers Wednesday as he defended the company's new globally ambitious project to create a digital currency while also dealing with widening scrutiny from U.S. regulators. The immediate focus of the hearing by...
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Rebekah Sager
September 30, 2019 - 1:02 pm
Congress delivered a letter to President Donald Trump's personal attorney and chief public defender, Rudy Giuliani, Monday for documents related to the impeachment inquiry. The subpoena was issued by three house committees and demands Giuliani hand over documents related to the Ukraine. "Pursuant...
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September 24, 2019 - 1:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, acquiescing to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the commander in chief. The...
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CBS News
August 28, 2019 - 8:22 am
Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is firing back in a public feud with the Alabama Republican Party. Omar called out the state GOP for its support of a Senate candidate that was embroiled in numerous sexual assault allegations after the state party urged that she be expelled from Congress...
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August 13, 2019 - 9:00 am
President Trump's daughter and senior aide Ivanka Trump is involved in the White House's outreach to members of Congress, a White House official told CBS News. Her outreach, the official said, is a part of the White House office of legislative affairs' efforts to engage members of Congress in talks...
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August 09, 2019 - 7:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shifting the gun violence debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he now wants to consider background checks and other bills, setting up a potentially pivotal moment when lawmakers return in the fall. The Republican leader won't be calling senators back to work early,...
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