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The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal Government of the United States. The legislature consists of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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New York passes bill letting Congress access Trump tax returns

The bill now must be signed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a frequent critic of President Trump
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USOC leader: Reform possible with or without Congress

USOC leader: Reform possible with or without input from Congress
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U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin Suggests U.S. Will Hit Debt Limit Around Late Summer [Video]U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin Suggests U.S. Will Hit Debt Limit Around Late Summer

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged Congress to raise the US debt ceiling as soon as possible, claiming that the government was expecting to..

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Democrats Press Trump For Infrastructure Funds [Video]Democrats Press Trump For Infrastructure Funds

On Wednesday Democrats in Congress plan to press U.S. President Donald Trump at a White House meeting for details on how to pay for a massive boost in U.S. infrastructure spending after agreeing in..

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Congress Wants The Russia Counterintelligence Reports [Video]Congress Wants The Russia Counterintelligence Reports

On Tuesday two congressional sources said U.S. lawmakers are pressuring the Justice Department for access to counterintelligence reports generated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his..

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Trump Tells McGahn Not to Go To Congress [Video]Trump Tells McGahn Not to Go To Congress

On Monday U.S. President Donald Trump told former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a subpoena to testify before Congress about the Russia investigation, deepening his fight with Democratic..

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U.S. officials seek to tamp down Trump rhetoric on Iran [Video]U.S. officials seek to tamp down Trump rhetoric on Iran

U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic,..

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Trump Administration Considers Tapping U.S. TSA Funds For Border [Video]Trump Administration Considers Tapping U.S. TSA Funds For Border

According to Reuters, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering tapping more than $230 million from the TSA to fund operations on the U.S.-Mexico border if Congress fails to approve..

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Our subpoenas 'not optional': Nadler on McGahn's no-show [Video]Our subpoenas 'not optional': Nadler on McGahn's no-show

The U.S. House of Representatives committee that would handle any impeachment of President Donald Trump convened a hearing on Tuesday with another empty chair at the witness table, as former White..

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Trump Appeals Ruling On Financial Records [Video]Trump Appeals Ruling On Financial Records

US President Donald Trump is not known for lying down and accepting his fate especially when it comes from any orders from Congress. On Tuesday President Trump appealed a federal judge’s ruling..

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Trump loses lawsuit challenging financials subpoena [Video]Trump loses lawsuit challenging financials subpoena

A U.S. judge on Monday ruled in favor of a U.S. House of Representatives committee seeking President Donald Trump's financial records from his accounting firm, dealing an early setback to the Trump..

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Cohen Tells House Intelligence Committee Sekulow Was Involved In His Lie [Video]Cohen Tells House Intelligence Committee Sekulow Was Involved In His Lie

Michael Cohen recently revealed something interesting to the House Intelligence Committee. Cohen said Donald Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow knew that he was lying to Congress. President Trump’s..

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Federal Judge Deals Blow To Trump [Video]Federal Judge Deals Blow To Trump

On Monday a federal judge declined to block a House Oversight Committee subpoena of President Donald Trump's accounting firm, Mazars USA. Business Insider reports that the move strikes a significant..

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Michael Cohen To Congress: Trump Lawyer Told Him To Lie [Video]Michael Cohen To Congress: Trump Lawyer Told Him To Lie

President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen told lawmakers that Trump defense lawyer Jay Sekulow instructed him to lie to Congress, The Washington Post reported Monday. Michael Cohen revealed..

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U.S. Ambassador To China Due First Visit To Tibet Since 2013 [Video]U.S. Ambassador To China Due First Visit To Tibet Since 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad was due to begin visiting Tibet on Sunday for official meetings and visits to religious and cultural sites, according to a news report on..

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U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin Rejects House Subpoena For Trump Tax Returns [Video]U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin Rejects House Subpoena For Trump Tax Returns

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that he would not meet a congressional demand for six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns, all but..

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Mnuchin defies House subpoena for Trump's tax returns [Video]Mnuchin defies House subpoena for Trump's tax returns

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that he would not meet a congressional demand for six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns, all but guaranteeing a federal court battle..

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Trump's Diversion of Billions For Border Wall Faces First U.S. Court Test [Video]Trump's Diversion of Billions For Border Wall Faces First U.S. Court Test

According to Reuters, U.S. President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to divert more than $6 billion to build a wall on the border with Mexico faced its first court test on Friday. The..

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U.S. Nears Removal of Tariffs On Canada, Mexico Metals [Video]U.S. Nears Removal of Tariffs On Canada, Mexico Metals

According to Reuters, the United States is close to a deal to remove tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico, which could help the three countries’ trade pact get ratified in the..

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Elizabeth Warren Introduces A Plan To Protect Access To Abortion [Video]Elizabeth Warren Introduces A Plan To Protect Access To Abortion

According to Business Insider, Elizabeth Warren just introduced a plan to protect abortion access even if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Warren wants Congress to codify the protections of Roe v. Wade into..

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Trump's Emergency Border Wall Funds At The Center Of A Court Hearing [Video]Trump's Emergency Border Wall Funds At The Center Of A Court Hearing

According to Reuters, U.S. President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to divert more than $6 billion to build a wall on the border with Mexico will face its first test in court on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

U.S. Judge To Consider Bid To Block Trump's Emergency Border Wall Funds [Video]U.S. Judge To Consider Bid To Block Trump's Emergency Border Wall Funds

U.S. President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to divert more than $6 billion to build a wall on the border with Mexico will face its first test in court on Friday. States and advocacy..

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Sources Claim U.S. Congress To Receive Classified Briefing On Iran Next Week [Video]Sources Claim U.S. Congress To Receive Classified Briefing On Iran Next Week

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, congressional sources claim that officials from US President Donald Trump's administration will conduct classified briefings on the situation with Iran..

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Trump Pitches U.S. Immigration Overhaul Looking To 2020 Election [Video]Trump Pitches U.S. Immigration Overhaul Looking To 2020 Election

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, President Donald Trump proposed overhauling the US immigration system to favor young, educated, English-speaking applicants instead of people with family..

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Trump unveils immigration plan favoring skills [Video]Trump unveils immigration plan favoring skills

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he wants to overhaul the immigration system to favor young, educated, English-speaking applicants with job offers instead of people with family ties to..

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Pelosi calls WH letter to Nadler 'a joke' [Video]Pelosi calls WH letter to Nadler 'a joke'

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday blasted the letter sent from the White House on Wednesday to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler 'as a joke' after the White House, in the..

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House GOP strips Steve King of committee posts over white supremacy remark

GOP Utah Sen. Mitt Romney called on King to resign from Congress and Democrats introduced motions to censure the Iowa Republican
CBS News - Published

Trump accuses Democratic leaders of 'tearing the United States apart'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused the top Democrats in Congress of "tearing the United States apart" by pursuing investigations stemming from the now-concluded Russia probe.
Reuters - Published

Irate Brazil lawmakers threaten Bolsonaro's cabinet, agenda

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro faces a crucial test on Wednesday of his ability to govern without courting traditional parties in Congress, which is threatening to derail his agenda and scramble..
Reuters - Published

President Trump set to battle Congress in court over demands for his bank records

President Donald Trump and congressional committees are set for a court showdown over subpoenas to Deutsche Bank, Capital One Financial records
USATODAY.com - Published

Democrats split over impeaching Trump, but Republicans hold strong against it

Some Democratic members of Congress have signaled their support for the beginning of an impeachment inquiry into Trump.
USATODAY.com - Published

Speaker Pelosi: Trump is engaged in 'cover-up'

As Democrats in the U.S. Congress debated possibly impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday, about an hour before a White House meeting with him, that..
Reuters - Published

Mnuchin Dismisses I.R.S. Memo Saying Treasury Must Release Trump Tax Returns

The Treasury secretary said it would be “unlawful” for him to release the president’s tax returns to Congress.
NYTimes.com - Published

IRS memo contradicts Mnuchin, says agency must comply with subpoena for Trump's tax returns

The memo, first obtained by the Washington Post, appears to contradict the argument that Congress needs a "legitimate legislative purpose."
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. Democrats to press Trump on paying for infrastructure boost

Democrats in Congress will press U.S. President Donald Trump at a White House meeting on Wednesday for details on how to pay for a massive boost in U.S. infrastructure spending after agreeing in April..
Reuters - Published

U.S. military families more negative about housing than landlords claim, survey shows

U.S. military families are expressing far deeper dissatisfaction with their housing conditions than their private landlords claim, according to a granular survey of tenants at more than 100 bases..
Reuters - Published

GOP holds US House seat in Penn. special election

Republican Fred Keller, a conservative state lawmaker, won the special election for Congress on Tuesday in a heavily Republican district that sprawls across areas of central and northern Pennsylvania..
USATODAY.com - Published

Rex Tillerson meets with House committee as other White House aides avoid Congress

The appearance comes at a time when a number of former and current Trump administration officials are refusing Congress' demands to meet and provide documents.
USATODAY.com - Published

Members of Congress demand answers after migrant child dies

A 16-year-old boy from Guatemala survived the journey to the border, but died in U.S. custody. Now some in Congress are demanding answers. Omar Villafranca reports.
CBS News - Published

Top White House officials brief Congress on Iran

Members of the House and Senate received a briefing from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan about growing tensions with Iran. Behnam Ben Taleblu of the..
CBS News - Published

U.S. officials seek to tamp down Trump rhetoric on Iran

U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump's administration wants to deter Tehran's aggression, not attack the Islamic republic,..
Reuters - Published

House Democrats subpoena former White House communications director Hope Hicks

The subpoenas come a day after the White House instructed former White House counsel Don McGahn to not testify before Congress.
USATODAY.com - Published

Top Saudi official: "Very strange" Congress trying to curtail allies

Margaret Brennan sat down with top Saudi official Adel Al-Jubeir for an interview to air Sunday on "Face the Nation"
CBS News - Published

Rally at Supreme Court to stop abortion bans

Activists were joined by members of Congress to rally near the Supreme Court on "National Day of Action to Stop the Bans" on abortion. (May 21)
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump appeals ruling allowing Congress to see his financial records

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday appealed a federal judge's ruling against his attempt to block a House of Representatives committee from seeking his financial records, according to a court..
Reuters - Published

The president is not 'an errand boy for Congress': Barr says he's protecting presidency, not Trump

"If you destroy the presidency and make it an errand boy for Congress, we’re going to be a much weaker and more divided nation," Barr said.
USATODAY.com - Published

Government will now pay you to adopt wild horses

The government is taking a unique approach to control the record-breaking population of wild horses. There are an estimated 88,000 of them across the country. The American icons are protected by a law..
CBS News - Published

Michael Cohen claims Trump lawyer shaped false statement to Congress

Cohen told Congress it was Trump’s personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, who suggested he tell lawmakers that the negotiations for Trump Tower Moscow ended in January 2016.
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AP Top Stories May 21 A

Here's the latest for Tuesday May 21st: Iran's president says he is seeking wartime executive powers; Congress may hold former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt; Trump campaigns in..
USATODAY.com - Published

Former 'Bachelor' star sentenced, Don McGahn summoned before Congress: 5 things to know Tuesday

A former 'Bachelor' star is sentenced, Italian airport strike has led to hundreds of flight cancellations and more news to know Tuesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

On Politics: Secrecy Fight Between Trump and Congress Escalates

A judge ruled that President Trump’s accounting firm must turn over his financial records, and the president moved to block testimony by his former counsel.
NYTimes.com - Published

Accountants Must Turn Over Trump’s Financial Records, Lower-Court Judge Rules

President Trump lost an early test of his strategy of stonewalling all oversight demands for information by Congress, but the ruling is just the first step in what could be a lengthy process.
NYTimes.com - Published

House Intel Committee voting to release Michael Cohen testimony, exhibits

Cohen has said that he lied to Congress about Trump's involvement in a Moscow Trump Tower project and claimed that Mr. Trump's lawyers edited his testimony about the timing of the project
CBS News - Published

Hundreds of U.S. lawmakers ask Trump administration for Syria strategy

Hundreds of members of the U.S. Congress signed a letter to President Donald Trump on Monday arguing that the United States should remain engaged with the conflict in Syria, saying they were "deeply..
Reuters - Published

Trump Expected to Instruct McGahn to Defy Subpoena and Skip House Testimony

Mr. McGahn risks being held in contempt of Congress. But if he defies the president, he could damage his career or put his law firm’s business at risk.
NYTimes.com - Published

Republican calls for Congress to impeach Trump

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash is asking Congress to move against President Trump. He's accusing the president of obstructing justice and wants him impeached. There's also a chorus of Democrats..
CBS News - Published

Trump Calls Representative Justin Amash a ‘Loser’ Over Impeachment Talk

Mr. Amash, a Michigan Republican, found no other members of Congress from his party joining him after he said the president’s behavior met the “threshold for impeachment.”
NYTimes.com - Published

Trump Warns That Rising Border Crossings May Require an Extra $1.4 Billion

In a letter to Congress, the administration said the flow of unaccompanied children at the border has exceeded projections of just weeks ago and may require more money for housing and care.
NYTimes.com - Published

Lawbreakers to lawmakers? The 'criminal candidates' standing in India's election

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has one unwanted lead in this month's general election race - according to data from an electoral watchdog it is fielding the most candidates among the major..
Reuters - Published

Congress' quest for Trump tax returns likely headed to court

The Treasury Department is expected to miss the deadline for a congressional subpoena for Trump's returns. Some Democrats would like to see the treasury secretary and IRS commissioner face legal..
CBS News - Published

Fight for redacted Mueller report material escalates

The fight between Democrats in Congress and the White House is intensifying as lawmakers seek the redacted material from the Mueller report. A federal judge has also ordered new documents released in..
CBS News - Published

Spain's Sanchez nominates Catalans to chair Congress and Senate

Spain's acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday proposed two Catalan lawmakers as parliamentary speakers, giving an early sense of the prominent role the politically volatile region is likely to..
Reuters - Published

Elizabeth Warren rolls out federal policy to protect abortion rights

Warren's proposal calls for Congress to "create federal, statutory rights that parallel the constitutional right in Roe v. Wade"
CBS News - Published

Warren, Gillibrand: Pass federal law to protect abortion rights from state legislatures

White House contenders Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand are calling on Congress to pass federal legislation that would preempt conservative state legislatures from passing anti-abortion laws.
USATODAY.com - Published

Flynn reported attempts to influence his cooperation with Mueller

Michael Flynn told special counsel's office people connected to Trump admin. and Congress sought to influence his cooperation with Russia probe
CBS News - Published

College Scholarships Hit With Big Tax Increases in New Tax Law

Higher education officials are calling on Congress to fix a provision in the sweeping tax overhaul of 2017 that has resulted in unintended tax bill increases.
NYTimes.com - Published

Democrats face challenge to flip Senate, as top-tier contenders opt out of running

Some 2020 Democrats were urged by their party to run, just not for the White House. Sheryl Gay Stolberg, a Congressional correspondent for The New York Times, joins "Red & Blue" to discuss the..
CBS News - Published

Trump announces plan to overhaul immigration policy

President Trump announced a plan to prioritize "high-skilled" immigrants and restrict family-based migration. The proposal faces serious challenges in Congress. Paula Reid reports.
CBS News - Published

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