US POLITICS2018-06-13T06:18:17+00:00

Trump feels shutdown pressure from economists, Nancy Pelosi

Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought.

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‘Did pretty well’: William Barr impresses Dems in marathon confirmation hearing

William Barr, President Trump’s nominee to be the next attorney general, not only survived his eight-hour Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, but he left it with a strong chance of picking up some Democratic votes.

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William Barr: 7 things to watch at Senate confirmation hearing for Trump’s AG pick

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear Tuesday from William Barr, President Donald Trump’s nominee to become attorney general. Here are seven things to watch for at the hearing:

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Dow futures fall more than 200 points on concerns over longest government shutdown

U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday on the back of ongoing concerns over an economic slowdown in China as we well as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

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Senate Dems set to take aim at new Trump attorney general pick

The fate of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is looming large over a high-stakes hearing for President Trump’s attorney general nominee.

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Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already making enemies in the House Democratic Caucus — and some of its members are mounting an operation to bring the anti-establishment, democratic socialist with 2.2 million Twitter followers into the fold.

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