Emily Pierce

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Before anyone knew for sure there would be a government shutdown at midnight tonight, Democrats and Republicans were blaming each other.

Brinksmanship and the Blame Game

Before anyone knew for sure there would be a government shutdown at midnight tonight, Democrats and Republicans were blaming each other.

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The Senate has voted has voted unanimously to go ahead with a spending plan that avoids a government shutdown. That's despite the efforts of Texas Republican Senate Ted Cruz.

Senate Votes on Spending Bill, Obamacare

The Senate has voted has voted unanimously to go ahead with a spending plan that avoids a government shutdown. That's despite the efforts of Texas Republican Senate Ted Cruz.

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On his way to Europe to pick up his Nobel Prize, the President today commended Democrats in the Senate for an agreement arrived at last night to dispose of one of the most…

Senate Compromises on Healthcare Bill

On his way to Europe to pick up his Nobel Prize, the President today commended Democrats in the Senate for an agreement arrived at last night to dispose of one of the most…

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Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down. Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump Administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II. And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

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