House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats take heat for threatening to block it

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House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats take heat for threatening to block it
The House passed a short-term extension of government funding late Thursday after Republican leaders, with help from President Trump, cobbled together enough GOP votes to overcome an internal revolt. Still, the possibility of a federal shutdown moved closer to a certainty after Senate Democrats rallied against the GOP proposal, announcing they would not lend their

House intelligence committee releases Glenn Simpson Trump-dossier testimony

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House intelligence committee releases Glenn Simpson Trump-dossier testimony
The House intelligence committee released 184-pages of sworn testimony on Thursday by Glenn Simpson, the former Wall Street Journal reporter whose opposition research into Donald Trump spawned a controversial dossier that ultimately was handed to the FBI. It was the second release of Congressional testimony by Simpson, and it contained no Earth-shattering revelations, but Simpson

Trump tweets create confusion on GOP plan to avert shutdown; Ryan tries to calm Republicans

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The White House said Thursday that President Trump supports a short-term spending bill to avert a government shutdown, as eroding support for the measure among Senate Democrats and some Republicans increased the prospects of a closure. “The President supports the continuing resolution introduced in the House,” deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah said in

Amazon’s second headquarters: The pros and cons of the finalists

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Amazon’s second headquarters: The pros and cons of the finalists
CLOSE Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKennzie, have donated $33 million to a college scholarship program for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Buzz60 Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos holds the keys to a huge civic prize: the right to build the company’s new 50,000-employee headquarters. Finalists were announced