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‘We Call Ourselves the Badasses’: Meet the New Women of Congress

The history-making class of new women on Capitol Hill is here, and its members have a lot to say.

Trump to make a 'major' announcement on Saturday about shutdown, border security

The political stakes for the president are high as the shutdown moves into a fifth week.

Trump says he'll make “major announcement” about border

President Trump announced on Twitter that he would make a "major announcement" about the border Saturday

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Fact Check: Trump’s Baseless Claim About Prayer Rugs Found at the Border

President Trump revived an old and still unproved rumor that hints that Islamic migrants were entering the United States through Mexico and could ...

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Dozens of NTSB investigations on hold during government shutdown

Documents show the shutdown has prevented the NTSB from launching 74 accident investigations

Trump may have some moves. But Pelosi knows them all.

Analysis: The president needs a new game plan if he wants to keep up with congressional Democrats.

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The 'I'm sorry' 2020 Democratic primary

Expressions of regret for past positions out of step with today's Democratic Party have become an early staple of the presidential race.

How Trump decided to ground Pelosi’s trip

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney reviewed a range of options Thursday morning with President Trump

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British Officials Worried About Angering Trump Over ISIS Captives

A British court ruling opened a rare window onto tense diplomatic negotiations over the fate of two Britons accused of imprisoning and beheading Western hostages as part of a notorious ISIS cell.

Sunday: McGurk, Schiff, Kennedy, Gillibrand, Rezaian

Brett McGurk, Rep. Adam Schiff, Sen. John Kennedy, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and Jason Rezaian to appear Sunday on “Face the Nation”

If the latest report is true, which crimes might Trump have committed?

Legal analysis: A bombshell story has Democrats calling for the president's impeachment or resignation if true.

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Gladys Knight, Ahead of Super Bowl Anthem Date, Criticizes Colin Kaepernick

The renowned soul singer said in a statement to Variety that it was “unfortunate that our national anthem has been dragged into this debate.”

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Only Two People Can End This Shutdown. And Neither Is Budging

A bipartisan group of senators got involved. The president’s son-in-law and the vice president took a shot. A group that calls itself the Problem Solvers Caucus tried its hand. But in the end, none of them were able to resolve the impasse leading to the longest shutdown in U.S. history. As the partial government shutdown…

Trump appears at March for Life via video, while Pence attends in person

President Trump appeared via video at the national March for Life, an annual anti-abortion rally

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Florida Governor Removes Palm Beach County Elections Chief After Messy Recount

Ron DeSantis, the new Republican governor, suspended Susan Bucher on Friday, saying she had demonstrated incompetence and neglect.

Stocks' message to Washington: Stay shut

Four weeks into the longest shutdown in U.S. history, stocks are up more than 10 percent

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White House pushes long odds strategy for wall

But even Republicans on the Hill recognize the idea is not likely to succeed pending a shift in Democratic thinking.

Have losses from the shutdown equaled the cost of Trump's border wall demand?

The shutdown is costing the U.S. economy $1,984 every second.

Supreme Court unlikely to hear Trump DACA appeal, leaving program in place for now

If the justices don't take up the issue during the court's current term, the government will be required to keep the program going for at least ten more months.

Pelosi slams Trump for canceling her trip to visit troops

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is blasting President Trump after he canceled a congressional trip to Afghanistan. The Washington Post's Colby Itkowitz joins CBSN with more on feud.

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Trump and Kim Jong-un to Hold Second Summit Meeting Next Month

Negotiations over eliminating North Korea’s nuclear arsenal have made little progress since the two leaders’ June meeting in Singapore.

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