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Deal on sex harassment claims in Congress forces lawmakers to pay out of their pockets

The breakthrough came after the measure was stalled for months over disagreements between the House and Senate.

In farewell speech, Orrin Hatch says Senate 'is in crisis'

The Republican senator from Utah, 84, is retiring this month after serving four decades in the Senate.

WATCH: Trump threatens to shut down government over border wall funding

"The View" co-hosts discuss the president's meeting with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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Cannabis Watch: Cannabis sector mostly lower as investors shrug off Senate vote to legalize commercial hemp

Cannabis stocks were mostly lower on Wednesday, as the news that the Senate has approved a new U.S. Farm Bill that legalizes commercial hemp failed ...

CIA chief Gina Haspel, Mike Pompeo and James Mattis brief House members on Khashoggi murder

After meeting with Senate leaders last week, administration officials briefed a handful of House lawmakers on the Saudi journalist's brutal killing

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Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances resolution to end support for Saudis in Yemen war

In a rare break with President Donald Trump, the U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to move ahead with a resolution that would end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition in the war in Yemen.

'Cocoon of his own mistruth': Schumer says that's where Trump lives

The Senate minority leader made the remarks on the Senate floor the day after he and Pelosi had a contentious meeting with the president at the White House.

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Senate set to buck Trump on Saudi Arabia

A bipartisan majority is expected to vote to withdraw U.S. support for Saudi forces in Yemen’s civil war.

Billionaire Chris Sacca plans a start-up blitz to back the eventual 2020 Dem nominee for president

Sacca's plans come during a seismic shift in how political movements and causes are funded and organized, largely through online entities. 

Sen. Bob Corker says Trump's "personal conduct" hurts the U.S.

Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee has had a series of clashes with President Trump, most recently on the administration's muted response to Saudi Arabia's killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The chairman of the Senate Foreign ...

Chaos erupts as Hungarian Parliament passes judicial, 'slave' laws

Hungary's Parliament passed laws Wednesday that allow employers to demand more overtime work and give the government greater control over the judiciary.

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sues CNN, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone

Arpaio filed a suit against three news organization seeking $300 million in damages, saying false statements have hurt his possible run for John McCain's Senate seat in 2020

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Toyota advances plans to replace Takata airbags in 65,000 vehicles

Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it is advancing by a year plans to replace Takata airbags in about 65,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the United States it had previously replaced.

Trudeau names four new senators, filling remaining vacancies

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named four more people to the Senate, filling all its remaining ...

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Wednesday US briefing: Trump and Democrats in heated Oval Office row

Suspect on the run after Strasbourg Christmas market shooting ... May defiant as she faces vote of no confidence over Brexit ... Senate to vote on ...

Unlikely ally pushes for farm bill that legalizes hemp

The typically conservative Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is applauding a somewhat surprising provision in the latest 807-page farm bill -- legalizing hemp.

Mike Pence breaks Senate deadlock on judge for first time in U.S. history

Mike Pence made history Tuesday and became the first U.S. vice president to cast a tie-breaking vote to confirm a federal judge.

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Here's what's in the criminal justice reform bill now headed to a vote in the Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the chamber is ready to take a vote on criminal justice reform. Here's what's in the bill.        

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Pence's pensiveness: how the internet roasted the vice-president

Mike Pence’s stiff demeanor during a White House meeting was compared to Elf on the Shelf, a wax figure and some even wondered if he was awake ... or ...

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On Soccer: Steady Amid Another Anfield Storm, Liverpool Advances in Champions League

Cool rather than chaotic, Liverpool beat Napoli by 1-0 to claim its place in the knockout round of Europe’s most exclusive club competition.

In test for Trump, Senate prepares to formally rebuke Saudi crown prince

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker plans to offer a measure this week to rebuke Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the first formal ...

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Senate, Rejecting Curbs on Food Stamps, Passes Compromise Farm Bill

Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved an $867 billion bill that ditched new work requirements for food stamps that had been embraced by the House and ...

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Trump’s Judicial Nominees Take Heat but Largely Keep Marching Through Senate

Some have been deemed unqualified by the American Bar Association, and others have proved racially divisive, but that hasn’t necessarily stopped them from reaching the bench.

A play-by-play of the Pelosi-Schumer-Trump meeting, in GIFs

President Donald Trump met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday. The animated trio, observed by the press and a silent Vice President Mike Pence, debated funding for the President's border wall, breaking away from the traditionally staid feel of an Oval Office press spray.

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