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U.S. Congress girds for fight over expected Trump spending cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is preparing to submit to the U.S. Congress up to $25 billion in immediate spending cuts, including possible reductions to social safety net programs, lawmakers said on Wednesday, in a move that could upend

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    State court ruling knocks Colorado Republican congressman off the ballot

    The Colorado Supreme Court kicked Republican Rep. Doug Lamborn off the primary ballot Monday, throwing the six-term lawmaker's political future into doubt.

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      Andrew Cuomo Faces A Big Test On Climate Change. He’s Already Failed Twice.

      As the New York governor scrambles to fend off a primary challenger, will he finally back state lawmakers trying to pass the nation’s most ambitious climate bill?

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        Lawmakers propose giving top NY prosecutor power to bypass Trump pardons

        NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state lawmakers on Friday introduced legislation to give the state's attorney general and other local prosecutors the power to bring criminal charges against people pardoned by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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          Why a primary challenge to Trump is likely to fail

          Several Republican lawmakers have said it is too early to answer whether they'll back President Donald Trump in 2020.

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            Key lawmakers say Comey's memos show 'terrible' judgment, political bias

            Top GOP lawmakers said Thursday that James Comey's newly released memos documenting his conversations with President Trump reflect his own “terrible judgment” and political bias, even as Democrats use the juicy details to tarnish Trump.

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              Colorado's 'Barack Obama Highway' bill could face rocky road to passage

              Colorado Democrats hope to convince their fellow state lawmakers to rename a stretch of Interstate 25 the “Barack Obama Highway.”

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                DC lawmaker's make-good visit to Holocaust museum after controversial comments goes awry

                A Washington, D.C., council member who came under fire last month for asserting that rich Jews control the weather, drew more criticism this week when he abruptly left a Holocaust museum after making more eyebrow-raising comments.

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                  Missing ambassador, US Embassy in Germany pays for prof who compared Trump to ISIS

                  Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Germany hired a terrorism expert who has compared President Trump’s rhetoric to that of the Islamic State, for a speaking engagement back in February – in a move some lawmakers say is what you get when Congress fails t

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                    Few Lawmakers Seem Concerned With The Legal Justification For Attacking Syria

                    President Trump decided he can use the military any time he sees fit. And Congress is allowing it.

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                      Zinke refers to himself as a geologist. That's a job he's never held.

                      Defending his decision to shrink the Bears Ears national monument to lawmakers last week, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke fell back one of his favorite credentials.

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                        Pompeo hunts for Democratic votes in his floor confirmation strategy

                        President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next secretary of state may not get a favorable committee vote, but that won't stop his nomination, according to GOP lawmakers and aides.

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                          Pompeo courts skeptical lawmakers in bid to be top US diplomat

                          Mike Pompeo, the Trump administration's nominee to lead the State Department, made his case for confirmation on Thursday, stressing his service in the military and at the CIA to skeptical lawmakers, and emphasizing the unique place the US holds in the wor

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                            Banker asked about U.S. Army post before making Manafort loan: lawmakers

                            (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers on Thursday questioned whether the head of a Chicago bank was seeking a favor from the incoming Trump administration when he inquired about the confirmation process for a top U.S. Army position before extending $16 million

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                              As Pompeo signals hard Russia line, lawmakers want him to stand on his own

                              WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators preparing for Mike Pompeo's confirmation hearing on Thursday to become the next secretary of state said one of their main questions would be: will the CIA director be able to stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump?

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                                Teen birthday vote drive targets pro-gun lawmakers

                                NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gun control advocates are planning to send birthday packages to newly turned 18-year-olds in 10 states where they believe pro-gun lawmakers are vulnerable. Inside each: a voter registration form.

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                                  Read Live Updates On Mark Zuckerberg's Hearing With The House Energy And Commerce Committee

                                  Zuckerberg reportedly spent weeks preparing to speak with lawmakers.

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                                    Read Live Updates On Mark Zuckerberg's Senate Testimony

                                    Zuckerberg met with lawmakers Monday, ahead of his hearings.

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                                      Senators disagree over military response to Syria -- and Trump's legal authority to wage it

                                      As President Donald Trump assesses how to respond to the alleged chemical attack in Syria that killed and maimed dozens of civilians, lawmakers disagreed Monday what an appropriate response should be and whether Trump needed their authorization before act

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                                        If Trump Bombs Syria, He'll Be Doing It Without Congress' Authorization

                                        Republican and Democratic lawmakers say the president must go through them before taking any military action.

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                                          Mark Zuckerberg’s Testimony on Cambridge Analytica Could Backfire on Congress

                                          For all the risk facing when public hearings start on Tuesday, top aides on Capitol Hill worry that lawmakers could drive themselves into serious peril if they take detours into fringe theories or shaky political grievances. Yet that is precisely what man

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                                            Mark Zuckerberg's 'filter bubble' -- and why he needs to pop it

                                            Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will face down congressional lawmakers twice this week -- in back-to-back sessions Tuesday and Wednesday -- as he seeks to stop the bleeding from a series of recent negative news stories detailing Facebook's seemingly lax secu

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