GOP’s slimmed-down virus bill expected to fail in Senate

WASHINGTON — A scaled-back GOP coronavirus rescue package appears certain to fail in a Senate test vote Thursday as the bipartisan spirit that powered earlier relief bills has given way to...

Trump’s Supreme Court list: President reveals names of 20 more people he’d consider nominating

President Trump on Wednesday announced a list of 20 more people he would consider nominating to the Supreme Court, including three sitting Republican senators. Speaking from the Diplomatic Reception room of the White...

Senate GOP poised to offer slimmed-down COVID-19 relief bill as Mnuchin takes the hot...

Capitol Hill -- With the collapse of bipartisan coronavirus relief talks, Senate Republicans are looking to introduce a scaled-down package as early as next week. "We have a focused, targeted...

Kellyanne Conway to leave the White House at the end of the month, citing...

Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to President Trump and one of his longest-serving aides, is leaving the White House at the end of the month. Conway, whose title is counselor...

House Democrats consider new push on coronavirus relief

WASHINGTON — As Congress remains deadlocked over how large a second coronavirus relief package should be, amid rising concerns about the U.S. Postal Service operations ahead of November's election, House Democrats...

Israel, UAE agree to normalize ties in what Trump calls ‘historic’ agreement

President Donald Trump said in a surprise announcement Thursday that Israel and the United Arab Emirates had agreed to normalize relations and that, as part of the deal, Israel...

White House, Democrats ‘miles apart’ over coronavirus aid package, Pelosi says

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that Democratic leaders and White House officials remain far apart regarding any deal to provide more emergency aid to American families and workers still reeling from the coronavirus...

McConnell says he will likely rely on Democratic votes for coronavirus aid package

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conceded Tuesday that he will lack Republican support to pass further coronavirus aid and instead will rely on Democrats to fashion a deal with...

$600-a-week unemployment benefits expire, posing fresh danger to Trump’s re-election

WASHINGTON — A crucial week on Capitol Hill that began with a rocky Republican rollout of a coronavirus relief package ended with a complete breakdown in negotiations, threatening to deepen the perils of...

What would it take to postpone the U.S. presidential election?

Below are some facts around what changing the date of the election would entail: CONGRESSIONAL POWER Article II of the Constitutihere gives Congress the power to set the date of the presidential...