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January 14, 2019 9:00 PM U.S. Senator Rand Paul scheduled to have hernia surgery in a private Ontario hospital

LOUISVILLE, KY.—U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbour tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home. The Republican lawmaker is scheduled to cross the border for outpatient surgery scheduled sometime during the week of Jan. 21 at a hospital 76

January 10, 2019 10:18 PM Sen. Gillibrand eyes Troy, New York, for 2020 campaign base

WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is looking at basing a potential 2020 presidential campaign in Troy, New York, a small upstate city on the banks of the Hudson River, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions. The search for a headquarters is the strongest signal yet that the New York senator will soon enter a presidential 17

January 10, 2019 9:14 PM Montana lawmaker proposes to give $8M to build border wall

HELENA, Mont. - A Republican lawmaker in Montana is proposing to give more than $8 million to help build President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border, while South Dakota senators voted Thursday to endorse the president’s plans. As Trump travelled to the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday to make his case for $5.7 billion to build the wall in the government 17

January 8, 2019 11:52 PM U.S. House Democrats, making guns a priority, unveil a background check bill

WASHINGTON—Emboldened House Democrats, seeking a politically charged debate on gun control, unveiled legislation Tuesday to expand background checks to nearly all firearms purchases, a move timed to mark the eighth anniversary of the mass shooting in Arizona that nearly killed former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. By introducing the measure less than one week after 29

January 5, 2019 6:26 PM U.S. federal agencies directed to hold off on shutdown raises

The raises, which were first reported by The Washington Post, appear to be an unintended consequence of a shutdown that is affecting hundreds of thousands of federal employees, forcing many to work without pay. Trump and congressional leaders met again Friday to try to hash out a resolution, but emerged no closer to a deal. Trump is demanding billions 29

January 4, 2019 3:06 PM A video of Ocasio-Cortez dancing in college is leaked to smear her, but the internet finds it adorable

First it was a photo of long-haired Beto O’Rourke playing in a punk band. Now, it’s college-age Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing on a rooftop. Both were surfaced by the right to seemingly smear the progressive politicians. Both efforts backfired spectacularly. The Ocasio-Cortez clip in question shows the politician rocking some 1980s “Breakfast Club”-style 23

January 2, 2019 9:36 PM We’re signing trade deals. Now, we have to use them

Canadian exporters fixated on the U.S. market invoke the EU’s many languages (at least 47) and transportation issues as reasons for not vigorously tapping EU markets. And yet those same language “barriers” have not dissuaded Italian biscuit and French cheese exporters from ramping up their sales to Canada. And transportation challenges in an EU with an integrated 26

December 17, 2018 9:15 PM Tea Party Republican Raul Labrador eyed for Interior secretary

A Tea Party congressman who campaigned for Trump in the final weeks of the 2016 election is being considered to replace outgoing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, according to two people familiar with the situation. Idaho Republican Representative Raul Labrador, who will be leaving the House after an unsuccessful gubernatorial run earlier this year, has been talking 23

December 12, 2018 12:15 PM Why congress can’t cave in to Trump on NAFTA

The best argument for Congress to pass U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweaked version of the North American Free Trade Agreement is also the worst argument for it. It’s the argument from stability. It concedes that the new agreement, labelled the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), may not be a vast improvement over NAFTA, or an improvement at all. But it urges 23

December 11, 2018 5:22 PM Facing pressure, McConnell agrees to criminal justice vote

McConnell said he was moving the bill as soon as this week “at the request of the president” and following improvements to the legislation. A revised bill makes some changes requested by Senate Republicans and law enforcement groups who had concerns it would be too soft on some offenders. Cornyn announced Tuesday morning that he had requested changes 25