Filibusters

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters a day after officially postponing President Donald Trump's State of the Union address until the government is fully reopened, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 24, 2019 - 8:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 5:55 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is rejecting the idea of providing "some big down payment" for President Donald Trump's border wall as part of a solution to the partial...
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Sen.-elect Josh Hawley makes his victory speech while his wife Erin looks on during an election watch party Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 in Springfield, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
November 07, 2018 - 3:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans retained Senate control Tuesday after ousting Democratic incumbents in Indiana, North Dakota and Missouri, delivering a victory to President Donald Trump by preserving the chamber as a showplace for his conservative priorities for two more years. To seal the win, the...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pauses as he speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington. With McConnell leading the way, President Donald Trump has been putting his imprint on the federal judiciary for generations to come. While the latest opening on the Supreme Court is commanding all the attention, the nominees to the lower courts are also consequential. More than 40 federal district and circuit court judges have confirmed by the Senate so far. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 08, 2018 - 11:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was upbeat the night after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he was retiring from the Supreme Court. The Kentucky Republican had already led the Senate in confirming more circuit court judges in the first year of Donald Trump's presidency...
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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., center, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, flanked by Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, talk before a series of votes in the House, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Yesterday, Rep. Meadows and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., faced off in the chamber as lawmakers struggled to move on immigration amid the political fallout of migrant families being separated at the border. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 21, 2018 - 10:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local): 10:50 p.m. The House Republican immigration overhaul is dangling precariously, imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions. It hasn't been helped by President Donald Trump's running...
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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., center, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, flanked by Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, talk before a series of votes in the House, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 21, 2018. Yesterday, Rep. Meadows and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., faced off in the chamber as lawmakers struggled to move on immigration amid the political fallout of migrant families being separated at the border. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 21, 2018 - 3:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House killed a hard-right immigration bill Thursday, and Republican leaders delayed a planned vote on a compromise GOP package with the party's lawmakers fiercely divided over an issue that has long confounded them. The conservative measure was defeated 231-193, with 41...
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