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How Jared Kushner worked the media and Senate for his criminal justice bill

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner backed up the media campaign for criminal justice reform with old-fashioned lobbying, directly urging Republican senators to support the bill. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Share on Facebook [...]

Bill Scher on Pelosi’s victory, Beto 2020, Green New Deal, & Trump’s crimes

Home News Bill Scher on Pelosi’s victory, Beto 2020, Green New Deal, & Trump’s crimes Guest Bill Scher joins today’s episode of the UnPresidented podcast to talk about Nancy Pelosi sealing the deal on the House speakership, whether [...]

Tom Cotton says prison-reform bill shouldn’t allow early release for felons

A key Republican opponent of a prison-reform bill backed by President Trump said Tuesday that supporters of the measure should kill provisions allowing certain federal inmates out of prison before they complete their sentences. Sen. Tom Cotton, [...]

Shrinking Japan OKs divisive bill to get more foreign labor

TOKYO (AP) – Japan is set to approve legislation that would officially open the door to foreign workers to do unskilled jobs and possibly eventually become citizens. Lawmakers were due to vote late Friday on a government proposal to allow [...]

Bill Pascrell questions U.S.-China trade war ‘cease-fire’

The White House’s decision to issue a three-month “cease-fire” in the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China would be a welcome reprieve from the economic warfare between the two nations, but it remains unclear what tangible [...]

House Democrats unveil sweeping political reform bill as ‘HR1’

House Democrats set to retake the majority unveiled a political-reform bill Friday that would bolster ethics rules in Congress, push for automatic voter registration and require presidents to release their tax returns — a direct rebuke of [...]

Republicans block Mueller protection bill from Senate floor vote

Calls to codify protections for special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign have taken on more urgency this month after the president fired his attorney general and [...]

Mueller protection bill could get Senate vote

“I don’t think the president’s going to fire Bob Mueller,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said on Tuesday. | AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Legal The move would pave the way to confirming more of Trump’s judges. By BURGESS [...]

Bernie Sanders’ bill would force drug companies to match foreign prices

Capitol Hill progressives released a bill Tuesday that would compel drug companies to charge Americans no more than the median price for prescriptions in Canada, the U.K., France, Germany and Japan. Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont and Rep. [...]

Republicans see good news in Bill Nelson, Andrew Gilliam, Stacey Abrams losses

Sen. Bill Nelson and a team of lawyers scoured Florida looking for uncounted votes over the last two weeks. On Sunday it became clear there just weren’t enough of them for the three-term Democratic senator to prevail. Mr. Nelson conceded [...]