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Trump to nominate former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as next EPA administrator


President Trump said he plans to nominate Andrew Wheeler, acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, to be the EPA's Senate-confirmed administrator.Trump made the announcement Friday during a White House c...

Judge orders White House to reinstate Acosta's press credentials


A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to reinstate press credentials for Jim Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent.U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed to the benc...

Trump says he has finished Mueller questions, but has not submitted answers


President Trump said Friday he has completed answering questions for special counsel Robert Mueller, a critical step in the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia's election interference in 2016....

McCarthy, other Republicans back Ratcliffe to be next attorney general


House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and other top Republicans are calling on President Trump to name Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) as the next attorney general."Look, it's the president's choice...but one...

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Senators push bipartisan bill to crack down on robocalls

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Two senators are pushing a new bipartisan bill to crack down on illegal robocall scams, raising the maximum civil fine for violators to $10,000 per call.Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), the current chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, and…

White House working on new rules for reporters after Acosta decision, Trump says


President Trump on Friday said the White House is crafting new "rules and regulations" for reporters after a judge ordered the administration to restore the suspended press credentials of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta....

Incoming Kansas governor to offer Medicaid expansion proposal


Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly (D) said she believes the state will expand Medicaid next year and will put together a proposal to do so.In an interview ...

Graham set to take over Judiciary


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is poised to become the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Friday that he would step down to take over the chairmanship of the Finance Committee.The shuffle…

Pelosi, potential challenger Fudge hold 'candid' discussion


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) huddled Friday with a potential rival for Speaker, Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), as the Democratic infighting intensified over who will lead their newly won majority n...


New federal rules would allow students accused of sexual assault to question accusers


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed new guidelines for how schools handle sexual harassment allegations that would offer more protection to students accused of misconduct.The Education Department released...


The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by T-Mobile — Democratic race for Speaker turns nasty


Welcome to The Hill's Morning Report and TGIF! Our daily email gets you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch, co-created by Jonathan...

McConnell, Flake clash over protecting Mueller probe


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) clashed during a closed-door lunch meeting Thursday, with McConnell challenging Flake's effort to force a vote on legislation protecting special...

Trump’s backing may not be enough on criminal justice reform


President Trump's support for a criminal justice reform bill might not be enough to get the legislation through the Senate, where it faces vocal opposition from conservatives and has won lukewarm support at best from GOP...

Tax law failed to save GOP majority


The biggest accomplishment for congressional Republicans — passing a sweeping new tax law at the end of 2017 — didn’t end up saving the GOP majority in the House.The economy wasn’t the biggest issue of the midterms, according to exit polls…


Marcia Fudge under spotlight as Pelosi Speaker fight heats up


Rep. Marcia Fudge is in a serious bind as she faces mounting pressure to challenge Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the Speaker's gavel - a move that could divide the Ohio Democrat's allegiances between the insu...


Facebook reeling after damning NYT report

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Facebook is being hit with fresh criticism from Capitol Hill as lawmakers reacted harshly Thursday to a New York Times investigation that detailed the company’s efforts to wield influence in Washington after becoming aware of Russia-linked…

DeSantis holds lead over Gillum after recount


Republican Ron DeSantis maintained a narrow lead over over Democratic opponent Andrew Gillum after most counties submitted results from a machine recount on Thursday.

Pelosi allies rage over tactics of opponents


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's allies say they are ready to go to war with the small-but-vocal group of young Democratic insurgents who want to topple the Speaker-in-waiting.Pelosi's foes are threatening to d...

Florida Senate race heads to a hand recount


The Florida Senate race between Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Gov. Rick Scott (R) is heading to a hand recount after the latest round of machine tallies showed the two candidates still neck and neck....


Senior GOP senator warns Trump against partial shutdown


Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) says he warned President Trump in a White House meeting Thursday afternoon that Republicans should avoid a partial...

Thursday, Nov 15

NY Republican: GOP lawmakers to back Pelosi for Speaker if she backs rule reforms


Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) said he and some other Republicans are committed to backing Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for Speaker if she agrees to enact a package of rule reforms.Reed, co-chairman of the bipartisan Problem So...

Pelosi: I’d win if Speaker vote were held today


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asserted Thursday that she'll be Speaker next year, the latest show of confidence from the long-time Democratic leader who's facing the ...

Democratic gains erasing House GOP in California


A slow-moving blue wave is on the verge of washing away the House Republicans' California delegation - a once-strong faction of the GOP that rivaled the powerful Texas delegation.Democrats have flipped f...

Insurgents seek female challenger to replace Pelosi


The anti-Pelosi insurgents are coalescing around a new strategy in their quest to deny Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) the Speaker's gavel: recruit a woman to run against her.The shift in approach comes as the rebellious g...

Wednesday, Nov 14

Trump throws support behind criminal justice bill


Trump's endorsement kicks off a legislative sprint on Capitol Hill to get the bill to his desk by the end of the year.

McCarthy defeats Jordan for minority leader in 159-to-43 vote


Reps. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) are also poised to win leadership spots in the next Congress

Trump argues in court filing he can restrict reporter access to White House


The Trump administration on Wednesday pushed back against CNN's request to immediately reinstate reporter Jim Acosta's press pass, arguing that reporters do not have a Constitutional right to enter the White House....

Historic class storms Capitol


The most diverse Congress in history is descending on the Capitol, with newly elected lawmakers arriving in Washington, D.C., to meet their future colleagues and get acclimated to their new environment.Next year's...

Tuesday, Nov 13

Trump eyes post-midterm shakeup


President Trump appears poised to make high-level staff changes in his administration, including replacing White House chief of staff John Kelly, as he gears up for his reelection campaign in 2020.The next top offi...

CNN sues Trump administration over pulling Acosta press pass


CNN on Tuesday sued the Trump administration over suspending chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass."CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration this morning in DC District Court," the new...

Pelosi leans on Dems for support


The Pelosi machine is in full force.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has launched a fierce lobbying campaign within her caucus to become the next Speaker, pressing Democrats to publicly declare their s...

Sinema defeats McSally in Arizona Senate race


Sinema's win is a major victory for Democrats in one of their few pickup opportunities.

Monday, Nov 12

Nelson calls on Scott to recuse himself in Florida recount


Incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) on Monday called on his Republican opponent, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, to recuse himself from a recount underway in the state's hotly contested Senate race."[Rick Scott] should re...

Judge denies Scott request for injunction against Broward County


Broward Circuit Judge Jack Tuter said Monday that he would not issue an injunction in response to a request from Gov. Rick Scott (R) that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and county sheriffs impound bal...

Congress braces for high-drama lame duck


Congress is returning to Washington this week for an end-of-the-year session that's expected to be filled with high-stakes legislative flights and plenty of drama.Lawmakers will be forced to juggle several crucial...

Schumer’s headaches to multiply in next Congress


The 2020 presidential election is going to be a headache for Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.).To have a chance of winning the Senate majority in 2020, Democrats will have to win over centrist voters...

Sunday, Nov 11

House Dems preview plans to flex oversight muscles


A trio of likely House committee chairmen and prospective Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday laid out their oversight investigation strategy.Democrats secured sweeping victories this month in House races to...

Dem wins leave behind a more conservative GOP conference


Tuesday's blue wave in the House is set to leave behind a GOP conference that is far more conservative - and more loyal to President Trump.A large chunk of centrist Republicans were either wiped out at the polls on...

Beto 2020 calls multiply among Dems


Democrats are seeing a silver lining to Rep. Beto O'Rourke's loss in Texas to Sen. Ted Cruz (R).It means O'Rourke, who emerged in the midterms as a progressive star, is free to run for president.Talk of O'Ro...

Dems vow swift action on gun reform next year


The nation's latest mass shooting has rekindled the fire under Democrats to use their newly won majority to strengthen federal gun laws in the next Congress.The issue was off the table for eight years of Republican...