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House Passes Spending Bill, But Shutdown Threat Remains

WASHINGTON ― A day before a government shutdown, House Republican leaders cut a last-minute deal with conservatives to get a one-month spending bill out of their chamber and on to the Senate floor. But that legislation to extend government funding still faces challenges, particularly after conservatives won concessions that could set up a shutdown in the […]

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The GOP’s Latest Gun Bill Would Be Catastrophic For Women Fleeing Abuse

A potential nightmare situation for victims of domestic violence is brewing in the U.S. House, which is expected to vote this week on a bill that would allow many domestic abusers banned from carrying firearms in their home states to obtain concealed carry permits elsewhere. The bill, from Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), allows anyone with […]

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Democrats Erupt In Anger After ‘Corrupt’ Tax Bill Passes The Senate

Democratic senators unleashed their anger on Twitter after Republicans voted to pass their tax bill through the Senate shortly before 2 a.m. on Saturday. Senate Republicans voted to pass the controversial bill, a rewrite of the current tax code, after senators debated the bill all day Friday. Democrats, who maintain that the bill unfairly benefits only the […]