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Deal struck to pass $19 billion disaster relief package without border funds

Republicans senators say President Donald Trump has agreed to a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill, providing relief to a country beset by devastating floods, wildfires and hurricanes without funding for the border that the President had sought, and that the Senate is expected to vote as soon as Thursday afternoon to advance the measure. The…MORE

Senate passes bill cracking down on robocalls

A bill to crack down on unwanted robocalls sailed through the Senate on Thursday, adding to a push by Congress to defeat the growing problem of phone scams and nuisance calls. The legislation would impose stiffer fines of as much as $10,000 per call on robocallers who knowingly flout the rules on calls and would…MORE

Nadler pushes for empowering committee chairs on contempt

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler is pushing to empower committee chairs to hold individuals in contempt of Congress without going to the floor for a full House vote, a move that could expedite Democrats’ ability to punish anyone who defies their subpoenas but also risk further escalating tensions between congressional Democrats and the White House.…MORE

FAA chief says nothing shows agency failed in review or certification of Boeing 737 MAX

Despite two crashes involving the Boeing 737 MAX, the acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration said he has not come across any information that suggests his agency failed to properly review and certify the aircraft. “I have not seen anything that suggests that,” Daniel Elwell said in an interview with CNN’s Drew Griffin Thursday,…MORE

‘Infrastructure Week’ has become a running joke on the Trump administration

Like the Bermuda Triangle or Spinal Tap’s new drummer, the words “Infrastructure Week” seem to be cursed. No fewer than seven times — including this very week — has Trump’s White House declared that its chosen theme of a week would be infrastructure — only to see those plans thwarted, often by the President himself.…MORE

Shanahan: US could send additional troops to the Middle East

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said the US is considering sending additional troops to the Middle East to “enhance force protection” amid tensions with Iran. “It may involve sending additional troops,” Shanahan said, adding that some media reports about the numbers that could be sent are inaccurate. “There is no 10,000 and there is…MORE

Fact-checking Trump, Sanders’ claims that House Dems getting nothing done

While defending President Donald Trump’s decision to stop work on infrastructure legislation until House investigations into his administration stop, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday morning argued on CNN that House Democrats have not accomplished anything legislatively. Sanders claimed that House Democrats “literally haven’t gotten anything done” since California Rep. Nancy Pelosi became…MORE

Pelosi says White House is ‘crying out for impeachment’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued Thursday the “White House is just crying out for impeachment” but that Democrats will continue to hold back on opening an impeachment inquiry until it’s “unavoidable.” “How we deal with it is a decision that our caucus makes, and our caucus is very much saying ‘whatever we do, we need…MORE

Nancy Pelosi, master of shade

President Donald Trump — so far — has been reluctant to give Nancy Pelosi any kind of nickname. Well, here are a few ideas. Master of Shade. Queen of Shade. Shady Nancy. Speaker of Shade. In Pelosi, Trump has something he has never had. A person — a woman, at that — who challenges, frustrates…MORE