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In A Congress Full Of Firsts, Still No Open Atheists
Only one member of Congress identifies as "religiously unaffiliated.” The overwhelming majority say they're Christian.
Women Of Color Are Here To Make Congress Great Again
, Guest Writer
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and other new representatives are not just changing our politics; they're changing our culture.
Trump Threatens To Keep Government Closed, 'Prepared' For Extended Shutdown
President Donald Trump has said he’s willing to keep the government closed for “months or even years.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tells Critics Of Viral Video 'Congresswomen Dance Too'
The Democratic lawmaker tweeted a clip of herself jamming out to Edwin Starr's "War."
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Progressive Caucus Stands Down On 'Pay-Go' Battle
The objections of Ro Khanna and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were not enough to stop the pay-as-you-go budget rule.
This Congress Is The Most Diverse Ever
From the first Muslim women to a historic number of black members, the 116th Congress breaks barriers for representation.
Lauren Underwood Makes History As Youngest Black Woman To Serve In Congress
The congresswoman has already taken her first constituent call.
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Congressional Black Caucus Swears In Largest Member Group In History
Ilhan Omar, one of the country's first Muslim congresswomen, is among the CBC’s new members.
Maxine Waters Casts Her Vote For Nancy Pelosi With Catchphrase 'Reclaiming My Time'
The Democratic representative had much of the 116th Congress applauding after she called out her famous words.
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Here's Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wore All White For Her Swearing-In
The youngest congresswoman ever followed in the footsteps of Hillary Clinton, Geraldine Ferraro and Shirley Chisholm.
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Rep. Nancy Pelosi Takes On President Donald Trump
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is the new speaker of the House, and she’s ready to go head-to-head with the president.
Trump’s Sexist Playbook Won’t Work Against All These Powerful Women
Starting Thursday, the president will be forced to contend with Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and an onslaught of female politicians. He’s not equipped for it.
Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker Of The House
House Democrats overwhelmingly cast their votes for the long-serving California representative on Thursday.
Congress Leaders Invited To White House For Border Briefing
By Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, AP
The partial government shutdown began Dec. 22 after Trump bowed to conservative demands that he fight to secure funding for the border wall.
Federal Employee Union Sues Government Over Shutdown, Alleging Wage Violations
The union said employees can't be forced to work without pay.
Trump Continues To Promise 'Concrete' Border Wall Amid Government Shutdown
Trump has vowed to build a border wall, even though his allies aren’t sure if it will be a wall, fence or "a metaphor.”
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The GOP Ends Its One-Party Rule In Shambles
The government is literally shut down as Republicans get ready to hand over the House to Democrats.
Government Grinding To A Halt As Border Wall Impasse Triggers Shutdown
President Donald Trump has refused to sign any legislation that doesn't include funding for the wall.
CBO Dismisses Costs Of Global Warming, Posing Hurdle For Climate Legislation
Alexander C. Kaufman
Amid mounting climate damage, the Congress' official budget scorekeeper said global warming poses little economic risk in the next 30 years.
The U.S. Senate Goes After Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is now saying the United States is interfering in its affairs after the U.S. Senate condemned the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
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At Last, Congress Overhauls Its Awful Sexual Harassment Policy
Sleazy lawmakers can't spend your money on settlements anymore and Capitol Hill aides will get real protections.
Google CEO Had To Explain To Congress Why Googling 'Idiot' Shows Donald Trump
CEO Sundar Pichai denied the company has "a little man sitting behind the curtain."
'No Labels' Needs A Warning Label
Rep. Mark Pocan
, Guest Writer
The group is a centrist, corporate organization working against Democrats, Rep. Mark Pocan writes.
Despite A Big Setback, Progressives Increase Their Leadership Clout In New Congress
California Rep. Barbara Lee lost, but the Congressional Progressive Caucus still made big gains.
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The Next Congress Must Make The Poor People's Agenda Its Agenda
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
Mary Kay Henry
, Guest Writers
Rather than play by Mitch McConnell’s rigged rules and double standards, Democrats must come up with a new playbook.
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Ilhan Omar Says Her Election To Congress Is 'A Real Rejection' Of Religious Bigotry
The Muslim congresswoman-elect will be the first hijab-wearing member of the House.
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