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President Trump wants $18 billion from Congress for border wall

President Trump is asking Congress to approve $18 billion in funding to finance his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, CBS News confirmed Friday.
DACA protesters march for immigrant rights in Los Angeles on Sept. 11, 2017. (Photo: Molly Adams / CC BY 2.0)video

Divided Democrats face liberal backlash on immigration

With a new deadline fast approaching, Democrats in Congress are struggling to adopt a unified strategy to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
Vice President swears Doug Jones (D-Alabama) and Tina Smith (D-Minnesota) to the US Senate on Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Pool)video

2 Democrats sworn in as senators, narrow GOP majority

The Republican majority in the Senate narrowed to 51-49 on Wednesday as two new Democratic senators were sworn into office, complicating GOP efforts to advance the party's legislative agenda before the 2018 midterm elections.
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Military turns to oyster reefs to protect against storms

A bill just introduced in Congress would give coastal communities $100 million over the next five years to create "living shorelines" that include oyster reefs.

New year to be a challenge for Republicans in Congress

Their tax bill triumph in the rear-view mirror, Republicans running Congress face a 2018 in which they'll need Democratic votes to get almost anything done.

Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set ‘to rock’

Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive economic growth.
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Pres. Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military.
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3 Trump accusers speak out, call for congressional probe

Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today."
Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona) (Photo: Gage Skidmore/CC BY-SA 2.0)video

Franks quits House immediately, as ex aide says he offered $5m to carry his...

A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to act as a surrogate.

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