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Kavanaugh getting confirmation help from Senate 'sherpa' Jon Kyl

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is getting help from an old Senate hand as he seeks to navigate the chamber ahead of his confirmation hearing -- tapping into a long tradition of nominees using “sherpas” to find their way.

Dems in danger of botching California's 'jungle primary'

The California primary next Tuesday could serve as a sentinel indicating whether the House of Representatives is truly in play in the midterms. But of late, Democrats are struggling in the Golden State.

Republicans going over Paul Ryan's head to force DACA debate in the House

A group of seven pro-DACA House Republicans on Wednesday launched a process to go over the head of the House Republican leadership and force debates and votes on a series of bills related to immigration and the Obama-era program affecting young illegal immigrants later this year.

Washington's Dare Game

A blame game will consume Washington if the government shuts down this week.

Is a government shutdown the solution?

The federal government will close on January 20 – the one-year anniversary of President Trump taking office – if Congress fails to cough up a fourth version of an interim spending plan this week.

Danger lurks as Congress navigates DACA, shutdown politics

It’s not every day that Greek mythology can explain legislative conundrums in Washington, D.C. Lawmakers are trying to forge a DACA compromise, alter the nation’s immigration system, build a border wall, author an agreement on defense spending and avert a government shutdown – all by next Friday.

For Congress, it's kick or receive

We’re now at halftime in the 115th Congress. Congressional Democrats may be in the minority, but they positioned themselves to defer at the beginning of the game, receiving the kickoff to start the second session of this Congress.

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