Is Trump moving to the centre on handguns? Don’t hold your breath

The president seemed ready to take on the NRA but experience should construct us wary of his inconsistency and inability to master detail Donald Trump stunned Washington this week by espousing a series of gun control measures long opposed by the National Rifle Association and most Republicans on Capitol Hill. The predominating question remained how…

Trump poised to sign away privacy protections for internet users

President to approve law killing rules meant to prevent internet service providers from selling consumers web browsing and app storage histories to advertisers President Donald Trump was expected to sign legislation on Wednesday allowing internet service providers to sell the browsing habits of their customers. The move, which critics charge will fundamentally undermine customer privacy,…

Senate Republicans feel force of protest … but pass taxation bill anyway

Activists targeted key senators over tax, with sit-ins, phone calls and other lobbying endeavors, while net neutrality campaigners have Verizon in their sights Tax bill pass Senate … but only after activists make their voices heard Senate Republicans ultimately managed to pass some legislation on Friday night, in the form of their much-criticized tax bill…

Sally Yates firing and Trump cabinet cause partisan ‘bad blood’ to boil over

Republicans hurry-up to defend chairwomen travel forbidding and decision to fire acting attorney general as Democrats boycott Tom Price and Steve Mnuchin votes A dirty political battle roiled Washington on Tuesday as allies and officials rallied around Donald Trump and his controversial travelling outlaw, while opponents intensified their tactics to thwart his administration at every…

Republican senators return to work on healthcare bill amid resistance

At least one Republican senator predicted a consensus was still several more weeks away, and few senators have been willing to defend the bill publicly Republican senators left Washington more than a week ago without voting time a long-promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act or their unpopular plan to replace it. The GOP lawmakers…

Rand Paul Fast Facts

( CNN) Here’s a look at the life of Rand Paul, US senator from Kentucky. Birth place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Birth name: Randal Howard Paul Other Facts: Timeline:

Senate Republicans admit defeat in latest effort to repeal Affordable Care Act

Senate leaders admitted they did not have the votes to pass a bill, hours after Trump railed against certain so-called Republicans for refusing to vote for it The latest Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act died on Tuesday as it became obvious they did not have the votes to pass a bill that…

Congress returns to face daunting undertakings: avoid a shutdown and an angry Trump

The House and Senate have only days to forestall a government shutdown, while also coping with a chairman impatient to assert victories in his first 100 days After two weeks away, the 535 members of Congress return to Washington this week facing a critical deadline: they have five days to keep the government from shutting…

Treasury secretary exhorts Senate to pass Puerto Rico bill before next debt default

Jack Lew alerts debt crisis in US territory will ratchet up if it defaults on$ 2bn pay on Friday as Senate expected to vote on bill afterward this week The US Senate must take immediate action to address Puerto Ricos $70 bn indebtednes crisis, Treasury secretary Jack Lew said on Monday, days before the near…