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Pelosi: ‘I don’t think we’re headed for a shutdown’

Pelosi: ‘I don’t think we’re headed for a shutdown’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday dismissed the threat of a looming government shutdown later this month, positing that — even in a divided Washington — “I don’t think anybody wants that.” “I don’t think we’re headed for a shutdown. I don’t think anybody wants that,” Pelosi told CNN’s Jake Tapper during a CNN townhall.…MORE

Senate passes bill to permanently fund historically black colleges and universities

Senate passes bill to permanently fund historically black colleges and universities

The Senate passed a bill Thursday by unanimous consent to permanently fund historically black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions. Federal funding had expired on October 1. In early November, 38 senators had sent an open letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat,…MORE

Pelosi warns: ‘Civilization as we know it today is at stake’ in 2020 election

Pelosi warns: ‘Civilization as we know it today is at stake’ in 2020 election

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that “civilization as we know it today is at stake” in the 2020 presidential election, saying that she does not want to “contemplate” the possibility that President Donald Trump could be elected to serve as second term in office. “Let’s not even contemplate that,” Pelosi said at a…MORE

GOP senator says White House asked him to object to Armenian genocide resolution

GOP senator says White House asked him to object to Armenian genocide resolution

The White House asked Sen. Kevin Cramer to block a motion calling the mass killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire a “genocide” and the North Dakota Republican complied, Cramer told CNN on Thursday. The White House approached Cramer’s foreign affairs team in search of a senator to stop a unanimous consent request — which…MORE

House Democrat says he plans to vote against all articles of impeachment

House Democrat says he plans to vote against all articles of impeachment

Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, one of two Democrats to vote against formalizing the impeachment inquiry, said he plans to vote against all the articles of impeachment “unless there’s something that I haven’t seen, haven’t heard before.” He warned Democrats to “be careful what you wish for” and he added that impeachment “is…MORE

Calls between Giuliani and White House budget office in doubt

Calls between Giuliani and White House budget office in doubt

Rudy Giuliani’s phone calls with a number that House investigators say is associated with the White House’s budget office may have simply been calls to and from the White House, according to information obtained by CNN. CNN has learned that the number the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report said was “associated” with the Office of…MORE

Our incredibly angry political moment

Our incredibly angry political moment

There were two big moments in politics on Thursday. 1) Speaker Nancy Pelosi brusquely shut down a conservative reporter’s question as to whether she hated President Donald Trump. 2) Former Vice President Joe Biden got into a heated back-and-forth with an Iowa voter at a town hall in which the man said Biden was too…MORE