Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., answers questions Thursday on the possibility of a government shutdown. After receiving assurances from Ryan, a key group of conservative House Republicans said they would support a short-term-funding bill.
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The Department of Health and Humans Services is adding a Division of Conscience and Religious Freedom to protect doctors, nurses and other health care workers who refuse to take part in some kinds of care because of moral or religious objections.
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President Trump, with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn og Texas, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, speaks to reporters after a recent retreat where GOP leaders made plans for 2018.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio takes questions from reporters about the relief effort in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria on Sept. 26, 2017 at the U.S. Capitol. Rubio and Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen propose a new Senate bill that would require the intelligence community to report within one month of a federal election on whether there was foreign interference.
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House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, and Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., the top Democrat on the committee, will hold hearings on earmarks this week.
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Top intelligence bosses scrambled to the White House on Thursday morning after President Trump complained on Twitter about a controversial spy bill they then urged him to support.
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A White House statement issued Thursday notably did not deny that President Trump used the vulgarity to refer to African countries, but Friday morning, Trump wrote: "This was not the language used."