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Pelosi calls reporter's question ‘really disgusting'

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.

Senate passes short-term funding bill to avert shutdown

The Senate voted Thursday to temporarily extend government funding into November in a bid to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month, sending the package to the White House for President Donald Trump's signature.

100 people arrested at NYC ICE protests

About 100 people were arrested in New York City after protesters demanding an end to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) forced the closure of a major highway.

Senate passes massive budget deal

The Senate passed Thursday a massive budget deal that would stave off the looming threat of a potential default on US debt and prevent automatic spending cuts to domestic and military funding.

House passes sweeping budget and debt limit deal

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a sweeping two-year budget and debt limit deal that would stave off the looming threat of a potential default on US debt and prevent automatic spending cuts to domestic and military funding.

3 reasons to fear America's $70 trillion debt pile

America's debt load is about to hit a record. The combination of cheap money and soaring debt helped fuel the decade-long economic expansion and bull market, but America's gluttony of loans could work against it if its fragile economic balance shifts.