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Republicans move to force DACA vote in House

A group of Republicans are making good on their threat to attempt to force an immigration floor vote in the House -- potentially paving the way for a showdown among proposals to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Mike Pompeo sworn in as Trump's second secretary of state

Mike Pompeo was sworn in as the 70th US secretary of state Thursday, after the Senate voted to confirm him, 57-42, installing the former CIA Director as the nation's top diplomat at a time when several high stakes negotiations are underway around the globe.

Pompeo nomination advances out of committee

Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state, advanced out of committee Monday with a favorable recommendation, following a last minute reversal from Sen. Rand Paul that averted a historic rebuke of the President's pick to be the country's top diplomat.

Trump signs bill ending shutdown, official says

President Donald Trump signed a bill Monday night ending the government shutdown, capping off a nearly three-day deadlock and reinstating funds until February 8, a senior administration official said.

White House, GOP celebrate passing sweeping tax bill

The House of Representatives gave final approval Wednesday afternoon to its major rewrite of the US tax code, the first major legislative accomplishment for congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump this year.

Planned voter database could be hacked, experts warn

Nine national security and cybersecurity experts filed an amicus brief Tuesday afternoon in support of a lawsuit against the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The experts warn that the commission's plan to centralize voter data with a national database could become a target of foreign cyber attacks.

Why wait for Election Day? Vote now!

Heaven knows there is much, much more we could do as a nation to make voting easier and increase participation, but even as Republicans keep up their shameful efforts to make voting more difficult we're seeing some positive steps and one of those is early voting.