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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., criticized President Donald Trump's “nasty, divisive habits” tweeting about immigration after a terrorist attack in New York City. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Schumer: Trump Takes ‘Horrible Advantage’ of Tragedy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Full committee hearing on “Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice” on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Lawmakers Step Into Prickly Free Speech Debate


Thwarted by Congress, DeVos Seeks School Choice With Grants

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s amendment would provide flexibility on default rates to schools in economically depressed regions. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

McConnell Seeks Exception to Rules for School

Sen. Lamar Alexander blocked legislation to extend a college student loan program with bipartisan support. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Student Loan Program About to Expire

Demonstrators outside the Trump International Hotel on Tuesday. President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the DACA program could imperil GOP majorities in the House and Senate, Murphy writes. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Podcast: How the GOP Congress Could Help ‘Dreamers’ Now

President Donald Trump leaves the East Room after signing the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 at the White House June 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump Nominees for Labor Board Could Nix Obama-Era Rules

Ivanka Trump walks with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to a meeting at the Capitol with Republican senators on paid family leave on Tuesday. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Ivanka Trump, Senators Hope to Push Family Tax Credits

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives to testify on the fiscal 2018 budget request for the Education Department on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Senate Republicans Reject DeVos’ Proposed Education Cuts

Under the previous guidelines by the Obama administration, public schools were told to allow transgender students to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identities. (Sara D. Davis/Getty Images file photo)

Trump Rescinds Obama-Era Guidance on Transgender Students

Betsy DeVos. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Democrats Make All Night Push, But Won’t Derail DeVos’ Nomination

Senate HELP Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., plans to hold one round of questions during Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos’ scheduled hearing. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Senate Democrats Want More Time to Question Trump’s Education Nominee

CIA Director-designee Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas is expected to have a smooth path to confirmation. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Pompeo, DeVos, Ross Confirmation Hearings Delayed

Hearings for Betsy DeVos, nominee for Education secretary, will take place next Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

DeVos Hearing Postponed Until Next Week

Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-North Carolina, next chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, has praised voucher programs in both Washington, D.C., and in her home state. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Republicans Gear Up for School Choice Legislation Under DeVos

 Maine Attorney General Janet Mills. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Maine’s Janet Mills is a Worthy Foil for Governor

Anitere Flores, introduced at the Republican National Committee town hall meetings as a "rising star" talks about her goal as Republican. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Flores’ Top Issue Reminds Voters of Controversy

Illinois Supreme Court justice Rita R. Garman questions an attorney during oral arguments. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

A Career of Firsts for Illinois Chief Justice Rita Garman

Languishing Sexual Assault Bill Gets Another Push in Senate

Gov. Gina Raimondo previously served a term as treasurer of Rhode Island where she spearheaded efforts to reform the state's pension system. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc)

Gina Raimondo’s Pension Reform Draws Cheers and Jeers

If Tina Smith decides to run for Minnesota governor, "she would be considered a front-runner right off the bat,” a party leader said. (Aaron Lavinsky/AP/Star Tribune)

From Top Lieutenant to Lt. Governor

Senate Confirms King as Education Secretary

Ryan poses for a selfie with a tourist outside the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Immigration Hard-Liners Balk at Ryan’s Stance

EB-5 Visa Overhaul Stalls Over Where to Create Jobs

Pope Francis Hails Immigrants at White House

Huelskamp Expects Abortion, ‘Sanctity of Unborn’ in Papal Address

Jesuit Ties to Pope Francis Provide Rep. Vargas With Insight

Pope Francis to Urge Unity During D.C. Visit

Immigration Could Get Push From Pope Francis

Steinle’s Dad, Victims’ Kin to Speak at Immigration Hearing