Stimulus talks drag on as leaders say deal is close

House and Senate leaders were racing on Wednesday night to finalize a coronavirus stimulus agreement alongside a year-end spending bill, with Democrats and Republicans set to exchange offers deep into the night and no imminent threats to tank a deal.Congressional …

Ron Johnson gambles his political future on Trump

Ron Johnson is embracing President Donald Trump as tightly as possible as he decides whether to run for reelection to a must-win Senate seat for Republicans.Johnson, a steadfast Trump ally who has endeared himself to the president with his various …

Hill leaders nearing long-sought stimulus deal

Congressional leaders closed in on an agreement to provide a new tranche of coronavirus relief on Tuesday, haggling deep into the night over how to spend hundreds of billions of dollars before adjourning for the year.“We’re making significant progress and …

Top liberals line up behind Nina Turner’s House bid

Top progressive elected officials, groups and entertainers are throwing their weight behind Nina Turner’s congressional campaign, setting up a clash between left-wing and establishment-oriented Democrats over a House seat in Ohio just as President-elect Joe Biden is about to take …

McConnell recognizes Biden as president-elect

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recognized Joe Biden as the president-elect of the United States for the first time on Tuesday, after declining to do so while President Donald Trump contested the election results.”Our country has officially a president-elect and …

Sanders urges Democrats to reject bipartisan stimulus bill

Bernie Sanders is urging Democratic leaders to rebuff a $748 billion bipartisan coronavirus relief bill because it spends too little and does not include new direct payments to Americans.In an interview, the Vermont independent said the legislation is “totally inadequate” …

Congress warms to possible Covid stimulus deal

A bipartisan group of senators finally hit paydirt in its long-running coronavirus relief negotiations. And it may provide a pathway to a deal that has eluded Congress for months.Roughly a dozen centrist senators presented their much-anticipated product on Monday afternoon …