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Schumer: Trump Should Explain Putin Meeting
 

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reacted on Monday to President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier in the day. Schumer joined other senior Democrats in suggesting Putin has compromising information about the U.S. president and said Trump should explain his decision to meet with Putin....
Issa Asks Strzok to Read Anti-Trump Texts
 

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., asked FBI agent Peter Strzok to read texts he sent to his alleged mistress, Lisa Page. In the texts, Strzok calls Trump a "douche" and an idiot. The questioning was part of an ongoing hearing Thursday in a joint committee hearing in the House called "Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election."...
Maryland Delegation Leads Moment of Silence for Annapolis Shooting Victims
 

Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., asked members to rise and honor with a moment of silence the victims of the Capital Gazette newspaper shooting in Annapolis, Md. Brown also spoke about the importance of a free press....
McConnell Says 'Nothing Wrong' With Trump, Putin Meeting
 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he doesn't have any advice to give President Donald Trump ahead of Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, however, says he thinks the meeting is a bad idea....
Senate Democrats Rally Against Kavanaugh at Supreme Court
 

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Judiciary Committee members held a press conference in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday after President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the high court....
Decoding the High Court Confirmation Process: 2 Things Trump Needs to Worry About
 

Senior editor David Hawkings breaks down what we already know about the Senate's confirmation process for a Supreme Court replacement for retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Because of rules changes and the Senate and White House being under the same party's control, there are really only a few things that could go awry, Hawkings says....
Members Fail to Beat the Press — and the Rain — at the Congressional Softball Game
 

Female Democratic and Republican lawmakers took on the women of the Washington press corps on Wednesday in the annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game. Rain ended the game five innings in, with the press team declared the winners for the third straight year. Proceeds from the event go to the Young Survival Coalition, which supports young women with breast cancer....
Can a Felon Make a Congressional Comeback? What to Watch in New York's 11th District Primary
 

Former Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., resigned from Congress in 2015 after being charged with tax fraud. He served eight months in prison and is now running for Congress in the same district. He's challenging Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., in the GOP primary on Tuesday. Senior political reporter Bridget Bowman breaks down what to watch for in this competitive race....
Immigration, Immigration, Immigration: Talk of the Policy Separating Families Envelops Hill
 

Rep. Jerrold Nader, D-N.Y., interrupted a House Oversight Committee hearing to speak about the "zero-tolerance" immigration policy — which has led to families being separated at the border — that President Donald Trump's administration is enforcing. Elsewhere in the Capitol, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, also weighed in on the policy on the floor, while Senate Chaplain Barry Black contributed a prayer to the mix....
Members of Congressional Softball Team Talk About the Cancer Survivors They're Honoring
 

Members of Congress are getting ready to play in the annual Congressional Softball Game, which will take place on June 21. Lawmakers will play against members of the press in the game. Proceeds go toward the Young Survival Coalition, an organization that provides support to young women diagnosed with breast cancer....