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Houston police chief slams GOP over gun laws

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican lawmakers for not reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act and taking action against gun violence, asking them in emotional remarks to choose between the nation's foremost gun lobby and "the children that are getting gunned down in this country every single day."

Congressional Republicans mostly silent on Trump's China request

CNN recently reached out to more than 80 offices for Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate to see if any had concerns about President Donald Trump's public call for foreign governments to investigate Joe Biden, a leading Democratic candidate to replace him as President, and Biden's son Hunter.

Proposal to expand background checks floated on Hill

Discussions around legislative fixes to mass shootings heated up Wednesday as the attorney general returned to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers about proposed gun bills, including a measure that would expand background checks for buyers.

Republicans may rebel if Trump moves ahead on Mexico tariffs

Republican senators railed against President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs against Mexico in a private lunch on Tuesday with White House and Justice Department officials, who struggled to explain their legal process for implementing the new levies.

Michael Bennet tests the waters in Iowa

It didn't take long for Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado lawmaker who is actively exploring a 2020 presidential run, to realize how much Democrats in Iowa knew about him as he stepped into the first event of his first trip to the state.

Poll: Most Democrats say anybody but Trump

Most Democrats would rather have a candidate for the 2020 race who can beat President Donald Trump -- even if they don't agree with that candidate on the issues -- over a candidate with whom they agree completely but who would have a hard time defeating the President, according to a