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United States Congress: Legislature of the United States
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States, and consists of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Both senators and representatives are chosen through direct election, though vacancies in the Senate may be filled by a gubernatorial appointment. Congress has 535 voting members: 435 representatives and 100 senators. The House of Representatives has six non-voting members representing Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia in addition to its 435 voting members. Although they cannot vote in the full house, these members can address the house, sit and vote in congressional committees, and introduce legislation.

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Trump says administration to take 'good look' at Hong Kong rights bill

President Donald Trump said on Friday his administration would take a "good luck" at a Hong Kong bill that passed the U.S. Congress nearly unanimously, as lawmakers awaited his decision on whether he..
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Haven't done anything wrong, won't reply to notice: UP Congress rebels

Uttar Pradesh Congress leaders who were served notices by the party stuck to their stand on Friday that they had not committed any “indiscipline”. Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) president..
IndiaTimes - Published

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US Army To Investigate TikTok After Congressional Warning [Video]US Army To Investigate TikTok After Congressional Warning

The US Army is undertaking a security assessment of China-owned social media platform TikTok. The move came after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer raised national security concerns over the app’s..

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Schiff, Nunes spar in last scheduled public hearing [Video]Schiff, Nunes spar in last scheduled public hearing

The head of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, and the top Republican on the committee, Devin Nunes, gave their opening remarks during the fifth and last scheduled day of public..

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Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine 'scheme' was far and wide: Schiff [Video]Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine 'scheme' was far and wide: Schiff

Congressman Adam Schiff, the Democrat leading impeachment hearings in Congress, said Wednesday after receiving prepared remarks from U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland that "the..

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'I couldn't believe what I was hearing': Highlights from Day 3 of impeachment hearings [Video]'I couldn't believe what I was hearing': Highlights from Day 3 of impeachment hearings

Four witnesses testified on Tuesday at the third public impeachment hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.

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WH Tweets Slam Against Decorated Vet During Impeachment Testimony [Video]WH Tweets Slam Against Decorated Vet During Impeachment Testimony

Decorated Iraq War veteran Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified in a public impeachment hearing Tuesday. Vindman is President Donald Trump's own top Ukraine expert. According to CNN, the White House..

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Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call [Video]Trump blasts impeachment hearing as witnesses testify about Ukraine call

U.S. President Donald Trump labeled impeachment proceedings "a big scam" on Tuesday as witnesses testified in a televised Congressional hearing. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Trump Tweets That Williams Should Meet With Other 'Never Trumpers' [Video]Trump Tweets That Williams Should Meet With Other 'Never Trumpers'

President Donald Trump tweeted at Jennifer Williams, one of the vice president’s top national security aides. He said Williams should the transcripts of both his calls with Ukrainian President..

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Chuck Schumer Calls On Trump To Testify Before Congress [Video]Chuck Schumer Calls On Trump To Testify Before Congress

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on President Donald Trump. He said the president should testify before Congress instead of tweeting. Trump defended himself on Twitter repeatedly against..

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Pence Foreign Policy Aid Testifies Against Trump [Video]Pence Foreign Policy Aid Testifies Against Trump

A foreign policy aide to Vice President Mike Pence testified in front of Congress. Jennifer Williams said the call between President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart was “inappropriate.”..

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Trump says 'Shifty Schiff' is tampering [Video]Trump says 'Shifty Schiff' is tampering

"Tampering is when a guy like Shifty Schiff... doesn't let us speak," U.S. President Donald Trump said of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who said members of Congress take witness..

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Marie Yovanovitch Says Trump's Tweets Against Her Were 'Intimidating' [Video]Marie Yovanovitch Says Trump's Tweets Against Her Were 'Intimidating'

President Donald Trump attacked former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Twitter. According to Reuters, Marie Yovanovitch testified that Trump said wherever she went “turned bad.” Democratic chairman..

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Bill Clinton Says Impeachment Shouldn't Affect The Way The White House Operates [Video]Bill Clinton Says Impeachment Shouldn't Affect The Way The White House Operates

The White House said it’s unable to work with Democrats in Congress because of impeachment proceedings. Former President Bill Clinton rejected the claim as an “excuse.” Attorney General William..

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Dueling narratives emerge after new Ukraine revelations [Video]Dueling narratives emerge after new Ukraine revelations

After the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry, the response to new Ukraine revelations ran along party lines on Capitol Hill. Jonah Green reports.

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Trump thinks Erdogan has 'great relationship' with the Kurds [Video]Trump thinks Erdogan has 'great relationship' with the Kurds

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the U.S. gets along with the Kurds and although Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan may have 'some factions within the Kurds', he said he thinks Erdogan has a..

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Roger Stone Trial Closes: Trump Campaign Dueling Motives [Video]Roger Stone Trial Closes: Trump Campaign Dueling Motives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prosecutors delivered closing arguments in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump’s adviser Roger Stone on Wednesday, saying the Republican operative lied to Congress about..

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Fed chief Powell says 'sustained expansion' is likely [Video]Fed chief Powell says 'sustained expansion' is likely

The U.S. economy is in a good place and so are interest rates, said Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in his testimony before Congress. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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Fed chief Powell says 'sustained expansion" is likely [Video]Fed chief Powell says 'sustained expansion" is likely

The U.S. economy is in a good place and so are interest rates, said Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in his testimony before Congress. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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Democrats open impeachment hearings, hoping to sway public [Video]Democrats open impeachment hearings, hoping to sway public

Millions of Americans on Wednesday tuned in to watch the first televised presidential impeachment hearing in two decades. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Trump sought updates on 2016 WikiLeaks dumps: ex-aide [Video]Trump sought updates on 2016 WikiLeaks dumps: ex-aide

President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was keen to keep abreast of the release of emails potentially damaging to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, according to court testimony Tuesday. Zachary..

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Rep. Peter King to exit Congress [Video]Rep. Peter King to exit Congress

Representative King's exit marks the 20th House Republican to announce plans to leave Congress. Jonah Green has more.

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US Diplomat Testifies To Congress About Rudy Giuliani [Video]US Diplomat Testifies To Congress About Rudy Giuliani

A top U.S. diplomat recently spoke to congressional investigators. He said President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani conducted a “campaign full of lies.” According to Reuters, this..

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Prosecutors: Trump advisor Stone 'straight up lied' [Video]Prosecutors: Trump advisor Stone 'straight up lied'

The prosecution in the trial of Roger Stone on Wednesday painted President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser as a liar in a criminal case stemming from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe..

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Public hearings in impeachment inquiry start next week: Schiff [Video]Public hearings in impeachment inquiry start next week: Schiff

Democratic Representative Adam Schiff told reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday that open hearings will begin next week with William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant..

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Jury selection begins in Roger Stone trial [Video]Jury selection begins in Roger Stone trial

The criminal trial of President Donald Trump's long-time advisor Roger Stone began on Tuesday with the start of jury selection, as he faces charges arising from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's..

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As impeachment enters new phase, Trump touts 'transcript' [Video]As impeachment enters new phase, Trump touts 'transcript'

U.S. President Donald Trump said he might read aloud a White House summary of a controversial phone call he held with the leader of Ukraine. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Congress wants a 'grand temple' to be built in Ayodhya: Pilot


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Shiv Sena's Kishori Pednekar elected new Mayor of Mumbai, Suhas Wadkar as Deputy Mayor

They were elected to their posts unopposed since the other parties, i.e. the BJP, Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) did not contest the BMC polls this year.
DNA - Published

Process to form Sena-led govt in final stages: Uddhav to MLAs

Amid hectic political activity for government formation in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Friday met his party's legislators here and told them that the process to form a Sena-led..
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Maharashtra govt formation moves: Uddhav meets Sena legislators

As the government formation process picked momentum in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday met his party's legislators to discuss the political situation in the state. Sena MLA..
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Congress attacks BJP on electoral bonds with Iqbal Mirchi link


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Congress protests over electoral bonds at Parliament premises


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Sena won't side with BJP even if offered Indra's throne: Sanjay Raut

Talking to reporters, Raut reiterated that his party will get the Maharashtra CM's post when the three-party alliance with Congress and NCP assumes power. "The time for offers has ended," Raut said,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ajit Pawar, Congress' Balasaheb Thorat for deputy CMs?


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Brazil's Bolsonaro unveils bill to protect police and soldiers who kill

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday sent a proposal to Congress that seeks to offer greater protection to police and soldiers who kill while on specific operations, known as Guarantee of Law..
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Congress stalled Ram temple issue, Narendra Modi solved it: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah accused Congress of blocking the construction of Ram temple while speaking at a rally in Jharkhand. He accused the Congress of repeatedly stalling the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP says electoral bonds brought in clean money in politics; Congress calls it 'threat to democracy'

Hitting back at the Congress over the issue of electoral bonds, the BJP said on Thursday said "the alliance of the defeated and the dejected corrupt politicians" do not want clean, tax-paid transparent..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress should not back Maharashtra govt sans shot at CM post: Athawale

The Congress should not back the Shiv Sena and the NCP in government formation in Maharashtra if it is not going to get the chief minister's post on a rotational basis, Union minister Ramdas Athawale..
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Pragya nominated to Defence panel: BJP welcomes, Congress flays


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UP Congress veterans get notices from party for 'indiscipline'

The Congress is taking disciplinary action against several party members in Uttar Pradesh following opposition to the revamp of the state unit in October by some old-timers. All India Congress..
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At Jharkhand rally, Amit Shah blames Congress for delay in Ayodhya case

Five-phase polling in Jharkhand will be held on November 30, December 7, December 12, December 16 and December 20.
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Will hold talks with Shiv Sena to finalise architecture of alliance: Congress


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Amit Shah accuses Congress of stalling Ayodhya judgement, keeping Kashmir problem hanging

"Everyone wanted a Ram temple in Ayodhya but the Congress kept stalling the case," Shah told election rallies in Manika and Lohardaga, as he kicked off the BJP's campaign for the Jharkhand assembly..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sena-NCP-Congress alliance to be called 'Maha Vikas Aghadi'; Uddhav to be CM with 2 deputies

Sharad Pawar-led NCP, Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena and Sonia Gandhi-led Congress have finalised the power-sharing deal in Maharashtra and look set to form the government.
DNA - Published

Congress creates uproar in Lok Sabha over electoral bonds issue, walks out of proceedings

A ruckus then broke out as Congress leaders stormed the Well of the House chanting slogans. A sharp exchange of words was also witnessed between Congress' leader in the House Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary and..
DNA - Published

Speaker cautions Congress member against questioning his impartiality


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Opposition protests in LS over disinvestment of PSUs, electoral bond

The opposition Congress on Thursday protested in Lok Sabha against privatisation of a few PSUs, including Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), and issuance of electoral bonds, terming the move..
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Electoral bonds have made corruption official: Congress in Lok Sabha

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Manish Tewari said despite reservations expressed by the Reserve Bank of India and the Election Commission, the government went ahead with the scheme. Congress..
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Congress to elect legislature party leader in Maharashtra on Friday

In the recently-concluded assembly elections, the BJP emerged as the single-largest party with 105 seats while the Shiv Sena has 56 MLAs in the 288-member assembly. NCP and Congress won 54 and 44..
DNA - Published

Pragya Thakur named in defence ministry panel

According to the government notification dated October 21, the 21-member parliamentary consultative committee is headed by Union defence minister Rajnath Singh. Pragya Singh Thakur, who defeated..
IndiaTimes - Published

Trump expected to sign Hong Kong human rights legislation: source

U.S President Donald Trump is expected to sign legislation passed by Congress intended to support protesters in Hong Kong, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, a move sure to anger..
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Maharashtra govt formation: Leaders of Congress, NCP meet in Delhi


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Congress calls for restoration of SPG protection to Gandhi family, youth wing stages protest near Parliament

The government should look into the issues of safety of politicians beyond the partisan political considerations and restore the cover, the party leader said.
DNA - Published

Congress demands restoration of SPG cover for Gandhis

Raising the issue in the upper house, Congress leader Anand Sharma on Wednesday said the SPG cover should be "restored" going beyond "partisan politics." The party has been raising the issue in both..
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Congress to raise electoral bonds issue in Parliament


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Congress registers impressive performance in Rajasthan local body polls, here is the final tally

Polling for more than 2,000 wards across 49 civic bodies was held on Saturday.
DNA - Published

Opposition members condemn police action against JNU students

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Saugata Roy (TMC), T N Prathapan (Congress) and Danish Ali (BSP) accused the government of using force to suppress the voice of students who are demanding total..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress members raise slogans, hold protests in Lok Sabha for second day

More than 20 members from the Congress and the National Conference trooped into the Well of the House during the Question Hour even as Speaker Om Birla asked them repeatedly to go back to their seats...
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Karnataka byelections: Winning over cadre and voters a tough task for BJP

To stay at the helm, the BJP needs to win at least seven seats out of 15, polling for which will be held on December 5. It has fielded disqualified Congress-JD(S) legislators in 13 assembly segments,..
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Congress gives notice of adjournment motion in Lok Sabha over withdrawal of SPG cover of Gandhis


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Karnataka bypolls: 248 candidates file nominations

A total of 248 candidates including those belonging to the Congress, JD(S) and ruling BJP have filed their nominations for December 5 bypolls to 15 assembly constituencies in Karnataka, the scrutiny of..
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Karnataka: MLA who ditched Congress for BJP now richer by Rs 185 crores, Opposition raises eyebrows

Where did all the extra money come from? The question has sparked a row among the parties.
DNA - Published

Maharashtra talks move slowly, Sharad Pawar sidesteps queries

Amid indications of cautious progress in talks between Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) over government formation in Maharashtra, Sharad Pawar sprang a surprise by claiming he did not..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress slams government, says 'electoral bonds must be scrapped'

The Congress on Monday alleged that the Modi government had overruled the RBI to introduce electoral bonds to enable "black money to enter the BJP coffers" and demanded that the scheme be scrapped..
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Congress hardens its stand, will oppose ‘national NRC’

Eager not to be caught unawares by BJP like before, Congress may come out with a stance against any bid to extend the National Register of Citizens outside Assam amid claims by saffron leaders to that..
IndiaTimes - Published

Fadnavis faces Shiv Sena jeers, Sharad Pawar to meet Sonia Gandhi

Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was on Sunday heckled by slogan-shouting Shiv Sena workers as he left Shivaji Park in Mumbai after paying tribute to Bal Thackeray on his seventh..
IndiaTimes - Published

Jharkhand polls 2019: Congress names two candidates in fourth list, Gourav Vallabh to contest against CM

Prof Gourav Vallabh will contest the Jharkhand assembly elections against the current Chief Minister Raghubar Das.
DNA - Published

Karnataka bypolls: Congress names 6 more candidates

Earlier, Congress announced the name of eight candidates who would be contesting the bypolls
DNA - Published

Mr Modi, 'his cronies' can't change truth that YI is not-for-profit company: Congress


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Amit Shah attacks Congress for backwardness of tribals, says PM Narendra Modi stands behind them like brother


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Perception in country that Centre leading to 'starvation-like situation': Congress


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Congress to hold 'Bharat Bachao rally' at Ramlila Maidan on Nov 30

The Congress announced on Saturday that its district-level and state-level agitations against the Centre's "anti-people policies" would culminate in a "massive rally" at Ramlila Maidan on November 30...
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The Kashmiri Hindu activist who may have finally woken US Congress to the horrors Pandits went through


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Pak-backed terrorists created ISIS level of horror in Kashmir: Sunanda Vashisht at US Congressional hearing


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