{FD} Mark Kelly hopes Florida high schoolers’ calls to end gun violence will move Congress

Retired astronaut and gun-laws activist Mark Kelly on Sunday again urged Congress to address the issue of gun violence, saying survivors of the recent Florida high school massacre calling for a national day or awareness should be a wake-up call on Capitol Hill

{FD} Bipartisan immigration deal pits moderates against GOP leadership, Trump

A group of senators come up with a bipartisan immigration deal on Wednesday that would increase border security and give legal status to the so-called Dreamers, despite President Donald Trump’s opposition to any plan that does not address Republicans concerns over illegal immigration.

{FD} Fox News Poll: Lawmakers guarding US elections, GOP confidence in FBI down

When it comes to the Russia investigation, voters tend to trust that Congress is protecting the country -- and not playing politics. That’s according to a new Fox News Poll, which asked the question two ways.

{FD} Budget plans complicate Trump’s alliance with Freedom Caucus, other conservative groups

President Trump's recent budget moves could complicate his relationship with the House Freedom Caucus and other fiscal conservatives, with his recent signing of a $400 billion spending deal and a budget blueprint that contains rising deficits.

{FD} Tea Party, Freedom Caucus still have power, Paul, Jordan say

Conservative Capitol Hill lawmakers Rep. Jim Jordan and Sen. Rand Paul railed Sunday against fellow Republicans agreeing to a recent budget deal that increases federal spending by $400 billion and insisted that the Tea Party movement and other fiscal-minded groups are still alive.

{FD} As Trump derides Dems for using DACA, a battle for Hispanic votes reignites

The fate of an estimated 700,000 illegal immigrants from Mexico and elsewhere around the world is quickly growing from a largely Washington policy debate into a politically charged 2018 election matter, with President Trump now saying Democrats are merely using efforts to protect them from deportation as a “campaign issue.”

{FD} White House seeks revisions to Dems’ FISA rebuttal memo, halting release

The White House on Friday told Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee to redraft their rebuttal to a controversial GOP memo alleging government surveillance abuse during the 2016 campaign, saying sensitive details need to be stripped before it can be made public.

{FD} Pelosi’s marathon speech doesn’t calm Dem discontent over DACA

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi left it all on the floor after delivering a record-setting, eight-hour speech demanding a "dreamer" fix in talks to avert another government shutdown at midnight. But the House floor gambit appears to have done little to quell concerns from the liberal base and rank-and-file members.

{FD} Schiff: Intel Committee to ‘enforce’ Bannon subpoena, ‘compel’ Lewandowski to testify

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that former top Trump aides Steve Bannon and Corey Lewandowski are not cooperating with their desire to have them testify, forcing them to take new steps to compel them to appear before the panel for its Russia investigation.

{FD} What is the Democrats’ rebuttal to Nunes’ memo? 5 things to know about the document

The White House is reviewing a memo written by Democratic lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee regarding the Russia investigation to determine whether to make it public.

{FD} GOP bill would give conservative firebrands more rights to speak on campus

Over the past few years, colleges have rolled out stringent policies that have had a chilling effect on free speech on campus – and now the Trump administration and Republican members of Congress want to loosen those rules.

{FD} Trump, GOP upbeat about turn in midterm numbers, vow to use Pelosi ‘crumbs’ comment on stump

Congressional Republicans once bracing for a predicted Democratic “tsunami” in this year’s elections now appear on the offensive -- bolstered by new polls suggesting Americans like their recent tax cuts and the opportunity to bounce on Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi dismissing the bonuses and paycheck increases as “crumbs.”

{FD} Trump to Democrats: Stop dragging your feet on DACA

President Donald Trump attacked top Democrats Thursday night, saying they are not working with him and will be to blame if a deal on so-called Dreamers is not made by next month’s looming deadline.

{FD} ‘Grave concerns’ about Nunes memo revealing sources, methods appear unfounded

The “grave concerns” expressed by leading Democrats and Justice Department officials in a ferocious – and failed – campaign to quash or delay the release of a memo highlighting alleged intelligence abuses appeared to be unfounded, and the document revealed none of the “sources and methods” that alarmed the memo’s opponents.

{FD} Trump blasts ‘politicized’ FBI, Justice, as expected release of damning memo nears

Hours before the expected release of a damning memo on FBI spying abuses, President Trump unleashed an early-morning tweet at a Justice Department he said has been "politicized" by Democrats.

{FD} Republicans rally for memo release at retreat, as Dems savage Nunes

Congressional Republicans closed ranks Thursday behind the push to release a controversial memo that purportedly reveals government surveillance abuses, as the raging debate overshadowed policy discussions on tax cuts and infrastructure at the GOP’s annual retreat.

{FD} Nunes wins support from GOP colleagues amid memo furor

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes won support Thursday from a high-profile colleague amid Democratic charges he made last-minute edits to a memo on alleged government surveillance abuse that's at the center of a D.C. power struggle.

{FD} GOP eyes premium help at retreat, but ObamaCare ‘full repeal’ tabled

Congressional Republicans have made health care reform -- including the lowering of Americans' insurance premiums -- an early priority at their annual policy retreat but have no imminent plans to try again to fully repeal ObamaCare, North Carolina GOP Rep. Mark Meadows said Thursday.

{FD} Nunes ‘made material changes’ to classified memo sent to White House, Schiff charges

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said late Wednesday that Rep. Devin Nunes, the committee’s chair, made “material changes” to the controversial memo sent to the White House that criticizes the FBI’s use of secret surveillance during the 2016 campaign.

{FD} Congress must act to bring civil legal aid to every homeless and struggling veteran who needs it in 2018

President Trump recently signed an executive order designed to ease military service members’ transition to civilian life, including automatic enrollment to receive Department of Veterans Affairs medical and mental health care.

{FD} Illinois Dem mocks Trump’s SOTU: ‘Whoever translated it for him from Russian did a good job’

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez mockingly praised President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, saying in a statement that it was “clear and well-delivered,” and that “[w]hoever translated it for him from Russian did a good job.”

{FD} Trump overheard saying he is ‘100 percent’ behind releasing surveillance memo

President Donald Trump was overheard telling a GOP lawmaker Tuesday night that he’s “100 percent” behind releasing a classified Republican intelligence memo detailing alleged surveillance abuses.

{FD} Trump overheard saying he is ‘100 percent’ behind releasing surveillance memos

President Donald Trump was overheard telling a GOP lawmaker Tuesday night that he’s “100 percent” behind releasing a classified Republican intelligence memo detailing alleged surveillance abuses.

{FD} Full Text: Trump’s State of the Union address

The following is President Trump's State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans: Less than 1 year has passed since I first stood at this podium, in this majestic chamber, to speak on behalf of the American People -- and to address their concerns, their hopes, and their dreams.

{FD} House panel poised to vote on surveillance memo release, as FBI boss pays visit to Hill

A key House committee is set to vote as early as Monday on whether to make public a classified memo that top congressional Republicans say details government surveillance abuses -- and has emerged at the center of a power struggle in Washington.

{FD} Gowdy: FBI’s Strzok, Page should testify to answer allegations, questions about ‘secret society’

The House Republicans’ top investigator, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, said Sunday that text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page show they “hated” then-presidential candidate Donald Trump but suggested they testify to settle concerns on whether they were powerful enough to take down Trump or protect Democratic rival Hillary Clinton from criminal charges over her emails.

{FD} Rep. Patrick Meehan won’t seek reelection following sexual misconduct claims

Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., will reportedly not seek reelection after he allegedly used taxpayer money to fund a settlement to a former aide who claimed he sexually harassed her.