Speaker seeks officer to combat sexual harassment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he will hire a human resources director and officer for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action to combat sexual harassment.

In a statement, it was announced Madigan and new chief of staff Jessica Basham will conduct a search. They say ...

Immigration bills set for House vote next week

House Republicans have reached a deal to vote on two immigration bills next week, Speaker Paul D. Ryan's office said Tuesday, setting the stage for a high-stakes floor showdown over the fate of millions of illegal immigrants.

House Republicans will hash out the options at a closed-door meeting Wednesday morning, ...

Virginia elections become referendum on Trump

President Trump wasn't on the ballot in Virginia on Tuesday as voters headed to the polls to make their picks in the commonwealth's congressional primary elections — but he might as well have been.

Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart on Tuesday rode a pro-Trump message to ...

The Latest: Votes planned on 2 immigration bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Congress' efforts to pass immigration legislation (all times local):

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A top Republican aide says the House will vote next week on two immigration bills. The plan comes after GOP moderates and conservatives failed to reach agreement on a compromise measure.

AshLee Strong ...

North Korea lauds, and basks in, Kim’s summit performance

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - The series of photos on the front page of the ruling workers' party newspaper showed something North Koreans never would have imagined just months ago - their leader Kim Jong Un warmly shaking hands with President Donald Trump.

The priority treatment of what even Pyongyang ...

No major breakthroughs in House plan for immigration

Moderate House Republicans were about to blow their own self-imposed deadline Tuesday for reaching a deal with conservatives on an immigration compromise, with unresolved questions lingering over how much new border security and interior enforcement will be added to a broad amnesty for "Dreamers."

An evening meeting failed to produce ...

Alex Azar, Democrats clash over drug company rebates

The Trump administration may demand drug companies offer fixed discounts to lower prices, Health Secretary Alex M. Azar II said Tuesday, saying the current system of drug companies offering complex rebates isn't producing enough savings for consumers.

Democrats said it's time for the Trump administration to do something, after the ...

Corey Stewart wins Republican primary in Virginia Senate race

Corey Stewart wins Virginia GOP Senate primary; poised to face Tim Kaine in November

Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart on Tuesday rode a pro-Trump message to narrowly win the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Virginia, setting up a clash with incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine in ...

Lamar Alexander protests push to end Obamacare protections

Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander on Tuesday challenged the Trump administration's response to the latest suit against Obamacare, saying there is "no way" Capitol Hill lawmakers intended to let the 2010 program's protections for sick Americans fall by the wayside.

The Tennessee Republican said the Justice Department's legal argument ...

Ex-state senator registers to vote, eligible to win primary

BALTIMORE (AP) - A former Maryland state senator who pleaded guilty in a federal bribery case is once again on the state's voting rolls, which means he could be re-elected if he wins the primary for his seat.

Nathaniel T. Oaks re-registered to vote last week, but he told The ...