Texas GOP Rep. Farenthold Resigns From Congress Amid Sexual Harassment AllegationsBlake Farenthold announced in December he would not seek re-election to a fifth term, apologizing for angry outbursts but denying allegations of sexual harassment.
Death Penalty For Drug Traffickers Part Of Trump Opioid PlanPresident Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty.
Democrats' Texas Rift Shows Difficulty In Retaking Congress Democrats are salivating at the prospect of flipping a wealthy Houston enclave that has been solidly Republican since sending George H.W. Bush to Congress in 1967 — the kind of race they'll have to win for any hope of retaking the House in the November midterms.
DACA Deadline For U.S. Immigrants Arrives With Less UrgencyA program that temporarily shields hundreds of thousands of young people from deportation was scheduled to end Monday but court orders have forced the Trump administration to keep issuing renewals.
Trump On Guns, School Safety: 'We Can't Wait And Play Games And Nothing Gets Done'President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Congress should act quickly on gun laws as he convened lawmakers at the White House and pushed for tougher background checks, better school safety and more mental health resources to prevent shootings.
Trump Says He's Willing To Buck NRA; Congress Not So Sure"You guys, half of you are so afraid of the NRA," the president said Monday at a meeting with the nation's governors. "There's nothing to be afraid of. And you know what? If they're not with you, we have to fight them every once in a while. That's OK."
Americans Say Congress Is Listening To All The Wrong PeopleIn red, blue or purple states, in middle America or on the coasts, most Americans loathe the nation's legislature. One big reason: Most think lawmakers are listening to all the wrong people
Congress Returns With Gun Violence An Unexpected IssueAfter a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from President Donald Trump.
Profiling The Candidates In The 32nd Congressional District: Incumbent Pete SessionsAfter 21 years in Congress, Rep. Sessions seems unfazed by Democrats' who are energized this year. "I've not lost an hour's sleep yet. I've not been worried about it. But this will be a vigorous debate."
Houston Mayor: Recovery From Harvey Not Fast EnoughThousands of people still need help as they continue living either in hotels or in damaged homes, said Mayor Sylvester Turner.
Senate Leaders' Budget Deal Faces Opposition In Both PartiesOpposition from Democratic liberals and tea-party Republicans in Congress may imperil a budget deal reached by Senate leaders to keep the government operating past midnight Thursday.
President Trump Calls For Unity In First State Of The Union AddressPresident Donald Trump is calling on Congress to "set politics aside" and overhaul the nation's immigration system during his State of the Union address.

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