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Nevada lawmakers appear to block funding for Yucca Mountain

Nevada lawmakers appeared to successfully block a “hail mary” pass by Yucca Mountain supporters who tried to slip funding into a stop-gap spending bill, although the final form of the legislation remained in disarray late Thursday.

Government shutdown crisis grows as House OKs border wall funds

President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funds hurled the federal government closer to a shutdown as House Republicans approved a package Thursday with his $5.7 billion request that is almost certain to be rejected by the Senate.

Presidential primary debates for Democrats to begin in June 2019

Democrats will hold at least a dozen presidential primary debates starting in June 2019 and running through April 2020, with party Chairman Tom Perez promising rules that will give everyone in a potentially large field a fair shot at voters’ attention.

Trump administration moves to tighten restrictions on food stamps

The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year’s farm bill didn’t: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance.