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Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

Kevin McCarthy Dings Democrats for ‘Unserious Offer’

New House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) criticized Democrats on Thursday evening after they pushed through a bill to re-open the government — without any new funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall.

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte delivers his speech on the budget law at the Senate, in Rome, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The European Commission says it has reached an agreement with Italy to avert legal action over the country's budget plans, which the EU's executive arm had warned could break euro …

Italian Senate Passes Budget, Tweaked to Satisfy EU Demands

ROME (AP) — After a raucous marathon session, the Italian Senate early Sunday approved a national budget law that was tweaked after the European Union objected to plans by Italy’s populist government to satisfy expensive campaign promises with a large deficit.