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Democratic members of Congress are warning President Donald Trump against the possibility that he might pardon his former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who was sentenced for numerous federal crimes. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) said it would be a “gross abuse of power” that would precipitate “immediate action” by Congress, but he didn’t say what that
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A top House Democrat suggested this week that Fox News host Sean Hannity should be subpoenaed to testify before Congress to determine what he knows about hush-money payments Michael Cohen allegedly made on President Donald Trump’s behalf. What are the details? During testimony before the House Oversight Committee Wednesday, Cohen told Congress that he made
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) were reportedly furious at their own party members after a couple of embarrassing procedural victories for Republicans in Congress. And they’re threatening Democratic members to toe the line or face the consequences. One defeat for the Democrats came on Wednesday during a debate on a
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After pressure from House Democrats, six Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives have put out a statement condemning anti-Semitic comments by fellow Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (Minn.). Wait, what comments? In a tweet from 2012, Omar said “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson said he believes Congress should pass legislation banning kids from owning smartphones, citing research showing that smartphone use is harmful to children’s development. Carlson compared the hypothetical ban to age restrictions for purchasing cigarettes, saying that smartphone addiction in children can even be life-threatening. “Smartphone use makes your kids sadder,
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) doubled down on CNN Thursday to defend an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory about Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) that she had promoted on Twitter. First, some background During the 2016 presidential campaign, Graham, who had unsuccessfully run himself, was one of then-candidate Donald Trump’s fiercest critics. In December 2015, he called Trump “a
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The Trump administration has frozen pay raises for Vice President Mike Pence, Cabinet members, and select appointees amid the partial government shutdown, the White House announced Friday evening. Has this happened before? Mainstream media decried the possible pay hikes but later admitted that House Republicans initiated a freeze on raises for senior-level officials back in
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the democratic socialist who will officially be a member of Congress next month, advocates for socialist policies like universal health care, universal education, and a universal income. Her entire policy agenda has a price tag of more than $40 trillion, alienating a majority of Americans from supporting her. But on Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez suggested
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Despite various attempts at negotiation between Democrats and Republicans, the U.S. government is heading towards a partial shutdown at midnight on Friday. Although the House of Representatives passed a budget on Thursday, it contained $5 billion for the construction of the border wall promised by President Donald Trump during the 2016 election. “The House is
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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is facing criticism Friday over a tweet with a thinly veiled threat to Donald Trump Jr. after he slammed her for her socialist economic beliefs. “I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up,” she tweeted. “Please, keep it coming
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President Donald Trump will meet with members of Congress Tuesday, during which he will discuss strategy on the next stage of tax reform and his meeting with President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation. According to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, the president will precede the tax reform discussion with a statement about
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I’ve always wondered why the National Education Association (NEA) and the country club conservatives in the Republican House and Senate leadership aren’t allies, instead of enemies. Both organizations use the same tired talking points to defend inert members from the forces of accountability. When education reformers urge legislative bodies to adopt merit pay for
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A former special assistant who served under President George W. Bush is giving Mark Zuckerberg a crash course in communication skills before the Facebook chief executive appears Tuesday on Capitol Hill to testify before Congress. The New York Times reported that Facebook hired several experts, including Reginald J. Brown—a former special assistant to Bush—to give
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Only in Washington would it be a scandal for the government to ask a person who wants to be represented in Congress if they are an actual U.S. citizen. That there are elected public officials out there publicly denouncing the Census Bureau for wanting to ask the simple question reveals just how utterly unserious political leadership in
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Getty Images by John Binder29 Mar 20180 29 Mar, 201829 Mar, 2018 Counting American citizens on the 2020 Census, as President Donald Trump’s administration has announced they will do, is likely to shift power away from coastal states harboring large illegal alien populations and towards middle America. The addition of the citizenship question to the Census
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House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), who is running for the U.S. Senate seat in Tennesse in 2018, called for the passage of the Browser Act in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. Blackburn claims the bill would give Internet users more control over their digital privacy. Congresswoman Blackburn introduced the Browser
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Kevork Djansezian / Getty by Sean Moran26 Mar 20180 26 Mar, 201826 Mar, 2018 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tentatively concluded that the agency will roll back future vehicle emissions standards set by the Obama administration. The Wall Street Journal reported that the EPA drafted a “final determination” that outlines arguments requiring automakers to reduce emissions standards
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J. Scott Applewhite/AP by Sean Moran21 Mar 20180 21 Mar, 201821 Mar, 2018 The House Freedom Caucus officially came out against the $1.3 trillion, 2,232-page, omnibus spending bill on Wednesday night, calling it an “insult to American taxpayers.” The entire Freedom Caucus opposes the omnibus spending bill. The House will vote on the legislation within
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