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House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

WASHINGTON– Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would e… Continue reading

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Maxine Waters’ leadership of House hearing ‘a travesty,’ panel’s top Republican says

Tensions between House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and ranking member Rep. Patrick McHenry, R.-N.C., reportedly overflowed Thursday during a hearing with bank regulators. Continue reading

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Anthony Weiner released from halfway house after he was sentenced for sexting teen girl

Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former New York congressman and estranged husband of a top Hillary Clinton aide, was released Tuesday from the halfway house where he’d been serving time for sexting a 15-year-old girl. Continue reading

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‘Not looking good’ for Comey, Rosenstein ‘absolutely right to slam’ ex-FBI director, Hannity says

Sean Hannity said in his “Hannity” Opening Monologue on Monday that former FBI Director James Comey “abused his power” and that there has been “mounting” evidence to that effect. Continue reading

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Schiff blasts Giuliani over canceled Ukraine trip, says campaigns shouldn’t get foreign help

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Sunday that Congress should take up legislation banning political campaigns from working with foreign governments in an effort to influence U.S. elections. Continue reading

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AOC briefly takes Pelosi’s spot in presiding over House; reportedly youngest woman to wield gavel

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday briefly stepped into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s shoes to preside over the House — reportedly becoming the youngest woman ever to do so. Continue reading

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New York Rep. Anthony Brindisi’s aide was charged with hiring prostitute, 17: police

An aide to Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., was charged by state police with patronizing a 17-year-old prostitute Friday, New York State Police announced. Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich: Abolish the Congressional Budget Office now

Imagine there is a group of people in Congress with more influence over whether laws are passed and rules are changed, than any official committee or subcommittee in the House and Senate. Continue reading

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Brian Terry’s brother says Dems, Nadler ‘turned their back on an American hero’ to protect Eric Holder

The brother of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry says Democrats like Rep. Jerrold Nadler — who are leading the charge to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt – “turned their back on an American hero” years ago to protect Obama administra… Continue reading

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GOP’s Rep. Biggs: Dem lawmaker ‘spilled the beans’ on Dems’ true aims in Barr contempt hearing

House Judiciary Committee Member Andy Biggs said Thursday that a Democratic member of that panel “spilled the beans” about Democrats’ true intentions when he asked how President Trump could possibly impeached if Congress cannot see the full Mueller rep… Continue reading

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Some House members want pay raise — while others fear political cost

After a decade without a pay raise, a handful of House members are considering accepting an annual automatic wage hike, but most lawmakers are worried about the politics of looking out of touch with voters not making six figures. Continue reading

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Dem Rep. Garamendi: Barr contempt debate a ‘fundamental fight’ about federal ‘power distribution’

Congressman John Garamendi said Wednesday on “Outnumbered Overtime” that the debate over whether to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not turning over the unredacted Mueller report may lead to a “fundamental fight” over the… Continue reading

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Trump bashes Warren, calls on Republicans to vote against Native American land bill

President Trump urged congressional Republicans on Wednesday to vote against a bill that would keep the reservation of a Native American tribe in Massachusetts in trust – and renewed his controversial nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who su… Continue reading

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Ilhan Omar claims she’s Trump’s ‘biggest nemesis’

Rep. Ilhan Omar branded herself as President Trump’s “biggest nemesis” because she’s a “nightmare” for the White House that wants to use her “identity to marginalize our communities.” Continue reading

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Mueller testimony before House committee tentatively set for May 15, Dem rep says

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., said on Sunday that a tentative date of May 15 has been set for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to appear before the House Judiciary Committee and face questioning over his report on Russian interference in 2016 election. Continue reading

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Laura Ingraham: The left’s smear campaign against AG Barr — Stunts and noise vs substance and poise

if Democrats today focused more on improving the lives of everyday Americans, instead of acting out their silly scenes in like a “Kill Bill” sequel, maybe they would have more to show for their first 100 days of House rule than just ridiculous subpoena… Continue reading

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Tucker Carlson: The Russia story cannot die — CNN, the Democratic Party, others have too much invested in it

Attorney General Bill Barr is a handy way for Democrats to keep the Russia collusion story in the news.  Continue reading

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Schumer says Trump agreed to $2T infrastructure package at White House meeting

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday that President Trump agreed to support a $2 trillion infrastructure spending package after meeting with him and other Democrats at the White House, though the details are not yet clear.  Continue reading

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Medicare-for-all proposal is ‘stunning’, will end private insurance with feds taking over: GOP Congressman

Texas GOP Congressman Michael Burgess says the Medicare-for-all policy proposed by Democrats is “absolutely stunning” and will mean the end of private insurance. Continue reading

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Cummings schedules testimony from ex-White House security official in clearance probe

House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., scheduled an interview for this upcoming Wednesday with former White House Personnel Security Director Carl Kline amid the Congressional investigation into White House security clearances. Continue reading

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