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Would journalists support congressional investigation of Obama surveillance of … journalists?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/5/2017 at 12:00pm

Donald Trump’s accusation that the Obama administration “wiretapped” his phones and/or Trump Tower, continues to reverberate.

The accusations have refocused the argument over Trump’s alleged Russia ties, which amount at this point only to innuendo, into a discussion of Obama surveillance practices.

As discussed in my prior post, which is getting a lot...

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Ivanka Meets With Congress to Push $500 Billion Child Care Agenda

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:00pm 2/26/2017 at 3:00pm
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At the Republican National Convention last year, Ivanka Trump stated:  “As President, my father will change the labor laws that were put into place at a time when women were not a significant portion of the workforce, and he will focus on making quality childcare affordable and accessible for all.”

Apparently following...

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Call for Congressional investigation into Obama admin role in anti-Israel UN Resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 3:00pm 12/28/2016 at 3:00pm

The Israelis say that they have “ironclad” information that the Obama administration pushed the anti-Israel UN Security Council resolution passed on December 23, to which the U.S. abstained. Some public evidence supporting the accusation was summarized in my post last night.

The Obama administration denials are very Clintonian, phrased in ways to...

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Cruz, DeSantis Propose Congressional Term Limits

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 6:00pm 12/10/2016 at 6:00pm

One of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s promises on the campaign trail was to “drain the swamp,” and a part of that, he announced during his “Gettysburg Address,” would be his push for a Constitutional amendment requiring term limits for members of Congress.

In October, I wrote about this promise:

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Obama Admin Rushes To Pass At Least 98 New Regulations

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 6:00pm 11/27/2016 at 6:00pm

The Obama administration’s agencies are in a frenzy of activity as they push new regulations before Obama leaves office in January. Republicans, however, are warning against such activity, saying that they will overturn them via the Congressional Review Act (CRA).

Politico reports:

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The Next Congress and the Nuclear Option

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 11:30am 11/1/2016 at 11:30am

When Barack Obama took office in 2008, one of the most difficult things for conservatives was the fact that he soon had a compliant and Democrat-controlled Congress to do his bidding. With the defection of Arlen Specter in April of 2009 and...

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Congress Concerned Intelligence-Sharing With Cuba Will Aid Iran, Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 28, 2016 at 10:00am 10/28/2016 at 10:00am

On October 14, 2016, Obama issued a “presidential policy directive” in which he laid out a multi-pronged approach “to promote engagement with the Cuban government and people, and make our opening to Cuba irreversible.”  In this directive, Obama directs the Director of National Security to share intelligence with Cuba and to...

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Wells Fargo CEO Steps Down After Controversy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 6:00pm 10/12/2016 at 6:00pm

Wells Fargo has recently dominated business news after regulators said the business created over 2 million fake bank and credit card accounts. CEO John Stumpf announced he will step down immediately:

Stumpf said that he was “grateful for the opportunity to have led Wells Fargo” and is optimistic about the bank’s future.

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Congress Votes to Override Obama Veto of 9/11 Families Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 4:00pm 9/28/2016 at 4:00pm
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Yesterday, I wrote about today’s Senate vote expected to override Obama’s veto and today they voted overwhelmingly to do just that.

Fox News reports:

The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to overturn President Obama’s veto of a bill letting families of Sept. 11 victims sue...

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Congress Set to Override Obama Veto of 9/11 Families Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:30am 9/27/2016 at 10:30am
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As Mary noted earlier this month, Obama’s veto of the bill to allow 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia for its involvement is likely to be overridden by Congress.  The votes will occur this week: ...

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Congress Must Pass Spending Bill By Friday to Avoid Shutdown

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 26, 2016 at 1:30pm 9/26/2016 at 1:30pm

It’s that time of year when Congress will fight over a short-term funding bill to avoid a government shutdown. We all know what will happen. They’ll talk tough and then pass something at the last minute and go their merry ways.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has faced criticism from Democrats and...

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House Democrats Push for Gun Control Vote… Again

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 8:30am 9/15/2016 at 8:30am
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You may recall the House Democrats’ big gun control sit-in back in June. They’ve now moved on to phase two of their gun control campaign, demanding a vote.

NBC News reports:

House Democrats Renew Push for Gun Control Votes

House Democrats made a renewed push for votes on gun control measures on Wednesday —...

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Lawmakers Return Tuesday to Develop Spending Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 5, 2016 at 4:40pm 9/5/2016 at 4:40pm

Lawmakers return from recess on Tuesday to develop a temporary spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. They have four weeks to make one in order for the government to continue after October 1.

The Zika virus has become one of the major concerns within the House and Senate. From Fox News:

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Mylan Will Offer EpiPen at Discount Price for Some Patients After Outcry

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 1:00pm 8/25/2016 at 1:00pm

Mylan came under fire after it recently hiked the price of their EpiPen, a life saving allergy shot. They have now decided to offer the medicine at a discount price for some patients.

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GOP in Danger: Ayotte May Lose Her Senate Seat

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 1:00pm 8/23/2016 at 1:00pm

I’ve been keeping an eye on the tough Congress elections headed into November, especially since the GOP could easily loses its majority in the Senate. North Carolina could lose one of its GOP senators while New Hampshire could lose its only GOP senator in Kelly Ayotte. The tough reelection has led her...

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Report: Hillary Will Raise $1 Billion to Defeat Vulnerable GOP Congress Members

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 5:00pm 8/21/2016 at 5:00pm

The rise of Donald Trump has divided the GOP more than ever, leading many to worry if the party could maintain their majority in Congress whether he wins or loses the presidency. The Democrats have noticed and now Politico reports that Hillary Clinton plans to raise $1 billion to defeat the...

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California risks $135M in DOJ grants over ‘sanctuary city’ policy

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 8:30pm 7/31/2016 at 8:30pm

Sanctuary cities have long been a problem, but the heightened public awareness in the wake of  high profile murders like that of Kate Steinle has prompted Congress to take action (finally).  To that end, Congress h...

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