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House Freedom Caucus: Tie Welfare, Health Care, and Tax Reform Into One Bill!

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 4:30pm 6/11/2017 at 4:30pm
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House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) and other members have showcased their ambitions:   the caucus wants to add welfare, health care, and tax reform all into one bill and pass it all by the end of the summer.

The biggest stars of reform, health care and taxes, have caused the...

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House Passes Bill That Would Roll Back Most of Dodd-Frank

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 9, 2017 at 5:00pm 6/9/2017 at 5:00pm
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They did it! The House passed the Financial CHOICE Act, which would roll back regulations established in Dodd-Frank, one of former President Barack Obama’s biggest pieces of legislation.

From The Hill:

Sponsored by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas),...

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Will the House Vote to Repeal Dodd-Frank?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/5/2017 at 1:00pm
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The House of Representatives will vote on the Financial CHOICE Act this week, which will repeal a lot of the Dodd-Frank Reform Act. The Hill reported:

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Pakistan Gives Protection to Democratic Aide Who Allegedly Breached House Security

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/24/2017 at 1:00pm
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Four IT staff for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers lost their jobs in February after suspicions arose that they breached security on the House IT network.

The U.S. Capitol Police named Hina Alvi, her husband Imran Awan, and his brothers Abid and Jamal “as subjects of a...

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Montana Special Election: Democrats Pin Hopes on Socialist Singing Cowboy

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 8:30pm 5/14/2017 at 8:30pm
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Having failed to score a win in the Kansas special election and with Jon Ossoff not winning outright in Georgia, Democrats are turning their attention to the May 25 special election in Montana.

This special election is taking place to fill Montana’s only House seat to replace former Representative and current Secretary...

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The Tone-Deaf Left Stages Mock Funerals To Protest GOP Health Care Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:00am 5/10/2017 at 10:00am
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One of the things I most enjoyed about watching the Occupy movement implode was their profound lack of understanding of average Americans.  They seemed to really believe that they could sway American opinion by screeching about the glories of communism, pooping on cop cars, setting up ’60’s-style communal “democracies,” using their

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Rep. Hank Johnson Accused Of Illegally Using Tax Dollars To Support Ossoff

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 5:10pm 4/25/2017 at 5:10pm
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Representative Hank Johnson has had an ethics complaint filed against him for using his position in Congress to assist Jon Ossoff (D-GA), Johnson’s former aide, in his bid to win Georgia’s 6th district special election.

The complaint filed by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) alleges that Johnson used his...

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Oversight Committee Finds No Evidence Flynn Reported Foreign Payments

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/25/2017 at 1:00pm
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House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and top Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) have announced that the committee could not find evidence that President Donald Trump’s former National Security adviser Michael Flymm reported payments for his foreign work.

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Rep. Chaffetz Leaving Before the End of His Congressional Term?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:30pm 4/20/2017 at 5:30pm

Wednesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) make public plans to forgo reelection in 2018, an announcement that shocked most Hill watchers.

Now, Rep. Chaffetz says he might not even finish his current term. “I will continue to weigh the options, but I might depart early,” Chaffetz said Thursday during a...

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz Will Not Run for Reelection

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:30am 4/19/2017 at 11:30am

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has announced he will not run for reelection. He currently serves as chairman for the House Oversight Committee. He wrote on Facebook:

After long consultation with my family and prayerful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for any office in 2018.

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On the Eve of Georgia Special Election, Trump Enters Fray with Scathing Tweet

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 17, 2017 at 8:00pm 4/17/2017 at 8:00pm
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On the eve of the special election in Georgia’s 6th district, news of President Trump’s approval hitting 50% on Rasmussen’s Presidential Tracking Poll is being blasted from the rafters by Drudge and retweeted by the President himself.  However, Rasmussen’s appears to be an outlier, though Gallup has him up by two...

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Team Obama, Hollywood, and the “Resistance” descend on Georgia’s 6th District

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 8:00pm 4/15/2017 at 8:00pm
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While losing the House seat vacated by Tom Price in Georgia’s 6th district will make little immediate difference in real terms for  Republicans, doing so will provide an unwelcome boost of morale and momentum to anti-Trump regressives.   Democrats and “resist we much” activists across the country know this, understand the...

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Three House Special Elections To Watch: Kansas, Georgia, Montana

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 6:30pm 4/8/2017 at 6:30pm
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As we learned from Scott Brown’s (R-MA) supermajority-breaking special election win in January of 2010, special elections can and sometimes do serve as harbingers for midterms.  There are three upcoming special elections to replace House members who have joined President Trump’s cabinet, and each is turning out to be unexpectedly challenging...

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Devin Nunes steps away from Russia probe

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 9:57am 4/6/2017 at 9:57am

This is breaking news and will be updated.

Republican House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, who exposed the “unmasking” of information regarding the Trump transition team by the Obama administration, has announced he will step aside from the Russia investigation

This is a major victory for Democrats, who have smeared...

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Funding Trump’s Border Wall May Complicate the Looming Budget Showdown

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 4:15pm 3/28/2017 at 4:15pm

On the heels of the failed GOP health care bill, Republicans on the Hill have two new battles: tax reform and avoiding a government shutdown. I detailed the tax reform fight Sunday.

Funding for Trump’s border wall could complicate the looming budget showdown. Among the options for avoiding yet another government shutdown...

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Ted Poe Quits Freedom Caucus Over Healthcare Disagreement

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 6:30pm 3/26/2017 at 6:30pm
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Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) has resigned from the Freedom Caucus over the GOP healthcare fiasco because he wanted to vote for the bill:

“To deliver on the conservative agenda we have promised the American people for eight years, we must come together to find solutions to move this country forward,” Poe said...

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Comey Confirms FBI Investigating Possible Russia Interference in Election

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:00am 3/20/2017 at 10:00am

FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers addressed the House Intelligence Committee today about allegations of Russian interference with our presidential election and President Donald Trump’s accusations that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower.

Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Fox News on Sunday that the wiretap never happened. Top...

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