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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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ATF Agents Skip Hearing on ICE Agent Jaime Zapata Murder

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/9/2017 at 5:30pm
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The House Oversight Committee held a hearing today over the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report that showed the ATF missed numerous opportunities to arrest the two men linked to the guns used to murder ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in February 2011.

However, Ronald Turk, ATF associate deputy director and chief operating...

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Rand Paul Denied Access to House Obamacare Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7:00am 3/3/2017 at 7:00am

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) wanted to view the House GOP Obamacare replacement bill, but could not gain access to it from a secure room. This did not please the senator, who wants to keep everything transparent:

“If you recall where Obamacare was passed...

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Pelosi Loses Bid To Rehang Offensive “Art” Portraying Police as Pigs

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 1:00pm 2/4/2017 at 1:00pm

Democrats, apparently eager to display their blatant disrespect for our nation’s law enforcement officers, keep trying to display their view of police officers as pigs for the world to see.

The “art” was taken down by Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA), then rehung by Representative Lacy Clay (D-MO), taken down yet again

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Dominican-American of African descent shut out of Congressional Black Caucus

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 12:30pm 2/4/2017 at 12:30pm
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The Congressional Black Caucus is facing an existential quandary: to allow a Dominican-American to join or not to allow it?  Is a Dominican-American black?  Hispanic?  Afro-Latino?  Who decides?  And what if that person tried to unseat Charlie Rangel (twice)?

We might think, based on the Rachael Dolezal case that one can just...

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Kevin McCarthy, Pete King Lay Out Agenda for Next 100 Days

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 6:30pm 1/22/2017 at 6:30pm

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Pete King (R-NY) laid out the details on the legislative agenda for the House for the next 100 days when they appeared on AM 790 in New York:

“We’re going to be going full steam to move forward with the Trump agenda to make...

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Chelsea Clinton Being “Groomed” For House Run

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Just yesterday, LI reader Tom Swift reminded me that Chelsea Clinton is waiting in the wings to pick up her parents’ baton and beat Americans over the head and heart with it.  Today, I read a New York...

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