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Report: Wasserman Schultz IT Aides May Have Stolen Sensitive Data

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 21, 2017 at 1:00pm 8/21/2017 at 1:00pm
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Authorities are investigating whether the IT aides that worked for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and other lawmakers stole sensitive information and sold it to Pakistan and Russia.

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Grand Jury Indicts Wasserman Schultz’s Former IT Aide on Four Counts

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7:00pm 8/17/2017 at 7:00pm

A grand jury has indicted Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s former IT aide Imran Awan on four counts. The indictment includes his wife Hina Alvi, who escaped to Pakistan with their daughters earlier this year.

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Race Tightens for Chaffetz’s House Seat a Day Before Primary

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 14, 2017 at 4:00pm 8/14/2017 at 4:00pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) shocked the country last year when he said he planned to step down from his seat. Now those in his GOP-dominated district will hit the polls on Tuesday to determine the GOP candidate for the special election, who will probably have no problem...

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DNC Members Want Wasserman Schultz to “Go Away”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 11, 2017 at 7:00pm 8/11/2017 at 7:00pm

The last 14 months or so have not been kind to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. First the DNC had emails leaked, which led to her losing her position as chairwoman.

Then she caught fire when she kept IT aide Imran Awan on her payroll even after the FBI placed him under an...

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Scandal: Demands She Testify About Pakistani IT Aides

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 6:00pm 8/2/2017 at 6:00pm

Republicans have suggested that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz should testify to explain why she kept IT aide Imran Awan on her payroll after he became a subject of an FBI investigation in March.

Wasserman Schultz did not fire Awan until last week when authorities arrested him at Dulles Airport on bank...

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Panic? Democrat Campaign Chief Won’t Withhold Funds From Pro-Life Candidates

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11:35am 7/31/2017 at 11:35am
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Desperation and panic have shown up in the Democrat Party today. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman, told The Hill that the party will not withhold funds from Democrat pro-life candidates:

“There is not a litmus test for Democratic candidates,” said Luján, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee...

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Congress Will Face Debt Ceiling Decision Immediately After Recess

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 31, 2017 at 10:12am 7/31/2017 at 10:12am
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After failing to do anything with Obamacare, Congress has gone on recess without addressing the debt ceiling.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has warned Congress to address the debt ceiling for the past seven months and do something before recess. Mnuchin said the government needs to raise the debt ceiling before September...

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Wasserman Schultz Aide Arrested at Airport, Wired $300K to Pakistan

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:00am 7/26/2017 at 7:00am

Authorities arrested Imran Awan, the IT aide of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) under an FBI investigation, at Dulles Airport after he wired almost $300,000 to Pakistan.

The police arrested Awan on bank fraud charges and cannot leave the country.

A source recently told The Daily Caller “that the FBI has joined what...

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FBI Takes Destroyed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz’s IT Aides

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 24, 2017 at 11:30am 7/24/2017 at 11:30am
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The Daily Caller reported that the FBI has taken the smashed hard drives from the home of Pakistani-born Imran Awan, a former IT aide that worked for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). The Capitol Police took “computer equipment tied to the Florida lawmaker.”

A source told The Daily Caller “that the FBI...

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House Panel Passes Bill to Stop Illegal IRS Seizures

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 14, 2017 at 4:30pm 7/14/2017 at 4:30pm
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The House Ways and Means Committee has passed a bill that limits when the IRS can take action on taxpayer assets. From The Hill:

The bill concerns cases where taxpayers are suspected of “structur...

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Why Slashing Interest Deduction Could Cause Trouble for Businesses

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 5:30pm 7/1/2017 at 5:30pm
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Healthcare reform has taken center stage once again, but tax reform still lurks in the background. It’s yet another issue that Congressional Republicans cannot agree on, mainly on the border adjustment tax.

But there’s a tax deduction the Republicans may eliminate that could cause problems and possible resistance among lawmakers, including within...

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House Passes Kate’s Law, Plus Bill to Deny Federal Grants to Sanctuary Cities

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 8:30pm 6/29/2017 at 8:30pm

The House passed two bills today: One is known as Kate’s Law that increases penalties for illegal immigrants who keep trying to re-enter the United States, especially those who have criminal records. The second denies federal grants to sanctuary cities. From Fox News:

Kate’s Law is named for Kate Steinle, a San...

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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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