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California Democrat Candidate Faces Backlash Over ‘Crusty, Old Marine’ Comment

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 1:00pm 2/22/2018 at 1:00pm

Democrat Sara Jacobs, 28, has the opportunity to become the youngest congresswoman, but she has come under fire due to her “crusty, old Marine” comment she made during an interview. She denies it was toward her opponent, but even then, it doesn’t bode well for her since the 49th district, which...

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Bipartisan Senate Group Reaches Immigration Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11:00am 2/15/2018 at 11:00am
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The Common Sense Coalition, made up of eight Democrats, eight Republicans, and one Independent, has struck a bipartisan deal on immigration even though they know President Donald Trump will likely veto it if it reaches his desk. (I feel like this is the tenth bill that has come up on...

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Dem tsunami 2018? Or just a ripple?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 6:00pm 2/10/2018 at 6:00pm
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President Trump’s triumphant SOTU address caused quite a buzz because he was not only presidential but spoke eloquently about unity and common cause.  Much to my delight, the mainstream media is now a bit worried about this year’s midterms.  Headlines warned that “Democrats Should Revise Their Hopes for 2018” and “Republicans...

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The House is Not Pleased With the Senate Over Shutdown Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 1:00pm 1/23/2018 at 1:00pm

There have been many times when I thought the Senate was getting too big for its britches, often forgetting that they are the second chamber and not the end all, be all of everything in the government. Basic civics teaches us that everything starts in the House of Representatives.

The Senate has...

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Citing “Racism,” Maxine Waters, John Lewis To Skip Trump’s SOTU

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 9:00am 1/14/2018 at 9:00am
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In the wake of Representative John Lewis (D-GA) announcing he would not attend President Trump’s inauguration, more than 50 Democrats refused to attend.  Now three Democrats, so far, are refusing to attend the president’s State of the Union (SOTU) address on January 30th.

The first to announce his intention of skipping the...

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House Renews FISA Bill Without Amash Amendment That Included More Protections for Americans

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 3:00pm 1/11/2018 at 3:00pm
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The GOP-led House renewed Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which allows the government to spy on foreigners abroad by a vote of 256 to 164. Section 702 remains controversial because it can sweep up Americans in the process.

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Rep. Goodlatte Presents House DACA Bill That Includes Wall Funding

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 1:00pm 1/11/2018 at 1:00pm
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) has introduced a bill that would provide legal status for those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, funds for a border wall, and immigration reforms. Goodlatte, along with Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Raul Labrador (R-ID), and Martha McSally (R-AZ), provided details...

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Rep. Issa Will Not Seek Re-Election This Year

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 11:17am 1/10/2018 at 11:17am
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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) will not seek re-election this year, which means the Democrats could possibly pick up another seat. He wrote:

Throughout my service, I worked hard and never lost sight of the people our government is supposed to serve. Yet with the support of my family,...

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Congress Investigating FBI Agents’ Texts for Possible Leaks to Media

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 3:00pm 1/9/2018 at 3:00pm

Back in December, the media published texts between FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who was involved in the Russia investigation, and FBI attorney Lisa Page demeaning then-candidate Donald Trump and hoping that failed Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton would win.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller quietly removed Strzok from...

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Republicans Reportedly Giving Up on Florida 27; This Is a Mistake

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:02pm 1/2/2018 at 7:02pm
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As we look toward the 2018 midterms, it’s interesting to note that the GOP has reportedly given up on Florida’s 27th District. 

The district is in the Miami-Dade area and is largely Cuban-American, including as it does “Little Havana.”  Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) has served this area when it was the...

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Former Obama Officials Eye House Seats in 2018

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 11:00am 1/2/2018 at 11:00am
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The Wall Street Journal has reported that a handful of officials from President Barack Obama’s administration have entered into the 2018 House races to try to unseat some Republicans. Most of them will challenge Republicans that the Democrats view as “potentially vulnerable to a challenge.”

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2018 House Races: Democrats Hope to Gain Control

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 6:00pm 12/26/2017 at 6:00pm
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The Democrats honestly believe they can take back the House of Representatives in 2018 despite needing 25 seats. Who knows if that will happen, but it’s a possibility they could put a dent into the GOP majority. After all, back in October, the Cook Political Report (CPR) changed ratings in 12...

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Lawmakers Frustrated by McCabe Testimony on Trump Dossier, Hillary

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 22, 2017 at 1:00pm 12/22/2017 at 1:00pm
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The House Intelligence Committee (HPSCI) grilled FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for seven hours over the dossier published against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and the FBI’s investigation into then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

Unfortunately, he could not give them much information and actually contradicted testimony of former witnesses, which...

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House Passes Tax Reform Bill Again

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 11:00am 12/20/2017 at 11:00am

The House of Representatives has passed the tax reform bill again sincethe Senate stripped two provisions in the bill because it violated Senate rules and removed the title of the bill.

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Report: House Needs to Re-Vote on Tax Reform Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 5:08pm 12/19/2017 at 5:08pm

Reports have indicated that the Senate parliamentarian removed three provisions from the tax bill because they violate Senate rules.

This means the House will have to revote on the bill tomorrow.

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House Passes Tax Reform Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 2:16pm 12/19/2017 at 2:16pm

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has overseen what he aimed for his entire political career: passage of a tax reform bill.

The Senate will vote on it tonight and if it goes through, it will land on President Donald Trump’s desk. If he signs it then the GOP will have its...

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Kansas Democrat Andrea Ramsey Drops From U.S. House Race Due to Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 15, 2017 at 2:56pm 12/15/2017 at 2:56pm
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Democrat Andrea Ramsey from Kansas has decided to drop out of the race to challenge Rep. Kevin Yoder’s (R-KS) seat due to sexual harassment accusations. She even had the back of Emily’s List. From The Kansas City Star:

Andrea Ramsey, a Democratic candidate for Congress, will drop out of...

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