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Are Republicans really at serious risk of losing the House?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 5:00pm 10/15/2017 at 5:00pm

The Cook Political Report (CPR), a non-partisan group that analyzes elections, has changed the ratings in 12 districts across the country for the House 2018 elections as Democrats gain strength.

It’s important to note that the ratings have not gone directly to Democrat, but it shows that these districts have become vulnerable....

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Top Democrat to Pelosi: ‘It’s Time to Pass the Torch’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 6, 2017 at 11:30am 10/6/2017 at 11:30am
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The anger and annoyance towards House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Democrat leaders continues to boil as the fifth-ranking Democrat in the House, Rep. Linda Sánchez (CA), has asked for a change. From The Washington Post:

“I do think it’s time to pass a torch to a new generation of...

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Beleaguered Rep. Murphy Resigns from Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 4:32pm 10/5/2017 at 4:32pm
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I blogged this morning that Rep. Tim Murphy decided to retire at the end of his term after details about his affair came to light, including texts from his mistress in which she accused him of trying to convince her to have an abortion.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that he...

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Rep. Murphy Will Retire After Mistress Revealed He Urged Her to Have an Abortion

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10:00am 10/5/2017 at 10:00am
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Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) has received praise and endorsements from pro-life and pro-family groups since he came into Congress in 2003.

But Murphy announced he will not seek re-election after texts leaked between him and the woman he was having an affair with revealed that he urged her to have an abortion...

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House Panel Approves $10 Billion to Fund Border Wall

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 8:00pm 10/4/2017 at 8:00pm
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The border wall just conquered its first obstacle after the House Homeland Security Committee approved $10 billion in funds for it. From The Washington Examiner:

The committee passed Wednesday afternoon in a party-line vote, after dismissing all Democratic amendments.

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House Backed 20 Week Abortion Ban Heads to Senate

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 2:00pm 10/4/2017 at 2:00pm

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks, mostly along party lines. Three Democrats voted yes while two Republicans voted no.

Now the bill heads to the senate where it may die since it needs 60 votes to pass. The GOP only holds a two...

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Democrats Want to Use Obamacare Repeal Attempts Against GOP in 2018

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 12:00pm 10/2/2017 at 12:00pm
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The Democrats have decided to use the GOP’s attempts to repeal Obamacare to their advantage in 2018. From The Hill:

“I think the message is really simple here: As long as Republicans control Congress, your health care is on the chopping block,” said Tyler Law, a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign...

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Russia, Russia, Russia: Roger Stone Testifies Before House Intelligence Committee

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:30pm 9/26/2017 at 5:30pm
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Roger Stone, an ally of and unofficial campaign adviser of President Trump, testified Tuesday in a closed hearing of the House Intelligence Committee.  Though Stone requested an open hearing, it was at the Committee’s insistence that the interview be closed.

This is the latest in the efforts of Congress to root out...

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IT Aide in House Network Scandal Allegedly Abused Three Women

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1:00pm 9/21/2017 at 1:00pm

Virginia police reports show that three Muslim women have told authorities that Imran Awan, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s former IT aide in the middle of the House network scandal, allegedly abused them. The Daily Caller reported:

Officers found one of the women bloodied and she told them she “just wanted to leave,”...

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Wasserman Schultz’s Aide Banned From Network Due to Secret Server

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 4:00pm 9/14/2017 at 4:00pm
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Authorities decided to ban Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s (D-FL) IT aide Imran Awan from the House network due to a secret server. From The Daily Caller:

Now-indicted former congressional IT aide Imran Awan allegedly routed data from numerous House Democrats to a secret server. Police grew suspicious and requested a copy of...

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House Passes Amendments to Stop DOJ’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Program

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11:30am 9/13/2017 at 11:30am
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On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed amendments to stop the Department of Justice’s civil asset forfeiture program, which Attorney General Jeff Sessions introduced in July. The amendments received support from those within the House Freedom Caucus and some of the biggest liberals in Congress.

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Former Democrat IT Aide Reaches Deal, Will Return to U.S.

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 5:00pm 9/6/2017 at 5:00pm
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The Washington Examiner reported that Hina Alvi, the former Democrat IT aide that fled to Pakistan after coming under a federal investigation, has struck a deal with authorities and will return to the states.

Alvi is married to Imran Awan. Both of them worked as IT aides to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz...

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Former IT Aide Imran Awan Still has Active House Email Account

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 1:00pm 8/30/2017 at 1:00pm

Ready for another bombshell in the case of a former IT aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL)? Turns out that Imran Awan still has an active email account connected to Rep. André Carson (D-IN), even though he’s been banned from the network since the Capital police named him in an...

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Paul Ryan Not Worried About Raising the Debt Ceiling

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 5:30pm 8/24/2017 at 5:30pm
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke to CNBC today about financial situations that Congress will face once lawmakers return from their recess.

In the interview, Ryan expressed the same views on the debt ceiling as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY):

 the Wisconsin Republican told CNBC from a Boeing factory in...

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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.

Authorities arrested Awan at Dulles airport in July, where he planned to fly to Pakistan after he wired...

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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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