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Meow! Ocasio-Cortez Accuses Pelosi of Racism for Persistent ‘Singling Out’ Women of Color

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 1:00pm 7/11/2019 at 1:00pm

The public feud, which began last weekend, between Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (CA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continues to escalate.

Now Ocasio-Cortez told The Washington Post that Pelosi has consistently shown disrespect for “singling out” these “newly elected women of color.”

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Senate Committee Strikes Bipartisan Deal On $4.6 Billion Border Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 21, 2019 at 9:00am 6/21/2019 at 9:00am
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Led by Sens. Cruz and Kaine, Senate Passes Unanimous Resolution Expressly Condemning Anti-Semitism

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/15/2019 at 12:00pm
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On Thursday, the Senate did what the House was unwilling to do earlier this year: Pass a bipartisan, unanimous resolution that expressly condemned anti-Semitism.

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Trump Invokes Executive Privilege Over Census Documents Sought by Oversight Committee

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 3:00pm 6/12/2019 at 3:00pm
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House Defense Budget Proposal Sets Up Possible Stalemate With Senate, Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 11:44am 6/11/2019 at 11:44am
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The House Committee on Armed Services revealed an outline of its defense budget proposal on Monday. The contents of the plan set up a possible stalemate with the Senate and President Donald Trump.

The proposal trims $17 billion from the $750 billion Trump requested for defense. The Senate defense bill sits right...

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Pelosi Reportedly told Democrats She Wants to See Trump in Prison

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 1:00pm 6/6/2019 at 1:00pm
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Democrats have spoken out about impeaching President Donald Trump, but Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has done her best to eliminate impeachment talk.

Maybe now we know why. Sources relayed to Politico that Pelosi told Democrats she would rather see Trump in Prison.

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Hoyer Acknowledges Strong Economy as House Democrats Push for Congressional Pay Raise

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 9:00am 6/5/2019 at 9:00am

House Democrats believe that those in Congress deserve a raise of $4,500 to make the base pay $174,000.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer acknowledged the pay raise will face opposition by the Republican-controlled Senate, which led him to admit that America has a strong economy under President Donald Trump.

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Congress, DOJ Launch Antitrust Investigation Into Big Tech Monopolies, Business Practices

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 11:00am 6/4/2019 at 11:00am
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The House Judiciary Committee announced on Monday that it would launch an antitrust investigation into big technology like Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) also announced their own investigation into these companies.

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House Passed Bill to Allow 529 Savings to Cover Training, Apprenticeships

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 24, 2019 at 3:00pm 5/24/2019 at 3:00pm
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The House of Representatives passed the 529 OPTIONS Act on Thursday, 417-3.

The media has concentrated on parts of the bill that helps people with retirement plans, but I believe the portion that allows people to use 529 savings on training and apprenticeships deserves more attention.

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Republicans Hold Pennsylvania House Special Election by Large Margin

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 3:00pm 5/22/2019 at 3:00pm
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Pennsylvania’s 12th District elected state Rep. Fred Keller (R) to finish Rep. Tom Marino’s (R) term. He stepped down in January.

The district has a sizeable Republican population so the result should not shock anyone. However, the large margin of defeat may show a bright 2020 for Republicans.

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Mike Pence Renews Call That Ilhan Omar Be Removed From House Foreign Affairs Committee

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00pm 5/11/2019 at 2:00pm
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Vice President Mike Pence was in Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s home state of Minnesota on Thursday and while there, he took the opportunity to renew his call for the freshman Congresswoman to be removed from the House Foreign Affairs committee.

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Operation Fast and Furious Subpoena Fight Settled Between DOJ, House

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 1:00pm 5/9/2019 at 1:00pm
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Back in 2012, the Republican controlled House of Representatives filed a civil suit after the Department of Justice under then-Attorney General Eric Holder refused to hand over documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege over...

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Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Unredacted Mueller Report

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 11:00am 5/8/2019 at 11:00am

President Donald Trump asserted executive privilege over the unredacted report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The move came after the House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt “for failing to comply with a subpoena for the full report and its underlying materials.”

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Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler Wants Mueller to Testify by May 23

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:41am 4/18/2019 at 10:41am
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That didn’t take long! At his press conference, one reporter asked Attorney General William Barr if he would allow Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify in front of Congress. Mueller is still an employee with the Department of Justice.

Barr said he has no objections.

Almost immediately, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler ...

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AG Barr: Mueller Declined Offer to Review Summary, Redacted Version Will Come Out ‘Within a Week’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11:00am 4/9/2019 at 11:00am
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Attorney General William Barr began his testimony this morning in front of the House appropriations committee to discuss the Justice Department’s budget and priorities, but Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report has come up.

Barr told the members he asked Mueller if he wanted to review the four page summary, but declined. He...

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Kevin McCarthy: ‘Sad Day’ When Democrats Vote ‘Against Israel and in Support of the BDS Movement’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 5, 2019 at 3:00pm 4/5/2019 at 3:00pm
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House Republicans attempted to add pro-Israel and anti-BDS language into an unrelated resolution on Thursday.

The resolution “aimed to end U.S. participation in Yemen’s civil war,” which has caused a humanitarian crisis, “where Iran-backed Houthi rebels have sought to overthrow the country’s government, prompting a Saudi bombing campaign that has lasted nearly...

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Ilhan Omar Under Investigation for Allegedly Using $6,000 in Campaign Funds to Pay Divorce Attorney, Travel

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 11:00am 4/2/2019 at 11:00am
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Minnesota authorities have investigated Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for allegedly using $6,000 in campaign funds to pay her divorce attorney and travel to Boston and Estonia when she served in the state legislature.

Minnesota state Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R) filed the complaints last year.

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