Politics

Rep. Adam Schiff: Impeachment Still Possible Even if Mueller Probe Finds No Evidence Of Russian Collusion

Politico reports: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), whose committee is still investigating the president’s ties to Russia during to the 2016 presidential election, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that if neither Mueller nor his panel find definitive evidence of collusion or obstruction of justice by Trump, he would consider that to be the end of the collusion inquiry, the most likely …

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom To Halt Executions

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: The 737 inmates on California’s largest-in-the-nation death row are getting a reprieve from Gov. Gavin Newsom, who plans to sign an executive order Wednesday placing a moratorium on executions. Newsom also is withdrawing the lethal injection regulations that death penalty opponents already have tied up in courts and shuttering the new execution chamber at San …

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Dem Rep Seth Moulton: Abolish The Electoral College

Rep. Seth Moulton writes for the Washington Post: The electoral college. We all know the obvious reason this needs to be replaced with a popular-vote system: In 2016, approximately 3 million more Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, and yet, Trump is the president. This is not wrong because Trump is a bad president; it’s wrong because it’s …

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Ted Cruz Backs Warren On Facebook “Censorship”

She gave him the opening and he went for it. Mediaite reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) expressed some rare agreement with a prominent rival across the aisle, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), on Twitter after Warren lamented big tech companies have “too much power” to decide what and what not to censor on social media platforms. “Curious why I think FB …

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VENEZUELA: US To Withdraw All Diplomats As Situation “Deteriorates” With Blackouts And Water Shortages

ABC News reports: The U.S. is withdrawing its remaining diplomatic personnel from the embassy in Venezuela, citing the “deteriorating situation” given days of blackouts, increased water shortages, and the threat of further protests. The decision also comes amid growing concern that American diplomats could become a pawn in the battle with President Nicolas Maduro as the U.S. tries to push …

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Dems Target Trump Cultists With Journalist Protection Act Making It A Federal Crime To Assault Reporters

Via press release: Today Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) reintroduced the Journalist Protection Act to make a federal crime of certain attacks on those reporting the news. This reintroduction is happening during Sunshine Week, when we recognize the importance of access to information. A free press is critical in helping to shine …

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Top Trump Advisor: “We’re Headed To Impeachment”

ABC News reports: One of President Donald Trump’s closest political advisers, a key combatant two decades ago in the impeachment battle against President Bill Clinton, says the White House and the Republicans in Congress are not sufficiently prepared for the investigative onslaught that he anticipates will dominate the remainder of Trump’s term. “We are headed to impeachment. We’re not ready,” …

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Paul LePage: Dems Get Most Of Their Money From Jews

Politico reports: A Republican former governor of Maine claimed Monday the Democratic Party’s “money comes from” Jewish donors “for the most part” — escalating a recent spate of rhetoric from elected officials and media figures that has been widely criticized as bigoted. Paul LePage, who left the Augusta governor’s mansion in January after two terms in office, made the remarks …

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Paul Ryan: Some Democrats Could Beat Trump In 2020

TCPalm.com reports: Paul Ryan, who served as Speaker of the House from 2015 until January and was the 2012 Republican nominee for vice president, was the final speaker of Riverside Theatre’s Distinguished Lecturer Series. Ryan said people should still be optimistic about the future of the country because of a strong economy, and touted the Republican-led tax reform plan passed …

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Pelosi On Impeaching Trump: “He’s Just Not Worth It”

“I’m not for impeachment. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this: Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because …

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Nancy Pelosi Sells “Patron Saint Of Shade” T-Shirts

The Hill reports: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is selling t-shirts and tote bags that say “Patron Saint of Shade” on them, referring to the image that went viral of her applauding President Trump at his latest State of the Union address. Pelosi’s pointed clap in response to Trump calling for an end to “revenge politics” quickly became …

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Record 155 House Members Join LGBT Equality Caucus

From the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus: The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus announced its membership list for the 116th Congress today. With eight openly LGBT Co-Chairs, eighteen Vice Chairs, and 155 total members, this is the largest LGBT Equality Caucus in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives. “Fairness and equality are core American values. Unfortunately, as he has shown …

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VENEZUELA: Nicolas Maduro Blames US Sabotage As Nationwide Power Outages Enter Fifth Day [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Furious Venezuelans lined up to buy water and fuel on Sunday as the country endured a fourth day of a nationwide blackout that has left already-scarce food rotting in shops, homes suffering for lack of water and cell phones without reception. Authorities have managed to provide only patchy access to power since the outage began on Thursday in …

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Benjamin Netanyahu: “Israel Belongs To Jews Alone”

Haaretz reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday the State of Israel belongs to the Jewish people alone, this in response to a comment by Israeli actress Rotem Sela, who wrote on social media that Israel is a country of all its citizens. Sela was commenting on an interview Culture Minister Miri Regev was giving on Channel 12’s “Meet …

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Beto O’Rourke Teases Coming “Big Announcement”

ABC News reports: Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke teased a “big announcement” political future as speculation grows that the former senate candidate has his sights set on the White House in 2020. His camp sent out an email blast to supporters inviting them to be the first to know about O’Rourke’s next move but did not clarify the date when the …

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Schultz: Dems Like Warren Will Get Trump Reelected

CBS News reports: “I really believe the spoiler in all of this is going to be a far-left Democratic candidate, if that’s who gets the nomination, who is walking the shoes of a socialist,” Schultz said in an interview on Saturday. “Lifelong Republicans who do not want to pull the lever for Donald Trump are not gonna pull the lever …

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GOP Rep: DOJ Will Block Access To Full Mueller Report

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s Justice Department is unlikely to grant Democrats in Congress access to underlying evidence from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, a top congressional Republican said on Friday. If Representative Doug Collins is right, Democratic-led congressional committees that have launched their own probes of Trump may be stuck with …

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Maher Plays “If Obama Did It” With CPAC Chairman

The Hill reports: HBO host Bill Maher confronted CPAC head Matt Schlapp on Friday about Fox News’s coverage of President Trump, saying the network is “basically running our government.” “This is unprecedented, the fact that Sean Hannity does a show every night praising Trump, and then after the show Sean Hannity and Trump talk,” Maher said. “Now, if Obama was …

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New Mexico Moves Towards State-Run Weed Stores

The Associated Press reports: New Mexico took a step toward legalizing recreational marijuana when its House approved a bill that would allow state-run stores and require customers to carry a receipt with their cannabis or face penalties. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has expressed guarded support for recreational marijuana legislation that addresses concerns about child access, road safety and safeguarding …

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All GOP House Reps Vote Against Ethics Reform Bill

The Washington Post reports: The House on Friday approved a far-reaching elections and ethics bill — one that would change the way congressional elections are funded, impose new voter-access mandates on states, require “dark money” groups to publicize their donors and force disclosure of presidential candidates’ tax returns. Democrats dubbed the bill H.R. 1, a designation meant to signal its …

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