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House Rebukes Trump On Syria Pullout In 354-60 Vote

The Associated Press reports: The House has overwhelmingly voted its bipartisan condemnation of President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria. Despite stark divisions over Democrats’ Trump impeachment inquiry, Democrats and Republicans banded together Wednesday and approved a nonbinding resolution by 354-60 vote. The resolution states Congress’ opposition to the troop pullback and says Turkey should cease its …

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Local GOP Refuses To Endorse Indicted Incumbent Rep

The Associated Press reports: In a sign of a turbulent campaign to come, indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter failed to win the endorsement Monday of his local Republican Party after arguing that he is the best candidate for the job despite his approaching federal trial. Hunter faced significant odds of winning the two-third support he needed for the nod from …

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GOP Rep Celebrates US Navy With Russian Warship

From the military blog Task & Purpose: On Sunday, the official Twitter account of Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.), a decorated Army staff sergeant and freshman congressman from Florida’s 18th district, posted what was probably intended as a simple birthday message to the U.S. Navy featuring an imposing warship contrasted against a vanilla sky. Unfortunately, the unlucky staffer who likely produced …

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Retiring GOP Rep No Longer Supports Glorious Leader

Politico reports: Retiring Republican Rep. John Shimkus is ending his support for President Donald Trump after this week‘s withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Syria-Turkey border, calling the move “despicable.” The Illinois Republican told St. Louis radio station KMOX on Thursday that after he learned about the withdrawal, he told his own chief of staff to “pull my name off …

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House Committee Chairmen To Subpoena Sondland

Axios reports: The chairs of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees announced Tuesday that they intend to subpoena U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland, who was blocked by the Trump administration from testifying in their Ukraine investigation. The chairs said in a statement that the State Department’s decision to stop Sondland from testifying will be considered evidence …

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NEW POLL: 58% Now Support Impeachment Inquiry

The Hill reports: A majority of respondents in a new poll supports the impeachment inquiry into President Trump while almost half back his removal from office. The Washington Post-Schar School poll released early Tuesday found that 58 percent say the House was correct to launch the inquiry, compared to 38 percent who disagreed. Almost half – 49 percent – said …

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Why Pelosi Doesn’t Want An Impeachment Resolution

The Los Angeles Times reports: Beneath the heated argument of whether the House should have a formal resolution to open an impeachment inquiry is a potential benefit for Republicans, if they can force a vote: the chance to subpoena their own witnesses and information. In both the Nixon and Clinton impeachment inquiry resolutions, the minority party on the investigating committee …

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House Dems To Pence: Hand Over Your Ukraine Docs

Axios reports: House committees leading the impeachment inquiry against President Trump requested documents on Friday from Vice President Mike Pence to examine the extent of his participation in or knowledge of Trump’s actions while he allegedly pressured the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden and his son. The committees are requesting these documents by Oct. 15 — if Pence fails …

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Trump Admits Democrats “Have The Votes” To Impeach

The Washington Post reports: President Trump said Friday that Democrats “unfortunately have the votes” to impeach him in the House, but he predicted he would “win” in a trial in the Republican-led Senate. “The Republicans are very unified,” Trump said, as he again insisted he had said nothing inappropriate during the July call in which he pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr …

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GOP “Texodus” Spurs Trump To Schedule Dallas Rally

Axios reports: The retirement of six House Republicans from Texas at the end of this term shows their pessimism about winning back the House majority in 2020, GOP strategists tell Axios — and foreshadows bigger Republican fears in the nation’s second most populous state. “We need a new Republican Party because the one we have is getting our asses kicked …

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BREAKING: GOP Rep Resigns Ahead Of Guilty Plea

The Washington Post reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) received a letter of resignation from Republican Rep. Chris Collins on Monday, a senior Democratic aide said. The resignation will be effective when the letter is officially filed at a scheduled House session Tuesday. Collins, President Trump’s first congressional supporter, is expected to plead guilty to insider-trading charges on Tuesday, following …

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17th House Republican Won’t Seek 2020 Reelection

Just in via press release: U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (TX-13) released the following statement: “It has been a great honor to serve the people of the 13th District of Texas as their congressman for the last 25 years. They have given me opportunities to serve the nation in ways I could have never imagined, including as Chairman of the House …

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First House Republican Backs Impeachment Inquiry

The Nevada Independent reports: Rep. Mark Amodei supports the House’s inquiry into whether President Donald Trump should be impeached, but is withholding judgment on whether Trump has crossed the legal line. “Let’s put it through the process and see what happens,” Amodei, the only Republican in the state’s congressional delegation, said on a call Friday with reporters, adding that he …

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LIST: 11 House Dems Yet To Back Impeachment Inquiry

The Washington Post reports: Now, 224 House Democrats and one Independent member say they support at least opening an impeachment inquiry into whether the president committed “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Of those, 28 have gone a step further and said they support impeaching the president. The ranks of Democrats calling for an impeachment inquiry into President Trump swelled in the …

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Impeachment Vote Could Come By Thanksgiving

The Washington Post reports: House Democratic leaders are eyeing a fast-paced investigation into the possible impeachment of President Trump, instructing the committees handling the probe to wrap up their findings within weeks in hopes of concluding before the holiday season. Multiple Democratic lawmakers and congressional aides said there is no formal timeline for the inquiry, but the “need for speed,” …

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LIVE VIDEO: Intel Chief Testifies Before House Panel

CBS News reports: The nation’s top intelligence official is expected to face fierce interrogation from lawmakers on Thursday morning over his decision to withhold a whistleblower’s complaint about a phone call between President Trump and Ukraine’s leader that has prompted congressional Democrats to open a formal impeachment inquiry. Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence, will be testifying before …

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Former Rep. Darrell Issa To Primary Duncan Hunter

The Times Of San Diego reports: Former California Rep. Darrell Issa plans to run against indicted fellow GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter. Larry Wilske told the Associated Press on Wednesday that Issa told him he will enter the race. Issa scheduled a news conference in Hunter’s San Diego area district on Thursday. Wilske, who also is running against Hunter, says he …

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Pelosi Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry [VIDEO]

AND IT’S ON. The New York Times reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday that the House would begin a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump, opening a fresh chapter of confrontation in response to startling allegations that the president sought to enlist a foreign power for his own political gain. “The president must be held acccountable,” she said after …

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House Dems Near Tipping Point On Impeachment

CNN reports: House Democrats are nearing a “tipping point” on impeachment in the wake of the Trump administration blocking a whistleblower complaint’s release to Congress, with moderate Democrats who have resisted calls for impeachment privately indicating they could be swayed. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who sharpened her rhetoric over the weekend, is still not committing to moving forward with …

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LIVE VIDEO: Lewandowski Testifies Before House Panel

The New York Times reports: Democrats investigating whether to recommend that the House impeach President Trump will take turns on Tuesday publicly questioning one of his most outspoken supporters: Corey Lewandowski. Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager and continued confidant, Mr. Lewandowski was enlisted in an ultimately unsuccessful scheme by the president in the summer of 2017 to significantly curtail the …

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