Tag Archives: US House

NORTH CAROLINA: As Walls Close In, Republican House Candidate Mark Harris Says He Wants Election Do-Over

Since when does proven election fraud merit a do-over? Vox reports: At a North Carolina hearing, investigators have laid out in detail an “unlawful,” “coordinated,” and well-funded plot to tamper with absentee ballots in a US House election that remains uncalled more than three months after Election Day — finally bringing clarity to one of the most bizarre election scandals …

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP House Candidate Attempts To Downplay Damning Testimony From “Arrogant” Son

Talking Points Memo reports: One of the biggest challenges facing Mark Harris Thursday as he took the stand in the North Carolina disputed election hearing was to discredit his son, whose testimony has been a body blow to the Republican candidate’s defense, while still coming across as sympathetic. Mark Harris tried to achieve this effect by mixing subtle put-downs and …

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Election Fraud Probe Begins

Politico reports: North Carolina’s board of elections will dig into fraud allegations in the state’s disputed 9th Congressional District on Monday, kicking off hearings that could prompt a new election this year. The district has gone without a congressman this year after the board declined to certify the 2018 election results amid accusations that McCrae Dowless, an operative hired by …

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Former Rep. Anthony Weiner Released From Prison

The New York Post reports: Convicted ex-congressman Anthony Weiner has been sprung from prison — and is now part of a federal re-entry program in New York, records show. Weiner has been transferred from Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass. where he served a bulk of his 21-month sentence for sexting a 15-year-old girl from North Carolina. The 54-year-old is …

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GOP House Rep’s Unit Deployed To Mexican Border

Politico reports: Rep. Adam Kinzinger was deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this week with his Air National Guard unit, his office announced on Wednesday evening. “The Congressman is humbled to serve his IL-16 community here in the People’s House and equally proud to serve as a reconnaissance pilot in the Air National Guard,” Kinzinger’s communications director, Maura Gillespie, said …

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House Dems May Target Ivanka In New Russia Probe

Axios reports: Outlining a blueprint for the vast Russia probe planned by the new House majority, a Democratic member of Congress suggested at a roundtable with reporters this week that lawmakers may seek testimony from Ivanka Trump. The lawmaker said Democrats have “made no decision as to Ivanka Trump,” but “obviously there are a number of public reports about her …

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Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar Hits Back At Trump: You Have Trafficked In Hate Against People For Your Whole Life

Roll Call reports: Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., knocked the president in a tweet Wednesday, highlighting his record of racial and religious discrimination and bucking his calls for her to resign. “You have trafficked in hate your whole life — against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more,” Omar tweeted. “I learned from people impacted by my words. When will …

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House Democrats Plan Vast New Trump/Russia Probe

Axios reports: Mueller is just the beginning. House Democrats plan a vast probe of President Trump and Russia — with a heavy focus on money laundering — that will include multiple committees and dramatic public hearings, and could last into 2020. The aggressive plans were outlined yesterday by a Democratic member of Congress at a roundtable for Washington reporters. The …

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Dem Rep. Seth Moulton Floats 2020 White House Bid

Buzzfeed News reports: Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is thinking about running for president, he told BuzzFeed News in an exclusive interview. The Democrat, best known for being a vocal critic of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, spent the 2018 cycle mentoring and endorsing Democratic candidates nationwide, work that has taken him through early presidential states like Iowa and made him a …

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GOP Rep. Walter “Freedom Fries” Jones Dies At Age 76

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr., an Eastern North Carolina congressman who made it his mission to atone for his vote sending U.S. troops into Iraq in the early 2000s, died Sunday on his 76th birthday. Jones, like his father, served his district for nearly a quarter-century. His death was confirmed by his office. Jones, …

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GOP Issues 2020 Target List Of 55 House Democrats: “Freedom Or Socialism, That’s The Choice In 2020”

Roll Call reports: Republicans will be targeting 55 House Democrats in 2020, the majority of whom are new members, the National Republican Congressional Committee announced Thursday. The lengthy target list, shared first with Roll Call, includes all 31 Democrats in districts President Donald Trump carried in 2016. The list also includes 20 districts that Hillary Clinton won in 2016 that …

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LIVE VIDEO: Acting AG Testifies Before US House Panel

The Associated Press reports: Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is testifying before Congress for the first time Friday, with Democrats eager to press him on his interactions with President Donald Trump and his oversight of the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Whitaker’s highly anticipated testimony was in limbo for much of the day Thursday after the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee approved …

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Legendary Former Rep. John Dingell Dies At Age 92

The Washington Post reports: During his 59-year tenure as the longest-serving member of Congress, John D. Dingell Jr. uncovered government fraud, fought for universal health care, helped to pass the Civil Rights Act and fiercely defended the automotive industry. He also got to be very good at Twitter. “Someone told me that the man behind everyone’s favorite cup of coffee …

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GOP Rep. Bob Woodall Won’t Seek 2020 Reelection

Our first likely pickup for 2020! The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, who narrowly won the closest congressional race in the nation last fall, will not seek reelection next year, all but ensuring his rapidly-diversifying suburban House district will become one of the country’s fiercest political battlegrounds in 2020. A relentlessly sunny policy wonk who has represented Georgia’s …

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Pelosi Assembles Select House Panel On Climate Change

Politico reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi built out the Democratic roster for her special select panel on climate change, pulling from a mix of old and new lawmakers but leaving off the highest profile freshmen like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). “This new Select Committee will spearhead Democrats’ work to develop innovative, effective solutions to prevent and reverse the climate crisis,” Pelosi …

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Douchebag GOP Rep Tries To Have Parkland Father Ejected From US House Gun Violence Hearing [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Manuel Oliver, the father of a child who was slain during the Parkland massacre, repeatedly confronted Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) during a hearing, and Gaetz tried to have Oliver ejected. During a House hearing on HR8, which expanded background checks to include all firearms purchases, Gaetz used the occasion to promote Trump’s border wall by suggesting that immigrants …

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House Holds First Climate Change Hearing In Six Years

Roll Call reports: Earth as we know it will look far different in a generation because of climate change and the future is bleak without bipartisan action by lawmakers to slow greenhouse gas emissions and overhaul the nation’s energy infrastructure, environmental experts told Congress on Wednesday. Wednesday marked the first time in six years the House Committee on Energy and …

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Trump Rages About “Political Hack” Adam Schiff After House Committee Opens New Probe Into His Finances

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday denounced House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) as a “political hack” for opening a sweeping investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia and his personal finances. “He has no basis to do that. He’s just a political hack who’s trying to build a name for himself,” Trump told reporters at the White House …

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House Intelligence Committee Votes To Send Interview Transcripts To Mueller For Use In Perjury Prosecutions

Politico reports: The House Intelligence Committee voted on Wednesday to send dozens of witness interview transcripts from its Russia investigation to special counsel Robert Mueller, who could use them to prosecute potential instances of perjury. It’s the first act of the intelligence panel under the leadership of Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who has vowed to revive the committee’s investigation into …

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Chris Christie Floats Wife For Possible 2020 House Run

The New Jersey Globe reports: Former Gov. Chris Christie is touting his wife as a potential challenger to Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair) in New Jersey’s 11th district next year. Christie launched the trial balloon at a book signing Tuesday night at The Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. “Listen, the state would be incredibly lucky if Mary Pat Christie …

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