Tag Archives: US House

GOP Rep: #MeToo Is A Movement Toward Victimization

The New York Times reports: “You’re just supposed to believe somebody because they said it happened,” Mr. Cramer said, alluding to Christine Blasey Ford — who has accused Justice Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers — and, more broadly, women who have come forward to claim that they were sexually abused or assaulted. Invoking his wife, daughters, …

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San Diego Dem In Dead Heat With Indicted GOP Rep

The Times Of San Diego reports: A new poll sponsored by Ammar Campa-Najjar shows the Democrat within one point to Rep. Duncan Hunter in the race for the 50th Congressional District in East County. The poll of 400 likely voters by Tulchin Research was conducted after Hunter suggested Campa-Najjar is part of an effort by radical Muslims to infiltrate the …

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Indicted Republican Rep Dodges Court Appearance

The Buffalo News reports: Rep. Chris Collins’ next court date is set for Thursday, but the Republican from Clarence won’t be there. There’s nothing unusual about a criminal defendant seeking approval to miss a procedural court appearance, and nothing unusual about a judge granting that approval. But in this case, those moves have political implications. Collins is running for re-election …

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“Handmaid” Narrates Anti-Jim Jordan Ad [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The Democrat running to unseat powerful Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan has unleashed a campaign video that accuses him of actively working to limit the rights of women — and that is inspired by “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Titled “Before It’s Too Late,” the campaign ad by the Democrat, Janet Garrett, begins with footage of Jordan adamantly denying …

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GOP Rep Resigns For Seat On WV State Supreme Court

The Charleston Gazette reports: U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins will be sworn-in as a temporary justice on the Mountain State’s highest court in the East Wing of the capitol. Jenkins effectively resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives Sunday after representing West Virginia in Washington, D.C., for almost four years. That congressional seat will remain vacant until January, when one of …

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San Diego Paper Endorses Dem, Not Indicted GOP Rep

From the editorial board of the San Diego Union-Tribune: We endorse Campa-Najjar for Congress. He is far superior to the troubled incumbent. This fact is underlined by the despicable ad that Hunter has begun to air in recent days suggesting that his “Palestinian Mexican millennial” opponent was linked to terrorist groups and was “working to infiltrate Congress.” It’s well-known that …

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Trump Signals Support For Kevin McCarthy As Speaker

But first they have to hold the majority. The Hill reports: At a private fundraiser at his namesake hotel, President Trump on Thursday night appeared to back Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to be the next Speaker, several attendees told The Hill. Speaking to high-dollar donors and House GOP lawmakers, Trump wished retiring Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) well, then turned …

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US House Drops Anti-LGBT Adoption Amendment

A glimmer of light in a dark week. Metro Weekly reports: An amendment to a federal appropriations bill that would have allowed child placement agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples has been removed, marking a major victory for LGBTQ and child welfare advocates. On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to a conference report — ironing out the differences …

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House Dems To Force Vote On Protecting Mueller

Politico reports: House Democrats are preparing to force a vote Thursday on a plan to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe from interference or unilateral removal by President Donald Trump. Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern, with the backing of Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, intend to introduce the proposal as an amendment ahead of expected consideration of three tax-related bills. …

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US House Passes Spending Bill To Avert Shutdown

The Associated Press reports: Congress has approved a bill keeping the government open through Dec. 7, as lawmakers move to avert a government shutdown looming next week. The $854 billion bill also funds the military and a host of civilian agencies for the next year. The House approved the bill, 361-61, on Wednesday, a week after the Senate approved it, …

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Indicted GOP Rep Goes Racist In First Campaign Ad

The New York Times reports: Representative Chris Collins, a New York Republican indicted on insider trading charges, just jumped back into the race for his House seat, but he’s already making waves with a negative ad. Mr. Collins attacked his Democratic challenger for the Buffalo-area seat, Nate McMurray, in a racially tinged television ad that draws on a video that …

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GOP Rep: My Six Siblings Hate Me Because Obama

Arizona Central reports: U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar acknowledged Monday that “it does sting” that six of his nine siblings appeared in an ad for his political opponent and blamed the attacks on former President Barack Obama. Speaking on “The Mike Broomhead Show” on Phoenix radio station KFYI-AM (550), the four-term Republican fired back at his brothers and sisters for taping …

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SAN DIEGO: Protesters Heckle GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter After He Wins Bid To Delay Trial Until After Midterms

Courthouse News reports: U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, the San Diego-area congressman facing charges of misusing campaign money, won his bid Monday to postpone his trial until after the midterm elections in November. Federal authorities indicted Hunter on 60 charges in August, involving the suspected use of $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses. Margaret Hunter, his wife and campaign manager, …

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NEW HIGH: Democrats +12 In Generic 2018 Poll

NBC News reports: Six weeks before the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats hold a 12-point lead in congressional preference among registered voters, with nearly six-in-ten saying they’d like to see significant change in the direction President Donald Trump has been leading the country, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.  The results suggest a political environment where Democrats …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Six Siblings Of Far-Right Arizona GOP House Rep Denounce Him In Opponent’s Campaign Ad

Talking Points Memo reports: It starts out like any other campaign ad. A rural physician named Grace blames Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) for failing to do “anything to help rural America.” A lawyer named David claims Gosar is “absolutely not working for his district.’ Jennifer, a medical interpreter, laments Gosar’s failure to secure healthcare access for his constituents. Then comes …

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Vulnerable GOP House Reps Scrub Obamacare Threats

The Daily Beast reports: If you visited Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ (R-WA) campaign website in 2014, you would have had no doubt what she wanted to do with Obamacare. She wanted to kill it. Four years later, Rodgers’ hatred for President Obama’s signature domestic law has not just softened on her campaign website, it’s disappeared. Her site today doesn’t make …

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Internal RNC Poll Finds Pelosi More Popular Than Trump

Bloomberg reports: President Trump likes to mock Nancy Pelosi, but a private survey conducted for the Republican National Committee finds that she’s actually more popular—and beats the president when the midterm election is framed as a contest between the two. The internal poll, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and obtained by Bloomberg Businessweek, asks registered voters who they support “when …

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Dems Vow To Investigate Zinke If US House Flips

Politico reports: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will face a barrage of congressional inquiries into his business dealings, travels, political activities and relations with industry if Democrats win the House in November, according to lawmakers who hope to lead the chamber next year. Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva, the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, has already unsuccessfully demanded a …

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NEW YORK: Law & Order Star Makes US House Ballot

The Syracuse Post-Standard reports: Actress Diane Neal will be on the November ballot as an independent congressional candidate in a sprawling upstate New York district after winning a court case over her petition signatures. The state Board of Elections last month rejected over 1,800 of the more than 4,100 signatures on Neal’s petition to get on the ballot in the …

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Indicted GOP Rep Reverses, Will Seek Reelection

The Buffalo News reports: Rep. Chris Collins will stay on the congressional ballot in November even though he remains under indictment on insider trading charges, according to four sources familiar with the situation. The sources, who asked not to be identified, say Collins has heeded the advice of his criminal attorneys who fear the potential complications of protracted election law …

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