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GOP congressman asks small children about 'suicide bombers'

A Republican congressman thought it'd be a good idea to talk to 2nd- and 3rd-graders about "suicide bombers." The results... really weren't good.

How one Ohio Republican kept Alaskans from correcting Denali's name for decades

Denali The invidious pet project of one former Ohio congressman has finally reached an end: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, with the support of President Obama, has directed the United States Board on Geographic Names to officially return the name of Alaska's Mt. Show More Summary

GOP Congressman Sessions blames gun violence on diversity

Rep. Pete Sessions doesn't know what diversity is, but he knows it's a big problem.

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Former Ohio congressman: Denali ain't gonna be a river in Ohio!

Congressman Blames Gun Violence On ‘Diversity In America’

"We have a group of people that are in our country that we're afraid of, that have created chaos and confusion." Sessions said, without elaborating on precisely who that group of people is. The post Congressman Blames Gun Violence On ‘Diversity In America’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Morning Digest: Good riddance to a craptacular ex-Democrat (but maybe not)

Artur Davis (right) loses again Leading Off: • Montgomery Mayor: On Tuesday, Artur Davis' comeback attempt fizzled out. Davis, a former Democratic congressman who joined the GOP soon after Team Blue overwhelmingly rejected him in the...Show More Summary

Prosecutors say congressman seeking to influence jurors

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say Pennsylvania's U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (SHAW'-kah fa-TAH') has tried to influence potential jurors in his racketeering case by publicly boasting about his accomplishments in Congress. Fattah touts his record landing federal funding for education and job training in the video.

Midday open thread: Raped 11-year-old gives birth; Congressman regrets deaths his Iraq vote enabled

Today's comic by Mark Fiore is Republican Guns 2016: Coming up on Sunday Kos... Have Republicans managed to gerrymander themselves into a semi-permanent majority, by Steve Singiser Fermi—Bostrom—Skinner: An Eternal Silicon Screw, byShow More Summary

Bernie Sanders' track record distinguished by consistency

Rachel Maddow traces the political history of Bernie Sanders, from small city mayor of Burlington Vermont, to congressman, senator and upstart presidential...

One NC Congressman Shows More Integrity Than Chuck Schumer

It's pretty sad when a Republican Congressman shows more integrity about the upcoming vote on the Iran Deal than Senator Chuck Schumer does. While Walter Jones (R-NC) is still not publicly declaring how he will vote on the Iran Deal,...Show More Summary

Congressman says FBI questioned him about real estate firm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger said Tuesday that the FBI asked questions several months ago about a real estate company he founded. Federal agents spoke to employees and requested information from Pittenger Land Investments...Show More Summary

North Carolina congressman says FBI questioned him about real estate firm he founded, dropped

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina congressman says FBI questioned him about real estate firm he founded, dropped.

Patrick Murphy tapped for US Army position

Rachel Maddow celebrates the news that former congressman and MSNBC colleague Patrick Murphy has been nominated by the White House to serve as the new...

Congressman Cummings Explains The Problem With Media's Rush To Trust Anonymous Congressional Leaks

The New York Times' latest botched story on emails from former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shows why reporters shouldn't trust leaks from anonymous partisan sources, Congressman Elijah Cummings...Show More Summary

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Democratic congressman from Philadelphia indicted on federal corruption charges.

Feds accuse Philadelphia congressman Fattah of corruption

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah paid off an illegal $1 million campaign loan with federal grants and charitable donations, funneled campaign funds toward his son's student loans and disguised a lobbyist's bribe as paymentShow More Summary

Dem congressman faces 29-count indictment

For criminal-defense attorneys who specialize in Congress, 2015 has turned into quite a year.

Rep. Conyers Responds To "Lack Of News Coverage" Of Congress' Anti-GMO Labeling Bill

Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) criticized the "lack of news coverage" of a House bill that would ban labeling requirements for genetically modified foods, in a statement to Media Matters. Responding to Media Matters' July 24 analysis of coverage by network and cable news programs, Rep. Show More Summary

Menendez assails feds in filings over corruption indictment

The longtime Democratic congressman's attorneys filed a series of motions to dismiss the 22-count indictment against him and the Florida eye doctor who allegedly bought the senator's influence with luxury vacations and campaign donations. Prosecutors...Show More Summary

Florida Congressman David Jolly announces run for US Senate

(AP) — Florida Congressman David Jolly has announced that he is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Marco Rubio, who is running for president. During his 15 months in Congress, the 42-year-old Jolly has come out in support of same-sex marriage and voted against a GOP House plan because it called for dramatic changes to Medicare.

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