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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


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.

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, July 20, 2015

Scott Garrett needs to go After anti-gay controversy can Garrett be beaten? Jackson: Garrett's top donor backs 'gay marriage' appears at odd's with congressman's stance. Washingtonia Ledger editorial: Tracy Morgan is why we need this Booker bill. Show More Summary

QotD - #NN15 Edition

"Right now, Democrats are in a position to prevent bad things from happening rather than making good things happen." Congressman Hank Johnson at a forum on 10 years of the Roberts Court where today the Republicans control both houses of Congress and the Supreme Court.

Earth 2.0, John Lewis Is A Comics Superhero, And Prepare for Ludicrous Speed: Your Saturday Nerd-Out

Happy Saturday, and welcome to your moment of Nerding: Just a few stories that we thought were pretty cool because they appeal to the geek in us. Real Life Superhero Cosplays As Himself For starters, how about congressman John LewisShow More Summary

Disgraced former Republican Rep. Mike Grimm sentenced to eight months in prison for tax evasion

Former congressman and former FBI agent Mike Grimm of New York, a Republican who until December had represented Staten Island and a slice of Brooklyn for two terms in the House, was just sentenced to eight months in prison as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Show More Summary

Disgraced Former Rep. And Roid-Rager Michael Grimm Going To Pokey, For Tax Criming

Remember Michael Grimm? Probably not, but we will remind you. He was a Republican congressman from New York that one time, until he had to resign because of how he didn’t report of all his wages and revenue and kinda sorta filed fake tax documents for his restaurant, Healthalicious, OOPS, which is UNLEGAL, as a former FBI agent should probably know. Show More Summary

'The Dean Of Twitter' John Dingell Pwns Donald Trump

The video above is from last weekend's fundraiser for progressive Michigan blog, where John Dingell read some of his "greatest hits" from Twitter. via Vanity Fair John Dingell was a congressman for 59 years before he retired as the dean of the House earlier this year. Show More Summary

White, Anti-Immigrant Congressman Steve King Says He's Just as Latino as Julian Castro

This retort, from Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), Washington's most notorious immigration hawk, is just weird. I uh...didn't know that. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro is Mexican-American, the son of a noted Chicano political activist from San Antonio. Show More Summary

Why a congressman would say, 'This interview didn't happen'

The far-right thought it had come up with a devastating story about Planned Parenthood. New evidence points in the opposite direction.

Morning Digest: This GOP congressman stopped donating to the NRCC because it supports gay candidates

New Jersey GOP Rep. Scott Garrett Leading Off: • NJ-05, NRCC: Back in 2013, Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes made headlines when he tried to convince the NRCC not to support Richard Tisei or Carl DeMaio because they were gay. The NRCC didn't listen and spent on both men, though they ended up losing anyway. Show More Summary

House Republican sees his party as too gay-friendly

One GOP congressman won't even support his own party's campaign committee because he doesn't think Republicans discriminate enough against gay people.

Florida Congressman Claims Donald Trump’s Candidacy Was Orchestrated By Democratic Party

His candidacy has been a gift to the Democratic Party, but Curbelo claims it's all a plot. The post Florida Congressman Claims Donald Trump’s Candidacy Was Orchestrated By Democratic Party appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Miami congressman sees Trump as a Democratic plant

Some have joked that Trump might secretly be a liberal Democrat, trying to make Republicans appear ridiculous. But for some, it's actually not a joke.

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