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Disgraced New York Republican Michael Grimm wants to return to Congress, and you have Trump to blame

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Even in this political season of the astonishing, the improbable and the dismaying, the return of Michael G. Grimm, a former Republican congressman of Staten Island, is one of those ominous signs that the body politic is wracked by ailments more grave than we have known. For if this cancer returns,...

New Mexico elections agency defends campaign restrictions

New Mexico campaign finance regulators are sticking to conclusions that drastically limit Republican Congressman Steve Pearce's access to federal campaign funds as he runs for governor. Secretary of State Maggie … Click to Continue ...

Congressman Raul Grijalva arrested outside Trump Tower during DACA rally

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

\ Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) was among the three Democratic lawmakers arrested outside Trump Tower in Manhattan on Tuesday, for protesting President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) act. After Trump’s decision to cancel the Obama-era...

Bill Goodling, 13-term Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, dies at 89

His moderate positions as Education Committee chairman riled many GOP conservatives.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher makes headlines from coast to coast

Costa Mesa Congressman Dana Rohrabacher continues to make headlines far beyond the boundaries of his district, getting coverage this month in the San Francisco Chronicle after claiming the Charlottesville violence was part of a Democratic scheme and in the Wall Street Journal for being rebuffed in his effort to talk to President Donald Trump about […]

Jackalope announces cast of '1980'

Jackalope Theatre Company has announced the cast of the world premiere of “1980 (Or Why I’m Voting for John Anderson),” the opener of the company’s 10th season. Patricia Cotter’s play, about an unknown Illinois congressman and the young campaigners who believe he has a shot at the presidency,...

Congressional members, leaders arrested in Trump Tower protest demanding clean DREAM Act vote

A group of ten protesters—including Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva,  Illinois Congressman  Luis Gutiérrez, New York Congressman Rep. Adriano Espaillat, and New York City Council President Melissa Mark-Viverito—were among the immigrant...Show More Summary

Democrats lining up to run against Republican congressman in Raleigh suburbs

Infuriated by President Donald Trump’s election victory and energized by the possibility of an anti-Republican wave in 2018, Democratic candidates are lining up for challenges all over the country, including … Click to Continue »

How America can respond to the ‘whitelash’

Deeply disturbed by the violent racial unrest in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, Tom Perriello, a former congressman and State Department diplomat, recently called for a statewide Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This is an idea whose time has come, not just for Virginia but the entire nation. If done properly and well, a commission of […]

Scandal-plagued Lula heads Brazil election poll

Brazil's scandal-plagued former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and a tough-talking rightwing congressman lead voter intentions ahead of next year's presidential elections, a poll said Tuesday. Underlining the turmoil inShow More Summary

'What a class act!' Chaffetz says he'll pass on reading Clinton's book

5 days agoNews : The Lookout

The former congressman who, as head of a House committee, grilled Hillary Clinton relentlessly says he knows he’s in her new book but feels no need to read it.

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Among Arrestees At Trump Tower DACA Action

Protesters, including City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York Congressman Adriano Espaillat, were arrested outside of Trump Tower in Midtown on Tuesday. While President Donald Trump participated in United Nations events...Show More Summary

Republican congressman blames opioid crisis on Medicaid

Republican Congressman Jim Renacci (OH) argued this week that Medicaid expansion in Ohio and other states may have caused the current opioid crisis ravaging the country. His comments come just ahead of a highly-anticipated vote on the Graham-Cassidy heath care bill, which would end Medicaid expansion and, eventually, the entire program. “Medicaid was, in some […]

Texas' Castro again says he's not planning gubernatorial run

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro is repeating that he has no plans to run for Texas governor despite the state's Democratic Party chairman insisting last week that the congressman's still considering … Click to Continue »

Lakota leader, congressman honored in South Dakota

The first Native American to represent South Dakota in Congress is being honored with a special day. A proclamation by Gov. Dennis Daugaard has set aside Tuesday as Ben Reifel … Click to Continue »

Eagles' Joe Walsh says I'm Not THAT Joe Walsh, I Pay My Child Support!!!

Joe Walsh wants everyone to know -- HE PAYS HIS CHILD SUPPORT!!!... unlike another Joe Walsh. We got the famous Eagle Monday at LAX and asked about former Illinois GOP Congressman Joe Walsh, who was so behind on child support he had the…

Fed up with Trump’s ethics? Call your congressman.

President Trump has flouted a standard upheld by every preceding president: Don’t use the presidency to enrich yourself and your family. Whether or not he has violated the emoluments clause (more about that in a moment), he surely has abused his powers by hawking his businesses while speaking in his official capacity, using his presidency […]

White House Staff: We Mustn't Excite The Giant Toddler!

So I assume you know about this story from The Wall Street Journal: A U.S. congressman contacted the White House this week trying to broker a deal that would end WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s U.S. legal troubles in exchange forShow More Summary

That Climate 'Scandal' Rep. Lamar Smith Promoted Was, Indeed, Fake News

A U.K. media watchdog has ruled on the inaccuracy of a story published by the Daily Mail and promoted by the GOP congressman from Texas.

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