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Democrats Demand Twitter, Facebook Crackdown On #ReleaseTheMemo "Russian Bots", There Is Just One Problem...

Last week, a four page memo detailing FBI abuse of FISA warrants against the Trump campaign was circulated within the US House of Representatives Amid calls from several Congressional Republicans, the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo immediately...Show More Summary

The Battle Before the War

To see the importance of recruiting credible, well-funded candidates, one need only look back to November and the Virginia legislative races, where Democrats nearly won a majority in the House of Delegates after almost 20 years in the minority. Show More Summary

What if Pro-Abortion Democrats Took Back Congress?

Democrats would need a net gain of 24 seats in order to take control of the House of Representatives, and in the process take the gavel out of the hands of pro-life Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wi.) and return it to pro-abortion Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal.). What would that mean for unborn children? It would be […]

MISSISSIPPI: Dem Rep Intros Bill Requiring Teachers To Recite The Ten Commandments In Class Every Day

6 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Bustle reports: On Tuesday, Democratic Mississippi Rep. Credell Calhoun introduced a bill that would impose strict religious requirements on teachers in the state’s public schools. Among other proposed rules, House Bill 1100 would mandate that Missouri educators read the Ten Commandments every day in the first hour of class. Show More Summary

CNN: Trump ‘Irrelevant’ in Shutdown Talks Despite Meeting with Democratic Party Leader

According to CNN’s Chris Cillizza, President Donald Trump was “irrelevant” in the negotiations leading up to the government shutdown early Saturday morning. President Trump met with House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) on Friday to try to clear the air on why the Democratic Party minority would force a government shutdown. No deal was finalized […]

The Senate and the House couldn't be further apart on what they want an immigration bill to look like

Senate leaders reached a deal to take up an immigration bill that would address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and border security in order to reopen the government on Monday. Senate Republicans and Democrats want...Show More Summary

Schumer takes back wall offer in new immigration push

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has taken back his offer of billions of dollars for President Donald Trump's long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. Schumer spokesman Matt House says Schumer's office notified the White...Show More Summary

Mississippi bill would require teachers to recite the Ten Commandments every morning

A Democratic Mississippi state lawmaker has proposed a new bill to place the Ten Commandments in every school. It’s clearly unconstitutional. Last week, State Rep. Credell Calhoun (D) introduced House Bill 1100, which would imposes three related requirements on schools, only one of which would actually be allowed under the U.S. Constitution: Every school board […]

Shutdown for What? A DACA Deal May Not Pass the House Because Republicans Say ‘That Would Anger Our Base’

13 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

If Democrats' attempts to pass a significant immigration deal end up getting stymied in the House, then the shutdown will have been a complete failure. 

WAPO: Democrats just got rolled. They can blame Barack Obama. “If he had wanted to act, he could h…

WAPO: Democrats just got rolled. They can blame Barack Obama. “If he had wanted to act, he could have. Obama’s party controlled the House, and Democrats had a 60-vote filibuster-proof majority. If Obama really wanted to pass either the Dream Act or comprehensive immigration reform, Republicans were powerless to stop him. But he didn’t do […]

White House changes voicemail to blame Democrats for government shutdown

15 hours agoNews : The Lookout

The White House has changed its public answering machine message to blame Democrats for the fact they are not taking calls. The prerecorded message normally gives callers the chance to leave a voicemail for the US president but has been amended to reflect the fact America is in the middle of a government shutdown. Show More Summary

House Republicans Already Scoffing at McConnell’s DACA Promise to Democrats

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) committed on Monday to moving an immigration bill before Feb. 8, he didn’t give any incentives for the House of Representatives or the White House to follow suit on bipartisan legislation of their own. Show More Summary

Congress votes to end shutdown, funding bill heads to Trump

yesterdayHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Congress put the US government back in business Monday by voting to end a three-day shutdown, as President Donald Trump claimed victory in his standoff with Democrats in Washington. The House voted 266 to 150 to extend federal funding,...Show More Summary

House Roll Call: Measure to fund the government until Feb. 8

The 266-150 roll call Monday by which the House agreed to a stopgap spending measure to fund the government until Feb. 8. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill. Voting yes were 45 Democrats and 221 Republicans. Voting no were 144 Democrats...Show More Summary

Congress passes funding bill, ends three-day government shutdown

yesterdayNews : USAToday: News

The House passed legislation extending funding through Feb. 8 after Senate Democrats agree to the bill in exchange for negotiations on immigration        

Pennsylvania court orders new election map for its 18 House seats in a boost for Democrats

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday struck down the state’s congressional map, which was drawn to give Republicans a 13-5 majority, a ruling that could shift two or three seats to Democrats this fall. The decision is the third in a year to strike down a state election map as a partisan gerrymander....

NY Times, Associated Press Blame Democrats for Government Shutdown

Both the New York Times and the Associated Press blamed the Democratic Party for the recent government shutdown. The outlets reported that although the Republicans control the Senate, the House of Representatives and the White House, the Senate vote needed 60 votes to keep the government open. The Republicans needed almost double-digit defections from Democrats to […]

Oslo's New Opera House Is The City's Most Striking, Democratic Building

The most striking modern building in the capital of Norway proudly identifies itself as the Oslo Opera House. Yet a more democratically accessible building in this hereditary kingdom would be difficult to imagine. When I paid my first visit last year, young people were dangling their feet in the water from its roof. Yes, its […]

Senate Dems relent, vote to end shutdown; House to follow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government late Monday as Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations, relenting in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the...Show More Summary

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