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New Sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea Even as China Sails Past Denmark

The House of Representatives passed new sanctions today on those old familiar burrs in the saddle — Iran, North Korea and Russia — even as China held joint military exercises with Russia that took them sailing through the Baltic Sea....Show More Summary

Republicans hold onto state House seat in south Mississippi

Voters in south Mississippi have chosen a new member of the state House of Representatives. The Picayune Item reports that Stacey Hobgood Wilkes defeated two other candidates in a special … Click to Continue »

Chris Murphy Chides Republicans: 'Why Did You Run For Senate If You Just Punt To The House?'

Democrats call for bipartisanship, Republicans threaten bipartisanship. As today unfolds, it looks like the Republican Senate will try to pass a mini skinny repeal of the ACA, and leave it to a conference with the House of Representatives to come up with an actual bill with actual policy on healthcare. Show More Summary

GOP Rep: Someone Needs To "Snatch A Knot In [The Senate's] Ass"

Georgia Representative Buddy Carter had some words for the Senate in general and Lisa Murkowski specifically. Rep. Carter is very frustrated that the Senate is not bowing before the Great and Mighty House of Representatives and is instead...Show More Summary

Russia, EU bristle at proposed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, warn of action

4 hours agoNews : Trending Now

By Andrew Osborn and Philip Blenkinsop MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia warned it was edging closer to retaliation against Washington after the House of Representatives backed new U.S. sanctions on Moscow, while the European Union said the move might affect its energy security and it stood ready to act too. Show More Summary

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Bloomberg: Russia Warns of ‘Painful’ Response If Trump Backs U.S. Sanctions. (video) Russia threatened to retaliate against new sanctions passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, saying they made it all but impossible to achieve the Trump administration’s goal of improved relations. Show More Summary

Why Was Wife of DWS’s Swindler Staffer Allowed to Leave the Country?

In the Morning Jolt, Jim nicely outlines the increasingly bizarre story of a family of Pakistani information technologists who became House staffers under the auspices of Representative Debbie Wasserman Shultz (DWS) of Florida, the former head of the Democratic National Committee and a Clinton partisan. Show More Summary

House passes Russia sanctions bill despite Trump's opposition

6 hours agoNews : The Cutline

The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed legislation that punishes Russia for election meddling and makes it harder for Donald Trump to ease sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s government. The 419-3 vote came as federal and congressional...Show More Summary

Representative Steve Scalise wounded in June shooting discharged from hospital

8 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives who was shot and wounded last month, was discharged from hospital on Wednesday, according to a tweet from the Washington medical center where he was being treated. “Rep. Steve Scalise was...

Rep. Steve Scalise discharged from hospital after being wounded in June baseball shooting

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives who was shot and wounded last month, was discharged from hospital on Wednesday, according to a tweet from the Washington medical center where he was being treated. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Gun Control for Thee, Not for Me

A couple of news stories about Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.): In a historic act of protest, Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives refused to observe the regular order of the House, staging a sit-in protest over the lack of legislation on gun control…. In sharp comments pointed directly at House Republicans, Reps. Show More Summary

House votes to kill consumer lawsuit rule

11 hours agoNews : The Lookout

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to erase a new rule that lets bank and credit-card customers band together in lawsuits, as the agency that drafted the measure, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, moves closer to the center stage of congressional politics. Show More Summary

Germany to examine US-Russia sanctions package

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it will examine a new package of U.S. sanctions against Russia approved by the House of Representatives amid concerns that the measures could affect European businesses.

Iran will respond in kind to US breaches of nuclear deal: Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran would respond in kind to any breach by the United States of the 2015 nuclear deal after the House of Representatives passed a new sanctions bill. "If the enemy steps over part of the...Show More Summary

President says Iran will 'respond' if US missile law passes

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says his country will respond if U.S. legislation imposing sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program becomes law. The House of Representatives passed the … Click to Continue »

Moscow warns new U.S. sanctions take ties into uncharted waters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia warned on Wednesday that new U.S. sanctions against Moscow approved by the House of Representatives take already battered ties into uncharted waters and said it was close to taking retaliatory measures of its own.

US sanctions vote 'hostile', says top Iran negotiator

Iran's top nuclear negotiator said on Wednesday that new sanctions approved by the US House of Representatives were "a hostile measure" that breached Washington's commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal. "The ongoing action in the US Congress... Show More Summary

U.S. panel asks AT&T, Facebook, Google, and Verizon CEOs to testify on net neutrality

19 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

(Reuters) — The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked chief executives from companies representing the two sides of the net neutrality debate, including Alphabet, Facebook, AT&T and Verizon, to testify at a Sept. 7 hearing. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering tossing out 2015 Obama administration net neutrality […]

House seen passing Russia sanctions bill limiting Trump's power

By Amanda Becker and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote overwhelmingly on Tuesday for a bill that would slap new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, potentially complicating President Donald Trump's hopes of pursuing improved relations with Moscow. Show More Summary

Senate Advances Bill Undermining Trump Administration's Energy Research Cuts

The Senate Appropriations Committee moved to sustain funding for energy research and development, breaking with the president and House of Representatives -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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