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Exclusive: Less than 25% of Republicans in Congress endorse border wall funding in USA TODAY survey

3 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The USA TODAY network asked all 534 members of the House and Senate whether they support the $1.6 billion down payment.        

Facebook "seems to have been less than forthcoming" with Congress, intel chairman says

3 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Facebook briefed members of Congress and provided the ads and other information to Robert Mueller, the company said

3 members of Congress arrested at Trump Tower protest

NEW YORK (AP) — Three Democratic members of Congress have been arrested at a protest outside Trump Tower. U.S. Reps Raul Grijalva, of Arizona; Luis Gutierrez, of Illinois; and Adriano Espaillat, of New York, were among a small groupShow More Summary

Both Parties Move Against Facebook

Mike Allen: “Members of Congress in both parties have begun exploring possible legislative action against Facebook and other tech giants, setting the stage for a potentially massive battle in the midterm election year of 2018.” “Following revelations about fake news [...]

Updates sought for maps showing Great Lakes ecological risks

Members of Congress are pushing federal agencies to update maps that provide information about potential environmental risks to the Great Lakes. The "Environmental Sensitivity Index" maps are maintained by the … Click to Continue »

Anthony Weiner Accuses Teen Of Plot To Elect Donald Trump Making Him Victim Of Political Sexting Set-Up

Anthony Weiner, the former seven-term member of Congress from New York City who in 2011 was forced to resign from the House of Representatives over a sexting scandal, pleaded with a judge on Wednesday to keep him out of prison afterShow More Summary

Songwriters ask members of Congress to ‘figure this whole royalties situation out’

While streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora may be background noise to lots of people (at work, at a party, in the car), for songwriters, they’re very much at the forefront of their minds. Because not only has music streaming taken a huge bite out of profits, but after months of hearings, the Copyright […]

With the NRA's backing, gun silencer bill gets attention in House

Under current law, there are quite a few restrictions on gun silencers. Some members of Congress want to change that.

Ditching Donald Trump: Wave of Republican Retirements Points to Big GOP Trouble in 2018

Democrats in Congress are ratfed — but Republican retirements just may be the political miracle they need. Republican members of Congress returned from an August recess in which they avoided terrible headlines by doing their darnedest...Show More Summary

WOW: Hillary Clinton Wanted to Make ‘Voodoo Dolls’ of Reporters, Lawmakers to Stick Them With Pins

Psycho Hillary Clinton was so peeved about the media coverage over her private email server that she was considering making voodoo dolls in the image of “certain membersof the news and Congress with the intention of “[sticking] them full of pins.” That sounds sane... Show More Summary

Louisiana man held in Guatemala over bullets in luggage

Members of Congress say a Louisiana man has been detained in Guatemala since March after bullets were found in his luggage during an airport scan. Sen. Bill Cassidy and Rep. … Click to Continue »

Congress to Consider Legislation Pushed by Anti-Immigrant Hate Groups

A Texas Republican is introducing the bills as members of anti-immigrant hate groups sway policy in the Trump White House. The post Congress to Consider Legislation Pushed by Anti-Immigrant Hate Groups appeared first on Rewire.

Congress’ Illegal ObamaCare Exemption and Its Nixonian Defenders

Thousands of members of Congress and congressional staffers are benefiting from an illegal scheme that gives Congress special treatment both by exempting them from the harshest part of ObamaCare and by providing them each up to $12,000 in benefits that federal law prohibits them from receiving. Show More Summary

NC Republicans accidentally sign anti-gerrymandering SCOTUS brief targeting their own party

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Two Republican members of Congress from North Carolina say they “accidentally” signed their names on an anti-gerrymandering brief sent to the Supreme Court — a problem many believe was created by the GOP’s “racial” redistricting. According to the News &...

18 Members of Congress Ask Trump Admin to Investigate Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts

Today, 18 members of Congress released a letter urging the U.S. Department of Justice to follow up with an investigation of the December 2016 criminal referrals regarding Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC) and the illegal trade in fetal tissue from aborted children. The letter was released by Congressman Mike Johnson (LA-04) and co-signed by Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, […]

This state’s GOP doesn’t want you to have hurricane aid — but took $123M from tax payers for crop insurance

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Most members of Congress voted for the $15.25 billion hurricane relief package, which will be part of a series of funding allocated for Texas, Florida and all of the states that Irma destroys. However, when it comes to one set of Republicans the care and concern stops at platitudes. All House...

GOP Enraged After AG Sessions Refuses to Charge Lois Lerner In IRS Scandal

GOP members are NOT happy with the Department of Justice after notifying Congress on Friday that it will not charge IRS Lois Lerner over her alleged involvement in targeting Conservative groups. Washington Examiner reports: “[T]he Department...Show More Summary

Twitter Expected to Talk With U.S. Lawmakers About Russian Ad Buys During the 2016 Campaign

A top-ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee says he wants Twitter to brief members of Congress on whether accounts originating in Russia might have played a role in the U.S. presidential election. Today, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia), vice chairman of the committee, said executives from the social media platform are expected to brief lawmakers...

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