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GOP’s Obamacare-repeal plan would give Congress and its staff special treatment

The latest Republican plan to replace Obamacare exempts members of Congress and their staff from key changes to the health care system the GOP is trying to unravel. The new … Click to Continue »

Kansas’ newest member of Congress might not want to get too comfy

Rep. Ron Estes got something few first-term lawmakers do: a nice office with a nice view of the Washington Monument. But Estes, the Kansas Republican sworn into office Tuesday, might … Click to Continue »

Capitol Hill Is Totally Ignoring Donald Trump's Proposed Spending Cuts

6 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? Members of Congress have paid no mind to a Trump administration request calling for an array of cuts in a stopgap spending bill that must be passed this week to avoid a government shutdown. Lawmakers had already basically...Show More Summary

“We Write the Songs” annual charm-offensive unruffled by Trump policies

Members of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) who performed at the "We Write the Songs" event at the Library of Congress Tuesday night, made it clear their movement is really rather nonpartisan.

REPORT: House Republicans Exempt Themselves From Health Care Proposal On Preexisting Conditions

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

Vox reports: House Republicans appear to have included a provision that exempts members of Congress and their staff from their latest health care plan. The new Republican amendment, introduced Tuesday night, would allow states to waive out of Obamacare’s ban on preexisting conditions. Show More Summary

Congress members and staff exempt selves from Obamacare repeal

The new compromise Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) contains a provision exempting members of Congress and their staff from the repeal. Yes, you heard that right. Congress is going to repeal Obamacare for you and me, and keep it for themselves. Add your name below to those demanding Congress not repeal […]

Republicans Optimistic About Health Care Revival

“GOP House members came out of a conference meeting Wednesday morning still optimistic about a health care vote next week, provided the deal-making amendment gets fixed to subject Congress to the same Affordable Care Act regulation waivers as everyone else,” [...]

Republicans Exempt Themselves from Trumpcare

Sarah Kliff, Vox: House Republicans appear to have included a provision that exempts Members of Congress and their staff from their latest health care plan. The new Republican amendment, introduced Tuesa on pre-existing conditions. This...Show More Summary

Brazilian police, indigenous tribes clash outside Congress

Thousands of Brazilian indigenous tribe members clashed with riot police Tuesday while demonstrating in the capital, Brasilia, for greater rights. Some of the indigenous people were armed with bows and arrows, while police rained tear gas onto the protesters. Show More Summary

It Shouldn't Be a Big Deal When the President Gives a Holocaust Memorial Speech

Since 1982, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC has organized an annual remembrance ceremony in which Holocaust survivors, members of Congress, and community leaders gather to memorialize the millions of people murdered and persecuted during the Holocaust. Show More Summary

Anti-LGBT Forces in Congress Are Giving Trump Very Bad Advice

And if he takes their advice, we’ll see him in court. Several dozen Republican members of the House of Representatives are urging President Trump to issue an unconstitutional executive order that would authorize wide-ranging, taxpayer-funded...Show More Summary

Exactly zero members of Congress from the southwest border support Trump's wall request

Donald Trump and his racist border wall are having the worst time ever and simply put, it’s been a joy to watch. First, there’s the whole government shutdown business over funding it. Second, there are some indications that some big-time downsizing could be in the works, maybe to save a little face. Show More Summary

The Latest: Lawmakers say Flynn sidestepped disclosure rules

The senior members of Congress on the House Oversight Committee says classified military documents show that the Trump administration's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, did not ask permission or inform the U.S. government...Show More Summary

Two members of Congress say fired National Security Adviser Flynn shouldn't have accepted money from Russia, Turkey

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of Congress say fired National Security Adviser Flynn shouldn't have accepted money from Russia, Turkey.

The Latest: Lawmakers say Flynn sidestepped disclosure rules

The Latest on the congressional probe of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The senior members of Congress on the House Oversight Committee … Click to Continue »

Text Your Members of Congress With Resistbot

Every night, my phone buzzes. “Hello Beth, it’s time to speak up to Washington again.” Sometimes I ignore it, and sometimes I dive in. Meet my new buddy, Resistbot. Read more...

Trump says U.N. must be ready to impose new sanctions on North Korea

The president invited all the members of the U.N. Security Council to Washington to meet with members of Congress and with him at the White House

For Many PACs, Switching Horses Fast Is Just Good Business

by Doug Weber Business PAC donors tend to be practical. Historically they favor incumbents and try to be friendly with members of Congress. Usually, that’s a safe bet: Incumbents won 97 percent of the time in House races and 93 percent of the time in Senate elections in 2016, numbers on par with those in past elections. Show More Summary

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