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Incoming Attorney General Jeff "I Thought the KKK Was OK Until I Heard They Smoke Pot" Sessions Will Have to Pry My Zoots Out of My Cold, Dead Hands

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Politico takes a look at Jeff Sessions' "coming war on legal marijuana." Without any protection from Congress, every marijuana grower and dispensary owner who came out of the shadows to become a taxpaying member of theShow More Summary

Hawaii's Tulsi Gabbard Joins Water Protectors at Standing Rock

"Soldier. Veteran. Surfer. Member of Congress. Doing my best to be of service." Congresswoman Gabbard with Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II (center right) and supporters U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's (D-HI) Twitter...Show More Summary

At defense forum, Trump's promises on spending draw praise, but other questions linger

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to increase military spending. It’s a pledge that had widespread support among the hundreds of defense officials — including members of Congress, military leaders and industry executives — who met Saturday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi...

Rep. Keith Ellison has a Twitter Problem

Keith Ellison is being accused of violating a House rule that bars members of Congress from using their official Twitter accounts to promote any leadership p[ositions they are seeking, like becoming the chairperson of the Democratic National Committee. Show More Summary

New members of Congress bend over backward for good office space

Rachel Maddow reports on the superstitions and good-luck rituals that new members of Congress perform in the hopes of drawing a good number in the lottery...

Rep. Keith Ellison fine with leaving Congress if he becomes DNC chair

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

One of the arguments building against Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) as the new Democratic National Committee chair is that as a sitting member of Congress he wouldn’t dedicate his full attention to the DNC. But Ellison is willing to resign if he becomes the new chair. At a forum in Denver,...

Asian-Americans In Congress Ask Trump To Meet About Muslims, Immigration, Education

Asian-American and Pacific Islander members of Congress have requested a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss the issues that most affect their communities, while voicing their extreme concern over anti-Muslim discrimination. The...Show More Summary

Forest Service slammed over sexual-harassment and civil rights complaints

Members of Congress took the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its Forest Service to the woodshed Thursday, following years of sexual harassment and whistleblower retaliation complaints. The bipartisan whipping followed tearful and disturbing testimony from a wild land firefighter about sexual abuse. Show More Summary

Rep Xavier Becerra nominated for California attorney general

(AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday named a liberal Democratic member of Congress to be California's next attorney general, an appointment that likely will help preserve the governor's record on climate change and criminal justice changes when he departs in two years. Brown's selection of U.S. Show More Summary

Joe Barton falls short in bid to lead powerful Energy and Commerce Committee

Joe Barton is the senior member of the Texas Republican delegation in Congress, but he failed to win back a powerful committee chair post he held during the George W. … Click to Continue »

What California's New Attorney General Pick Says About Democratic Power in 2017

Or, he could do that. Rep. Xavier Becerra, an ambitious, longtime member of Congress, has accepted California Gov. Jerry Brown’s offer to serve as the state’s next attorney general, replacing Senator-elect Kamala Harris. It is, on one level, the story of a guy getting a pretty good job offer and taking it. Show More Summary

After 45 years of harassment of female wildfire fighters, Congress says enough

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Women who fight wildfires have reported sexual harassment and discrimination. On Thursday, angry House committee members called the response “incompetent.”

Kansas delegation want Medicare changes, but they won’t say ‘privatize’

Kansas members of Congress agree that Medicare should probably be revamped. But they are reluctant to refer to a potential overhaul as “privatization” just yet. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., … Click to Continue »

Brazilian graft judges threaten to resign over intimidation

Brazilian prosecutors running a giant corruption probe threatened to quit Wednesday over what they said was intimidation by members of the graft-plagued Congress, many of whom face investigation. Deltan Dallagnol, coordinator of theShow More Summary

Brazilian soccer tragedy ripples through Washington

Senior political leaders in Congress, at the White House and beyond expressed grief Monday over a plane crash that left dozens of members of an elite Brazilian soccer team dead. … Click to Continue »

Trump's Corporate Takeover of Federal Agencies

"Trump has converted the GOP into a populist working-class party," Trump advisor and far-right economist Stephen Moore told Republican members of Congress at a caucus meeting. Well, advisor Moore, meet the Trump transition team. TheShow More Summary

The Republican Plan to Replace Obamacare is Obamacare Lite. Very, Very Lite.

The Washington Post tells us this morning that we have another new member of the incoming cabinet: Trump picks fierce Obamacare critic as health and human services secretary His name is Tom Price, a Republican member of Congress from Georgia, and the fact that he's a "fierce" critic of Obamacare doesn't really faze me. Show More Summary

Anti-gay Atlanta lawmaker tapped for Trump Cabinet

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Project Q

A metro Atlanta member of Congress who has opposed LGBT equality efforts every chance he's had during his political career has been tapped as President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Department of Health & Human Servic...

Who is this Obamacare critic that Donald Trump has picked as Secretary of Health and Human Services?

Tom Price is an orthopedic surgeon who has been a member of Congress for 6 terms. He isn't just a critic of Obamacare. He's been offering detailed alternative bills going back to 2009, when Democrats got to work on Obamacare. “Congressional...Show More Summary

GOP Rep. Calls Mitt Romney a ‘Self-Serving Egomaniac’

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

A Republican member of Congress working closely with the Donald Trump transition team had some harsh words for Mitt Romney this morning.

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