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US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama's last hours

Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority. GOP members of Congress had been holding up the … Click to Continue »

Robert Reich's conversation "with a friend who's a former Republican member of Congress"

The Clinton-era Labor Secretary, present-day Berkeley professor presents this as a recent conversation over breakfast. In the new fake-news, fact-challenged America, you're on your own to invent your own ideas about where this belongs on the continuum from verbatim to enhanced storytelling to wishful-thinking fiction:Him: Trump is no Republican. Show More Summary

‘They’ll pull the trigger’: Robert Reich explains how the GOP is playing Trump till they can dump him

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Writing on Facebook, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich relayed a conversation with a former GOP member of Congress who claims current members of the House are playing along with President Donald Trump for now but will dump him at the first possible moment. According to Reich, he recently had...

PHOTOS: Pamela Anderson and Mary Matalin at PETA’s Bipartisan Bash

Pamela Anderson and Mary Matalin hosted PETA’s bipartisan bash on the eve of the presidential inauguration. The event recognized several members of Congress for their efforts to help animals and highlighted... The post PHOTOS: Pamela Anderson and Mary Matalin at PETA’s Bipartisan Bash appeared first on PETA.

Tom Price—the Trumpiest nominee of all—now with a hint of influence peddling

It's really hard to imagine that the most corrupt of all of popular vote loser Donald Trump's picks would be a sitting member of Congress, but that's what we've got with Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) nominated to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. Show More Summary

Capitol Hill Stayed Friendly Behind the Scenes at Inauguration

Protests raged in downtown Washington, D.C. The newly inaugurated President Donald Trump stood on a dais in the rain and attacked the members of Congress who surrounded him as “all talk and no action,” while many Democratic lawmakers stayed home. But behind the scenes on Capitol Hill, all was well. After his barn-burning speech, the…

Trump inauguration speech stirred strong feelings among Californians in Congress

Democratic members of California’s congressional delegation reacted with a mix of defiance and resignation to Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, as the nation’s largest state prepares to deal with a … Click to Continue »

Which California members of Congress aren't going to be on the platform today?

Inauguration Day live updates: Protests amid rain start the day Jan. 20, 2017, 8:02 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration: Trump has not signaled that he will try to unify the country after he is sworn in Protests have already started in Washington, and are expected...

Democrats boycotting the inauguration are playing into Trump's hands

To the editor: A minority of Democratic Congress members will disrespect the president-elect by boycotting his inauguration. (“Boycotting the inauguration may be the right protest but the wrong battleground,” Opinion, Jan. 17) One can say Donald Trump deserves some blowback because he insults and...

Members of Congress Boycotting Inaugural Making Mistake

Friday is inauguration day. The swearing-in of a new President signifies the peaceful transfer of power – one of many things that makes our nation unique. We’re talking about the start of an era though, to hear many tell it, one may think it’ll be the start of an error. That extends to than 65 [...]Show More Summary

More than 60 Democrats are not attending the Trump inauguration

3 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The list of Congress members skipping out on the presidential inauguration keeps growing.        

In a liberal pocket, assisted living residents fear Obamacare's death

4 days agoNews : USAToday: News

From an upscale assisted living center here, 87-year-old Brendan Wall has some advice for members of Congress eager to repeal the Affordable...        

Trump Nominees Shouldn’t Be Stock-Pickers, Experts Say

Members of Congress investing in stocks that rise or fall based on their decisions became a major issue in the confirmation hearing for Tom Price, Trump’s health secretary nominee.

MusicFirst Coalition Pens Open Letter to Congress

Music industry advocacy group MusicFirst has sent an open letter to Congress setting out their legislative priorities. Members of the coalition include the Recording Academy, the RIAA and the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM). Broadcast radio, copyright law and statutory rates are all covered in an open letter to...

Kasich warns GOP members not to cut back Medicaid

4 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Ohio Gov. John Kasich tells GOP members of Congress not to cut Medicaid        

Advice on how to get members of Congress to actually listen to you

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In this video for Mic, former Congressman Steve Israel explains the best way to get your representatives’ attention. Calling is good, but talking to them in person is better.

Trump To Nominate Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue To Head Agriculture Department

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Perdue is popular with farmer groups and establishment Republicans. If he is confirmed, he will be in charge of food aid to the poor and other programs that some members of Congress want to cut.

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence: Decision Met With Outrage From Congress

President Obama’s decision to commute the remainder of Chelsea Manning’s sentence has been met with outrage from several members of Congress. After weeks of speculation, Obama made the announcement on Tuesday that he had commuted Manning’s sentence for the 2010 leaking of documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Show More Summary

Privatize Washington’s Metro System

Some members of Congress are considering restructuring DC Metro’s management and oversight. Big reforms are needed given the disastrous service, safety, and financial performance of the system in recent years. Why not privatize Metro?...Show More Summary

What Is This Obamacare of Which You Speak?

I get a kick sometimes about just how shameless and ridiculous members of Congress can be. TPM Reader LB is represented by newly elected Rep. Tom Garrett Jr. in Virginia's 5th district. Here's what she heard... I am a physician, really worried about the effect of the repeal of the ACA on my patients. Show More Summary

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