Category: Congress

Susan Collins’s Seat Downgraded to ‘Toss-up’

Susan Collins’s Seat Downgraded to ‘Toss-up’

In a fresh sign just how vulnerable Collins may be as she seeks re-election next year, the preeminent nonpartisan Washington political analyst Charlie Cook just changed his rating of the Maine Senate race from 'Lean Republican,' to 'Toss up.'

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Asks Why the Justice Department Went Easy on Big Banks

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Asks Why the Justice Department Went Easy on Big Banks

After an article by ProPublica and American Banker examining how the DOJ softened settlements with RBS and Barclays, the presidential candidate blasts settlements that let banks “evade accountability.”

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Ilhan Omar: The Netanyahu Government Should Stop the Expansion of Settlements if Israel Wants U.S. Aid

Ilhan Omar: The Netanyahu Government Should Stop the Expansion of Settlements if Israel Wants U.S. Aid

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government should end the practice of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, according to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), one of the US Democratic congresswomen recently barred entry to Israel.

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Omar and Tlaib: ‘Neither Has Said They Hate Israel or the Israeli People’

Omar and Tlaib: ‘Neither Has Said They Hate Israel or the Israeli People’

Donald Trump's vehement assertions that Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan have voiced hate for Israel are simply untrue, according to a well-known White House reporter.

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The FBI Told Congress Domestic Terror Investigations Led to 90 Recent Arrests. It Wouldn’t Show Us Records of Even One.

The FBI Told Congress Domestic Terror Investigations Led to 90 Recent Arrests. It Wouldn’t Show Us Records of Even One.

Four days after asking for information on the FBI’s claims of 90 domestic terrorism arrests, we are still waiting. And, frankly, it got kind of weird.

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Poll: Ocasio-Cortez More Popular After Trump’s Attacks

Poll: Ocasio-Cortez More Popular After Trump’s Attacks

Despite the political abuse (or perhaps because of it) related to Trump's racist tweets, a funny thing happened: Ocasio-Cortez's popularity only has risen.

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Will Congress Take Action on Gun Laws After This Weekend’s Mass Shootings?

Will Congress Take Action on Gun Laws After This Weekend’s Mass Shootings?

Two mass shootings within 24 hours over the weekend not only left more than 30 victims dead, but raised real questions whether the nation's political leaders could ever adequately address the crisis of gun violence.

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‘It’s Borderline Panic Both in Texas and in National Republican Circles’

‘It’s Borderline Panic Both in Texas and in National Republican Circles’

Rep. Will Hurd's retirement announcement this week goes beyond the simple numbers--Hurd is the sixth Republican and the third from Texas to decline to seek re-election next year--the 41-year-old was seen both as a GOP rising star, and was the only black Republican in the House.

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Rep. Khanna: Attack on Cummings Will Hurt Trump in Suburban Counties He Needs to Carry

Rep. Khanna: Attack on Cummings Will Hurt Trump in Suburban Counties He Needs to Carry

If Donald Trump thought his Twitter attack against Rep. Elijah Cummings will help him politically, he is wrong, according to a California Democrat.

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Judiciary Dem: ‘We Are in an Impeachment Investigation’

Judiciary Dem: ‘We Are in an Impeachment Investigation’

While hundreds of House Democrats and much of official Washington is busy debating whether to open an impeachment proceeding against Donald Trump, one top member of the House Judiciary Committee says impeachment has functionally already begun.

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Opinions

Why I Switched From Bernie to Yang

By Isiason Brown

This isn't a switch I made lightly. I've been a strong Bernie supporter since 2016 and have been rooting for him until now, in 2019.

Yes, Donald Trump Is Rooting for Break-up of the EU

By Alex Denethorn

Of course Donald Trump is hoping for a dissolution of the European Union, and it's not a secret.

Why Minorities May be Socially Conservative But Vote Democratic

By Dallas Mitchell

The Republican brand of social conservatism is for other people.

Why the Sanders Candidacy is No Longer Viable

By Tony Panaccio

Before the first presidential debate between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon, the talk on the street was that Nixon was going to mop the floor with JFK.

July CNN Democratic Presidential Debate Night 2

By Allison Hellman

The second Democratic debate is over, and I have to say that last night was a huge surprise, but also a huge disappointment.

July CNN Democratic Debate Night 1

By Allison Hellman

We’re staying up late again to watch the next round of Democratic debates, and give all the candidates the grades they deserve.

Let’s Talk About The 7th Maryland Congressional District

By Chris O'Leary

Let’s talk about Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, the subject of Trump’s latest weird tweetstorm, and aside from reminding Donald Trump that he actually is the president of Maryland’s 7th Congressional District, let’s look at it just from a “facts” standpoint first.

Maybe The Fault Lies With Us, Not Mueller

By Alex Denethorn

You can tell that we're not holding presidents to the same standards as we used to.

The Death Penalty’s Fatal Flaw is Finding a Way to Do It Right

By Tony Panaccio

As the federal government is gearing up to start executing death row inmates, I found myself remembering my first, and incredibly surreal, experience with capital punishment.

Google Cares About One Thing, and It Isn’t Politics

By Chris O'Leary

The bias you see when you look at your Google search results is your own.