Category: Congress

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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‘This Could Be the Last Free and Fair Election in American History’

‘This Could Be the Last Free and Fair Election in American History’

With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans unwilling to bring election security legislation to a vote, American democracy is at risk, according to independent experts.

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Pelosi Appears To Soften on Impeachment After Mueller Testimony

Pelosi Appears To Soften on Impeachment After Mueller Testimony

While Nancy Pelosi remains unprepared to move forward immediately, her stance appears to have softened somewhat following Wednesday's day-long testimony by former special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Swalwell on Mueller Hearing: ‘This Is Act 1, Not Act 3,’ and ‘We Should Start Impeachment’ Hearings

Swalwell on Mueller Hearing: ‘This Is Act 1, Not Act 3,’ and ‘We Should Start Impeachment’ Hearings

Former special counsel Robert Mueller's Wednesday testimony before Congress hopefully will be seen as the beginning of an overall impeachment proceeding--rather than the end of the investigation of Donald Trump. That's according to Rep Eric Swalwell of California.

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Lawmakers Offer Green New Deal Alternative

Lawmakers Offer Green New Deal Alternative

Several leading House Democrats have introduced a new plan to deal with climate change and serve as an alternative to the so-called Green New Deal.

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Rep. Krishnamoorthi on Mueller Testimony: A Lot More People Have Watched the Movie ‘The Godfather’ than Read the Book

Rep. Krishnamoorthi on Mueller Testimony: A Lot More People Have Watched the Movie ‘The Godfather’ than Read the Book

Having former special counsel Robert Mueller testify to Congress Wednesday after having already submitted a written report is a bit like how a novel often attracts a wider audience as a movie than as a book, according to a House Democrat.

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New Legislation To Restore Homeowners’ Ability To Work Around GOP Tax Law’s Blue-state SALT Cap

New Legislation To Restore Homeowners’ Ability To Work Around GOP Tax Law’s Blue-state SALT Cap

Following the introduction of new IRS rules that would block state-government workarounds to state and local tax deduction caps enacted as part of last year's GOP tax law, Senate Democrats introduced a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval to nullify the recent IRS decision, restore states’ ability to work around the caps, and allow homeowners to again fully retain their SALT deduction.

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Opinions

The Real Reason Behind Russia’s Struggling Economy

By Eliyahu Setton

And no, it's not Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, or the Communist Party.

An Age Limit on the Presidency?

By Janet Ybarra

Carter, who today is 95, came out to say that even 80 years old is too old to be up for the all of what job of president demands.

We Need to Get Rid of the Useless Penny

By Winston Wang

Pennies cause more even more trouble than they are worth — quite literally.

Brett Kavanaugh Has No Business Serving on the Supreme Court

By Janet Ybarra

If now we cannot have faith in that investigation which was supposed to have cleared him, perhaps now we can no longer have faith in Kavanaugh's service on that high court.

Lying About His Statements, Donald Trump Seems To Think He Leads North Korea

By Janet Ybarra

Trump appears to be confused with his dear friend, the autocratic Kim Jong Un. This isn't North Korea. Trump can't say something--anything--especially on tape and think he can pretend he never said it.

September Democratic Presidential Debate Recap

By Allison Hellman

Another month gone, another Democratic debate to usher in the fall season.

Defeat Judicial Appointment for Steven Menashi (and All Those Like It)

By Janet Ybarra

Every once in a while, a Trump judicial nominee comes forward who is even more noticeably worse than the rest. Steven Menashi is one of those.

We Have Met Our Greatest Security Threat, and It Is Us

By Janet Ybarra

As we stop to remember the solemn events of September 11, 2001, perhaps we can recall nothing more important than the great spirit of togetherness and national unity that the terrible terrorist attacks of that day engendered across the nation.

The Brexit Will Tear the United Kingdom Apart

By Thomas Brown

I confess that, while I was never really on board with Brexit, the breathless warnings from the pro-EU camp were enough to push me into the pro-Brexit side.

Winning 2020 Will Be Harder Than Trump Thinks

By Janet Ybarra

Donald Trump will have to deal with a very unique challenge which other incumbent presidents have not had to face, at least in modern times, as he seeks a second term. And that's before he faces a single Democrat....