Category: Congress

Mouthy Senate Republicans Provide House Perfect Conclusion to Impeachment

Mouthy Senate Republicans Provide House Perfect Conclusion to Impeachment

Imagine a jury foreman coordinating with a criminal defendant and the defendant's legal team "to put the fix in" before the trial gets underway. That's what Mitch McConnell is promising now.
Jeff Van Drew Is Party Switching Himself Into Oblivion

Jeff Van Drew Is Party Switching Himself Into Oblivion

Now the Democratic voters who put Jeff Van Drew in that seat last year will be highly motivated by betrayal now to take him out of it.
Rep. Biggs: Democrats, not Trump, are Abusing Power

Rep. Biggs: Democrats, not Trump, are Abusing Power

Representative Andy Biggs pushed back against the ongoing impeachment hearing, claiming that the Democrats were abusing their power, not Trump.
The Nation Must Come to Terms With Its Violent Past With American Indians

The Nation Must Come to Terms With Its Violent Past With American Indians

Thanks to House Democrats, particularly Rep Sheila Jackson-Lee and legislation she's been shepherding this year, the nation has finally begun to have a long-past-due conversation on its history of chattel slavery--particularly how to make that history right for the descendants of slavery through reparations.
House Approval of New Voting Rights Bill Is Clarion Call

House Approval of New Voting Rights Bill Is Clarion Call

Friday's vote should ring clear as a bell that yes, Democrats are hard at work and particularly hard at work at protecting the civil and voting rights who need them most.
It Appears To Be Time for Devin Nunes To Switch Seats

It Appears To Be Time for Devin Nunes To Switch Seats

It's time for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif) to compel his colleague Nunes to move from his spot off of the dais and out to the witness table.
With Her Fundraising, Rep Ocasio-Cortez Raises the Bar

With Her Fundraising, Rep Ocasio-Cortez Raises the Bar

Without dialing for dollars or lobbyist meetings, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez raised more money than any other House Democrat in the third quarter, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is known for her fundraising prowess.
Trump Should Side With Democracy, Not His ‘Friend’ in China

Trump Should Side With Democracy, Not His ‘Friend’ in China

Regardless of the fact that his fellow Republicans overwhelmingly support the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, Trump has made noises of threatening to veto the bill when it reaches his desk. His rationale is less than compelling.
They Have Momentum, But Democrats Would Be Wise to Put on Another Blockbuster Witness or Two

They Have Momentum, But Democrats Would Be Wise to Put on Another Blockbuster Witness or Two

If House Democrats can hold up, and find even a few more compelling witnesses to put in front of the American people to move public opinion further in their direction (and therefore pressure Republicans to move off their absolutist, "defend-Trump-at-all-costs" position and consider joining the rational process), the better off we all could be.
Can NY Swing District Stomach Stefanik’s Attack Dog Role in Impeachment?

Can NY Swing District Stomach Stefanik’s Attack Dog Role in Impeachment?

Rep. Stefanik may be a young, junior member of the House Intelligence Committee, but she clearly has embraced her new role as defender of Donald Trump with enthusiasm.