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August 28, 2019 - 8:22 am
Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is firing back in a public feud with the Alabama Republican Party. Omar called out the state GOP for its support of a Senate candidate that was embroiled in numerous sexual assault allegations after the state party urged that she be expelled from Congress...
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August 13, 2019 - 9:00 am
President Trump's daughter and senior aide Ivanka Trump is involved in the White House's outreach to members of Congress, a White House official told CBS News. Her outreach, the official said, is a part of the White House office of legislative affairs' efforts to engage members of Congress in talks...
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August 09, 2019 - 7:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shifting the gun violence debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he now wants to consider background checks and other bills, setting up a potentially pivotal moment when lawmakers return in the fall. The Republican leader won't be calling senators back to work early,...
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Rebekah Sager
August 08, 2019 - 4:20 pm
San Rafael Mayor Gary Phillips told the City Council during a meeting Monday morning that he's taking a stand against gun violence. Phillips ordered all American flags on city property be flown at half-staff until Congress makes changes in gun laws. “Keeping the flag in this lowered position will...
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Abbie Bennett
August 05, 2019 - 1:00 am
( Connecting Vets ) - Last year, the Department of Veterans Affairs spent $4.8 billion using charge cards. A VA watchdog agency found that millions of that money could have been spent illegally or improperly, including a surge in year-end spending that indicates potential waste. Every year, the VA'...
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August 02, 2019 - 11:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says his pick for national intelligence director has decided to withdraw from the running, citing unfair media coverage. In a tweet Friday, Trump said Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe of Texas had decided to stay in Congress. Questions about Ratcliffe's...
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July 24, 2019 - 10:20 am
The White House is calling former special counsel Robert Mueller's congressional testimony "an epic embarrassment for the Democrats." Press secretary Stephanie Grisham issued a statement as Mueller prepared for a second round of testimony on Capitol Hill about his investigation into Russian...
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Rebekah Sager
July 24, 2019 - 9:29 am
Former special counsel Robert Mueller appeared before Congress to testify before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning. He not only dismissed President Donald Trump's claim of "total exoneration," saying that Trump alleged was not in the Russia report, but he additionally told lawmakers...
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July 23, 2019 - 7:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department told former special counsel Robert Mueller not to stray beyond his report on Russian election interference when he testifies to Congress on Wednesday. In a letter sent Monday to Mueller, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer said he should...
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July 22, 2019 - 10:37 am
President Trump said he doesn't plan to watch former special counsel Robert Mueller testify before Congress on Wednesday, but he might watch some of it. Mr. Trump, seated alongside Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, reiterated his claims that Mueller is very "conflicted" and his report exonerates...
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