Congress

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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AP
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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AP
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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AP
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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AP
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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AP
July 17, 2019 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily killed a maverick Democrat's effort Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent racial insults against lawmakers of color, in a vote that provided an early snapshot of just how divided Democrats are over trying to oust him in the shadow of the 2020...
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AP
July 17, 2019 - 10:40 am
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference on Wednesday, a day earlier than usual, after the House passed a resolution on Tuesday condemning President Trump's racist tweets targeting four progressive congresswomen. The measure condemning the tweets passed by a vote of 240 to 187,...
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Getty
July 16, 2019 - 3:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led House voted Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a...
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