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House Democrats To Hold Barr, Ross In Contempt Of Congress

Elijah Cummings

The House Oversight and Reform Committee announced Monday it will vote on holding Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress, Politico reports. The announcement comes as both Barr and Ross refuse to provide documents in regards to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. “Unfortunately, your actions are part of a pattern,” Maryland ...

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House Schedules First Hearing On Mueller’s Findings

The House Judiciary Committee scheduled its first hearings focused on former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into interference between Russia and the Trump campaign Monday. The committee, which is led by New York Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler, plans on interviewing those mentioned in the Mueller report to focus on “the most overt acts of obstruction.” The hearings are titled “Lessons ...

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Judge Blocks Missouri’s Anti-Abortion Law

A judge in St. Louis, Missouri ruled to temporarily block the state from preventing the state’s only Planned Parenthood from performing abortions on Friday. “We could face a situation tomorrow where 1.1 million women of reproductive age in Missouri will no longer be able to access abortion care, which is essential health care, in their own state,” Dr. Leana Wen, president ...

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Third Congressman Stalls GOP Disaster Relief — Demands The House Votes

Tennessee Republican Rep. John Rose temporarily blocked a disaster relief bill in the House by objecting to a unanimous consent vote Thursday, delaying $19.1 billion dollars of aid. “I am standing in a House chamber that is virtually empty. Nearly all of my 431 colleagues are absent as the Speaker of the House seeks to pass a $19 billion spending ...

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Nadler Responds To Mueller: ‘Falls To Congress To Respond To The Crimes’

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler responded to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s first public remarks since his report was released, hinting that it is likely Mueller will be subpoenaed to testify in front of Congress. In a statement released by Nadler after Mueller’s press conference at the Department Of Justice, Nadler thanked Mueller for his service and said that “although Department ...

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Rep Thomas Massie Blocks Disaster Aid Bill

Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas Massie blocked a disaster aid bill in the House by objecting to a unanimous consent vote Tuesday, delaying $19.1 billion dollars of aid. This all comes as Senate negotiators agreed to a nearly $20 billion disaster relief package for Americans Thursday, with hopes it would pass the House Friday. However, Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy originally ...

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Tlaib Says House Democrats To ‘Demand’ Move Towards Impeachment

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said on Sunday that Democrats are going to move towards demanding President Donald Trump be impeached. Tlaib appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and was asked about impeachment by host Chuck Todd and specifically why she could not get the majority of House Democrats to defend calls for impeachment. Tlaib responded by saying, “I think ...

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One Of The Last Navajo Code Talkers Passes Away At 94

One of the last living World War II Navajo Code talkers and a long-serving New Mexico state Senator died Friday at age 94. John Pinto, a marine, reportedly had been battling several different illnesses throughout the past years. Pinto was born in Lupton, Ariz., on Dec. 15, 1924. After serving as a Code Talker in World War II, Pinto graduated ...

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Chip Roy Blocks Disaster Aide Package In The House

Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy blocked the disaster aid bill in the House by objecting to a unanimous consent vote Friday, delaying $19.1 million dollars of aid. “I’m here today primarily because if I do not object, Congress will have passed into law a bill that spends $19 billion of taxpayer money without members of Congress being present in our ...

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Meadows Says Declassification Of Russia Probe Documents Is ‘Right Around The Corner’

North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows said that important documents relating to the origins of the counterintelligence investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign will be released soon on Monday. In an appearance on Fox News, the House Oversight Committee member responded to the former committee chair Trey Gowdy’s comments that the FBI possibly withheld “game-changing” evidence regarding the origins of ...

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Cornyn, Feinstein Bill To Help Fight Rape Kit Backlog Passes Senate

The United States Senate unanimously passed a bill to help reduce the backlog of untested rape kits in the Senate on Thursday. Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn and California Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein introduced the “Debbie Smith Act of 2019,” which would reauthorize the Debbie Smith Act and give more resources to state and local law enforcement agencies to perform forensic ...

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Attorney General Barr Says Democrats’ Contempt Vote Was Part Of ‘Political Circus’

Attorney General William Barr said the House Judiciary Committees vote to hold him in contempt of Congress is part of a “political circus” in a Friday interview. In an interview with Fox News, Barr was asked about the hearing, where Democrats voted to hold Barr in contempt of Congress for not giving the committee special counsel Robert Mueller’s full, unredacted ...

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John Delaney Hits Liz Warren For Refusing Fox News Town Hall: ‘Not Using Your Town Hall, I Will’

2020 Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney criticized Sen. Elizabeth Warren Tuesday for turning down an offer from Fox News to participate in a town hall. The former Maryland representative said on Twitter he will use the platform if she refuses. If you're not using your town hall, I will. Democratic candidates have to campaign everywhere and talk to all voters. ...

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Liz Warren Turns Down Town Hall With Fox News — Calls It ‘A Hate-For-Profit Racket’

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren turned down an offer from Fox News to host a town hall for her Tuesday, calling the network “a hate-for-profit racket.” Warren sent out of a series of tweets, saying she would be turning down the offer. It is “a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists—it’s designed to turn us against ...

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Trump To Nominate Patrick Shanahan For Defense Secretary |

President Donald Trump plans on nominate acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to officially take over the top spot at the Department of Defense, The White House confirmed Thursday. “Based upon his outstanding service to the Country and his demonstrated ability, President Trump intends to nominated Patrick M. Shanahan to be the Secretary of Defense,” White House Press Secretary Sarah ...

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