GOP Senators Ask to Cancel August Recess

GOP Senators are asking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to expand their work schedule in order to accomplish outstanding work items. They’re asking, specifically, for McConnell to cancel the August recess, one of the most anticipated breaks of the year for Senators. “Our current Senate calendar shows only 33 potential working days remaining before the […]

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Schumer Introduces Legislation to Legalize Marijuana

Legislation was introduced this week in the Senate that would decriminalize the use of marijuana at the federal level and create dedicated funding streams for women and minority business owners to produce and sell the drug. The legislation was introduced by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer who said that his world view on Marijuana has “evolved.” […]

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Cohen Drops Two Lawsuits Over Steele Dossier

President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen has dropped a pair of lawsuits against news outlet Buzzfeed and political research firm Fusion GPS over allegations made in a report compiled by a former British intelligence officer. The now famous Steele dossier was commissioned by Fusion GPS and published by Buzzfeed in January 2017. The report claims […]

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McConnell Says There Will Be No Bill to Protect Mueller

A group of bipartisan Senators have drafted a bill that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired. The Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act would ensure that Mueller could only be fired for “good cause” by a senior Justice Department official, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has no intention of […]

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Supporters of Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore Offered Accuser’s Attorney $10,000 to Discredit Her

Supporters of former Alabama Supreme Court Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore offered the attorney of a woman who accused Moore of sexual misconduct $10,000 to drop the woman as a client and say publicly that he doubted the voracity of her claims. The statement would be given to the news outlet Breitbart.com which […]

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President Trump, Ignoring National Security Advice, Congratulates Russian President Putin on Election Victory

President Trump, contrary to advice given to him by his national security advisers, called Russian President Vladimir Putin and congratulated him on his election victory today. Putin won reelection Sunday, ensuring he will remain Russia’s president for the next six years. Putin has been the head of the country since 1999, serving as either president […]

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Gun Legislation Stalls in Congress with Democrats Hoping for More Consequential Bills

Despite outcries from parents, students and lawmakers, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not bring gun-control legislation to the floor of the Senate this week.  McConnell filed a motion to hold a procedural vote on banking reform, and after that he hopes to bring to the floor anti-sex-trafficking legislation. It is unclear when, or if, […]

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Rep. Gutierrez Keeps Pressure on House on DACA – Says We Must Rise Above Racism Emanating from White House

Representative Luis Gutierrez called on the House of Representatives to take up legislation that would protect hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought here as young children from deportation, so-called DACA recipients. “The President still plans to kill DACA and make hundreds of thousands of immigrants who are currently documented and known to […]

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Senate’s Failure to Act Leaves Hundreds of Thousands of DREAMers in Limbo

Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children are left in limbo as immigration reform once again failed to pass in the Congress this week.  The fate of DREAMers is up in the air as Congress enters a week-long recess and a March 5th deadline for the DACA […]

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Urges President Trump to Keep Kelly

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has reportedly advised President Trump to not fire Chief of Staff John Kelly in the wake of a scandal involving a White House staffer who was working under him.  According to sources, McConnell has told the President to avoid making any significant changes to his senior level staff, including letting […]

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