Speaker Ryan to Leave Congress to Be “Full-Time Dad”

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is not seeking reelection and will retire in January 2019, citing his responsibilities as a father. “What I realized is, if I am here for one more term, my kids will only have ever known me as a weekend dad,” Ryan said in a news conference Wednesday. His departure is […]

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President Vows to End Negotiating Solution for DACA Program

President Trump has vowed to stop negotiating on a solution to the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program Sunday morning, citing what he considers a lack of desire on the part of congressional Democrats to get a deal done. He also decried what he called “caravans” of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border […]

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President Looks into Paying for Border Wall Through Money from the Pentagon

President Donald Trump is reportedly inquiring with the Department of Defense about paying to begin construction of a wall along the southern border of the U.S. The President had initially requested $25 billion in border wall funding to be included in the massive spending bill that keeps the government funded for the remainder of the […]

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Ann Coulter Pillories Trump Over Budget: We Thought We Were Getting a Negotiator

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter harshly criticized President Trump for signing a $1.3 trillion spending bill last week that didn’t include funding for a wall along the southern border if the United States. “I can’t see any way to sugarcoat what a disaster this is. I mean there are twenty-four Republicans in the Senate who voted […]

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Congressional Leaders Unveil $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill 48 Hours Before Government Set to Shut Down

Congressional leaders unveiled a massive $1.3 trillion budget that will keep the government funded through the end of September. Negotiations had been going on for weeks and leadership from both parties announced they reached a deal last night. The catch is Congress will have only forty-eight hours to pass the spending bill and keep the […]

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Michael Steele Responds to Comments He was Only Elected RNC Chair Because He is Black

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele confronted the head of the Conservative Political Action Conference over comments an organization employee made about his race.  Ian Walters, an employee of the American Conservative Union, the conservative organization that hosts the annual CPAC event, said at a dinner Friday night that the Republican Party elected Steele […]

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Congressman Receives Campaign Donation of “Thoughts and Prayers” in Wake of Deadly Parkland H.S. Shooting

A Republican U.S. Congressman has received a campaign donation of “thoughts and prayers,” in the wake of a deadly school shooting that claimed seventeen lives and wounded fourteen others last week. “Since you and your colleagues in Congress seem to feel that this is the solution to mass murder, please accept this contribution,” a note […]

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Top Republican Donor Says He Will Not Cut Another Check Unless GOP Helps to Pass Assault-Weapons Ban

A top Republican donor has threatened to withhold political donations from candidates that do not support passing a new ban on assault weapons.  Al Hoffman Jr., a real estate developer and former ambassador to Portugal, wrote an email Saturday to GOP congressional leadership in which he said he would not cut another check until the […]

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Senate Leaders McConnell and Schumer on Verge of Budget Deal That Would Avert Government Shutdown

Senate Leaders Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Chuck Schumer have reached a deal on the budget that will keep the government funded for two years and avert a government shutdown.  The deal is expected to be announced as early as today. The agreement would increase domestic spending by $63 billion and military spending by $80 […]

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Democrats Exuberant Over Special Election Win in Deep-Red-Missouri District

Democrats have managed to pick up a legislative seat in a deep red district in Missouri, in a district easily won by Donald Trump in 2016.  Voters in Jefferson County, a suburb of St. Louis, elected 27-year-old Democrat Mike Revis over his opponent, 59-year-old Republican David Linton. The race was for a seat in the […]

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