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Anti-abortion activists play defense in Congress while waiting for Supreme Court decisions

Anti-abortion activists coming to Washington face newly empowered opponents in Democratic House.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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What To Expect The Public Will See From The Mueller Report

Many details about the so-called Mueller report remain speculative: when it will be delivered, what form it will take, what level of detail it will contain. But this week, attorney general nominee Bill Barr provided a better sense of just how much of the special counsel’s report the public will see in the likely event that he is confirmed by the GOP-controlled Senate. The short answer: not much. Former federal prosecutors and Justice Department officials told TPM that Barr’s Tuesday testimony...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Senate, Cnn, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Starr, Clinton, James Comey, Trump, Allegra Kirkland


Republican women face setbacks — and make some gains — in the new Congress

Sens. Joni Ernst of Iowa and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee made history this week when they questioned William Barr during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to become the next attorney general.
Tags: Congress, Cnn, Tennessee, Iowa, Senate Judiciary Committee, Marsha Blackburn, Sens Joni Ernst, William Barr


AG nominee: Coaching witness to lie is obstructing justice

During his confirmation hearing before Congress, President Donald Trump's attorney general nominee, William Barr, says coaching a witness to give false testimony or to conceal evidence would be obstruction of justice.
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United States: Capitol Hill Healthcare Update - January 14, 2019 - BakerHostetler

Below is this week's "Capitol Hill Healthcare Update," which is posted on Mondays when Congress is in session.
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Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress, sources tell BuzzFeed

President Donald Trump personally directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project, two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter told BuzzFeed.
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The President directed his attorney to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project, two federal law enforcement officials involved in a probe tell BuzzFeed

President Donald Trump personally directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project, two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter told BuzzFeed.
Tags: News, Congress, Stories, Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, Moscow Trump Tower


BuzzFeed: Sources say Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about proposed Moscow project

President Donald Trump personally directed his longtime former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about the Moscow Trump Tower project, two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter told BuzzFeed.
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More than 100 members of Congress reject pay during shutdown

As federal employees brace themselves for their second missed paycheck should the government not reopen in time to make payroll by Tuesday, some members of Congress have decided to join them in a show of solidarity and refuse their paychecks.
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Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress about The Moscow Tower Project

Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to U.S. Congress about their plan to develop a Trump Tower Moscow, Buzzfeed News reports tonight citing two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter. Said Rep. Eric Swallwell (D CA-15) on NBC News as the story broke, “I view this as powerful evidence of collusion.” From Anthony Cormier and Jason Leopold at Buzzfeed News: Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign,...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Senate, Russia, Nbc News, House, Moscow, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Cohen, BuzzFeed News, Michael Cohen


Trump grounds House speaker, scraps Davos trip amid shutdown

US President Donald Trump forced the cancellation Thursday of a trip to Afghanistan by his Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi, and scrapped administration officials' travel to the Davos forum as a government shutdown plunged Washington deeper into deadlock. The mess in the US capital already verged on the surreal as Congress feuds with the White House over how to end an impasse now in its fourth week, with thousands of federal workers left unpaid. In a letter laced with sarcasm, Trump told House...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Afghanistan, Davos, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Brussels Egypt


Trump uses clash over State of the Union to fundraise – live

President highlights Pelosi’s proposal to delay speech in letter to supporters as he cancels her trip to AfghanistanStart your day with our US morning briefing. Sign up. 11.15pm GMT It appears that a certain someone is enjoying life post-politics. Instead of being stressed over shutdown battles, these days Former House Speaker John Boehner is busy peddling pot to investors as America’s next cash crop. The government is shut down but the former speaker of the house is living his best life pic...
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Trump grounds Democratic speaker's foreign travel

Deadlock in Washington reached a new low Thursday as Donald Trump hit his chief Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi with a last-minute cancellation of her plan to take an air force plane to Afghanistan -- citing the four-week-old government shutdown as a motive. The mess in Washington, where swaths of government workers are not being paid while Congress feuds with the White House, already verged on the surreal. In a letter laced with sarcasm and accompanied by his dramatic signature, Trump told H...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Afghanistan, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Brussels Egypt


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first House speech breaks online viewing records

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s first speech on the floor of Congress broke digital viewing records for C-SPAN, Capitol Hill’s public affairs network, garnering over a million views on Twitter in roughly 12 hours. The progressive freshman Gouse member took to the floor on Wednesday to decry Donald Trump’s demands for border wall funding to be included in the next federal spending bill — a battle that has spurred the longest government shutdown in American history. “The truth of this shutdown is tha...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, Donald Trump, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, C SPAN Capitol Hill, Gouse


AP Explains: Trump says wall will stop drugs, facts differ

PHOENIX (AP) — In his demands that Congress set aside $5.7 billion for a border wall, President Donald Trump has insisted that a new physical barrier would stop heroin entering the U.S. from Mexico. “Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. Every week, 300 […]
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47 US Dems ask Trump to sanction Guatemala government

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of 47 Democratic members of Congress urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to impose sanctions on corrupt officials in the government of Guatemala and suspend assistance to the Central American nation. The legislators, led by Reps. Norma Torres and Jim McGovern of California, said the Trump administration has turned a […]
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Trump cancels Nancy Pelosi foreign trip citing shutdown

Members of Congress who were due to join the trip are left sitting on a bus at Capitol Hill.
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Democratic congressman says he's an 'Asian trapped in a white body'

A white member of Congress said Wednesday that he regrets offending Asian people after he reportedly said he is an "Asian trapped in a white body."
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President Trump Canceled Nancy Pelosi’s Trip to Afghanistan Over the Shutdown Fight

One day after she essentially disinvited him from delivering his State of the Union
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Afghanistan, Egypt, Brussels, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Trump


Trump Responds To Pelosi: I’m Canceling Your Overseas Trip!

President Trump responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) call to delay the State of the Union address with a postponement of his own. “Due to the shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the shutdown is over,” Trump wrote to Pelosi. A day earlier, Pelosi wrote to Trump to request he delay his State of the Union address, set for Jan. 29, due to the ongoing government shutdo...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Afghanistan, House, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Pelosi, Sarah Sanders, David Taintor, Brussels Egypt


Pennsylvania GOP congressman resigns

Rep. Tom Marino, a Pennsylvania Republican, announced Thursday he'll resign from Congress to pursue a private sector job, after just starting his fifth term in Congress.
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Pennsylvania Republican congressman resigns

Rep. Tom Marino, a Pennsylvania Republican, announced Thursday he'll resign from Congress to pursue a private sector job, after just starting his fifth term in Congress.
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After Progressive Campaign, How Has Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Shaken Up Washington?

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson looks at the high-profile freshman lawmaker's first weeks in Congress with Politico reporter Rachael Bade.
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Politico, Jeremy Hobson, Ocasio Cortez


Democratic rep pressed on claim Lindsey Graham is 'compromised'

A freshman Democratic member of Congress on Thursday stood by her accusation that Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has been "compromised," citing his staunch defense of President Donald Trump, adding that he can "no longer stand up for the truth."
Tags: Congress, Cnn, Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, Sen Lindsey Graham


Pelosi: ‘I’m Not Denying’ Trump ‘A Platform’ With SOTU Date Request

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters that she’s not “denying” the President a “platform” by requesting the State of the Union be postponed until the government is reopened and reiterated that her ask is about security and ensuring personnel are paid. Speaking to reporters during a press conference on Thursday, Pelosi argued that the date of the SOTU is not “sacred for any reasons” and said it was just a calendar date that was “negotiated” between Congress and the White Hous...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, House, Trump, Pelosi, Nancy Pelosi D CA, Nicole Lafond


Steve King Still Has Backing in Iowa, but Even Supporters Say ‘He’s Done’

Many voters in western Iowa still like Mr. King, even after Congress rebuked him for his views on white supremacy, but also think that his career is effectively over.
Tags: Elections, News, Congress, Iowa, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, King, Ernst, Joni, United States Politics and Government, Steven A, Race and Ethnicity


CNN hosts confront lawmaker over tweets

The first Somali-American elected to Congress, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), was pressed on her controversial tweets regarding Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Israel.
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CNN hosts confront freshman lawmaker over controversial tweets

The first Somali-American elected to Congress, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), was pressed on her controversial tweets regarding Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Israel.
Tags: News, Congress, Cnn, Stories, Sen Lindsey Graham, Ilhan Omar D MN


Mexico Congress backs National Guard, weakens military role

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The lower house of Mexico’s Congress has passed a measure creating a National Guard — but it weakens controversial proposals to give the military a greater formal role in policing. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Thursday he’s not satisfied with the bill that passed the night before and hopes the […]
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