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The Fight Over the Mueller Report Is Just Beginning. Here’s What Comes Next

"We’re going do everything in our legal and legislative powers"
Tags: Uncategorized, Congress, Donald Trump, Justice, Robert Mueller, William Barr


Read William Barr’s Letter to Congress Confirming the Mueller Report

The Attorney General told Congress he is 'committed to as much transparency as possible'
Tags: Uncategorized, Congress, Justice, Robert Mueller, White House, William Barr


William Barr Is Now the Sole Keeper of the Mueller Report. How He’ll Wield That Power Is a Mystery

Special counsel Robert Mueller has officially concluded his investigation after more than two years and turned his final report in to the Justice Department. What happens next depends on one man: the attorney general, William Barr. Justice Department rules now make Barr the sole keeper of the Mueller report. He alone decides what to do…
Tags: Uncategorized, Congress, Donald Trump, Justice, Justice Department, White House


Bill Barr Is Now the Sole Keeper of the Mueller Report. How He’ll Wield That Power Is a Mystery

Special counsel Robert Mueller has officially concluded his investigation after more than two years and turned his final report in to the Justice Department. What happens next depends on one man: the attorney general, William Barr. Justice Department rules now make Barr the sole keeper of the Mueller report. He alone decides what to do…
Tags: Uncategorized, Congress, Donald Trump, Justice, Justice Department, White House


WaPo: Congressional Dems Will Demand Trump Admin Preserve Mueller Docs

Democratic lawmakers from both the House and Senate are preparing a letter they will send to several executive branch agencies seeking preservation of documents the agencies provided special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Among the signatories of the letter are the leaders of six House committees that have embarked on obstruction and corruption investigations into President Trump and his inner circle, now that Democrats have taken control of the lower chamber. Shortly after Mueller ...
Tags: Muckraker, Bill Barr, House Dem probes, House Democrats, Russia probe, Tierney Sneed


This Week: Acting Pentagon Chief’s Alleged Pro-Boeing Bias Gets New Attention

The Pentagon’s inspector general is looking into allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, who spent more than 30 years at Boeing before joining the Trump administration, improperly boosted the company as a government official. The investigation came in response to a complaint from the independent watchdog group CREW, which in turn cited a January report from Politico that Shanahan’s remarks as a government employee had “fuel[ed] questions about whether he harbors an unfair ...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Obama, Congress, Politico, Defense, Pentagon, Air Force, Donald Trump, Boeing, Lockheed, Caribbean, Patriots, Forbes, Trump


Jared Kushner Used Encrypted App to Communicate With Foreign Leaders, Democrats Claim

It could just be a prelude of what is to come
Tags: Uncategorized, Congress


Why Federal Laws Don’t Explicitly Ban Discrimination Against LGBT Americans

Advocates been trying to pass an anti-discrimination law since the 1970s
Tags: Uncategorized, Congress, LGBT, Lgbt Rights


WH Refuses Dems’ Request For Info On Trump’s Talks With Putin

The White House has rejected House Democrats’ request for information on President Donald Trump’s communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing executive authority. “The President must be free to engage in discussions with foreign leaders without fear that those communications will be disclosed and used as fodder for partisan political purposes,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone (pictured above, left) wrote to the chairmen of the House Committees on Intelligence, Foreign Affai...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, White House, House, Donald Trump, Trump, WH, Eliot Engel, Elijah Cummings D Md, Matt Shuham, Translators, Russia Probe, Cipollone, Pat Cipollone


Newly Uncovered Georgia O'Keeffe Letters Shed Light On Her Greatest Paintings

The correspondences between the artist and her friend, filmmaker Henwar Rodakiewicz — just acquired by the Library of Congress — capture her thoughts as her career takes off.(Image credit: Shawn Miller/Library of Congress)
Tags: News, Congress, Henwar Rodakiewicz


James Comey says he hopes Trump isn't impeached – live news

Comey says Congress should pursue it if the facts are there, but impeachment would ‘deeply fracture our country’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 9.16pm GMT Gabrielle Canon here, taking over for Ben Jacobs. Cesar Sayoc, the man arrested for sending explosives to 13 prominent Trump critics last year, has plead guilty today. Related: Cesar Sayoc: what we know about the pipe bomb suspect A weepy Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty to 65 counts with a guidelines range of life impri...
Tags: Health, Congress, Israel, US, World news, US news, Syria, US politics, Abortion, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, Comey, Rakoff, Cesar Sayoc, Gabrielle Canon


Trump breaks with US policy to recognise Golan Heights as Israeli territory – latest news

Israel captured Golan Heights in 1967 after six-day warBridget McCain condemns Trump, 72, for being a ‘child’Sign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 8.18pm GMT Former President Barack Obama will meet with freshman House Democrats next week.Politico reports that Obama will appear at a reception hosted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday night for the over sixty newly elected House Democrats. 8.10pm GMT Former FBI director James Comey about what he would like to see in the Mu...
Tags: Health, Obama, Congress, Politico, Israel, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Syria, Fbi, United States, US politics, House, Abortion, Nancy Pelosi


Devin Nunes Is Suing for Defamation. But in 2010, He Said You Should Be Allowed to ‘Smear’ Politicians

Rep. Devin Nunes is suing multiple Twitter accounts, and the social media platform itself, for defamation. But in 2010, the California Republican said that everyone has the right to “smear” politicians they disagree with. “I think there’s people that have every right to say what they want,” he said on C-SPAN, in response to racist…
Tags: News, Congress, California, Uncategorized, Viral, Devin Nunes, Onetime


Key Dem Tired Of Waiting On Ways And Means Chair To Get Trump Tax Returns

Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) is tired of waiting for the House Ways and Means Committee to request Trump’s tax returns, he said in a statement to TPM. Pascrell said that “time is wasting” with regard to the request, and added that “the longer we wait, the longer the process could drag on — so we must move.” Ways and Means chair Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) is the only Democrat in Congress empowered to request Trump’s tax returns, under a Roaring Twenties-era provision in the tax code that grant...
Tags: News, Nbc, Congress, Treasury, Trump, Neal, Bill Pascrell Jr D NJ, Pascrell, House Ways and Means Committee, Ways and Means, Steve Mnuchin, Richard Neal D MA, Trump Tax Returns, Muckraker, Trump Swamp, Josh Kovensky


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez receives so many death threats her staff performs visitor risk assessments

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has received death threats frequently enough that her staff “stiffens” every time someone knocks on the door of her office. The realities of Ms Ocasio-Cortez’s time in Congress as the US representative of New York's 14th congressional district have been revealed in a new Time profile, which displays the youngest-ever Congresswoman on the cover. According to the profile, the outspoken Congresswoman has made many fans and enemies in her first few months in office, with t...


New Zealand Shows the U.S. What Leadership Looks Like

Other nations’ leaders learn from experience. But Congress and President Trump refuse to act on guns.
Tags: News, Congress, New Zealand, Trump


Fox Reporter Gives House Dems Some Docs Related To Spiked Stormy Story

Former Fox News reporter Diana Falzone is reportedly cooperating with House Democrats’ request related to Fox’s reported killing of her story on hush payments to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election. According to MSNBC’s Ari Melber, Falzone has given congressional investigators “at least some documents that have been requested” by the House Oversight Committee. “She will soon schedule an interview, which means she will talk to them about what happened,” Melber said during his show on Wedne...
Tags: News, Congress, Fox, House, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, Msnbc, Trump, Jane Mayer, Stormy Daniels, Diana Falzone, House Oversight Committee, Falzone, Melber, Nicole Lafond, Stormy Daniels saga


Pay Raises, More Staff, Earmarks: Lawmakers Propose Ways To Overhaul Congress

A newly created bipartisan House committee is examining ways to change both the culture and the law-making structure on Capitol Hill.(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)
Tags: News, Congress, House, Andrew Harnik


JAY-Z’ ‘The Blueprint’ To Be Added To Library Of Congress

Another notch in his constantly growing list of legendary accomplishments.
Tags: News, Congress, Jay-z, Jazz


Trump renews attack on McCain at Ohio tank plant visit: 'I never liked him much' – as it happened

The president returned to his criticism of John McCain Wednesday, while visiting Lima, Ohio. Follow the latest newsSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 12.05am GMT Here’s what’s happened Wednesday evening: 11.32pm GMT Purdue Pharma, one of the largest opioid manufacturers in the US, has hired a former Drug Enforcement Administration official who testified before Congress in 2017 the urgent need to regulate prescription drugs, NBC news reports. Demetra Ashley, who was on...
Tags: Republicans, Congress, Nbc News, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Ohio, DEA, John Mccain, Donald Trump, Trump, McCain, Ashley, Drug Enforcement Administration


Boeing 737 MAX to face first congressional hearing

Boeing's ill-fated 737 MAX and federal regulators next week will face the first public grilling by Congress over the two fatal plane crashes in recent months. Cruz intends to hold a second hearing to question Boeing officials as well as pilots and others in the industry, according to the statement.
Tags: News, Congress, Boeing, Cruz


New Zealand’s Dealing With Its Gun Problem. When Will We?

Other nations’ leaders learn from experience. But Congress and President Trump refuse to act.
Tags: News, Congress, New Zealand, Trump


Analysis: How Democrats fell out of love with impeaching Trump

Almost from the day that Donald Trump won the White House in 2016, a significant chunk of Democrats have wanted Congress to throw him out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue via impeachment. Which makes the latest finding on impeachment in a CNN-SSRS poll all the more intriguing.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Cnn, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Pennsylvania Avenue


How Democrats fell out of love with impeaching Trump

Almost from the day that Donald Trump won the White House in 2016, a significant chunk of Democrats have wanted Congress to throw him out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue via impeachment. Which makes the latest finding on impeachment in a CNN-SSRS poll all the more intriguing.
Tags: Congress, White House, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Pennsylvania Avenue


Jay-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ Album Added To Library Of Congress’ Nat’l Recording Registry

The registry “honors the music that enriches our souls,” Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said Wednesday.
Tags: News, Congress, Jay Z, Carla Hayden


Dakotas tribes seek more crime-fighting help from feds

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — American Indian reservations in the Dakotas need more resources and cooperation from the federal government to combat crime and improve safety, tribal leaders told members of Congress on Wednesday as they detailed a range of problems including drug trafficking, sex crimes, and missing and murdered indigenous women. Officials with federal law […]
Tags: News, Congress, Nation, BISMARCK N D AP, Dakotas


Trump renews attack on McCain at Ohio tank plant visit: 'I never liked him much' – live

The president returned to his criticism of John McCain Wednesday, while visiting Lima, Ohio. Follow the latest newsSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 8.19pm GMT A lawyer for Rick Gates, the former top aide to Paul Manafort, told the House Judiciary Committee that Gates will not cooperate for now.Politico reports that Gates is not doing so on the advice of prosecutors. Gates has pleaded guilty in federal court and has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller.“H...
Tags: Supreme Court, Republicans, Congress, Politico, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Ohio, John Mccain, Biden, Donald Trump, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Gates


'New bizarre low': Trump faces backlash after reviving McCain attacks

Republicans such as Lindsey Graham and Mitt Romney defended the late senator after the president said he ‘never liked’ himDonald Trump renewed attacks on the late senator John McCain, stating he “never liked” the Arizona Republican and “probably never will”.The president faced widespread backlash for reviving his criticism of McCain, who died of brain cancer last year.While Trump shared a notoriously contentious relationship with McCain, Republicans balked at Trump’s willingness to engage in pos...


GOP Senators Defend John McCain After President Trump’s Attacks: ‘Genuine American Hero’

Mitch McConnell tweeted that he misses his friend "today and every day"
Tags: News, Congress, Uncategorized, Gop, Mitch McConnell, John Mccain, Trump, Onetime


A post by Racist Iowa congressperson Steve King threatens a second American Civil War

Steve King, a racist Republican US congressperson from Iowa, is making waves again. King posted a meme to Facebook suggesting GOP-leaning Red states would win a new civil war. LA Times: “Folks keep talking about another civil war,” the meme read. “One side has about 8 trillion bullets, while the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use.” King, whom Congress recently stripped of committee assignments over his comments about white supremacy, annotated the image with a winking emoji and mu...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Christ What An Asshole, Congress, US, Gop, Iowa, King, LA Times, Steve King



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