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Trump will use emergency powers to remain in White House if he loses election, says House majority whip

Donald Trump could use emergency powers to extend his term in the White House, a senior Democrat has said, as fears grow that the president may attempt to hold onto office should he lose November’s election.James Clyburn, the House majority whip, said he believes Trump has no intention of “peacefully” transferring power to presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who is well ahead in several major polls in the race for the Oval Office.
Tags: News, White House, Joe Biden, House, Donald Trump, Trump, James Clyburn


Rashida Tlaib’s Potentially Tough Reelection And 3 Other Primary Races To Watch On Tuesday

Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, part of the House's progressive “Squad,” faces a fight for her seat in Congress.
Tags: News, House, Michigan, Rashida Tlaib


Fake Pelosi video goes viral on Facebook

Facebook's fact-checkers on Sunday labeled as "partly false" a video that it said was manipulated to make it appear as if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was drunk or drugged. The video had been circulating on Facebook since Thursday and by Sunday night had been viewed more than 2 million times.
Tags: Facebook, News, House, Stories, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi


Another fake Pelosi video goes viral on Facebook

Facebook's fact-checkers on Sunday labeled as "partly false" a video that it said was manipulated to make it appear as if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was drunk or drugged. The video had been circulating on Facebook since Thursday and by Sunday night had been viewed more than 2 million times.
Tags: Facebook, Cnn, House, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi


Birx defends herself amid Pelosi criticism

Dr. Deborah Birx on Sunday strongly defended her record amid criticism from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she doesn't have confidence in the White House coronavirus task force coordinator's handling of the pandemic.
Tags: News, White House, House, Stories, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Deborah Birx


Pelosi and Mnuchin dig in on stimulus positions ahead of Monday talks

Swift, bipartisan agreement on a new coronavirus stimulus package seems unlikely as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dug in on their opposing positions Sunday.
Tags: News, House, Stories, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Mnuchin, Steven Mnuchin


Pelosi and Mnuchin dig in on stimulus positions ahead of scheduled Monday talks

Swift, bipartisan agreement on a new coronavirus stimulus package seems unlikely as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dug in on their opposing positions Sunday.
Tags: Cnn, House, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Mnuchin, Steven Mnuchin


Birx defends herself amid criticism from Pelosi

Dr. Deborah Birx on Sunday strongly defended her record amid criticism from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she doesn't have confidence in the White House coronavirus task force coordinator's handling of the pandemic.
Tags: News, White House, House, Stories, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Deborah Birx, Birx


Birx defends herself as Pelosi accuses Trump administration of spreading disinformation on Covid-19

Dr. Deborah Birx on Sunday strongly defended her record amid criticism from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that she doesn't have confidence in the White House coronavirus task force coordinator's handling of the pandemic.
Tags: White House, Cnn, House, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Pelosi, Deborah Birx, Birx


Pelosi: 'I don't have confidence' in Dr. Birx

Politico reported Friday that, while in a closed-door meeting last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx "the worst," accused her of spreading disinformation, and told Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows she believes they're in "horrible hands."ABC's Martha Raddatz asked Pelosi about the incident on Sunday's edition of This Week. Pelosi didn't confirm or deny the...
Tags: News, Abc, White House, America, House, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Calif, Pelosi, Martha Raddatz, Mark Meadows, Raddatz, Steven Mnuchin, Bill Barr, Kaitlan Collins @kaitlancollins


Nancy Pelosi Says She Does Not Have Confidence In Dr. Deborah Birx

The House speaker reportedly called the White House coronavirus task force member "the worst" in a closed-door meeting.
Tags: News, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Deborah Birx


Pelosi Says She Does Not Have Confidence In Dr. Deborah Birx

The House speaker reportedly called the White House coronavirus task force member "the worst" in a closed-door meeting.
Tags: News, White House, House, Pelosi, Deborah Birx


Lawmaker: Trump doesn't plan to leave the White House

CNN's Dana Bash speaks with House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) about his fears that President Donald Trump will not allow a fair 2020 presidential election.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, House, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Dana Bash, James Clyburn D SC


Rep. James Clyburn: Donald Trump plans to install himself in office in emergency way

CNN's Dana Bash speaks with House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) about his fears that President Donald Trump will not allow a fair 2020 presidential election.
Tags: News, Cnn, House, Stories, Donald Trump, Dana Bash, James Clyburn, James Clyburn D SC


Nancy Pelosi Tears Into Dr. Birx: ‘I Don’t Have Confidence’ in Her

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) didn’t mince words on Sunday morning, declaring that she has no “confidence” in White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, whom she blamed for President Donald Trump peddling coronavirus disinformation.Last week, during a closed-door meeting with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Politico reported that the speaker tore into Birx. “Deborah Birx is the worst. Wow, what horrible hands you’re in,” she r...
Tags: New York, News, Abc, Washington, White House, Boston, Cnn, Chicago, House, New York Times, Treasury, The New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Houston, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


Is Trump's top cop, attorney general William Barr, a danger to democracy?

The attorney general’s many critics saw his combative display on Capitol Hill as proof of his willingness to enable Trump’s darkest impulsesWilliam Barr was hungry. “Mr Chairman, could we take a five-minute break?” the attorney general asked Jerry Nadler of the House of Representatives’ judiciary committee. “No,” retorted Nadler, his hearing almost done. Barr responded sardonically: “You’re a real class act.”It was pure Barr: a proud, combative, unflappable and unapologetic partisan warrior in t...
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‘Wrong!’ Trump Whines Over Fauci Testimony On COVID Surge

President Donald Trump continued an attack against the nation’s top infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci on Saturday afternoon, responding to bleak testimony from the doctor that explained why the United States has failed at containing outbreaks of the virus. The President retweeted a video from CBS News that showed Fauci testisfying before Congress this week about spikes in cases of coronavirus. Trump accompanied the video with the words, “Wrong!”  Wrong! We have more cases because...
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AOC's Measure to Kill U.S. Military Twitch Streams Fails House Vote (gizmodo)

An amendment proposed by U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that would st0p the military from recruiting on platforms like Twitch failed a House vote on Thursday. Had it passed, it would have added a provision to the House Committee on Appropriations Bill to bar the U.S. military from using federal funds to…Read more... [Author: Alyse Stanley]
Tags: News, House, Aoc, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Alyse Stanley, House Committee on Appropriations Bill


Rep. Raúl Grijalva Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) has tested positive for COVID-19 after a week in Washington, D.C., that included a hearing with Rep. Louie Gohmert, who announced a positive test for coronavirus earlier this week.  Grijalva, is asymptomatic and in self-quarantine at his residence in the Washington area, his spokesman, Geoff Nolan told The Arizona Republic on Saturday. It isn’t clear how Grijalva contracted the virus. Grijalva, a chair for the House Natural Resources Committee, was at a meeting for th...
Tags: News, Washington, House, Nancy Pelosi, Louie Gohmert, Arizona Republic, House Natural Resources Committee, Gohmert, Raúl Grijalva, Grijalva, Zoë Richards, Geoff Nolan, House Judiciary Committee Since Gohmert


Schumer calls latest round of coronavirus relief talks most productive yet, but sides still 'not close'

Congress ended the week in a deadlock after days of negotiating the next iteration of the CARES coronavirus relief bill, allowing the $600/week unemployment boost to expire without a replacement plan in place. As a result, nearly 30 million U.S. workers will now have a lapse in their unemployment benefits. But talks continued on Saturday, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) sitting down for several hours with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuc...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Gop, House, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Western Europe, Calif, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Meadows, Steven Mnuchin, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Pelosi Schumer Mnuchin


Alienated by Trump, Suburban Voters Sour on G.O.P. in Battle for the House

House Republicans are on the defensive in suburban strongholds as voters reject President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus and calls for racial justice.
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New Disclosures Confirm: Trump Himself Was the Target of Obama Administration’s Russia Probe

Long-sought documents finally pried from U.S. intelligence agencies prove that the Obama administration used the occasion of providing a standard intelligence briefing for major-party candidates as an opportunity to investigate Donald Trump on suspicion of being a Russian asset.I say investigate Donald Trump advisedly.As I contended in Ball of Collusion, my book on the Trump-Russia investigation, the target of the probe spearheaded by the FBI -- but greenlighted by the Obama White House, and abe...
Tags: Chris Christie, News, Putin, Obama, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Russia, New York City, Joe Biden, Fbi, Gop, House, New Jersey, Susan Rice


Florida couple busted for breaking COVID-19 quarantine insists they were just walking the dog

California, which has been hard hit by the pandemic, reported its first teen fatality, while Jim Jordan sparred with Dr. Anthony Fauci at House hearing.
Tags: Florida, News, California, House, Anthony Fauci, Jim Jordan


Rep. Clyburn: I'd rather be hated than disrespected

House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) tells CNN's Chris Cuomo why he believes President Donald Trump has "tremendous disrespect" in his heart for people "who do not look like him."
Tags: News, Cnn, House, Stories, Donald Trump, Chris Cuomo, Clyburn, James Clyburn D SC


Ethics Committee extends probe of Georgia congressman over use of campaign funds

The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it will extend its investigation into Rep. Sanford Bishop, a Georgia Democrat, due to evidence that his campaign had likely spent thousands of dollars on personal expenses and events in possible violation of House spending rules.
Tags: News, Georgia, House, Stories, Ethics Committee, House Ethics Committee, Sanford Bishop


Ethics Committee extends investigation into Georgia congressman over use of campaign funds

The House Ethics Committee announced Friday that it will extend its investigation into Rep. Sanford Bishop, a Georgia Democrat, due to evidence that his campaign had likely spent thousands of dollars on personal expenses and events in possible violation of House spending rules.
Tags: Georgia, Cnn, House, Ethics Committee, House Ethics Committee, Sanford Bishop


Trump Admin Moves To Speed Up 2020 Census Count, Raising Alarms About Accuracy

The Census Bureau is preparing to wind down certain decennial census operations a month earlier than planned, NPR reported Thursday, amid growing signs that the White House is pushing for a rushed count at the risk of undermining the decennial census’ accuracy. After the coronavirus outbreak scrambled the launch of the census this spring, the Bureau had reworked its operational timeline to give itself until the end of October to finish its data collection activities. To accommodate the need f...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Commerce, House, Npr, Trump, Bureau, Tierney Sneed, Census Bureau, Lowenthal, Wilbur Ross, 2020 Census, Kenneth Prewitt


ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

Trump Plants Seeds Of Doubt On The Election As is often the case these days, it started with a tweet. President Trump on Thursday escalated his war against mail-in voting by floating a delay to Election Day 2020. Trump doesn’t actually have the power to move the election; only Congress can do so. But the threat still serves a purpose for Trump, allowing him to undermine the results if things don’t go his way in November. State elections officials on both sides of the aisle quickly shot down the...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Germany, America, House, Portland, Manhattan, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Louie Gohmert, Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Kevin McCarthy, Barr


Jake Tapper: How on Earth can Congress adjourn for the weekend?

The House and Senate have adjourned for the weekend without coming to an agreement on a new economic stimulus package despite the looming deadline for unemployment benefits that many have relied on during the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Manu Raju discusses with Jake Tapper.
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Cnn, House, Stories, Jake Tapper, Manu Raju


Supreme Court sides with Trump on building border wall with diverted military funds

Supreme Court rebuffs Sierra Club and House Democrats who said Trump was spending billions in defiance of Congress.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, House, Sierra Club, Trump



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