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NASA's administrator lavishly praised an influential Evangelical ministry during its $10,000-a-table fundraiser. Some experts say his speech violated the Constitution.

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine gave a speech in February at a Christian ministry's fundraising dinner, which advertised $10,000-a-table sponsorships. NASA said Bridenstine was approved to attend the event in his official capacity. Bridenstine expressed his support for the ministry and its mission, saying he likes the idea of "institutional" but not "influential" separation of church and state. Some government-ethics experts said Bridenstine's speech ran afoul of the First Amendment of the ...
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Bernie Sanders among top one per cent of US earners, newly released tax returns show

Bernie Sanders and his wife made more than $1 million in both 2016 and 2017, newly released tax returns have revealed, shining a light on the wealth of the Left-wing presidential hopeful.  Mr Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist who sits as an independent in the US Senate, enjoyed the surge of income in part thanks to books he has written about politics.  The 77-year-old released 10 years of tax returns on Monday, following similar moves by rivals who are also seeking the Democratic P...
Tags: News, California, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Hillary Clinton, Labour, New York Times, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Fox News, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Corbyn


Ilhan Omar: White House escalates Trump attack over 9/11 comment

Sarah Sanders: ‘It’s a good thing president is calling her out’Congresswoman heralds ‘unwavering love for America’Opinion: Omar is the target of a dangerous hate campaignThe White House escalated its assault on the Muslim American congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Sunday, after Donald Trump repeatedly tweeted video footage of September 11 and accused Omar of downplaying the terror attacks. Related: Ilhan Omar: how Democrats responded to Trump's 9/11 attack Continue reading...
Tags: Minnesota, Republicans, White House, Religion, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, House Of Representatives, Islam, September 11 2001, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Omar, Ilhan Omar


Net neutrality restoring Save the Internet Act passes House, moving on to Senate

A bill intended to restore 2015’s net neutrality rules has passed in the House of Representatives 232-190, and will soon be in consideration in the Senate. The ‘Save the Internet Act’ may be doomed to an eventual veto, but its broad support among voters and the relatively bipartisan push in Congress make it an important one to follow regardless. The act was introduced in March, and is little more than a re-establishment of the FCC’s 2015 rules with Congressional approval and removing the ones th...
Tags: Fcc, Net Neutrality, Congress, Government, Senate, White House, America, Tech, House, House Of Representatives, Mozilla, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, GAO, Greg, Congressional




Democrats will 'never' see Trump tax returns – White House chief of staff

Mick Mulvaney to Fox News Sunday: ‘That is not going to happen’House ways and means panel wants returns by 10 AprilDemocrats will “never” see Donald Trump’s tax returns, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Related: ‘Pete! Pete! Pete!’ Buttigieg fever hits New Hampshire – can he keep up the pace? Continue reading...
Tags: Congress, White House, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, New Hampshire, House, House Of Representatives, Fox News, US Congress, Donald Trump, US taxation, Trump, Buttigieg, Mick Mulvaney


Further claims of inappropriate behavior put Joe Biden's 2020 presidential bid in doubt

Two more women have claimed that Joe Biden inappropriately touched them, in a further blow to the former US Vice President said to be considering a bid for the White House.  Caitlyn Caruso, 22, told the New York Times on Tuesday that Mr Biden hugged her "just a little bit too long" when she was 19 at a University of Nevada event on sexual harassment.   According to the former student, the senior Democrat rested his hand on her thigh moments after Miss Caruso had shared a personal story of sexual...
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Joe Biden's presidential hopes face crisis as second accuser details unwanted touching

Joe Biden is facing the first major crisis of an as-yet-unannounced presidential bid after a second woman accused him of unwanted touching and Democrats debated if the claims should disqualify him. The former US vice president was said to have pulled a woman’s head towards him to “rub noses” at a political event – an allegation that emerged just days after a similar claim became public.  Amy Lappos, the former congressional aide who made the accusation, said the behaviour was not “sexual” but it...
Tags: News, White House, US, Joe Biden, Ap, Connecticut, House Of Representatives, Nevada, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Flores, Democratic Party, Pelosi, Greenwich Connecticut, John Locher


President Trump Calls for U.S. Housing Reform Plan, Review of HECM Program

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive memorandum Wednesday initiating the process of reforming the United States housing system, which includes an objective to examine the “financial viability” of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. The president has expressed his intent to end the conservatorship of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae that has been in effect since September 2008, and he has also directed the Secretary of the Treasury, Stephen Mnuchin, and the Secretary of Hous...
Tags: Congress, Finance, Senate, White House, United States, House Of Representatives, Treasury, Hud, Cabinet, Ben Carson, Trump, Freddie Mac, FHA, Donald J Trump, Housing and Urban Development, Fannie Mae


President Trump Calls for U.S. Housing Reform Plan

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive memorandum Wednesday initiating the process of reforming the United States housing system. The president has expressed his intent to end the conservatorship of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae that has been in effect since September 2008, and he has also directed the Secretary of the Treasury, Stephen Mnuchin, and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson to, “craft administrative and legislative options for housing finance reform,”...
Tags: Congress, Finance, Senate, White House, United States, House Of Representatives, Treasury, Hud, Ben Carson, Trump, Freddie Mac, Donald J Trump, Housing and Urban Development, Fannie Mae, Federal Housing Administration FHA, Mnuchin


Obamacare: Trump demands courts erase Affordable Care Act in controversial election move

Democrats in the US House of Representatives have unveiled major legislation to rescue the Affordable Care Act as Donald Trump’s White House administration seeks to eliminate the bill in its entirety. The move follows new filings in a case pending before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals titled Texas v the United States, in which a trial court judge previously sided with the administration in voiding the law during a December ruling. The White House has now taken their calls to crush the legi...
Tags: Texas, News, White House, US, United States, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Trump, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


Democrats refuse to retreat on Trump legal issues despite Mueller disappointment

Jerrold Nadler, the House judiciary chairman, said he would summon attorney general William Barr to testify on Capitol Hill Jerrold Nadler, the House judiciary committee chairman, has has announced he will summon the attorney general, William Barr, to testify. Photograph: Craig Ruttle/AP As Donald Trump declared victory following the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Democrats showed no signs of backing down from the numerous legal questions encircling the presiden...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, Senate, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Fbi, Democrats, House, House Of Representatives, Moscow, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Donald Trump


Donald Trump says people who pushed 'evil' Russian collusion claims will be investigated after Mueller findings

Donald Trump has vowed that people who pushed "evil" claims he colluded with Russia will be investigated after special counsel Robert Mueller found there had been no conspiracy with the Kremlin.  The US president said those making the allegations over his 2016 election conduct had been “treasonous” and done “very bad things”, adding that they "will certainly be looked at". The White House went on the attack on Monday after claiming “complete exoneration” from Mr Mueller, despite the fact the spe...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, US, Fbi, Democrats, Washington Dc, House Of Representatives, Benjamin Netanyahu, Kremlin, Republican, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Rudy Giuliani, Lindsey Graham, Trump


Donald Trump declares 'complete exoneration' as Robert Mueller finds no collusion with Russia

Donald Trump and his aides did not collude with Russia in the 2016 election campaign, special counsel Robert Mueller concluded in his report, according to a summary from the US attorney general.  Mr Mueller also did not find that Mr Trump obstructed justice in his alleged attempts to thwart the investigation, instead choosing not to reach a conclusion and simply presenting the evidence.  The US attorney general and his deputy - two Trump appointees - then decided there was not enough proof to ch...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, US, United States, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Reuters, Donald J Trump


Trump’s Stonewall Strategy

We have every reason to believe that Donald Trump is the most corrupt American president since at least Warren Harding and perhaps ever. The fact that his adult sons continue to manage his business while serving as informal White House advisors is itself a major scandal. A big reason for wanting the Democrats to win back the House of Representatives in 2018 was the promise that they would do the work of oversight that the congressional GOP had avoided. But now that congressional oversight is her...
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Report: WH Expects Opportunity To Review Mueller Report, Assert Executive Privilege

White House lawyers expect an opportunity to review special counsel Robert Mueller’s report before the attorney general submits it to Congress, CNN reported Tuesday, citing multiple unnamed sources familiar with the matter. CNN’s sources said White House lawyers want an opportunity to assert executive privilege over information in the report that they may say the public doesn’t have a right to know. If any such assertions of privilege are made, congressional Democrats could challenge them in ...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Cnn, House, House Of Representatives, The Washington Post, Trump, Sen Lindsey Graham R SC, Mueller, Executive Privilege, Robert Mueller, Matt Shuham, Congress CNN, Emmet Flood, Mueller report


House panel expects thousands of documents in Trump probe

Two weeks ago, the committee requested documents from 81 individuals, government agencies and other entities including Trump family members, current and former business employees, Republican campaign staffers and former White House aides, the FBI, White House and WikiLeaks. Trump maintains that his campaign did not collude with Russia and has dismissed the probe as a "political hoax." In a statement issued as Monday's deadline for document submissions expired, the House of Representatives comm...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, House, House Of Representatives, Trump, Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump Jr, Allen Weisselberg, Eric Trump, Jared Kushner, WikiLeaks Trump, FBI White House


Mueller investigation: US House passes resolution calling for Trump-Russia report to be made public

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted in support of a resolution demanding special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election be made public and provided to Congress upon its completion. The House resolution is unable to actually force Donald Trump, the White House or the US Justice Department to send Congress materials related to the report that may violate current law or the agency’s rules surrounding official releases...
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Goldwater a cautionary tale for Second Amendment Supporters

Barry Goldwater with Lyndon Baines Johnson. Second Amendment supporters must learn from Goldwater's mistakes in the 1964 election. (White House photo) Arizona/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- In 1968, Second Amendment supporters nearly found themselves in a deep hole. By a slim margin, they were able to keep a licensing and registration scheme that Johnson wanted out of the Gun Control Act of 1968. This greatly angered Lyndon Johnson, who denounced the “gun lobby” for the omission of the mean...
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Lee Joins Other GOPers In Announcing Vote Against Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) announced Wednesday that he would vote to block the national emergency President Donald Trump declared to secure more funds for a border wall. After Trump indicated earlier in the day that he would not support an effort by Lee to reign in presidential emergency powers somewhat, Lee said in a statement that, as a result, “I will be voting to terminate the latest emergency declaration.” The Utah senator joins Senate Democrats and four of the chamber’s Republicans who’ve sai...
Tags: Utah, News, Senate, White House, House Of Representatives, Rand Paul, Donald Trump, Susan Collins, Mike Lee, Trump, Lee, TPM, Sen Mike Lee R UT, Matt Shuham, National Emergency, Emergency Declaration


Senate Republican delivers blow to Trump border emergency

Republican Senator Mike Lee, who had been shopping a second bill that would keep the emergency declaration in effect temporarily, said on Wednesday the White House had said Trump would not support his proposal, so he would be voting on Thursday to end the emergency declaration. "For decades, Congress has been giving far too much legislative power to the executive branch," Lee said in a statement. "I will be voting to terminate the latest emergency declaration." The Utah lawmaker was the fifth...
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Support For Trump Dwindles Among ICE Officers

The Washington Times: ICE officers who endorsed President Trump in 2016 now say he has failed to follow through on his get-tough promises, saying catch-and-release of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. is not only still happening, but has gone into “overdrive.” Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers say they’re being roped into such mundane tasks as opening the doors on vans to release immigrants already caught by Border Patrol agents. That’s dragging the officers from their usual dut...
Tags: Washington, Mexico, White House, Immigration, Military, House Of Representatives, Customs, Border Patrol, Trump, Border Protection, Crane, Customs Enforcement, Trump Administration, National ICE Council, Border War


The Emerging Democratic Minority

The biases of the media are so pervasive that there is little recognition of the steady disintegration of the Democrats, though it is occurring every day. Rational and intelligent members of the center-Left write to me every week with new concerns about where the Left is going. The Democratic National Committee’s decision not to allow Fox News to put on one of their candidates’ debates confirms the weakness of the party and of its leaders. The process of atomizing society into smaller and smalle...
Tags: New York, Texas, Rachel Maddow, News, California, Washington, White House, Elizabeth Warren, America, Joe Biden, Neil Kinnock, Ted Cruz, House Of Representatives, Jeb Bush, Ohio, Fox News


Pelosi says Trump 'not worth impeaching' as it would be too divisive

US President Donald Trump should not be impeached unless the reasons are overwhelming and bipartisan, given how divisive it would be for the country, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a Washington Post interview published on Monday. "I’m not for impeachment," Pelosi, the top US Democrat, said in the interview, which was conducted last week. "Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down ...
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Pelosi comes out against impeaching Trump: 'He's just not worth it'

House speaker says move would be too divisive without ‘compelling and bipartisan’ rationale Nancy Pelosi said of impeachment: ‘It divides the country.’ Photograph: Pool New/Reuters Donald Trump should not be impeached unless the reasons are overwhelming and bipartisan, given how divisive it would be for the country, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has said. “I’m not for impeachment,” Pelosi, the top US Democrat, said in a Washington Post interview published on Monday. “Impeachment is so divi...
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Trump condemned for budget cutting welfare while boosting spending for border wall and military: ‘This is for the billionaire class’

Donald Trump has been accused of proposing a budget for the “military industrial complex and the billionaire class”, after the White House released details of a plan that would cut spending on welfare and education while boosting money for the military and a border wall. The $4.7 trillion (£3.5 trillion) budget proposal, which is all but certain to be rejected by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and once again put the president on a collision course with congress over his dema...
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Bipartisan attacks on the Second Amendment

The House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would expand the national background check system to require almost everyone selling firearms, including private collectors who supplement their incomes by selling firearms at gun shows, to perform background checks on the potential buyers. The bill has a section purporting to bar creation of a national firearms registry. However, the expanded background check system will require the government to compile lists of those buying and sel...
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Presidential candidate Gov. Jay Inslee brings campaign to Malibu Hills mobile home park hit by Woolsey fire

AGOURA HILLS — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will take his nascent campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to the Malibu Hills Monday to meet with residents of a Malibu Hills mobile home park devastated in the Woolsey fire. Inslee, who earlier this month launched a campaign overwhelmingly focused on climate change, is set to tour the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park, where nearly 100 homes were destroyed in November, his campaign announced. California is the fourth state on what the In...
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Bill Shine: ex-Fox News executive resigns as top Trump aide – live

Shine to join Trump re-election campaign as senior adviserPresident tweets that Cohen ‘directly asked me for pardon’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.25pm GMT CNN have just shown pictures of Trump being loaded into Marine One – the White House helicopter – in Georgia. The president is en route to Alabama where he will examine tornado damage. 5.12pm GMT In a statement emailed to reporters by Sarah Sanders, Shine said he was looking forward to spending more time with ...
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