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Could Ben Ray Lujan Leave House Leadership For A Senate Bid?

With Sen. Mark Udall’s (D-NM) decision to retire, another scion of a powerful southwestern political dynasty could move up to replace him — if he wants it. Three top Democrats with New Mexico ties told TPM that Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) would be the instant frontrunner for Udall’s seat should he decide to run for it. “I don’t see how Lujan isn’t the immediate front runner,” one Democrat who’s worked New Mexico races told TPM. “He has a substantial local infrastructure, seniority, and access to...
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, New Mexico, Dc, Mark Udall, Democratic Party, Pelosi, DCCC, Steve Israel, New Mexico House, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Lujan, Steve Pearce


Fed shutdown underscores why to adjust payroll withholding

Today should be payday for hundreds of thousands of federal government workers. The partial government shutdown, however, means they're not getting their money. And even though the White House, Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service say that the 2019 filing season will open at the end of January as it has in years past and that refunds will be issued, there's no guarantee that things will go smoothly. We are, after all, talking about Uncle Sam's operations. Can IRS meet refund challenge? T...
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Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen Reacts To Trump's Address

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland about President Trump's remarks on Tuesday.
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Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen Outlines What His Party Is Looking For In Results

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., about his party's prospects for winning majorities in the House and Senate.
Tags: News, House, Npr, Audie Cornish, Sen Chris Van Hollen, Sen Chris Van Hollen D Md


Get Ready For A Post-Election Push To Slash Social Programs

Made possible by I t was the least surprising October surprise in recent memory. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in an interview with Bloomberg News, was asked about the federal deficit, which ballooned to $779 billion last year after the implementation of the Trump tax cuts. “It’s very disturbing, and it’s driven by the three big entitlement programs that are very popular: Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid,” McConnell said matter-of-factly. “There’s been a bipartisan reluctanc...
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Republicans Fret About Campaign Fallout From Trump’s Mounting Legal Woes

Michael Cohen’s implication that President Trump directed him to violate campaign finance laws continued to reverberate in Washington and around the country on Wednesday, with top Republicans admitting that the ongoing investigations could further damage their party’s shaky midterm election prospects. “It doesn’t make things any easier, that’s for sure,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the Senate’s second-ranking Republican, told reporters Wednesday afternoon. Others admitted that the news would prove ...
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Democratic senator: 'I don't think the US government is doing enough' to fight Russian interference

Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen said Tuesday that he does not believe the US government "is doing enough" to counter Russian interference in US elections.
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Sen. Chris Van Hollen On The Democrats, Russia And The Midterms

Democrats are calling for congressional action to protect the midterm elections from Russian intrusion. NPR's Noel King talks with Sen. Chris Van Hollen.
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New bill protects bus drivers from attacks, requires reporting to national database

Local Democratic Rep. Grace Napolitano has introduced a bill that would require transit agencies install protective driver barriers on all buses, draw up plans to ensure bus driver safety and hand over data on operator assaults to the Federal Transit Administration. Napolitano, D-El Monte, has targeted the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the third-largest public transit entity in the country, for averaging about 130 bus operator assaults every year — a number she called...
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Bill would protect bus drivers from being assaulted, require transit agencies report incidents to a national database

Local Democratic Rep. Grace Napolitano has introduced a bill that would require transit agencies install protective driver barriers on all buses, draw up plans to ensure bus driver safety and hand over data on operator assaults to the Federal Transit Administration. Napolitano, D-El Monte, has targeted the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the third-largest public transit entity in the country, for averaging about 130 bus operator assaults every year — a number she called...
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Four Things Pruitt Said He Didn’t Do That Documents And EPA Staffers Say He Did

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt appeared before a Senate subcommittee today, where he was asked to account for the ever-growing number of scandals surrounding his tenure. In response to questions from Senate Democrats, he denied and deferred. In many cases, however, his answers were at odds with public documents and claims made by his own staff. TPM’s Alice Ollstein and Matt Shuham were following along. They pulled together some of the key contradictions, summarized here.   1. Pruitt dodged ques...
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Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen On Shutdown

Democrats and Republicans are blaming each other for the government shutdown. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sen. Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland.
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Did A Foreign Power Interfere In The Election? New Bill Would Mandate An Answer

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democrat Sen. Chris Van Hollen are offering legislation that would require U.S. spy agencies to report about foreign interference in American elections.(Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)
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Senators Leave White House Briefing On North Korea Unsure About Why It Took Place

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Progressive Groups Pressure Democrats Not To Fund Senators Who Back Gorsuch

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