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  • House Republicans Press Conference Demanding Second Special Counsel

    05/22/2018 8:57:43 PM PDT · by proust · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/22/18 | House Republicans
    House Republicans Press Conference Demanding Second Special Counsel 5/22/18 A group of Republicans in Congress have come together to demand a second special counsel to look into the crimes of Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Loretta Lynch, and others in the FBI and DOJ. Things talks about include Hillary Clinton's illegal private email server, the FBI officials and Former FBI director James Comey handling of the criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information, high Officials in Obama's DOJ forcing the FBI to shut down investigation into the Hillary Clinton Foundation and the Pay to Play Activities, the Russian Uranium...
  • House Ratings Changes: GOP Fortunes Improve in Four Districts

    05/22/2018 9:14:59 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 25 replies
    the Cook Political Report ^ | 04/22/2018 | David Wassermann
    After a rough start to year, House Republicans are suddenly feeling less pessimistic about their fall prospects. At the "macro" level, robust economic data and positive developments on the Korean peninsula have helped lift President Trump's approval rating to 42 percent , his best mark in over a year. Concurrently, Democrats' lead over Republicans on FiveThirtyEight's generic congressional ballot average has ebbed from 12 points in January to just five points today. Republicans have also received small doses of good news at the "micro," race-by-race level. After a winter dominated by a new, unfriendly map in Pennsylvania and a special...
  • Dana Milbank: The Banana States of America

    05/22/2018 6:52:09 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 22, 2018 | Dana Milbank
    By one key measure, it is now official: This is the most authoritarian Congress in history. The House Rules Committee, meeting in its ornate chamber on the third floor of the Capitol on Monday night, sent two bills to the House floor under “closed” rules — that is, legislation that must be rubber stamped in toto, without being amended by so much as a comma. That brings the number of closed rules in this Congress to 84, beating the previous record of 83 set in 2014, according to the Democrats’ tally (a Republican tally counts one fewer). And here’s the...
  • If Democrats win the House

    05/22/2018 5:49:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 05/22/2018 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    It’s January 2019 and President Trump is entering his third year in office. Nancy Pelosi is speaker of the House again and one of the first items on the agenda is oversight. The California Democrat is leading a large House Democratic caucus newly ascendant to the majority after nearly a decade in the wilderness. They want answers. They want to know what Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is doing to public schools, they want to know what Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is doing to public lands, they want to know how EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is spending taxpayer dollars. And most...
  • DOJ Agrees To Allow Congress To Review Requested Documents

    05/21/2018 5:23:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/21/2018 | Saagar Enjeti
    The Department of Justice will allow Congress to review highly classified requested documents relating to the FBI’s investigation into the Trump 2016 campaign in conjunction with the White House and other agencies, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday. “Based on the meeting with the President, the Department of Justice has asked the Inspector General to expand its current investigation to include any irregularities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s or the Department of Justice’s tactics concerning the Trump Campaign,” Sanders said. “It was also agreed that White House Chief of Staff Kelly will immediately set up a...
  • Mueller probes Ukrainian who pitched peace plan to White House

    05/19/2018 6:17:50 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 18 May 2018 | David Stern
    KIEV — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has been meeting over the last year with a Ukrainian lawmaker at the center of a controversial plan to end his country’s conflict with Russia, pressing him for details about interactions with Trump administration officials. Andrii Artemenko told POLITICO that FBI agents had peppered him with “assorted questions” over “at least” two interviews about his “meetings, dealings and the questions discussed with various levels of the American political establishment.” “These included congressmen, senators and representatives of the White House administration,” he added in a telephone conversation on Friday, after a meeting with members...
  • Nunes, Gowdy accuse DOJ of launching anonymous attacks on congressional investigator

    05/14/2018 4:00:54 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 May 2018 | Catherine Herridge
    Two senior House Republicans are accusing the Justice Department of being behind “anonymous attacks” in the press targeting a House Intelligence Committee GOP staffer who helped author the committee’s well-publicized memo alleging surveillance abuse by the FBI and DOJ during the 2016 election. The same House staffer is also a driving force behind the latest Russia records standoff. "I would have a lot more respect for DOJ or House committee Democrats if they would take out their frustrations on members of Congress, and leave staffers alone,” South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told...
  • Pelosi Says Democrats Have Cash and Environment to Win House

    05/09/2018 5:16:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 05/07/2018 | Thomas Beaumont
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that House Democrats have the fundraising, the issues and the political atmosphere on their side to win back the majority in November. These factors, and an activated party base that’s helped Democrats win in special elections across the country this year are the “small droplets of water” that create a wave, Pelosi said headlining a county Democratic Party banquet in Des Moines. “This is not going to be big margins,” she said. “It is going to be small margins in many places.” Democrats need to pick up 23...
  • Former Capitol Hill staffer found dead in aftermath of early morning car fire

    01/10/2011 10:21:32 AM PST · by penelopesire · 49 replies
    The Hillblog ^ | 01/10/11 12:23 PM ET | Jordan Fabian
    "Ashley Turton, a former senior aide to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), was found dead early Monday morning in a burned car on Capitol Hill, her employer said. Turton's employer, Progress Energy Inc., confirmed reports that she was the woman found by the D.C. Fire Department in the pre-dawn hours on Monday. In a statement, Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson called Turton a "valued employee" and a "dear friend to many of us." "This news is very hard to take. I know we all will keep her husband, children and parents in our thoughts and prayers, he said. "Today is an...
  • Conyers Turns on Conyers In Bid to Replace Conyers

    05/05/2018 6:19:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 5/04/18 | Griffin Connolly
    The Conyers family power struggle intensified Thursday as Ian Conyers, the great nephew of disgraced former Rep. John Conyers Jr., took steps to boot the ex-congressman’s son John Conyers III from the ballot in the race to replace him. John Conyers III should be kicked from the ballot because he did not collect the requisite 1,000 valid signatures to run for his father’s old seat in Michigan’s 13th District, the formal challenge filed by an attorney for Ian Conyers asserts. The challenge urges officials to throw out 617 of the 1,240 signatures on John Conyers III’s filing petition because because...
  • Steny Hoyer Caught On Tape Trying To Rig Colorado House Race!

    04/29/2018 4:31:42 AM PDT · by gaggs · 27 replies
    Secretly Taped Audio Reveals Steny Hoyer Pressuring Progressive Candidate To Leave Race And Support The Party Choice. Well well well!The DNC and RNC are criminal enterprises. This recording needs to spread far and wide! From The Intercept: Progressive candidate Levi Tillemann met with Congressman Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives, to make the case that the party should stay neutral in the Colorado primary and that he had a more plausible path to victory than the same centrism that the Republican incumbent had already beaten repeatedly. Hoyer, however, had his own message he wanted to...
  • GOP-Led House Panel Officially Clears Trump In Russia Probe

    04/27/2018 7:52:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 04/27/18 | TOM LoBIANCO and CHAD DAY
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House intelligence committee on Friday officially declared the end of its Russia probe, saying in its final report that it found no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign.</p>
  • Arizona Special Election TODAY (Freepers GO VOTE!)

    04/24/2018 10:09:31 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 57 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 4/24/2018 | NY Slimes
    Tuesday’s special election in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, in the conservative suburbs outside Phoenix, may reveal the depth of Republicans’ political challenges in 2018. Debbie Lesko, the party’s nominee and a former state senator, is favored to win over Hiral Tipirneni, a Democrat and emergency room doctor, in a district that supported President Trump in 2016 by more than 20 points.
  • Trump Is Right: A ‘Pakistani Mystery Man’ Has Documents (Wendy) Wasserman Schultz Didn’t Want...

    04/22/2018 7:15:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6:42 PM 04/22/2018 | LUKE ROSIAK
    FULL TITLE -- Trump Is Right: A ‘Pakistani Mystery Man’ Has Documents (Wendy) Wasserman Schultz Didn’t Want Prosecutors To See [VIDEO] A key, if under-covered, aspect of the “Pakistani mystery man” story is that Imran Awan, the Pakistani-born IT aide of former DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz, took a laptop with username RepDWS after he was banned from the House computer network for “unauthorized access to data,” and then left it in a phone booth with a letter to prosecutors. On Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted: “Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats. This can be good...
  • House Hacking Suspects’ Father Transferred Data To Pakistani Government, Ex-Partner Claims

    04/19/2018 7:39:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 4/19/18 | Luke Rosiak, Wajid Ali Syed
    FAISALABAD, Pakistan — The father of Imran Awan — an IT aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who investigators concluded made “unauthorized access” to House servers — transferred a USB drive to a Pakistani senator and former head of a Pakistani intelligence agency, the father’s ex-business partner, Rashid Minhas, alleged. Minhas told The Daily Caller News Foundation that Imran Awan’s father, Haji Ashraf Awan, was giving data to Pakistani official Rehman Malik, and that Imran bragged he had the power to “change the U.S. president.” Asked for how he knew this, he said that on one occasion in 2008 when...
  • House Hacking Suspects’ Father Transferred Data To Pakistani Government, Ex-Partner Claims

    04/19/2018 1:06:47 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/18/2018 | Luke Rosiak and Wajid Ali Syed
    The father of Imran Awan — an IT aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who investigators concluded made “unauthorized access” to House servers — transferred a USB drive to a Pakistani senator and former head of a Pakistani intelligence agency, the father’s ex-business partner, Rashid Minhas, alleged. Minhas told The Daily Caller News Foundation that Imran Awan’s father, Haji Ashraf Awan, was giving data to Pakistani official Rehman Malik, and that Imran bragged he had the power to “change the U.S. president.” Asked for how he knew this, he said that on one occasion in 2008 when a “USB [was]...
  • Paul Ryan, the House Speaker, Will Not Seek Re-election in November

    04/11/2018 1:31:49 PM PDT · by Hadean · 58 replies
    NY TImes ^ | April 11, 2018 | JONATHAN MARTIN and NICHOLAS FANDOS
    WASHINGTON — Speaker Paul D. Ryan announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in November, ending a brief stint atop the House and signaling the peril that the Republican majority faces in the midterm elections. Mr. Ryan said he will serve until the end of this Congress in January, which will mark 20 years in Congress. He insisted he will be “leaving this majority in good hands with what I believe is a very bright future.” But his retirement, at the age of 48, is sure to kick off a succession battle for the leadership of the House Republican...
  • Scramble Is On to Replace Paul Ryan As Speaker of the House

    04/09/2018 11:41:44 AM PDT · by ethom · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 9, 2018 | Rick Moran
    Rumors have been swirling for months on Capitol Hill that Speaker Paul Ryan will either resign his seat or not serve as speaker if he returns to Congress next year. This has set off something of a scramble among top Republicans to position themselves to replace him if the speaker exits the stage. Two top members of Paul Ryan's leadership team, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise, have begun angling for his job in the event the speaker calls it quits after the election. They're closely monitoring the moves of the other and quietly courting Republicans who...
  • Advice needed on potential house purchase- Vanity

    03/28/2018 5:44:25 AM PDT · by Nascar Dad · 34 replies
    Nascar Dad ^ | 03/28/2018 | Nascar Dad
    Good morning FReepers. I’d like to tap the best knowledge base on the planet here at FR. I own a house in a beach community in the NE. Current rules state you are not allowed to own more than 1 house in your name, so people get around this by having a company purchase the property. My neighbor behind me, on the water, has a small house off to the side, so it doesn’t impede my view. I’d like to keep it that way, and purchase the house should it come up for sale. The man that owns it has...
  • Republicans are favored in the next two House special elections, despite good news for Democrats

    03/27/2018 8:00:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    cnbc ^ | 03/25/2018 | Jacob Pramuk
    Democrats' triumph in a House special election in Pennsylvania gives them hope for big gains in November's midterm elections. But the party still faces a tough path toward winning two other House special elections set for later this year. Democrat Conor Lamb scored a narrow of win in Pennsylvania's 18th District, which Republicans recently dominated. With fewer than 1,000 votes separating the candidates, Republican Rick Saccone conceded to Lamb on Wednesday, more than a week after the election. Ex-GOP Rep. Tim Murphy represented the area for more than a decade, and President Donald Trump carried it by about 20 percentage...