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Congressional Democrats Can Sue Trump Over Emoluments, Judge Says
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Congressional Democrats Can Sue Trump Over Emoluments, Judge Says

Almost 200 congressional Democrats won a ruling allowing them to proceed with a lawsuit claiming that Donald Trump is violating a Constitutional ban on receiving benefits from foreign governments while president without their permission. Read More

Rosenstein Called to Testify in Private House Hearing, Meadows Says
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Rosenstein Called to Testify in Private House Hearing, Meadows Says

Republican leadership has struck a deal with Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina and other House conservatives to call Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein before Congress to testify behind closed doors about his... Read More

Boozman, Heitkamp Join Center Forward to Discuss Opioid Epidemic as House Passes Bipartisan Legislation
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Boozman, Heitkamp Join Center Forward to Discuss Opioid Epidemic as House Passes Bipartisan Legislation
2018-09-29 00:54:32
by TWN Staff

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the United States, Congress – in a rare occurrence of bipartisan cooperation – reached a deal this week on legislation addressing the crisis. Read More

Farm Bill Set to Expire as House Leadership Cancels All Legislative Activity Until November
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Farm Bill Set to Expire as House Leadership Cancels All Legislative Activity Until November
2018-09-29 00:29:22
by TWN Staff

With the House of Representatives headed home until after the November midterm elections, the Farm Bill is set to expire on Sunday, September 30th.  Read More

19 Members of Congress From Both Parties Vow to Withhold Speaker Vote
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19 Members of Congress From Both Parties Vow to Withhold Speaker Vote
2018-09-28 12:30:19
by TWN Staff

On Thursday, 19 members of the Problem Solvers Caucus from both parties vowed to withhold... Read More

The optics of the Ford/Kavanaugh hearing were as divided as America
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The optics of the Ford/Kavanaugh hearing were as divided as America

Christine Blasey Ford was shaking as she sat down to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday in the most high- profile and high-stakes Supreme Court confirmation hearing since Anita Hill faced off with Clarence Thomas in 1991. Read More

Like It or Not, Congress is Giving the Pentagon More F-35s
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Like It or Not, Congress is Giving the Pentagon More F-35s

The White House wants to grow the Air Force. Congress wants to send money home for defense equipment programs built in lawmakers’ districts. Read More

Senators Launch Bipartisan Effort to Boost Economic Opportunity Through Improved Transportation Access
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Senators Launch Bipartisan Effort to Boost Economic Opportunity Through Improved Transportation Access
2018-09-26 00:29:08
by TWN Staff

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) have joined together to launch a legislative effort to boost economic opportunity for workers and families through improved access to transportation. Read More

Kavanaugh Drama Risks Driving Moderates, Women Away From GOP
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Kavanaugh Drama Risks Driving Moderates, Women Away From GOP

September 21, 2018 By Steven T. Dennis and Erik Wasson WASHINGTON — The sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is forcing its way into the midterm campaign, undercutting one of the GOP’s strongest issues for its base... Read More

Internal GOP Poll: ‘We’ve Lost the Messaging Battle’ on Tax Cuts
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Internal GOP Poll: ‘We’ve Lost the Messaging Battle’ on Tax Cuts

A survey commissioned by the Republican National Committee has led the party to a glum conclusion regarding President Donald Trump’s signature legislative achievement: Voters overwhelmingly believe his tax overhaul helps the wealthy instead of average Americans. Read More

Kavanaugh Accuser’s Offer to Testify Puts Key Republicans in a Bind
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Kavanaugh Accuser’s Offer to Testify Puts Key Republicans in a Bind

After days of silence about whether she would appear, California professor Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that she is willing to testify next week about her allegations of a decades-old sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee ... Read More

Bipartisan Group of Senators Move to Hold Chinese Telecom Firm ZTE Accountable in
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Bipartisan Group of Senators Move to Hold Chinese Telecom Firm ZTE Accountable in "Significant, Painful" Way
2018-09-18 19:22:20
by TWN Staff

Following a controversial deal by the Trump Administration that lifted a ban on the export of U.S. parts and components to ZTE for seven years, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would force the Chinese state-directed telecommunications ... Read More

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