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Mueller Asks House Committee for Roger Stone Transcript, Official Says
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Mueller Asks House Committee for Roger Stone Transcript, Official Says

Special counsel Robert Mueller asked the House Intelligence Committee to turn over a transcript of its closed-door 2017 interview of Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, according to an official familiar with the request. Read More

Senate Approves Bipartisan Criminal Justice Overhaul
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Senate Approves Bipartisan Criminal Justice Overhaul

The Senate late Tuesday approved a bipartisan overhaul of criminal sentencing and the federal prison system, an initiative pushed by President Donald Trump’s aide and son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The bill, approved in the... Read More

New GOP Rules Limit Participation for Indicted House Members
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New GOP Rules Limit Participation for Indicted House Members

New Republican Party rules adopted last month for the incoming Congress are expected to block indicted members from committee work, sharply limiting the ability of Rep. Duncan Hunter to deliver specific benefits to... Read More

With Criminal Justice Bill Expected to Become Law, Kushner Gets Credit for His Role
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With Criminal Justice Bill Expected to Become Law, Kushner Gets Credit for His Role

Jared Kushner may finally get a win. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law has been a drag on the administration for his friendship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman since the Oct. 2 killing of a U.S.-based dissident... Read More

Senate Has ‘Too Many Embarrassing Uncles,’ McCaskill Says in Farewell Speech
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Senate Has ‘Too Many Embarrassing Uncles,’ McCaskill Says in Farewell Speech

In her final floor speech, Sen. Claire McCaskill said Thursday that her surviving colleagues should stop calling the Senate “the world’s greatest deliberative body” because so much power has been concentrated in the leadership. Read More

Pelosi Agrees to Term Limits for House Leaders, Likely Securing the Votes She Needs to Regain the Speakership
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Pelosi Agrees to Term Limits for House Leaders, Likely Securing the Votes She Needs to Regain the Speakership

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., struck a deal Wednesday with... Read More

New Dems Elect Leadership Slate for the 116th Congress
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New Dems Elect Leadership Slate for the 116th Congress
2018-12-12 14:03:33
by TWN Staff

“Now at more than 90-strong, the New Democrat Coalition will push Congress to look at old problems through a new lens. We are laser-focused on growing the pie, creating jobs in every part of the country, and building an... Read More

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Senate Democratic Ranking Members Announced 116th Congress
2018-12-12 14:02:28
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer announced the slate of Senate Democratic Ranking Members for the 116th Congress. Ratified by the Senate Democratic Caucus, they include:  Aging: Senator Bob... Read More

As Google Chief Takes Hot Seat, Lawmakers Search Their Phones and Cry ‘Bias’
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As Google Chief Takes Hot Seat, Lawmakers Search Their Phones and Cry ‘Bias’

When members of Congress search their phones, they don’t much like what they see. That was clear when Google chief executive Sundar Pichai took the hot seat Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee to defend his... Read More

Which Gun Bills Could Be Important in Congress Next Year?
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Which Gun Bills Could Be Important in Congress Next Year?

The November midterm elections will bring a wave of new faces into Congress — 100 new House members who make up a class with more diversity and more women than ever before. It is also more pro-gun control. Read More

Can Trump Cut Budget Deal With ‘Chuck and Nancy’ to Fund His Border Wall?
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Can Trump Cut Budget Deal With ‘Chuck and Nancy’ to Fund His Border Wall?

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday, the kickoff of up to 10 days of political posturing and negotiations over whether the president’... Read More

Congress Has Tried More Than 200 Times to Pass an Anti-Lynching Law. This Year, It Could Fail Again
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Congress Has Tried More Than 200 Times to Pass an Anti-Lynching Law. This Year, It Could Fail Again

It was nearly a century ago that Rep. Leonidas C. Dyer, a Republican from Missouri, introduced a bill to make lynching a federal crime. With vigilante slayings of African-Americans rampant, it promised to force the federal government... Read More

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