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The Democratic Race May Be Over

GVH Live | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics
GVH Live

Hillary Clinton, once burdened with a profusion of image and credibility problems, has had a great many weights lifted off her shoulders this month. The Democratic presidential front-runner has defended her record at the State Department, dodged a serious challenge from Vice President Joe Biden and saw two of her primary opponents leave the race.

Benghazi and the Congressman from Maryland

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Four years after his call to Republicans to stop "the inflammatory rhetoric" and to stop "the partisan gamesmanship," Elijah Cummings, once again, in his opening remarks at the recent Benghazi hearing pleaded with his colleagues.

A Matter of Trust: Slowing Wall Street's Revolving Door

Craig Holman | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics
Craig Holman

The financial crisis came primarily from a revolving-door dance between two groups: Wall Street itself, and the government regulators overseeing Wall Street. Over the last decade, these two groups have increasingly become the same people.

Friday Talking Points -- Hillary's Very Good Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Hillary Clinton just had the best week of her campaign yet. Not only did she shine at the Benghazi hearing yesterday, three of her Democratic opponents dropped out of the presidential nomination race.

Top Democrat Slams Benghazi Committee Chair For False Claim Against Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 10.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat on the committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, called out the committee's chair on S...

Lawmakers Seek To Make Federal Hiring Practices Fairer To Former Convicts

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that prohibits federal agencies and contractors from asking about the c...

U.S. Government Outlines Solar Power Boost For The Poor

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, July 7 (Reuters) - The White House took steps this week to boost the installation of solar power and ot...

How to Combat Child Poverty in the U.S.

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

It's not something that just afflicts people of one color or ethnicity. It's striking families who never imagined that they could find themselves telling their kids that they don't have any food or that the electricity has been shut off.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Benghazi Chair Delays Hillary Clinton Testimony Because He Doesn't Have Enough Docs | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Committee on Benghazi said Thursday that testimony from Hillary Clinton would be delayed, placing blame on the State Departmen...

Jennifer Bendery

Maryland Lawmakers Stand By Prosecutor's Charges In Freddie Gray Probe | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maryland lawmakers on Sunday praised State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby for the way she conducted her investigation into the death of Freddi...

Rep. Elijah Cummings: Police-Community Relations Is The 'Civil Rights Cause Of This Generation'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said on Sunday that the relationship between law enforcement and ordinary citizens is "the civil rights cause of this gen...

Laura Barron-Lopez

House Panel Asks Hillary Clinton To Testify Twice On Emails, Benghazi | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Select Committee on Benghazi asked Hillary Clinton on Thursday to testify in two public hearings, one about her use of email d...

Secret Service Took Over A Year To Fix George H.W. Bush's Home Alarm

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

By Bill Trott WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service failed to replace a broken alarm system at the Houston home of ...

Elizabeth Warren Pushes Republicans To Focus On America's Working Class

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said the GOP-controlled Congress isn't helping the middle class by fighting over issues like the Keystone pipeline and...

Elizabeth Warren Launches 'Middle Class Prosperity Project'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) are launching a series of events focusing on Democratic solutions to th...

Sam Stein

The Select Committee To Investigate Benghazi May Be Falling Apart | Sam Stein | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- From the Department of Predictable Outcomes: The House select committee investigating the 2012 attacks on the U.S diplomatic compound in...

Dems Demand Answers In State Department Cyberattack

AP | By LARA JAKES | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House oversight committee demanded answers Monday about a suspected cyber-attack that has shut down the State Department's uncla...

Elijah Cummings Re-Elected To Congress In Midterm Election Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) was re-elected to Congress on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports. Cummings, who represents the state's 7th Congress...

Congressman Says He Doesn't Think Race Influences Obama's Secret Service Protection

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said that he disagreed with the majority of African Americans he has spoken with who believe that the Secret Service was ...

Dem Rep Prayed He Wouldn't Die Before Voting For Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Adriana Usero & Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Before the Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) had one prayer. During Thursday's House Oversight & Government Refo...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Freak Out At Learning Reagan Decree Protects Lois Lerner | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although legal experts warned at the time that little would come of Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-Calif.) attempt to prosecute former IRS offic...

Jennifer Bendery

Darrell Issa Won't Drop Subpoena For Top White House Official | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) isn't dropping his subpoena to compel a top White House official to testify before his committee on Wednesd...

Benghazi... Benghazi... Benghazi

Gerry Myers | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

How many more millions of taxpayer dollars are the Republicans in the House going to waste on the Benghazi witch hunt?

Jennifer Bendery

Darrell Issa Going Crazy Issuing Subpoenas, Outpacing Previous Chairmen Combined | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) announced Friday that he is subpoenaing another top administration official, meaning he has now issued near...

Democrats On Benghazi Panel See Role As Defensive

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The five Democrats on the House Select Committee on Benghazi are being counted on to defend the Obama administration's record as N...