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Congressman Chris Collins Arrested On Insider Trading Charges
The Republican lawmaker had previously dismissed allegations against him as "a witch-hunt."
‘We Are Not A Number’: Black Activists Protest At Progressive Convention
Members of the “Black Ass Caucus” were disappointed in how Netroots Nation treated black conference-goers and panelists.
Sacha Baron Cohen Waves 'Pedophile Detector' At Roy Moore On 'Who Is America'
The disgraced Alabama Senate candidate has also hinted he may launch a lawsuit against Cohen.
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The Last Time Congress Threatened To Enact Digital Privacy Laws, It Didn’t Go So Well
What can a past failure tell us about the current privacy push?
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Jim Carrey Kills Off The House Of Representatives In New Artwork
"Great men and women once occupied these desks."
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Ultraconservative Jim Jordan Announces Bid For House Speaker
He made the announcement in a two-page letter to his colleagues, in which he criticized the current GOP leadership.
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Amazon’s Face Recognition Tool Confused 28 Lawmakers With Arrestees
The ACLU compared members of Congress with 25,000 mug shots using the same software Amazon is pitching to law enforcement.
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Mike Pompeo Gets Testy In Response To Questions About Trump's Meeting With Putin
The secretary of state said he had a “pretty complete understanding” about a two-hour meeting he did not attend.
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Fossil Fuel Industries Outspend Clean Energy Advocates On Climate Lobbying By 10 To 1
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That's one reason why climate bills fail even though most Americans think global warming is happening.
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Impeaching Trump Is A Question For Congress, Not The Courts
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President Donald Trump is guilty of a number of impeachable offenses, whether they are crimes or not.
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Senator Calls For Hearing With U.S. Interpreter In Trump-Putin Meeting
Congress needs to know what Trump "promised Putin on our behalf," says Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
Late Night On Crazy Strzok Testimony
The Peter Strzok testimony went off the rails, but it gave Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel a good laugh.
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Congress' Plan To Crack Down On Sexual Harassers Has Stalled
The House passed a bill with strong reforms. The Senate weakened them. Neither side is happy.
Congressman Highlights GOP Hypocrisy On Trump Criticism
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) uses GOP members of Congress’ own words to highlight the hypocrisy of their criticism against FBI Agent Peter Strzok.
Hearing Erupts Over GOP Jab at FBI Agent
Members of Congress exploded in anger after Rep. Louie Gohmert made a pointed jab at FBI agent Peter Strzok’s affair with former FBI lawyer Lisa Page and their texts during the 2016 election.
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FBI Agent: 'Disgusting' Comments On Gold Star Family Inspired Anti-Trump Texts
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Peter Strzok testified before congressional committees about messages he sent in 2016.
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Republicans Vote To Send Trump A Message On Tariffs
But they still don't want to pass a law restraining his trade authority.
Congressional Candidate: 'Hips Can’t Legislate But Maybe They Should'
"Well, I look like women in my district," Missouri Democrat Cori Bush says in a dig at body shamers.
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Barbara Lee’s Rise In The Democratic Party Would Be Another Coup For The Left
The California congresswoman would be the first black woman and the most progressive person in the party leadership.
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This Congressman Is Fighting To Bring Free Tampons To The Hill
It started when he wasn't permitted to use his budget to buy menstrual hygiene products for his staff.
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ICE Director Erroneously Blames Congress For Family Separation Policy
Thomas Homan and Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy at a news conference on May 7.
These Candidates Could Make History In November
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may become the youngest woman ever in Congress and Stacey Abrams the first black female governor.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Went From Bartender To History-Maker In Just Months
She won her primary in New York's 14th Congressional District, and is now poised to be the youngest congresswoman ever.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants To Bring Grassroots Organizing To Washington
"This is a movement candidacy. And I am just one of many," the Democratic nominee for New York's 14th Congressional District said.
Congressman Plays Sounds Of Detained Kids On House Floor
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) remained steadfast on the House floor while playing heart-wrenching audio of detained children separated from their parents, despite fierce opposition from Rep. Karen Handel (R-GA).
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Trump’s Immigration Executive Order Doesn’t Let Congress Off The Hook
The order is likely to face litigation -- putting the onus on lawmakers to keep detained families together.
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