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Pro-Business House Democrat Loses Union Money as AOC Backs Rival

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) has always been an unusual Democrat. Representing a district that Hillary Clinton carried by nearly 20 percentage points in the 2016 presidential election, Cuellar increasingly has sided with Republicans and business groups on workplace policy, not to mention on guns and abortion. That approach has served Cuellar well. He’s represented the district that Read More…

Anthony Scaramucci and Steve Bullock trade jabs over prank endorsement

Anthony Scaramucci, President Donald Trump’s short-lived White House communications director-turned-detractor, saw his fame exploited Thursday in a campaign stunt by a Democratic presidential candidate. The stunt unfolded on Twitter when Steve Bullock — Montana’s governor and a long-shot candidate who’s failed to qualify for all but one Democratic primary debate this year — posted a Read More…

Tlaib joins fellow Squad members AOC and Omar in endorsing Sanders

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) became the latest member of the influential “Squad” to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president when she appeared at his campaign rally in Detroit on Sunday night. Why it matters: It’s a welcome boost for Sanders as polls indicate his popularity has slipped. Tlaib is the third member of the quartet of freshman Democratic lawmakers Read More…

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Top health official defends federal contract payments to Trump allies

A top administration health official on Tuesday defended her office’s spending of hundreds of thousands of dollars on outside GOP communications consultants with close ties to President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment MORE. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Read More…

Release The IG Report Already

Public hearings begin Wednesday morning in Rep. Adam Schiff’s sham of a “grand jury”-style impeachment inquiry, a proceeding certainly intended to make Donald Trump look as corrupt as possible and one prompting many conservatives to wonder just where in the name of all that’s holy is the counterweight in the promised FISA abuse report from Read More…

On a Personal Note: Pringle

Author’s note: Much as I enjoy writing about politics, legal issues, and the news of the day, sometimes my writing comes from a more personal place. One thing I’m certain is no respecter of party lines is love for a good dog story. And I do mean a good dog. Originally published here:  It’s been exactly Read More…

Ex-Trump campaign official testifies Stone gave updates on WikiLeaks email dumps

Ex-Trump campaign official testifies Stone gave updates on WikiLeaks email dumps | TheHill ‘pro-ca-6suwceavby6d.ncp0rc.0001.use1.cache.amazonaws.com:11211’ => ‘default’, ‘pro-ca-6suwceavby6d.ncp0rc.0002.use1.cache.amazonaws.com:11211’ => ‘default’, ‘pro-ca-6suwceavby6d.ncp0rc.0003.use1.cache.amazonaws.com:11211’ => ‘default’, ); ?> The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20006 | 202-628-8500 tel | 202-628-8503 fax The contents of this site are ©2019 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., a subsidiary of Read More…

Schiff: The first rule of Whistleblower Club is that you don't talk about Whistleblower Club

Criticize a whistleblower, go to Ethics jail? Adam Schiff didn’t get quite that explicit in his memo today outlining the rules of the impeachment inquiry hearings, but that certainly seems to be the subtext. Schiff instructed House Intelligence panel members that they’d better not “facilitate any efforts by President Trump or his allies to threaten, intimidate, or retaliate against Read More…

Bulwark Liberal Describes SCOTUS Justice Brett Kavanaugh as 'Legendary Sexist' (But Receipts Say Otherwise)

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gives his opening statement at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Michael Reynolds/Pool Image via AP) In spite of weeks of a witch hunt confirmation process where then-U.S. Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh was subjected to unsubstantiated, sometimes deliberately coordinated allegations of Read More…

Northwestern student paper apologizes for coverage of 'traumatic' Jeff Sessions event

Editors at the Northwestern University student paper The Daily Northwestern on Sunday issued an apology for what it called “mistakes” in its coverage of a campus event last week featuring former Trump Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsFive things to watch at Supreme Court’s DACA hearings Trump attends football game with Jeff Sessions’ Alabama Senate Read More…

Hmmm: Did Bolton tip his hand on potential Ukraine-gate testimony?

Or was he just venting? NBC News reports that John Bolton took aim at Donald Trump’s real-estate-mogul approach to diplomacy in a “private speech.” Six people present for the talk note that Trump’s former national-security adviser specifically criticized Trump’s prioritization of personal interests over national interests, including his own financial interests. That’s guaranteed to grab Read More…

Clinton 'dumbfounded' by UK government's failure to release report on Russian influence ahead of elections

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Top diplomat said request for specific probes in Ukraine was ‘contrary’ to US policy Feehery: What Republicans must do to adapt to political realignment MORE bashed the U.K. government’s decision to not release a report on Russian interference in British Read More…

Republicans unveil defense strategy ahead of public impeachment hearings

Republicans on the House committees conducting the impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment MORE outlined their strategy for defending him in a new memo focused on “four key pieces of evidence” they say are “fatal” to Read More…