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Democrats controlling the House next year will start trying to obtain President Donald Trump’s income tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service, the likely next ...
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"This vote immediately diminishes U.S. political support for the war and puts more pressure on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to end their brutal tactics and negotiate an end to the war." After defeating two last-minute amendments by ultra-hawkish Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) that would have completely gutted the measure, the Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) resolution to end U.S. military support for Saudi Arabia's years-long assault on Yemen by a bipartisan vote of 56-41.The vote—which marks the first time the Senate has passed a War Powers resolution—was applauded by anti-war groups as an important first step toward ending America's complicity in the worst humanitarian crisis in the world."This vote immediately diminishes U.S. political support for the war and puts more pressure on Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to end their brutal tactics and negotiate an end to the war," said Paul Kawika Martin, Peace Act...
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Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that congressional Democrats will begin to seek President Donald Trump's tax returns - a move likely to be resisted by the White House - after they take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January.
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Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that congressional Democrats will begin to seek President Donald Trump's tax returns - a move likely to be resisted by the White House - after they take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January.
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The House Ways and Means Committee will "take the first steps" toward obtaining the documents, though that will likely be a challenging process, said Pelosi, who has the backing of her members to become speaker of the House next month. "There is popular demand for the Congress to request the president's tax returns," she told reporters in the Capitol. "I'm sure the White House will resist and so the question is where do we go from there," she said.
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House Democrats on Thursday offered a resolution that would overturn IRS guidance reducing donor disclosure requirements for some tax-exempt groups, a day after the Senate approved a measure to reverse the agency's guidance.The House resolution was...
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Nancy Pelosi said Democrats will begin to seek U.S. President Donald Trump's tax returns when they take control of the House of Representatives in January.
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Nancy Pelosi said Democrats will begin to seek President Donald Trump's tax returns when they take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January.
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The agreement to limit her time in the top job is a concession to a faction of House Democrats who’ve been agitating for a new generation of leaders to replace Pelosi and her top lieutenants to better reflect the party’s younger and more diverse base. “I see myself as a bridge to the next generation of leaders,” Pelosi said in a statement announcing the deal. After Democrats won a House majority in the November election, Pelosi used a combination of pressure, persuasion and perks to whittle down her opponents.
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The Georgia Democrat suffered an unjust defeat, but she is not defeated. Just in case there was any doubt, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams definitely plans to run for office again. She confirmed her plans to do so Tuesday in front of a crowd in Laguna Niguel, Calif. at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit. Though Abrams didn’t say what office she plans to run for, she highlighted the success of her campaign and how she was able to engage a diverse coalition of voters around the state—ultimately getting more votes than any other Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia’s history.“We tripled the number of Latinos who voted. We tripled the number of Asian-Americans. We increased African-Americans by 38%. Increased the youth vote.”One of the great things about Abrams (and there are many!) is the fact that she remains confident in her message and unapologetic about reminding everyone that her opponent will take office under a cloud of voter suppressio...
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Nancy Pelosi is poised to once again be speaker of the House, after cutting a deal with several House Democrats who had previously opposed her. Pelosi will serve a maximum of four years in the post.
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The stock purchase probably didn't break the law. But it was a serious lapse of ethical judgment. On Wednesday, The Daily Beast reported that Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) made a massive purchase of stock in a defense contractor shortly after the negotiation of a massive increase in Pentagon spending:Inhofe, who took over the top spot on Armed Services after the death of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in August, has repeatedly pressed President Donald Trump to dramatically scale up the Pentagon's annual budget, which currently stands at $717 billion. Last week, after Trump hinted he would like to scale back parts of that budget, Inhofe met with the president and Defense Secretary James Mattis, after which it was announced that the administration would seek even more defense funding: a record $750 billion in spending for fiscal year 2020.News of that budget request broke on Sunday. On Tuesday, Inhofe's financial adviser bought him between $50,000 and $100,000 in stock in defense contract...
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Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Wednesday she supports a proposal that would limit the terms of senior Democratic leaders, likely paving the way for her to reclaim the speaker's post in January when her party takes control of the chamber. "For some time, there have been a number of conversations to advance a proposal to institute term limits for senior leadership positions in our caucus," Pelosi said in a statement announcing her support for the plan. After Pelosi's announcement, a group of seven House Democrats who had not previously pledged their support said they would back her when the full House votes on Jan. 3.
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Trump fired his chief of staff without a replacement. President Donald Trump is not happy with his son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner, according to a new report in Vanity Fair.Reporter Gabriel Sherman found that the president blames Kushner for the embarrassing failure of his plan to replace current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly with Nick Ayers, who is serving as the vice president's chief of staff. Kushner and Ivanka Trump reportedly pushed for Kelly's ouster and Ayers' ascension, but Ayers foiled the plan on Saturday shortly after Trump revealed he would need a new chief of staff.To punish Kushner for his role in this blunder, Sherman reports that Trump forced his son-in-law to go on Sean Hannity's Fox News show and take the heat. Kushner rarely speaks in public.“Trump said, ‘You’re going to go on there and defend me and take blame for chief of staff as punishment,’” one source told Sherman.Despite Ivanka's reported participation in the effort to promote...
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House Democrats are signaling a growing interest in examining possible ties between the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Russia during the 2016 election amid news that an alleged Russian spy with ties to the gun right...
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It's been a long time coming. President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence received a big dose of reality on Tuesday, Dec. 11, when they met face-to-face with two of the leading Democrats on Capitol Hill: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. In 2019, Schumer will still be part of the minority party in the Senate, where Republicans achieved a net gain of two seats in the 2018 midterms. But when Trump spoke to Pelosi in the Oval Office, it was obvious that his days of enjoying one-party rule on Capitol Hill will soon be coming to an end. Democrats enjoyed a net gain of 40 seats in the midterms, and Pelosi made it clear that the Democratic House majority won’t be rubber-stamping legislation that Trump favors — for example, a costly wall stretching from California to Texas along the U.S./Mexico border.Pelosi, who appears likely to become House speaker in 2019, sounded like she was ready for battle as she sat alongside Trump,...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Democrats who oppose her bid to become speaker next month are discussing the possibility of imposing term limits on party leaders, a Pelosi aide confirmed to Fox News Wednesday.
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“It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history of our country,” Trump told Reuters As special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation moves along and a new Democratic majority gets ready to take over the House of Representatives in January, the word “impeachment” often comes up in political conservations. Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler, incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has asserted that if Michael Cohen (confessed felon and Trump’s former personal attorney) made hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal on direct orders from Trump in 2016, it would be an “impeachable offense.” Trump, however, has denied having extramarital affairs with either Daniels or McDougal and maintained that Cohen was acting independently—not on orders from him—if he made any hush money payments two years ago. And when Reuters reporters asked t...
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Joseph Sabia was set to testify on the effects of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, a priority for House Democrats in the next Congress. 
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House Democrats are eying a ban on lawmakers sleeping in their offices as part of an overhaul of the chamber rules to take effect next year.Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), the incoming chairman of the Rules Committee...
 
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After a tense public meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) privately mocked Trump with House Democrats.
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House Democrats are talking more about impeachment following a new round of allegations against President Trump, but they make clear that the time is not right - at least not yet.
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“The risks are that it can be divisive,” said Kalee Kreider, a one-time adviser to former Vice President Al Gore. Party leaders have already vowed to convene hearings on the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back Obama-era climate rules, and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has promised to revive a special House committee focused on global warming.
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“The risks are that it can be divisive,” said Kalee Kreider, a one-time adviser to former Vice President Al Gore. Party leaders have already vowed to convene hearings on the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back Obama-era climate rules, and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has promised to revive a special House committee focused on global warming.
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House Democrats held a heated debate Tuesday over a push to impose term limits on some of their leaders, ultimately deciding to table the discussion until incoming freshmen members can take part in the conversation next month.
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Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is backing off his earlier proposal to spend $1.6 billion on border fencing, acknowledging opposition from House Democrats."One point six we believe could not pass th...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats opposing her bid to become speaker have discussed new rules that would likely limit party leaders to three two-year terms, people familiar with the talks said Tuesday. The proposal, if adopted, could well restrict Pelosi to just two more years atop her party.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats opposing her bid to become speaker have discussed new rules that would likely limit party leaders to three two-year terms. They’d drop for now a proposal to apply similar restrictions on committee chairs. The talks come as the California Democrat hunts enough support to be elected speaker […]
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When Democrats take a House majority next month for the first time since 2011, the power shift will give the campaign for a federal minimum wage hike its most credibility in years. 
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A rush to impeachment now would backfire on Democrats. Instead, it’s time to focus on serious investigations. Like most Americans who retain some semblance of sense, I was happy to see what was in the sentencing memos offered by federal prosecutors regarding the fate of Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump's former lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen. Those memos introduced new evidence pointing to Trump's likely involvement in a couple of criminal conspiracies.The most clear-cut evidence relates to Trump's involvement in campaign fraud. Cohen has alleged, with audio recordings to back him up, that Trump directed illegal payoffs to women who said they'd had affairs with him. Both documents also hint that Trump could be implicated in obstruction of justice conspiracies and some kind of involvement with Russian election crimes, but there is clearly a lot more information to be discovered and released before drawing any firmer conclusions on that front.Still,...
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The group of insurgent House Democrats hoping to restructure the party's leadership ranks is ramping up their campaign to limit the tenure of both committee chairmanships and leadership posts within the party.
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"I think there's other problems out there that we really should be focused upon," McCarthy insisted. It was Fall, 2015. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was all set to become Speaker of the House after John Boehner announced his retirement.But his own gaffe (and challenges with the English language) got in the way, ultimately derailing his candidacy.On September 29, 2015, Rep. McCarthy, the number two man in the House Republican caucus, bragged live on-air that the Republicans' Benghazi investigation was a political, partisan attack designed to derail Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy."Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?" McCarthy told to Fox News' Sean Hannity. "But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she's untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened, had we not fought."Exactly one month later, October 29...
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Rep. Eliot Engel, who is poised to lead the House Foreign Affairs Committee, plans to conduct a thorough review of US policy towards Saudi Arabia -- and that could include Jared Kushner's ties to the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, according to a Democratic aide.
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Senior House Democrats in the House of Representatives have raised the prospect of impeachment or prison time for U.S. President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the U.S. president over the Russia investigation and other scandals.
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Donald Trump has been warned he faces "very real prospect" of jail time as the fallout from the bombshell publication of court filings on Friday intensified. As the probe into Mr Trump's conduct both before and during office escalates, House Democrats are openly raising the prospect of impeachment or prison time for the US president if it is proved he directed illegal hush-money payments to women. Jerry Nadler, the incoming chairman of the house judiciary committee, described the details in prosecutors' filings in the case of Mr Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as evidence Mr Trump was "at the centre of a massive fraud".
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Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it’s proved that he directed illegal ...
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Trump and the Republicans believe they’re entitled to rule, democracy be damned. It’s a deeply dangerous moment You can tell a lot about a person by how they react to "A Few Good Men," the 1992 movie starring Jack Nicholson as a corrupt Marine and Tom Cruise as the noble young military lawyer who takes him down. The movie has a famous scene where Nicholson's character, Col. Nathan Jessup, explodes in rage after being exposed for his part in the killing of a young Marine and subsequent cover-up. "You can't handle the truth!" he barks, while raving about how hard his job is and how he feels this entitles him to do the awful things he did.The screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin, isn't known for his subtlety. I always thought that Jessup was clearly the villain, an imperious monster who is lashing out like a cornered rat. But no -- apparently there are a lot of people who read Jessup as a hero for standing up against those namby-pamby "rule of law" liberals and for the belief that...
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Democrats will be unable to remove Trump from office because they don't have enough Senate votes, so they should forget about impeachment.
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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Friday suggested Donald Trump Jr. could be subpoenaed once House Democrats take power after President Trump's eldest son mocked her advocacy of Democratic socialism with a meme.
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House Democrats are getting more vocal that they may not seat a North Carolina Republican whose election has been marred by suspected ballot fraud. A top GOP operative in the state says a new election may be necessary.
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Democrats could do away with a rule that allows lawmakers to bring firearms onto Capitol grounds – including in their offices – as they prepare to take control of the House next year.
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House Democrats' preferred plan in their border wall dispute with President Trump would push a showdown over funding until the end of the fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30.In that scenario, Congress would pass 6...
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Democrats set to gain control of the House of Representatives in January are planning to send a series of transcripts to Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into Russia’s alleged hacking of the 2016 presidential elections, Reuters reports.
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House Democrats are ramping up pressure on Republicans to investigate allegations of voter fraud in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, one of the last midterm races that's still undecided.
 
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Democrats taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January plan to send Special Counsel Robert Mueller the transcripts of testimony by some of President Donald Trump's closest associates so they can be reviewed for evidence and possible falsehoods, said three sources familiar with the matter.
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Democrats taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January plan to send Special Counsel Robert Mueller the transcripts of testimony by some of President Donald Trump's closest associates so they can be reviewed for evidence and possible falsehoods, said three sources familiar with the matter.
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Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, son Donald Trump Jr, former advisers Roger Stone and Corey Lewandowski, personal aide Rhona Graff and former personal aides Hope Hicks and Keith Schiller all testified before the House Intelligence Committee while it was under control of its outgoing Republican majority. The sources said the transcripts of those interviews will be among those sent to Mueller's team, which is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion by Trump's campaign team.
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California Rep. Jared Huffman wants to reverse 1967 rules allowing members to keep guns in their offices, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, nominated to be speaker, is on board.
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House Democrats plan to introduce legislation criminalizing private gun sales once the new Congress is in session.
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House Democrats plan to push a bill to require a background check for every gun sale in America, according to a report from Mother Jones.Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) plans to introduce a bill that will require uni...
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House Democrats are planning to go after President Trump when they take power in January in an effort to impeach him.
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Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives may decide not to seat a North Carolina Republican currently embroiled in a voter fraud controversy after they take control in January, a top Democrat said on Tuesday. Representative Steny Hoyer, who will take on the powerful role of House majority leader next month, told reporters that if there was "a very substantial question on the integrity of the election" Democrats would oppose seating Republican Mark Harris until the matter is resolved, according to a transcript of Hoyer's remarks provided by his office.
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Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives may decide not to seat a North Carolina Republican after they take control in January until questions about voting irregularities are resolved, Representative Steny Hoyer's office said on Tuesday.
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The new director will probably continue gutting the agency, but with their new majority in the House, Democrats have a way to push back.
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He's saying the quiet part out loud. Remember when Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was supposed to be one of the reasonable Republicans? Yeah, neither do I.But as far off the deep end Graham has ventured thus far in his patently hypocritical alliance with President Donald Trump, his comments Tuesday about the administration's position on Saudi Arabia was shocking for its explicit level of partisanship and lack of interest in fulfilling the Senate's role in oversight of the executive branch.Graham made the comments after senators were briefed by administration officials on the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's role in the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Despite the fact that Trump and the administration has publicly downplayed the evidence linking the prince to the murder, the senators emerged from the briefing more convinced than ever that the de facto ruler of the regime has a direct role in the assassination.And yet Graham has no interest in explo...
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Democrats are keeping an eye on John Hickenlooper, Stephen Bullock, Jay Inslee, and Gavin Newsom As the 2020 presidential campaign commences now that the midterm elections of 2018 are over, four governors from western states may decide to compete for the Democratic nomination, and could play a major role. One is leaving office and has given evidence of interest in running; two others are still in office and have gained notice for their skills as governors; and one is about to enter office with at least long range presidential ambitions. Having a western governor in the White House would be nearly unique, as only California Governor Ronald Reagan ever achieved the presidency, coming from a western state. But this time, it could be a Democrat from the west in the White House.John Hickenlooper of Colorado is finishing eight years as chief executive of the Rocky Mountain state, and had previously been the mayor of Denver from 2002-2011. Hickenlooper was judged one of the five best ma...
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Money stretches a lot further when you’re paying a reasonable rent. If you live on the East or West Coast, you’ve probably been subjected to increasingly expensive rents, food, clothing, and more—tiresome commutes, working multiple jobs to pay the bills, and the exhaustion that comes with the frustration of not being able to do more of what you want.Unfortunately, the trajectory of ever-increasing rents and cost of living expenses is probably not going to reverse any time soon.In the Heartland, though, more and more people are finding space to accomplish what they might not be able to elsewhere.Here are the things you can find in Middle America that aren’t all that common on the East or West Coasts.1. Affordable RentRent in Dayton, Ohio, can be had for a few hundred dollars. A three-bedroom house in Dayton’s up-and-coming South Park is just $750 a month. Houses in the “rich” parts of Middle America can be found for less than $500,000. A friend recently purchased an...
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The FCC lied to the public amid their commissioner's crusade to kill net neutrality rules. House Democrats plan to get answers. One of the most contentious battles in the first year of President Donald Trump's administration was the push by his Federal Communications Commission to eliminate net neutrality, the consumer protection that ensures all Internet traffic is treated equally regardless of content.The deregulation, championed by FCC commissioner and former Verizon corporate counsel Ajit Pai over the howls of tech companies and digital rights groups, not only ignited a political firestorm, it laid bare serious irregularities in the FCC's regulatory process. And according to Mother Jones, House Democrats plan to hold Pai and the FCC accountable:"We plan to put the consumer first by pushing policies that protect net neutrality, promote public safety, and provide meaningful privacy and data security protections that are seriously lacking today," ranking member Rep. Frank P...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Forty-six newly elected House Democrats want leaders to focus more next year on legislative priorities like health care and infrastructure than on investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration. They say in a two-page letter to top House Democrats on Monday that they “must heed the call from our constituents.” That […]
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None of the three men has served in the U.S. military or elsewhere in government, and none of them has expertise in health information technology or federal contracting. Newly released emails about the three Trump associates who secretly steered the Department of Veterans Affairs show how deeply the trio was involved in some of the agency’s most consequential matters, most notably a multibillion-dollar effort to overhaul electronic health records for millions of veterans.Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter, West Palm Beach physician Bruce Moskowitz and lawyer Marc Sherman — part of the president’s circle at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida — reviewed a confidential draft of a $10 billion government contract for the electronic-records project, even though they lack any relevant expertise.In preparing the contract, the agency consulted more than 40 outside experts, such as hospital executives, according to the records, which were released under the Freedom of Infor...
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