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Acting Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf defies House subpoena to testify

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf defied a subpoena on Thursday to testify before the House Homeland Security Committee about worldwide threats to the U.S….

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Congress starts its weekend no closer to a coronavirus deal

Democrats and Republicans appeared even further away from a coronavirus relief deal on Thursday, despite mounting calls from rank-and-file lawmakers — and even President Donald…

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Democrats lose control of marijuana messaging

Removing federal penalties for marijuana looked like an easy win for Democrats two weeks ago, but the momentum has stalled. Democrats have been scared off…

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Poll shows Susan Collins down 12 points, Lindsey Graham tied with Democratic challenger

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) face rising odds in their high-profile re-election bids, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday. Why…

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85 Million Pieces of Mail Delayed in One Week Thanks to Louis DeJoy, Senate Report Says

Controversial changes ordered by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy caused an estimated 85 million more packages to arrive late in one week and, in some districts,…

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Florida Democrat introduces bill to recognize Puerto Rico statehood referendum

A bipartisan House group on Tuesday introduced a resolution to recognize the results of Puerto Rico’s upcoming statehood referendum, which will be on the territory’s…

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States plow forward with pot, with or without Congress

Roughly 1 in 3 Americans could have access to legal recreational marijuana if voters approve state ballot initiatives this November. While a planned House vote…

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Schiff asks to interview DHS officials over whistleblower complaint

House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff has asked the Department of Homeland Security to make available a slew of high-level officials to testify about a recent…

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Senate paralyzed over coronavirus relief

With the coronavirus pandemic still battering the United States, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asked his fellow senators on Wednesday whether they “want to do…

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‘Poison pills’ and partisan games: These three obstacles are preventing Democrats and Republicans from passing a coronavirus relief deal

<p>Mitch McConnell’s insistence on liability protections and Democrats’ resistance to ‘piecemeal’ bills leaves Congress grasping at air on Covid-19 relief</p> Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/coronavirus-relief-deal-senate-recess-mitch-mcconell-nancy-pelosi-2020-election-b420687.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed…

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Senate to vote Thursday on GOP coronavirus bill

The Senate will vote Thursday on a scaled-down GOP coronavirus relief bill.Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters, as he headed to his office off…

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Pelosi, Schumer warn GOP coronavirus bill ‘headed nowhere’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday warned that a forthcoming GOP coronavirus proposal is a nonstarter.The two…

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Louis DeJoy: Congress investigates Postmaster General over allegations he pressured staff to donate to Republican candidates

<p>Embattled postmaster general denies any wrongdoing and ‘regrets if any employee felt uncomfortable for any reason,’ spokesman says</p> Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/louis-dejoy-investigation-donation-postmaster-general-gop-republicans-b419326.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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Pelosi and Mnuchin agree on plan to avoid government shutdown

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have tentatively agreed to use a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown at the end…

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Democrats introduce legislation to revise FDA requirements for LGBT blood donors

Reps. Val Demmings (D-Fla.) and Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) introduced legislation Friday that would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revise restrictions on LGBT…

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Rubio says Senate Intel will get election briefings despite Ratcliffe order

Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that the Senate Intelligence Committee will continue to receive in-person briefings from top U.S. intelligence officials about election-security issues, despite…

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Democrats call for IRS to review tax-exempt status of NRA

House Ways and Means Committee Democrats on Tuesday called on the IRS to review the tax-exempt status of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and NRA…

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Mnuchin to testify as COVID-19 relief impasse drags on

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is slated to testify Tuesday afternoon before the special House committee investigating the federal response to the coronavirus crisis as a…

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ODNI to scale back election security briefings to House committees

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is scaling back its election security briefings to the congressional intelligence committees, according to two sources familiar…

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House to vote on removing cannabis from list of controlled substances

The House will vote on legislation next month to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act and erase some marijuana criminal records.The bill would not…

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Mueller’s investigation was never a hoax. And a new report proves it.

Trump and Biden’s contrasting positions on Russian interference in American elections are clear. Whether voters care about these differences, however, is not as obvious. Source:…

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