• Congress November 30, 2019 10:21 am

    Belated Bill to Help Solve Indigenous Cold Cases Gains Steam

    A bill originally meant to help law enforcement investigate cold cases of murdered and missing indigenous women that has floundered in Congress for two years may have the missing ingredients to become law — money and muscle. The money comes from an appropriations subcommittee chaired by Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who told The Associated Press that for the first...

  • Donald Trump December 8, 2018 5:18 am

    Comey Faces Off With GOP Over Clinton Emails, Alleged Bias

    Former FBI Director James Comey spoke to House investigators behind closed doors for almost seven hours Friday, begrudgingly answering questions about the Justice Department’s decisions during the 2016 presidential election. Comey, who appeared under subpoena, announced after the meeting that he would return for more questioning Dec. 17. Appearing annoyed, he said “we’re talking about Hillary Clinton’s emails, for heaven’s...

  • Donald Trump December 3, 2018 3:00 pm

    Comey Makes Deal Over House Subpoena, Backs Off Legal Fight

    Former FBI Director James Comey has reached a deal to testify privately to the House Judiciary Committee, backing off his legal fight for an open hearing, his attorney said Sunday. Comey, whose lawyers went to court to challenge a congressional subpoena, said in a tweet that it was “hard to protect my rights without being in contempt.” As part of...

  • Donald Trump November 23, 2018 1:34 am

    Comey Resists Closed-Door Congress Interview on FBI Actions

    Former FBI chief James Comey said Thursday he will resist a subpoena to appear before a congressional committee Dec. 3 unless that happens publicly because House Republicans will distort anything he says behind closed doors. “I’m still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions,” he tweeted. The House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, subpoenaed...

  • Donald Trump September 28, 2018 5:48 pm

    Rosenstein Agrees to Private Meeting With House Lawmakers

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has agreed to speak privately with lawmakers following reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump. A person familiar with the situation said Rosenstein agreed to the meeting during a call Thursday evening with the House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. GOP Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, who leads the...

  • Donald Trump June 28, 2018 8:51 pm

    GOP Accuses FBI of Hiding Information in Russia Probe During Contentious Hearing

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein faced off against Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) in a contentious congressional hearing, with Jordan accusing the FBI of hiding information from Congress and House Democrats jumping in to defend the investigation.

  • Donald Trump June 28, 2018 9:44 pm

    Rosenstein, Wray Face Angry House Republicans in Hearing on Russia Probe

    Republicans accused top federal law enforcement officials Thursday of withholding important documents from them and demanded details about surveillance tactics during the Russia investigation in a contentious congressional hearing that capped days of mounting partisan complaints. The hearing was Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s first appearance before Congress since an internal Justice Department report criticized the FBI’s handling of the...

  • Donald Trump June 23, 2018 2:21 am

    Trump Tweet: GOP Should Stop Wasting Time on Immigration

    Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump’s backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet on Friday saying they should quit wasting their time on it. It’s hardly the first time the president has abandoned his allies in a moment of need. Over and over, Trump has proven himself a saboteur, willing...

  • Donald Trump June 16, 2018 6:20 am

    White House: Trump Supports GOP Leaders' Immigration Bill

    President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, saying he wouldn’t sign a “moderate” package. The White House later walked back the comments, formally endorsing the measure and saying Trump had been confused....
    The campaign-season tumult erupted as GOP leaders put finishing touches on a pair of Republican bills: a hard-right proposal...

  • Donald Trump June 15, 2018 6:33 pm

    Contentious WH Briefing Highlights Conflict Over Trump Immigration Policy

    A contentious White House press briefing broke out between press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the White House press corp on Thursday, after reporters pressed Sanders on the Trump administration’s policy to separate immigrant families at the border.

  • attorney June 14, 2018 10:09 pm

    DOJ Watchdog Report Slams Comey's Handling of Clinton Email Probe

    The Justice Department’s inspector general released a report on Thursday addressing the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. It found FBI Director James Comey was “insubordinate” but wasn’t motivated by politics.

  • California May 9, 2018 8:57 pm

    Group of House Republicans Defy Leadership in Bid to Force Immigration Votes

    A group of House Republicans are pushing ahead in an effort to force floor votes on a pack of four different immigration proposals, despite objections by GOP congressional leaders. If all Democrats back the effort, Republicans need at least 25 of their 236 members to sign onto a discharge petition filed Wednesday, which can be used to force votes on...

  • Congress November 30, 2017 3:37 am

    House Panel Backs Bill Expanding Gun Owners' Rights

    A key House committee on Wednesday approved a Republican bill to expand gun owners’ rights — the first gun legislation since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed more than 80 people....
    On a party-line vote, the Judiciary Committee backed a bill that would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed carry permit to carry a handgun in any state...

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    House GOP Rejects Dem Effort for Info on Trump-Russia Probes

    House Republicans have rejected a Democratic effort to require the Justice Department to provide Congress with information about President Donald Trump’s finances and possible campaign ties to Russia. The GOP-led Judiciary Committee on Tuesday defeated the resolution on a party-line vote of 18-16. Republicans said it would be premature and duplicative of their own efforts on the matter.

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  • California January 4, 2017 2:19 am

    Teen Dabber Confuses Paul Ryan at Swearing-In

    Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan appeared taken aback by a young man “dabbing” during a photo opportunity at the ceremonial swearing-in of a Kansas congressman in Washington Tuesday.

  • California January 4, 2017 6:25 pm

    Teen Dabber Confuses House Speaker Paul Ryan at Swearing-In

    Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan appeared taken aback by a young man “dabbing” during a photo opportunity at the ceremonial swearing-in of a Kansas congressman in Washington Tuesday.

  • California January 4, 2017 4:02 am

    Ryan Re-Elected; GOP Unveils Initial Obamacare Repeal Bill

    The 115th Congress was gaveled into session earlier on Tuesday with House Republicans re-electing Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., as Speaker and Senate Republicans introducing legislation that’s a precursor to repealing much of the Affordable Care Act. Successful passage of the measure would allow a detailed follow-up repeal bill to pass through Congress without fear of a filibuster by Senate Democrats....

  • California January 3, 2017 3:45 pm

    House GOP Weakens Independent Ethics Office

    Just hours before the 115th Congress gavels in, House Republicans voted to weaken the independent ethics office that investigates House lawmakers and staff accused of misconduct. During a closed door meeting on Monday, House Republicans defied their leadership to adopt an amendment to place the Office of Congressional Ethics under the jurisdiction of the House Ethics Committee. That amendment passed…

  • California January 3, 2017 9:27 pm

    House GOP Drops Rules Change Gutting Ethics Office After Challenged By Trump

    House Republicans reversed themselves Tuesday under pressure from President-elect Donald Trump, and dropped plans to swiftly gut an independent congressional ethics board. The dizzying about-face came as lawmakers convened for the first day of the 115th Congress, an occasion normally reserved for pomp and ceremony under the Capitol Dome. Instead, House Republicans found themselves under attack not only from Democrats,...

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    Republicans Blast DHS Head Over San Francisco Pier Killing

    Angry House Republicans accused Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Tuesday of promoting policies that led to the recent killing of a San Francisco woman at the hands of an immigrant in this country illegally.

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