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A House Republican already wants to impeach Hillary Clinton
Theoretically, could they? Would they?
1421 points by The Washington Post | United States House of Representatives United States Congress Bill Clinton President of the United States United States Senate Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party Impeachment of Bill Clinton
Barbara Comstock ‘Caity’ | Campaign 2016
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) released the first television ad of her re-election campaign on Sept., 8. The 30-second ad features Comstock's adult daughter Caity sharing why her mother should be re-elected to her Congress seat representing a Northern Virginia district. Comstock is facing a challenge from Democrat LuAnn Bennett, a businesswoman.
4 points by The Washington Post | Virginia Maryland United States House of Representatives North Carolina Comstock Independent School District Washington D.C. Comstock Texas American Civil War
Bill Clinton to make campaign stop in Pittsburgh today
Former president and potential future first spouse Bill Clinton is coming to Pittsburgh today to stump for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.
140 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Bill Clinton George W. Bush Democratic Party President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama George H. W. Bush United States House of Representatives
Letter: Kidder for Merrimack County commissioner
Kidder for commissionerDavid Kidder would make a great Merrimack County commissioner. We have known him for many years. He has a strong sense of public service. For the past 12 years, Dave has served as a state representative for an area that includes New London, where we live. He has been thoughtfu...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | United States House of Representatives United States Senate President of the United States Alaska County commission Louisiana Connecticut Barack Obama
Letter: Support Wallner, Luneau
Support Wallner, LuneauI hope that voters will come out to cast their ballot in the upcoming primary on Tuesday, Sept. 13. I would like to ask the voters in Ward 5 Concord or Merrimack District 10, which includes Hopkinton, to support state representatives Mary Jane Wallner and David Luneau in the...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | United States House of Representatives United States United States Senate Democratic Party Bill Clinton Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Alaska Chicago
Republican leaders to ding Democrats over gun sit-in led by John Lewis

512 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Democratic Party Barack Obama United States United States House of Representatives President of the United States Bill Clinton Republican Party United States Senate
Ohio mine workers seek pension relief on Capitol Hill (photos and video)
Thousands of retired mine workers who might lose their health care and pension benefits because of the coal industry's plight are seeking relief from Congress. Watch video WASHINGTON D.C.. - Thousands of retired coal miners spent hours under withering Washington heat Thursday at a rally for legislation ensuring they'll get pension and health care benefits that could be cut as the coal industry declines. Money to fund the retirement accounts of roughly 120,000 United Mine Workers of America retirees has dwindled as coal companies declare bankruptcy amid the rise of more environmentally friendly energy sources. Affected retirees live in states including Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Virginia and Alabama. "We are here to show solidarity and that we mean business," said retired miner Bob Sowers of Zanesville, as he waited for the rally to start. "These people are 60, 70, 80 years old. This is the time when you need these benefits and they're going to take them away. It is not something we want free, it is something we've earned."  Another retired miner, Larry Henry of Coshocton, said former President Harry Truman promised their union retirement benefits and "cradle to grave" health care as part of a 1946 agreement to avert a strike. A sign over the rally stage featured a photo of Truman and the words: "Keep the Promise." The bill the miners want to pass would require that the federal government use tax dollars and an abandoned mine reclamation fund to bolster their pension accounts. It is backed by U.S. senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman of Ohio, all the state's Democratic House of Representatives members, and Ohio Republicans including Dave Joyce of Russell Township, Jim Renacci of Wadsworth and Bob Gibbs of Holmes County. In a speech backing the bill, Brown accused Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell of keeping the legislation from coming up for a vote, and said Republican and Democratic senators need to "put the heat" on McConnell to secure its passage. "Congress shouldn't leave Washington until we keep the promises we've made to miners and their families," said Brown. McConnell's office didn't respond to a request for comment, but Portman told the crowd the bill will go to the Senate floor "like a torpedo" if the Senate Finance Committee passes it by a large enough margin when it comes up for a vote there next week. Portman says it makes sense for the government to keep the miners' pensions sound to avoid stressing the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, which could be endangered if it had to assist the large number of miners at issue. If the bill doesn't pass by itself, Portman said its supporters will try to include its language in an upcoming must-pass budgeting bill. House of Representatives members told the crowd their legislative body is prepared to pass the measure if the House acts. "This isn't some handout you're asking for, this was a decision you made when you were neogiting your contracts and we are going to fight to make sure you're going to get your money back," Niles Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan told the crowd.
188 points by The Plain Dealer | Pension United States Senate Republican Party United States House of Representatives Mitch McConnell Democratic Party United States Congress Retirement
Clinton allies set to open Houston office
Hillary Clinton's campaign arm in Texas will open a party headquarters in downtown Houston this weekend meant to energize and organize the area's Democrats with about two months until Election Day.
108 points by The Houston Chronicle | United States House of Representatives Democratic Party Barack Obama United States Senate President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 George W. Bush John McCain
Democrats rally around vulnerable House member
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Some of Kentucky's top Democrats have rallied around a vulnerable House member as he introduced a bill that would exempt some veterans groups from state property taxes. Chuck Tackett won a special election in March, a big win for Democrats in Republican-heavy Scott County. Tackett replaced ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States House of Representatives Kentucky Democratic Party Washington D.C. Speaker United States Republican Party Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
More Americans say Obamacare is a pain than a cure: Gallup poll
Americans are more likely to say Obamacare is a burden than a net benefit, according to a new poll that finds nearly three in 10 people think the health overhaul has hurt them and their family. Gallup says 29 percent of Americans feel the Affordable Care Act has been harmful, ...
134 points by The Washington Times | Democratic Party United States Senate Barack Obama Republican Party John McCain President of the United States Hawaii United States House of Representatives
In Senate contest, spending likely to top $100 million
WASHINGTON (AP) - New Hampshire's U.S. Senate contest between Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan is on track to cost nearly $100 million, shattering previous totals to become the most expensive race in state history. The bulk of the spending comes not from the candidates, but from ...
9 points by The Washington Times | United States United States Senate Washington D.C. Democratic Party Massachusetts United States House of Representatives Republican Party Barack Obama
Lou Correa nabs his primary opponent's endorsement in Orange County congressional race
Essential Politics: Pence visits California, Brown faces hundreds of challenges in bills on his desk Sept. 8, 2016, 11:59 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:The Republican nominee for vice president, Indiana...
1 points by Los Angeles Times | United States United States Senate Democratic Party Voting Alaska Democracy California United States House of Representatives
Democrats say Republicans have let down rural schools
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Assembly Democrats say Republicans haven't done enough to address funding cuts and teacher shortages in Wisconsin's rural schools. Democratic Assembly members said at a news conference Thursday that Republicans have no idea how to address the problem. The Democratic news conference came the day after Republicans ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Wisconsin United States Education School Barbara Boxer United States House of Representatives Washington D.C. New Deal
Watch live: Gov. Jerry Brown signs California's landmark climate change law
Essential Politics: Pence visits California, Brown faces hundreds of challenges in bills on his desk Sept. 8, 2016, 10:45 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:The Republican nominee for vice president, Indiana...
16 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Party United States United States Senate Republican Party Warren G. Harding President of the United States United States House of Representatives Vice President of the United States
Senate OKs medical marijuana reform bills
Eight years after voters approved marijuana for medical use, the Senate OK’d a package of bills to regulate the industry        
-1 points by The Detroit News | United States Senate Republican Party United States House of Representatives Democratic Party Alaska United States Barack Obama Illinois
The Capitol restoration left Congress just as useless
The smell of fresh paint greeted lawmakers reacquainting themselves with their workplace. The Capitol has been returned to its former glory. If only they could do the same to Congress.
6 points by The Denver Post | United States House of Representatives United States Congress United States Senate The Washington Post Bill Clinton Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner Resolution
Michigan Senate OKs medical marijuana reform bills
Eight years after voters approved marijuana for medical use, the Senate OK’d a package of bills to regulate the industry        
-1 points by The Detroit News | United States Senate Republican Party United States House of Representatives Democratic Party Alaska United States Barack Obama Illinois
Lawmaker brings mosquitoes to House floor to fight for Zika funding
The Zika virus hit the floor of the U.S. House Wednesday – if only figuratively – as a Florida Republican sought to hammer home the “fear” his constituents feel by bringing a container filled with mosquitoes with him inside the chambers. The headline-grabbing move came as lawmakers from both parties were pointing fingers over the...
3 points by New York Post | United States Senate Party leaders of the United States Senate Mitch McConnell Democratic Party United States House of Representatives United States United States Congress Chuck Schumer
Heck’s unfounded attacks cross line
Most people enter public service because they want to better our country, have a discussion with people with opposing views and make compromises that solve problems Americans are facing. Unfortunately, in our hotly contested Senate race this year, Congressman Joe Heck’s campaign released an outrageous website attacking Catherine Cortez Masto’s integrity. These attacks …
407 points by Las Vegas Sun | Problem solving United States Senate United States Democracy Democratic Party United States House of Representatives Attorneys general 1961 births
Rep. Elijah Cummings to host town hall on DOJ report
BALTIMORE (AP) - Congressman Elijah Cummings will co-host a town hall meeting on police reforms in Baltimore. Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, will join Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Donald Tobin, Dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. They will meet ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. Maryland Elijah Cummings United States United States House of Representatives University of Maryland Baltimore Baltimore Baltimore Police Department
Macomb judge dismisses challenge of House candidate
The decision by Judge Richard Caretti was the second rejection of Republican Diana Farrington’s argument        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Democratic Party United States House of Representatives Sterling Heights Michigan Democracy United States Republican Party Macomb County Michigan Utica Michigan
Nancy Pelosi is right. Democrats could win back the House in November.
Everything still has to go perfectly for them, but it's not as far fetched as we once thought.
4060 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party United States House of Representatives Republican Party Barack Obama President of the United States George W. Bush Bill Clinton United States
Gingrich to fundraise for West Virginia GOP governor hopeful
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Newt Gingrich is heading to West Virginia to boost the gubernatorial campaign of Republican Bill Cole. The Cole campaign says Gingrich, the former U.S. House speaker and presidential candidate, will be in Martinsburg for a Thursday evening fundraiser. Gingrich's appearance adds to the list of high-profile ...
1 points by The Washington Times | George W. Bush United States House of Representatives Democratic Party Republican Party United States President of the United States Speaker of the United States House of Representatives George H. W. Bush
Mylan's EpiPen sales to schools at center of New York probe
New York state’s top cop opened an antitrust investigation into Cecil-based Mylan, saying the embattled drugmaker may have ripped off local school systems that purchased life-saving EpiPen shots for students.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | New York City United States House of Representatives New York Chief executive officer Ribavirin Executive officer Manhattan Anaphylaxis
Letter: Choose Dawson in Laconia
Choose Dawson in LaconiaMy name is Elinor Thorsell. Many of you have passed through my classroom at Memorial Middle School. I have lived in Laconia for more than 40 years and have gotten to know Tom Dawson through his son (a friend of my son) and his Stanley Steamer. I was pleased to learn that Tom...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | United States House of Representatives United States House of Representatives United States Constitution Virginia United States Congress Bill Clinton Lower house
Poll finds Clinton, Van Hollen with leads in Maryland
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is deeply unpopular in Maryland and could be acting as a weight on the GOP candidate for the state's open U.S. Senate seat, according to a statewide poll to be released Tuesday. Trump, who is running only slightly behind Democrat Hillary Clinton in national...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Maryland Democratic Party United States House of Representatives Republican Party United States Senate John McCain George W. Bush Barack Obama
Hogan invited to testify in support of Northrop Grumman deal
Democrats leading the General Assembly said Tuesday that they would vote on the $20 million loan for aerospace giant Northrop Grumman that the Hogan administration has pushed, as soon as Republican Gov. Larry Hogan testifies personally that he wants it.The governor immediately declined the unusual...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | United States Vice President of the United States Republican Party Maryland Democratic Party Speaker United States House of Representatives Michael E. Busch
Alaska Libertarians select Joe Miller as Senate candidate
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Joe Miller wants to again attempt to unseat U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, but this time he's planning to try it as a Libertarian.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Alaska Conservatism in the United States United States Senate Democratic Party Associated Press Republican Party United States United States House of Representatives
Congress returns to battle over Zika, keep government open
Lawmakers returning to Washington after a seven-week break picked up right where they left off â?? feuding about legislation to battle the mosquito-borne Zika virus and deadlocked over the defense budget. A tightening presidential race and pitched warfare for ...
1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Democratic Party Barack Obama United States Senate Bill Clinton Mitch McConnell Republican Party United States House of Representatives United States presidential election 2008
Congress returns to battle over Zika
Congress returns to battle over Zika, keeping government open        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Democratic Party Barack Obama United States Senate Bill Clinton Mitch McConnell Republican Party United States House of Representatives United States presidential election 2008
Turning Red: How Texas became a GOP stronghold
Texas was once a Democratic stronghold with roots in the party going back to Sam Houston. That changed starting in the mid-1960s with the signing of the Civil Rights Act. By 1980, the GOP ran the show. But, what does the future hold? 
64 points by The Houston Chronicle | Democratic Party Lyndon B. Johnson Richard Nixon President of the United States United States Senate Republican Party United States House of Representatives Red states and blue states
Another failed Zika vote could be the start of a resolution
Lawmakers in both parties said they now hope negotiations will begin in earnest to quickly come up with a bipartisan deal to address the potential public health crisis.
149 points by The Washington Post | Harry Reid United States House of Representatives United States Senate United States Congress Democratic Party Mitch McConnell Party leaders of the United States Senate Steny Hoyer
In Republican debate, Ayotte brushes off Rubens to focus on Hassan
U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte sparred with Republican opponent Jim Rubens over immigration, foreign policy and gun rights in a primary debate televised on WMUR Wednesday, but focused most of her attacks on Democrat challenger Maggie Hassan. Ayotte is seeking a second six-year term in the U.S. Senate and po...
7 points by Concord Monitor | United States Senate Democratic Party President of the United States Barack Obama United States United States House of Representatives Republican Party John McCain
Primary survey: Three Republicans vie for Epsom, Pittsfield House seat
David J. PalfreyParty: RepublicanAge: 78Town of Residence: EpsomOccupation: retired from a career in bankingIncumbent? Served in House of Representatives from 2008 through 2012Do you support . . .Commuter rail funding? I do not support commuter rail funding as studies have shown it would require a...
3 points by Concord Monitor | United States House of Representatives Cannabis Law Legality of cannabis by country Legal and medical status of cannabis United States Congress Public transport United States Constitution
Maryland teachers union backs Chris Van Hollen for Senate
Maryland's largest teachers union, one of the most politically active labor groups in the state, will announce its support Thursday for Rep. Chris Van Hollen's bid for Senate. The Maryland State Education Association, which has some 72,000 members and which distributes the well-known "apple ballot"...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Maryland United States Senate Democratic Party United States Chris Van Hollen National Education Association Education in the United States United States House of Representatives
Trump: ‘I think we’re going to win New York’
Speaking at a reception of New York’s Conservative Party, Sept. 7, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he thinks he will beat his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in New York state on Election Day.
-1 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party United States House of Representatives President of the United States New York City New York John McCain Barack Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton
Trump says Mexican official's resignation shows his visit was successful
"The people that arranged the trip in Mexico have been forced out of government. That’s how well we did.”
206 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States Mexico Ernesto Zedillo United States Democratic Party George W. Bush United States House of Representatives Barack Obama
Republicans don't think targeting Nancy Pelosi is the way defend their House majority - yet
These days Pelosi has drifted from the spotlight, barely a supporting character in GOP attack ads as Republicans focus most of their fire on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and President Obama.
4 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party United States House of Representatives George W. Bush President of the United States Bill Clinton John McCain Nancy Pelosi Barack Obama
Politics bring peace: Book covers end to ‘Troubles’
Bruce Morrison did the impossible in the early 1990s — he headed to Northern Ireland to help end the bloody conflict using­ politics.His mission is now being told in a new book “Peace­runner: The True Story of How an Ex-Congressman Helped End the Centuries of War in Ireland.”Morrison and author Penn Rhodeen joined Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” show yesterday to share the story of peace.
20 points by Boston Herald | Bill Clinton President of the United States Diplomacy Irish Republican Army Yale Law School United States Congress Irish Republic United States House of Representatives
SEE IT: Rep. frustrated by Zika brings jar of mosquitos to House
Rep. David Jolly, from Pinellas County, brought about 100 of the insects to the floor of the House.
208 points by Daily News | United States United States House of Representatives Florida Puerto Rico Democratic Party United States Senate Fear Southern United States
How two California congresswomen got sexual assault bills passed
Essential Politics: California's top congressional races to watch, lawmakers back recall of judge in Stanford assault case Sept. 7, 2016, 1:18 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. This year's legislative session is over after a very busy...
1365 points by Los Angeles Times | United States House Committee on the Judiciary United States Congress Rape Zoe Lofgren United States House of Representatives United States Senate Bill Clinton Bob Goodlatte
While discussing what Clinton's cough means about her health, Gingrich starts coughing
Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump lays out his military spending plan Sept. 7, 2016, 12:42 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will appear back-to-back at a town hall on military issues in New York.. Trump says he'd restore defense spending but comes up short on how he'd pay for itTrump ends...
2100 points by Los Angeles Times | Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton Newt Gingrich President of the United States United States House of Representatives Speaker of the United States House of Representatives George W. Bush Democratic Party
Two California congresswomen are behind the new Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights
It’s not often a measure championed by the dean of the state’s majority Democratic congressional delegation gets praise from the Republican House speaker. Maybe it helps that an up-and-coming freshman Republican’s name was attached to the legislation and that it deals with an issue gaining a lot...
1365 points by Los Angeles Times | United States House Committee on the Judiciary United States Congress Rape Zoe Lofgren United States House of Representatives United States Senate Bill Clinton Bob Goodlatte
'Just don't have consensus': Republicans pull healthcare bill ahead of House vote
President Donald Trump has reportedly asked the House GOP leadership to pull a bill eliminating major financial provisions of Obamacare ahead of a scheduled vote, despite a week of intense negotiations involving Trump himself. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | President of the United States Democratic Party Bill Clinton Barack Obama Republican Party United States Senate United States House of Representatives George W. Bush
General Assembly advancing bills that would update Maryland sexual assault laws
A half-dozen bills moving through the General Assembly would update Maryland's sexual assault laws and, advocates say, make it easier for victims to secure justice. One measure would sweep aside a centuries-old vestige of English law that requires prosecutors to prove that rape victims resisted...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Rape United States Senate Sexual intercourse Sexual assault United States House of Representatives Legislature Bill Clinton Child sexual abuse
Republicans withdraw healthcare bill in blow to Trump
Short of support from fellow Republicans, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulls legislation meant to replace Obamacare.
3701 points by Al Jazeera English | United States House of Representatives Democratic Party George W. Bush President of the United States Republican Party United States Senate United States Congress Barack Obama
Trump, GOP fall short on Obamacare repeal vote

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Democratic Party President of the United States Republican Party Party leaders of the United States Senate John Boehner United States House of Representatives Bill Clinton Whig Party
How the health-care debacle exposed Republicans' weaknesses
The House's debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act ended, at least for now, when the bill was...
-1 points by Daily News | President of the United States United States Congress Bill Clinton United States House of Representatives United States Capitol Republican Party Barack Obama Democratic Party
How Trump botched health reform
With a whimper, the incoherent monstrosity that was the American Health Care Act ran into a ditch yesterday in the U.S.
833 points by Daily News | United States House of Representatives Republican Party New York Democratic Party United States Medicine Health care President of the United States
Democrats declare victory in health care fight
Democrats were united in their opposition to the Republican bill.       
-1 points by USA Today | Democratic Party Barack Obama George W. Bush Republican Party Joe Biden United States House of Representatives New Mexico Rahm Emanuel