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Pelosi Should, and Will, Be Dems' Speaker of the House

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Robert Creamer , HuffPost
She's the leader the party needs.
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Elizabeth Warren's ethics bill is moving to the House. Does the new Democratic Congress want it?

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Some of the provisions in the companion legislation from Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., will connect directly to President Trump's conduct in office, others on recent scandals in the administration and Congress.
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Nancy Pelosi Has A Math Problem But Plenty Of Potential Answers

Nancy Pelosi Has A Math Problem But Plenty Of Potential Answers

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She could find a way to be speaker of the House again, but something will have to change.
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How Democrats will rule: Roadmap drafted for House overhaul

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WASHINGTON - House Democrats unveiled a draft rules package Thursday for how they would govern the chamber when they take over the majority in the new Congress next year.
The changes are large and small, from a requirement to post legislation at least 72 hours before action is taken to restoring some floor rights for the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico and other nonvoting delegates.
One change, proposed by Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who is Muslim, clarifies the 180-year-old rule against wearing hats on the House floor to allow for religious headwear, including...
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How Democrats will rule: Roadmap drafted for House overhaul

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House Democrats unveiled a draft rules package Thursday for how they would govern the chamber when they take over the majority in the new Congress next year. The changes are...
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Rep. Melissa Hortman Will Be Minnesota's Next Speaker Of The House

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MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Legislature is getting a new speaker of the house.
Democratic Representative Melissa Hortman will take over the job in January, becoming Minnesota's second most powerful elected official.
As Pat Kessler reports, Rep. Hortman's rise is no surprise to the people around her.
The DFL victory party was in full swing on election night. The next Minnesota house speaker took the stage, giving credit for their upset win - to the women candidates she recruited.
Preparing to move into the role of speaker, Hortman says she's proud of the diversity of her incoming freshman...
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Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill Closer To Becoming Law After Senate Approval

Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill Closer To Becoming Law After Senate Approval

The Senate voted in favor of legislation that would reduce sentences for some drug crimes and offer training programs for prisoners. (Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Read more ...

Senate Passes Criminal Justice Reform Bill

Senate Passes Criminal Justice Reform Bill

While it does not go as far as proponents would like, the bill is the most sweeping prison reform agreement that Congress has passed in decades. Read more ...

Nikki Haley Says U.S. Middle East Peace Plan Will Take ‘Advantage' Of Technology

Nikki Haley Says U.S. Middle East Peace Plan Will Take ‘Advantage' Of Technology

The outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the UN gave no details of exactly what was in the long-awaited plan to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Read more ...

Border Enforcement Head Should Resign Over Migrant Child Death, Rep. Castro Says

Border Enforcement Head Should Resign Over Migrant Child Death, Rep. Castro Says

“If I was the head of DHS, I would ask him to step down,” said U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro of Texas. Read more ...

Judge orders Michael Flynn to surrender his passport while he waits to be...

Judge orders Michael Flynn to surrender his passport while he waits to be sentenced

US District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan has placed some travel restrictions on Michael Flynn as he waits to be sentenced for lying to the FBI. Starting on January 4, Flynn cannot... Read more ...

White House Appears To Pull Back From Government Shutdown Threat Over Wall

White House Appears To Pull Back From Government Shutdown Threat Over Wall

The fight over Trump's border wall has brought Congress to a familiar standoff just days before Christmas. Read more ...

Inside Trump's daily routine, which includes 3-4 hours of sleep, 'executive...

Inside Trump's daily routine, which includes 3-4 hours of sleep, 'executive time,' and no breakfast

President Donald Trump is set to depart the White House for two weeks of Christmas vacation later this week. Trump often mixes business with pleasure on his vacations, but... Read more ...

Justice Department Moves Forward With Trump's Bump Stock Ban

Justice Department Moves Forward With Trump's Bump Stock Ban

The president had called for the devices to be outlawed following several mass shootings. Read more ...

Here Are The Advertisers Sticking With Tucker Carlson

Here Are The Advertisers Sticking With Tucker Carlson

Mitsubishi, John Deere and more have not cut ties with "Tucker Carlson Tonight," despite the host's insulting remarks about immigrants. Read more ...

Judges Dismiss All Ethics Complaints Against Brett Kavanaugh

Judges Dismiss All Ethics Complaints Against Brett Kavanaugh

The federal court panel said it lacked the jurisdiction to weigh in on the 83 complaints against the new Supreme Court justice. Read more ...