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Grand Old Paranoia

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In the months before the midterms, the GOP began sounding the alarm that the Democrats, should they take back the House, were planning a slew of investigations into nearly every aspect of the Trump administration: tax returns, family businesses, Russia, Stormy Daniels, excessive spending by cabinet secretaries, the travel ban, family separation, the failure to adequately respond to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico-and much, much more. In August, Republican leaders and donors began circulating a spreadsheet that listed each potential investigation, over a hundred in all. It was, as Jonathan...
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House Democrat to probe census citizenship question

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The lawmaker expected to head the powerful House Oversight Committee in the new U.S. Congress says one of his first priorities will be investigating why President Donald Trump's administration decided to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census questionnaire.
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Trump quietly meddles in McCarthy-Jordan leadership brawl

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On the eve of Kevin McCarthy's long-awaited defeat of his nemesis, Rep. Jim Jordan, President Donald Trump is jumping into the fray to play peacemaker. Trump has privately urged the House majority leader to strike a deal with the conservative Freedom Caucus founder, who is challenging McCarthy for the minority leader post next Congress, multiple lawmakers and aides said. It remains unclear what exactly the deal would entail. The discussions between the president and McCarthy about Jordan, which took place last week, set off a round of speculation among lawmakers inside the Capitol that...
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China or Russia Could Defeat “Eroded” U.S. Military, Congress Warns in Alarming Bipartisan Report

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The U.S. military ain't what it used to be. That's the message of a new report from the bipartisan National Defense Strategy Commission, issued Wednesday.
The report warned that, if faced with more than one war to fight at once, the U.S. would face a crisis, as its military superiority has “eroded to a dangerous degree.” “might struggle to win, or perhaps lose, a war against China or Russia,” the report added.
The Trump administration issued a new National Defense Strategy this year and, while the commission agreed with its aims, it said there wasn't enough urgency and the strategy “too...
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House Republicans To Choose Leaders After Midterm Defeat

House Republicans To Choose Leaders After Midterm Defeat

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With Democrats winning control of the House in the midterm elections House GOP members and incoming freshmen will elect leaders to run a smaller more conservative conference in the next Congress.
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Defeated Republican Could Still Get Senate Seat

Defeated Republican Could Still Get Senate Seat

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After it became clear that Democrat Kyrsten Sinema had an insurmountable lead in the Arizona Senate race, Republican Martha McSally delivered a gracious concession speech -so gracious that she might end up in the Senate after all. Arizona's other Senate seat is currently held by Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, who...
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Democrat Josh Harder Defeats GOP U.S. Rep. Denham in California House Race

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First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham Tuesday in California's farm belt, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House seat in California.
Harder, 32, a venture capitalist, had anchored his campaign to Denham's vote against the Affordable Care Act, while arguing that he would push for universal health care in Congress. He also argued that Denham and other Washington Republicans ignored poverty and health care in the agricultural 10th District in California's Central Valley.
“Washington is broken because our leaders have put party over...
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