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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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Report Exposes Vast Scale of Russia's Pro-Trump Election Interference

Report Exposes Vast Scale of Russia's Pro-Trump Election Interference

Russian agents reached a staggering number of Americans through social media during the 2016 election campaign, and sites like Facebook missed some obvious signs of what was... Read more ...

Trump lashes out at the Fed ahead of expected rate hike that could...

Trump lashes out at the Fed ahead of expected rate hike that could reportedly cost him an extra $1 million a year

The Federal Reserve is expected to increase its benchmark interest rate this week. President Donald Trump criticized the central bank once again on Monday for considering... Read more ...

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American CEOs are worried about 4 things. Number one is Donald Trump

134 American CEOs were survey last week during the Yale CEO Summit in New York. The event was off-the-record, but The New York Times got access to the results of the survey. At... Read more ...

Weekly Standard Co-Founder Calls Rep. Steve King 'Foul, Disgusting Liar'

Weekly Standard Co-Founder Calls Rep. Steve King 'Foul, Disgusting Liar'

Conservative John Podhoretz lambasted the white supremacist congressman on Twitter after King applauded the magazine's closure. Read more ...

Jeremy Corbyn to call no-confidence vote in Theresa May

Jeremy Corbyn to call no-confidence vote in Theresa May

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Saudi Arabia praises 'prudent' Trump administration for repeatedly covering...

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Saudi Arabia praised the Trump administration on Sunday for their "prudent" stance on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in October by Saudi agents. President Donald... Read more ...

Trump's own lawyer Giuliani suggests he hasn't been truthful in felony...

Trump's own lawyer Giuliani suggests he hasn't been truthful in felony campaign finance probe

President Donald Trump's own lawyer, former Rudy Giuliani, suggested on Sunday that the president hadn't always told truthful stories about alleged campaign finance... Read more ...

Trump Administration 'Absolutely' Prepared to Force Shutdown

Trump Administration 'Absolutely' Prepared to Force Shutdown

Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the US-Mexico border despite... Read more ...

Theresa May told by ministers to surrender control of Brexit to Parliament

Theresa May told by ministers to surrender control of Brexit to Parliament

Theresa May is losing control of the Brexit process. Ministers publicly call on her to hand over control to Parliament as she heads towards a landslide defeat on her... Read more ...

New report shows where Russia prevailed and failed in its mission to elect...

New report shows where Russia prevailed and failed in its mission to elect Trump and divide a nation

A draft report seen by The Washington Post shows how effectively Russia twisted Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media to influence the right voters and achieve its... Read more ...