Category Archives: House of Representatives

A congressman rails against undocumented immigrants as his estranged siblings care for them and other patients in need

By Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post – Three months had passed since Grace Gosar and five of her siblings decided they had to do something to stop their brother, a hard-line conservative and staunch defender of President Trump, from … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Democracy, Economics, Elections, Families, House of Representatives

Shutdown could cost U.S. economy $13 billion a month

By Daniel B. Kline of the Motley Fool – The partial shutdown of the United States government affects far more than the 800,000 federal workers who are either furloughed or working without pay. The impact of the shutdown is radiating … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democrats, Donald Trump, Food, House of Representatives, Hunger, Political parties, Politics, Republicans, Senate

The Senate Seems More Willing To Push Back Against Trump Than The House — Why?

By Perry Bacon Jr. of FiveThirtyEight The openness and intensity of the opposition to President Trump among Republicans in Washington seem to have jumped up a level, at least anecdotally: Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley and others have criticized him for … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Donald Trump, FiveThirtyEight, House of Representatives, Senate

Pelosi takes power and sets high bar for Trump impeachment

By Melanie Zanona of The Hill – The morning of her historic swearing-in ceremony, Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed impeachment talk during a flurry of media interviews. She set the bar for impeachment high, arguing that any effort to do so … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democrats, Donald Trump, House of Representatives, Impeachment, Republicans, Robert Mueller, White House

Wall Street Still Hedges, But Donations Decidedly Swing to Democrats

From People’s Pundit Daily While the securities and finance industry still hedges, Wall Street campaign contributions have shifted significantly over the last two cycles. In 2018, the industry donated more to Democrats than Republicans for the first time in a … Continue reading

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