Robert Mueller Wants A Closed-Door Hearing

Robert Mueller is balking at testifying publicly before Congress, pushing for a closed-door appearance in negotiations with House Democrats, according to three people familiar with the special counsel’s position. Mueller has told the Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee that he doesn’t want to be dragged into a political fight and that he’s hesitant to publicly discuss his final report, according to […]

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N.J.’s Revenue Surprise Deepens Divide Over Millionaire’s Tax

In this article New Jersey’s budget discord deepened as a key blocker of Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed millionaire’s tax also disagreed with his fellow Democrat’s plans for a record April revenue surge. The administration on Tuesday boosted current-year revenue forecasts by $377 million after April income-tax collections surpassed a 2008 record. Murphy, a retired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. senior director, […]

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Making America Carbon Neutral Could Cost $1 Trillion a Year

SHARE THIS ARTICLE Democrats from Capitol Hill to the presidential campaign trail see climate change as a winning political issue, and they’re competing to outdo one another with ambitious plans to halt the rise in planet-warming greenhouse gases in the atmosphere over as small as a 10-year period. But is that even possible? We’ll have to stop using vehicles powered […]

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Democratic Hopefuls Vow to Plow Past Gridlocked Congress to Keep Promises

In this article Many of the Democrats running for president are vowing to use executive action to deliver on campaign promises from gun control to raising the minimum wage, breaking with a tradition of paying lip-service to bipartisanship on the stump. Commitments to unilateral action have become a go-to campaign tool this year in response to a political landscape where […]

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Democrats Try to Smooth Trade Deal Passage With Labor Proposal

Two top Senate Democrats, including longtime free-trade foe Sherrod Brown are crafting a labor enforcement proposal that could help ease the way for passage of President Donald Trump’s new North American trade agreement. Brown of Ohio and Ron Wyden of Oregon are floating ideas to address Democrats’ concerns about the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and build a consensus that could help get […]

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Democrats to Subpoena Former White House Official on Clearances

House Democrats said Monday they will subpoena a former official in the White House Personnel Security Office after a woman who works there told them that top-secret clearances were handled improperly, including some for top aides to the president. Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings wrote in a letter to the White House that his panel is working with the […]

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Senate Blocks Democrats’ Green New Deal in GOP Political Move

The Senate blocked Democrats’ Green New Deal, as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attempted to force the party’s presidential contenders into an embarrassing vote over a far-reaching and costly climate-change proposal that Republicans say voters will oppose. The vote Tuesday was 0-57, with most Democrats voting “present” to sidestep the GOP maneuver and buy time to build their campaign positions. The […]

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Top Democrat Sees ‘Cover-Up’ If Barr Denies Full Mueller Report

Democrats demanded that Attorney General William Barr provide Congress with unclassified access to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s entire report along with underlying evidence on Sunday, vowing to take the challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said providing Congress with anything less would be equivalent to a “cover-up” and subvert the legislative branch […]

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Dump Electoral College? Some 2020 Democrats Back Liberals’ Goals

The Democratic nomination race is moving beyond stump speeches and fundraising pleas into a competition among progressives to push fundamental changes to the Constitution and Washington institutions. Several top Democratic presidential candidates have lined up behind jettisoning the Electoral College, expanding the Supreme Court, killing the Senate filibuster and granting statehood to Washington D.C. — all of which would likely […]

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