'Worried About Angering Trump,' CIA and NSA Withhold Ukraine Documents From Congress, Says Intelligence Chair

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said the intelligence community is hesitant to speak in an open hearing, as was the norm prior to the Trump administration, “because they’re worried about angering the president.” And, he said, the NSA and CIA are withholding documents from Congress and the Senate about Ukraine because of “pressure from the administration.” On Sunday, […]

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SHOVE IT: Rep. Ted Lieu Responds To Devin Nunes’ Lawsuit Threat

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Friday offered a terse, gutsy response to a threatened lawsuit from GOP California Congressman Devin Nunes: “Take your letter and shove it.”  Twitter followers went bonkers. Lieu posted the first page of a letter threatening a lawsuit from an attorney for Nunes — and his own response. It’s not clear from the single page specifically […]

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Cutting Social Security Disability Benefits Can Backfire Horribly

In the early 1980s, the Ronald Reagan administration terminated benefits for thousands of disabled people who were supposedly loafing on Social Security Disability Insurance instead of getting a job. The cuts sparked a public outcry, state government protests, serious congressional pushback and court rulings restoring people’s benefits. Now the Donald Trump administration is pursuing changes that disability advocates say could […]

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Senate Looks Poised To Limit War With Iran

WASHINGTON ― A majority of the Senate supports limiting further hostilities against Iran despite opposition from Republican leadership and President Donald Trump, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Tuesday. The House last week approved a war powers resolution forbidding the president from attacking Iran unless there’s an imminent threat or Congress declares war. Democrats are pushing to pass a similar […]

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Pelosi Reminds Trump He Is 'Impeached for Life'

“This president is impeached for life,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said of President Trump, “regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of Mitch McConnell.” The speaker’s words, which she said on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, immediately caused the hashtag #ImpeachedForLife to start trending on Twitter. During the interview with George Stephanopoulos, Pelosi defended her decisions around impeachment, including holding back […]

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Mitch McConnell Unites Republicans On Impeachment Trial Rules

WASHINGTON ― Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Tuesday that Republicans are prepared to craft rules governing a potential impeachment trial of President Donald Trump without any Democratic support. “We have the votes,” McConnell said at a weekly press conference, making clear at least 51 Republicans agree on moving forward with the trial. Democrats wanted Republicans to agree upfront […]

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Pompeo Contradicts Trump's War Crimes Threat to Hit Iranian Cultural Sites

“Why is the president threatening Iran with war crimes?” George Stephanopoulos asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on ABC’s This Week on Sunday. It’s a rather stunning question in and of itself. But Pompeo basically refuted President Donald Trump’s threat to attack Iranian cultural sites, answering, “We’ll behave lawfully.” The question posed to Pompeo came after Trump took to Twitter […]

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