Republican lawmaker 'destroyed' latest impeachment inquiry witness argument: McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy blasts Democrats’ impeachment inquiry Kevin McCarthy blasts Democrats’ impeachment inquiry House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Tuesday said a fellow Republican lawmaker deconstructed a key part of the latest Trump impeachment inquiry witness testimony in Tuesday's closed-door session. "In 90 seconds, we had John Ratcliffe destroy Taylor's whole argument." The questioning by Ratcliffe, a Texas Republican and member […]

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Texas lawmaker: Illegal immigration at US-Mexico border creating 'chaos'

Massive problem at the border: Rep. Lance Gooden Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, on why he supports President Trump’s threat to close the U.S. border with Mexico. Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, said the U.S.-Mexico border is in disarray and he is confident that President Trump will make good on his promise to close the border this week. Continue Reading Below “We’ve […]

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Democratic freshman lawmaker Tlaib raises specter of racism during Cohen testimony

Representatives Tlaib and Meadows clash during Michael Cohen testimony Accusations of racism swirled Wednesday during Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony, after a Democratic House freshman, Rashida Tlaib, appeared to accuse fellow lawmaker Mark Meadows of being racist. Tlaib, D- Mich., was addressing the chamber when she turned her remarks to a Trump employee who'd been invited to the hearing by Meadows, R-N.C. […]

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Bronx lawmaker says City Council ‘controlled’ by homosexual community, refuses to apologize

FILE: Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr. , D-Soundview, speaks during a session of the New York state Senate at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (AP) City Councilmember Ruben Diaz Sr. said Sunday that he’d rather give up his powerful committee assignments than apologize to openly gay Speaker Corey Johnson for his homophobic comments. Diaz Sr. — who was appointed by Johnson […]

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Lawmaker starts packing pistol to send message to potentially violent protesters

Virginia state Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, arrives at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Richmond, Va. (Getty Images) A Virginia state senator this week began openly carrying a .38-caliber revolver strapped to her hip, calling it a “deterrent” against confrontational protesters and other potential threats. Sen. Amanda Chase, a Republican freshman legislator, said she became concerned for her safety […]

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Dem lawmaker works to save tax break for rich constituents: Varney

Most wealthy people now vote Democrat: Varney FBN’s Stuart Varney argues the Democratic Party has become the party of the rich. Ask any high-income earner in a high-tax state what they would like most, and this is what they'll say, "Please, please, re-instate a much-loved tax deduction. Please, please, let us deduct our state and local taxes, like we used […]

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The Latest: Top EU lawmaker: No renegotiation of Brexit deal

Manfred Weber, top candidate of the European People’s Party group (EPP Group), for next year’s European elections, attends a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): Continue Reading Below 1:15 p.m. The head of the biggest group in the European Parliament says there will be no renegotiation […]

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Utah lawmaker tries marijuana for the first time on video: ‘I just felt a little high’

A Utah lawmaker had a message for his colleagues considering changes to state medical marijuana laws amid a battle over a midterm ballot initiative: Don’t knock it ’til you try it. Utah state senator Jim Dabakis, a Democrat, decided to visit Las Vegas over the weekend to try marijuana for the first time. In a Facebook Live video posted Saturday, Dabakis pops half of an […]

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Russia to spurn certain U.S.-made electronic goods regardless of…

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia plans to stop buying electronic devices and components from the United States that can be used for both civilian and military purposes regardless of new U.S. sanctions, Russian lawmaker Alexei Kondratiev was quoted as saying on Thursday. The U.S. State Department announced new sanctions on Russia on Aug. 8 that would cover Russia’s access to sensitive […]

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