Tag: Congress

Rashida Tlaib’s Infamous Impeachment Wish Is Coming True

Eleven months after Rep. Rashida Tlaib uttered her infamous “impeach the motherfucker” line about President Trump, she’s getting what she wants. “The one thing I noticed when I first got here is the lack of urgency on a number of fronts,” Tlaib told VICE News’ Michael Moynihan in an interview for “The Impeachment Show.” “[Trump […]

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The Empty Suits of the Impeachment Hearing

Career diplomats are not known for making fashion statements, but perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the House Intelligence Committee’s first day of impeachment hearings was what the two witnesses wore. George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs, was resplendent in a three-piece suit and bright bowtie—a little explosion of color […]

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What you need to know before impeachment hearings on Wednesday

Make no mistake about it: Democrats all but acknowledge there will be a vote to impeach President Donald Trump. But this week, and the hearings that follow, mark an enormously important piece of that process. Democrats on the investigating committees make clear they already believe they have the evidence to move forward with impeachment. These hearings will serve as […]

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Public testimony to begin in Trump impeachment inquiry

kFor the first time on Wednesday, the public will be able to watch testimony live and unfiltered in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Two government officials and a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine will testify publicly this week. Their testimony comes after a number of current and former diplomats, advisers and White House […]

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Facial recognition regulation is surprisingly bipartisan

Bipartisanship in modern politics can seem kind of like an unbelievable, mythical creature. But in recent months, as Congress considered regulation of one of the most controversial topics it faces — how, when, or if to use facial recognition — we’ve gotten glimpses of a political unicorn. In two House Oversight and Reform committee hearings […]

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High Crimes

Article I In his conduct while President of the United States, Donald Trump, in violation of his constitutional oath to execute faithfully the Office of President of the United States, has abused the office of the presidency by employing the powers of the office to advance his own political interests, rather than the interests of […]

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Democratic Party Leader Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Mulls Run for Her Late Husband’s Congressional Seat

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, head of Maryland’s Democratic Party, says she’s considering running for the 7th Congressional District seat that was held by her late husband, Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings. “I love Baltimore city, the counties of the 7th Congressional District, and the state of Maryland,” Rockeymoore Cummings said Thursday in her first public comments about […]

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The Fight to Save Chaco Canyon

On Wednesday, the House voted to pass the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act, which would permanently ban any drilling or mining within a ten-mile radius of Chaco Canyon. The canyon is a historic and sacred site in New Mexico for the Pueblo nations and the Diné (Navajo Nation). It currently exists as a checkerboard […]

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California Rep. Katie Hill ‘leaving now because of a double standard,’ she says in final House floor remarks

Democratic Rep. Katie Hill of California, who announced her plans to resign from her congressional seat earlier this week, gave her final speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday, where she apologized to her supporters but said the forces that led her to leave Congress are larger than she is. Democratic Rep. Katie Hill of […]

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Trade War Watch: Report Claims White House Wants to Dictate Where Cars Are Manufactured

<img data-attachment-id="1694982" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,662" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="white house more like night house" data-image-description=" Orhan Cam/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342-450×298.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342-610×404.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1694982″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342-610×404.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”404″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342-610×404.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342-450×298.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342-768×508.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342-120×79.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_114757342.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The Trump administration has reportedly expressed an interest in deciding where and how […]

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North Carolina judges throw out congressional map ahead of 2020 elections

A panel of three North Carolina judges on Monday granted a temporary injunction that blocks the state’s current congressional map from being used in the 2020 elections, ruling that voters had a “substantial likelihood” of winning a lawsuit that contended Republicans had drawn districts with “partisan intent.” The injunction was granted because the judges — Paul […]

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Who Is Tulsi Gabbard, Really?

WASHINGTON — Is she a desperate candidate seeking attention? A potential third-party spoiler? A Russian asset? Just sincerely pissed at the DNC? Democratic Party insiders have some guesses, but really, they’re just deeply confused about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s latest campaign moves. In a year when several lower-tier presidential candidates seem to be confoundingly staying in […]

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Katie Hill’s Potential Revenge Porn Claim Will Be Tough to Make — Because California’s Law Is Weak

Rep. Katie Hill demanded the Daily Mail take down a group of graphic, intimate images on Thursday, including one of her nude and holding a bong. The California Democrat’s lawyers argued that the tabloid committed a criminal act under California’s revenge porn law by publishing the photos. “You have also exposed your publication to grave […]

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Senate Considers $454 Billion Swap to Nationwide Electrification

<img data-attachment-id="1694452" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1051406066.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="nissan ev charging street" data-image-description=" michelmond/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1051406066-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1051406066-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1694452″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1051406066-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1051406066-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1051406066-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1051406066-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1051406066-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1051406066-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_1051406066.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> On Thursday, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) proposed a $454 billion plan aimed at converting the United […]

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Rep. Joyce Beatty Presses Mark Zuckerberg Like a Panini Over Facebook’s Dismal Civil Rights Record

To hear Congresswoman Joyce Beatty tell it, this wasn’t the first time she took the founder and CEO of Facebook to task for his dismal record on civil rights—but after her tense, blistering exchange with Mark Zuckerberg on Capitol Hill Wednesday, he’d better hope it’s the last time. The Ohio Democrat called Zuckerberg out on […]

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Rep. Elijah Cummings to Lie In State Ahead of Homegoing on Friday

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) Since his unexpected death last week, Rep. Elijah Cummings has received an outpouring of adulation and praise for his strength, leadership, and commitment to uplifting his colleagues and constituents. “Elijah Cummings was so human,” Rep. John Lewis wrote in his obituary. “I think that had a great deal to do […]

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The Freshman Democrat Who’s Making Conservatives Squirm

Unlike some of her fellow freshmen, Representative Katie Porter of California has managed to escape the ire of the current occupant of the White House. While she isn’t exactly rushing to take part in the Squad’s frequent Twitter smackdowns with the president, she is on friendly terms with the four women who make up the […]

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Tapping Into Technology: Congress Considers Terrifying New Solutions for Drunk Driving

<img data-attachment-id="1692706" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="breathalyzer" data-image-description=" Zstock/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1692706″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/shutterstock_132918122.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Rick Scott (R-FL) plan to introduce new legislation forcing automakers to install hardware that […]

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