Tag: House of Representatives

News Analysis: For Trump and the System, a Turning Point and a Test

After nearly three years of investigation, after hundreds of interviews and thousands upon thousands of pages of documents, after scores of indictments and court hearings and guilty pleas, after endless hours of cable-television and dinner-table speculation, the moment of reckoning has arrived. It will be a reckoning for President Trump, to be sure, but also […]

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In Most Diverse House, Aides of Color Join the Ranks of ‘Firsts’

WASHINGTON — A day after House Democrats retook the majority, Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a message to her colleagues that would soon be adopted as a creed. “We know that the diversity in our ranks is a strength,” Ms. Pelosi wrote, “and a reflection of the American people that it is our great honor to […]

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Senate Republicans’ Declaration of (Semi-) Independence

In a rare display of spine, 12 Republican senators on Thursday defied their president and joined Democrats in passing a resolution to nullify President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border. Having already zipped through the Democratic-controlled House, the legislation is on track to draw the first veto of Mr. Trump’s presidency. […]

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Exclusive — President Donald Trump: Paul Ryan Blocked Subpoenas of Democrats

President Donald Trump is not happy that former House Speaker Paul Ryan blocked subpoenas of people and entities Trump thinks the House GOP should have been investigating during the first two years of his administration. Trump told Breitbart News in an exclusive lengthy Oval Office interview that Ryan blocked issuance of subpoenas to people he […]

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Trump Proposes a Record $4.75 Trillion Budget

WASHINGTON — President Trump sent Congress on Monday a record $4.75 trillion budget request that proposes an increase in military spending and sharp cuts to domestic programs like education and environmental protection for the 2020 fiscal year. Mr. Trump’s budget, the largest in federal history, includes a nearly 5 percent […]

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Why Some Republicans Voted Against the Antibigotry Resolution

WASHINGTON — The House passed a resolution on Thursday that condemned anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry. The resolution, written by House Democrats, began as an implicit response to comments made by Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, that were widely deemed anti-Semitic, but when some Democrats objected to singling […]

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On Washington: How Congress Is Weaponizing a Series of Hot-Button Votes

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress like to say that governing is not a game, but they are increasingly playing round after round of gotcha. As a watershed election looms next year and little of real significance is happening on the legislative front, lawmakers are consumed with trying to trap one […]

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Ilhan Omar’s Microaggression

The identity politics fiasco surrounding Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has been excruciating. Half of me is angry at her. The other half is furious for her. Among the most basic anti-Semitic tropes are these: Jews employ semi-occult powers to control world events; they manipulate hapless gentiles with their money; and […]

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Some Democrats Searching for Primary Challenger to Ilhan Omar

Some Democrats have had enough of the repeated antisemitism coming from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and intend to primary her out of office, several sources familiar with an effort to recruit a candidate to run against her tell Breitbart News. Several Democrats, speaking on condition of anonymity, described Omar’s repeated antisemitic episodes as “the elephant […]

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House Plans Vote Thursday on Resolution Condemning Bigotry

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders are planning to put a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and bigotry on the House floor for a vote on Thursday, hoping to put to rest the internal uproar that erupted after Representative Ilhan Omar insinuated that backers of Israel exhibit dual loyalty. “I see everything as an […]

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Ilhan Omar Knows Exactly What She Is Doing

There’s an old joke about upper-class British anti-Semitism: It means someone who hates Jews more than is strictly necessary. Ilhan Omar, the freshman representative from Minnesota, more than meets the progressive American version of that standard. Like many self-described progressives, Omar does not like Israel. That’s a shame, not least […]

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Democrats Expected to Formally Request Trump’s Tax Returns in Coming Weeks: Report

Image: Getty Images Much like my beloved Boston Celtics, Donald Trump can’t seem to buy a victory these days. Soon, the House of Representatives may get to the bottom of why. House Democrats are expected to formally request 10 years of Trump’s personal tax returns in the coming weeks, according […]

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Fix America’s National Emergencies Law. And Not Just Because of Trump.

Congress is on the verge of formally repudiating a president’s national emergency declaration, a historic first. Last month, after losing a funding battle with Congress over his desire for a border wall, President Trump made his declaration, insisting that a “national security crisis on our southern border” precipitated his action. […]

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House’s Anti-Semitism Resolution Surfaces Generational Fight Over Ilhan Omar

WASHINGTON — The decision by House Democratic leaders to put a resolution condemning anti-Semitism on the House floor Wednesday has touched off a furious debate between older House Democrats and a new breed of young liberal activists over whether Representative Ilhan Omar is being singled out for disparate treatment. The […]

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North Carolina Sets New Date for Redo Election in Congressional House Race

North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District will remain without representation in the House until at least September. The state elections board, which concluded last month that fraud had tainted November’s voting for the seat, ruled on Monday that a new open primary would be held in the district on May 14 […]

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How Giuliani Might Take Down Trump

Any onetime Mafia investigator who listened to the Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen testify Wednesday would have immediately recognized the congressional hearing’s historical analogue — what America witnessed on Capitol Hill wasn’t so much John Dean turning on President Richard Nixon, circa 1973; it was the mobster Joseph Valachi turning on […]

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Trump Says He Will Sign Free Speech Order for College Campuses

OXON HILL, Md. — President Trump said on Saturday that he planned to issue an executive order that would help guarantee free speech at colleges and universities by putting their federal aid at risk if they do not protect the viewpoints of students of all political stripes. The president made […]

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Ilhan Omar’s Latest Remarks on Israel Draw Criticism

Representative Ilhan Omar, a freshman Democrat from Minnesota, came under scrutiny again this week because of her comments about Israel. The remarks in question came during a discussion at a Washington bookstore on Wednesday about how critics have repeatedly labeled Ms. Omar’s criticism of Israel as anti-Semitic. She argued that […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: The 7 Most New York Moments at the Cohen Hearing

Weather: It’s still winter. Expect snow, mostly in the morning. The precipitation may pick up in the evening. Alternate-side parking: In effect until March 6 (Ash Wednesday). ImageCreditErin Schaff/The New York Times When Michael Cohen testified in Washington for seven hours on Wednesday, he accused President Trump of lying, cheating, […]

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A Clash at the Cohen Hearing Reveals the Left’s Racial Divide

WASHINGTON — As the child of former sharecroppers, Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland is no stranger to blunt conversations about race. But when a fiery freshman Democrat practically accused a conservative Republican of racism on Wednesday, the uneasy truce that Mr. Cummings brokered put him in the center of […]

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