Bipartisan climate caucus at risk of losing large percentage of Republican members

More than half of the Republican members of the House Climate Solutions Caucus are either retiring or facing strong competition in their reelection bids. When the new Congress meets in January, the group’s membership numbers could decline noticeably from its current count of 86. Several…

Kris Kobach’s gubernatorial campaign reportedly employs 3 white nationalists

Kris Kobach, the Republican Secretary of State from Kansas, employs three members of a white nationalist group in his campaign for governor, according to a report in the Topeka Capital-Journal. The newspaper said in an article late Friday that it learned about the extreme political views of…

The NRA plays the victim, claims it’s nearly broke

Over the past 40 years, the National Rifle Association has become well-known for strong-arming members of Congress against voting for gun control measures, mostly by exaggerating its influence. The NRA is now taking the opposite tact, playing the victim in its fight against New York state…

Lawmakers call for ‘urgent action’ to stop deportation of military wife and mother

Nine members of Congress, eight Democrats and one Republican, sent letters Tuesday addressed to President Donald Trump and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, urging them to stop the deportation of Alejandra Juarez, an undocumented mother of two U.S. citizen children and the…

Transportation Security Administration tracks unsuspecting passengers under “Quiet Skies” program

Members of the agency recently disclosed the program that allows federal air marshals to follow and report on American citizens not suspected of a crime, not under investigation, and not on any terrorist watch list. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Author:

New U.S. Olympic head snubs Aly Raisman after Senate hearing on sex abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, gymnast and activist Aly Raisman spoke in front of members of Congress at a press conference along with 80 other survivors of sexual abuse by former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, and then attended a Senate subcomittee…

Republicans block effort to subpoena only U.S. witness of secret Trump-Putin meeting

On Thursday morning, House Intelligence Committee members Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) moved to subpoena the only American witness to President Trump’s secret meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin — the translator. This was voted down by every Republican on the…

Police arrest Abolish ICE protesters who shut down streets near Florida detention center for hours

Police arrested 17 members of a day-long Abolish ICE protest in Miramar, Florida, after the group blocked a roadway in the Miami-area city for several hours on Wednesday. Several officers wore heavy riot gear at the scene and at one point a group arrived in…