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#GunSafety proposals taking shape for new Democratic House

Although Democrats won’t take over the majority in the House of Representatives until January, they’re already spelling out an ambitious agenda. Democratic leaders and incoming representatives have been giving details about some of the issues they hope to tackle, such as a broad ethics reform package, which would include campaign finance reform, voting rights, and […]

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Republicans running out of excuses for losing: Lessons from Conor Lamb’s victory

Not to rub it in, but it must totally suck to be a Republican candidate these days. Democrat Conor Lamb squeezed out a narrow victory in a Pennsylvania congressional district that Donald Trump won by 20 points. In 2014 and 2016, Democrats didn’t even bother to field a candidate against the Republican incumbent, Rep. Tim […]

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The Obamacare repeal attempt that just won’t die

Just when you thought your health insurance was safe. The Senate failed to pass a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act—their attempts at “replacements” were too pathetic to even qualify as such. Many Republican senators have seemingly thrown in the towel. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has declared that it’s time to move on from […]

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Paul Ryan and the right to bare arms (UPDATE)

A business dress code is one thing. Summer weather in Washington, D.C, is another. But apparently House Speaker Paul Ryan thinks he has to right to crack down on women reporters wearing dresses without sleeves. In June, Ryan announced the dress code — the rule is not new, it just hasn’t always been enforced — […]

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As Benghazi probe fizzles, recall when GOP ignored security

The latest House Benghazi committee, which Republicans hoped would sink Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes, released its final report early—because there was nothing in it worth saving for an election eve scandal. Rep. Trey Gowdy and his fellow Republicans stretched out the probe (the eighth such committee to investigate the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador to […]

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