Pelosi on midterms: 'We will win. I will run for Speaker.'

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Pelosi: Georgia primary ‘disgrace’ could preview an election debacle in November MORE (D-Calif.) on Tuesday vowed that Democrats will retake control of the House this year, and that she will again…

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Vukmir gets boost with Wisconsin Senate GOP primary endorsement 

Wisconsin state Sen. Leah Vukmir nabbed the endorsement of the state GOP convention on Saturday, giving her Senate primary campaign a boost. Vukmir eclipsed the 60 percent threshold of convention delegates needed to secure the endorsement over Marine veteran Kevin Nicholson with 72 percent of the vote. The victory does not secure her the GOP nomination,…

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'People Buy Into My Agenda': Watch Marco Rubio Refuse to Swear Off NRA Cash on National Television

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) received over a million dollars in donations from the National Rifle Association during his successful 2016 reelection bid, and—in the aftermath of last week’s school shooting in his home state that left 17 dead—the senator appears reluctant to ditch this reliable source of campaign cash. Click Here: COLLINGWOOD MAGPIES 2019 During…

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Pence Wins Gold for Hypocrisy: Calls Trump Military Parade Chance to 'Celebrate' But North Korea's a 'Provocation'

Vice President Mike Pence applauded the Trump administration’s plans for a potential military parade on Friday seconds before denouncing North Korea’s showing of its military might a day earlier. With no apparent sense of irony, the vice president told reporters in PyeongChang, South Korea that President Donald Trump’s possible parade would be an opportunity “to…

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Because It's "An Idea Whose Time Has Come," Rep. Keith Ellison Takes Lead on Medicare for All Legislation

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) drew praise from medical professionals and fellow lawmakers on Wednesday after becoming the new lead sponsor of H.R. 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. “America needs universal, single payer healthcare,” Ellison, who is deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), declared on House floor. Despite spending more…

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'Among Stupidest Policies Yet Proposed,' Trump EPA to Lower Car Emissions Standards

After more than a year of aggressively lobbying the Trump administration to gut Obama-era fuel efficiency standards aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emmissions, automakers are poised to finally have their wish granted on Sunday, when EPA chief Scott Pruitt is scheduled to officially declare the rules “not appropriate.” “The current iteration of fuel standards are…

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Mobilizing Online and In the Streets, Sane Voices Demand Senate #StopPompeo

As concerns grow that President Donald Trump is assembling a dangerous war cabinet, a broad range of groups are rallying on Wednesday in a last ditch effort to stop CIA head Mike Pompeo from becoming secretary of state. Ahead of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, scores groups—including Indivisible, Win Without War,…

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Former Syracuse mayor mulling bid for NY governor

Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner (D) is considering running for New York governor as either an independent or a Democrat, according to the Albany Times Union. Miner, a critic of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, told the Times Union in a Thursday interview that her allies have spoken to firms with expertise in gathering signatures as…

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Former Virginia lieutenant governor: This is not the GOP I once knew and loved

A former Republican lieutenant governor of Virginia blasted the GOP on Tuesday after Corey Stewart, a controversial supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE,…

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The NSA Worked to “Track Down” Bitcoin Users, Snowden Documents Reveal

Internet paranoiacs drawn to Bitcoin have long indulged fantasies of American spies subverting the booming, controversial digital currency. Increasingly popular among get-rich-quick speculators, Bitcoin started out as a high-minded project to make financial transactions public and mathematically verifiable — while also offering discretion. Governments, with a vested interest in controlling how money moves, would, some of Bitcoin’s fierce…

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