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    A Georgia state representative is battling with a local municipality in his district over the enforcement of a sign ordinance that the representative says is unconstitutional. Minority Leader Bob Trammell says the City of Luthersville in Meriwether County is trying to force his mother to remove a political yard sign from her property, which Trammell said prompted him to place a sign on his own property to make a point. The crux of the issue is that the City of...
    Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell says he’s feeling “much better” and adds he’s “eager” to get back out on the campaign trail after undergoing what doctors say was successful heart surgery Sunday to correct blockages discovered one day earlier in his arteries. The 83-year-old congressman, who represents New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District, was rushed to Saint Josephs University Medical Center in Paterson on Saturday after experiencing indigestion and heartburn. THE LATEST FROM FOX NEWS ON THE 2020 CAMPAIGN VideoA statement from the...
    VIDEO4:3904:39Rep. Kevin Brady on back-to-work bonus proposal, Texas Covid spike and moreSquawk Box Rep. Kevin Brady told CNBC on Monday that smart behaviors, such as wearing masks and social distancing, are the best ways to combat rising infections in his home state and 38 others, not closing the economy again. The deadliest per capita rates are in the lockdown states, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, the longtime Texas Republican said in a Squawk Box interview. We are...
    SAN ANTONIO – A vigil for slain soldier Vanessa Guillen was held at Main Plaza in downtown San Antonio Sunday evening. Guillen was a 20-year-old Army specialist stationed at Fort Hood who disappeared in April and, according to an affidavit, was killed with a hammer before two suspects burned her body. Attendees showed up to stand in solidarity with Guillen’s family and honor her memory, demanding justice for her death, according to the description on the Facebook event. The event...
    In a Sunday interview on “MSNBC Live,” Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) shared his reaction to reports that Russian intelligence offered Afghan militants bounties to kill U.S. soldiers, and the White House knew about it but did nothing. Moulton, a former Marine, said he would like to see President Donald Trump “stop acting like a traitor to our troops” and quit being “more interested in protecting” Russia President Vladimir Putin. “I would like to see the commander in chief stop acting like...
    (CNN)Two years ago, Arati Kreibich volunteered to help reelect New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer. In Tuesdays Democratic primary, she is running to replace him.The split came slowly, she said, and then all at once. When Gottheimer and a band of moderate and conservative Democrats pushed to quickly pass a controversial border aid bill in 2019, effectively ending efforts in the House to add new protections to Senate legislation, Kreibich felt betrayed and decided to challenge him in 2020.Gottheimer first won...
              President Donald Trump has set his sights on one of Ohio’s big races — former State Rep. Christina Hagan’s bid to defeat U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13). Trump on Friday tweeted his support for Hagan. He said, “Christina Hagan (@RepHagan) will be an incredible Congresswoman for the working families of Northeast Ohio. An early supporter of our #MAGA agenda, she is Strong on Jobs, Border Security and your Second Amendment. Christina is running against...
    By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Momentum built rapidly in the past month for Mississippi to decommission the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem. Marching toward change took decades, and it took work by thousands. An important advocate was the late Democratic state Rep. Aaron Henry of Clarksdale. “He deserves credit,” said current Democratic Rep. Bryant Clark of Pickens. As part of a long effort by the Legislative Black Caucus, Clark...
    California Congresswoman Katie Porter is demanding the resignation of the Trump administration’s small business chief for enabling “abuse” and “waste” of coronavirus relief funds and refusing to comply with basic government oversight efforts. Porter’s call came after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a report last week that it “encountered the most difficulty trying to obtain information from the Small Business Administration (SBA)” during the process of examining the Trump administration’s handling of the $650 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The GAO also...
              Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) introduced a bill last week that would create a “job guarantee program” at the U.S. Department of Labor. The Workforce Promotion and Access Act, sponsored by Omar and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12), seeks to get more Americans “back to work in living-wage jobs created directly by the federal government.” The bill authorizes the U.S. Department of Labor to create a job guarantee program through grants to states, localities,...
    Having served 22 years in the U.S. Army and rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel, it always fills me with great pride to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day. The extraordinary tale of how 13 ragtag colonies stood up to the most powerful nation in the world at the time to form a free, constitutional republic is one of the greatest stories ever told. Yet it seems many Americans are embarrassed to celebrate our history. In fact, there are some...
    She beat the machine in 2018. Now, she’s got one all her own. Once dismissed as a fluke, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is proving her political power, successfully backing two progressive Congressional candidates in New York’s June 23 primaries as she cruised to victory over her own challenger, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. AOC proved discerning in her choices: of the three primary challengers or political newcomers she endorsed at the federal level, two — Jamaal Bowman and Mondaire Jones — won, with Bowman...
    Democrats and activists are so obsessed with Americas imperfections, they seem to forget how lucky they are to be here, Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-SD, said Saturday. Johnson, appearing on Fox & Friends Weekend, said the racial justice activists tearing down statues and defacing monuments, many of them honoring confederate leaders, have no desire to put the nations imperfect history in context. TRUMP, IN FIERY MOUNT RUSHMORE ADDRESS, DECRIES RISE OF FAR-LEFT FASCISM, CALLS ON AMERICANS TO RISE UP They want to erase it. They want to remove...
    Bustling traffic on a New York City street was brought to a standstill so a mother duck and her two ducklings could cross the road to Central Park.  Footage taken Thursday shows the adorable duck family huddled together on a Manhattan sidewalk while New York Rep. Kathleen Rice and four others try to coax them towards the road. This way, this way, come! one woman says to the ducks.  A mother duck and her two ducklings were escorted by...
    The New York Times endangered U.S. troops by reporting that Russia was offering bounties to Taliban fighters to kill soldiers and made President Donald Trump appear to be turning a blind eye to these bounties, Rep. Jim Banks said Friday.  “The fact of the matter is because a leaker went to the New York Times and they published this ongoing intelligence of these possible bounties, now we might not ever know the truth and we might not ever be able...
    During the last few weeks, we’ve witnessed a burst of violence, destruction and the brazen flaunting of the rule of law unprecedented in modern American history. The fabric of our society – of our country – seems to be fraying. As a farm boy born in the 50’s into poverty on a rural farm, I saw how ugly racism was up close. As a 26-plus year Air Force officer, I saw the greatness of our nation up close too. Today, as a...
    By Lindsey Bahr | Associated Press Getting into “good trouble” is a guiding principle for John Lewis. It’s not only OK, but necessary to enact and inspire meaningful change. And it’s not just rhetoric, either. The 80-year-old congressman has the receipts to prove it. He has been arrested 45 times, five of which happened while he was a sitting representative. In the new documentary ” John Lewis: Good Trouble,” he couldn’t be prouder of that fact because it’s all been...
              State Rep. Robin Smith (R-Hixson) told staff at The Tennessee Holler Thursday that she did not have COVID-19, but she said staff members went online a short time later and published she had the virus anyway. The Holler based this information off of unnamed yet “reliable sources.” Smith said Thursday that The Holler publishing false information about her — and knowing they published false information — displeased her greatly. Smith also said she...
    Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) co-sponsored an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) to place conditions on President Donald Trump related to a proposed troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Entitled the “Afghanistan Partnership and Transparency Act,” (APTA) the bill was passed by the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday night by a vote of 45-11. In February, the United States signed an agreement with the Taliban towards ending conflict in Afghanistan and returning American troops to...
    Editor’s note: With President Donald Trump and many Republican senators losing ground in recent polls, the odds of Democrats controlling all three branches of government are increasing. The series “Here’s What To Expect In 2021” will cover policies that have passed in the Democrat-run U.S. House of Representatives and which poll well among the Democrat base. “Build the wall.” That slogan arguably played a significant role in helping President Donald Trump win the White House in 2016. The 2020 presidential...
    Republican Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs engaged in a lengthy debate with Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto over mandatory masking requirements and the fight against COVID-19. The Thursday “Your World with Neil Cavuto” debate came as more southern and western states, including Texas, issue mandatory masking orders as an attempt to curb recent coronavirus spikes. “I have to tell you I’m reticent to believe that if masks work so well then why is L.A. spiking and surging with COVID cases where...
    Savannah Rychcik July 2, 2020 0 Comments Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the top Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee, is suggesting President Donald Trump had the right to know about intelligence reports suggesting Russian operatives placed bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. The co-host of Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” Trace Gallagher, asked McCaul to explain what one of the intelligence agencies means when it argues the Russian bounties intelligence is “not valid” and “not actionable.” McCaul explained when the intelligence...
    Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto had an intense confrontation with Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) on Thursday over his demand that the White House coronavirus task force disband, calling the Trumpian congressman out over his home state’s exploding COVID-19 cases and his own lack of health expertise. Biggs recently called for the Trump administration to scrap its pandemic task force over his belief that its public health experts, namely Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, were undermining President Donald Trump...
    As Democrats are trying to maintain control of the House and take back control of the Senate in the November elections, the party remains optimistic both can be done after seeing primary results. The Daily Caller contacted Democratic strategists to ask them how they believe they are holding up after the primary elections that have taken place. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) were also contacted, but no responses were given. “You never...
    Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) clashed with Fox News host Neil Cavuto in a tense Thursday interview over Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx’s handling of the coronavirus, saying the two have caused “panic and hysteria” and have “expired” “I think that Birx and Fauci, have gone well past their — the’ve expired. Their time of usefulness has expired,” Biggs told Cavuto. “What they do is when the president comes out and makes a policy, because he is the president and he is...