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GOP Lawmaker: Trump’s National Emergency Violates ‘Our Constitutional System’

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) condemned Trump's efforts to bypass Congress for money to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
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Amash bill: make feds pay when they take border land

The Eminent Domain Just Compensation Act, introduced by Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), would require the feds to pay at the time of taking, rather than long afterward, when taking land by eminent domain for the proposed border wall. “It is unjust for the government to seize someone’s property with a lowball offer and then put the burden on them to fight for what they’re still owed,” Rep. Amash said in a statement. “My bill will stop this practice by requiring that a property’s fair value be finali...
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The House voted to disregard the Fourth Amendment

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to disregard the constitutional rights of Americans and extend the powers of intelligence agencies. With a vote of 256-164, the House approved a six-year reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which authorizes the surveillance of non-Americans abroad for national security purposes. Despite assurances that the collection of communications are targeted at foreign targets abroad, it is known that the communications of...
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Congressman Unveils Draft Article Of Impeachment Against Trump

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Why Trump Allies Want To Talk Impeachment And Dem Leadership Doesn't

WASHINGTON ― With President Donald Trump’s approval rating sinking and congressional Republicans pushing a deeply unpopular agenda, Democrats have a real chance to take back the House. But that opportunity is being complicated by one word that is coming up with increasing regularity on the midterm campaign trail: “impeachment.” That’s the conclusion House Democratic leaders have reached through internal polling, and it’s one that top Republicans, including allies of the Trump administration, ...
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Republican talk of Impeachment

What a piece of scum... http://thehill.com/homenews/house/33...ment-for-trump Quote: Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Wednesday said if the reports about Trump's pressure on Comey are true, it would merit impeachment.
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Paul Ryan Calls For More Information On Comey Memo

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It's Time To Impeach Donald Trump, Democrat Says On The House Floor

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) called for impeaching President Donald Trump from the House floor on Wednesday. “I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to call for the impeachment of the president of the United States of America for obstruction of justice,” Green began in a sermon-like speech. “I do not do this for political purposes,” he continued. “I do it because, Mr. Speaker, there is a belief in this country that no one is above the law. And that includes the president of the United States of A...
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Creative Ways House Republicans Ducked Questions On Trump Revealing Classified Info To The Russians

WASHINGTON ― After another day of explosive revelations concerning President Donald Trump, former FBI director James Comey , and the president seeming to reveal highly classified information to the Russians, House Republicans were mostly silent. House Republicans appear to be so unconcerned with Trump revealing top secret information to an adversary that many are still unfamiliar with the Washington Post story about it , telling reporters Tuesday night ― a full 24 hours after the s...
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Even Some GOP Lawmakers Say The Timing Of Comey's Firing Is Bizarre

Mere hours after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, several GOP lawmakers expressed concerns over the timing of the dismissal. On Twitter, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said he spent “several hours” trying to understand the reasoning behind the decision to fire the director less than four years into his 10-year term. Comey had been leading an FBI investigation into whether members of Trump’s campaign team had colluded with the Russian government during the presidential election. ...
Tags: News, Russia, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Justice Department, Jeff Flake, James Comey, Trump, John Kasich, Nick Visser, Sen John McCain R Ariz, Comey


House Republicans Are Having The Worst Spring Break Ever

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Only A Handful Of Lawmakers Bother To Question Trump's Strike On Syria

As news unfolded about President Donald Trump’s decision to launch the first direct U.S. attack on the Syrian government, many lawmakers raised questions about the president’s ability to do so without congressional authorization. Few, however, questioned the wisdom of the strikes themselves.  Among those opposed to bombing Syria was Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), an outspoken opponent of intervention abroad.  Our prior interventions in this region have done nothing to make us safer and Syria will be n...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Iraq, Russia, America, Syria, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States, Hawaii, House, Libya, Graham, Assad, Donald Trump


I’m Not Sure This Dan Scavino-Hatch Act Thing Is The Best Use Of Anyone’s Time

In all likelihood, everyone should never tweet , and never tweet even more on the weekend. But as long as there are people whose possession of power and Twitter accounts outstrips their ownership of common sense, there will be weird little dust-ups that threaten to consume the human race’s time and vitality, until the day comes when we lie alone, breathing our last and regretting the fact that we could have been living instead of tweeting. Here’s some hot nonsense from the past weekend. On ...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, New York Times, Michigan, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Huffington Post, Clinton, Trump, Democratic, Jason Linkins, OSC, Ivanka Trump, Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro


Warring GOP Factions Killed Trumpcare

WASHINGTON ― They’ve been vowing to do it for seven years. They’ve held more than 50 symbolic votes to give the appearance that they were doing it. After they won the White House in November, they said nothing else stood in the way of getting it done. And yet, on Friday, Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It wasn’t because Democrats stopped them. It was their own undoing. President Donald Trump ― aka “the closer,” according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer ― couldn’...
Tags: Texas, News, Obama, Washington, White House, Barack Obama, Gop, House, Bill, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Collins, Trump, Freedom Caucus, Laura Barron Lopez, Weber


Republican Opposition To Health Care Bill Cracks Open Door To Negotiations

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Tags: Texas, News, Washington, Senate, White House, Gop, House, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, Matt Fuller, Freedom Caucus, Jim Jordan, McHenry, Patrick McHenry, House Freedom Caucus


Freedom Caucus Squares Off With GOP Leadership As Health Care Vote Nears

WASHINGTON ― As House Republicans scramble for votes on their health care overhaul, GOP leaders are betting that a visit from President Donald Trump on Tuesday will help close the deal on the legislation ― and House Freedom Caucus leaders are swearing it will not. Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) emerged from the group’s weekly meeting late Monday night to tell reporters he was confident House leaders did not have the votes to pass their Affordable Care Act rewrite and that, even w...
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Conservatives Prepare For War On GOP Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON ― After a small group of reluctant conservatives on Friday expressed newfound support for House Republicans’ Affordable Care Act replacement, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced that the GOP would move ahead with voting on the legislation next week, even though a significant chunk of hard-line conservatives swear they won’t budge. About a dozen members from the Republican Study Committee ― all of whom President Donald Trump dubiously reported were “either a no or a...
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Conservatives Craft Their Wish List On The GOP Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON ― As House Republicans prepare to bring their health care proposal to the floor, conservatives are demanding a slate of major changes that they say are necessary to bring them on board and, ultimately, pass the bill. According to members familiar with negotiations among the House Freedom Caucus, GOP leadership and the White House, conservatives are still demanding that the rollback of the Medicaid expansion begin in 2018, not 2020, as currently written in the Republican bill. Ho...
Tags: Texas, News, Washington, Senate, White House, Gop, House, Paul ryan, Ohio, Jordan, Donald Trump, Medicaid, Huffington Post, Trump, Health And Human Services, Matt Fuller


Conservatives Find A Paul Ryan Workaround On Health Care: Donald Trump

WASHINGTON ― Leaders of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, unhappy with the Republican health care legislation being rushed through the House by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), are taking their concerns directly to President Donald Trump. Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and former Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) spent Thursday afternoon at the White House, meeting with budget staffers, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, and Trump himself. The group met for “hou...
Tags: News, Obamacare, Washington, Senate, White House, Gop, House, Paris, Paul ryan, Ohio, Donald Trump, Medicaid, Huffington Post, Trump, Donald, Matt Fuller


Don't Count Trump Out Yet -- Obamacare Repeal Has A Path To His Desk

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GOP Leaders Push Health Care Plan As Conservatives Lash Out

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Trump’s Budget Chief Is Trying To Make Him Rethink Social Security

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Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Social Security, Medicare, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, Arthur Delaney, Mick, Social Security Works, Social Security Medicare, Office of Management and Budget, Nancy Altman


HUFFPOST HILL - CPAC Welcomes Nation's Most Annoying Guys Named Ted Who Insist You Call Them 'Theodore'

Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! Steve Bannon appeared at CPAC after Darth Vader commanded that CPAC be moved out of the asteroid field so that it could send a clear transmission. The Trump administration is looking to beef up the private prison system, proving that the ??? in the plan, “1. Offer to profit off of recidivism 2. ??? 3. Profit” is actually just, “a Republican president.” And Kellyanne Conway said Donald Tr...
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Congressional Republicans Continue Taking Heat Over Obamacare Repeal

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A Very Few Republicans Finally Criticize Trump's Refugee And Travel Ban

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How Paul Ryan Won Over Every House Republican (Except For One)

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The One House Republican Who Can't Stop Criticizing Donald Trump

WASHINGTON ― Within the Republican rat race to shift core principles and cozy up to the Trump administration, there’s one Republican in the House who seems totally uninterested in running the maze. When Donald Trump proposed a year of jail or loss of citizenship for burning the flag, this congressman said no president should be allowed to “burn the First Amendment.” When Trump said only the media thinks his potential conflicts of interest are “a big deal,” he quote tweeted the president-elect t...
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How Republican Gun Legislation Died In Congress

WASHINGTON ― Two days after July Fourth, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders stood in the lobby of the Republican National Committee to assure the public that the House was going to act on guns. The measure in question was meant to institute a three-day waiting period before someone on a terrorist watch list could buy a firearm, with the possibility that a court could block the sale entirely. There were already rumblings that it was facing trouble from conservatives ― as well as from ...
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'Fourth Amendment Caucus' Aims To Fight Government Surveillance

schwit1 quotes a report from USA Today: An unusual coalition of 13 Republicans and 12 Democrats on Wednesday announced the creation of the House Fourth Amendment Caucus to protect Americans' privacy rights against calls for increased government surveillance in the wake of terrorist attacks. The group named itself after the Fourth Amendment because the lawmakers fear that the government is increasingly seeking the power to search Americans' electronic data without a warrant. They see that as a th...
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Congress Is Trying To Expand The Patriot Act

An anonymous reader writes: The house is scheduled to vote in an hour or so on expanding provisions of the patriot act, allowing massive financial information sharing to include dozens of new offenses ("specified unlawful activities"), including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The house bill is H.R. 5606. My quick read is that this essentially lets FEDGOV expand massive semi-secret databases of financial transactions without a warrant while protecting banks from liability for helping them. In ...
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