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9/11 first responder rips GOP senators over victim fund bill

9/11 first responder rips GOP senators over victim fund bill

A 9/11 first responder on Thursday blasted Republican Sens. Rand Paul and Mike Lee for blocking an attempt to unanimously pass a bill that would have funded the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund through 2090. On Wednesday, Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, requested unanimous consent — a procedural move that allows a bill…MORE

DNC chair dismisses suggestion that ‘the Squad’ is liability for Democrats

DNC chair dismisses suggestion that ‘the Squad’ is liability for Democrats

Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Convention, said Thursday that he does not consider the four progressive congresswomen attacked by President Donald Trump this week a liability to the Democratic Party, calling the party’s “unity” the President’s “worst nightmare.” “These four women, and everyone in our Democratic caucus, reflects the remarkable, rich diversity of…MORE

Schumer calls for feds to investigate FaceApp

Schumer calls for feds to investigate FaceApp

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FBI and Federal Trade Commission to investigate the popular smartphone application FaceApp, citing privacy concerns and fears the data could be shared with the Russian government. FaceApp, which was released in 2017, went viral this week with celebrities and other public personalities all around the world…MORE

Debt ceiling fight: It’s go time and a deal isn’t locked in yet

Debt ceiling fight: It’s go time and a deal isn’t locked in yet

All eyes are on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and those telephone calls with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the bottom line is simple: every day there is less time and getting a deal locked in becomes more essential. It’s go time and everyone is keenly aware of the clock. The good news? Pressure = movement…MORE

‘Squad’ drama frustrating some House Democrats

‘Squad’ drama frustrating some House Democrats

House Democrats were united in their vote to condemn President Donald Trump’s racist tweets this week, but some Democratic lawmakers are quietly expressing concern that far-left progressives have outsized influence in their caucus. Several Democrats — from across the ideological spectrum — are growing tired of the repeated headlines involving four progressive congresswomen as the…MORE

Bank lobby builds ‘political machine’ to spend for 2020 House and Senate races

Bank lobby builds ‘political machine’ to spend for 2020 House and Senate races

The trade association for the nation’s banking industry is ramping up its political operation in Washington, planning an eight-figure effort to shape more congressional races in 2020 than ever before. “We’re building a political machine here that I think is critically important to help complement our public policy direction,” Rob Nichols, the CEO of the…MORE

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