Al Franken (Photo: Lorie Shaull/CC BY-SA 2.0)
4 days ago
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Radio anchor says Franken groped, kissed her without consent

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday and faced a likely Senate ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour.
6 days ago
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US House to require training to prevent sexual harassment

Speaker Paul Ryan has announced that the House will adopt a policy requiring all members of Congress and their staffs to undergo training to prevent sexual harassment.
Facebook turning over 3000 Russia-linked ads to Congress
2 months ago
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Facebook turning over 3000 Russia-linked ads to Congress

The company is planning more measures to increase transparency in advertising as they provide Congress with 3,000+ ads linked to a Russian ad agency.
Steve Scalise
2 months ago
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Recovering Congressman Steve Scalise talks to ’60 Minutes’

CBS says "60 Minutes" has landed the first television interview with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise since he was shot at a congressional baseball team practice in June.
Tax Cuts POTUS Seal
2 months ago
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GOP, White House prepare to roll out tax cuts

The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek.
2 months ago
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Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax

Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans.
3 months ago
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Congress to speed up Harvey aid, tackle debt limit

Lawmakers returned to Washington Tuesday facing a daunting to-do list and three months left in the year to show that Republicans can actually get things done.
3 months ago
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Trump seeks an initial $7.9 billion in Harvey aid

President Donald Trump has sent lawmakers an initial request for a $7.9 billion down payment toward Harvey relief and recovery efforts.
Members of the Texas National Guard help rescue flood victims in Houston on Aug. 28, 2017. (Photo: 100th MPAD)
3 months ago
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Some recall Sandy struggle as Congress ponders Harvey relief

Republicans from New York and New Jersey are pledging unconditional support for those devastated by Harvey. But their resentment lingers.
President Donald Trump talks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City on Aug. 15, 2017. (Photo: ABC News)
3 months ago
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Trump attacks Republican leaders over debt ceiling ‘mess’

Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump accused Republican congressional leaders Thursday of botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. "Could have been so easy-now a mess!" Trump tweeted.