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Survey Asks Colorado Republicans About Trump, Gets Insane Responses

A new survey of Colorado Republicans finds that support for President Donald Trump is as strong as ever among members of his own party — and the responses gathered by the poll leave little doubt as to why.

WESTWORD

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld announces exploratory committee for 2020 GOP nomination, setting up a possible primary challenge to Trump

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld announced his plans to launch an exploratory to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 GOP presidential primary. Weld served as Massachusetts' governor from 1991 to 1997. More recently, he was on the 2016 Libertarian presidential ticket as Gary Johnson's

BUSINESS INSIDER

Trump appointee dodging investigators in political retaliation case, government watchdog says

The Department of Homeland Security’s chief watchdog is calling for disciplinary action against a Trump administration political appointee who has refused to cooperate with an investigation into alleged retaliation against career civil servants, according to a memo released Thursday.

NBC NEWS

Colorado lawmakers react to Trump’s vow to declare national emergency to pay for border wall

The White House’s declaration that President Donald Trump will use of emergency powers to build his long-proposed wall along the U.S. border with Mexico has generated widespread reaction in Washington, with Colorado lawmakers also weighing in.

DENVER POST

Booker voted against spending bill keeping the government open

WASHINGTON — When Congress overwhelmingly voted to fund the federal government and prevent another partial shutdown, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker dissented. He was the only New Jersey lawmaker to vote no.

NJ.COM

Senate passes bill to make lynching a federal crime

The Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would make lynching a federal crime, the Washington Post reports. Why it matters: Congress has tried and failed for nearly 100 years to pass similar measures, with more than 4,000 black people having been victims of lynching between 1877 and 1950, a

AXIOS.COM

Woman in cot testifies to Congress on opioids, chronic pain management

WASHINGTON — A woman with a severe chronic pain condition testified before Congress from a cot set up in the hearing room Tuesday, calling for more research and a smarter approach to pain management amid efforts to curb opioid abuse.

NBC NEWS

Did Whitaker give sworn testimony ‘contradicted by other evidence’?

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker appeared before the House Judiciary Committee last week, and by any sensible measure, he did not do well. Former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace after the hearing, “I am not kidding when I say I have interviewed terrorists who

MSNBC

Six GOP House Members Who Need to Resign for Anti-Semitism Before Ilhan Omar

“She should either resign from Congress or certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.” So declaimed President Donald Trump in the White House on Tuesday, as he denounced Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for her “terrible” remarks and her “lame” apology.

THE INTERCEPT

U.S. Senate passes border security bill, sends to House

WASHINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to avert another partial government shutdown with bipartisan spending legislation that funds new barriers for part of the U.S.-Mexico border, but not the $5.7 billion that President Donald Trump sought for a wall.

AOL CORP

Senate confirms William Barr as U.S. attorney general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate confirmed William Barr as attorney general on Thursday, installing a seasoned lawyer with decades of Washington experience to head the Justice Department and putting him in charge of overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-running probe of whether Pres

REUTERS

House Judiciary advances first gun control legislation in decades

The House Judiciary Committee late Wednesday voted along party lines to advanced legislation that requires background checks for all gun purchases and transfers. Why it matters: The vote comes on the eve of the first anniversary of the Parkland school shooting, America’s deadliest mass shooting, and

AXIOS.COM

North Carolina’s election fraud scandal is heading toward a dramatic resolution

More than a month into the new Congress, there is still no United States Representative from North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District. A state hearing on Monday should finally bring some clarity to one of the most bizarre election scandals in recent memory.

VOX

Hawaii rights group upset over hundreds of missing pieces of testimony

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hawaii gun rights group is planning to file an ethics complaint after they discovered nearly 700 pieces of testimony emailed to a Senate committee were missing from the legislature’s records last week. The messages were submitted to the Senate Public Safety Committee’s e

HAWAIINEWSNOW.COM

Maryland investigator's long career crossed paths with Baltimore's imperious police commissioner and the Mafia

Veteran public corruption investigator James Cabezas, who retired two years ago from Maryland’s Office of the State Prosecutor, has written a memoir of a four-decade career taking down corrupt government employees and politicians. This is The Baltimore Sun’s second peek into plethora of public corru

BALTIMORE SUN

The hypocrisy of Trump's call for Rep. Omar to step down

President Trump is calling on on Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., to either resign from Congress or step down from the House Committee on Foreign Affairs for her tweets considered to be anti-Semitic. But what about Trump's history of playing into Jewish stereotypes.

MSNBC

The NRA Slams Universal Background Checks On The Parkland Shooting Anniversary

One of the first bills Democrats brought up after taking back control of the House of Representatives signals that the party's campaign promises on gun control weren't for nothing. A bill requiring universal background checks advanced through the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday and will now g

BUSTLE

Top Dem demands State Department documents on Khashoggi killing

The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday demanded the State Department provide him any documents it has related to the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

THE HILL

Andrew McCabe just exposed . . . himself

If President Trump and his more fervent supporters suddenly don’t sound so paranoid in their “deep state” conspiracy theories, you can thank former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe for validating their fears.

NEW YORK POST

U.S. lawmakers want more information on Saudi journalist's death

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Senate asked the Trump administration on Thursday to tell them more about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate last year, days after a missed deadline for a detailed report on his death prompted an angry bi

REUTERS