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Democrats plan to block Green New Deal in Senate vote | Fed candidate Moore could inflict ‘long-term damage,’ columnist writes

CNN reports the Senate will vote Tuesday to take up the Green New Deal, but it is expected to be blocked by Democrats, who support many of the ideas in the climate plan but believe Republicans are trying to score political points by forcing a quick vote.


2020 could disrupt New Mexico’s all-male Senate lineage

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A woman is knocking on the door of an enduring boys’ club in New Mexico politics, as Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver signals her interest in the 2020 race for U.S. Senate.


Dem Sen. Tom Udall announces he won't seek re-election in 2020

Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2020 – vacating a seat he’s held since 2009 and ending a career in Washington that spans decades.


One of the Republican Party's rising stars says if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal is so good then New York City should try it out

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas floated the idea that New York City should attempt its own Green New Deal before the rest of the US if lawmakers such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are so passionate about it.


Every Senate Democrat Backs Sweeping Campaign Finance, Voting Rights and Ethics Reform Bill

Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) on Wednesday introduced the Senate version of the campaign finance, voting rights and ethics reform bill that House Democrats made their top priority. With all 47 Senate Democrats signed on as co-sponsors, Udall’s bill marks a newfound unanimity in the party in favor of estab


House Fails to Override Trump’s Veto, Ensuring National Emergency Continues

The House of Representatives fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override President Donald Trump’s veto Tuesday, ensuring his national emergency to secure border wall funding continues.


Three Texas abortion bills pass committees, gaining momentum in Senate

A Senate panel on Wednesday approved the Texas Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, one of three anti-abortion bills that Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has listed among his priorities. All three have been approved by committees and sent to the full Senate.


Gillibrand officially launches 2020 bid, calls Trump a 'coward'

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., officially launched her presidential campaign on Sunday with a speech outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City, where she said she wants voters to know that no one in the Senate has done more than she to fight President Donald Trump.


Mueller submits Trump-Russia inquiry report to U.S. attorney general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday handed in a long-awaited report on his investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by U.S. President Donald Trump, setting off a clamor from lawmakers in both parties for the document’


Trump again swipes at Puerto Rico in closed door lunch with Republicans

(CNN) President Donald Trump, in a closed door meeting Tuesday with Senate Republicans, again took a swipe at Puerto Rico's fiscal management and the size of its disaster relief in the wake of damaging storms last week -- and he brought a visual aid to try and back up his point, according to senator


Beto O’Rourke raises $6.1 million on Day 1 of White House run, topping Bernie Sanders

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid, the highest first-day number reported by any candidate so far, his campaign said Monday.


Lindsey Graham warns Democrats not to 'go too far' after Trump like Republicans did with Bill Clinton

Sen. Lindsey Graham warned Democrats could suffer in future elections if they reach too far in investigations of President Trump. Graham likened it to how Republicans' investigations of Bill Clinton backfired in the late 1990s.


Trump administration pushes the fight on Obamacare, asks court to overturn law

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has stepped up its attack on the Obamacare healthcare law, telling a federal appeals court it agrees with a Texas judge’s ruling that the entire law is unconstitutional and should be struck down.


Pelosi urges House Democrats to “get the goods” but not become too consumed by the Mueller report

As top House Democrats demanded the Department of Justice release special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report by next week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a message for her caucus: Stay calm, cool, and collected. And don’t take your eyes off the prize.


AG Balderas announces he will not run for U.S. Senate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday via radio show that the will not be running for U.S. Senate. The announcement comes after Senator Tom Udall declared that he will not seek re-election next year.


Exclusive: FAA says oversight needs to 'evolve' after Boeing crashes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The acting head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will tell a congressional panel on Wednesday that the agency’s oversight approach must “evolve” after two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes since October, according to written testimony viewed by Reuters.


Actors accused of 'high treason' after meeting with US lawmakers

Two Egyptian actors were accused of "high treason" for holding a series of meetings with U.S. lawmakers this week about alleged violations by their current government. On Monday, Amr Waked and Khaled Abo El-Naga, along with human rights advocates, conducted a series of meetings in Washington, D.C. w


Congressman quotes ‘Mein Kampf’ on House floor

It is extremely easy not to quote from Adolf Hitler’s opus, Mein Kampf, when on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. In fact, hundreds of millions of Americans have never done that and have no intention of ever doing that.


Boeing faces growing pressure in Washington over 737 MAX crashes

ADDIS ABABA/JAKARTA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world’s biggest planemaker Boeing faced growing obstacles on Wednesday to returning its grounded 737 MAX fleet to the skies, while details emerged of an Indonesian crash with potential similarities to the Ethiopian disaster.


A clear majority of Americans oppose Trump’s emergency declaration

On Friday, President Trump vetoed a measure to block his national emergency declaration. The measure passed the House and Senate with bipartisan support. Numerous polls suggest Trump’s decision was popular among his Republican base. But his decision to use executive authority to fund a wall along th