Robert Mueller money laundering push could spark constitutional crisis

Any move by special counsel Robert Mueller to go beyond collusion and obstruction of justice to probe possible money laundering by President Trump and his family could trigger a major constitutional clash – and present Congress with a massive political headache. With nearly eight months gone by and some $7 million spent on Mr. Mueller’s Russia… Please follow and like us:

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Conservatives aren’t done with Steve Bannon yet

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday repudiated his former chief strategist, saying Steve Bannon was never as influential as he claimed to be — but the far-right candidates who have long clamored for Bannon’s support aren’t willing to disavow him so quickly. In an explosive statement, the president suggested that Bannon had “lost his mind”… Please follow and like us:

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Sharp Reactions in Congress to Trump Tweet on North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet warning North Korea’s leader that he has a “Nuclear Button” that is “much bigger & more powerful” than Kim Jong Un’s set off a series of sharp reactions Wednesday on Capitol Hill as the Senate gaveled in for its first day of business in 2018. “It’s embarrassing, it’s counterproductive and it’s… Please follow and like us:

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Editorial: The Taxpayer Hush Money Fund protects sex abusers in Congress

An editorial from the Chicago Tribune: ——— If you’re a victim of sexual harassment and you work for Congress, you can’t complain to the human resources department. You can’t file a lawsuit, either — at least not until you’ve gone through months of mandatory counseling and mediation designed to keep such complaints out of court. And… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Heading to Capitol Hill to Rally Support for Tax Vote

U.S. President Donald Trump is heading to Capitol Hill to meet Tuesday with Republican senators as he rallies support for a tax reform bill set to come to a vote later this week. After talks with the president on Monday, Senate leaders confirmed their intention to vote on the massive plan that would permanently cut corporate… Please follow and like us:

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Roy Moore fights establishment Republicans calling for him to quit Senate race

Even as he craters in the polls and faces growing calls from Republicans to drop out of the race, Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore over the weekend cast his candidacy as a fight against the political establishment and said Republican leaders are trying to silence voters in his state. Mr. Moore is facing accusations of sexual… Please follow and like us:

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Al Franken’s days are numbered

Sen. Al Franken, who was just outed on a photograph wearing a big smile and groping the chest of a journalist while she slept, is now facing growing calls – many, from within his own liberal-minded ranks – to resign. This, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer both agreed to put… Please follow and like us:

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Trump rallies Capitol Hill as House GOP set to pass tax plan

WASHINGTON — House Republicans were on track Thursday to pass their sweeping tax-cut package, setting up a showdown with the Senate, where Republicans are taking a different approach. President Donald Trump arrived on Capitol Hill to bolster Republicans determined to push the tax package through Congress — and accomplish a top GOP priority — despite widespread… Please follow and like us:

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac still backed by too much credit

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt recently made an urgent plea for Congress to decide on a long-term strategy for the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, now in their 10th year of conservatorship overseen by his agency. Capitol Hill does not seem to share Mr. Watt’s sense of urgency, however. The… Please follow and like us:

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Main Street Investor Confidence Hits New High: Survey

Eighty-five percent of retail investors in a new survey expressed confidence in U.S. capital markets, and in a clear message to the Trump administration and Capitol Hill, said actions in Washington would influence their decisions in the next year. The survey, a project of the Center for Audit Quality and The Glover Park Group, was conducted… Please follow and like us:

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Latest Obamacare repeal bill nears collapse as third Republican fails to support it

WASHINGTON — Republicans’ latest bid to roll back the Affordable Care Act appeared to collapse Monday as a third GOP senator came out against the measure and the Congressional Budget Office predicted major coverage losses should it become law. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who voted against the last Republican repeal bill, joined Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz.,… Please follow and like us:

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Republican and Democratic parties both are finished

We’ve heard the words and music of this song before. The hoariest cliche in American politics, presented as accomplished fact by every wise head in academe and media after every wipe-out election, is that the losing party is finished. Kaput. Destroyed. Done for. Dead, as in the graveyard. The Republicans were finished in 1932 with the… Please follow and like us:

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US Equity Hedge Funds Gain On Trump Boost

November 2016, what many thought was unthinkable became a reality when Donald Trump assumed power in the United States. His unpredictability and outspokenness had already spooked markets in the lead up to the election, but what has happened since has been quite remarkable in its own right. Markets, which once feared the idea of a Trump… Please follow and like us:

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Donald Trump targets rich in tax reform

With President Trump demanding quick action on tax reform, Republican leaders on Capitol Hill said Wednesday that they will release a full framework by month’s end and hope to set an aggressive schedule that would put a massive package on Mr. Trump’s desk by year’s end. But Mr. Trump may have complicated those efforts when he… Please follow and like us:

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Hard-line conservative demands mean no easy OK for debt limit hike

WASHINGTON — As they headed for the doors at the start of August, Republicans appeared close to consensus on approving an increase to the nation’s borrowing limit with no strings attached. Not anymore. Hardcore conservatives on Capitol Hill and allied outside groups are insisting that no measure to raise the debt ceiling should pass without provisions… Please follow and like us:

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