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Probe Meetings

Congress is about to learn much more today about the origins of the Russian collusion investigation.

There’s been a lot of build-up to these meetings with the Justice Department later today. The information is considered classified and both the Justice Department and the FBI have been reluctant to talk about the use of informants in this investigation. The two briefings today — one of which was just opened up to Democratic leaders of Congress — may…

Trump Talks Infrastructure

President Trump is in Ohio toda, trying to breathe life into his stalled infrastructure plan.

President Trump is traveling to Ohio to tout his administration’s plan to overhaul the nation’s aging roads and bridges, visiting a trade union representing heavy equipment operators. Trump’s appearance in the battleground state comes as the infrastructure proposal he formally unveiled in February is now stalled in congress. Democrats argue it doesn’t include enough federal dollars, and puts too much…

Slow Start Towards Control

There will be effort in Congress today to raise the minimum age to purchase rifles.

There’s going to be a lot of talk on Capitol Hill about gun control, namely the minimum age to purchase rifles. With pressure mounting, state lawmakers in Florida moved forward on a proposal to raise the minimum age to purchase rifles from 18 to 21. Similarly, in Congress today, a bipartisan plan to do the same thing at the federal…

Gun Control Challenges

Congress faces heated demands for gun control legislation but lawmakers have actually tried to curb gun violence in the past year.

Another school shooting, another round of calls for Washington to tackle gun violence. However, Congress has recently tried -and failed- to pass gun-related legislation. Just days after a gunman used bump stocks to open fire on a Las Vegas country music festival, a bipartisan bill emerged that would have banned the sale of the devices used to amplify the shooting…

Setting the Stage

President Trump will give his first State of the Union address tonight.

The State of the Union address is one of the most conventional functions of the modern White House- the President outlining his goals for the coming year. And while President Trump has addressed Congress before, this is his first full-on State of the Union address. The White House says the President spent part of the day yesterday rehearsing. He’s expected…

Looking to ’18

It'll be 2018 when lawmakers are back to work in Washington, and there are already hints at what could be up first in Congress.

Despite numerous obstacles, Congress managed to overhaul the country’s tax code before the end of 2017. The next major legislative accomplishment and the first big political football of 2018 could be infrastructure. Since taking office, President Trump has hinted at wanting to fix and upgrade the country’s roads, bridges and tunnels. Immigration could also come up early in 2018. Democrats…

Passing Tax Reform

A taxing night on Capitol Hill as the tax reform bill bounced from House to Senate and back to the House.

  In another late night Senate vote, the upper chamber passed the tax reform bill down party lines. The House took up the measure earlier on Tuesday in the first round of the congressional volleyball. The bill was immediately sent to the Senate for the final vote, where open debate began once more. The last step of sending the bill…

Mounting Pressure

There may be another major resignation from Congress today.

  Minnesota senator Al Franken is expected to make an announcement about his political future after two more women have come forward, accusing him of sexual misconduct. Many Democrats in congress are calling on Franken to resign. Aides insisted Wednesday night that Franken hadn’t decided decided yet what he was going to announce today, but there will be some sort…

Moore Endorsed

President Trump has offered a full endorsement Monday for embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

  Democrat John Conyers and Republican Roy Moore may not have much in common, but both of them are creating new headaches for their respective parties in Congress. President Trump offered a twitter endorsement for the embattled Alabama Senate candidate who has been accused of sexual harassment, and in some instances, assault of teenage girls. Moore says he even got…

Retaining the Job

Two high-profile members of Congress are fighting to keep their jobs this morning despite numerous allegations of sexual misconduct.

  Senator Al Franken and Congressman John Conyers are both trying to survive the allegations against them and keep their jobs. Minnesota Senator Franken is hoping for a comeback after a number of women have come forward accusing him of groping, or in one instance, forcibly kissing them. Michigan Congressman John Conyers is facing his own allegations of sexual harassment…