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NY state passes bill allowing Congress to request Trump’s tax returns

Democrats in New York state passed a pair of bills Wednesday that would allow Congress to get hold of President Donald Trump’s state tax returns amid an escalating fight with top administration officials over access to the President’s federal returns. The main legislation, which passed the state assembly 84 to 53, would require the state’s…MORE

Mnuchin punts again on putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin punted again Wednesday when pressed about an Obama-era plan to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, a Massachusetts Democrat, questioned Mnuchin during a House Financial Services Committee hearing, asking about plans to put the Underground Railroad hero on the bill as part of its redesign. “I’ve made…MORE

Ben Carson’s ‘Oreo’ screw-up is the most predictable thing ever

Ben Carson is the highest ranking housing official in the country. Which makes this exchange between Carson, the Housing and Urban Development secretary, and Democratic California Rep. Katie Porter on Tuesday all the more brutal: Porter: I’d also like you to get back to me if you don’t mind to explain the disparity in REO…MORE

Angry Trump slams Democrats’ investigations after cutting infrastructure meeting short

President Donald Trump took his deepening rage with Democrats to the White House Rose Garden on Wednesday, orchestrating a public display of fury at persistent oversight requests he now says are thwarting any bipartisan cooperation. The episode, meant to shame his political rivals, also placed into clear relief how Democrats’ recent subpoenas and information requests…MORE

Republicans get good news in Pennsylvania’s special election

It’s just one election, but the first congressional special of 2019 suggests a better national environment for Republicans than the one they faced in 2017 and 2018. Republican Fred Keller easily defeated Democrat Marc Friedenberg by 68% to 32% in Tuesday’s Pennsylvania 12th special congressional election. Of course, margins don’t mean too much when trying…MORE

Presidential ambitions complicate Democrats’ fight for Senate in 2020

When Montana Gov. Steve Bullock considered whether he should run for Senate or president, the decision was a no brainer: president. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper stewed over that same choice and came to the same conclusion: President, hands down. And even after Stacey Abrams, the failed Democratic 2018 gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, was asked…MORE

Barr rails against court orders blocking Trump agenda

Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday criticized what he sees as a growing trend of courts issuing nationwide injunctions to pause policy moves within the Executive Branch, which threaten separation of powers and thwarts President Donald Trump’s agenda. “These days, clashes between Congress and the executive steal the headlines, as I know very well. But…MORE

Investigation unable to determine if Virginia gov is depicted in racist yearbook photo

An independent investigation conducted into a racist photograph on Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook page could not “conclusively determine the identity of either individual depicted in the photograph.” “No individual that we interviewed has told us from personal knowledge that the Governor is in the photograph, and no individual with knowledge…MORE

Pelosi says Trump is ‘engaged in a cover-up’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resisted her colleagues’ increasing calls to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, telling her caucus in a private meeting on Wednesday morning to continue fighting the administration in the courts and through investigations on Capitol Hill. But in comments to reporters immediately following the meeting, Pelosi lambasted Trump for…MORE

5 reasons why Nancy Pelosi doesn’t want to impeach Donald Trump

House Democrats huddled Wednesday as Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to beat back a growing revolt over her oft-stated resistance to the idea of impeaching President Donald Trump. The meeting came after days of increased public willingness by high-ranking Democratic leaders to suggest that impeachment is the right move and now a question of when, not…MORE