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Tennessee Lawmaker’s Stock Trades Under Scrutiny

Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) sold stocks in cruise lines and bought in companies producing vaccines and video conferencing services before the market plunged in March due to the pandemic, the […]

House Republicans Move to Block Proxy Voting

“House Republicans planned to file a lawsuit later Tuesday against Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to block the chamber’s new system of voting by proxy during the coronavirus pandemic,” the Wall […]
Philippines Seeks $26-Billion Stimulus for Economic Recovery

Philippines Seeks $26-Billion Stimulus for Economic Recovery

The Philippines’ Trade Department wants lawmakers to pass a 1.3-trillion peso ($26 billion) stimulus package that will aid the recovery of industries and their displaced workers.

Trump Calls Veteran and Lawmaker ‘an American Fraud’

President Trump took to Twitter on Memorial Day to call a sitting congressman and Marine Corps veteran “an American fraud,” the Daily Beast reports. Trump also misspelled Rep. Conor Lamb’s […]
Trump Takes Aim at a Watergate Reform: The Independent Inspector General

Trump Takes Aim at a Watergate Reform: The Independent Inspector General

The idea after the Watergate scandals was to keep government honest. President Trump’s goal seems to be to ensure its loyalty.
Trump Takes Aim at a Watergate Reform: The Independent Inspector General

Trump Takes Aim at a Watergate Reform: The Independent Inspector General

The idea after the Watergate scandals was to keep government honest. President Trump’s goal seems to be to ensure its loyalty.
Dalio Plots China Rise as U.S. Power Begins Relative Decline

Dalio Plots China Rise as U.S. Power Begins Relative Decline

“The United States is now the most powerful empire by not much, it is in relative decline, Chinese power is rapidly rising, and no other powers come close,” billionaire investor Ray Dalio wrote

Problematic Women: Reopening State Economies, Big-Government Bailouts, and the Drama in Between

States across America are weighing the decision of whether or not to reopen their economies. Some—such as Georgia and Florida—have few restrictions in place now... Read More The post Problematic

Scientists Are Studying Hydroxychloroquine as a Preventative Drug for COVID-19

President Donald Trump is again at the center of another hydroxychloroquine controversy after he disclosed earlier in the week that he has been taking the... Read More The post Scientists Are Studying

US Lawmaker Proposes Legislative Groundwork for National Blockchain Strategy

A new bill in Congress asks the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to consider a national blockchain strategy.
Members of Congress Working From Home

Members of Congress Working From Home

One reader says House members will lose clout not being present. Another says if lawmakers can vote remotely, citizens should be able to.

Proxy Voting Lets ‘20 People Control’ Congress, Warns Kevin McCarthy

Democrats passed proxy voting in their fourth coronavirus recovery bill on Friday. “Instead of 435 [people] representing districts across the nation … 20 people control... Read More The post Proxy
Emulating Democrats, G.O.P. Ties House Hopes to Diverse Recruits

Emulating Democrats, G.O.P. Ties House Hopes to Diverse Recruits

“We need candidates other than boring old white people”: House Republicans are betting on a group of diverse candidates with compelling biographies to help them reclaim lost seats.
Emulating Democrats, G.O.P. Ties House Hopes to Diverse Recruits

Emulating Democrats, G.O.P. Ties House Hopes to Diverse Recruits

“We need candidates other than boring old white people”: House Republicans are betting on a group of diverse candidates with compelling biographies to help them reclaim lost seats.
Kevin McCarthy: Mike Garcia, Tom Tiffany Victories ‘Good Indication’ for Red Wave in November

Kevin McCarthy: Mike Garcia, Tom Tiffany Victories ‘Good Indication’ for Red Wave in November

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said during a press conference on Tuesday that Rep. Tom Tiffany's (R-WI) and Mike Garcia's (R-CA) elections are a "good indication" for Republicans'

Liberals’ Latest Coronavirus Package Shows Why Americans Loathe Congress

In the pantheon of great lines suitable for induction into “Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations” is Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s 2010 comment about Obamacare: “We have to pass... Read More The post Liberals’

Congressman’s Wine Biz Is Booming Amid Layoffs

Rep. David Trone (D-MD), “a multimillionaire wine magnate from Maryland, has privately laid off employees without providing critical outplacement services, while the congressman continues to publicly
The Commander in Chief’s Following Wanes

The Commander in Chief’s Following Wanes

Trump started his term with strong support in America’s armed forces. But the respect the president typically gets from the military has cooled.

A Proposed ‘Health Defense Operations’ Slush Fund Won’t Protect US From Future Pandemics

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has already approved more than $2.4 trillion in new deficit-increasing measures, from new spending to tax relief.... Read More The post A Proposed
Members of Congress can vote from home for now—but not by using tech

Members of Congress can vote from home for now—but not by using tech

Representatives have to nominate a proxy—no Zoom votes here.