House GOP Unhappy With Comey’s Answers Behind Closed Doors

House Republicans interviewed James Comey behind closed doors Friday, hauling the former FBI director to Capitol Hill one final time before they cede power to Democrats in January. GOP lawmakers who stepped outside while the questioning was underway indicated they weren’t satisfied and might try to bring him back another day.

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Friday Hearing Set on Comey Bid to Quash Subpoena

A federal judge has scheduled a 2 p.m. hearing on former FBI Director James Comey’s motion to quash a subpoena from House Republicans seeking to have him testify behind closed doors on the agency’s 2016 investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails and Russian interference in that year’s presidential election.

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GOP Exploring Reasons for Gender Disparity in New Congress

For congressional Republicans, this month’s elections ushered in the year of the woman — literally.
West Virginia’s Carol Miller will be the only Republican woman entering the 435-member House as a newcomer in January. She’ll join what may be the chamber’s smallest group of female GOP lawmakers since the early 1990s — as few as 13 of at least 199 Republicans. Democrats will have at least 89.

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California’s ‘Blue Wave’ Freshmen Lay Out First-Term Priorities

California’s new delegation will feature a collection of freshmen Democrats who must try to find common ground with the Republican-controlled Senate in order to produce real change in Congress – particularly since they come from districts that can’t yet be called fully blue, and all will be up for re-election in 2020.

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