Seventh Circuit Buoys Corruption Case Against Ex-Congressman

Questioning former Illinois U.S. Representative Aaron Schock’s separation of powers defense, a Seventh Circuit panel appeared likely Wednesday morning to allow the government’s corruption case against the disgraced politician to move forward.

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Execs Tell House Panel Trade War Would Be Crippling

Executives for the chemical, manufacturing and agricultural industry told the  House Ways and Means Committee Thursday that a U.S. trade war with China would almost certainly cripple their revenues and raise prices for consumers.

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Zuckerberg Faces Intense Questioning Before House Panel

On his second and final day of testimony on Capitol Hill, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg encountered far less good cheer from lawmakers Wednesday as they subjected him to intense questioning over security breaches and even about drug sales occurring on the platform.

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Ex-Aide Testifies Against Disgraced Former Texas Congressman

Former U.S. Congressman Steve Stockman’s defense attorney tried to undermine a star government witness Monday, asking the onetime Stockman aide why he gave FBI agents conflicting stories about his role in what prosecutors call a campaign-finance scam.

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Huge Budget Bill Clears Hurdle, Nears Final House Vote

A sweeping $1.3 trillion budget bill that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant “Dreamers” cleared an important procedural hurdle Thursday as lawmakers struggled to meet a Friday deadline to fund the government or face a shutdown.

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Ex-Congressman’s Corruption Trial Kicks Off in Texas

Former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman drives a van, lives in a small house and loves fast food, his defense attorney said Tuesday, portraying Stockman as an absent-minded everyman who did not defraud charities of $1.2 million to fund his campaigns as prosecutors claim.

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Carter Page

President Donald Trump declassified details about the October 2016 order by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to surveil Carter Page so that he could publicize the memo from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. On Wednesday, The New York Times and reporter Charlie Savage claimed in a federal complaint that the Justice Department has taken too long to respond to its request for related records.

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California Dems Target ‘Weak’ Republicans in House Races

While Democrats in California tout several issues leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, including immigration, health care, and tax reform, one constant rings louder than all others: opposition to President Donald Trump’s policies, which they hope will be the undoing in several Republican-held districts.

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