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Drew Hammill

Black Lives Matter accuses Dems of ‘placating’ group, after memo leaked

Black Lives Matter slammed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee after a memo leaked late Wednesday seemed to show the group carefully coaching candidates on how to avoid angering the “radical” activists.  The November 2015 memo included tips like: Do not offer “support for concrete policy positions;” be sure to “lead from behind;” stick to “small”

U.S. Republicans push back on Democratic gun-control efforts

U.S. congressional Republicans on Tuesday resisted Democratic demands for a vote on gun-control measures and warned that some could face punishment for an unusual sit-in last month that tied up the House of Representatives for 25 hours. With Democrats already rejecting a Republican gun bill and warning of further protests, the House appeared to be

U.S. House reignites gun-control debate with planned vote

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, under mounting pressure to advance gun-control legislation, will vote next week on a measure to keep guns out of the hands of people on government terrorism watch lists. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced the plan in a conference call with lawmakers. Democrats, who staged a 25-hour sit-in on the

House GOP wants to spend $3.3M on Benghazi probe

 House Republicans have called for spending up to $3.3 million this year on the special select committee tasked with investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The seven-member GOP majority would receive some $2.2 million for staff and other operations while the five-member Democratic minority would get about $1 million, according to a document

Nancy Pelosi: I think I know why the Republicans won’t bring up immigration

Erika Johnsen Three guesses, ya’ll. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday blamed racial issues for the GOP’s failure to act on comprehensive immigration legislation. “I think race has something to do with the fact that they’re not bringing up an immigration bill,” the California Democrat told reporters at her regular weekly press conference. “I’ve