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66 Democratic Congress Members Planning to Skip Inauguration
Dozens of Democratic members of Congress have announced they will skip Donald Trump 's inauguration this Friday. While some of the 66 made their decision in previous weeks, many more have come forward in recent days, citing the president-elect's perceived insult of Rep. John Lewis as the final
Early Win on Budget Pressures GOP to Deliver on Health Care
Republicans have won a gateway victory in Congress in their seven-year trek toward scuttling President Barack Obama's health care law
Twitter's Periscope Plays Crucial Role in Democratic Sit-in
The Democratic sit-in over gun control last night almost fell into a broadcasting black hole until tech savvy representatives took out their smartphones and began broadcasting on Periscope. The live-streaming service, which was launched by Twitter 15 months ago, proved to be an invaluable tool for
Democrats Vow to Continue Gun Control Protests as House Adjourns
The U.S. House of Representatives finally adjourned until July 5 after sit-in protests by Democrats halted business in the chamber for more than 17 hours. Despite the decision to end the legislative session, more than a dozen Democratic members, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.,
The Sit-In Survival Guide: Pillows, Pizza and Pastries
Congressional Democrats descended upon the House floor late Wednesday morning waging a sit-in to protest GOP inaction on gun violence. Several hours later, well into Thursday morning, these lawmakers remains camped out on the floor -- but they were not without their comforts. Many representatives
Family Plans to Destroy Stockpile of Inherited Guns and Ammo, Lawyer Says
Family members set to inherit a stockpile of guns and ammunition, worth millions of dollars, plan to destroy the weapons "to send a message," their attorney Daniel Brookman told ABC News today. "They want these instruments of death to be destroyed," Brookman said. "They don’t want these weapons out
Why John Boehner Hates Golfing With President Obama
House Speaker John Boehner loves golf -- just not when it's with the President of the United States. "The president has suggested, 'Hey, do you think it would be too much trouble to play golf again?' I have to look at him and say, 'Yes Boehner, R-Ohio, said in an interview with the Golf Channel ,
Why Some Hope Bourbon Barrel Will Bring Compromise to Washington
Can bourbon bring compromise to Washington? It was an effective diplomatic tool for southern statesman Henry Clay in the early 19th century, and now a group of concerned Kentuckians are hoping to revive Clay’s “spirit of compromise” by bringing a 42-gallon barrel of bourbon to the nation’s capital.
Lawmakers Rip Ferguson Police Response to Protesters
Since protests erupted over the death of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old African American man shot to death by a Caucasian police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, police clad in riot gear have unleashed tear gas and smoke bombs to try to control demonstrators. The law enforcement...
Kentucky Dems Try to Put McConnell on Defensive Over Obamacare
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was accused today of campaign sleight of hand for demanding the repeal of Obamacare – which is very unpopular in Kentucky – while ignoring the effect it could have on Kentucky’s health care exchange which has proved to be well...