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Lawmakers on both sides react to Trump's State of the Union speech
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle took to social media to react to President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address Tuesday night, which touched on everything from nuclear threats to unlawful immigration. Some praised the president for his smooth and relaxed tone throughout the
Several House Republicans Vote Against Naming Post Office After Maya Angelou
Nine House Republicans voted against naming a North Carolina post office after poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou Tuesday afternoon, the latest example of the polarization surrounding even the most mundane proceedings on Capitol Hill , particularly around issues of race. The vote was
President Obama's Denali Renaming Gets Mixed Reactions in Congress
The Obama administration’s decision to rename North America’s highest summit from Mount McKinley to its traditional Native American name, Denali, has divided lawmakers along geographical lines. Many lawmakers from McKinley’s home state of Ohio were furious with the announcement Sunday, while
The Note: The Numbers Are Talking
NOTABLES --BY THE NUMBERS: Bernie Sanders is closing in. That's the latest from a new poll released in Iowa over the weekend, showing Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton leading Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders by only 7 percentage points, 37 percent to 30 percent. The Des Moines
The Primary Primer: 5 Races to Watch in Alaska and Wyoming
WHO’S ON THE BALLOT? Today, voters cast ballots in Alaska and Wyoming. The marquee race to watch is a three-way bitter GOP Senate primary in our nation’s 49th state. Alaskan voters will decide between the establishment front-runner, a tea partier with Sarah Palin’s backing, and...
Alaska Republican Rep . Don Young Reprimanded by House Ethics
Rep. Don Young, the longest-serving Republican currently in the House of Representatives, was reprimanded today by the House Ethics Committee, which ruled he violated House rules by improperly using campaign funds for personal use and accepting gifts without proper disclosure. After a 14-month ...
The Note: Grill On The Hill - Homeland Security Edition
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES IN THE HOT SEAT: President Obama’s pick for a key national security post is set to be grilled on Capitol Hill today over allegations of misconduct, specifically that he “personally facilitated and assisted” the approval of a visa application for...
Tea Party Fight Brewing in Alaska Senate Race
Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell Faces Off Against Conservative Activist Joe Miller
Congressman Compares Undocumented Immigrants to Water on Sinking Ship
Republican leaders have repeatedly warned party members against harsh immigration rhetoric following a dismal showing with Latino voters in November, but the message doesn't seem to have resonated with some in the GOP. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA), for example, just compared undocumented immigrants to
Congressman Don Young's 'Wetbacks' Slur
Alaskan Representative faces an angered Latino community after his "poor choice of words."