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Jared Huffman, First Open Humanist in Congress, Claims Colleagues Are ‘Closet Humanists, Atheists’

(PJ Media)  Many members of Congress do not believe in God and secretly identify as Humanist, atheist, or agnostic, a California congressman said in announcing his own Humanist worldview. “For the closet Humanists, atheists and agnostics out there (including many of my colleagues in Congress — yes, we talk about these things!), maybe this will show […]

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Secrecy surrounds sexual harassment settlements in Congress

  (McClatchy DC Bureau)  WASHINGTON — State governments’ practice of spending taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment lawsuits against legislators and staff has created an uproar in California’s Legislature and other statehouses around the country. Now a picture is emerging of how the U.S. Congress is doing the same thing, with less fanfare and even less […]

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State AGs ask Congress to repeal law that ‘hamstrung’ DEA Opioid fight

(Washington Times)  Nearly every state attorney general in the country wants Congress to repeal a 2016 law that reportedly made it “virtually impossible” for the Drug Enforcement Administration to suspend orders of narcotics that could fall into the hands of corrupt doctors or illicit pharmacies. In a letter to congressional leaders, 44 AGs said the […]

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FBI turns over new Clinton investigation documents to Congress | TheHill

(The Hill)  The FBI has begun turning over to Senate investigators hundreds of pages of memos regarding the bureau’s probe into Hillary Clinton‘s private email server, sources told The Hill. The sources said the Justice Department notified the Senate Judiciary Committee late Friday and the FBI began transmitting memos soon after to assist Congress in its review […]

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FBI informant in Obama-era Russian nuclear bribery cleared to testify before Congress | TheHill

(The Hill)  The Justice Department on Wednesday night released a former FBI informant from a confidentiality agreement, allowing him to testify before Congress about what he witnessed while undercover about the Russian nuclear industry’s efforts to win favorable decisions during the Obama administration. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores confirmed to The Hill a deal had been […]

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Jeff Flake says he won’t run for re-election in 2018 – CBS News

(CBS News)  Sen. Jeff Flake abruptly announced Tuesday he won’t run for re-election after all in the 2018 midterm elections, leave the Senate when his term ends in January 2019 and delivered a blistering rebuke of President Trump’s behavior. The Arizona Republic announced on the Senate floor that he could “better serve my country and conscience” […]

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Company behind anti-Trump intel dossier asks court to block Congress from reviewing records – Washington Times

(Washington Times)  The company behind the anti-Trump intelligence dossier that rocked last year’s U.S. election is mounting a legal challenge to block lawmakers from getting access to its banking records. Fusion GPS filed a complaint Friday in federal court to prevent its bank from turning over records subpoenaed by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence […]