• Sean Patrick Maloney Dec 3, 2020

    House Dems Pick Openly Gay Lawmaker to Lead Campaign Arm

    Democrats picked Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Thursday to lead their campaign organization into the 2022 elections. Maloney, who in 2013 became the first openly gay member of Congress from New York, will now become the first LGBTQ person to chair the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which helps to recruit House candidates, raise money and provide campaign guidance. “I’m honored…

  • lawyer Jul 12, 2019

    Jeffrey Epstein Philanthropy Since Sex Plea Included All-Girl School in New York City

    In the decade since striking a deal that required him to register as a sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein has sought to underwrite all manner of youth causes, such as a baseball program near his retreat in the U.S. Virgin Islands and an all-girls’ school a few blocks from his Manhattan mansion.

  • lawyer Jul 12, 2019

    Jeffrey Epstein Philanthropy Since Sex Plea Included All-Girl School in New York City

    In the decade since striking a deal that required him to register as a sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein has sought to underwrite all manner of youth causes, such as a baseball program near his retreat in the U.S. Virgin Islands and an all-girls’ school a few blocks from his Manhattan mansion.

  • lawyer Jul 10, 2019

    Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Indicted in NYC

    Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has been indicted on federal sex trafficking charges of underage girls; he’s due in federal NYC court Monday. Katherine Creag reports.

  • Donald Trump Jul 7, 2019

    House Freshmen Balance National Crises, Issues Back Home

    Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer spent her time back home meeting with small-business owners and veterans, marching in a parade and delivering gifts to fire stations. In their upstate New York districts, Rep. Antonio Delgado visited farms, including one that’s part of a pilot program for hiring veterans, and Rep. Andy Brindisi kicked off a summer lunch program for kids. As...

  • Donald Trump Jul 7, 2019

    House Freshmen Balance National Crises, Issues Back Home

    Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer spent her time back home meeting with small-business owners and veterans, marching in a parade and delivering gifts to fire stations. In their upstate New York districts, Rep. Antonio Delgado visited farms, including one that’s part of a pilot program for hiring veterans, and Rep. Andy Brindisi kicked off a summer lunch program for kids. As...

  • NEW YORK Jan 7, 2019

    Democratic National Committee Chair Perez Prepares for Tough Primary

    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is at the center of the biggest test his party has faced in recent history. The party has rebounded from its disastrous 2016 performance with key midterm victories, but now stares at a long and potentially divisive presidential primary fight that could include dozens of candidates. The DNC is rehabilitating from years of neglect...

  • Donald Trump Oct 29, 2018

    Political Newcomer Aims to Bring ‘Blue Wave' to NYC's Only Republican Congressional District

    New York City’s only Republican congressional district could fall in November if a young combat veteran can convince many of the district’s Democrats to vote for their party, for a change. New York’s 11th Congressional District, made up mostly of Staten Island and its “Reagan Democrats,” has twice sent Republican Rep. Daniel Donovan to Congress. He’s betting that his support...

  • georgia Oct 17, 2018

    Democrats' Not-So-Secret Plan to Fight Midterm Malaise

    They’re asking pastors to text their congregants about the importance of voting. They’re connecting with thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. And they’re relying on groups like the NAACP, which has tripled its spending from 2016 to energize black voters. Less than three weeks before Election Day, Democrats are sparing nothing to make sure their voters head to...

  • Donald Trump Oct 10, 2018

    Kavanaugh Fight Sharpens the Stakes for Midterms: Analysis

    The bitter battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has exacerbated the nation’s political divide and left many Americans emotionally raw. It’s also given new definition to the high stakes of November’s election. Until now, the fight for control of Congress has largely been viewed as a referendum on President Donald Trump’s first two years in office. But...

  • Donald Trump Oct 9, 2018

    4 Weeks Out, Kavanaugh a Flashpoint in Race to Define Elections

    Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court fired the starting pistol for the final sprint to Election Day, with control of the House and Senate at stake. The nation’s reckoning with power and who to believe about sexual misconduct has generated a new anger factor among the electorate and made the Nov. 6 balloting a referendum on more than President...

  • NEW YORK Sep 17, 2018

    GOP Rep. Chris Collins Will Remain on the Ballot After Insider Trading Charges

    A legal representative for Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., says his client will remain on the ballot in the race for New York’s 27th Congressional District despite his indictment for insider trading. “Because of the protracted and uncertain nature of any legal effort to replace Congressman Collins we do not see a path allowing Congressman Collins to be replaced on the...

  • Donald Trump Aug 24, 2018

    Latino Arab-American Hopes to Unseat Indicted Republican

    Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar was working on a TV advertisement to boost his exposure when news broke that his opponent, the heavily favored Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, was indicted....
    With the indictment, Campa-Najjar suddenly found himself thrust in the spotlight — fielding calls throughout the night from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, supporters, even some local Republican elected officials....

  • Massachusetts Mar 28, 2018

    More Democratic Candidates Ditch Pelosi

    About a dozen Democrats running for Congress are signaling they won’t back House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a way to stave off attacks from Republicans, NBC News reported. Conor Lamb disavowed Pelosi and narrowly won his special congressional election this month in a part of Pennsylvania that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump. Republicans have attacked Pelosi and tried to...

  • Donald Trump Mar 7, 2018

    Democrats, Women Candidates Score Big in Texas Primaries

    Democrats in deep-red Texas kicked off the nation’s 2018 midterm primary elections Tuesday with a surge in turnout, dozens of women seeking office and early signs of midterm anger toward President Donald Trump.

  • NBC Feb 8, 2018

    Democrats to Expand Battle Ground, Target 101 GOP Seats: Source

    House Democrats have plans to target 101 Republican-held congressional districts in the November midterm elections, the largest in a decade, NBC News reported. A Democratic source familiar with the matter said the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, is expected to make the announcement Thursday to colleagues at the House Democrats’ annual conference. The expansion...

  • California Dec 15, 2017

    House Ethics Committee Investigating Nevada Rep. Kihuen Over Sexual Harassment Claims

    The House Ethics Committee said Friday that it has opened an investigation into Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen after reports of sexual harassment against the Nevada congressman. “The Committee notes that the mere fact that it is investigating these allegations, and publically disclosing its review, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of...

  • Congress Dec 8, 2017

    Net Neutrality Fans Speak Up as FCC Set to Strike Down Rules

    Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years in tech and telecom circles. Now everyday folks are talking about it. That’s because the Federal Communications Commission has scheduled a vote next week to gut Obama-era rules meant to stop broadband companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon from...

  • Donald Trump Jul 28, 2017

    Isolated Qatar Hires Firm founded by Trump Aides Amid Crisis

    Qatar has hired a Washington influence firm founded by former top campaign aides to President Donald Trump and another specialized in digging up dirt on U.S. politicians, signaling it wants to challenge Saudi Arabia’s massive lobbying efforts in America’s capital amid a diplomatic dispute among Arab nations. Hiring a firm once associated with former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who...

  • Donald Trump May 25, 2017

    GOP House Candidate Charged After Clash With Guardian Reporter on Eve of Election

    Thursday’s nationally-watched election for Montana’s sole congressional seat got a last-minute twist when the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault for grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground. Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin made the announcement shortly before midnight Wednesday in a written statement, about six hours after the attack on reporter...

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