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Death Threats to EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Raise Security Questions

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Death threats, harassment, and security concerns continue to raise questions about security for EPA administrator Scott Pruitt.

Paul Ryan ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ Mitt Romney Is Running for U.S. Senate

during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 7, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. After voters went to the polls in the heavily contested presidential race, networks projected incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has won re-election against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
House Speaker Ryan said that he "couldn't be happier" that Mitt Romney will run for the U.S. Senate seat.

Mitt Romney Announces His U.S. Senate Race

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Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced on Friday his bid to run for the open U.S. Senate seat in Utah.

House Conservatives: Senate Immigration Bill Is an ‘Outright Win for Illegal Immigration’ And a ‘Loss for the American People’

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House conservatives balked at the Senate immigration compromise bill after one House senior conservative aide called it "far worse than what Schumer offered Trump" during the government shutdown.

Trey Gowdy Announces House Oversight Committee Probe into Rob Porter


Rep. Trey Gowdy announced on Wednesday that the House Oversight Committee will investigate former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter.

Paul Ryan Blames John McCain for Tanking Obamacare Repeal

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, speaks at a town hall meeting with Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., at Greendale Martin Luther High School Thursday, May 29, 2008, in Greendale, Wisc. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) blamed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Fox Business on Tuesday for tanking Obamacare repeal.

Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows: Immigration Debate ‘Is the Defining Moment’ for Speaker Ryan

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House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) declared at a press conference on Wednesday that the current immigration debate "is the defining moment" for Speaker Paul Ryan, implying that there will be "consequences" should he fail the American people.

Mitt Romney Will Announce Senate Run on Thursday

Mitt Romney, pictured May 8, 2012, said Donald Trump "has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president"
Mitt Romney will announce his intentions to run for the U.S. Senate seat in Utah on social media Thursday.

Trump Budget Proposal Calls for Passage of Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill ‘As Soon as Possible’

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., joined by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters as they faced assured defeat on the Graham-Cassidy bill, the GOP's latest attempt to repeal the Obama health care law, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. The decision marked the latest defeat on the issue for President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Republican-controlled Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Donald Trump White House budget proposal released on Monday called for using the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare block grant bill to repeal Obamacare.

MetLife Announces $15 Minimum Wage, $10 Million Investment in Workers Due to Tax Reform

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MetLife announced on Monday they will institute a $15 minimum wage as well as a $10 million in investment in their workers due to tax reform.

McConnell Bows to Schumer: Budget Contains No Reconciliation Instructions for Obamacare Repeal

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Mitch McConnell gave Chuck Schumer a gift in the form of not writing in reconciliation instructions to allow for Obamacare repeal in 2018.

Schumer, McConnell Rammed Through Vote on $300 Billion, 652-Page Budget in 18 Hours

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, from left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, attend a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, not pictured, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump honored Dole, calling the longtime Kansas lawmaker 'a true American hero.' Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images
On the day of the latest government shutdown, Congress passed a two-year $300 billion, 652-page budget under 18 hours, much to the dismay of conservatives.

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018: What’s In the McConnell-Schumer Budget Deal

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The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, funds the federal government for two years and features some of the largest increases in government ever.

White House Alerts Agencies to Prepare for a Government Shutdown


The White House advised government agencies on Thursday evening to prepare for a government shutdown as Congress hopes to pass a budget.

Conservatives Claim the McConnell-Schumer Bipartisan Budget Act Is the Biggest Spending Bill Ever

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Conservatives have chastised the McConnell-Schumer budget deal, arguing that this spending bill is the largest expenditure package in history.

Conservatives Slam Schumer-McConnell Budget Deal

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, from left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, attend a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, not pictured, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump honored Dole, calling the longtime Kansas lawmaker 'a true American hero.' Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Conservative lawmakers and grassroots organizations slammed the Schumer-McConnell budget deal on Wednesday.

‘Homeland’ Producer: Next Season Echoes Trump Era Reality with ‘a President Who Is Opposed by the Deep State’


Alex Gansa, Showtime's 'Homeland' producer, said that his show's new season will feature a showdown between the president and the 'deep state.'

Chipotle Announces Bonuses Thanks to Tax Reform

Workers clean inside a still-closed Chipotle restaurant Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in Seattle. Health officials in Washington and Oregon have said that more than three dozen people have gotten sick with E. coli in an outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants in the two states. More than 40 Chipotle restaurants remain closed in Washington state and the Portland area while authorities search for the cause. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Chipotle announced on Wednesday that they will give their employees bonuses up to $1,000 and other worker-related benefits thanks to tax reform.

House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Funding Government Through March 23


The House passed a stop-gap spending bill on Tuesday that will fund the government through March 23.

Poll: 73% of Republicans Believe FBI & DOJ Working to ‘Delegitimize’ Trump

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A new poll suggested that 73% of Republicans believe that that the FBI and the DOJ are working to "delegitimize" President Donald Trump.

Watch: Conservative Media Orgs Detail Suppression by Social Media Giants

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Conservative media organizations will discuss how Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and search engine giants like Google have stifled conservative and alternative viewpoints during a panel discussion Tuesday, February 6, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Report: Senate GOP Leaders Want Mitt Romney to Serve as NRSC Chair

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney weighs in on the Republican presidential race during a speech at the University of Utah, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Salt Lake City. The 2012 GOP presidential nominee has been critical of front-runner Donald Trump on Twitter in recent weeks and has yet to endorse any of the candidates. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
The Senate Republican leadership would like to make Mitt Romney the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).

Indiana Became the Second State to Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid

The expansion of Indiana’s Medicaid model represents Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar’s first major policy decision as secretary. | Chris Kleponis/Getty Images
Indiana announced on Friday that they will impose work requirements for Medicaid after the Trump administration approved their waiver.

Jim Jordan: DOJ & FBI Dressed Up Opposition Research to ‘Spy on an American Citizen’

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Rep. Jim Jordan argued that the FBI and DOJ dressed up opposition research to "spy on an American citizen during a presidential campaign."

Paul Ryan: ‘An American’s Civil Liberties May Have Been Violated’

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 11: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a weekly press conference on Capitol Hill on January 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. Ryan defended the president after Trump weighed in on the controversial program, Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
Speaker Paul Ryan released a statement on Friday in the wake of the FISA memo's public release, arguing that, "an American’s civil liberties may have been violated."

John McCain: FISA Memo Serves no American Interests, Only Putin’s

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 10: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., attends a news conference in the Capitol introducing a bipartisan bill to increase sanctions on Russia for it's role in U.S. computer hacking, January 10, 2017.(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, attacked the release of the FISA memo, arguing that it does not serve the interests of America, "only Putin's."

Maryland Plans to Sue Trump over Tax Reform

TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump signs an executive order as Chief of Staff Reince Priebus looks on in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, January 23, 2017. Trump on Monday signed three orders on withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, freezing the hiring of federal workers and hitting foreign NGOs that help with abortion. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh revealed on Thursday that he plans to sue President Donald Trump over the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Poll: 60 Percent of Viewers Approved of President Trump’s State of the Union Address

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A new poll revealed that 60 percent of Americans who watched the State of the Union approved of President Donald Trump's speech.

UPS, Cigna, Hostess Announce Bonuses, Investments, and Free Snacks Due to Tax Reform

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UPS, Cigna, and Hostess announced massive bonuses and investments on Thursday thanks to the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

UPS, Cigna, Hostess Announce Bonuses, Investments, and Free Snacks Due to Tax Reform

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UPS, Cigna, and Hostess announced massive bonuses and investments on Thursday thanks to the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Chuck Schumer: Devin Nunes ‘Unfit to Serve as Chairman’ of House Intel Committee

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Chuck Schumer called on Speaker Ryan to remove Rep. Nunes as House Intelligence Committee chairman for his decision to release the FISA memo.

Nancy Pelosi Calls on Paul Ryan to Remove Rep. Nunes as House Intel Committee Chair for Releasing the FISA Memo

US Representative from California Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks to the press about the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on March 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Nancy Pelosi urged Paul Ryan to remove Rep. Devin Nunes as House Intel Committee chairman for his decision to release the FISA memo.

Winning: Lowe’s Announces $1,000 Bonuses Due to Tax Reform

Lowe's confirmed on Thursday it plans to give its workers bonuses up to $1,000, along with other worker-related benefits, thanks to tax reform.
Lowe's confirmed on Thursday that it plans to give its workers bonuses of up to $1,000 as a result of tax reform.

RNC Raises Record Off-Year $132.5 Million in 2017

Michigan Republican Party chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, chair for the Republican National Committee nominee for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, attends the electoral college vote at the state capitol building in Lansing, Michigan, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. The Electoral College's 538 members are assembling across the nation with all signs pointing to their affirmation of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president, ending the hopes of some Democrats for an unprecedented rebellion that would overturn the Nov. 8 election results. Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The RNC announced on Wednesday that it has fundraised a record $132.5 million in 2017, the most for any off-year election cycle.

Report: Train Carrying Republican Lawmakers Collides with Truck


An Amtrak train carrying members of Congress and staff to a retreat in West Virginia hit a truck near Charlottesville, Virginia on Wednesday.

CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald Resigns over Financial Conflicts

Brenda Fitzgerald's resignation comes one day after POLITICO reported that she bought shares in tobacco, drug and food companies one month into her job as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. | Branden Camp/AP Photo
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald resigned Wednesday over financial conflicts of interest.

Fact-Check: Yes, the Obamacare Individual Mandate Impacted Mostly Americans Making Less Than $50k Per Year


During Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, President Donald Trump claimed that when repealing the Obamacare individual mandate, “We eliminated an especially cruel tax that fell mostly on Americans making less than $50,000 a year .”

McConnell, Schumer Present Dueling Visions for Trump’s SOTU Address

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, from left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, attend a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, not pictured, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump honored Dole, calling the longtime Kansas lawmaker 'a true American hero.' Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) presented contrasting visions for President Donald Trump's State of the Union address in separate op-eds on Tuesday.

Joe Manchin: Chuck Schumer Didn’t Have the ‘Stomach’ to Continue Shutdown

enate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., explains to reporters how his negotiations with President Donald Trump broke down yesterday as quarreling politicians in Washington eventually failed to keep their government in business, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) argued on NBC’s Meet the Press that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) did not have the “stomach” to continue the “Schumer Shutdown.”

Tom Steyer Refuses to Donate to the Democratic Party After ‘Schumer Shutdown’ Debacle

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Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer said that he refuses to donate to the Democratic Party in the wake of the "Schumer Shutdown" debacle.
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