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The Long Decline of Congressional Oversight

23 minutes ago   |   Foreign Affairs

Congress doesn't pay much attention to foreign policy anymore. Democrats probably won't change that.
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Maine Just Made History With a Better Way to Hold Elections

1 hour ago   |   Slate

Democrat Jared Golden was finally declared the winner of the congressional election in Maine's second district on Thursday, becoming the first person to win a seat in Congress...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Details Sexism, Racism During First Days on Capitol Hill: 'I Was Sent to Spouse Event'

5 hours ago   |   Newsweek

"People keep giving me directions to the spouse and intern events instead of the ones for members of Congress," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.
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The Speaker's Lobby: Foiled

5 hours ago   |   FOX News

11/15/2018 Democrats will control the House in the next congress, but what does that mean for President Trump. Fox's Chad Pergram has more in "The Speaker's Lobby." Fox's Chad...
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People Are Calling Out Republicans for This Photo Comparing Newly-elected House Members

6 hours ago   |   Newsweek

A yearbook-style collection of head shots of the 116th Congress members-elect has seen social media users pointing out the lack of diversity among incoming Republicans.
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Former Obama aide, Andy Kim, unseats Republican incumbent in House race

19 hours ago   |   NBC News

Andy Kim's victory will also mark the first time in over 20 years that a Korean American has been elected to Congress.
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Native American Mashpee tribe turns to Congress in land dispute

21 hours ago   |   Al Jazeera

Trump administration reversed Obama-era decision to recognise the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation in Massachusetts.
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Trump backs major rewrite of sentencing laws

22 hours ago   |   WGN TV   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his support for the first major rewrite of the nation's criminal justice sentencing laws in a generation. “Today I'm...
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Senate and House GOP Pick Congressional Leaders - as Showdown Over Pelosi Simmers

22 hours ago   |   Time

The three leadership elections that took place Wednesday went largely as expected. Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell was reelected Majority Leader of the Senate and New York Sen...
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First photo: See the new Congress' history-making members

1 day ago   |   NBC News

More women were elected this month to the House than ever before.
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Reports: Homeless man, couple made up story for GoFundMe campaign that raised $400,000

Reports indicate all three will face criminal charges of conspiracy and theft by deception related to the GoFundMe campaign. Read more ...

Man shouts 'Heil Hitler' during 'Fiddler on the Roof' show

Man shouts 'Heil Hitler' during 'Fiddler on the Roof' show

An audience member said a man interrupted a performance of "Fiddler on the Roof" in Baltimore with a pro-Nazi and pro-Trump salute. Read more ...

‘Hee Haw' and country music star Roy Clark dead 85

‘Hee Haw' and country music star Roy Clark dead 85

Clark died Thursday of pneumonia complications at his home in Tulsa, OK. Read more ...

Disney World bans man who flashed 'Trump 2020' banner on Splash Mountain

Disney World bans man who flashed 'Trump 2020' banner on Splash Mountain

A man who displayed signs supporting Donald Trump is permanently not permitted at all Walt Disney World properties for violating the rules. Read more ...

Indiana woman pleads not guilty in students' bus stop deaths

Indiana woman pleads not guilty in students' bus stop deaths

A northern Indiana woman has entered a preliminary not guilty plea to charges that she struck and killed three children crossing a highway to board a school bus. Read more ...

Rob Manfred talked with new Mets GM about that ‘boycott' tweet

Rob Manfred talked with new Mets GM about that ‘boycott' tweet

ATLANTA - Rob Manfred won't boycott the Mets' new general manager. The baseball commissioner divulged Thursday, at the conclusion of Major League Baseball's owners meeting... Read more ...

Marcia L. Fudge weighs bid against Nancy Pelosi for House speaker

Marcia L. Fudge weighs bid against Nancy Pelosi for House speaker

Ohio Rep. Marcia L. Fudge said Thursday she was “overwhelmed” by the support colleagues offered after she announced that she was mulling a challenge to Nancy Pelosi to become... Read more ...

Saudi Arabia calls for death penalty in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia calls for death penalty in Khashoggi killing

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia says 11 suspects indicted, prosecutors requesting death penalty for 5 for writer Jamal Khashoggi's killing. Read more ...

Lawsuit filed against Dartmouth over professors' alleged misconduct

Lawsuit filed against Dartmouth over professors' alleged misconduct

A $70 million lawsuit has been filed against Dartmouth College, which allegedly allowed three psychology professors to sexually harass and abuse scores of female graduate... Read more ...

Stapleton wins at CMA Awards, honors California bar shooting victims

Stapleton wins at CMA Awards, honors California bar shooting victims

Chris Stapleton won single and song of the year for his Grammy-winning hit, "Broken Halos." Read more ...