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Trump continues his revenge tour against pro-DeSantis lawmakers

Donald Trump hasn't forgotten that Rep. Bob Good of Virginia initially backed Ron DeSantis over him.

Brent D. Griffiths   


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Retiring lawmakers are once again complaining that their $174,000 salary is too low

Rep. Ken Buck said voters would "go ballistic" if he'd said this before he retired but that it's "v…

Bryan Metzger   


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Marjorie Taylor Green mocked by fellow lawmaker calling on her to be appointed as 'Putin's Special Envoy'

Marjorie Taylor Greene's Ukraine bill amendments were met with scorn, with one colleague calling fo…

Rebecca Rommen   


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Local senators slam FAA bill provision that would add long-haul flights to a key DC-area airport and benefit lawmakers: 'Ridiculous and dangerous'

On Monday, congressional negotiators put forward a FAA reauthorization that would add long-haul slo…

John L. Dorman   


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The questionable way lawmakers get taxpayers to fund borderline-political ads

Rep. Shri Thanedar has spent at least $45,460 in taxpayer dollars on billboards in the Detroit area…

Bryan Metzger   


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A new AI-powered tool could revolutionize how lawmakers are held accountable for insider trading

PoliWatch collects congressional stock trades, hearing schedules, committee assignments, and more t…

Madison Hall   


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A former GOP lawmaker says it's 'ironic' that he got 'more good work done' when Democrats controlled the House

Former Colorado Rep. Ken Buck pointed to personal successes like passage of the Speak Out Act and h…

John L. Dorman   


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A GOP lawmaker is abruptly leaving Congress, making Mike Johnson's life even harder

Rep. Ken Buck, a Colorado Republican, abruptly announced that he's leaving Congress next week.

Brent D. Griffiths   


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Ted Cruz's leaked donor docs show how money in politics really works

The Ted Cruz documents show that if you've got the money, you can get a lot of face time with a US …

Bryan Metzger   


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Tucker Carlson's interview with Putin captivated some GOP lawmakers

"It was impressive," Rep. Clay Higgins said of Carlson's interview. "Putin is a studied man of reso…

Bryan Metzger   


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The trips Justice Clarence Thomas took with Harlan Crow — that we know of

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has taken several vacations with GOP mega-donor Harlan Crow, …

Erin Snodgrass   


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House Republicans say they 'desperately need a place to smoke cigars'

Rep. Tom Cole recently took over a key panel overseeing government funding. It's had some unintende…

Bryan Metzger   


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Nearly 90% of House Republicans voted to restore a Confederate memorial at Arlington National Cemetery

Last year, the memorial was removed from Arlington Cemetery as part of a push to rethink military i…

John L. Dorman   


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What Mitch McConnell's truce with Trump means

Mitch McConnell praised Trump's "really positive" meeting with Senate Republicans.

Brent D. Griffiths   


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Disney's feud with DeSantis is over and it's donating to Republicans again

Disney resumed political donations to Florida Republican lawmakers after settling its feud with Gov…

Grace Eliza Goodwin   


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One of Russia's allies says it is quitting Putin's rival to NATO, in the latest snub to the Kremlin

Amid fraying Armenia-Russia relations, Armenia's prime minister announced a withdrawal from the CST…

Mia Jankowicz,Sinéad Baker   


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Former Trump official files class-action lawsuit seeking $50 million for lawmakers who say they haven't been paid enough

A group of current and former lawmakers is arguing that their salaries have been suppressed in viol…

Bryan Metzger   


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Biden and Trump's reactions to historic trials couldn't be more different

Joe Biden said he would respect the Delaware jury that found Hunter Biden guilty on three felony co…

Brent D. Griffiths   


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Arizona Republicans are bypassing the state's Democratic governor to get hot-button measures on the ballot just in time for November

Arizona Republicans have placed on the ballot an amendment that would make it much more difficult f…

John L. Dorman   


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Mitt Romney says lawmakers should get paid even more than $174,000 so that lawmakers stop sleeping in their offices

"In this day and age, it makes sense to have people that feel that they can serve, and still be abl…

Bryan Metzger