Congress


Yes, Trump Has the Power to Investigate

The Constitution vests all executive power in the president. He has the authority to determine what matters will, and will not, be investigated and prosecuted by the U.S. government. This…

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Trump Backs Incumbent Staten Island Congressman

President Donald Trump endorsed a Republican congressman facing a tough primary, but misstated the Staten Island lawmaker’s record on taxes. In a tweet on Wednesday, Mr. Trump said “There is…

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House Passes $717B Pentagon Policy Measure

The House Thursday passed a $717 billion defense policy bill that would give the military a 2.6 percent pay hike, the largest in nine years. The bipartisan 351-66 vote sent…

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The Enhanced Interrogation of Gina Haspel

It’s unfortunate that Congressional hearings provide opportunities for members of Congress to grandstand, a temptation especially enticing to those who have their sights on higher offices. Few support the normative…

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Congressmen Move on Hezbollah Arming

A congressional bill that calls for a full-scale investigation of Hezbollah and the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) with the goal of putting a stop to the arming of…

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Senators Introduce New War Powers Resolution

A new resolution from leaders on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to authorize the use of military force overseas is accelerating a debate that Congress has been reluctant to have,…

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Suspicious Package Mailed to Congresswoman’s Office

New Hampshire police are investigating a suspicious package that was delivered to U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter’s Dover office. Dover police tell WMUR-TV the package was delivered to the Democrat’s office…

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