Congress


GOP Leaders: Putin Not Welcome on Capitol Hill

The Republican leaders in Congress are distancing themselves from President Donald Trump’s invitation for Vladimir Putin to visit Washington in the fall, saying the Russian president is not welcome on…

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An Immigration Bill Is Doable Now

A U.S. House of Representatives vote on a “consensus” immigration bill was to take place on Erev Shabbos but, after a two-hour closed-door meeting, Republican leaders delayed it until sometime…

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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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