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  • White House Issues Veto Threat to Newly Minted Democrat House Majority

    In a statement from the Office of Management and Budget, the administration wrote that they "cannot accept legislation that provides unnecessary funding for wasteful programs while ignoring the Nation’s urgent border security needs.”

  • Democrats In The House Have More Power. What Will They Do With It?

    Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic political strategist Margie Omero about what to expect from Democrats in Congress, and what their plan to deal with President Trump may look like in 2020.
  • Why Aren’t Democratic Governors Pardoning More Prisoners?

    Christmas is often described as the season of mercy, forgiveness, and redemption. For a handful of prisoners each year, that description has even greater meaning. Governors traditionally use the holiday season as a thematic backdrop for pardons, and last month was no different. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder issued one for Lukasz Niec, a legal immigrant who faced deportation by ICE for two misdemeanor convictions when he was a teenager in the early 1990s. Tennessee’s Bill Haslam pardoned seven...

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  • What will Democrats do with House oversight and subpoena powers?

    As the new majority in the House, Democrats wield the House oversight and subpoena powers. Ali Velshi discusses what they will do with it. Weighing in: Toronto Star Washington Bureau Chief, Daniel Dale, and LA Times White House Reporter Eli Stokols
  • Watch Live: Democrats Retake Control of the House

    Democrats will retake control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years as Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will likely become the next Speaker of the House.

  • On health care, Democrats aren’t messing around

    Around the country they're using their new power to move aggressively to expand coverage.
  • Democrats take power in House; impeachment talk flares

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had only been in office for a few hours when a handful of Democrats defied her persistent calls not to begin the new Congress by talking about impeachment.Just after Pelosi was sworn in Thursday, longtime Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman of California and Al Green of Texas introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.That evening, newly elected Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan riled up a supportive crowd by [

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