House panel clears release of Democrats’ rebuttal to GOP memo, forcing showdown with Trump – Washington Post

Washington Post House panel clears release of Democrats' rebuttal to GOP memo, forcing showdown with TrumpWashington PostThe House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously Monday to release a Democratic rebuttal to GOP accusations that the FBI misled a secret surveillance court. President Trump now has five days to decide whether the information will become public. The …Byron(…)

Democrats Have So Many Candidates They Could Go Broke. A New Group Might Have the Fix

The Democrats have an unusual problem in the 2018 midterms: they’re drowning in candidates. An unprecedented surge of competitors running for Congress—many of them women, many of them first-timers—may actually complicate the party’s quest to retake the House. More candidates means more crowded primaries, and crowded primaries means Democratic candidates will spend precious time and(…)

Employees claim reassignments are political retribution. Democrats say they’re at least a waste of money.

Key Democratic lawmakers are calling on the State Department’s watchdog to conduct an “immediate review” of personnel practices after a number of employees told CNN they were unlawfully targeted for political reasons due to their work under the last administration. – RSS Channel – HP Hero

Government shuts down as Democrats and Republicans search for deal on spending bill — and blame each other

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Donald Trump met at the White House Friday afternoon, just hours ahead of the deadline for a government shutdown, but congressional leaders still faced a daunting math problem as to how to keep the government funded. – RSS Channel – HP Hero