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Centrist Democrats raise concerns over $15 minimum wage push

House Democrats are moving forward with legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, despite concerns from centrist lawmakers about the impact on lower-cost areas. Democratic leaders say they’re close to clinching the 218 votes needed to pass the bill, which…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, June 14, 2019

AOC and Ted Cruz find more common ground, could ‘team up’ on another issue

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, offered again to team up with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., this time to make birth control available as an over-the-counter medication. “Perhaps, in addition to the legislation we are already working on together to ban Members of Congress from becoming lobbyists,…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, June 13, 2019

Jon Stewart berates House Judiciary Committee over treatment of 9/11 first responders

Former late night host and 9/11 first responders advocate Jon Stewart choked up Tuesday while slamming Congress over health care for responders to the September 11 terrorist attacks. “As I sit here today, I can’t help but think, what an incredible metaphor this room is…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Justin Amash gone from House Freedom Caucus after saying Trump’s conduct was ‘impeachable’

Michigan Repubican Rep. Justin Amash announced Monday evening he was leaving the influential conservative House Freedom Caucus, just weeks after he attracted the ire of his colleagues by arguing in Twitter posts that President Trump had committed impeachable offenses, Fox News has learned. Amash, speaking…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Harris stresses background as prosecutor in taking on Trump

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) during a speech Saturday night at an NAACP gathering in South Carolina stressed her work as a prosecutor as a key qualification for challenging President Trump. The 2020 White House hopeful also touted her experience as California’s attorney general and said…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 10, 2019

Dems set to use McConnell’s legislative graveyard against him

House Democrats are hoping to use Sen. Mitch McConnell’s “legislative graveyard” as a messaging tool to topple GOP candidates in 2020. McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate majority leader, is embracing his role as a roadblock to the Democrats’ legislative agenda, casting himself as the “Grim Reaper”…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, June 7, 2019

Biden faces first crisis as front-runner

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s embrace of the Hyde amendment, prohibiting federal funds from being used for abortion, combined with a new plagiarism controversy have created the most challenging week for the Democratic front-runner since he entered the race for the White House earlier this…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, June 6, 2019

Democrats plan Capitol Hill event to put Trump’s mental health under fire

Democrats are planning to host a Capitol Hill event featuring psychiatrists who will warn that President Trump is unfit for office based on his mental health. The event will be led by Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist and editor of The…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Democrats plan Capitol Hill event to put Trump’s mental health under fire

Democrats are planning to host a Capitol Hill event featuring psychiatrists who will warn that President Trump is unfit for office based on his mental health. The event will be led by Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist and editor of The…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Dossier author Christopher Steele will be questioned by US investigators: report

Former British spy Christopher Steele, the author of the anti-Trump dossier of salacious and unverified claims about the president’s ties to Russia, has agreed to be questioned by investigators from the United States, according to a report in Britain. The Times (UK) cited sources close…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 4, 2019

FEDERAL JUDGE REJECTS HOUSE BID TO STOP TRUMP’S BORDER WALL

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday ruled against House Democrats who tried to block the Trump administration from reallocating Defense Department funds for a border wall. U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden said the House of Representatives does not have standing to bring the…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tim Ryan calls for impeachment proceedings against Trump

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) on Sunday called for impeachment proceedings to be initiated against President Trump. “We oversee Article II of the Constitution,” the 2020 White House hopeful said during a CNN town hall. “And when you think that the President has committed crimes –…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 3, 2019

Ted Cruz praises AOC on banning lawmakers from becoming lobbyists: ‘I AGREE’ with her!

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex, seemed as surprised as everyone else when he admitted he agreed with a proposal put forward by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY. The duo found common ground after the New York Democrat called for a ban on lawmakers becoming lobbyists. Ocasio-Cortez got…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, May 31, 2019

Conservatives spark threat of bloody GOP primaries

Senate Republicans are facing a potential intraparty brawl as they fight to hold onto the chamber next year. Republicans are defending 22 seats in 2020, mostly in deep-red states, limiting Democrats’ pickup opportunities and increasing the odds of the GOP keeping the Senate. But nasty…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, May 30, 2019

Christopher Steele won’t cooperate with John Durham review of Russia investigation

Christopher Steele, author of the dossier that played a key role in the Trump-Russia inquiry, will not assist Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of the investigators, according to a new report. A source close to Orbis Business Intelligence, which is Steele’s investigative firm, told Reuters…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, May 29, 2019

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