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Iowa Republican ousted in 2018 says he will run to reclaim House seat

Former GOP Rep. David Young (Iowa) said Monday that he is launching a campaign against the Democrat who unseated him during the 2018 midterm elections. "I spent a lot of time with folks around the 3rd District, listening to their priorities and listening to their…
By Amit Shah | Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Illinois Senate moves Gov. Pritzker’s graduated income tax plan forward; measure now goes to the House

Democrats in the Illinois Senate used their supermajority to push forward legislation Wednesday paving the way for a graduated-rate state income tax — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s top legislative priority — but the plan faces an uncertain future in the House. With a 40-19 straight…
By Amit Shah | Thursday, May 2, 2019

Texas Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Texas would become the 25th state in the U.S. to remove the threat of being jailed as a punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana under a bill approved by the state House of Representatives on Monday. The legislation, which would punish people caught with…
By Amit Shah | Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Long-serving Iowa GOP legislator leaves party citing Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The longest serving Republican in the Iowa Legislature announced Tuesday that he’s becoming a Democrat, saying he didn’t want to remain in a party led by President Donald Trump. Rep. Andy McKean said he made his choice after returning to…
By Amit Shah | Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Claire McCaskill: I hope Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knows parts of the US reject the Democratic Party

Outgoing Sen. Claire McCaskill says she's unsure why Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has become so popular among Democrats. But the Missouri Democrat has some advice for the young rising liberal star. In an interview with CNN, McCaskill admitted, "I'm a little confused why she's the…
By Amit Shah | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Rep. Maxine Waters reportedly wants global finance organizations overseen by a subcommittee that looks into terrorism and criminal finance

Rep. Maxine Waters hopes to make changes to the House Financial Services Committee that could have implications for one of President Donald Trump's favorite lenders, Axios reported late Sunday. However, the possible tweaks to the panel that the outlet described may not affect German institution…
By Amit Shah | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Georgia secretary of state tells election officials to count absentee ballots

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden told county election officials Monday to count absentee ballots even if they lack a voter’s date of birth, as long as the voter’s identity can be verified. Crittenden issued the instructions for county election officials as they…
By Amit Shah | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Texas House member wins re-election from a jail cell

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A re-election celebration is underway in Pod 2 of the Montgomery County Jail after inmate number 232573 claimed victory in Texas House District 27. That inmate is known as Rep. Ron Reynolds, D-Missouri City, to the people on the outside. Reynolds was…
By Amit Shah | Thursday, November 8, 2018

Michigan journalist caught saying Republican John James’ victory would ‘suck’: report

A Michigan newspaper scribe reportedly left a voicemail to Republican Senate hopeful John James' campaign saying that if he defeats the longtime Democratic incumbent, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, it would “suck.” "Man, if he beats her … Jesus! F---ing John James. That would suck! I don’t…
By Amit Shah | Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Britain to target online giants with new ‘Digital Services Tax’

“It’s clearly not sustainable, or fair, that digital platform businesses can generate substantial value in the UK without paying tax here in respect of that business,” finance minister Philip Hammond said in his annual budget speech on Monday. The tax will be designed to ensure…
By Amit Shah | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Arizona state troopers withdraw Kyrsten Sinema endorsement after members object

The Arizona State Troopers Association this week withdrew its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema in the heated U.S. Senate race after members said they weren't properly consulted on the matter. The association, which represents Arizona Department of Public Safety employees and retirees, had endorsed…
By Amit Shah | Thursday, October 25, 2018

Kyrsten Sinema overcomes odds, left-wing activism to give Democrats shot at GOP-held Senate seat

In any normal year, and with any normal candidate, Arizona’s Senate race between a Republican former fighter pilot and a Democrat with a history of left-wing activism wouldn’t even be a contest. But this isn’t any year, and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the Democrat, isn’t any…
By Amit Shah | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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