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Hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women brings tears to Haaland’s eyes

Rep. Deb Haaland got emotional while questioning a witness at a hearing on missing and murdered indigenous women Thursday. Choking back tears, Haaland asked North Dakota state Rep. Ruth Buffalo about a garment she presented during her testimony that was handmade to represent members of indigenous groups who were missing or murdered.

Socialism through the Republican lens

Republicans have long used the congressional floor to step on socialism and warn against its rise in the United States. Questioning Democrats loyalty has been a decades-long GOP strategy.

Pelosi focuses on HR1 and the anti-Semitism resolution in weekly presser

Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened her weekly press conference on Thursday with comments on HR1 — a sweeping voting rights and ethics overhaul that will get a floor vote on Friday.

Cohen vs. the GOP: the many defenses for Trump

The long and often contentious Michael Cohen hearing on Wednesday did not bring about many revelations.

Watch: Meadows and Tlaib clash over insinuations of racism

Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Mark Meadows sparred over Tlaib's comments in the Cohen hearing Wednesday....
Cohen’s entire opening statement

Watch Cohen's opening remarks to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in the contentious hearing Tuesday....
Wyden: Drugmaker protects Humira exclusivity ‘like Gollum with his ring’

Drug industry executives lined up before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday morning. While some senators warned the seven sitting in front of them to cease pointing fingers, Sen. Ron Wyden was less restrained in his comments.

Quantum computing, deepfakes and machine learning, Oh my!

Connecticut Rep. Jim Himes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee’s Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research Subcommittee, sits down with CQ’s Gopal Ratnam to discuss some of the challenges that U.S. intelligence agencies face from new technologies....
‘Rest in well-deserved Peace,’ Boehner’s full eulogy to John Dingell in 6 minutes

“He was a practitioner of what you might call tough love,” former Speaker John A. Boehner quipped with the crowd of the late Rep. John Dingell at Holy Trinity Church.

John Lewis’ full eulogy to John Dingell in 8 minutes

“Beautiful, sweet Debbie,” Rep. John Lewis began his eulogy to Rep. John Dingell speaking to his widow Rep. Debbie Dingell.

‘He broke every single record’: Upton praises Dingell at funeral

Speaking at Holy Trinity Church on Thursday, Rep. Fred Upton highlighted the late Rep. John Dingell’s accomplishments and sense of humor....
Emmer assists lawmakers in triumph over lobbyists in congressional hockey game

A bipartisan team of lawmakers beat lobbyists 4-3 last night in an annual charity hockey match on Wednesday.

Watch: 18 times Trump mentioned WikiLeaks

Roger Stone, longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, was arrested on Friday and indicted for allegedly lying about communication between the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks and Russia. The question now is, what did the president know?...
Pelosi on State of the Union showdown: ‘I’m glad we can get that off the table’ 

“It is so unimportant in the lives of the American people, especially those who are victims of the shutdown,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a room full of reporters Thursday morning.

‘They’ve become radicalized’: Watch Trump’s response to Pelosi’s SOTU disinvite

At a roundtable on drug pricing on Wednesday, President Donald Trump reacted to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s statement that she would not be submitting a concurrent resolution to commence with a State of the Union on Jan. 29....
Steve King: ‘I want to ask my colleagues, on both sides of the aisle, let’s vote for this resolution’

“I’m putting up a ‘yes’ on the board here because what you say is true, is right and is just,” said Rep. Steve King on the House floor before a vote on a disapproval resolution was passed to condemn White nationalism — a response to racist remarks he made Jan. 10. He took several minutes, however, to dispute the comments, and did not apologize....
Maryland federal worker: ‘We can’t feed our families, we can’t live the American dream’

In a library overflowing with people on Saturday, Maryland residents talked about the impact of the government shutdown on their lives.

Rep. Anthony Brown hosted the town hall to highlight available resources while pushing for support on the Democrat’s position on the border wall....
Criticizing Trump, Pelosi highlights the president’s walkout in weekly press briefing

Pelosi: 'I don't even know if the president wants the wall'

“I think the meeting was a setup so he could walkout,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday, referring to a Wednesday meeting at the White House regarding the continued government shutdown over border wall funding.

Schumer: ‘I don’t think he persuaded a soul with his talk last night’

Democratic leadership and union leaders highlighted furloughed federal workers at a Wednesday press conference to discuss the partial government shutdown.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer also gave their impression of President Trump’s Oval Office address from Tuesday night.

Trump’s border wall address vs. Democrats’ response

President Donald Trump gave a televised primetime address from the Oval Office Tuesday night to discuss what he called a “growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border,” as negotiations on funding the federal government continue to stall over Trump's proposed border wall.