THE allegations of rampant sexual abuse that have been roiling Capitol Hill in recent days have started ending political careers. On December 5th John Conyers, an 88-year-old Democratic congressman from Michigan, announced, rather optimistically, that he was resigning “to preserve my legacy and good name”. The longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, Mr Conyers has been accused by numerous former female employees of molesting them; one of them had been bought-off with a payment of $27,000 from his office funds. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota (pictured), another Democrat, looked likely to follow him into enforced retirement from the Hill. At the time of writing, the former comedian was expected to announce his resignation at press conference on December 6th, having been accused by eight women of groping them. At least 30 Democratic senators had urged him to go.Other alleged-sleazebag politicians are also facing disgrace. Blake Farenthold, a Republican member of the House from Texas, has been accused by his former...Continue reading (The Economist - United States) More
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Posted on 20 March 2018 | 2:09 pm | Google News
Congress struggles to finalize $1.3T spending bill; another gov't ...
A government shutdown will occur Friday if a deal isn't reached beforehand.
Congress struggles to finalize $1.3 trillion spending bill to keep government open
Posted on 20 March 2018 | 8:38 am | Google News
Health care, other issues unresolved as congressional negotiators try to nail down spending bill
30, Democratic votes will be needed in both chambers to pass the legislation. That empowered Democrats to make demands on a variety of issues while resisting Republican priorities. Overall, the legislation will bestow generous increases on domestic ...
Posted on 19 March 2018 | 9:07 pm | Google News
Congressional negotiators work to finalize massive spending bill ...
Congressional negotiators raced Monday to finalize a $1.3 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, with several thorny issues such as health care and immigration still unresolved ahead of an end-of-week deadline. The “omnibus” spending ...
Posted on 19 March 2018 | 7:33 pm | Google News
Brazoria County Precinct 2 commissioner faces Democrat in November election
"It is going to provide some needed relief to our citizens on the north end, many of who travel to work downtown. This project is Brazoria County-controlled but will largely be paid for by users, not our county operating budgets. That is a good thing ...
Posted on 19 March 2018 | 3:54 pm | Google News
Supreme Court denies GOP request to block new Pa. congressional map
The Supreme Court on Monday refused an emergency appeal by Pennsylvania Republicans to block the implementation of a new court-ordered congressional map, a decision that all but assures that new district lines that make several races more competitive ...
Supreme Court Keeps Pennsylvania Congressional Map in Place
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