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Karen Handel Wins In Georgia Special Election

Karen Handel Wins In Georgia Special Election

Republican Karen Handel won the special election to replace former Rep. Tom Price Tuesday. Karen earned 51.4 percent of the vote, enough to lead Democrat Jon Ossoff, who came up in second place with 48.6 percent, according to the most recent reports. The Associated Press called the race at 10:13 p.m. Handel earned a lead in the Real Clear Politics polling average. The Republican earned 49 percent of support among registered voters in the average, compared to Ossoff’s 48.8 percent. The average included a poll from Landmark Communications, The Trafalgar Group, Fox 5 Atlanta, and Survey USA. The Georgia special election was the most expensive U.S. congressional race in history. Groups on … Read More

‘Get this done’: Ryan Promises Permanent
Tax Reform this Year

‘Get this done’: Ryan Promises Permanent Tax Reform this Year

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan vowed Tuesday that Congress will approve a broad-based overhaul of the federal tax code this year, laying down a firm deadline for Republicans as he tries to smooth over intraparty differences that have plagued the effort thus far. The White House on Tuesday also endorsed an aggressive timetable. Vice President Mike Pence said Americans can expect the largest tax cut since the Reagan administration by the end of the year. However, Mr. Ryan said the reform package must be permanent, which could force Republicans to obey parliamentary rules that would constrain the size and scope of … Read More

Lawmakers Shaken by Ballpark Shooting Demand Right
to Carry Guns

Lawmakers Shaken by Ballpark Shooting Demand Right to Carry Guns

After Republican members of Congress were targeted by a left-wing zealot in a shooting in the Washington suburbs last week, lawmakers said they felt like sitting ducks and demanded more freedom to defend themselves while in the nation’s capital. The chief target is the city’s restrictive gun laws, including its tight controls on concealed-carry permits, which require someone to show “good reason to fear injury” or another “proper reason,” such as a job that requires carrying large amounts of cash or valuables, before they can receive a permit. One plan that has emerged would let … Read More

Judge Narrows Injunction He Ordered Against Trump
Travel Ban

Judge Narrows Injunction He Ordered Against Trump Travel Ban

U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson has cut back the injunction he issued against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban order, Politico is reporting. Watson’s move comes after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld his injunction, but noted portions that blocked the administration from reviewing vetting procedures were too broad, according to the website. The judge narrowed the injunction clearing the way for the administration to conduct internal reviews of other nation’s vetting procedures for visa applicants while the case is being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court, CNN reported. … Read More

Rep. Gowdy Slams Dems over 'reckless, baseless
allegations' about Russia Probe

Rep. Gowdy Slams Dems over ‘reckless, baseless allegations’ about Russia Probe

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., criticized congressional Democrats Tuesday for making what he called “reckless, baseless allegations” about President Trump’s involvement in Russian activities during the 2016 election campaign. “There are members of both the House and the Senate who [say] ‘I’ve seen evidence that is more than circumstantial, but not direct,'” Gowdy told Fox News. “There is no way it can be more than circumstantial but not direct.” Gowdy, who serves on the House intelligence committee investigating possible connections between Russian officials and members of the Trump campaign, said a member of the panel … Read More

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