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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, A Member of the House Budget Committee, Issues Statement on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Score of the Republican Trump Care Act

Jackson Lee: “It is now abundantly clear that the Republican Bill will strip coverage from millions of Americans while rewarding the wealthiest among us huge tax breaks, paid for on the backs of the sick and vulnerable.”

Congressman Al Green Thanks Supporters and Colleagues After Trump Impeachment Statement

Congressman Al Green (TX-9) released the following statement: “I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the many people who have approached me, called and left positive messages with my office, as well as supportive sentiments on social ...

Rep. Bass, Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth Host 100+ Foster Youth For 6th Annual Shadow Day

Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth (CCFY) hosted more than 100 current and former foster youth from across the country as part of the 6th Annual Foster Youth Shadow Day in Washington, D.C. ...

Mayor Turner Breaks 16-Year Logjam as Houston Pension Passes Last Step in Legislative Process

Mayor Sylvester Turner: “Today’s significance is not marked merely by what we have accomplished, but by what we can accomplish now that we have lifted a significant barrier to progress in our city.”

Black Parents Sue Mississippi for ‘Inequitable’ Schools with Help of Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center filed suit in federal court on Tuesday alleging that the poor performance of black students in Mississippi is the direct result of the state’s failure to live up to the terms of readmission to the ...

Black Lives Matter Movement Founders to Receive Sydney Peace Prize for 2017

The Black Lives Matter movement will be awarded this year’s Sydney Peace Prize. The award, which Australia’s Sydney University has offered since 1998, normally goes to an individual peacemaker who promotes human rights and using nonviolence as a means of ...

Caroline Kennedy On JFK: I miss him every day

Had he lived, John F. Kennedy would turn 100 years old on May 29. To commemorate his birth, Kennedy's daughter and grandchildren put together a video message honoring the former President.

Trevor Noah On Processing Tragedy On Late-night

n times when it is easy and understandable to be at a loss for words, late-night television hosts often find themselves searching for the right ones to say.

Landslide Piles Onto California's Infrastructure Woes

It's been a brutal year so far for California's infrastructure.

5 Things for Thursday, May 25: Manchester Attack, Russia, Trump, Montana

Manchester's beloved soccer team, Manchester United, won a league title. It was an emotional, bittersweet victory. Here's what else you need to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.

Paul Ryan: James Comey Is Not a Nut Job

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday he doesn't agree with President Donald Trump that former FBI Director James Comey is a "nut job."

White House Gears Up for Prolonged Russia Fight

Donald Trump and his senior White House aides are preparing for what they expect to be a prolonged and trying fight over whether the President, his campaign or his ring of associates had inappropriate contacts with Russian operatives during the ...

Trump Should Be Scared, Comey Friend Says

A friend of James Comey said Tuesday that if he were President Donald Trump he would be scared of the former FBI director's pending testimony.

Trump Tells Pope Francis: 'I won't forget what you said'

After a highly anticipated meeting, Pope Francis appears to have left his mark on President Donald Trump.

Melania Trump Minds Vatican Protocol in Veil Decision

Melania Trump has dutifully considered every outfit she has worn during her first trip abroad as first lady -- her visit with Pope Francis on Wednesday was no exception.