Issa becomes second California Republican not to seek reelection

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Rep. Darrell Issa of California announced Wednesday he will not seek re-election this year, increasing Democrats’ chances of flipping his swing district in November. “Throughout my service, I worked hard and never lost sight of the people our government is supposed to serve,” Issa said in a statement. “Yet More...

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By Associated Press On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Business consultant seeking Libertarian nomination for Congressional race in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A Libertarian Party candidate is running for Congress in New Mexico’s Albuquerque-based district. Business consultant Lloyd Princeton announced Monday that he is seeking the Libertarian More...

By Reuters On Monday, January 8th, 2018

Report: Treasury secretary Mnuchin asks Congress to lift debt ceiling by February 28

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has asked Republican leaders in Congress to lift the federal government’s debt ceiling by Feb. 28, Bloomberg News reported on Monday, citing More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Trump washes his hands of insurgency against GOP incumbents

THURMONT, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’s done campaigning for insurgents challenging incumbent Republican members of Congress. Trump told reporters after meeting GOP House and Senate leaders at More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann mulling bid for Franken’s Senate seat

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One-time Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann says she’s considering running for Al Franken’s former Senate seat. The former Minnesota congresswoman told televangelist More...

By United Press International On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Long-time Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch not seeking eighth term

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Sen. Orrin Hatch on Tuesday announced he won’t seek re-election to an eighth term this year, saying he wishes to spend more time with his family. Hatch, current chairman of the More...

By Associated Press On Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Smith prepared to join Senate, dive into campaign season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is vowing to “hit the ground running” as she joins the U.S. Senate this week while preparing to run in November. Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Smith, More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, December 25th, 2017

Illinois Republican congressmen differ on national concealed carry reciprocity

SPRINGFIELD/WASHINGTON (Illinois News Network) — Members of Illinois’ Republican congressional delegation differ on whether every state in the nation should accept other states’ concealed carry permit More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Green Party’s Jill Stein under investigation for possible Russia collusion, cites NY Post report

WASHINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Senate is reportedly probing former presidential candidate Jill Stein for possible collusion with Russia. The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Monday that More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Libertarian Party: Private-sector sexual misconduct punished while politicians let off easy

WASHINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed/Libertarian National Committee) — Sexual misconduct has long been a problem in both the public and private spheres, but today there is a stark difference between intolerance More...

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