2018 Elections

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro waves to supporters after he was declared the winner of the presidential election

Venezuela: Maduro ‘Reelected’ with Record Low Turnout, Rampant Fraud

Venezuela’s dictator Nicolás Maduro declared himself the winner late Sunday of a presidential election widely dismissed as fraudulent, and marred by record low turnout, against a fellow socialist and a televangelist whose campaign signature was handing out free soup.

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Ryan’s Super PAC Funds 11 of 19 Amnesty-Discharge Signers

A Super PAC which works hand-in-glove with House Speaker Paul Ryan is backing 11 of the 19 GOP legislators who have signed the discharge petition for a divisive, risky and unpopular amnesty bill before the midterms. 

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Politico: Amnesty Politics Are Splitting Ryan, McCarthy

Donor pressure for more cheap-labor immigration is splitting the House GOP’s leadership team of House Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, according to an article in Politico. 

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Speaker Ryan Fails to Pass Farm Bill

The House passed the Farm bill that includes work requirements for Food Stamps, working towards Trump’s campaign pledge get Americans off of welfare and back to work.

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Lieutenant Governor’s Race in California Draws Big Bucks

The race for lieutenant governor in California — a position that incumbent Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom once famously said should be eradicated if it wasn’t made more effective — has already seen a combined total of $10 million raised by all seven of the primary candidates who are vying for the post, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Ryan Praises Trump’s Immigration Plan, But Works With Amnesty Group

House Speaker Paul Ryan described President Donald Trump four-part immigration reform as “extremely reasonable,” marking a rhetorical shift as he tries to keep his party’s cheap-labor caucus from alienating GOP voters before the November chances. 

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Four Ways Speaker Ryan Can Block the Discharge Amnesty

House Speaker Paul Ryan has many tools to prevent a discharge petition from reaching the House floor — and even to prevent a clear majority of legislators from passing the planned amnesty. 

CIA nominee Gina Haspel testifies during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Senate Intelligence Panel Approves Gina Haspel as CIA Director

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday voted 10-5 to advance the nomination of Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s pick for Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) director, to the Senate floor in a bipartisan vote celebrated by both leaders of the committee.