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Klukowski: Trump Should Cancel Senate’s August Recess

President Donald Trump should make history by using his constitutional power to recall the Senate (but not the House) in August, canceling the August recess, and force the Senate to stay in session five (or six?) days per week until the Senate confirms a record number of federal judges and fills key positions in his administration to enact his America First agenda.

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Cracks Appear in Support for House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi

After taking another drubbing at the ballot box in the November elections, Democrats in Washington had scheduled a vote to return California Democrat Nancy Pelosi to her Minority Leadership position. But that vote was scrubbed as some Democrats began to voice doubts about her continuing to serve in that role.

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Texas Rep. Hurd: Americans Risked Their Lives for Intel on Clinton’s Server

Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) directly challenged FBI Director James Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, questioning if the Bureau understood the lengths human intelligence assets went to in order to collect information that was simply left unsecured on a server in Clinton’s basement. Hurd also challenged Democratic representatives’ assertions that the hearing was political theater and pointed out that Americans risked their lives to gather the information.

U.S. Rep. Will Hurd

Panetta’s Son Runs for Congress, Opposes TPP

Jimmy Panetta has his sights set on taking back the 20th district congressional seat once held by his father Leon Panetta, who recently served as Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration. The incumbent, Democrat Sam Farr, is retiring.

Jimmy Panetta (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press / Pool)

U.S. House Votes to Make Killing Babies Born Alive During Abortion a Crime

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday that would protect babies born alive during abortion by making it a federal crime to kill the baby after it is born, either by an overt act, or through gross negligence. The bill, entitled the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was introduced by Congressman Trent Franks.

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EXCLUSIVE: Steve King Welcomes Ben Carson to Conservative Opportunity Society, Addresses Planned Parenthood

The Conservative Opportunity Society—founded in 1983 by Newt Gingrich and Vin Weber, among others—is a Republican members-only group that meets for breakfast every Wednesday morning when the U.S. House of Representatives is in session. Each week, Chairman Rep. Steve King (R-IA) brings in different prominent speakers to address the group—this week, GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson will make an appearance.

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Bossie: The John Boehner Problem

Time and time again, John Boehner has failed to provide a vision or use the robust majority in the U.S. House—which conservatives provided him—to advance our policies. Instead, the Speaker has allowed President Obama to set the debate, set the terms, and summarily clean our clocks. Meekly, Boehner drifts along aimlessly and legislates by cliff and crisis, instead of bringing forward an optimistic agenda of bold colors that the American people crave.

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