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Democrats planning to flood Trump aides with subpoenas for ‘sabotaging’ of Obamacare: report

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With the growing prospect that Democrats may take control of the House — and possibly the Senate following the 2018 midterms —  leaders of the party are already  making plans to open up multiple investigations into the Trump administration.

At the top of their list: ways in which White House officials went around Congress and attempted to “sabotage” the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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According to Politico, Democratic party leaders are quietly setting in motion how they will use the House’s Oversight, Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means committees where they will hold chairmanships should they take majority control of the House.

The report states that, with control of the committees, comes subpoena power and that “Democrats plan to probe what they see as the administration’s ‘sabotage of Obamacare,'” including “slashing of outreach efforts and their promotion of skimpier coverage alternatives.”

According to Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), the senior Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee, “It’s mainly trying to figure out what they’ve been doing to sabotage the ACA, and what can be done [about it].”

Additionally, Democrats want answers about why the Trump administration decided to partially support a lawsuit from Republican attorneys general against Obamacare when the Justice Department is usually tasked with defending federal laws against lawsuits.

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The report goes on to state that Democrats will also be opening up an investigation into the treatment of immigrant children who have been snatched from their families and held in detention centers.

You can read the whole report here.


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GOP lawmakers working behind the scenes with Democrats to curb Trump’s tariff madness

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According to a report from Wall Street Journal, Republican lawmakers are working behind the scenes to rein in Donald Trump's penchant for declaring tariffs willy-nilly depending on how he feels about other countries and their leaders at any given time.

As the president trade war rages on -- impacting manufacturers, farmers and consumers alike -- Republicans looking at the 2020 election are desperate to turn around a U.S. economy that looks headed for a recession.

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Beto O’Rourke doubles down on gun buybacks

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Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Texas Democrat who is running for president in 2020, told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that he believes assault weapons are "instruments of terror" and the government should implement a mandatory buyback policy.

I was asked about @SenToomey saying mandatory buybacks are "awful."

I said the priorities in D.C. are screwed up.

What's awful is a 17 month-old baby shot in the face with an AR-15 in Odessa. What's awful is 22 people killed in a Walmart buying school supplies in El Paso. pic.twitter.com/JAN1xfrQYS

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Trump gets triggered by ‘threats of impeaching’ Kavanaugh ‘over made up stories’ of sexual misconduct

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President Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at Democrats who have called for the impeachment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

After fresh evidence of sexual misconduct came to light over the weekend, several Democratic presidential candidates said that they support the impeachment of Kavanaugh.

By Sunday afternoon, Trump fired back on Twitter, comparing the case to the impeachment proceedings he is facing.

Can’t let Brett Kavanaugh give Radical Left Democrat (Liberal Plus) Opinions based on threats of Impeaching him over made up stories (sound familiar?), false allegations, and lies. This is the game they play. Fake and Corrupt News is working overtime! #ProtectKavanaugh

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