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Gaetz does damage control, telling GOP colleagues he’s been treated unfairly

Gaetz does damage control, telling GOP colleagues he’s been treated unfairly

Rep. Matt Gaetz, facing a scandal that threatens to end his career, is privately telling his colleagues that he has been treated unfairly while at the same time saying he’s been cooperative with the Justice Department’s investigation as he remains on shaky ground. On Tuesday, Gaetz came to the Capitol for the first time since…MORE

The Supreme Court’s key Second Amendment opinion and what might come next

The Supreme Court’s key Second Amendment opinion and what might come next

America’s latest barrage of mass shootings, including the murder of eight people in Indianapolis Thursday night, has renewed attention on the constitutional contours of firearms regulation and the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller. In that 5-4 milestone authored by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, the high court for the first…MORE

Trump EPA appointee blocked public release of cancer danger, inspector general says

Trump EPA appointee blocked public release of cancer danger, inspector general says

Trump administration political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency repeatedly squashed efforts to warn the public about a cancer-causing gas in their neighborhood, according to a new review. The EPA inspector general said Bill Wehrum, a former attorney for the fossil fuel industry who led the air and radiation office, directed officials who investigated the…MORE

George W. Bush calls for bipartisan immigration action

George W. Bush calls for bipartisan immigration action

Former Republican President George W. Bush is calling for bipartisan action on several immigration measures, calling for a restoration of “the people’s confidence in an immigration system that serves both our values and our interests.” In a Washington Post op-ed published on Friday, Bush strikes a gentler tone on immigration than the one often uttered…MORE

Democratic congressman calls on Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Democratic congressman calls on Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones on Friday said Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer should retire this summer, becoming the first congressional member to publicly call for the 82-year-old justice to step down. “There’s no question that Justice Breyer, for whom I have great respect, should retire at the end of this term,” the New York Democrat…MORE

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