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‘Russia hysteria’ an affront to American values, US congressman insists

The ongoing demonization of Russia distracts from far more serious issues facing the United States and undermines American values, including the concept of innocent until proven guilty, congressman Thomas Massie has argued. In an op-ed for Real Clear Politics, the Republican lawmaker took aim at “out-of-touch” politicians and journalists who “want us to believe that the Cold War never ended” ...

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Democratic congressman ‘jokingly’ wishes GOP Senate candidate would jump off a bridge

Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, told a gathering that he hoped Donald Trump – the “big orange president” – would tell GOP senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn to jump off a bridge, expressing confidence that she would comply. Speaking at a community prayer breakfast in Memphis hosted by the senate campaign of former Governor Phil Bredesen – a Democrat running ...

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Congressman Nunes looking at ‘legal remedies’ to Twitter ‘shadowbanning’

Congressman Devin Nunes (R-California) is looking into “legal remedies” to stop Twitter from “shadowbanning” certain users and decreasing their visibility on the social media platform. Vice News reported last week that Nunes and some other conservative figures were suddenly not showing up in Twitter search results and were temporarily much harder to find on the platform, prompting accusations of “shadowbanning” ...

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Accused fraudster Browder claims GOP Congressman Rohrabacher 'on Russia's payroll'

Financier Bill Browder, wanted in Russia on tax evasion charges, has accused Republican Senator Dana Rohrabacher of being a Moscow stooge, alleging that he was paid by the Kremlin to lobby for the repeal of the Magnitsky Act. Browder made his bold statement about Rohrabacher, who is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats in the ...

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Congressman warns US heading towards civil war – 31% of Americans agree

The United States is heading towards civil war, Congressman Steve King has warned. His sentiments are mirrored by a troubling new poll which shows that 31% of Americans believe a second civil war is likely in the next five years. The Republican congressman from Iowa made his eyebrow-raising comment in response to a report about protesters occupying an Immigration and ...

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Erdogan aide tells congressman Adam Schiff to ‘shut up’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman has sharply rebuked Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff who bemoaned Turkey’s “descent into autocracy” after Erdogan’s presidential election win. “Erdogan ‘won’ reelection in Turkey this weekend only by decimating the opposition through arrests, violence and squashing freedom of the press. Turkey’s descent into autocracy is another reminder that democracy is under assault worldwide,” Schiff tweeted ...

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‘Will America wake up?’ Republican congressman retweets anti-immigration post from white supremacist

Iowa congressman Steve King has attracted a backlash after apparently endorsing a Twitter post from a prominent British far-right activist. “65% of Italians under the age of 35 now oppose mass immigration. Europe is waking up…” Mark Collett tweeted on Tuesday, citing a recent public opinion poll in the country. Collett came to prominence as the leader of the youth ...

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USDA lab killing ‘hundreds’ of kittens by ‘incineration’ as part of study – congressman

Hundreds of kittens are bred, fed parasite-infected raw meat and then killed by incineration at a US Department of Agriculture lab in Beltsville, Maryland, according to Rep. Mike Bishop (R-Michigan). Bishop sent a letter of concern to US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue about the Maryland lab and called for an investigation into the cruel practices. Bishop’s letter explained that ...

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Assange has ‘physical proof’ Russia didn’t hack DNC – Congressman

Russia did not provide WikiLeaks with Democratic National Committee emails during the 2016 US presidential campaign and Julian Assange has physical evidence to prove it, says a Republican congressman who met with him. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) visited the Ecuadorian embassy in London in August 2017 and met with Assange. He brought up that meeting on Wednesday evening’s episode of ...

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‘Zero real evidence’ Assad behind chemical attack – US congressman

US government officials offered “zero real evidence” that the Syrian government was behind the alleged chemical attack in Douma, relying instead on information circulating online, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) said. In their briefing to Congress, the director of national intelligence and the secretaries of defense and state reference “info circulating online,” Massie tweeted on Thursday, adding that this means they ...

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