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Leading Republican Senator Demands To Know If The DEA Lies To Congress

Leading Republican Senator Demands To Know If The DEA Lies To Congress

A top Republican senator has demanded that the Drug Enforcement Administration respond to allegations that agents exaggerated their record of drug seizures “in order to obtain funding from Congress.”Sen. Chuck Grassley, who chairs the powerful committee that oversees the DEA and Department of Justice, raised the issue in a letter sent last week to Chuck Rosenberg, the DEA’s acting administrator, and to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz. It cites a BuzzFeed News report from earlier this month, about a DEA agent stationed in Sao Paulo, Brazil, who asked his girlfriend, Larissa Carvalho, to translate sensitive DEA memos. After she ended the relationship with him, the agent, Scott Nickerson, stalked and harassed Carvalho and her friends and relatives, BuzzFeed News repo
Hundreds Of Angry Residents Take On Republican Congressman Over Health Care

Hundreds Of Angry Residents Take On Republican Congressman Over Health Care

WILLINGBORO, N.J. — Last month, Republican congressman Tom MacArthur became a major power player in health care. On Wednesday, he was rewarded with five hours of heckles, shouts, insults, and a brief song calling for his election defeat during a tense town hall meeting in his New Jersey district.MacArthur faced off against an overwhelmingly angry crowd of 300 people in Willingboro a week after House Republicans passed their Obamacare repeal and replacement bill thanks to his amendment. A further 500 here were stuck waiting in line outside. Many others ignored the line and just came to protest.“I actually voted for him, even though I’m a registered Democrat,” said resident Anne Lyon. “And after I voted for him he has betrayed us.”
How Two “Safe” Republican Seats Turned Into The First Big Tests Of Trump’s Republican Party

How Two “Safe” Republican Seats Turned Into The First Big Tests Of Trump’s Republican Party

WICHITA, Kansas — “Today, the eyes of the whole country are on Kansas.”Take it from Ted Cruz, who was here to rally a crowd gathered in a private airplane hangar here on a windy Monday in an unexpected, last-ditch drive to save one of the safest Republican seats in America from the surge in Democratic activism that has followed Donald Trump’s election to president.The special election in Kansas’ 4th District Tuesday will fill the seat left empty when President Donald Trump appointed former Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA. Cruz had flown out here for an afternoon to help get out the vote for the Republican candidate, state treasurer Ron Estes.“This election, the special election tomorrow, makes a difference not just for Kansas,” Cruz intoned, “but for the whole country
Top Democrats Call For Republican Intelligence Leader To Recuse Himself From Russia Investigation

Top Democrats Call For Republican Intelligence Leader To Recuse Himself From Russia Investigation

Top Democrats in Congress are demanding House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes recuse himself from an investigation into Russian interference in the election and possible ties to Trump aides.The committee’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, called for the recusal on Monday amid revelations that Nunes, a Republican, had met an intelligence source at the White House, raising questions about whether he can be an impartial leader of the investigation. WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer (D-NY) speaks to the media after attending the Senate DemocratÕs weekly polic