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Entries Categorized as 'National Politics'

Murphy, Himes Sickened By Passage Of Republican Health Care Bill

May 4th, 2017 · 8 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Senator Chris Murphy and Representative Jim Himes issued the following statements after the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act by a vote of 217-213. It now goes on to the Senate for action.

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Why Trump Should Leave Republican Party, Register Unaffiliated

March 28th, 2017 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics

Donald Trump should leave the Republican Party, register unaffiliated and build coalitions with moderate Republicans and like-minded Democrats if he wants to get things done.

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Finger Pointing The Republican Health Care Flop

March 25th, 2017 · 42 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Promising to change Washington and cut wonderful deals for the American people, Donald Trump flunked his first major test. Not easy for a president to be king.

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Questioning FBI Director Comey, Himes Morphs Into Jeff Daniels, ‘Most Honest Three Minutes In Television’

March 20th, 2017 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics

Congressman Jim Himes, a member of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, had a starring role Monday questioning James Comey on a day the FBI director announced an ongoing federal investigation into Donald Trump’s political operatives colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Himes’ latest appearance resembles actor Jeff Daniels’ Will McAvoy role in […]

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House Intelligence Hearing Into Russia–Hurt Clinton, Help Trump–No Evidence To Support Trump Wiretap Claim

March 20th, 2017 · 1 Comment · National Politics, News and Events

The House intelligence committee begins hearings Monday into Russia’s role in cybersecurity breaches at the Democratic National Committee, as well as President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that his predecessor had authorized a wiretap of Trump Tower. FBI Director James Comey and Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, testify.

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Murphy’s Power Point On TrumpCare

March 16th, 2017 · 5 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

In response to last week’s presentation by Speaker Paul D. Ryan, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, uses a PowerPoint presentation to lay out the facts of Trumpcare.

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Did Jeff Sessions Lie To Congress?

March 2nd, 2017 · 56 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Hmmm, U.S. Senator Al Franken, interrogating Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the above video, bears a resemblance to OIB contributor John Marshall Lee. Did Sessions lie about his Russian contacts? Time will tell.

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Himes Addresses Victims Of Trump’s Stockholm Syndrome Presidency

February 23rd, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Is the bar so low for Donald Trump’s presidency that it’s caused a perverted form of Stockholm Syndrome for a majority of Americans? Will just a mundane act be perceived as an astonishing accomplishment? Wednesday night Congressman Jim Himes greeted a passionately friendly crowd in a packed City Council Chambers to address their fears about […]

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