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US midterms: for Lorie Burch, “Congress is gridlocked”

Ahead of the midterm elections in the United States, AFPTV meets men and women on both sides of the aisle who are running for office for the first time. In Texas, LGBT rights lawyer Lorie Burch is seeking a congressional seat in the Democrat camp.

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Senators vow to act if Khashoggi killed by Saudis

(17 Oct 2018) Some members of Congress say the U.S. must act against Saudi Arabia if the country’s leaders are responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but they differ on exactly what that action would entail. (Oct. 17)

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Congress intern charged with Senate data leak

(5 Oct 2018) A Houston Democratic congresswoman fired an unpaid intern after he was arrested by the U.S. Capitol police for allegedly posting online the home addresses of Republican senators backing Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. (Oct. 5)

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Chelsea Clinton: Kavanaugh channeling conspiracies

(3 Oct 2018) Chelsea Clinton says she didn’t support Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation from the beginning, but said his opening statement before Congress last week channeled a “conspiracy theory” about her family that cemented her feeling that he is unfit for the country’s highest court. (Oct. 3)

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Trump: Lying to Congress is not acceptable

(2 Oct 2018) As the FBI investigation of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh continues, President Donald Trump drew the line about lying to Congress. “To, to me, that would not be acceptable,” he said. (Oct. 2)

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Ford/Kavanaugh hearings: protesters on both sides rally in DC

Protesters take to the streets in front of the Supreme Court and Congress in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, as she testifies in Congress on her allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh. Nearby, supporters of Judge Kavanaugh call for his confirmation to the Supreme Court.

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Kavanaugh protesters swarm Capitol Hill, Allred “not optimistic”

Hundreds of protesters descend on Capitol Hill to urge swing-vote Republicans to reject Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid fresh allegations of sexual misconduct. Meanwhile longtime defender of women’s rights Gloria Allred speaks at the sentencing hearing for Bill Cosby, who was convicted of sexual assault earlier this year, saying she “is not optimistic” that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will get a fair hearing when she testifies in Congress on the alleged sexual assault committed against her by Kavanaugh.

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Today in History for September 18th

(18 Sep 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act; Anthrax tainted letters sent to NBC and the New York Post. (Sept. 18)

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Today in History for September 18th

(17 Sep 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Congress passes the Fugitive Slave Act; Anthrax tainted letters sent to NBC and the New York Post. (Sept. 18)

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