‘Spin the bottle’ and a kegerator: #MeToo movement lawmaker faces new sexual misconduct allegations

California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (pictured) has won national attention for speaking out against sexual harassment, and was one of hundreds of Sacramento women who signed an October letter with the hashtag #WeSaidEnough protesting harassment. | Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo Staffers say California legislator presided over ‘toxic’ office. By CARLA MARINUCCI 02/18/2018 05:13 PM EST SAN FRANCISCO — New misconduct allegations have ...

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Trump attacks everyone but Russia

President Donald Trump railed against the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election Saturday night into Sunday, sending off a stream of tweets attacking the FBI, CNN, the Democratic Party, his own national security adviser, former President Barack Obama and the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. He did not criticize Russia, or voice concern over Vladimir Putin’s ...

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Democrats barrel ahead on Russia with election security report

Wednesday’s report — spearheaded by House Homeland Security ranking Democrat Bennie Thompson (pictured) and Rep. Bob Brady — focuses on what steps the federal government should take. | Getty House Democrats issued their most detailed plea yet Wednesday for action to protect the midterm elections from Russian interference, including asking for over $1 billion in grants to upgrade and secure ...

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Lawmakers give VA secretary a pass on travel scandal

“I believe your intentions to serve and care for our nation’s veterans are clear,” Chairman Phil Roe said in an opening statement. | Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo House Veterans Affairs Committee members largely gave VA Secretary David Shulkin a pass over a scathing inspector general’s report on his visit to Europe last summer after Shulkin promised to repay the VA ...

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De Blasio to hold fundraiser for Paul Ryan challenger

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign manager in his 2013 mayoral race, Bill Hyers, is working for Bryce’s campaign. | Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo By LAURA NAHMIAS 02/17/2018 06:00 PM EST New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is hosting a fundraiser in New York City next month for Randy “IronStache” Bryce, the Wisconsin Democrat running against House Speaker ...

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