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House passes bill to curb class-action lawsuits

House passes bill to curb law suits against corporation

The House passed legislation Thursday to put new restrictions on class-action lawsuits.

The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act was approved 220-201. It requires proof that each proposed member of a class-action suit has the same extent of injuries before a federal court can certify it.


Trump's lawyer meets with House investigators

Michale Cohen, attorney

President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, interviewed before the House Intelligence Committee for nearly six hours in a closed-door session on Tuesday.

Cohen, who has previously drawn congressional ire for speaking to reporters about closed-door interviews, emerged tight-lipped from the marathon session.

“Not gonna happen,” a lawyer for Cohen said when asked if the former Trump Organization lawyer would be commenting on his testimony.


Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, A Trump Critic, Will Not Seek Re-Election

Sen Flake wll not seek re-election, slams Trump

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said in an interview with the Arizona Republic on Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in 2018. He said to the paper, "there may not be a place for a Republican like me in the current Republican climate or the current Republican Party."

Without naming President Trump, Flake decried the current coarse tone of American politics in a speech on the Senate floor.


Bob Corker calls Trump an 'utterly untruthful president' in escalating feud

Bob Corker calsss Donald Trump untruthfulTurns out, President Trump's feud with Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker isn't over.

Their war of words escalated on Tuesday as the president insisted the prominent Republican senator "couldn't get elected dog catcher" — and Corker described the president as "utterly untruthful."

Trump attacked Corker over Twitter after the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee defended his previous comment that the White House resembles an adult day care center and criticized his aggressive approach to North Korea.


Senate Intel Interviewed Russians Who Attended Don Jr. Meeting

Ssenate intel comm. interviews Russians who met with Don Jr.Senate intelligence committee investigators have spoken with several Russians who attended a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr., a sign that the matter remains a significant focus for lawmakers looking into potential coordination between Trump associates and Kremlin-linked operatives during the presidential campaign.

Sen. Richard Burr, the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, told CNN that the panel has interviewed some of the Russians who were at that meeting, which Trump Jr. attended after being promised dirt on the Clinton campaign and being informed that the Russian government wanted his father to win the presidency. Paul Manafort, who was then the Trump campaign chairman, along with the President's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, also attended the meeting.



Cummings: Trump aides admitted to lawyers they used private email

Elijah CummingsA top House Democrat says White House lawyers acknowledged this week that “several” Trump administration officials used their private email accounts for government business in violation of federal record-keeping law.

But Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, said the lawyers repeatedly refused to name the officials, and now he’s asking Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina to issue subpoenas for the information.


Key Senate Republican warns GOP to change course on ObamaCare

Lamar Alexander warns GOP about changing course on Obamacare

Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) on Thursday told GOP colleagues bluntly that their efforts to repeal ObamaCare have failed and urged them to change course.

Alexander said Republicans need to come up with a new path on health care after holding dozens of votes over the years to repeal ObamaCare and always ending in failure.


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