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Syracuse Mayor Challenges Katko to Health Care Debate
Comes after Katko calls mayor ‘failed politician’

Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y.,called the mayor of Syracuse a "failed politician" and is now being challenged to a debate against her. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Trump Says He Hopes Dems Don’t Force Pelosi Out
‘That would be very bad for the Republican Party,’ president tweets

President Donald Trump wants Nancy Pelosi to stay on as House Democratic leader. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that he hopes House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stays as leader of the Democrats.

But the presidential tweet was not well-wishing. Rather, Trump said, “That would be very bad for the Republican Party” if Pelosi were forced out.

Olson Says Clinton-Vince Foster Remarks Were ‘a Step Too Far’
Accused Bill Clinton of threatening Loretta Lynch over Hillary Clinton campaign

Texas Republican Rep. Pete Olson backed away from his inflammatory remarks, but said people are tired of the Clintons living by a “different set of rules” than the rest of America. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Texas Rep. Pete Olsonsaid backed away from his comments about former President Bill Clinton threatening former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, saying they were “a step too far.”

Speaking on a local radio station, the Texas Republican said he suspected the former president threatened Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s life when he me with her just before last year’s election as the Department of Justice was investigating Hillary Clinton’s email arrangement.

Alan Grayson Fundraises off Jon Ossoff
Fundraising site says contributions to be split between Ossoff and former congressman

Then-Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., arrives in the Capitol Visitor Center for a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus in December. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Florida Rep. Alan Grayson may not be in Congress anymore, but he is using the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District to raise money for himself.

The former Democratic congressman is running a campaign to raise money for Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff through the fundraising site ActBlue. 

Ossoff and Handel Blast Ad Tying Democrats to Baseball Shooting
Comes after increased security concerns in Georgia House race to fill Price’s seat

An ad by a conservative outside group ties Democrat Jon Ossoff to the shooting in at the Republicans’ practice last week for the Congressional Baseball Game. (Principled PAC)

Both Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican candidate Karen Handel criticized an ad by a PAC tying Democrats to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and others last week.

The ad by Principled PAC says “the unhinged left is endorsing and applauding shooting Republicans” before saying it won’t stop “if Jon Ossoff wins.”

Report: Trump to Appoint Cindy McCain to Ambassador Position
Comes despite Sen. John McCain’s frequent criticism of the president

Cindy McCain, wife of  Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is reported to be joining the Trump administration. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President Donald Trump is reported to be ready to appoint Republican Sen. John McCain’s wife Cindy McCain to an “ambassador at large” post.

The position will focus on working against human trafficking, refugees and humanitarian aid, the Daily Beast reported.

Schiff, Waters and Lieu Blast Trump at L.A. Pride Event
LGBT rally becomes ‘Resist’ March

Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi, left, and Maxine Waters speak onstage at the LA Pride ResistMarch on Sunday in West Hollywood, Calif., with Rep. Adam Schiff.  (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

California Democratic Reps. Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff and Ted Lieuslammed President Donald Trump on Sunday during Los Angeles’ Pride Resist March.

Waters continued her calls to impeach Trump, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. 

Muslims in Georgia 6th Worry About Baiting by GOP
Ads criticizing Ossoff on terrorism recall infamous Max Cleland ad

An ad from the NRCC shows Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff juxtaposed with an image of an Islamic State militant behind him (Screenshot)

Ads criticizing Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff over terrorism have some Muslims in Georgia’s 6th District concerned they are being used as a rallying point for Republicans.

The National Republican Congressional Committee recently released an ad that says the Islamic State terrorist group is “infiltrating America and using Syrians to do it” and criticizes Democrats for allowing refugees into the United States.

Trump‘s Lawyer: President Never Asked for Loyalty
‘The Office of the President is entitled to expect loyalty’

Former FBI Director James Comey leaves a Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election on June 8, 2017. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

President Donald Trump’s lawyer said the president never asked James Comey for a loyalty pledge at press conference following the former FBI director’s Thursday testimony to the Senate Intelligence committee.

Marc Kasowitz, Trump’s personal lawyer, contradicted Comey’s testimony. 

Gianforte Settles with Journalist He Body-Slammed
Pledged to donate $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists

Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., faces misdemeanor assault charges from his confrontation with a reporter on the eve of his election.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images file photo)

Montana Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte reached an out-of-court settlement with Ben Jacobs, the Guardian journalist whom he assaulted.

Gianforte posted a public apology to Jacobs and pledged to donate $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Reuters reported.